Friday, 12 September 2014

Acting again!

For my local readers.
Today at 9 o'clock in the evening we are presenting our children's play "Koutornithia" at Tsoukes theatre in Drymos village outside Thessaloniki! Free entrance!
Those who haven't seen it yet please do come!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

9/11 the endless tears

I am starting my U.S.A. travel log with the 9/11 memorial and museum in New York to pay my respect to the thousands of people who lost their lives there and to their families. Photos by hubby and me. 
The moment we stepped out on the square that now holds two huge fountains on the place where the two towers were standing I was breathtaken with sorrow. Speechless, crying, bringing back the moment I returned from school that afternoon of September, 11th, 2001 and watched on TV live the second plane crashing on the tower and then the towers collapsing. I can never forget.
Seeing those huge fountains each as big as the footprint of each tower, deep and black and with the constant running water, I was overtaken by tears. Tears like the endless tears in people's lives.

 And all around carved on black granite the names of the casualties with the occasional rose or cross to show that some relatived passed by.

 And then we visited the museum about which so much controversy errupted.

 We left with so much sorrow in our hearts and the hope that terrorism, no matter where it comes from,will cease to exist.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

When it's bad weather you just have to remember the good weather!

September is always for starts, I think good starts! School starts!Univeristy starts!Home decluttering starts!
As this had been an exceptional summer starting with the trip to the U.S.A, going on to twenty beautiful beach days and ending in a theatre award and my son entering University, I cannot possibly think of a better start to Fall but a September with new school things and plans for meeting friends, crafting and decluttering. And I won't allow anyone or anything else to spoil the magic!
So although I would have preferred a weekend at the beach I will just stay here due to the weather and enjoy cleaning the flat! And remember lovely times at the beach this August!
Hope you enjoy them too!
Four mothers of four boys of the same age! We are lucky at this beach house that we have so many friends!
 Collecting sea glass and beach finds!

 And even spotting a wasp on a dead fish!
Watching the sunset every evening!

 Going to beautiful beaches to swim!

 Cleaning the lot!
 Enjoying the shade of a new umbrella!Thanks sis!
Laughing with Barca enjoying swimming!

Great days at the beach when you can't tell the sea and the sky apart!

 Reading! Manhattan Freud! Excellent! And so good to read something that takes place in New York and you can now realise what it means to be in Times Square or 42nd Street!
And another good read! Ouranopetra (=skystone) by Yannis Kalpouzos. I didn't manage to read many books this summer!
Spotting rainbows!

And beautiful shadows!
Visiting friends at Posidi on a windy unfortunately no swimming day!

Visiting a part of Chalkidiki for the first time! Just under the Potidea bridge!Unfortunately no sea glass there either!

Hope you enjoyed your summer!