Monday 23 March 2015

Total eclipse of the heart!

I loved that song when I was!
Anyway first of all I'd like to thank everyone for their comments in recent blogposts! I try to answer the comments of those people who have e-mails connected to their names, not everyone does!
Also I'd like to thank the visitors through the Madam Samm and !Sew we stitch. Unfortunately I didn't have much time to visit many blogs yet but I will soon.
Let me now show you what kept me busy this week!
We spent a day at school with the fear of the eclipse! A day before the eclipse the Ministry of Education sent us some instructions which obliged us to stay inside the building all the time during the eclipse and not allow the children to look at the sun!
There were various reactions to that but of course we had to follow the instructions.
We even had the curtains closed. At some point I had an hour out of the classroom and tried a couple of photos. The sun was blinding of course and I wasn't really looking at what I was photographing. Imagine my surprise to see afterwards that the eclipse is shown somewhere in the building opposite the school. Can you see it?

This week we attended a shadow puppet performance at Vafopoulion Cultural Centre. It was presented by Yiannis Chatzis and it was dedicated to the Thessaloniki writer George Ioannou, a great local writer. Thomas Korovinis and his band sang great songs. And Yiannis Chatzis presented stories of George Ioannou in shadow puppetry.

This week I also had the chance to go to the local Etsy Greek Street Team meeting and we made a lovely craft calendar.
 The meeting took place at Koumbi craft cafe.I love looking around at all the beautiful things there.

 We enjoyed our coffee and made our craft calendar using all the supplies.
 I started by writing with crayons, and used stamps and cut-outs.
 We also used the various appliances availiable at the cafe and made embossed designs on the calendar covers.
Here's the front of my craft calendar.
And here's the back of my calendar.
 And here's our group. (Photo by Popi Balouri of Poppysstuff)
Many thanks also to Vivika of The Wandering Deer for the organization and Olga for showing us how to use the appliances.
Also this week there was a meeting with my Book reading club
So little sleeping and so much reading!
It was fun having coffee with fellow readers at Zogia cafe and meeting old and new friends!

 We also exchanged books and here's what I got.
And what I gave.
Funny I got the book of the girl who got mine all by chance!
We also had a presentation of Captain Michalis at Malliaris bookstore with the International Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis Society.
Unfortunately due to lack of time we only presented a small part of the book as the talks of the speakers (among them Kostas Zouraris, European Parliament Member and writer) took longer than expected. I hate it when things like that happen. I feel as if people do not acknowledge what we do as a team to make a good presentation or that they don't realise how much effort it takes to prepare a presentation! I loved Kostas Zouraris speech though, it was great, short and to the point).Anyway that unfortunate event was followed by dinner out and that was good!
 This week we also enjoyed an impromptu Saturday dinner with my son, his friend from college, his brother and my brother and also coffee out with the family!
That was all about this week! I am sorry I don't manage to blog more often and put all these news in one blogpost but unfortunately I am lacking time!


kathyinozarks said...

Hi, sounds like you a really nice week-I have been enjoying viewing the solar eclipse from all the photos of my blog friends-I remember in school when I was a child they did the same thing-kept us indoors and forbade us to look at the sun-as it will damage our eyes if looking right at it.
enjoy your week ahead Kathy

butterfly said...

Another lovely post I can see why you don't have much time , you live a very busy life hugs .

Decor Asylum said...

Άλλη μία γεμάτη εβδομάδα Αριάδνη. Η φωτογραφία που φαίνεται η έκλειψη στο κτήριο είναι σούπερ! Έχω ακούσει πως δεν κάνει να στρέφεις ούτε φακό κάμερας, χωρίς ειδικό φίλτρο, πάντως καθώς μπορεί να καταστραφεί. Την καλημέρα μου :)

Thalia Tzellou said...

Τέλειες φωτογραφίες ειδικά αυτές που φαίνεται η έκλειψη στο κτίριο!!Τι ωραίο το craft cafe και το ημερολόγιο!!Πάντα να έχετε ευχάριστες στιγμές Αριάδνη μου!!

Mii Stitch said...

You're always on the go, doing & making lovely crafty stuff :)

zina said...

εμας ειχε τοσο πολλη συννεφια που δυστυχως δεν την ειδαμε την εκλειψη! κριμα!

τελειο το καφεδακι και τα ημερολογιακια σας! με το καλο και στον επομενο!

Χριστίνα Πεταλωτή said...

χορταστική ανάρτηση Αριάδνη μου! Ξεσκάσαμε μαζί σου! Θέλω πολύ να πάω κι εγώ στο κουμπί αλλά δεν έχω καθόλου χρόνο :(( από Σεπτέμβρη πρώτα ο Θεός.

Poppy said...

Adorable craft calenders, Ariadne! You are a busy lady!


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I loved seeing the eclipse on the building. You were so lucky to take the picture without knowing it!

Unknown said...

Such a lovely gift to see you all! The EGST is the best team on ETSY. You are so enthusiastic, and encouraging. I am so happy that I saw these photos. Thanks Ariadne filakia from Montreal