Hydra Meetup 2009

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Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by jarkko » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:50 pm

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I have posted an invitation to the next unofficial Hydra Meetup - go to http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/backtohydra.html

The meetup will take place on June 12-14, 2009 (weekend). Please note that this will not be any official gathering, just a meetup for people who want to spend some time on the beautiful island with like-minded Cohenites. This will mean that we do not have any pre-scheduled program nor registration. We will give some advice about the connections from Athens/Piraeus to Hydra and some addresses for booking your accommodation, but all arrangements are up to the travellers themselves!

Photos from the 2007 meetup: http://www.cohen.1g.fi/kuvat/hydra2007/
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by lizzytysh » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:43 am

What a beautiful photo, Jarkko. If I knew how to make it my screensaver, I would. It's exactly where my mind needs to be at this very moment... with a Mythos in my hand ;-) :) .

Economy and personal finances willing, I'll be there.

Thanks for posting this photo... even for as long as I look at it, I get a respite.



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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by ariadne » Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:12 am

lizzytysh wrote:What a beautiful photo, Jarkko. If I knew how to make it my screensaver, I would. It's exactly where my mind needs to be at this very moment... with a Mythos in my hand ;-) :) .

Economy and personal finances willing, I'll be there.

Thanks for posting this photo... even for as long as I look at it, I get a respite.



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Well screensavers by their very nature tend to have animation in them, but you could save the pic and turn it into the wallpaper for your computer if you want and that may be what you meant?

Right click on the pic,and then left click 'save image as', then save the pic to your computer- somewhere easy to find it later, saving it to the 'my pics' folder makes it easier later.

Close all your programme windows down/firefox/internet explorer etc. down so you are back to your basic pc desktop.

Right click on an empty space on the desktop and then left click properties.

When that has opened, left click on the second tab which says desktop.

Then click browse, it should go straight to the 'my pics' folder automatically or you can go to where you have saved the pic.

Click on the pic and then click save. That will make the pic your desktop pic, then you should be able to stretch it/centre it as you wish, the options for that are on the right side of the properties desktop tab.

That's all valid for Windows XP though, if you're on Vista you're on your own. :shock: :lol:
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by Paula » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:06 pm

I am a definite maybe. I would love to return to this beautiful island with the Cohenites.
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by Hillyard » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:23 pm

I have no idea how these forums work but we're there next June because we'd booked a fortnight and then found this Meetup thing was bang in the middle - excellent.
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Post by Laura » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:10 pm

Hillyard-why did you make a reservation so much time ahead?! I know I'd like to come; but I don't have the faintest idea what my life will be next year!
No problem about finding the other cohenites, I'd say; if this meet up will be anything like the one from 2007 (which I hope), there will always be someone waiting in the Roloi bar (which is in the harbour, you can't miss it).
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by liverpoolken » Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:55 am

Laura wrote:but I don't have the faintest idea what my life will be next year!
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Think positive.
A lot can happen in 10 months.
You may have found the man of your dreams by next June.
If you do meet him then you can bring him along too and introduce him to everybody.

See ya there:-))

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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by Laura » Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:05 am

Siiiiiighhh!!!!! Ken, I know you're nice, but that's cruel! Yeah, ok, damn it, I'm always the one who's coming alone at these meetings. I know it already, you don't have to rub it in.
You know, I was trying the "positive thinking" approach between Hydra 2007 and Hydra 2008 too... And also between 1999 and 2007 (because that's about how long I've been around here). I try it every day! And the end of every damned day comes and I find myself facing the dark still alone. Sigh again. Aaargh, Ken...
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by greggie » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:30 pm

Hello. I spent a week on Hydra in the spring of 1997 and I would love to return, especially in the company of some like-minded people.
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by Cis » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:44 pm

Hello, it seems to be good oportunity for trip, to see nice place and meet new people. But - how closed community meets here?
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by Laura » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:35 am

What do you mean by "close"? Anyone who likes Cohen, and a beautiful and peaceful island (don't expect too much of the noisy kind of fun) is welcomed.
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Post by Suemerlyn » Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:44 am

Oh wow, that photo of my beloved island, wow, Jarkko. Wonderful to see that harbour from on high, and sorry to be so tardy in responding to this, haven't checked this section of the site for a while. It touched my heart, cos it is very similar to the view I had from my little terrace when I lived on the island in a great little house up high at the top of the Tria Pigadia Rd (3 wells) in the early nineties.

Haven't been back for a while and really wanna come next June. Can't think of a better way to return than to be with a bunch of Cohenites, yessss.
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by Cis » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:02 pm

Thanks Laura, i ment that core of this forum look like "old friends" and i understand that you know personally. And I wasn't sure how much the Hydra Meetup is open to novices :-) Otherwise it's good idea..
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by jarkko » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:21 pm

Hey, Cis - I believe it could not be any easier - just join any of our meetups - and you're in. We all have once been first-timers!
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by hydriot » Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:48 am

Cis wrote: And I wasn't sure how much the Hydra Meetup is open to novices
Cis, remember: strangers are just friends you haven't met yet.
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