At the beginning of this month, September, I holidayed in Greece. I revisited places I already thought I knew well, yet this time was able to see them in a different light. I stayed in two towers. The first, the Tower Suite at the Villa Andreas, Rhodes Old Town, afforded me a a sea-captain's eye … Continue reading A Place Apart
20:05 03-09-2017 Tholos restaurant, Symi, Greece. Waiting for good friends to join me for dinner. A glass of wine and the evening traffic keep me entertained. I've written about this restaurant before. Here and there, and elsewhere, my favourite, anywhere.
04-09-2017. Nimborio, Symi, Greece. A new day starts with sunrise over Turkey. Photograph taken from the Jasmine room, Emporio Hotel
In appreciation of the sea word.
International Women's Day recorded in two diaries - the first, when I was teaching English in Symi, Greece; the second, when I was teaching English in Rhodes, Greece. Tuesday 8 March 1994 - I start the day on painkillers, lack of sleep has left me with a blinding headache and work to do means there's … Continue reading 8 March 1994/ 8 March 1995
...well, back at least. Recently, I returned from a trip to England which left me feeling deeply unsettled. Realizing that this is nothing new for me, I found the following entry in my diary for January 7-8 1994. I wake up at 4 a.m. and can't get back to sleep. What is bothering me? Why … Continue reading Back and Forth: Unsettled Then
of December 1993. Taken from my diary when I was teaching English on the island of Symi, Greece. Can't write well, was up to 4 a.m. thanks to a party and am forgetting how a good night's sleep feels. I'm stale and my throat is sore. The school owner is visiting from Rhodes, so I … Continue reading On the Third Day…