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When I started out on TypePad almost seven years ago, I wasn't sure what a blog was. I had previously read an article on blogging in a British magazine at my hairdresser's and thought I'd give it a try. I googled "blogging platforms" and eventually chose TypePad as it seemed... Continue »
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- Hi there! I hope you are still alive and kicking! - Hi - Is that all you say to greet me? - I said HI - Please don't type in CAPS on the Internet. It's like shouting at me! - But I am shouting at you! Besides, haven't you... Continue »
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March 25 is a landmark in the history of the Greek Nation. The Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire leading to freedom and independence started on March 25 1821. All over Greece and Cyprus, the day is celebrated with parades and tributes to our illustrious ancestors and the... Continue »
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The village of Mosfiloti - a haven of peace and quiet March arrived on the Island of Venus quite aggressively greeting us with downpours, stormy days and stone- cold nights while temperature ranged from 2*C inland to 5*C on the coast and to -5 in the mountains (23*F-41*F). Then all... Continue »
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I was a ....Brasileira in 2008 and had so much fun! While all Cyprus celebrates Carnival with fancy dress and parties, there is not one city which approaches the show Lemesos annually presents. The Apokreo festival begins two weeks before the 50-day Greek Orthodox Lenten period which occurs later than... Continue »
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My weekend passed in a flash and here is Monday again. Mondays are, almost invariably, busy days at work as I finish classes later than usual - I'm never home before 9:30 pm - and have lots of office work and marking to finish in the morning. But I had... Continue »
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Right after work yesterday afternoon, I felt like taking a short nap. After a hectic week at work, I guess I was fit to drop. My "short nap" turned out to be a deep, three-hour sleep. So, it was 7:00 pm when I got up and, having skipped lunch, I... Continue »
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Ingredients 6-7 leeks finely sliced in rings some dill finely chopped some parsley finely chopped some fresh mint finely chopped 1 big onion finely chopped 3 fresh green onions (spring onions) finely sliced in rings 1 packet of puff pastry sheets 400 gr feta cheese mashed with a fork pepper... Continue »
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Saint Stephen's Cathedral If you asked me to describe Vienna in one single word, I'd hesitate a lot. It's hard to find one word to describe the city where Europe's heart beats fast. Vienna is definitely a multi-faceted city: romantic, cultural, modern, musical, magical, surprising, light-hearted, tranquil, safe, peaceful, sophisticated,... Continue »
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I was complaining the other day about our sunny weather, which is very unlike me because I love our blue skies and all the sunshine we're blessed with for the greatest part of the year. But when Christmas is round the corner, I really don't mind rainy days and colder... Continue »
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The Christmas Tree In My Office I admit to being a Christmas freak. I love everything about Christmas: the sparkling decorations, the presents, the carols, the food.... So, by the end of October, I start making plans about my Christmas decorations both at the school and at home. December 1st... Continue »
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Photo Credit This is the most famous lion to ever walk on this planet. Her life was very short but she left a mark that will be there for many centuries to come. Elsa came in to the life of George and Joy Adamson in 1956 with her two sisters... Continue »
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All Greeks feel an outstanding movement when they recall in their memory the epic facts of an heroic era: 1940. Indeed, those great and glorious events sealed with indelible glory the historic evolution of the Hellenic nation. It is true that the nation feels exceptional pride for the great "NO"... Continue »
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Clifford Stoll writes in Silicon Snake Oil, 1995: Electronic communication is an instantaneous and illusory contact that creates a sense of intimacy without the emotional investment that leads to close friendships My own personal experience proves this to be completely wrong. It was through electronic communication that I met Faith... Continue »
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Photo Credit Kyriacou Pelagia from Paralimni, Cyprus has made a career in our traditional folk music and singing at an age when other singers feel old and wouldn't dare think of singing in public. Kyriacou Pelagia has kept our tradition alive for the last twenty years or so. She is... Continue »
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via www.youtube.com I can listen to this song hours on end... Continue »
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Those of you who have known me for quite some time now, you know what I mean. This is my favourite online game. Here are the rules of the game: I will write the first sentence of what I hope to be a gripping tale. In the comments section, you... Continue »
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(Photo Credit - i29.photobucket.com/Epitaphios2007) I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world ~ Mother Teresa Funny how I always think of these words on Holy Friday. Being a Greek Orthodox I've never quite understood why Holy Friday... Continue »
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(via orthodoxiconography.com) For the Greek Orthodox christians today is the first day of the Holy Week. Holy Monday services help us to understand Christ's passage from death to life-and how each of us can also become free from sin and death. So we commemorate: Christ the bridegroom by chanting "The... Continue »
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CYPRIOTS Danes and the Irish produce the most waste per capita in the whole European Union, while the Czechs, Poles and Slovaks the least, data from the EU's statistics office showed yesterday. Eurostat said one Dane produced on average 802 kg of municipal waste in 2008, the highest rate in... Continue »