Sunday 11 January 2015

Every weekend is a holiday!

That's my 2015 motto! Every weekend is a holiday!
We had a discussion with my friend Marabeth the other day and she asked me when my next holiday will be since the Christmas holidays ended on 7th January and I answered "Every weekend is a holiday!" so I decided to keep this.
Up to now I always considered the weekend the time to do rehearsals, house chores, schoolwork and sometimes have fun too.
I decided that I should change this.
I will try to do the house chores during the week a little bit every day and finish them up on Fridays so that the weekend is free for other things. I usually do the school work on a daily basis anyway.
And then as we don't have rehearsals any more with the Drama club then we should take advantage of that and do other things.
Also this week I kept my New Year's Resolution of doing things promptly.
So since last Sunday 4th January and under a very sad atmosphere all week because of the tragic events in France...

  • ...I put away the Christmas boxes.
  • ...I paid some bills and posted a letter and a parcel.
  • ...I talked on the phone with some relatives and friends whose nameday was this week.
  • ...I worked two days!
  • ...We had dinner out twice.
  • ...I dyed my hair (myself)
  • ...I cleaned up the entrance of our block of flats (as it was my turn).
  • ...I went to the supermarket once.
  • ...I cleaned up thoroughly my son's room(including washing of his curtains and the window panes, decluttering of all his drawers, cleaning his desk and bookcase)
  • ...I did the laundry twice (but not the ironing yet)
  • ...I prepared with the help of my sister-in-law the reading material for my son for his coming semester exams.
  • ...I attended the #jesuischarlie events organized in our city twice.
  • ...I blogged five times.
  • ...I finished half a book and listened to five old cassettes with my very old walkman!
  • ...We watched Philomena.We loved Philomena . It is the story of a woman in Ireland whose baby is taken from her and given to adoption and how she looks for him. Very good indeed!
  • ...I answered all of my e-mails (but one).
  • ...I finished one more Photo book.
All this week ever since the attack in Charlie Hebdo we were in a very bad mood.
 It was exactly as it was when 9/11 had happened in the United States. It kept us down and scared but also angry and sad. Inspite of that we have as human beings the obligation to go on. Our every day life has to go on.
This blogpost is accompanied with photos of today's #jesuischarlie event at the White Tower, the landmark of Thessaloniki and our walk back home via the sea front.


Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely pictures, Ariadne! :D

Justine said...

Beautiful pictures. What a wonderful approach to take to your weekends!

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nikol said...

Καλησπέρα Αριάδνη!!!! Τόσες πολλές και όμορφες φωτογραφίες από την Θεσσαλονίκη!!!Μια πόλη ζωντανή και πανέμορφη !!! Τελικά έκανες τόσα πολλά πράγματα μέσα σε μια εβδομάδα !!! Εχεις δίκιο το Σαββατοκύριακο πρέπει να είναι διακοπές !!!
Είδα και τη Μπάρτσυ σας στην προηγούμενη ανάρτηση , είναι πανέμορφη και αξίζει την αγάπη σας!!!Καλό ξημέρωμα !!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

A huge thank you for your solidarity and for taking some time of your busy week to attend the demonstrations. I think everybody in France is overwhelmed with gratitude towards people who stand for democracy in the world.

Decor Asylum said...

Πολύ γεμάτη η εβδομάδα σου Αριάδνη και πολύ σωστό το μότο της νέας χρονιάς!

zina said...

για αλλη μια φορα με ταξιδεψες Αριαδνη μου! σε ευχαριστω!

Anastasia said...

amazing photos Ariadne - what a jam packed weekend! Goodluck to your son for his upcoming exams!