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Christina
Athens,Greece
I am single and work as a translator.
Interests: travel, dancing, movies, reading, swimming, water skiing
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We've had practically great sunny days till end October. We got temps rising to 26 C. Now it's a bit colder - 18C and we've had some showers as well here in Athens. I wish summer never ended!
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2013 on Back to Summer! at Anastasia
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Lakis, it's not always easy to find solutions to problems through actions. What if you're fired, you are running out of money, you can't pay the bills and your significant other gives up on you? In such situations, thinking positive is soothing, relaxing and, in the long run, you have a clearer mind to deal with difficulties and find solutions - if there are any. And if you can't figure out a solution, at least you can look forward to better days. To me this is very important. It's the essence of happiness.
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2013 on Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining at Anastasia
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Positive thinking has helped me to deal effectively with some really serious problems. I never see what's the worst and try as much as I can to see that silver lining. I sometimes do, I sometimes don't but the positive thought is worth a million.
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2013 on Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining at Anastasia
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Christina added a favorite at English Today
Oct 20, 2013
Oh yes, you're right! In Greece, we're so proud of our pies! I love hortopita and I make it at least once a month. I've never tried coriander, though. I use vlita instead.
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The torrential rain in Athens last Thursday was very welcome after the unusually high temperatures we've got since September. I love autumn in Greece because it's got a very special beauty and it's never too cold, like in Germany for example.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2013 on To Autumn at Anastasia
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Happy Anniversary and may your marriage be blessed with love, joy and companionship for all the years of your lives.
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Going to the theater or to the movies is my favorite Sunday hobby. I haven't seen Cellular. Thanks for recommending. I'll look for the dvd.
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2013 on Always on Sundays at Anastasia
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Aug 23, 2013
What a fantastic cruise and super photos. You both look so happy and relaxed.
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Jul 31, 2013
I wish I had your power of will to give it up. I've been smoking quite a lot lately and working often from home doesn't help much. Owing to the financial crisis in Greece, the smoking ban isn't respected in bars, restaurants, night clubs or cafes. The owners would rather pay a fine than lose customers - especially in the winter. Of course, this is no excuse. I just need to follow your example and kick off the bad habit.
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2013 on Fighting a Puff at Anastasia
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Jul 29, 2013
Oh yes, Anastasia, I have felt the infinite pleasure of doing nothing. In these hard times of financial crisis, I certainly feel blessed to have a well-paid job, but once off work I am in idle mode! I love to sleep for 2-3 hours soon after lunch. This is usually from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. From 6:30 pm to midnight I turn into a coach potato with my laptop on my lap. And then I go back to sleep again. Soon after midnight, I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow! Such a pity that this only happens...infrequently!
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2013 on July's Sweet Indolence at Anastasia
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Christina added a favorite at My Travels
Jul 22, 2013
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Jul 22, 2013
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Jul 22, 2013
As I live on my own I don't usually cook, butI really enjoy cooking for my friends. I like simple and easy recipes like yours. My mom also loves cooking pork kokkinisto for the family on a Sunday. It's a bit different from yours and much more complicated to make but it's delicious! In addition to the pork fillet, she uses leeks, mushrooms, green & yellow peppers and sweet red wine (samiotiko or mavrodaphni)
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Jul 16, 2013
I've been to Chalkidiki many times and really love its beaches. I think the second leg is the best. I love Elies beach most. That's where I spent some of the greatest summer vacations in my life. Your wonderful post reminded me of those holidays which I am not likely ever to forget.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2013 on Second Chance - Chalkidiki, Greece at Anastasia
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Jul 1, 2013
I love fish very much. If I cook it, I choose fish or seafood that you can fry like marida, gavros or calamari because it's easy and quick to make. I never really learned how to cook big fish like lavraki. I have tried to grill it but it was a disaster. It turned out too dry and bland. Your recipe sounds great to me and so very easy. I'll try it.
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Christina added a favorite at Anastasia
Jun 25, 2013
To me this is the ideal weekend! The place looks fabulous...I guess you're right. Aphrodite and Adonis must have worked out magic in Paphos. I love the views from the cliff, they're absolutely amazing. And the beach is lovely too. And so are you!! Filakia
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Jun 9, 2013