Lifestyle and culture

Lifestyle and culture

T is for Tavli

I think you’ll understand that I love this country, feel very passionate about it and get defensive on Greece's behalf, despite the fact I’m English. One of the ongoing threads running through my posts has...

O is for Oedipus

In a previous post I talked about Eros and all the problems he had with looking so beautiful. It also addressed issues surrounding his mother with his girlfriend, later wife, Psyche.  As I mentioned in that...

N is for NineLives Greece

As you know, I write about goings on in Greece, so I decided to share a post about charity work in Greece. I like working with ‘rescue’ cats, literally rescued off the streets of Athens by...

“H” is for Honey

Welcome back A-Zers!  Did you have a good Sunday's rest? (It also happened to be Christian Easter Sunday, I hope you enjoyed yourself, whatever you were doing). Today's post is about Honey. Greek honey, or ‘meli’...

“F” is for Farmer’s Market

Moving away from mythology for a while now and looking at local happenings in Athens:Referred to as ‘laiki,’ these weekly Farmer's Markets come to a neighbourhood near you on a set day of the week. ...

“E” is for Eros (pronounced “E”, not ‘Iros’) – Greek God of Love &...

Now for a bit more Greek Mythology:Contrary to popular belief, the statue in Piccadilly Circus in London is not that of Eros, but that of Anteros, the God of Unrequited Love – and Eros’s...

It’s the little things…

...that make me love this country.  For example: I went to the Post Office today to pay an electricity bill.  They have one of those special machine thingys that you can put the bill...

Peripteros and clarinets

OK, what's a 'periptero?' I hear you ask.  It's a small kiosk, found in the streets throughout Greece where one can purchase cigarettes, newspapers, drinks and sweets - like a newsagents. Why am I writing...

Seven things to love about Greece and Greeks

(Actually, the list's grown now as I keep remembering things to add at odd moments, ie;  three o'clock in the morning - that type of thing.  But I'll keep the title the same). Someone was...

What IS it about Greece?

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately (and my head hurts) - I am in a state of flux at the moment: How I am living in my late 30's vs  How I...

Athens outdoor cinema experience

Greeks love to go to the cinema and a night at an open air one is more of an experience, not just an 'if all else fails and we run out of ideas, let's...

An evening at Epidaurus with Richard III

I had a lovely evening last night.  Spurred on by summer in the city and the Athens Festival that runs throughout July & August, myself and 2 friends managed to book tickets to go...

British tourists – the worst in the world?

I read an article in Wanderlust Magazine today, about how British people have voted THEMSELVES to be the worst tourists in the world (by voting themselves, it seems as if they're proud of this...

WELCOME TO GREECE!!

Ahhhh beautiful Greece......beautiful coastlines...But then comes...the standoffs...Still, at least I get to walk down an empty road (I was actually moved on after taking this pic - by a gasmasked policeman)and lest we forget...

Linguini the rescue cat – Greece

A while back I shared a post here about moving into my new apartment and feeding stray cats in Parliament Gardens.  I mentioned I'd be getting my very first foster cat, on behalf of...