Thirty, Flirty and Thriving! VIDEO (And GIVEAWAY!)

Well I have finally made it. This month (on the 10th April to be exact) it’s my 30th BIRTHDAY!!! And I am thirty, flirty and thriving! (Well sort of…) Advertisements

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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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Valentine’s Gift Guide for the Greek in your Life!

Can you feel the love tonight? If not and you don’t know what to get your other half this Valentine’s Day, then this list might just save your bacon!

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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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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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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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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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The Big Fat Greek ‘Mecendes’ Obsession

Not sure what to get your Greek man this Christmas? Thinking a back wax voucher will suffice? Or maybe even some Grecian 2000? STOP. RE-THINK. THIS IS A GREEK MAN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. So only a MECENDES will do.

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The Twelve Days of Blogmas! Greek Traditions

In the run up to Christmas there are lots of fun events and festive frivolities to enjoy, particularly at the weekends when you can take the kids out to see Santa or take the in-laws out to visit the Grinch. I’ve been brimming with blog ideas this month so I…

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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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