Natural Greek Goddess Beauty Parody VIDEO!

Like many internet-aholics, I often find myself on YouTube checking out other bloggers and vloggers. I follow a lot of beauty bloggers (no reason why, there just seem to be a lot of them!) and I will admit that once or twice (ok maybe a few times) I have actually taken…

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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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Big Fat Inappropriate Comments by (Greek) Relatives

Embarrassing relatives are nothing new. Many children experience the horror that is one or both of their parents/aunts/uncles etc making a crude joke or insensitive comment in front of their friends. Sometimes this continues into adulthood. Everyone has that relative who never responds in a polite way, or is so politically incorrect…

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How to piss off a Greek!

It’s not difficult to piss off a Greek. They may appear to be laid back but beneath the loud yet smooth talking exterior often lies a bubbling volcano ready to erupt at any moment. Recently I came across an article on a site called Matador Network – entitled How to…

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Greek Baby Beliefs

My Yiayia (Greek grandmother – pictured with my dad and my uncle) is currently staying with my family on an extended holiday and has been regaling us all with Greek tales, traditions and ancient beliefs. At 88 years of age, she still firmly believes that women should spend their lives in…

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A Greek Workout

Despite their huge appetites, Greeks are well known for their godly physiques, toned torsos, and mythical muscles (ahem). So how do they do it?

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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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Inside a Greek’s suitcase

The Suitcase. An essential product for holidaymakers everywhere. And especially for a Greek man or woman. Now I’m not talking about what’s inside the suitcase on the way TO the holiday destination. I’m talking about what’s inside the suitcase on the way BACK, when you are more likely to be stopped at customs and…

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Mediterranean Thalassemia

Before I was allowed to wed my Greek man, we both had to undergo a very traumatic experience at a Greek hospital in Cyprus. VERY TRAUMATIC. So traumatic that I had to lie down for the rest of the day. We both had to have a blood test.

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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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How to dance like a Greek!

Besides eating, gossiping, and playing Tavli, Greeks love to dance. The Greek word for dance is Horos, khoros, chorosχορός and I have many memories from my childhood, hearing Greek relatives yell ‘Horepsi!’ to each other.

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Happy Greek Independence Day!

Today, the 25th March is Greek Independence Day. THIS. IS. GREEEEEECE!!!

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A Greek in a Dress

Greeks pride themselves on their patriotism. So what better way to show it off than by flaunting the Greek traditional dress code! And no, it does not consist of a white robe and flower garland. 

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What’s the (Greek) motto with you?

We are all aware that many of the great quotations of life were either said by a Greek or are about a Greek. So I have decided to list some of the most famous ones – some you may recognise, but did you know it was a Greek who spoke…

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How to play Tavli – Greekstyle

For Greek people (men in particular), one of the main forms of entertainment (aside from eating, staring, gossiping and…eating some more…) is the game TAVLI. ‘Tavli’ means ‘board’ and is basically the Greek version of backgammon…with a lot more shouting. The game is generally played for fun, but sometimes also…

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Inside a Greek woman’s handbag…

The Handbag. An essential product for women everywhere. And especially for a Greek woman. A Greek woman must be ready for every eventuality. Little Nikos might hit his head and need medical attention. Papou might need gas and air after a brisk walk. And no doubt someone will be hungry at some…

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