Holby City could be coming to Symi, kind of
28% and rising as of last night, £5,670 with only 17 days to go.
OK, it’s Friday today so ‘666’ day. If anyone pledges £66.60 today, or increases an existing pledge to £66.60, or £166.60, or £266.60 and so on, I will send you a copy of my new book before it officially comes out next year. Or save one for you here and sign it when you come to collect it, if you’re coming to Symi next summer. (And if you are not planning to come to Symi next summer, then we want to know why.) And, if you want, I will also write you into the book, give you a mention along the way.
The new book is based on a year in the life of the island, or a year of my life living on Symi. It was suggested to me by friends one wine night last year, I am being aided and abetted in the project by Neil, who is supplying photos and Allan who is editing it; though we are leaving in some of my classic typos just for fun. It is based on the blog; a year long diary based on blog posts. I’ve mentioned it before. So, when you get to read this entry in the book you can think to yourself: ‘Oh, I read that on August 23rd last year. How odd.’ I’ve still not got a title for it yet though, I am still waiting for that particular muse to flutter down and land.
Meanwhile: In the wonderful world of film-making; 1066 have an announcement:
We promised you news this week of further principle cast members and we are delighted to announce the first of them.
Many of you will recognise Rebecca Grant as the actress who played series regular Daisha Anderson in 97 episodes of the Bafta award-winning BBC1 medical drama Holby City from 2008-2010. She has also been Shaheen in the second series of Prisoners’ Wives, Dr Stamford in an episode of Emmerdale last year, and Dita in the BBC adaptation of Trollope’s The Way We Live Now (2001). She has been in several other television series and films and has appeared in London West End productions such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Bombay Dreams.
She received an award for ‘Best Actress in a lead role’ at the International Filmmakers Festival for World Cinema in an Independent Movie called Kristina. She has just finished playing the lead in Chakara a film by Laidback Films starring opposite Ben Richards, Kasia Nossier and Rez Kempton. She also happens to be a cousin of The Queen. Rebecca’s showreel is here.
And just so you know that I am still living on Symi I’ve put in a couple of local shots today as well, so you can see that we are still basking in warm sun.