Monday, 26 January 2015

A week of CHANGE!

Although according to the Grow Your Blog instructions I shouldn't blog for a week or two so that the Grow Your Blog post comes first for people to get to know me and my blog the events around me do not allow that!
So I will blog again today.Whoever wants to learn more about me, my blog and my giveaway, should look into the previous blogpost here. Anyway thank you everyone who have visited my blog through GYB and for becoming a follower too.
As many of you might guess from the title of this blogpost this week was a very difficult week for our family and for our country.
It was a week of CHANGE!
On Tuesday my sister's-in-law father died. So on Wednesday we had a funeral. No matter how old a person is when your own father dies it is a shock. That's a big CHANGE!
Bytheway my father died in 1998 and I still remember him like he was here yesterday! I still miss him so much!
Another big change this week was the elections yesterday. It was a historical election. After so many years in Greece there is a Leftist Government. That's a big CHANGE! Having been for so many years into a financial and political crisis we are hoping for the best.

 On Monday afternoon I attended a seminar on Teaching foreign languages using new technology. It was quite interesting and since my school is one of the very few in Greece that has tablets and an interactive board in one classroom and computers and projectors in three others we are considered lucky and we have to learn how to use them to teach!That's a big CHANGE!
And as technology takes over everywhere hubby thought that I needed a new mobile so he bought me a Samsung A3 for my birthday which is on the 28th. It is quite easy to use it and I can add so many new apps. I am excited! I was never excited with mobile phones! That's a big CHANGE!
This week hubby and I also had a cardiologist's check up. We are doing well, but he has to stop eating salt because of his high blood pressure and I have to walk at a fast pace for 45 minutes a day. For a person like me that never liked walking fast that's a big CHANGE! We already started walking since Monday and it feels good!But I miss my "spotting beauty around me" moments while walking at the sea front!
Today Demis Roussos died. He was a singer I really loved and had always listened to and sang his songs. When artists you remember seeing in movies or listening to their songs all your life die then you start feeling that you are getting older, right? Or do I feel like this because my birthday is this week?
That's another CHANGE!
Do you feel good with CHANGE?


devonseaglass said...

The 28th is this week!

butterfly said...

I hope the change will be good for you and your country . hugs.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I thought about you a lot during the weekend and again today. I hope you can adjust to all the change!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Ariadne.


kathyinozarks said...

sometimes change can be a good thing we just need to grasp it the best we can-praying for your country. and Happy Birthday-as we get older I think we look at the world differently too-hugs from the Ozarks in Missouri (USA)

Drastiria said...

Γεια σου Αριάδνη! Πιστεύω πως όλα θα πάνε καλά για τη χώρα μας!Το κινητό αυτό είναι πολύ ωραίο! Όλοι αυτό βάζουν στο μάτι! Καλορίζικο, λοιπόν!Χρόνια πολλά για τα γενέθλιά σου!!! Να τα εκατοστήσεις κι ότι επιθυμείς!

Unknown said...

Change can be good when you are expecting it, not when it surprises you! I have had quite a few chnges in my life since a few months now,too!!!

The 28/01, I always remember as it's also my litte sister's birthday! xxx

eleanna said...

Too many changes in a such short time period! Let's hope it's for the best. The last few years, I'm getting used to changes around me, while a few years back, I was very, very stressed about it. RIP for the people who passed away...

zina said...

πολλες αλλαγες...και εμενα ξεκινησε ο μπεμπης παιδικο μια κ συντομα γυρναω στο γραφειο!

καλημερα Αριαδνη μου

Mii Stitch said...

Watched the news yesterday evening & found out about the election & the singer too.
Big changes, hopefully for the best :)

nikol said...

Η σημερινή σου ανάρτηση έχει πολλά θέματα Αριάδνη !!! Και βέβαια συμφωνώ ότι όταν ένα αγαπημένο πρόσωπο πεθαίνει δεν παίζει ρόλο η ηλικία !!!ΣΕ λίγο θα είναι 28/1 άρα μπορώ να σου ευχηθώ Χρόνια Πολλά για τα γενέθλιά σου , να είσαι υγιής και να έχεις κοντά σου ανθρώπους που αγαπάς !!!
Καλό ξημέρωμα και καλορίζικο το σούπερ κινητό!!!

Sara said...

I don't fear changes and even if they are not always good you always learn something from them. I hope Greece starts doing well from now. Happy walks :)

Unknown said...

Ariadne this has been a week to circle in your calendar, so much is going on. The best is that you are so positive and such a delight with all those photos. Hoping for the best for you and your family, silipitiria-eonia i mnimni to.

Poppy said...

Is it your birthday today, Ariadne? Happy Birthday! All the very best!

And it's also a kind of birthday for Greece, isn't it, with our new government and our charismatic leader? Let's hope and pray that we start to come out of this slump!