I Killed the Tooth Fairy

I Killed the Tooth Fairy

I hadn’t planned to tell my son the truth about the Tooth Fairy when I did. I knew the question of whether or not the tooth fairy is real would come up soon – he was…

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The Birthday Hoover

The Birthday Hoover

We had to let our dear cleaner of 8-years go earlier this year. She had been with us since our son was born, in fact, the reason we hired her was because I’d had an…

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Naxos inspired tuna salad!

Naxos inspired tuna salad!

My favourite place for lunch in Naxos is easily the Cedar Cafe in Plaka. It has a very chilled, relaxed vibe and is set just off the beach, underneath cedar trees where hammocks gently sway! The…

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The Broken Oven

The Broken Oven

I decided to take Zee for a mini-break to my parents’ house for a couple of days over the summer and left the Greek God(zilla) to his own devices for a night. When I say…

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45-minutes

45-minutes

There’s a lot you can do in 45-minutes; drink a cup of tea, watch an episode of Eastenders, write a blog post, beat the Greek God(zilla) in a game of chess… but, there is one…

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How I became a cat person

How I became a cat person

Now, I have always been more of a dog person so was not really in the market for a cat, but I can’t tell you how much joy Perseus ‘Percy’ has already brought to our…

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Thoughts on being mediocre

Thoughts on being mediocre

I wanted an early night with my book last night so I watched the Brit Awards on catch-up this morning – I am so rock & roll – and every time someone picked up an…

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A random act of kindness

A random act of kindness

My debit card expired at the end of last month and although I received a new one in plenty of time, I continued to use my old card right up until the day it expired.…

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Patates Lemonates (Lemon Potatoes)

Patates Lemonates (Lemon Potatoes)

Yiayia’s recipe for traditional patates lemonates is one of her most requested, and with very good reason – they are AMAZING! The lemon makes them taste much fresher and lighter than ordinary roasted potatoes, which in my experience…

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Joy

Joy

There are many things in life that bring me joy – long walks, sunny days, mugs of hot tea, a vase of flowers on the kitchen table, writing, clean sheets, Sunday roasts, clear skin, friends,…

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