Dimitri’s Big Fat Greek Christening!

So despite this month being all about weddings, I thought that a christening post would be just as appropriate. Back in November 2015 I brought you a post entitled Pip’s Big Fat Greek Christening. This gave you the lowdown on my first born’s official introduction to the Greek Orthodox Church and all…

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Greek Wedding Traditions

The Greek culture is steeped in rich historical traditions and events. The Orthodox faith has strict regulations and rules detailing how traditions should be celebrated, although now of course many historical rules have been bent (and some completely broken) to accommodate the needs and wants of modern society.

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What I got for my 30th Birthday VIDEO!

My obsession with the tube of you is just growing and growing and I’ve recently really started to enjoy watching hauls and ‘What I got for my birthday’ videos. At first I thought that watching someone basically boast about what they purchased or got for free, was just another narcissistic…

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What’s on my Bucket List?

As you will no doubt know by now (!), a couple of Monday’s ago I turned 30. Yes I know, I’ve been banging on about it the whole month. But I wanted to mark my coming of age in some way! It’s quite common for people to start re-evaluating their…

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What I eat in a day… VIDEO!

Yep it’s time for another semi-parody. I say ‘semi’ because I actually do eat everything in this video on a regular basis, just not all at once or everyday… I do (try to) eat my greens and I drink lots of water. I’ve seen many YouTubers recently jumping on the vegan bandwagon…

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My Morning Routine Parody VIDEO!

The morning routine. For some it’s a time of peace and tranquility – a moment to collect your thoughts as you physically and mentally prepare yourself for the day ahead. For others it’s a mad dash – a nightmare of alarm clocks, dreary commutes and cold starts.

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Gus on the Go: Greek for Kids

Whether we like it or not, we live in a digital age where gadgets, gizmos and social media are at the forefront of our professional and personal lives. Apps are now seen as the fastest, most productive way of selling a service or product. Despite all the negativity surrounding how much…

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A Night with Hypnos: The God of Sleep

Ah Hypnos, the God of Sleep. What a great guy. So calming, so gentle, and so very very dreamy. Unfortunately these days I rarely get to spend a night with Hypnos. Instead, my two little monkeys have invited Chaos to join us and poor Hypnos has been banished to the Underworld.

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Life with TWO Spartan Monkeys (and one Gorilla)

So we are midway through January and I feel really pleased that I’ve managed to keep up with my blog for the first month of the new year! My big fat Greek life has got even bigger since Greek prince number two came along two months ago and I’m still…

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Q & A YOUTUBE VIDEO – Get to know me with 10 questions!

YouTube. The final frontier. These are the voyages of vloggers. Their continuing mission: to explore new beauty, fashion or food products…to seek out new followers; to boldly go where lots of other bloggers / vloggers have gone before. And I’m still trying to keep up with the pack.

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Another visit from the Greek Stork of Olympus!

So I can finally share with you all one of the main reasons I’ve been taking a break from my blog for the majority of this year. This week the Greek stork of Mount Olympus visited me once again to deliver an extra special package alongside my usual delivery of halloumi and houmous.…

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Greek Easter Traditions

This weekend is Greek Easter. The Greek Orthodox Easter dates tend to differ from Western Easters and are based on the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar. Greek Easter is always after the Jewish holiday of Passover and must be on the first Sunday after the first full moon…

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How to read a Greek coffee cup

A few weeks before my father met my mother, his aunt read the future in his coffee cup. She told him that she saw the shape of an aeroplane and a heart, which she inferred meant that he would meet a foreigner and fall in love. My father had scoffed at…

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The Pale Greek

“Her olive-skin was smooth and supple, her dark doe eyes lined with fluttering eyelashes, and her hair fell in tight ringlets down to her waist. As for her armpit hair…” Just another stereotypical Greek description which is quite often, completely untrue. Ok so the dark curly hair might be prominent (but…

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Top 10 GREEK New Year Resolutions

New year resolutions are very easy to make and even easier to break, as many of us find come mid-January when we just can’t be bothered anymore. My Greek family are exceptionally proud of their own statement that they ALWAYS stay true to their word. But when it comes to resolutions,…

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