Welcome

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. (Please note that my official website can be found at www.ekaterinabotziou.com which includes details about my freelance writing and copywriting services). A long time ago, when I was just a wee nipper with uncontrollable frizzy locks and eyebrows that could have been potential fire hazards, a teacher told me that I should one day endeavour to publish my amateur scribblings.

Ekaterina Botziou

However, as the years went by (and studying Law murdered all my creativity), sheer laziness and half-hearted excuses about my hectic, showbiz-dabbling Greek lifestyle ensued and I never got round to it. My short stories, poems and scripts lay unfinished, next to the spanakopita left-overs.

Eventually, I was hit by Zeus’ lightning bolt of inspiration and awoke from my literary slumber with an all consuming need to share my rants, raves, recipes and general Greek philosophy about life with the world through a blog.

What started out as a hobby has now become a platform for the expression of my literary, philosophical and social goals as well as a portal through which Greeks and non-Greeks can find a whole new plate-smashing world!

So here it is.

Opa!

P.S. If you would like to order an EXCLUSIVE SIGNED copy of any of my books Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing; Theseus & the Mother-in-Law or Seraphina please Contact me. If you enjoy the books, please consider telling your friends or posting a short review on Amazon (both UK and US – click on the right hand menu for links). Word of mouth is an author’s best friend and much appreciated. Thank you!

Links to my voice-over work can be found on the right hand side menu as well as links to my other work. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any media-related collaborations or head to my About Me page to find out more!

Ekaterina

xoxo

P.P.S Just to clear things up people – I have NOT spelt my name wrong. It is Ekaterina, NOT Katerina. (Well in Greek it is technically Αικατερίνη Ekaterini but there is STILL an E! – I was named specifically after my GREEK Grandmother!) I would not respond to someone called Eleni with ‘Dear Leni…’ or to someone called Elefteria with ‘Dear Lefteria…’ and presume that they had misspelt their own name.

It is not a silent E! Comprende???!! Many thanks 🙂 xoxo

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66 Comments

  1. Fuselage
    4th March 2015 / 2:29 am

    Hola,

    Great Blog 🙂 Will most certainly be downloading the book since I’ll be needing all the help I can get to help me better understand some of the ins and outs of my darling new beau. He’s Greek and I’m from Panama so this experience will certainly be an interesting one. Wish me luck!!

    Gisela

    • 4th March 2015 / 10:56 am

      Haha thank you Gisela! Hope you enjoy the book.

  2. 17th October 2014 / 8:33 pm

    Beautiful person, actress, author, and more!! Ekaterina has two wonderful books out that I own and I highly recommend both of them. If you want a good laugh, and a great read, check out Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing
    by Ekaterina Botziou and Theseus & the Mother-In-Law and Other Myths & Legends
    by Ekaterina Botziou.

  3. 26th July 2014 / 8:09 am

    Kalispera Ekaterina, Yes writing this in the evening here, on the Gold Coast of Oz. As you probably gather I’m a Grecophile, travelling there whenever I can rake up the money. As I say in some of my writing – I often wonder if I was Greek in another time. Love your blog – I have one on my website http://www.greekpixandwords.com All the best – Helen Ellis

    • 26th July 2014 / 8:29 am

      Thank you Helen! I have just downloaded one of your books – hope you got my email 🙂 Many thanks for your lovely comment!

  4. 15th July 2014 / 2:36 am

    Hi Ekaterini, I am a Greek Cypriot and live down under. Laughed about your article on keeping a Greek man – God – and sadly most of it is true. So I married an Englishman instead. I can feel an article coming on … I blog, not bog at
    http://www.mezzemoments.blogspot.com

    Marina Marangos

    • 15th July 2014 / 8:55 am

      Kalimera Marina! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and I’m glad you had a good laugh! If you liked that article you might like my book – Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing available from Amazon worldwide. Your blog looks great and I love the title! Hope to stay in touch 🙂

  5. 20th June 2014 / 3:26 pm

    Wonderful pictures. Glad I found your blog today!

    • 20th June 2014 / 3:29 pm

      Thank you so much! I’ve just had a quick peek at yours and it looks brilliant! I’m on goodreads too 🙂 Great to connect with you.

  6. 14th June 2014 / 3:22 am

    Beautiful blog. I really liked your post on your dad

    • 14th June 2014 / 5:09 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂

  7. 3rd June 2014 / 6:15 am

    Love the photo peek into you world. Thank you

    • 3rd June 2014 / 6:39 am

      Thank you!

    • 18th May 2014 / 12:00 am

      Thank you 🙂

  8. 4th May 2014 / 2:18 am

    Found your lovely blog via my dear friend Margaret Rose Stringer!

    • 4th May 2014 / 3:15 am

      Ah many thanks Victoria! Looking forward to having a read of yours too 🙂

  9. 3rd May 2014 / 8:29 am

    Ekaterina, what a special blog you have! Fascinating and your photos really bring your story to life!

    • 3rd May 2014 / 8:48 am

      Thank you so much Barbara! I look forward to reading yours too 🙂

  10. 27th April 2014 / 9:57 pm

    I have nominated you for the ‘Seed of Light Award’. Please accept this as my appreciation of your creativity and inspiration you’ve continued to be. Thank you! Regards,

    • 28th April 2014 / 8:09 am

      Thank you so much David! 🙂

      • 28th April 2014 / 10:14 am

        You are most welcome!

