It’s all Greek to Me!

If you get involved with a Greek man/woman, it would be wise for you to learn the basics of the language. This is so that you can understand what the potential in-laws / siblings / cousins / neighbours / family grocer may be saying about you. Advertisements

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My Big Fat Greek Family Part 3: The Others

By “others” I don’t mean Nicole Kidman and her family of ghosts, I mean of course the rest of my own family who have been instrumental in my mad upbringing. These include my siblings, my Greek grandparents and my non-Greek but not-really-English grandparents.

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My Big Fat Greek Family Part 2: The Mama

Who must know the way to make a proper home, A quiet home, a Grecian home? Who must raise the family and run the home, So Baba’s free to eat and play Tavli? The Mama! The Mama! Tradition! If you hadn’t guessed those were the lyrics (albeit slightlly altered) to the song…

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My Big Fat Greek Family Part 1: The Baba

Many of my Greek posts have been littered with stories of my mad, moussaka-eating, lamb-roasting, all singing, all dancing, Greek family. Seeing as the majority of the time I delight in taking the mickey out of them, it seems only fair to tell their side of the story. This week…

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The Greek Film Industry

In these dark times of austerity, recession and suffocating taxes, the Greek film industry continues to push forward with new cinematic ideas and movie successes. This week, tickets go on sale for the low budget indie movie Papadopoulos and Sons. Directed by Marcus Markou, the film tells the story of…

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50th Post! – Fifty ways to make a Greek man happy (Rated U)

Well I have finally managed to get to my 50th post since starting my blog way back in 2012. OPA! In celebration I have decided to educate you all in how to make/keep a Greek man happy in fifty ways. Some of you may not want to make your Greek man…

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Hell hath no fury like a Greek man scorned!

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Mediterranean men (and women) have a fiery temper. By “fiery” I mean of course, completely irrational and unreasonable.

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I’m dreaming of a Greek Christmas…

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, except Yiayia in her white blouse; The moussaka was cooking, the lamb had been stewed, For only the Greeks could serve up such delicious food! *

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Greek DIY

Seeing as the Greeks invented everything, they should be brilliant at DIY. Right? WRONG. A Greek man’s definition of DIY is “Do It next Year”. Or never at all.

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Lost in Greek Translation

As is expected when someone speaks a language that is not in their mother tongue, a few words are often pronounced incorrectly. Most of the time this does not create a problem, but now and again this can cause HUGE embarrassment. Mostly for those of us on the receiving end.

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Running on Greek Time

A lot of Mediterranean countries are renowned for their seemingly laid back atmosphere and easy-going lifestyle. What people don’t seem to realise is that whilst a slower pace of life may seem idyllic, a life that completely slows down to the rate of a snail’s pace is just damn annoying! The…

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (in Cyprus)

In exactly one month’s time I will be walking the Green Mile…er I mean…down the aisle. Yes people. I am getting married!

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You know you’re Greek when…

You know you’re Greek when…you have an olive tree in your back garden. According to Sophocles, the olive tree is the tree that “feeds the children”. Well in my experience it is the tree that feeds the father of the children and the children don’t get a look in!

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