We hope readers will join us in sending a get-well-soon message to long-time Skopelos resident Reg Hill, whose wife Lesley informs us is in Volos hospital recovering from a broken femur after an altercation with a tree last week. Reg was attempting some tree-surgery when he slipped and fell (we will spare you the grisly details, although the words “bugger” and “silly” were used during a telephone conversation to ascertain this information, and not by us). He is expected to be in traction for at least a month, in Ward 508 on Floor 5 of the hospital, and visiting hours are lax, so if you know Reg and are in Volos, he would welcome a visit. Skopelosnews hopes to visit Volos shortly, so we will try to swing by with a bunch of grapes and a crate of Mackeson, although as Reg doesn’t drink the Mackeson will be for us. We wish him the seafarer’s blessing of fair winds and following seas – and as few trees with attitude as possible.