  11. 30th March 2014 / 10:01 am

    🙂 many thanks for your kind words!

  12. David Jackson
    30th March 2014 / 9:50 am

    Great to see someone so beautiful and full of life, who is lucky enough to be pargt of the endearing Greek culture graced the wonderful establishment of UCL!

  13. 12th March 2014 / 2:42 pm

    where does one get a Fartacus shirt? I’ll take several, please.

  14. 20th February 2014 / 12:41 pm

    Amazing Blog,Keep going,Regards

    • 20th February 2014 / 1:04 pm

      Thank you!

  15. katinavaselopulos
    30th January 2014 / 4:01 am

    Beautiful Blog and photographs! Interesting, exciting, inviting and welcoming, like Greek hospitality! Looking forward to spending more time and learning more about you, my sweet new friend, Ekaterina.

    Wishing you all the best in your journey! Very happy sailing along with you!

    • 30th January 2014 / 9:31 am

      Thank you Katina for you lovely words 🙂

  16. Cressida
    21st January 2014 / 2:07 pm

    Can’t recommend Ekaterins s book highly enough. Received it this morning and read it through. Suddenly everything became clear ! It’s brilliant !

    • 21st January 2014 / 2:08 pm

      So glad you liked it! Many thanks 🙂

  17. 12th January 2014 / 2:24 am

    Γεια σου Αικατερίνη, I have recently started following Kouzounas Kitchen which I am really loving, and and she recommended your blog, I can see why. Great blog I will look forward to enjoying your posts throughout the year.

    • 12th January 2014 / 10:28 am

      σας ευχαριστώ! Kouzounas kitchen is a fantastic blog and I’m so glad you like mine too 🙂 Will definitely check yours out! All the best for 2014!

  18. 5th January 2014 / 3:09 pm

    thanks for dropping by! love your photos =]

    • 5th January 2014 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks to you too! 🙂

  19. 1st January 2014 / 3:03 pm

    Hi Ekaterina

    Thank you for reading my blog post for the “Hot Cute Girly Geek” blog. Your book looks interesting, so I’ve put it on to my Wish List to buy.

    Best wishes for a Happy New Year.

    • 1st January 2014 / 4:00 pm

      Thank you! Happy new year!

  20. 18th October 2013 / 1:15 pm

    Great pictures and the stories they tell. Looking forward to learning more! ευχαριστώ!

    • 18th October 2013 / 2:34 pm

      παρακαλώ! Glad you like them 🙂

      • 18th October 2013 / 3:22 pm

        We have an adopted daughter with parents from Greece We promised them we would take her over to Greece when she is old enough. In the meantime they spoil us with love and great Greek baked goodies. Yum!

        • 18th October 2013 / 3:33 pm

          Wonderful! That’s a lovely story 🙂

  21. 10th October 2013 / 11:22 pm

    Hi Ekaterina,

    My name is Mike Shizas and I shared your list of “Fifty ways to make a Greek man happy.” on my FB page The Amerikanaki – Greek American Humor. Your list received many likes and responses. You should check out my page when you get a chance. Tha kanies laugh poli!

    • 11th October 2013 / 6:07 am

      Wow Mike thanks so much! I also run a FB page called The Greek Wives Club and I’ve just written a book that has been published today – would be amazing if you could share that on your page! Efharistou poli!!

  22. 18th August 2013 / 8:38 pm

    Love the photos, your creativity has certainly come back 🙂

    • 18th August 2013 / 8:39 pm

      Haha thanks June 🙂

  23. 18th August 2013 / 1:24 am

    Wonderful post…I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

    • 18th August 2013 / 7:56 am

      Will do many thanks!

  24. 15th July 2013 / 2:14 am

    beautiful photos! you have a great website!

  25. 11th July 2013 / 9:13 am

    wow !! wonderful memories that you have captured by your camera 🙂

  26. 28th June 2013 / 9:12 am

    What a great website! You are obviously multi-talented.

    • 28th June 2013 / 9:17 am

      Many thanks for your kind words June 🙂

  27. 12th June 2013 / 7:17 pm

    Lovely pictures here! You’ve got your own gallery, and very impressive too.

  28. 10th May 2013 / 1:22 pm

    Lovely. I like the way the words appear at the bottom of each picture. very nice touch.
    Jennifer

  29. 6th April 2013 / 4:01 am

    Ekaterina – What a creative, fresh and down-home blog 🙂 I simply enjoyed it to the hilt – Viva La Greek!

    • 6th April 2013 / 10:12 am

      Opa!

  30. 4th April 2013 / 9:05 am

    Wonderful pictures.
    I love your website, Katerina!!
    Thanks for sharing
    Helen

    • 5th April 2013 / 8:15 am

      Thanks for all the lovely comments! 🙂

  31. 7th February 2013 / 4:56 pm

    Amazing pictues! Thank you for showing me your journey through these photos. I feel I got to know about you just by browsing them.
    Welcome to my site….hope you stay a while. 😉

  32. 6th February 2013 / 6:05 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog and following! Great introduction to you 🙂

  33. 30th December 2012 / 12:34 am

    I love how pictures say so much and at the same time leave you desiring to know more. 😉 It’s good to meet you! 🙂

  34. 13th December 2012 / 12:14 pm

    wonderful pictures dear! and thank you for being on my blog! its great to meet you here!