Σιγά-Σιγά

Starting from Monday I will be doing as much nothing as possible while staying on the Cycladic island of Naxos with my lovely daughter and her family.

The trip will start with 4 hours of sitting there on the train on the way to Brighton (Hove, actually) followed by more sitting on the plane to Athens and (this is the best bit) the ferry from Piraeus.

I have fond memories of the last time I did this, in July 1968. At that time there was a hit pop song called Σιγά-Σιγά by a French singer, Ricardo Credi , backed by ‘Vangelis Papathanassiou and his Orchestra’.  Yes, THAT Vangelis.  I mention this here because  ‘Σιγά-Σιγά’ is a Greek phrase meaning something very similar to ‘slow down’, ‘take it easy’ or ‘what’s the rush’, and is a very good motto for this blog.  It’s pronounced, more or less, ‘cigar cigar’.

While doing Σιγά-Σιγά on Naxos it is very likely that I won’t blog at all.  I will just sit there  on this beach, accumulating points.  Or I might do some snorkelling.

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~ by fightswithivy on May 22, 2010.

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