Top 10 Wedding Venues in Cyprus

I always see May as the start of wedding season – wedding season generally being the warmer months in the UK – from May until September. In Greece and Cyprus couples tend to favour the cooler months – end of September, October. So if you’re looking for a wedding in…

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Top 10 Greek Wines

Wine has always played an important role in the Greek culture. Naturally wine was invented by the Greeks…by the Greek god Dionysus in fact. There are many different Greek wines on the market these days and it can be hard to choose which one will best compliment your home-made moussaka…

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Top 10 London Greek Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Whether you love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is all around us right now. Personally I’m a hopeless romantic and believe that any excuse to ‘spread the love’ can only be a good thing. Right? So with that in mind let’s focus on the positives of February 14th. For…

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Top 10 Reasons to LOVE the NEW YEAR!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month which means a TOP TEN/10 post! This time top 10 reasons to love the new year! Despite the cold and dreariness of January, I always feel a sense of relief when the new year rolls in. Whether the previous year has been a…

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Top 10 Items your Work Desk needs

My day job work desk is pretty boring – computer, phone, pens, folders, etc. My home desk is a bit more interesting with a mix of make-up brushes, fluffy pens, pretty note paper, a candle (not next to the note paper) and more (!) I recently revamped my desk area…

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Top 10 Easter Eggs!

Easter is my favourite time of the year – Spring has just begun, the days are getting brighter and summer is only a season away. And most importantly, the shops are filled with one of the greatest gifts of all: CHOCOLATE. Chocolate Easter Eggs are basically what Easter is all about right?! (Ok if…

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Top 10 Happy Lifestyle Tips

Continuing with our new year theme, I have put together a list of simple day to day tips for a happy lifestyle. This list does not include food or money or travel. We all know that a big pot of gold at the end of the rainbow would push us up…

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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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DAY 2: Top 10 Kids and Baby Christmas Outfits

Is your child more of a Christmas pudding or a star? Will you be forced to purchase full seasonal fancy-dress for their role as lead reindeer in the nativity or will it just be all about the light-up jumpers? Whatever your excuse for dressing your mini-me in colourful costume this year, why not join…

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Top 10 Halloween Baby Costumes

There is nothing cuter than seeing a bonny baby dressed up as a pumpkin…as I found when I bought my almost 7-month-old son a Halloween outfit from TK Maxx. Complete with hat. I absolutely LOVE Halloween. It is the perfect excuse to scoff lots of sweets or cosy up to the fire…

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Ten things I LOVE about Wimbledon!

I have now lived in Wimbledon for over five years but it seems like only yesterday that I first entered Centre Court shopping centre and marvelled at the two fat ladies. (The statue that is.) Having originally come from a small town (Leigh-on-Sea) that has a distinct community feel to it, I have…

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Top Ten Greek Films

Greek cinema has a long and rich history with many Greek directors and actors gaining international acclaim for their work. In 1906 Greek Cinema was born when the Manakis Brothers started recording in Macedonia and the French filmmaker “Leons” produced the first “Newscast” from the midi-Olympic Games of Athens (the unofficial Olympic…

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10 Ways to Woo a Greek Man!

The Greek Reporter recently asked me to write a short, humorous ‘survival’ guide for them based on my book. Seeing as how you all seemed to like my FIFTY WAYS TO MAKE A GREEK MAN HAPPY post I decided to do a short spin-off article. Many thanks to Anastasios and his team! You can…

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Ten Famous Greeks

The Ancient Greeks were famed for being the founding fathers of western civilisation and democracy. Most ancient Greeks were educated and as we know, many became hugely influential philosophers. The modern Greeks are famous for…well…what their ancestors did…and their cooking. Of course my father believes that ALL Greeks are famous. But for the…

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The Top 10 Christmas Eve Movie List

Christmas is the perfect time for movies. I love snuggling up by the radiator (we don’t have a working fireplace), switching on the Christmas tree lights and catching up with a nice feel-good film. When we were little, my sister and I used to draw up a list of movies…

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My Top Twelve Favourite Films – because Ten isn’t enough

Someone asked me the other day what my favourite film of all time was. For a moment, my mind went blank. I panicked. I forgot every film I had ever seen. What kind of question was this? How can you only have one favourite film when there are so many different…

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