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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Relax with Adult Colouring

Before you ask, NO, ‘Adult Colouring’ (with a ‘u‘!!!) does not involve a pencil outline of Kate Winslet lying on a chaise longue and some flesh-coloured crayons. There is nothing X-rated about the latest trend in relaxation techniques. In fact the most erotic aspect (if you are that way inclined) is…

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The 5am Challenge

Benjamin Franklin did it. Sir Richard Branson and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz do it. And now I do it. Yes people. I have joined the 5am club. (Yawn).

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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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Can you be a top model AND a serious actor?

Cara Delevingne is literally everywhere these days. And I mean EVERYWHERE. On the catwalk, in magazines, TV adverts, music and now, the silver screen. In 2012 the ubiquitous model had a small part in Anna Karenina as Princess Sorokina, the marriage interest of Count Vronsky. This year she is set to…

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Crazy Cretans, Lonely Lepers & Spectacular Sunsets

Now that summer is well and truly over I’ve finally got round to sorting out my holiday photo album. This summer I decided to organise a bit of island hopping and tick off a few more ‘Must See’ places on my growing bucket list, which included a few more Greek…

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Summer Kindle Reading List

So you’ve waxed your legs (or chest), treated yourself to a manicure, dolled out the euros/dollars/etc, and packed the suitcase. Now all that remains is the most important task of all: Downloading a whole new set of books onto your kindle. While I still prefer a nice, clean-smelling paperback, I…

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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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In the home of Aphrodite

I realised recently that despite the fact that I have been to Cyprus more times than is strictly necessary, I haven’t yet written a blog post about my husband’s mother land in my Greek Girl Abroad series. So here it is.

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I don’t want to be a Bond girl…

All actors fantasise about their dream role. They even wax lyrical about it in interviews. Les Miserables star Samantha Barks recently stated, “I’ve always wanted to be a Bond girl”, while the dashing Dominic Cooper, who played Bond creator Ian Fleming, admitted that he would have preferred the coveted role of 007, “I’ve heard Daniel…

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Myths about Getting Married Abroad

Greeks LOVE to talk. There is absolutely no denying it. Tell one person a story on Monday morning and you can guarantee that by Tuesday morning the whole village will know your business, although of course the story will now have several variations, having gained momentum and various fictitious ‘facts’ along the Greek grapevine.…

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Stop Forcing the Skinny Greek to Eat More

I recently read a fantastic article on Huffpost Women entitled ‘Stop making the thin girl ugly’ by blogger Jenni Chiu and felt compelled to add my thoughts, particularly after the Easter break when food and weight has been such a big topic. In today’s increasingly narcissistic, paranoid society, derogatory comments about…

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Birthday in BARCELONA!

Ola! So I am now well and truly on the wrong side of 25. After spending last year’s birthday smashing plates and ignoring talk of Greek babies (read my 26th birthday post here), this year I decided to restrain myself and organised a mature, sight-seeing trip to Barcelona to celebrate…

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A Greek gets Lost in Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. It gets shared on my blog. And various other social networking sites. Last week I ticked off a destination on this years bucket list and made my first ever trip to the US of A with a three day visit to Sin City. Take note, a…

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A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives

In the UK, it has been claimed that one in five adults struggle to read and write – that’s 8 million adults who are deemed functionally illiterate with an apparent reading score below level 2  (a report by the Sutton Trust 2016). Worse still, that’s 8 million adults who can’t read…

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Name Dropping the A-Listers

Having worked in the film and television industry, I have had the opportunity to meet, exchange a few words with, and watch several prominent Hollywood industry A-Listers do their thing. It has been an honour to watch some at work, (not so much for others), and at the same time…

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My 2014 Reading List

Over Christmas I treated myself to a nice shiny Kindle. I was always against Kindles. I prefer to physically hold a book in my arms and lovingly sniff the pages…well…not sniff…but you know, they have that nice booky smell…OK I’ll stop talking…

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