New Year Reading Challenge

Every year I set myself a reading challenge and every year I fail! I usually set myself a target number on Goodreads but last year I didn’t finish half the books on my list, so this year I am planning to change all that. I tend to read a lot of…

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Do you believe in Santa?

I just wanted to write a quick blogmas post today to address the topic of the big guy in red. No I’m not talking about Papou in his festive pyjamas, I’m talking about SANTA CLAUS! I had a magical childhood and Christmas is at the forefront of my most magical memories. Each December…

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Turning Passion into Pounds with Stylist Magazine

As part of Stylist Magazine’s on-going campaign to #ReclaimYourLunchBreak, today I spent a lovely afternoon mingling with the crème of blogging society and learning how to turn my passion for writing and blogging into a successful business. The event was hosted by fellow Greek mum/award-winning film director/blogger extraordinaire Vicki Psarias from…

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Relax with Adult Colouring

Before you ask, NO, ‘Adult Colouring’ (with a ‘u‘!!!) does not involve a pencil outline of Kate Winslet lying on a chaise longue and some flesh-coloured crayons. There is nothing X-rated about the latest trend in relaxation techniques. In fact the most erotic aspect (if you are that way inclined) is…

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Greece Stands Tall

I don’t usually comment on anything to do with politics on my blog and absolutely do not profess to know all the ins and outs, but some of you have asked me what my thoughts are on the Greek economic crisis and so I have decided to address the situation…

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Can you be a top model AND a serious actor?

Cara Delevingne is literally everywhere these days. And I mean EVERYWHERE. On the catwalk, in magazines, TV adverts, music and now, the silver screen. In 2012 the ubiquitous model had a small part in Anna Karenina as Princess Sorokina, the marriage interest of Count Vronsky. This year she is set to…

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Summer Kindle Reading List

So you’ve waxed your legs (or chest), treated yourself to a manicure, dolled out the euros/dollars/etc, and packed the suitcase. Now all that remains is the most important task of all: Downloading a whole new set of books onto your kindle. While I still prefer a nice, clean-smelling paperback, I…

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I don’t want to be a Bond girl…

All actors fantasise about their dream role. They even wax lyrical about it in interviews. Les Miserables star Samantha Barks recently stated, “I’ve always wanted to be a Bond girl”, while the dashing Dominic Cooper, who played Bond creator Ian Fleming, admitted that he would have preferred the coveted role of 007, “I’ve heard Daniel…

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Stop Forcing the Skinny Greek to Eat More

I recently read a fantastic article on Huffpost Women entitled ‘Stop making the thin girl ugly’ by blogger Jenni Chiu and felt compelled to add my thoughts, particularly after the Easter break when food and weight has been such a big topic. In today’s increasingly narcissistic, paranoid society, derogatory comments about…

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Can’t read, Won’t read!

In the UK, it has been claimed that one in five adults struggle to read and write – that’s 8 million adults who are deemed functionally illiterate with an apparent reading score below level 2  (a report by the Sutton Trust). Worse still, that’s 8 million adults who can’t read or enjoy my…

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Name Dropping the A-Listers

Having worked in the film and television industry, I have had the opportunity to meet, exchange a few words with, and watch several prominent Hollywood industry A-Listers do their thing. It has been an honour to watch some at work, (not so much for others), and at the same time…

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My 2014 Reading List

Over Christmas I treated myself to a nice shiny Kindle. I was always against Kindles. I prefer to physically hold a book in my arms and lovingly sniff the pages…well…not sniff…but you know, they have that nice booky smell…OK I’ll stop talking…

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My Big Fat Greek Christmas List

So we are now into December and soon the mad Christmas-present-buying rush will descend upon us. If you need ideas for what to buy Yiayia / Papou / Auntie Maria / Uncle Stavros / the In-Laws / Cousin Alexi / the local Priest, then perhaps my list of specially chosen Christmas goodies will inspire you.…

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