Sunday, 12 August 2007

GRECIAN 2007

Tomorrow, after what has been, if not the year from Hell then at least the year from Purgatory, we (as Cliff sang) are all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week or four...

And - thanks to David for fixing and paying for everything - (hopefully) no more worries either...

Those worries - which I am leaving behind, snuggled up for warmth to my overdraft and credit-card bills - include a total absence of work in the rest of the year; looming examinations/explorations for my Psoriatic Arthritis (with rheumatologists and dermatologists); steroid injections in both wrists for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; and an angiogram to find out precisely what is going on in my heart (following an abnormal result from the recent echocardiogram); all of which is, I think, more than enough to be going on with...

Anyway, my aim while we're away ("away" being Emporios on the Greek island of Kalymnos, via Athens, staying - once again - at 'Artistico' with the Glinatsi family) is to try and get some rest and relaxation in the hope of recovering from some of the traumas, trials and tribulations of the past twelve months and to get myself into a rather better frame of mind and body to face the aforementioned ordeals awaiting me on my return.

I am also hoping to do a bit of what (in my case) is laughingly known as "creative writing" - including a children's novel that I have been trying to write, on and off, for the past year.

All of which means that daily blogs will be a little different for the next month... All will be revealed, in due course!

I hope you'll still drop by from time to time; but, please, just remember that our Internet connection will be dial-up and not always accessible, so blog arrivals may be a little erratic and it may take longer than usual for any comments to get published.

So, for now, I'll say Καλὸ ταξείδι! (Kaló taxídi), which is Greek for Bon Voyage!




Image: © Brian Sibley & David Weeks, 2007

4 comments:

Boll Weavil said...

Have a great trip with hopefully better health on your return !

Eudora said...

Then, may Gods give you a very good summer holiday. Perhaps Asclepius, in order to ear the Musai, help you to have a good time for write and for what ever you want or need...

Bye.

Suzanne said...

Well, I hope you have a lovely time, Brian. Beautiful weather, glorious food, fantastic photo opportunities, R&R. Have fun, both of you!
And if you do publish your book, come and do a signing session in Brussels!!!

Laurie Mann said...

Good luck and I hope you rest plenty while on vacation.

(Yeah, I'm having that same kind of year myself, and a few days away was really helpful.)