Παρασκευή, 28 Νοεμβρίου 2008

THE BRENDA'S PHOTO CHALLENGE: ANTS

Hello!
My name is Anty!

Let me show you round!
This is my home!



With my family worked too hard all summer,


so now we'll rest and enjoy the winter.

Here is me with my friends but we are too little for you to see us.


When we look up to the sky,

we see Antigoni's and Marina's homes.


They and their families are nice people and always give us food.
They are good neighbours.

That's the theme that

chose this time for Brenda's Photo Challenge.

http://brendaphotochallenge.blogspot.com/

Have a great time.

Τρίτη, 25 Νοεμβρίου 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY: S for St.AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA



Five years ago, during our residence to Florida, we spent a weekend to St.Augustine.
St.Augustine is the first city that the Spanish built up when they came to Florida.

With the conch tour train we saw all the attractions of that beautiful city.
The Fountain of youth




The Ponce De Leon's statue
(Ponce De Leon was the founder of St.Augustine)


The oldest house


The oldest wooden school


The old history museum
(the history from Indians to Spanish)



The government's museum


St.George street


and many many more.
I wish i could show you all of my pictures.
St.Augustine is a fantastic place.
It is very different from the other cities of America.
It's like Europe.
We enjoyed every minute of our residence.


Δευτέρα, 24 Νοεμβρίου 2008

MY WORLD TUESDAY: MY MUM IS THE BEST



On Sunday we had lunch to my mother's house.

My mum is the best cook i know.

My sister and i have a bit of her talent but she is up to the top.

In a very short time she can make a full table of foods.

Olga and Alexandra helped their granny to set the table up.



My hubby and my dad talked about sports and cars

and Antonia played with her toys.


And i........ took these shots.

We ate red peppers, small dogfish, fresh yellow beans, egg-plants with cheese, wild herbs, cheese graviera (Cretan cheese) and boiled meat with stakopilafo (Cretan recipe).




At the end of our lunch, we couldn't get up from our seats.

We really enjoyed it.


To see more World visit http://showyourworld.blogspot.com/

Κυριακή, 23 Νοεμβρίου 2008

47 QUESTIONS FOR ME




My blog friend Tina from http://www.mummydiariesblog.com/ passed these questions to her blog friends so we know each other better.
Be patient and we come to an end before you know it.
The questions are:

1. Were you named after anyone? By my grandmother.
2. When was the last time you cried? Last night, seeing a movie.
3. Do you like your handwriting? Yes.
4. What is your favourite lunch meat? Meat balls and burgers.
5. Do you have kids? 3 beautiful girls.
6. If you were another person, would you be friends with you? I think so.
7. Do you use Sarcasm alot? Sometimes.
8. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes.
9. Would you bungee jump? Nooooo.
10. What is your favourite cereal? Kellogg's special K - low fat.
11. Do you unite your shoes when you take them off? Always!
12. Do you think you are strong? I like to think so.
13. What is your favourite ice cream? Chocolate.
14. What is the first thing you notice about people? Their eyes. Eyes are the mirror of the soul.
15. Red or Pink? Both.
16. What is the least favourite thing about yourself? Nerves.
17. Who do you miss the most? My grandparents.
18. Do you want everyone to send this back to you? No!
19. What colour shoes are you wearing? I wear my slippers in the house, and they are brown.
20. What was the last thing you ate? Cheese pie.
21. What are you listening to right now? Olga's reading. She has history exams tomorrow.
22. If you were a crayon what colour would you be? Brown apple.
23. Favourite Smells? The air after it has rained and the smell of a baby.
24. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? My Mom.
25. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes!
26. Favourite sports to watch? Swimming and ice skating.
27. Hair Color? Brown.
28. Eye colour?Green.
29. Do you wear contacts? No.
30. Favourite food? Spaghetti all kinds.
31. Scary movies or happy endings?Happy endings.
32. Last movie you watched? Barbie and the Christmas carols.
33. What colour shirt are you wearing? White.
34. Summer or winter? Winter.
35. Hugs or kisses? Both.
36. Favourite desert? Anything!
37. Most likely to respond? All my blogging friends.
38. Least likely to respond? People that don't know me.
39. What book are you reading now? "The secret for happy kids", Steve Biddulph.
40. What is on your mouse pad? My mouse.
41. What did you watch on TV last night? A film.
42. Favourite sound? My kids' voices.
43. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Both.
44. What is the farthest you have been away from home? USA, Florida.
45. Do you have a special talent? Good listener.
46. Where were you born? Athens, Greece.
47. Whose answers are you looking forward to getting back?My blog friends.
Can't wait.

A NEW AWARD



I got a new award from Tina http://www.mummydiariesblog.com/
Thank you so much.
I want to give this award to:
Thank you all for your friendship.

