Prosecco Moment

The Greek God(zilla) was decorating last weekend.  If you have read The Greek God(zilla)’s Guide to DIY then you will already be familiar with his unique ‘skills’ and understand why I may have been feeling a tad nervous. However, as the painting of the walls in our spare bedroom would require the Caddyshack poster to come down, it ...Read More

Lunching with Ladies

I have been feeling spectacularly down this week.  I think it is a mixture of a hangover from the summer, my son starting Year 1, the beginnings of a cold, and getting my period. Nothing major, and I feel guilty for even mentioning it here when there are people close to me having so much ...Read More

I Wore This and Thought of You

There are some items in my wardrobe that I will never ever throw out.  No matter how badly they may fit, how tatty they may look, or how unfashionable they may be. My ‘Australia’ jeans.  They are a 28 waist, bootleg, hipster jean. I can say with quite some confidence that I will ...Read More

Weekends

When I was single, weekends were a time for drinking, dancing, takeaways and watching E4 under a blanket on the sofa.  Maybe I’d meet friends for lunch, go to the cinema, hang out in Selfridges for 6-hours, or just spend the day in bed eating crisps, because I could. When I first met ...Read More

The Greek God(zilla)’s Guide to Romance

The Greeks are well-known for their philosophy, art and sculpture, literature and mythology; as well as their love of Greece, good food and family. Greek men are also thought to be very romantic.  My father-in-law tells a fantastic story about literally going weak at the knees at first sight of his wife-to-be and it makes me ...Read More

A Lovely Age

Sometimes, I wish I could freeze time.  Stop everything moving, stop us all growing older and just live in a moment for a little while longer. This summer was one of those times. I’ve never really had a whole summer with my son before.   He was born at the end of August, ...Read More

The Role of the Koumbara

In a few weeks time, I will be one of the 3 Koumbaras at my sister-in-law’s wedding.  In Greece, being asked to be the Koumbara is held in similar high regard to being the Maid of Honour or Bridesmaid in an English wedding.  Traditionally, the Koumbara is often also the same person who will be Godmother to the couple’s ...Read More

Miscarriage Never Really Leaves You

My last miscarriage was in January 2013 and for the most part, I have moved on.  Although, as much as it does not hurt me to speak out loud about miscarriage anymore; nor does the memory have the ability to completely floor me when it pops into my mind, it is still always there. ...Read More

The Reality of Working from Home during the Summer Holidays

I’ll just work from home in the mornings and do fun stuff in the afternoons, I thought to myself when I decided not to take August off. My job is so flexible, it won’t be stressful at all!  I added. I can hear you seasoned summer school holiday-ers laughing all the way from ...Read More

And, that was that

Just a few weeks ago, I walked my son to and from his reception year at school for the very last time. THE LAST TIME. He is still yet to turn 5.  An August born baby, he is the youngest in his year and will turn 5 a week before he enters Year 1, ...Read More