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Larnaca, Cyprus
I am a language teacher, married, no kids.
Interests: classical music, gym, reading, Christmas, Greece, horse riding, travel, cooking, chess, poetry, literature, appfelstrudels, swiss fondu, fine dining,wines,Geneva, Switzerland,walking,healthy eating,Protaras,swimming,teaching,blogging,writing,jogging
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Anastasia added a favorite at Blind Pig & The Acorn
Nov 9, 2017
Anastasia added a favorite at What Matters Most Now
Nov 9, 2017
Thank you very much, Kofla. I think I will enjoy my retirement by doing so many things I didn't have time to do when I worked - such as travelling, spending more time with hubby who retired last October, reading more books since I am a bookworm, going out more often, meeting up with friends, to mention only a few.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2017 on Early Retirement at Anastasia
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I love you, too Faith and I hope that you are safe after Irma hit Florida on Saturday night. I was so worried after what I had read in the papers here and what I watched on TV was even worse! The links below show how we were informed of this terrible disaster. They said the death toll rises to 68! As a matter of fact, I was a bit jealous of Alkis who retired last October. I felt I needed to spend some more time with him. Despite the advantages, being your own boss is not always a bed of roses. For twenty years, I've proudly run my own language school. However, I had to work 12 - 14 hours a day to keep standards at a high level. Right now, I want to be a good housewife! Christina, a young English teacher who has taken over, is an enthusiastic young lady who loves kids and I know she'll do a great job even though she hasn't got a lot of experience. This is why I promised to help out and teach all classes till end of February.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2017 on Early Retirement at Anastasia
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The Statue of Liberty is awesome! Loved it! I remember how hard it was for me to take a decent photo of the Eiffel Tower. New York is a city I'd love to travel to one day, if I ever get over my fear of flying overseas!
I had to cut down on soft drinks, like cola, 34 years ago when I went through gallbladder surgery for gallstones - there was no laparoscopic surgery back in 1983. The doctor said I had to give up cola. You're right, old habits die hard. But since then, I have replaced cola with mineral water - I drink 2-3 litres of mineral water daily, and, occasionally a glass or two of red wine.
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The funky nurse costume is also my favourite. The uniform included a mini skirt, white boots and a syringe! Pity I don't have a photo of me dancing with a lady dressed up as a nun!!! :-)
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2017 on My Carnival at Anastasia
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This is what I call a very inspiring, yet functional kitchen! Great decor!
Thank you for this very interesting post. I'm a great fan of healthy eating and, although I hardly ever eat fruit, I have included lots of veggies in my daily diet. Many people think that healthy food is bland, insipid or simply tasteless. How wrong they are! Healthy food is much tastier. What's more, as far as I am concerned, combined with regular exercise, I lost 13 kilos in 12 months - slowly but steadily - without having to follow a strict or silly diet. Besides, my cholesterol and triglycerides levels significantly dropped and I haven't regained weight in the last four years.
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Thanks a million for this very helpful and enlightening post on healthy eating for millenials. A sixteen-year-old student of mine is not just overweight, she's obese. How can I help her without being rude or offensive?
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I wish you lived close by so that I could send you some of these delicacies!
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2017 on Greek Cypriot Healthy Appetizers at Anastasia
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Anastasia added a favorite at Kofla Olivieri Photography
Jan 6, 2017
I am so impressed, Kofla! I love all your photos, but this one is probably one of your best shots. Like I said before, you are a very talented photographer!
Yes, it is, Kofla! 14 Days to Christmas!
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2016 on 21 Days to Christmas! at Anastasia
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Same here, Kofla. Too much work and no play.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2016 on Hard Times with Free Time at Anastasia
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Anastasia added a favorite at Blind Pig & The Acorn
Oct 16, 2016
Until the end of October, temperatures are quite high in Cyprus, so kids here always carry a bottle of mineral water at school despite the fact that all schools provide drinking water facilities throughout the school year.
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You know, Kofla, sometimes what sells isn't necessarily what we like best. I think you are an amazing photographer, anyway!
Thank you for your comment and your kind words. As Maria Rosaria Belgiorno said "Nobody can really speak about prehistory without mentioning Cyprus.It was a filter. It took technology from the Middle East and distributed it to the western world."
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2016 on Cyprus - the History at Anastasia
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Just awesome! Saying that this is an exceptionally good photo is an understatement, to my mind. Love it!
This picture looks great to me just like your motorbike! Being an untalented, amateur photographer, I set my camera on P (auto programme)just to be on the safe side. I must admit most of my photos are OK yet I almost invariably fail to take a good night shot! I really love the Philadelphia skyline in your photo.
Anastasia added a favorite at My Weblog
Apr 27, 2016
What a beautiful tribute to your dad! My dad passed away in his sleep on June 27, 2003. He had been a paraplegic for 20 years. His death was painless and peaceful. Yet, I still miss him so much!
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2016 on My Father - A Tribute at My Weblog
This is our very special Easter treat. Not really a healthy option, but it's delicious - the perfect snack with tea or coffee.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2016 on Flaounes - Cyprus Easter Cheese Pies at Anastasia
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Anastasia added a favorite at Kofla Olivieri Photography
Apr 17, 2016