Τρίτη, 18 Νοεμβρίου 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY: R for RATATOUILLE





RATATOUILLE is a Paris' RESIDENT.
He is a famous and RARE RAT, who works at a RESTAURANT as a chief.
He has the RECOGNITION and RESPECT of his colleagues
and the love of his RELATIVES.



His RECIPES are REMARKABLE.
The REGULAR customers love to have his famous RECIPE with garlic, onions, tomatoes, cheese, pepper and ROSEMARY or his delicious pancakes.


I have seen this movie five times and i haven't had enough of it.


Δευτέρα, 17 Νοεμβρίου 2008

MY WORLD TUESDAY: THREE FAVORITES


I have a confession to make to all my blog friends.
I thought of three things that they were important to me for this week's My World and i couldn't choose one of them.

So i decided to make a post for all of them.

I hope you like it and not be tired of it.
First, i want to share with you our day trip.
On Saturday, my family(all five) and my sister's family(all four)
went to Prokopi village, Evia.
The weather was fantastic for a trip.

Cloudy and not very cold.
The nature's colours were great and the smell from the wet ground was amazing.





We visited the Orthodox church of St.John the Russian.


He's very important saint and even today makes many miracles.

Many people even from other religions visit this church.
Then we had lunch to a Greek tavern.


We came back home at 8 pm.

The second thing i want to share is today's anniversary of Polytechnic school.

In 1973 the students of the universities all over the country decided to make a resistance against dictatorship and bring democracy back to Greece, after seven long years.

The dictators sent an army tank to pull down the iron gate of Polytechnic school.

All the students that they were on the gate, smashed and killed by the tank.


It was the beginning of the dictatorship's end.

The democracy came back to Greece but many young people died.

For the honour of those who died for the democracy,every year this day, the students of all schools have a selebration of their memory,like a memorial service.

And last, but not least, something that touch my feelings deeply.

Every year before Christmas, the society of people who paint with their mouth or feet (they have no hands), send to several people a new year's calendar, five Christmas cards and many mini cards for gifts.


It's up to anyone to send the money that all these cost.

It is the only income they have.

They have dignity and they don't begg for any help.



Visit http://showyourworld.blogspot.com to see more of our world.









Κυριακή, 16 Νοεμβρίου 2008

TODAY'S FLOWERS: A HOTEL'S GARDEN

Two weeks ago i spent my weekend to a wonderful hotel in Eretria, Evia,
with my husband.
Among the things i especially loved to this hotel, it was their garden.

All around the pool there is grass and beautiful flowers in every colour.
I took my camera and had a few shots.








To see more flowers visit http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com/


Πέμπτη, 13 Νοεμβρίου 2008

THE BRENDA'S PHOTO CHALLENGE: WATER

This time Maria from http://mknoche.blogspot.com/
chose WATER as the new theme of Brenda's Photo Challenge.

I have hundreds of photos with water in them.

You see, in Greece we have plenty of water (sea, rivers, lakes, waterfalls).

So i chose the most recent pictures from our Summer holidays.

From N.Styra, Evia
From Agios Dimitrios, Evia


From Agios Dimitrios, beach





I hope you all enjoy this theme.


It's really good.


Τετάρτη, 12 Νοεμβρίου 2008

TWO MORE AWARDS


This week started very beautifully.

I won two more awards from blog friends.

The first is



from Marina http://marinaslifefamily.blogspot.com/

According to this, I have to mention six things that I like in my life

and to recommend six other bloggers.

In my life, i like:

1. Spending time with my family.

2. Photography.

3.Sea.

4. Collections.

5. Religion.

6. Blogging.
And many others.
I want to give this award to:
Bobbie and Jerry http://therightblue.com/
and

The second award is

from Bobbie and Jerry http://therightblue.com/


I want to give this award to persons who love sea and water like i do.







Thank you all for your friendship.

Τρίτη, 11 Νοεμβρίου 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY: Q for QUILT

Last night it was a cold night, so my girls asked me to put their quilts on their beds.

The blankets aren't enough any more.

It's 18 degrees at day time and much lower at night.


We have also a quilt for the couch, because we want snugness when we watch TV.




Δευτέρα, 10 Νοεμβρίου 2008

MY WORLD TUESDAY: TRADITIONAL DISHES


This week i want to show you some traditional dishes from Greece.

We start with traditional fasolada (white beans soup).

For this plate we need:

white beans, olive oil, salt, black pepper, onions, carrots, tomato sauce, water and celery.



Next we have our traditional spanakopita (spinach pie).

For this plate we need:

some pastry, spinach, fresh onions, dry onions, dill, fennel, salt, black pepper, olive oil, eggs and feta cheese.




But sometimes the kids want to have other tastes.

So i make a home made pizza.

One recipe i usually use is this:

i make the dough, i put tomato sause, slices of ham, green pepper, sausages, mushrooms, slices of
cheese (gouda or edam), and grated cheese.


I hope you all enjoyed this post.