Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas month!

It's 1st of December today!!!
In exactly 25 days we'll have Christmas!
As you have already seen, I've decorated my blog and I've almost finished the decoration of my house!
Here are some pictures...

The weather is getting colder day by day and the snow has covered everything.
I didn't leave my home yesterday, not even for the bakery near my house! I prefered my hot home! So after a lot of blogging I cooked some "choux".
I succeeded to make them like the recipe and they became delicious!
I'm going to make a profiterol with them later today!
They'll be a perfect dessert for my Norway+Greek lunch dish!!!Thanks to Anette and Xanthi I made a great combination: mashed
broccoli and cauliflower,from Norway and salmon with vegetables in the oven, from Greece!
And small cheese pies from...me!!!
We all loved it!!!

I decided to comment...on your comments, so I started that from my previous post and I'll continu
e to do so! If you want come back to see my answers to your ideas, questions etc...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dedicated to my Greek friends.....

This post is dedicated to my Greek friends who have 25 degrees and still visiting the sea for swimming...

This is what the weather was like on Friday night...

(yes, it's snowing...)

...and this is the picture on Saturday morning!!!
At this moment we have -2 degrees and the cold is...huge!!!

Have a nice week!!!
Mine will be......a snowy one!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

To blog or not to blog!

Three days ago, I recieved an invitation from my friend Vita .
It's about the five things I like and dislike about blogging. It was an opportunity for me to share my feelings and thoughts with my readers and friends.

When I first started blogging, my friends and family told me that internet hides many bad people and their secrets, that my life would be an open book to everybody. I was a bit afraid about that but I continued to make a blog.
That's how " Marina's life and family " was born...

LOVE about blogging:
1) During these years I've met so beautiful people that I couldn't imagine, people from foreign countries and from my own country too! It's amazing that some times we're in the internet area at the same time!
2) I've recieved love, presents and strength when I had difficulties from people I hardly knew and now name them as "my friends".
3) I enjoy their company when I'm reading their posts and learn what they do, cook or creat.
4) They give me many ideas about making things.
5) I'm really happy when I check my comments and see that I've many of them. I love having people at my "home".

HATE about blogging:
1) Time is never enough for a woman, especially if she's a blogger too! And I need a lot of time to visit others, to write comments, to make a post...
2) My English aren't perfect so I need help to make a post which means more time.
3) I'm very angry when after finishing my housework, helping children with their homework e.t.c. find our TWO pcs occupied.
4) I find rude the way some people comment blogs using inappropriate words and unfair critisicm.
5) My blog misses "the salt and the pepper" and that's something I have to fix to make it better.

If you liked this game don't hesitate to play it! You're all invited!
I give personal invitations to Aya, Stalie, Anette, Rena and Denise!

My hot cup of coffee is ready, outside is snowing and I'm so bored to do housecleaning today but...I have to!!!

So good day everybody and take care!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A present from Rena!

Rena from Greece had her birthday.
Not her real one but her blog's birthday!
That's why she treated us a sweet present. It took her many hours to make it and for this reason it's valuable to us!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Handmade by...me!

I love making things with my hands, to change them in something special or create something beautiful with cheap materials.

Thanks to my new sewing machine... I made a curtain for my kitchen windows.
I had made the lace a long time ago.It seems that it was the time to use it.
I bought some white fabric and...
...voi la...

One metre of the fabric was surplus, so I made another curtain in order to cover the shoe selves.

I changed a simple jacket
this pretty one!
I can wear it in official events now.

A few days ago I bought a nice ring which was looking for...a company!
So I made a neckless with black flowers and a gold chain!
I have worked really hard, don't you think?
So it's time to enjoy a piece of the tart I cooked a few minutes ago, with everything I had in the fridge!

Ups!!! My family almost ate it!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

An award for hard working moms!

Today Rena gave me an award!

It's for the woman who is a mother, a housewife, a worker... and is fighting day by day to keep her family united and well!
Thank you my friend!

Now I'm going to give it to:


You all deserve it girls!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

And the winner is...

Hello everybody!
Today is the DAY!
And I don't mean the Greek elections but the lottery which will decide the winner of the quiz "Where am I?"
Every friend that answered to the question participated in my lottery.
I decided that I would choose three friends to win!
I did the shopping for your small presents and my family selected the winners!

The ANSWER is...

and the most of you have found it!!!

And now....


Maria from Austria.
You've won a scarf full of Paris!


Antigoni from Greece!
You've won a pink scarf!


Vita from Greece.
You've won coasters for your cups!

Finally I want to thank my hubby for making the wonderful video of our vacations in Paris and ofcourse all of you for your participation!