Δευτέρα, 29 Δεκεμβρίου 2008

MY WORLD TUESDAY: CHRISTMAS CUSTOMS



Today i'll tell you some Christmas customs that we have in our family.
On December 24th, in the morning, the kids go to grandparents, aunts and uncles and sing the Christmas carols.

On Christmas day, we all go to the church at 6 am.
We go to a monastery (Panagia Faneromeni).


The Christmas liturgy there, is something else.
Although there is a crowd waiting to receive holy communion, you don't hear a thing.
There is peace and quiet everywhere.
The only thing you can hear is the voice of the nun singing the hymns.
At 8 am the church finishes and we go to my mother's in law house for the traditional breakfast.



We gather there, my parents in law, my family and my husband's brothers with their families.
This year we were 13 persons.
This breakfast is a tradition from my mother's in law father.
After 40 days without meat (fasting), you can imagine what happening on this table.
The forks catch fire.
At 2 pm we gather for lunch.
A lot of food and wine, again.
This year my brother in law dressed up like Santa and gave gifts to the kids.


In the evening we go to the persons who celebrate their names (Christos,Christina).
These days are for friends, relatives, food and fire place.
I hope you all had Merry Christmas.

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Τρίτη, 23 Δεκεμβρίου 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY: W for WALT DISNEY WORLD

Christmas season in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

The Magic Kingdom is really a magical place.

I won't say another word.

The photos speak for themselves.














Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all....

Δευτέρα, 22 Δεκεμβρίου 2008

MY WORLD TUESDAY: CHRISTMAS DECORATION


Last week i missed the "My World" post because the problem i had with my internet connection.

I want to tell you about my children's school and show you the christmas decoration at school and at home.

Our school's principal, Maria, did excellent job this year.

It's her first year as a principal and she made a miracle.

Our school is the most beautiful school on the island.

From the first day of her new post, she tried to do her best.

She renovated the school.

After almost fourteen years, the building needed this.

All the classrooms were painted, new bookcases and drawers placed everywhere and new bars replaced the old ones all over the school yard.

For Christmas: 1. She organised a big bazaar (she asked from the kids to bring old toys and books in good condition, then put 1, 2 or 3 euros to each of them and sale them. The kids were the salesmen). The money that they gathered went to poor families.

2. She and her sister made an awesome decoration.

3. She organised a book exhibition.

4. She made a speech for parents with the theme: reading between kids and parents.

And she keeps going.

Thank you, Maria for the good work you have done and you'll do at the future.

The Christmas tree at the main entrance

Santa's home

The book of Holy Night

The Christmas tree from Olga's classroom

The Christmas tree from Alexandra's classroom

All the cards and the paintings are made from the kids with the guidance of our principal.

After our school's decoration, i present you my home's decoration.

My kitchen's table

Our Christmas tree with the presents (for: parents, kids, brothers and sisters, nephew and nieces, godparents and their kids)

Our little vilage






Our fire place

All these are from inside.

I didn't take photos from outside.

I' ll do that to a next post.

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Τρίτη, 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY: V for VIZCAYA



I'm back at last.
I missed bloging, i missed all of you.

Vizcaya is a beautiful, Europian style house in Miami.


James Deering was the owner of the house that built in 1916.


It's an Italian and French design and the furnitures are all from Europe.















It's a masterpiece.

Σάββατο, 13 Δεκεμβρίου 2008

NO INTERNET CONNECTION

For four days now, since Wednesday, i have no internet connection.
I'm sorry because i haven't reply to those who made comments to ABC Wednesday and i won't participate to Brenda's photo challenge.
I hope the problem will be solved soon.
You'll all be missed.
I write this message from my brother's in law computer.
The same problem with mine have my sister Marina from
See you.

Τρίτη, 9 Δεκεμβρίου 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY: U for UNIVERSAL STUDIOS


During our residence to Florida, we visit Orlando and Universal Studios.



It was Christmas time and everything was decorated in holiday spirit.





















I hope you enjoyed our little journey.

I wish i could show you more of my eighty photos i took there (and we hadn't got the digital camera at that time).