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Andy
London,UK
Interests: football,rugby,politics,art,chess,travel,holidays,mountaineering,fish and chips,castles,vinyl records,classical music,wildlife,books
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Having a positive outlook has enabled me to cope better with unpleasant or tough situations.
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2013 on Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining at Anastasia
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Jun 26, 2013
I like your recipe and this exotic dish. I might just as well try to make it and sell it at the restaurant. Thanks for the recipe.
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Jun 26, 2013
Winter's round the corner here Down Under. It's been raining since early in the morning and right now it's got 16C. Thanks for sending some of your sunshine my way. Happy Summer!
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Mar 24, 2013
Love your recipes and the photos are truly gorgeous!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2013 on Green Monday's Greek Recipes 2013 at Anastasia
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Mar 24, 2013
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Mar 2, 2013
I love your sense of humour and creative mind!
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2013 on Conversation with a Diary at Anastasia
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Dec 31, 2012
Living and working so far away from home has made me homesick and I often dream of spending Christmas in England. I am glad you and Alkis really enjoyed your Christmas holiday in my hometown. In less than 90 minutes, Sidney, Australia will be welcoming the New Year. Anastasia, I may not comment often but I always read your wonderful blogs. Happy New Year!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2012 on Christmas in London at Anastasia
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I'm happy with the little things I have and cherish, I have reasonable expectations and never expect the moon. In short, it's the simple pleasures in life that make me happy.
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Oct 12, 2012
Because Australia is such a large country, its weather varies significantly in different parts of the continent. Living in Australia can involve everything from sunbathing on the beach in scorching summers to knocking snow off your boots after a day of skiing and from sweating out the humidity during the build-up at the beginning of the wet season, to wrapping up snug and waiting at the bus stop in the pouring rain.It's springtime right now and here in Sydney we are enjoying some nice weather. I don't particularly like spring, though. I like autumn but also Christmas in the heart of summer.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2012 on Autumn vs Spring at Anastasia
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Sep 22, 2012
Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister, said that "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty". A person will always act in a manner consistent with his dominate thoughts. People who think negatively will unconsciously attract more occasions to be offended. Someone who is sure that his efforts will fail will not attempt with enough determination to see himself through the challenge. The mind always looks for evidence to validate that which it holds as true. This is why positive thinkers find more reasons to be positive, and negative people will always come across justification to despair. Positive people have tremendous energy that brings forth the best in themselves and others.
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2012 on Positive Self-Talk at Anastasia
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Right now it's got 11C in Sydney but it's almost 10 pm. It seems to me that this year September in Australia is warmer than usual. Yesterday at 2:00 pm we got 21C! I'm looking forward to a long, hot summer! In September, there is a wide array of festivals and attractions in Australia. My favourite is the Festival of the Winds – This is probably the most exciting and the biggest kite festival in the country this year. The skies brighten up with countless kites of different sizes and shapes both from local and international flyers and makers.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2012 on September at Anastasia
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Sep 8, 2012
What can you really say of significance in 140 characters? Sounds like you have to be really creative, at first, to get a precise, meaningful message squashed into 140 total characters. Like writing a 50 word fiction story or poetry. And you do. If you want to have more than a lot of nothing to say. However, most people aren't that creative, and don't care if they are anyway because they won't want to take the time to write 140 character poetry. With the Twitter format, they don't really care to express pithy wit most of the time, either. Hell, even 50 short words with proper spacing and punctuation require more than 140 characters!
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2012 on Why I Hate Twitter at Anastasia
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Sep 5, 2012
I don't blog, but I love reading great blogs like yours!
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2012 on Dry Spells at Anastasia
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Aug 21, 2012
Sounds delicious! But if I were you, I'd simply brush the chichen with the olive oil, then brown it in a hot, non-stick pan.
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Aug 16, 2012