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It was Easter recently and along with Easter comes all of the tradition and ritual that you would expect from a displaced Greek family.  We have always celebrated Easter in a major way, and as children attended Church more often than the priests around this time of year.  I have stopped the church attendance part but everything else is present and accounted for.

So a traditional Easter will include the following: Read the rest of this entry »

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So it’s the same every year, we start to talk about Christmas and all of the things that need to be done in advance.  We were going to be 19 for Christmas lunch this year, and as a result, I had to rearrange the house. Furniture had to be taken apart and then put back together again.  Chairs had to be procured.  Crockery and cutlery had to be sourced, and some items of furniture had to be relocated.  Everything that had to be relocated ended up in my room, which made moving around in the dark an exciting and sometimes painful experience.  Read the rest of this entry »

It’s true, I admit it, towards the end of 2014 I fell off the writing wagon.  It’s not that I didn’t have anything to write about, it’s just that I stopped having the (or rather – making the) time to write.  I know you aren’t all out there waiting with bated breath, but I feel like I let myself down.  Still though that was last year.  This year will be different, I can feel it. Read the rest of this entry »

I mentioned in my last post that I enjoy a busy weekend, and I thought I would share one from August with you. Another friend, R, had a BBQ and we had the same angst about the weather. Once again, the weather held out and even though we weren’t as warm as 3 weeks ago, we were still able to enjoy the outdoors and (most importantly) the meat. The highlight of this BBQ was 10 hour cooked pulled pork shoulder. If I figure out how to attach a video, I will – this pork shoulder was moist, tender, delicious and devoured ravenously by myself and R’s other guests. (Just managed to link it, for the video click where it says cooked pulled pork shoulder.  Not suitable for vegetarians) Read the rest of this entry »

 

On this, the occasion of my 100th post, I thought I would tell you about last weekend which was a weekend of firsts for me.  I flew back from Athens on the Friday, with my sister and her two daughters.  Could I just say that although I love them both unreservedly and they were fantastically well-behaved, travelling with children is extraordinarily stressful.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Let’s be honest, Marilyin was uniquely able to pull this off.

As summer is here, I find that I am trying to find more ways of being scantily clad and yet still decent.  Clothes just seem too close to my body, too warm, too clothey, just too much.  I do not own any floaty dresses for several reasons, the main one being that a floaty dress is quite simply a way of appearing naked at intervals during the day.

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Saturday was my birthday, I turned 44.  I like to make a big deal about my birthday, I always try to make it a fun occasion, and in my family we do birthdays big, so there are always plenty of people around to make the day special.  Read the rest of this entry »

This past weekend, my best friend N had a BBQ.  He planned it meticulously – it was a rather large scale undertaking – giving everyone two months lead time and making sure everyone was available to come.  In the weeks building up to the day, the weather looked like it was cooperating.  We have become used to balmy days, long summer evenings out in beer gardens etc.  In fact in England, if you get two warm, dry days in a row, you declare it summer and act accordingly.  (In some parts of the country, two warm, dry hours are enough for summer to be declared.  Two days would be referred to as the Great Drought of 2014. It’s all about perspective.) Read the rest of this entry »

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It occurred to me when I looked in my larder this morning that the contents could be describing what I am looking for in a partner.

Then I realised that I have received a lot more satisfaction from that particular cupboard than I could ever reasonably expect from a partner.

Won’t join e-harmony just yet then.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!!

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 My parents are in town at the moment.  They arrived ten days ago, to spend a traditional Greek Easter in London.  Everyone else beats a hasty retreat back to the motherland, but my parents arrive in time for Holy Week every year.  I suppose it is what they are used to, and all their children live here, but if I’m honest, I don’t see the attraction.  Read the rest of this entry »

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