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I got a new computer thingy!  Hurray!  Time for my first blog post on it…

This summer, around the time of my birthday, I was in Athens.  I had emailed R, D’s boyfriend (and my unofficial tech support guy) to ask him for advice about buying a mini laptop.  I know these things have a proper technical name like notebook, or netbook or whatever, but I use the words that I know, and this here is a mini laptop. Read the rest of this entry »


After losing my bank card at the airport on the way to Athens, I wondered if the trip back would be less stressful.  Certainly, travelling alone would suggest that it could be, but then again, I had been alone on the way there and had gotten cheesed off with a billboard, so perhaps I need a travelling companion to keep me calm.  Lucky I do all that yoga to keep me zen… Read the rest of this entry »

As the end of my holiday approached, I began to gear up for my return to London.  Awaiting me at home was the prospect of another move.  After a brief panic where we were told that there may be a general strike on the day of my flight, but which they were not able to confirm or deny until the day before my flight which made moving forward impossible, we started the adventure of leaving Greece. Read the rest of this entry »

After the case of the missing case (pun inadvertent, but I’ll take it), it was with trepidation that I went to collect D from Athens airport two days later. We were flying to the island the next morning, and she couldn’t afford to wait 24hrs for her case. It occurred to me that the 8 or so suitcases still on the carousel when I was waiting for mine could be a backlog. Also, D would not be as zen (ahem) as I was about being on holiday without any of her clothing. I got to the airport as her flight landed and then proceeded to wait for an hour. The doors opened and closed and people from her flight poured out. I saw her standing nervously by the carousel, she kept turning round to gesture to me that her case wasn’t coming. I admit to feeling a knot of tension until finally, thank goodness, her case came out. We went home and slept only to get up early and go back to the airport to catch our flight to the island. Read the rest of this entry »

Every holiday starts with a plan. My plan was to spend just over three weeks away in Greece: the motherland. I was to spend a few days in Athens, then go to the island for 10 days, then back to Athens for my cousin’s wedding and some catching up with family and friends. It was a good plan, a solid plan, a plan I could work with. Read the rest of this entry »

I am leaving Athens tomorrow, after a week spent reminding myself of all the good things that this city has to offer. For me primarily, it is an abundance of good friends and family whom I do not see regularly enough. However this week, it has also been the weather. When I was packing, I asked my mum what the weather was like. Read the rest of this entry »

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