Monday, 25 August 2014

Back at last!

YES we are back! We returned from the States on July 30th, went straight to the sea and returned yesterday to the city!
So where to start? Oh I don't know!
And there are so many things to do that were left behind. And so many things to tell you about our trip!
But first things first!
We are in the city before the school year starts (on the 1st September) because we are rehearsing to take part in a theatrical competition of amateur theatrical groups with "Griothesia" our adult play.
We will take the play to Orestiada and hopefully we will do well.
Any local friends come and see us on Thursday evening!
It has been 15 years since the festival started.This year it is dedicated to Zoe Laskari.
You can find the whole programme of the festival here. I borrowed the photos from their site.
These are the judges!All very well known actors and actresses.
And these are photos of the 6 plays which were chosen out of 34 to take part in the competition from all over Greece!


Wish us good luck!
I will start posting blogposts about our trip as soon as I make files of our 8000 photos!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

This weekend before our trip.

We are getting ready for our trip to the States tomorrow.
This weekend was special though.
Yesterday afternoon a group of friends gathered at a neighbourhood park to do one more in my closet
workshop organized by our dear Anna.
First we gathered and while sipping coffee we took one fabric glass case that Anna made for us.We were supposed to stitch on it!
 It was Anna's  birthday though so behind her back we organized a surprise for her.
We asked Christina Ina to make a birthday cake for her that contained everything Anna loves.
 Her closet, her kitchen where she shares her creativity with us, Mafalda her favourite cartoon and buttons, lots of buttons!

Of course after eating the cake crafting followed. We stitched with free embroidery or cross stitch on the fabric glass cases.



This is what I made, something very simple.
My pupils were better than me!
It was  a great workshop and we left with a lovely cookie treat bag from Anna's sister Vasiliki of
Me to dahtylo sto vaso.
I made Anna a Mafalda keyring!
Today it was my mum's 80th birthday. We wanted to take her out and celebrate her birthday all the family together. It was  a lovely family gathering!





Just wanted to let you know that I will probably not blog at all for more than a month while our trip to the States lasts! I will probably not be able to read blogs either or answer comments. Also I have  a problem with my facebook messaging so I am a bit in the blind as to how I am going to communicate. I will be able to make some posts on facebook during the trip, I will answer personal e-mails and hopefully will add some photos on Instagram.
 I'd like to wish every one a happy summer!

Spotting beauty around me.

I always take my camera with me and spot beautiful corners.
That's one of the windows of a abandoned house we pass on the way to the sea front.
A gorgeous butterfly on a daisy!
One of the lovely scenes of a cartoon movie I recently watched.
An old Turkish bath in the city centre.
The view of the harbour.
A green alley.
Alexander the Great!
And since I have taken so many photos and linked them to a great blog called Our Beautiful World I am sure this blogpost is appropriate to link to them as they are celebrating one year of making the blog and they are also having a bloghop and giveaways. So go over and enjoy!
And here's the prompt of the next two weeks. To put a photo of ours at the age of one!So here I am trying to walk!
Today I am linked to Our Beautiful World.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Our Barca

Sometimes steals our clothes!
And thinks she is a fashion model!
Sometimes sits still!


Sometimes poses for a photo.
Sometimes waits for us patiently to vote!
Sometimes studies along with Miltos for the entrance University exams.
And finds it boring!So does my son!
Oh we will miss her so much when we are away!

Friday, 27 June 2014

A spring cleaning weekend at the beach

We had to clean the beach house before we left as the children will be staying there. Apart from cleaning I also roamed the beach. It wasn't hot enough for me to swim but it was great for sea glassing!
That's plastic!
No one at the beach!
That's a stone!


What's this?
Oh this!
Lovely stone!Is that considered agate?



Oh yes a button!





A toy!




Back to cleaning!

And Ian's sea glass watercolour painting among the rest of the watercolours and photos!
And some gardening!

And a new acquisition!
This lovely gourd painted as a mermaid by the amazing Maria Kanteraki of Mariaspaint.
The total of the collection.



Such strange weather. That was last weekend and the weather was great and today a huge storm hit the city again!Oh well!Summer is bound to come!