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Although nowadays you can find all sorts of fruit throughout the year, I'd rather eat them when in season. They are much tastier and juicier. Prickly pears - called fragosika in Greece and papoutsosika in Cyprus - are one of Cyprus's most popular summer fruits. Prickly pears can treat diabetes,... Continue »
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On July 30, 2012, I made a commitment and was determined to stick to it and go cold turkey: never take another puff! Giving up smoking wasn't easy but I'm proud of myself because it's been a year now I haven't lit up. Last July, I was diagnosed with PAD... Continue »
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Typepad - the best blogging platform in the world - has recently celebrated its 10th birthday. I felt like celebrating with them because for me, the Typepad team are like family. I first heard about Typepad at my hairdresser's while browsing the Greek version of Marie-Claire. That was back in... Continue »
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To celebrate the end of yet another school year but also the festival of Kataklysmos which marks the day of the Holy Spirit, hubby and I spent a fantastic weekend in Paphos - the land of Aphrodite - the Greek goddess of Beauty and Love. Paphos is one of our... Continue »
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Day 5 - Monday, May 6 Soon after breakfast, we packed and left Serres where we really had a great Easter holiday. We spent the last three days of our holiday in beautiful Thessaloniki where we had the chance to meet Alkis' cousin Antonis and his wife as well as... Continue »
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Blog: My Weblog
Since my graduation from high school, where my life's goals were to be married with kids (also my mom's dreams for me) I have had 2 careers (neither of which included being married with kids). Kids were a big part... Continue »
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After a hectic month at the school, I felt I needed a break before starting to mark final exam papers, writing final reports and doing some more extra lessons for my Cambridge ESOL students in June. As you may know, I am incurably in love with Protaras. It's like a... Continue »
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Today marks the end of classes for the school year 2012-2013 but the school year hasn't come to an end yet. Next week, all classes will have to take final exams which are compulsory and free of charge. So, as you may realise, it's been a hectic week at work.... Continue »
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Spending Easter with Alkis' family in Greece has always been a wonderful holiday to look forward to and a great family get-together. On Thursday, May 2, we flew to Thessaloniki feeling excited about meeting family and friends who we hadn't seen for a year. Thanasis, Alkis' youngest brother, picked us... Continue »
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Easter is the greatest celebration of the year for the Greek Orthodox Church . It is the symbol of human rebirth and the promise of life after death. It is the ultimate message of love and forgiveness, it is the time when God and sinners reconcile and spread the love... Continue »
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For the Greeks, Easter is regarded as the greatest celebration of the year. The festive pascal menu includes a wide variety of traditional foods such as magiritsa (the midnight soup), ovelias (seasoned lamb or goat on the skew), kokoretsi (seasoned lamb offal wrapped in chopped indestines), tsoureki (a kind of... Continue »
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Easter is round the corner and all over Greece and Cyprus, it's that time of year again when housewives bake their tsourekia, their flaounes, their Easter cookies and look forward to the greatest celebration of the year. The Greek Easter is filled with all those smells of our traditional Easter... Continue »
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Kalopanayiotis is one of the most interesting resorts in Cyprus. It is located in the Marathasa Valley on the Troodos range approx 70 kms from Nicosia and Limassol. The Lampadistis Monastery – UNESCO heritage site - is the main pole... Continue »
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I had a wonderfully carefree childhood and a relatively easy adolescence despite the fact that I experienced war at the age of sixteen. Thinking positive, this helped me to mature a lot. I was only 18 when I met Alkis in Switzerland. I was a cheerful, plump girl then but... Continue »
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Photo: Bilbao Bilbao is the heart of a metropolis where more than a million people live. It is the centre of the economic-social development and the main factor of the modernisation of the Bay of Biscay. The great architectural and infrastructure projects have been the driving force of the urban... Continue »
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Today was one of those lovely, sunny days in early spring, albeit a bit windy. It was one of those days which make you unwilling to stay indoors, so Alkis and I decided to spend it in the nearby countryside. Agios Theodoros Beach Agios Theodoros Beach Agios Theodoros Beach Agios... Continue »
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Alan Bennett said in Writing Home that one of the pleasures of reading diaries is that they are like conversations - even if the conversation is with oneself. Keeping a diary for me has always been a creative necessity, a place of exploration or simply a place to express my... Continue »
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I will fight and fall like a Greek (Grigoris Afxentiou in a letter to his wife, Vasiliki) Photo Credit Grigoris Afxentiou is the pre-eminent hero of the EOKA struggle 1955-1959 to liberate Cyprus from British colonial rule in an effort to unite the island with Greece. Afxentiou was born in... Continue »
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Pastitsio is an all-time classic for the Greeks and often far more popular than moussaka.. There's hardly a Greek family that won't include this delicious dish in their diet, at least once a month. I've been looking for the perfect pastitsio recipe for a long time now and have come... Continue »
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