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The Key Bowl

In our hallway, there is a glass bowl that was originally placed there for decorative purposes but has recently started being used to home sunglasses, Lego men, lipstick and keys. Every morning before I leave the house, I delve into the bowl to retrieve my house keys and as soon as I walk back through the door, I drop them into the bowl again. I do not keep my keys in my bag, my coat pocket, or on the kitchen table. They always go in the bowl, that’s just the way it is. Other stuff sometimes finds it way into the bowl too, but only as a temporary resting place from the stairs to the place they really belong. However, one morning earlier this week when I was about to leave for the school run, my keys were not where they were supposed to be. I searched behind the bowl, down the back of the chest the bowl sits on, and then emptied the contents of the bowl out on the hallway floor. I found smarties, loose coins and a …

Bleeding a Radiator – the Greek God(zilla) way

Many of you will already be familiar with the Greek God(zilla)’s unique approach to fixing things around the house. His solution to repair almost every crack, tear or hole is to apply a strip of parcel tape over it.  View some examples here. Recently, he has been trying to improve upon his DIY skills as evidenced when he successfully took on the painting of two small bedrooms. But, a handyman he is not and there are some things that really should be left in the hands of professionals, or my Dad. Like, bleeding a broken radiator. It is so obvious now what is coming next so WHY OH WHY OH WHY OH WHY OH WHY did I not see it coming at the time?! It was a typical Friday night in many ways.  The Greek God(zilla) came home from work early, so we took our son to the village for a haircut.  A visit that was well overdue, but I had put off because a little trim sometimes has a tendency to turn into a big chop when I am not looking (possibly because I …

The Greek God(zilla)’s Guide to Barbecuing

The Greek God(zilla) believes that the Greeks and in particular, his mother, have shaped a way of eating that no other country can rival. The food is drizzled in olive oil, garnished with feta cheese, washed down with red wine, and best eaten outdoors surrounded by family and friends. If you are Greek, then the ability to cook over fire is more than a skill to be mastered, it is a birthright. The Greek God(zilla) will jump at any opportunity to pull out the tongs and light up the coals.  There is nothing that can come between him and his barbecue; or anybody else’s barbecue for that matter. Having observed the master at work for many years now, I have pulled together the following guide so you too can barbecue the Greek God(zilla) way. Choosing the right BBQ is not important. A BBQ master can work on any fire. It’s all about the heat. Under no circumstances must anyone stick a sausage on the barbie before the coals have turned white, EVER.  If you witness a barbecue chef attempt to skip this process, intervene immediately and relieve them of their tongs. …

The Greek God(zilla)’s Guide to DIY

I grew up in a house where if a curtain rail fell down, my Dad would simply pull out his tool box, climb up his trusty old step-ladder and re-fix the rail to the wall. If a lightbulb needed changing, the step-ladder would come out again and within a few minutes, light would be restored! Pictures were hung perfectly in line on walls, washing machines were expertly plumbed, carpets were neatly fitted – all by his own fair hands. If I got a flat tyre, my Dad would be there in a jiffy with a jack and a spare. He has decorated many rooms, in many of the houses I have lived. He even plastered our bathroom wall. More so, he made it all look SO easy. The Greek God(zilla) has his own way of doing things, which he makes look pretty easy too. Unsightly telephone wires that keep coming away from the walls? No problem! Simply tuck them away inside a door frame and secure with parcel tape. Lost the instructions on how to correctly …