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My stuffed granny

Please have a look at this lovely animation from Effie Pappas. She studied Theatre and Fine Arts (TEI of Athens) and after that went to England to continue studying there at the National Film & Television School. The animation has won many awards and shows a small Greek family trying to survive in an economic crises. This is the story: Little Sofía loves her grumpy granny: even though granny is always hungry and eats what little food they can buy. Her pension is the only thing keeping Sofia, her granny and her father alive. But what to do when granny can’t help them anymore?

“My Stuffed Granny” is a short stop-motion animated film directed by Effie Pappa. She lives and works in London. Apart from animations Effie also makes short films, music videos, theatrical shows, educational videos and commercials.

Have a nice weekend everybody!

The weather has cleared up. The wind is still strong but the sun is shining.
This is what I thought when I (Daphne) saw this video: Maybe the next time volunteers are cleaning the town beach (me too) they can throw in a dance like this when they have finished cleaning it?

Faros cakeWith so many vasilopita parties popping up that we may find ourselves facing an obesity crisis on Skopelos, the island palliative care charity Faros announces that it will be cutting its cake at the Ntokos bar/cafe on the paralia at 6pm on Sunday 7 February. Supporters of both Faros and Camphill Skopelos who own roller-skates should be able to visit both celebrations by caroming along the paralia, and might lose some weight in the process.

The wind, the wind

1454656839186Last night’s ferocious winds at least achieved something no humans have achieved so far: getting our two competing animal care charities just that little bit closer. True, it does look as though the Stray Care kiosk is a few sheets to the wind, but maybe a couple of glasses of stiff hooch would get the occasional inhabitants of these sentry boxes a little closer too.

View from the Camphill site at Alikias, with Dasia and Skiathos in the distance

View from the Camphill site at Alikias, with Dasia and Skiathos in the distance

The board and supporters of the Camphill Skopelos project will be cutting their very first New Year’s vasilopita cake at the Blue Sea cafe at the far end of Skopelos paralia at 6.30pm on Sunday. The project is about to launch its bilingual English/Greek website, with news of the project’s progress, and is planning a further fundraising event at the Skopelos Spa hotel on the evening of Tsiknopempti, ‘Burnt Thursday’, on 3 March. Watch this space for more details.

Skop Needs UA reminder that the Skopelos Needs U campaign is still accepting donations to aid those affected by the worst of the 21 September floods and storm. Donations are welcome until the cut-off date of Monday 8 February. The campaign has so far raised just short of €21,000. Ten thousand of that was donated to individuals and families in a brief ceremony at the municipal cafe in early December. All remaining funds will be distributed among ‘entrepreneurs’ and businesses damaged by the storm, again at the municipal cafe next Friday, 12 February.

Molos poster 1Molos restaurant on the Skopelos paralia has two special guests from Athens augmenting members of its splendid regular live music ensemble on Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes. Musician/singer Kostas Doumouliakas and singer Ioulia Karapataki are travelling especially to Skopelos to perform. Molos regularly fills up for its music events, so reservations are advised (24240 22551; 6948 007111).

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