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

Aspergers Syndrome: Raising Awareness

Aspergers syndrome

Or At Least Trying To... As some of you may know last year my son Greg's was diagnosed with having Aspergers Syndrome. The diagnosis did not come as a surprise to us. In fact, it was very much a relief, as we have always been aware that he is very different from other children. Getting the ... [ Read More ]

If I Had An Extra Hour In The Day…

Extra hour

Mommy Reality #34 This week I have the honour of co-hosting The Mommy Reality Challenge along side the regular hosts Jen and Celeste. For anyone who is unaware of what the Mommy Reality Challenge is all about; where have you been? You've been missing out on a light hearted fortnightly challenge, ... [ Read More ]

Mommy Reality #34: If I Had One More Hour…

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Welcome to Mommy Reality Challenge 34!!! Hosted by Jen from JENerally Informed and Celeste from Leapfrog and Lipgloss! Okay. That was scary. ANYWAY, if this is your first time hearing about the Mommy Reality Challenge we are so glad you are joining this great community of moms who participate ... [ Read More ]

My Bedside Table…

Bedside table

Mommy Reality Challenge #33... For anyone who doesn't know, The Mommy Reality Challenge is a fun fortnightly photographic challenge hosted by Jen and Celeste. Well at least I thought it was meant to be fun, until we were asked to share pictures of our bedside tables.... You'd never think that dust ... [ Read More ]



Headache... This week my Word Of The Week just had to be headache! A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on how I had decided to take Action by starting a second blog, which is to be a photo blog...Nothing too exciting, just somewhere I can share my very non award winning photos. Twelve months ... [ Read More ]

Still Broken…

Still broken

Six Months Later... For this fortnights Mommy Reality Challenge, Jen and Celeste are asking Mums to share all things broken. It's not anything to be ashamed of, we all have something that's broken...Don't we?...(Humour me please?)...In fact it's liberating to be able to stand up and say...''This ... [ Read More ]



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?…

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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 ]