Σάββατο, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2010

THE BRENDA'S PHOTO CHALLENGE

I'm sorry i missed the date but i thought that the challenge was for January 31st.
The theme was : The best of 2009.
Well, 2009 it wasn't a very good year for me.
Happiness isn't something that happens every day.
But life gives us happy moments to take hope and strength to continue.
One of these moments was when i heard that my sister recovered from her illness.
When i became a godmother for the second time.
The birth of my nephew.
The moments with my kids and hubby.
The family moments.
And of course my friends, my blog friends.
People that i have never met but they gave me love and support.
Thank you all.
And i thank God for everything in my life.




Δευτέρα, 25 Ιανουαρίου 2010

MY WORLD TUESDAY: LAKE TSIVLOU, ZAROUCHLA, ACHAIA,PELOPONISOS



Winter at last.
A little cold (1-6'C today) and snow (not here in Salamina but in Greece generally).
I can't wait to see some snow here, too.
A few days ago, when we still had a warm weather, we went with the kids a day trip to the lake Tsivlou and to Zarouchla, Achaia, Peloponisos.
The weather was good (about 14'C) and the sun was sunning.
On our way to the lake, we stopped for a few minutes at a spring next to the road, for some fresh cold water.



Lake Tsivlou is a small lake in the prefecture of Achaia on a side (800m) of Mount Tsivlo (from which the named is derived) formed in the year 1912 after a land slide stopped part of the flow of the river Krathis. It is 0.2 km2 large and max. depth 80 m.
At the bottom of the lake there is a small village which was there before the land slide and now is under the water.
There is a small tavern next to the lake for a coffee or a lunch with tasty local dishes.






Zarouchla is a village that belongs to the municipality of Akrata, 35Klm away from the village Akrata and at an altitude of 1050-1200m, on the slope of mount. Helmos.
Just 1Klm away from the village the Zarouchla forest has its borders, which is the biggest in Achaia, known of its beauty and a very important place for the ecosystem.
The trees are mainly rare black pine trees, fir and chestnut trees.
We saw snow only at the top of the mount. Helmos.




We had lunch at a Greek tavern at Zarouchla called "Τα ύδατα της Στυγός" (the waters of Styx).



In Greek mythology "Styx"(river of hate) is the name of a river formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld, Hades.

After lunch we went to a Jazz cafe' for a coffee and a brownie.



We had great time enjoying the beauties of our country.


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Δευτέρα, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2010

MY WORLD TUESDAY: NAME CELEBRATION

On Sunday, January 17th, my daughter Antonia and my father, Antonis, had their name celebration.
So we decided to go out for lunch to a Greek tavern.
This tavern is a family business with home made food and next to the sea.
I'll say no more, enjoy the photos.







On Saturday, the previous day, we had a pre-celebration dinner at home, with my sister and her family and my hubby's brother and his family.
And this time the home made foods were cooked by me.



My best wishes to those who had their name celebration yesterday (St. Antonios) and to those who have their name celebration today (St. Athanasios and St. Kirilos).

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Δευτέρα, 4 Ιανουαρίου 2010

MY WORLD TUESDAY: CHRISTMAS EVENTS



HAPPY NEW YEAR! ! !

My best wishes to all of you.
First of all i want to thank my dear friends, Wil, Denise, Maria and Anette for the beautiful gifts they sent me.



I have so many things to show you.
The Christmas decoration at kids' school.






The girls sang the Christmas carols.


The day after Christmas, we went with the kids to Sydagma (Σύνταγμα), Athens.
We saw the huge Christmas Tree, the Parliament House (Κοινοβούλιο) and we visited the National Park (Εθνικός Κήπος).







We had many dinners at our home with friends and family during Christmas days and these are some of our plates.






I hope you all had happy moments with your families and i wish you good health and happiness for the New Year.


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to see other places of our world.