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I cannot get on that plane fast enough !!!! Continue »
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Blog: Anastasia
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Photo Credit The Greek War of Independence celebrated on March 25 all over Greece and Cyprus was, undoubtedly inspited by the Annunciation of Virgin Mary. Exactly nine months before Christmas, Archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she was chosen to bear Jesus Christ - the Son of God. On March... Continue »
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"I'm fortunate beyond my ability to describe because I've had a few friends who have stuck by my side since almost the beginning. Three devoted characters from the west coast came into my life years ago, and have been a constant source of support ever since. Kathy, Grove and Burk.... Continue »
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With temperatures rising to 27C in mid November, who would expect snow in Cyprus a month later? Since Thursday, it's been snowing on Troodos, almost uninterruptedly. Right slap in the middle of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus towers Mt Olympus. At just under 2000m it's able to collect enough snowfall... Continue »
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Blog: manningroad
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Sometimes a hot summer night calls for drink and even if it is not a hot summer night sometimes you need to spoil yourself. Last night J and I had a big slug of kahlua over ice topped with cream. And I mean a really big slug. I am wondering if that is why I woke up with a headache. Continue »
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So far December has been a pleasantly hectic month both at home and at the work place. Apart from marking tests and compositions, I spent last weekend decorating the school and getting it ready for our Christmas party on December 21st. It's also the time when my junior students learn... Continue »
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There will come a day when I will want to dance, but my feet will stumble. So I will dance today. There will come a day when I'll want to help, but my hands will fumble. So I will help today. There will come a day when I will want to say "I love you", but my voice will falter.... Continue »
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Christmas is round the corner and that time of year again in Greece and Cyprus to feel the divine smell of homemade Christmas sweets like kourabiedes and melomakarona. Despite my very busy schedule at work, I made time and baked some. But I used different recipes this year - easy... Continue »
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Regardless of colour, race, religion, social status, nationality or ideology, our main purpose in life is to be happy. To me, happiness is subjective and relative to what each one of us expects in life. It's variable as it changes with age. In my childhood, happiness was playing with my... Continue »
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I recently completed a living room design plan, and thought I'd share it here! This living room is for a busy family with three kids, so it needed to be multi-functional and comfortable for everyone in the house. The plan was to create a cozy, relaxing room with a bit... Continue »
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Getting up on the wrong side of the bed doesn't necessarily mean that your whole day will go disastrously wrong. My grandma used to say that there was something good in every day. Here are a few easy ways on how to improve a bad morning and eventually turn it... Continue »
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Off tomorrow morning for a holiday, a week of driving bliss. Some like it, we love it; Prague to Slovakia, then Romania, back around to Vienna, then home to Bohemia. We've chosen to drive straight thru Hungary, after all we've... Continue »
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As always, at this time of year, I'm jammed up with work. I'm not complaining, though. Unemployment has rocketed since 2011 and right now more than 50,000 people are out of work. In a small country of 700,000 this is dramatic! Many people cannont buy their daily bread and some... Continue »
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I'm not into blades. I like sharp ones when I'm slicing and dicing, preparing a dish but beyond that, I'm not that fussed. Until recently. Last week I was tasked to take some fotos of mio marito's Japanese sword, his... Continue »
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“I’m often plagued by thoughts that people will think of me only as either someone on death row or someone who used to be on death row.” So writes Damien Echols in the preface to his new book, Life After Death. Today, sitting with Echols in a sprawling Tribeca penthouse... Continue »
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"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot." Eleanor Roosevelt That's me jumping off the third floor deck into... Continue »
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