Don’t Make Assumptions

Don’t Make Assumptions

As previous years have come to a close I have usually had an idea of what I want my theme to be for the year to come. Not a resolution as such, but a theme that will guide…

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The Football Table

The Football Table

I really enjoy the run-up to Christmas. For us, the festive fun starts on 10th December – the Greek God(zilla)’s birthday – when we traditionally choose our tree and hold our annual Christmas party. However, this year…

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#Showergate

#Showergate

When we moved into this house, we knew it needed some updating. Over the years, we have replaced most of the windows, had the walls replastered and painted, and put a proper floor down in…

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Our Big Fat Greek Holiday

Our Big Fat Greek Holiday

It feels very unseasonal writing about summer when it is so close to Christmas (37 sleeps!), but I have 6-months of blog catching up to do so am just going to get on with it. Hopefully, this…

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Starting a Business in your 40s

Starting a Business in your 40s

Oh, how I have missed you, dear Grenglish readers. Although it has been so long since I have posted here, I wonder how many of you are still around. I do still love this space. I…

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The Greek God(zilla) Strikes Again!

The Greek God(zilla) Strikes Again!

The Greek God(zilla) is well-known for his DIY skills, although not necessarily in a good way. There was the time he decided to patch up the house using parcel tape, and another when he tried his hand…

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Doing our bit for Sport Relief

Doing our bit for Sport Relief

For the last few years, I have joined Team Honk – a group of bloggers who fundraise for Comic and Sport Relief – to raise money for people living in extreme poverty here in the…

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Lamb Kleftiko

Lamb Kleftiko

Lamb kleftiko is a classic Greek recipe of slow cooked lamb with garlic, oregano, olive oil and lemon juice. Kleftiko means stolen and many years ago, sheep stealing was common practice in Greece. Great Papou,…

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Gluten-free chocolate & hazelnut cheesecake

Gluten-free chocolate & hazelnut cheesecake

There is nothing Greek about this gluten-free chocolate & hazelnut cheesecake, but it has been requested on almost as many Greek tables as Yiayia’s legendary spanakopita! I love watching people’s faces when they take their first mouthful,…

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The Key Bowl

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,…

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Lighten up

Lighten up

I went out to have drinks with a group of local friends recently. We met at the same place we always do, sat at the same table, drank the same wine and ordered the same food we know we love.…

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