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5 Reasons to Love Greek Easter Sunday

It will take more than a little bit of rain to scupper the Greek Easter barbecue planned for this afternoon. Not even the heavy rain that is forecast for today can dampen the Greek God(zilla)’s spirits when it comes to putting lamb on the spit. It will not be the first time ...Read More

We Need to Talk About the M-Word

Miscarriage. About one in four pregnancies will end this way and yet for something that is sadly so common, most people still know so very little about it. People who have experienced the hurt of a miscarriage feel uncomfortable and embarrassed even, to talk about it. I am not sure if this ...Read More

Back from Brooklyn

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front over the last week so we have lots to catch up on. When I left you last, I was winging my way to New York so let’s start there. Here I visited Whole Foods for the first time, felt snow on my face, ...Read More

A Night On

The Greek God(zilla) and I have never really subscribed to the idea of ‘date’ night. Before having a child, we went out together all of the time.  I guess you could call them dates, although we never did.  We regularly went to the cinema, out for dinner, or to the pub. It ...Read More

A Christmas Break

The last place we hoped to be on Christmas Day was in the A&E department with our 4-year old. While packing the car for various family visits over the festive season, we prepared for every eventuality we could think of.   This did not include how to dress, travel, and entertain a ...Read More

A Christmas Party

This weekend we hosted our 3rd annual Christmas party, which always falls on the Saturday closest to the Greek God(zilla)’s birthday, so it is always a joint celebration. Our Christmas tree is picked out and decorated the night before.  The wine racks are fully stocked from the Greek God(zilla)’s booze cruise to ...Read More

Weekend Round-Up (Steak NOT Included)

My Friday night took another major blow this weekend, with the absence of Steak Night™ for the second week running.  At least there was the promise of fish & chips eaten out of the house last week.   This time we settled for plain ordinary roasted vegetable pasta in a pesto sauce ...Read More

All I Want For Christmas Is…

If he had his way, the Greek God(zilla) would do all of his Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve; and if I had mine, all our presents would be shopped for, wrapped, and sitting prettily under the stairs by the end of October. Since we have been together, we have agreed to meet ...Read More

Guest Post: Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

I am handing this blog over to my sister today, who has written a beautiful tribute to her great friend, Lisa Kelly, who sadly passed away a year ago today. Unbelievably, its been a year today that I lost a truly unforgettable friend. I still struggle to come to terms with the ...Read More

Weekend Round-Up

Friday night is possibly my most favourite time of the week. The Greek God(zilla) leaves work early and is generally in high spirits when he returns home, usually after having stopped off for a quick pint on his way back. The bedtime routine is completed with an extra spring in our steps, ...Read More