Thursday 17 August 2006


This is Nikola Glinatsi, a huge fan of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, with the gift we brought him from Middle-earth via London: a personally inscribed photograph of Sir Ian McKellan as Gandalf. The look of delight says it all and the Glinatsi family are now ready to offer Kalymnian hospitality to Sir Ian any time he cares to stop by Artistico, their unique taverna at the heart of Emporios.

And this is Nikola’s father, George, who prides himself - it is one of his famous lines - on speaking “Oxford English”. Despite the fact that the temperature is 32 degrees, George sportingly sports the University scarf that we bought for him at his alma mater!


Anonymous said...

Lucky Nikola! I bet that portrait gets pride of place.

George, you look very swank in that scarf.

Hope you're having a ball!

Brian Sibley said...

Sir Ian now stands centre-stage on the bar at Artistico for all to admire and applaud!

George is (sensibly) keeping the scarf for winter days to come...

Ivars Smidrovski said...

Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold!
your family Happy Holidays and a great and prosperous new year!