In Greece, everyone celebrates the “Name Day” of the saint that bears the same name as them. Yesterday was the Greek God(zilla)’s Name Day and in Greece last night, all the Panagiotis’ had a great big feast and a party. It is like having two birthday celebrations a year.
So, it is quite a big deal… and I forgot.
“You don’t have to get me a present for my Name Day this year” was the comment that catapulted my memory back into the 21st century on Sunday night.
It was too late to organise anything that didn’t scream ‘PANIC BUY’ so I knew I was in deep doggy doo dar.
I winged it for a bit with the promise of Monday Night Steak night, but then time ran away from me at work and the Greek God(zilla) was left to buy all the ingredients himself.
When work ran away from me again at the end of the day and I didn’t get home until late, the Greek God(zilla) was left to cook his own Happy Name Day steak. I didn’t even bring home Happy Name Day wine. I am a terrible wife.
So, Panagiotis, I am aware how much I need to make it up to you. But until I am able to get out of the house/office/supermarket/laundry/car/lego box/karaoke box for long enough to buy you something fabulous and thoughtful and brilliant, here are a few of your favourite things to lift your mood…
Happy Name Day!
Have you ever missed an important date?