Sunday, October 31, 2010

Quiz: Where am I ???

Are you in the mood for a game?
I'll be away for a few days.
My girls don't have school so we're going for short vacations to a beautiful city!

It has an iron giant, a gorgious place for playing and pieces of Greece, Egypt and other countries all in the same building!!!
Did I help you? Can you guess my destination?
Play with me and leave a comment with your answer!
A special present is waiting for you!!!
And you have the whole week to participate!!!
Good luck!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Reading and hoping...

In the two last months I had the opportunity to read two wonderful books.

The first one is called " The bride was wearing black clothes " and its author is Sofi Theodoridou.

The story is about a young girl who has lost her family during the Minor Asia catastrophe and arrived in Greece as a refugee. We can watch her life through the years, which was difficult and hard as a woman and mother.
She had challenged her fate when she wore a black wedding dress...

The second one is " The island ".

The author is Victoria Hislop.
She's an English woman who travelled to Greece and wrote a book which is selling like crazy all over the world! It's a best seller and it has won awards in England. Its story is about Spinalonga, an island next to Crete, for people who were suffering from leprosy . You can see through it the sadness and disaster of the sick families, the life at the island and finally how the cure infuenced people's life.
At this moment greek tv channel " Mega" has made it the most succesful television series and we're happy to watch such a wonderful work. Imagine that the author rejected Hollywood for a greek channel!!!

Reading them you can feel the sence of hope and love. You can see that even if you're desperate or depressed at the moment something good is coming soon.

*You can read more about the books and their authors if you click on their names. Under them you can find their official sites.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Άγιος Δημήτριος = Saint Dimitrios

Today my precious hubby celebrates his name day!
We won't have a party like the previous years because of our loss but I made a cake for him.
Let me treat you a piece...

I bought him - as a present- warm gloves and a scarf ,
the most useful present for this country;)

I wish you happiness and health sweety!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

In memory of Tereza.

I'm getting through a very difficult and sad period! No, no it's not my new home...Living in Belgium was a wonderful surprise for me! I like everything here...It's a horrible fact that I couldn't even speak or write for that...But I decided that today I must take it out of me! After all it happened a month ago...

I was ready to celebrate my birthday and wedding aniversarry. I had invited some friends and had written down the menu for the food and chocolate cake that I was going to cook. Suddenly a phonecall from Greece changed everything and most of all put us in deep sadness.The voice was from my mom. "Your mother-in-law has passed away" she said to us. It was one of the most difficult nights of my life with my husband! He was so, so shocked and I was too. SHE was his mom and SHE was my second mom ! We spent the hole night trying to find a way to go to Greece as soon as possible and finally next noon we flied towards our home.
I don't want to describe you the following days in Greece. You can understand what these days meant to us and how they affected us.
My mother in low, Tereza , was 83 years old and lived happily with her husband for 60 years. SHE had three sons, three daughters in low and five grand children. SHE was the most kind and generous woman I know. "Giving" was her moto of life. And she was giving us everything: love, help, presents. SHE taught me how to crochet and embroider. SHE was helping everybody who needed help, even people she hardly knew.

I enjoyed the moments when we were drinking coffee together, when we were crochet, when we were going to the country to pick up wild herbs.

I'll love and remember her for ever.
Her pure sole will be my guide.
Her love for me will warm my heart.