Δευτέρα, 21 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: A DAY TRIP TO AEGINA

On Saturday my sister, her husband, my husband and i went for a day trip to Aegina.
Aegina is a small island of Saronikos gulf.
We had a vow to fulfil, a promise to St. Nektarios to visit his monastery, after my sister's recovery.
We took the little boat from the port of Salamina to Piraeus at 8 am.


And the ship from Piraeus to Aegina at 9:20 am.




The sea gulls kept us company all the way to Aegina.

We arrived at Aegina's port after an hour.


We had a short walk and then we took the bus to the monastery of St.Nektarios.


St. Nektarios is the Saint of our century for the Orthodox church.


He went to heaven in 1920 and because of the way he lived and the miracles he made before and after his death, the church blessed him with proclamation of sainthood in 1961.
His grave is in the monastery in a small church.




Next to his grave there's a tree that St. Nektarios planted himself and he loved very much.

And next to that there's a spring to quench people's thirst.


The holly skull of St.Nektarios.


Outside the monastery there's a new church of St.Nektarios, one of the biggest and the most beautiful i've ever seen.















We left the monastery at 12:20 pm and we went to the city of Aegina.
We had a walk to the alleys of the city, we had lunch and visited the small church of St.Nickolas at the port.








We took the ship from Aegina at 2:45 pm and we came back home at 5 pm.
It was my third visit to Aegina the last 15 years and every time i come back with peace and joy in my heart and beautiful memories.


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Παρασκευή, 18 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

THE BRENDA'S PHOTO CHALLENGE

The Brenda's Photo Challenge this time has a theme: FOOD

I like food.
I love the good food.
And in Greece we have plenty of that.
My favorite dish is spaghetti with hashed meat and cheese.



Two traditional dishes we like as a family are spanakopita (spinach pie) and fasolada (bean soup).




But the kids also love my home made pizza and souvlakia.



I hope you enjoyed our food.

Bon appetit.


Κυριακή, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: BACK TO SCHOOL



On Friday the girls went back to school.
The new school year began.



The Summer is over.



The priest blessed the kids by sprinkling them with Holy Water.


On Sunday we went for our last swim.
The weather was great and the sea was clear like a glass with a lot of fishes joining us.





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Τετάρτη, 2 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

A YEAR AGO...



I can't believe it's been a year since my sister, Marina, helped me to create this blog.
My first post was about G for God at ABC WEDNESDAY.
For those who follow my blog it's familiar that i'm a Greek Orthodox.
So i wanted God's blesing to do this.
I was very enthusiastic.
I saw beautiful places, i felt your happiness and your sorrow, i smiled and i cried.
You keep me company and you make me feel important.
Thank you so much for everything you've given me.
It wasn't the best Summer for me.
I still feel a little down but with a lot of prayers and the love of my family and friends (and my blog-friends), i'll manage to get better.
In a few days the girls will go back to school.
The new school year will begin.
I have many things to do till then.
I started the house cleaning for the Winter.
I don't want to leave it for the last minute because we'll have a lot of study this year.
I want to thank all my blog friends, Wil, Tamara, Denise, Maria (Kiwi), Maria (Austria), Anette, Ayamlin, Leslie, Luise, Donna, Leena, Dee, Catherine, Tina, Bobbie and Jerry, Tootie, Lynn, Rossel, Esther Garvi, Bibi, Ruth, Babooshka, Your EG Tour Guide, George, Jeannette Stgermain, Photowannabe, Greyscale, Kim and many more friends from My World and Brenda's photo challenge blogs, for their love and friendship.
Most of all i want to thank my sister for her support and her love and my family for their patience.
And i want to give my best wishes to those who had their name celebration with mine on Tuesday, September 1st. It's the celebration of 40 women mostly with ancient names like Antigoni, Athina, Afrodite, Margarita, Kleopatra, Aspasia, Politimi and many more.