What’s in a Name?

HAPPY NAME DAY TO ME!!! For those of you who may not be familiar with Name Days, it is a tradition amongst many cultures that consists of celebrating the day of the year associated with one’s given name. Most of the Greeks are named after their grandparents, who were named…

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The Price of Fame

It’s that time again – the new year is looming and the yearly subscription fees are due. For struggling artists, paying to keep your performing profile up to date with all the latest headshots, show-reels and calling cards, can be a huge financial worry. So which companies are really worthwhile?  

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The Botziou Sisters perform “Lean on Me”

So as afore-warned, my sister and I have recorded another song-cover, this time performing Lean on Me, which was originally written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Bill Withers.

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A Blog Collaboration with a Cynic

Last weekend I met up with long time pal and fellow hummus lover Georgina Phipps, blogger at A Cynic’s 2013 Challenge. At the start of 2013, Miss Phipps decided to set herself a challenge: an attempt to do one new thing, every week, for one whole year.

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Holiday Diaries

On last week’s trip to Athens to see my Greek family (travel post to come!), my brother, sister and I started reminiscing about previous holidays to the motherland and beyond. One of our favourite holiday prep pastimes was to create a holiday diary.

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Holiday Essentials: The Summer Book List

Tonight I am off on the start of my summer travels…(to my homeland, GREECE, not Cyprus this time…that’s next month). As everyone knows, packing for a holiday is a crucial and sometimes stressful part of the holiday process. For some it can take weeks of preparation. For others it is simply a…

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Do not attempt yoga after eating spanakopita…

So half way into the year I am finally ticking off one of my new years resolutions – TRY YOGA CLASSES. In an attempt to soothe my soul and de-clutter my mind, I decided that yoga, in all its celebrity glory, should be the way forward to a whole new me.

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A Magical Childhood

In quiet moments of reflection, I often think about my (semi-Greek) childhood and all the happy memories that have comforted me as I have grown old and bitter. On a recent trip home my father decided that we should all sit together and watch a film. My father has many hobbies…

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A Woman of Many Faces

In my opinion, the best actors are those who can be versatile. You may think that versatility is a given prerequisite for any wannabe actor and yet, how many Hollywood A-listers have actually played widely differing roles?  

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Going it alone at the cinema

This weekend I took one of the biggest independent steps of my life thus far. I went to the cinema. ALONE. And what a gloriously liberating experience it turned out to be.

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Once bitten, twice itchy

THE MOSQUITO. Considered by some authorities as the most dangerous animal on Earth. Considered by me as the most pointless animal on Earth. Considered by my Greek man as the Spawn of Satan.

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No S*X please, I’m Greek

Another day, another film script requiring nudity. This time it’s for an unpaid short film about a young man obsessed with the girl next door. Not content with just showing a flash of nude back, the director wants the actress to bare her breasts, and possibly more. All for the…

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It’s my Birthday and I’ll smash plates if I want to!

So here I am, another year older, not necessarily wiser, and now on the wrong side of 25. According to my cheerful 17-year-old brother, my body has been deteriorating since the age of around 20, so he has informed me that in a few years time I should look thoroughly haggard.

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A visit from the Easter Bunny

Easter is my favourite time of the year. The weather is usually good, there are bank holidays galore, my birthday is around the same time, and of course, there are Creme Eggs on sale.

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All you need is Love!

Saint Valentine’s Day. It’s like Marmite. You either love it or you hate it. Well being a hopeless romantic, I love it…and all the chocolate that goes with it! (Usually bought by myself I might add).

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The Exordium

So here we are in 2013! Happy New Year to you all. After declaring to anyone who would listen that this time I would be out at a swanky bar to see in the new year, I actually ended up changing into my PJs at 11:45pm, grabbing a handful of chocolate…

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Scene Stealing in Hotel Babylon

A couple of years back I appeared in an episode of Hotel Babylon, where I was the swimmer stunt-double for the lead actress. It was an…interesting experience.

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