The Symi Dream sign is down, but the cinema continues
So, I am sitting here slowly drowning in framed prints, boxes of books, and cards and also the washing as I brought it in out of any potential rain last night and have not put it out again. The cat is asleep on his current favourite chair in the corner and there’s a man upstairs making loud noises.
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Neil is emptying his shop today (Wednesday), leaving only a few things in there for now like his desk that we will need to carry home together. He’s made several journeys today already, raising eyebrows and questions from the fishermen having their after work drinks in the square. Word is starting to filter around that the photographer has closed, though he should be working freelance when things get sorted out.
What this means at home is that the upstairs moussandra-come-store area is going to be turned over to Neil for his office. I have mine down here with the piano and dining table, books and desk, and he will be up in the royal box which, in our house, is like a second bedroom. We can talk to each other quite easily while working as there’s a sliding glass partition, and we are going to try and avoid emailing each other notes, or using Skype for things like ‘your turn to make the coffee’ and also hoping to avoid that thing people do when they send each other comments on Facebook like, ‘good morning’ when they are in the same house.
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Meanwhile, the front room, my office, is filling up with the things from the shop and Ian is upstairs putting up shelves and doing useful things. We’ve also identified a faulty water pump today so he's going to have to change that soon too, and the Symi Dream sign has been taken down and is now over there against the wall. (All serious offers for it are welcome, but remember it’s Christmas soon and we need lots of money, so only very serious offers please.)
And on a slightly less personal and far more interesting note: I am informed by the Freedom In Art, Symi Cinema Organisation… No, making that up, I am informed by Symi Cinema and Arts (SCA)… made that up as well, I am informed by Peter who’s organising the free cinema showings at Mandeo Brasserie on Sunday evenings through the year, that there’s a schedule for the next few weeks and a new time for curtain up. The films will now be shown at 7.30 pm, and the next four films are to be:
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November 2nd – The Shipping News (that’ll be useful for anyone planning a trip to Rhodes) November 9th – Big Trouble In Little China (those of us who shop at the Chinese clothes shop in Rhodes will know about this) November 16th – A Beautiful Mind (clearly not about me) – November 23rd – American Hustle (can't think of a suitable quip). All great films (not ‘movies’), all worth watching if you’re free and on Symi on a Sunday, usually with Greek or other subtitles, and there should be a poster around sometime to help remind you.
Right then, things have started to get noisier around here (and the air a little blue) so I am off to the other end of the house to create something spectacularly uninteresting for lunch before dozing off in front of an episode of ‘A touch of frost’ (I am usually awake for act one and the denouement but I have no idea what goes on in the middle of these things) and then we’re heading out to meet Miss DJ later this afternoon. We shall probably return home with more clutter from the shop.