Highlighted Posts

  • When Did I Start Opting For The Lazy Workout?
  • St. Dennis Day Celebrations, Zakynthos
  • Finally, We Have An Official Diagnosis For Our Son…
  • An Effective, Non Chemical Treatment For Head Lice
  • How To Make Fresh Pasta – An Easy Recipe



Swallows... My Word Of The Week just had to be swallows as anyone who follows my blog may have read about my excitement and joy at having our swallows return for another summer. Although I refer to them as ours, the reality is that these wonderful little birds are indeed very free to choose ... [ Read More ]

The Swallows Are Back…

Lucky swallow shot

Marking The Official Start Of Spring! Since moving into this house twelve years ago, every year without fail, we have been lucky enough to have swallows nest on our balcony. Some years we have two lots of swallows trusting us enough to rear their young literally meters from us and our dogs. And ... [ Read More ]



This Week I Took Action... For some time now I've been looking for a way to share my photographs on my blog. It's not that my photographs are amazing or even have much of a 'WOW' factor, it's just that taking photographs is something I enjoy doing. I have only discovered a love for taking ... [ Read More ]

A Room With A View…

Room with a view

Mommy Reality... This fortnight, for the Mommy Reality Challenge,  Jen and Celeste are wanting to see what we see everyday when we look out of a window or through a door.  For anyone who doesn't know what the Mommy Reality Challenge is, then why not check it out? It's fun and it's free and you may ... [ Read More ]

My Daughters First School Trip Away


First School Trip... This morning, at some ridiculously early hour, long before the sun started to rise, I dropped my daughter off at her school for her first school trip away. Every year there is a school trip to the mainland for a few days, but this is the first year she has wanted to go. When ... [ Read More ]

One Very Naughty Dog…

A very naughty dog

It seems that we have a very naughty dog in our midst... We have five daft dogs and on the whole they are pretty well behaved. They have their toys, they know basic commands (Alphie I have taught to do some tricks fro which him and I am very proud!), they tolerate the Morris - the not so feral ... [ Read More ]

Banoffee Cake – My Emergency Birthday Cake Solution!

Banoffee cake

I Had A Bit Of A Situation On My Hands... It was my Dads birthday and we had no cake! Mum had asked if I could cook a meal over at ours for Dads birthday (I have no idea why my social butterfly of a Mum couldn't do it herself, but I agreed). It was only going to be the six of us, so it wasn't a ... [ Read More ]

Get Fit In Just Two Minutes?…Really?…

get fit

I Really Don't Thinks So!... Although that's not what I've been reading in a certain 'news' paper recently. Think about it. Do you really think that doing just a two minutes workout is going to help you get fit? Personally I can't see it and it's no wonder that there are so many people who ... [ Read More ]

My Love…My Kindle…


My Love...My Kindle... I said it would never happen. I said that nothing could be as good as reading a real book, you know with paper pages. I was a doubter. I doubted that I would ever love a Kindle, but I accepted that if I wanted to have a better choice of books to read, then I had to get a ... [ Read More ]

When Did I Start Opting For The Lazy Workout?


Last Week It Dawned On Me... That maybe I had been getting a little lazy when it came to maintaining my fitness. Don't get me wrong I am no fanatic, but I like feeling fit (or relatively fit at least). It's something I've always tried to maintain ( I want to die as old and as fit as I can be ... [ Read More ]



Recently I've been trying to focus on getting a better balance in my life and this past week I feel like I may have finally got there. Why Balance Is Important... For me balance is important because if I have nothing to focus on I get all out of sync and find it easy to procrastinate, but if I ... [ Read More ]

No Military Service For Greg’s!

military service

Military Service In Greece... Not many people seemed to realize that military service is still compulsory in Greece, but it is. At the age of seventeen/eighteen (last year of high school), Greek males must go and sign up for compulsory military service. There are exemptions for and reduced terms ... [ Read More ]



It's Not Been The Week I Expected... Neal had his first full week of work since Christmas and with the children being at school I was looking forward to some much needed alone time. I was looking forward to pottering around the house getting things done and getting some quality time in on my ... [ Read More ]

Oh! How Time Passes!

Time passes

 Oh! How Time Passes!... Looking in the mirror I see an older version of the person I used to be. Quite a natural occurrence for most of us, but where the time has gone I am not quite sure. Last week my youngest child turned fifteen (?!?!); no longer a child, but not quite an adult ... [ Read More ]

Mommy Reality #27 – This Is My Real


It's mid January and the sparkle and excitement of Christmas are distant memories. Where the Christmas tree once stood, a grubby looking armchair now sits. Bright Christmas ornaments and twinkly tinsel have been replaced by a layer of dust and the dining room table no longer holds candles and ... [ Read More ]

One Of The Problems In Greece…

Stamps needed in Greece

Is That No One Seems To Know The System... Was it really only ten days ago that I was feeling refreshed, positive and strong for 2015? Oh how things have changed in such a short time!...It is only January the 10th and I am feeling stressed, frazzled and mentally exhausted. For anyone who ... [ Read More ]



The New Year Is The Chance To Start Afresh... As much as I love Christmas, by the time the New Year comes I feel ready to leave the festivities behind and start the New Year afresh. I love the feeling waking up on January 1st with a while new year ahead. I'm not big fan of making new year ... [ Read More ]

Debs New Year Bloggers Honours List…


Why A New Years Bloggers Honours... When I started blogging back in February I was more than a little nervous about venturing into the world of blogging. I was racked with self doubt, doubting very much that anyone would actually click on my blog, let alone hang around long enough to read a post, ... [ Read More ]

Spare A Thought This Christmastime…

Santa bauble

For Those Less Fortunate Than Ourselves... Christmastime is without a doubt my most favorite time of year. I love the glitz and the twinkle of Christmastime. I love the food. And I have even grown to love the fact that my birthday is very close to Christmas. But for me Christmastime is really all ... [ Read More ]

Vanilla Fudge Recipe

Vanilla fudge

Vanilla Fudge I love making vanilla fudge almost as much as I enjoy eating it and this recipe always goes down well at parties and special occasions. It's not something I make often these days as I can't justify making more than a couple of batches over the festive period and eating too much of ... [ Read More ]

Melt In The Mouth Shortbread Recipe


  Shortbread There is no doubt that shortbread is one of the most moreish biscuits around. In my mind a good shortbread is firm, but melts nicely  in the mouth, leaving me wanting more. In our house shortbread is a Christmas favourite and I wouldn't dream of buying the shop bought ... [ Read More ]