Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 wishes for the NEW YEAR



May 2010 will be the year
which we will fulfill our dreams!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!


Christmas lights are dressed gaily
at the streets,


...at the houses,
...at my house!



Our tree is full of presents like every year,


...the Christmas sweets are ready to be given to our friends and family.


Oups!!!


That was Santa but I missed him!!!
I'm sure he'll come for us at the proper time!

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We wish you a Merry Christmas,

we wish you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year...!


Friday, July 17, 2009

One year anniversary on my name-day!

A year has already passed since I created this blog, this small window to the world, to all my foreign friends. A year full of happy and sad moments or events. That's the way life goes.

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Things are better for me now. I was opperated at my thyroid a month ago and I'm in the middle of my treatment. I got a job at the local post office. That helped me a lot psychologically. I do something I always wanted: work with people around me!

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At this point I want to THANK YOU for being my friends.
THANK YOU for your support, wishes and presents Ayamlin, Denise, Tamara, Maria-kiwi, Anette, Maria-Austria, Jenny!!! You all have a place in my heart. My special thanks to my sister who helped me a lot in many ways.





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As for my name-day...
I want to make a wish: I wish for health to all the people!!!
I know it's a common wish but It's the first time I trully mean it!


Monday, May 25, 2009

It's a difficult period...

May is a difficult month for my family since my oldest daughter joined high school.
You see, she has her annual examination and the hole family is in stress for this reason!


To be honest that's not the only reason I'm upset this year.
I'm having some health problems and I'm going to be operated soon.
I hope and wish everything will go well and -with God's help- I'll be well again!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's day!

I wish all mothers get the love
and
happiness they deserve!


Especially for my mother:


Thanks mom for making me the person I am!

I do love you despite everything!

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To my girls:


I hope I'll always be there for you!
I love you more than anything in the world!
Thanks for your presents!


I'm happy with the idea that you care about me!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: Greek Easter

Christ has arised-Χριστός Ανέστη!

Τhis is what we Greeks call Easter:

the girls make a beautiful bouquet of daisies and poppies
to decorate the festive board properly...

we spike a lamb...
we srike red eggs...

we prepare a festive board and we dance...
video

and eat to a surfeit!
We had a wonderful time this year!
I wish you were here to celebrate with us !


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Monday, April 13, 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: Easter sweets!

It's a tradition for my family to make our own sweets for Easter. When I was child I was looking forward to these days to come in order to make with my mom and sister a dough for "tsoureki".- Tsoureki is a kind of sweet bread that my family makes at Easter.- I was waiting until the dough was ready and then my mom split it in many pieces. One of them was mine and another one was for my sister. Years came by and now I'm the mom who seperates and splits the dough. After so many years of making the "tsoureki" I still find magic the way that the dough rises and double its size!

These two little dough children are Lazarus,
one for every child that lives in the house.


We also make buns in several shapes.

This year my youngest won our family's prize for the nicest bun! She made a special flower-bun!

Our work doesn't stop when the oven is turned off. I prepare four baskets with the sweets for the grandmothers and my girls' godmothers who come home to bring to their godchildren a candle and a present(usually shoes).

HAPPY EASTER EVERYBODY!!!

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWER: Camomile, a wild flower.

Spring brings many flowers in my yard, wild or not. One of them that I really like is camomile.


As soon as the blossoms are open and rich, I collect them and put them in a pan down the hot sun in order to dry them. Then I put them in a plastic vase.


They're ready to be a hot brew for next Winter.

Or a compress for my tired eyes...

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: Sea and Sky..

That icon always relax me and make me feel romanticly!
Enjoy it...



Monday, March 16, 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: My everyday schedule. (Part Two)

Everybody is waiting for noon to come in order to finish his/her job and go home to relax. But not me!!! Noon means reading and a lot of driving!Let's start from where I left you last week...
At 1.30pm my youngest daughter returns home from school. I set the table for her and me. Then she starts reading and writing. I set the table for second time for my oldest daughter at 2.00 o'clock and for third time at 4.00pm as soon as my hubby comes home from work. During that time I help my girls with their homework and drive them to their activities.
These are English, French and German lessons,
volleyball and drawing lessons. We finish everything at about nine o'clock and after my girls have their dinner they go to bed, at 10.15 my youngest and at about 11.00 pm my oldest. She insisted on going to bed at that time this year because she feels that she is a grown up girl now and don't need to sleep early like "chickens"!
"My time" usually starts at 10.00pm, when I sit down in my couch and rest. I watch my favorite series Greek and American eating a chocolate sweet from my beloved candy store. I like to watch "Lost", "Desperate housewives" and "Grey's anatomy".
I'm sure you all know them cause they're famous.
My day finishes at midnight when my eyes close from drowsiness.
Sweet dreams everybody....

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Monday, March 9, 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: My everyday schedule. (Part One)

Who likes the sound of the clock when it rings every morning before the sun rises?
I definitely don't!!! But what can I do?
At 7.00am my hubby leaves for his job. He's very lucky because he needs only ten minutes to get there! Then we, the girls, get ready for the schools.
At 8 o'clock I drive them to their schools: first my youngest and my nieces to the
primary school and then my oldest daughter to the high school. From that moment and for the next six hours I'm alone and try to do everything, from housecleaning to pay bills.
At 8.15 I'm at the supermarket and buy whatI need for lunch etc. or at the fishing market if I'm going to cook fish.
At 8.45 I buy hot bread from the bakery and sometimes fresh donuts. They make them mmm...yummy! Now I'm ready to cook! As long as the food is cooked I do everything in the house: ironing, dusting, smooth the sheets on the beds, etc.Fortunately I don't have to do external works everyday.
TodayI had to go to the post office which is room-mated with the City Hall.
Sometimes - mainly when I have cooked food from the previous day - I skip all these and go to my friend Poly's house for a hot coffee, gossip and company! Or we go to a coffee shop and drink there our coffee, seeing the view of the sea. We, housewives, have our strokes of fortune!
At 1.15 my youngest finishes school and at 2.00 my oldest one finishes too!

What happens later will be the issue of "My world Tuesday" next week! And believe me, my friends, it doesn't look like what happens in your countries when children are back from their schools! If I excited your curiosity read my post next week!

No, we aren't an forlorn island!
You don't see a lot of people in these photos because I took them on Sunday afternoon when most of the people relax after their lunch or just...sleep!


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