Simon Says & Wishes

with “The Road Less Travelled”

A fantastic Seasonal video clip from the Maestro @Simon Kidston
With my favorite Greek wisdom added 👍🇬🇷

It’s the 12th month of the odd year 2021 Stupid! Plus my story about the Barcode business

As of this week we have entered the last month of the odd Year 2021 Stupid! Hence I feel the need to make some comments about the past and the New Year 2022 dawning on us all on this threatened Blue Planet As for example: A famous slogan is made and

On the second subject, my story about the Barcode business, it’s a personal account of my 25+ years into this exciting field and the famiglia which was built there of, both in the domestic as well as the Italian and International fields.

First a quick review (from a personal standpoint) of the odd Year 2021.

Το γυρνάω στα Ελληνικά (όπου έντονα και υπογραμμισμένα είναι τα κύρια συμπτώματα μου), [foreign readers can use the translation feature]. Οι κοντινοί μου φίλοι και οικογένεια γνωρίζουν ότι έχω διαγνωστεί εδώ και περίπου 4 χρόνια με την Νόσο του Πάρκινσον [Parkinsons Disease] Η δίκη μου περίπτωση δεν παρουσιάζει Τρόμο (=τρέμουλο) αλλά σχεδόν όλες τις άλλες παθήσεις όπως περιγράφονται στην ιστοσελίδα της Ανάπλασης.

Η Νόσος Parkinson είναι μια χρόνια εκφυλιστική νόσος του Κεντρικού μας Νευρολογικού Συστήματος-ΚΝΣ. Κάθε χρόνο 1 στα 500 άτομα είναι ασθενείς με Νόσο Parkinson. H νόσος επηρεάζει πιο πολύ άνδρες από γυναίκες και η συμπτωματολογία της ξεκινά συνήθως σε ηλικία μεγαλύτερη των 50 ετών.

Η νόσος χαρακτηρίζεται από την απώλεια των ντοπαμινεργικών νευρώνων της μέλαινας ουσίας του εγκεφάλου. Αυτό έχει ως αποτέλεσμα την μείωση της ντοπαμίνης στον εγκέφαλο, ενός νευροδιαβιβαστή που σχετίζεται με τη ρύθμιση της κίνησης του σώματος.

Η νόσος χαρακτηρίζεται από 3 βασικά συμπτώματα:

  • Δυσκαμψίαa
  • Βραδυκινησία
  • Τρόμος ηρεμίας
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The end of the year 2017

As the Year 2017 is coming to its glorious end with Christmas and New Year Eve celebrations fast approaching, it’s fun to share some highlights of our year and offer our Season’s Greetings to our family & friends. 🎄🍾🎁🥗❤️

Aside from good times, the highlight being the wedding 👰 🎩  of our son Dimitris to his beautiful bride Eirini,

this year had some nasty medical issues in store for us; for me suffering from a degenerating meniscus on the left knee and for my beloved, having an accidental fall in late August in Kea island, resulting to a broken hip bone. We are still recuperating from these ailments 😉

Enjoy our album😀😎

All the best wishes for our friends and family 😍


Closing the year 2016

Visitors and followers of my personal Blog may wonder as to why I have not been posting more often during this year. A fair question which has a simple answer. Because I have been busy posting on my other purpose oriented presence. Namely the Friends of Kea Society-SFK [in Greek] to which I serve as President, the Classic Car Center of Greece-3cg to which I am a co-founder and the subject which consumed most of my time and effort during this year, about the organization of  a three day commemorative event in Kea Island, Cyclades, Greece during the weekend  of Friday 30th September to  Sunday 2nd October 2016, celebrating the 100 Years from the Sinking’s of S/S BURDIGALA & HMHS BRITANNIC”, for which I describe my role as Chief Inspiration Officer.

To boot, all of the above activities plus few more, were supported by heavy and almost daily promotional and content posting, primarily in Facebook as for example [SFK, 3cg , 100 Years Kea Shipwrecks, Faneromeni, Classic-Car, KEA, Car Friends Close Group, WOLO, etc.].

So it has been a very busy year and rewarding too. Instead of rambling on, I think is best to include few videos about some of these activities.

I. About the 100 Years Kea Shipwrecks

II. About the Friends of Kea Society

III. About the Classic Cars

Hence, My Best wishes for the New Year 2017 to all my friends, relatives, supporters and followers!


Holiday Wishes 2014/2015 🎄

The end of the year is fast closing upon us all. For many it is a time of reflection as to how the old year had rolled, or for others perhaps more meaningful reflections and/or vows would involve the new coming year 2015. Either/or, it is certainly a period to spend happy and warm time with family, friends and beloved ones.

So here are my personalized wishes for all the family, friends, beloved ones and readers who may stumble upon these pages!

Dodge lovers or not, I love the model (like my dad had during the family GE days); I suspect that not many can say NO to a truck load of presents? 🙂

Another period picture, the delivery man bringing the presents home!

At the close of the year I also celebrate the creation of our new Garage+ space. See here

Being a pre-war Ford Model A owner, I could not resist yet another truckload of X-mas presents, could you? 🙂

Since it is now early December, many folks are rushing to select their Christmas trees; not many though with their Fiat 500’s in a blizzard, but… 😉

Have a great Holiday period everybody!


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