A wedding, a jam session, and almost a green card

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 No Comments
Categorized Under: Day to day

I was just about to update this page yesterday when the power went off. It’s getting a bit random now, one day parts of the village, the next day Yialos and then… well who knows. So I’m taking this opportunity to get a few photos up of the wedding that took place on Sunday. Konstantinos and Kleanthi – congratulations and all the best for the future.

Symi

The wedding was a spectacular affair. It seemed that half of Symi was at Panormitis when the couple arrived. There were candles and flares in lines up the steps to the church, fireworks over the bay and three musicians to lead the couple into the ceremony. Afterwards the reception was held at the Opera House Hotel where there must have been something in the region of 500 to 600 people seated and catered for. There was, of course, music and dancing once the cake was cut and much celebration. Everything was perfect from the invitations in the form of diary pages to the ‘thank you for honouring us’ message on the tables. The decorations, the table settings, everything was charming and the bride, of course, looked beautiful.

SYmi

Neil has a wedding to photograph this coming Saturday at the church of Stavros in Horio. Let’s hope the weather is as kind then as it was on Sunday.

Symi

Because of yesterday’s power cut, (which was actually only for a short while, for us at least, we were lucky) I nipped out to get away from work for a while and, as you do on Symi, ended up playing music and jamming until one in the morning. Had a great time but slept in too late today. I did manage to get down to the harbour though and start the chase which should eventually lead to my residency permit, green card or whatever colour it turns out to be… and saw the man I needed to see heading in the other direction on his motorbike. He must have known I was coming. So I’ll try again tomorrow.

Symi

It’s all birthdays and parties at the moment, there is another birthday ‘do’ tonight but this one is an early start so hopefully an early night as we still have work tomorrow, (if there is power) and a trip to the police station for my card, (if someone is available and has power) and the second Greek practise session of the week, (if I can get the work done, the card sorted and the power is on – will take a torch in case).

Symi

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