August 05, 2022

Walk - Exercise - Relax

Hello  everybody! Omg, it has been ages since I last posted anything on my blog. My apologies for this. In fact, the last few months have been difficult; family health issues, personal down moments, experiencing some significantly stressful event. Anyway, I'm here.

Many of us would agree that we are living in trying times because of the pandemic. To say that the virus outbreak has dramatically changed peoples' life and also has affected almost every aspect of our lives is an understatement. But we need, we must stay strong and remain active. Here are some tips I found them to be very helpful:


* Walking even around your neighborhood. Going for a walk. Breathing in fresh air always helps me think and sort things out. Waking gives me real peace, relieves stress and improves my mood. 

* Physical Activity. Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

* Taking time to relax, find time to unwind.

For Aristotle, the famous ancient Greek philosopher who was named a peripatetic for his habit of strolling up and down whilst teaching, walking is important because it can significantly free your mind and clear your thinking.

Hope you have a great weekend! xx 

Free Summer Cards.

(Photo of two men exercising by Annie Spratt. Photo of girl relaxing by Jordan Bauer.)

April 08, 2022

Cherish the Little Things

{Girl on a bike downtown Athens, Greece.}

Hello my dears! Happy Friday! How are you doing? I finally get back to blogging after a long break.
A while ago, I had the opportunity to catch up with dear friends and to try a new coffee shop downtown Athens, something I miss most. 
Well, I get so busy at times that I don't cherish the little joys and simple pleasures of life. Sigh, but there are, and always will be, simple, little things around us that still naturally calm the mind and greatly lift the spirits. These are some photos I took of some of my favorite feel-good moments. 

Hope you have a lovely weekend! xx

December 17, 2021

'Tis The Season

Hello my dears! So, despite the pandemic let's spread more hope and love this Holiday season. Even though another Holiday season will be different and difficult for many, my friends, we all deserve a little bit of joy during this time of the year.

I always enjoy decorating our home making it festive and bright. Christmas decorations stir up feelings of nostalgia and pure joy and always make me feel happier. 

I've put up together 5 ideas for decorating a Holiday table perfect for your Christmas Eve that won't cost you a lot of time or money. Just practical, easy and pretty!

1. Put greenery in the center of the table. Go for fresh cedar branches and fresh holly springs. Add a colorful mix of pomegranates and gold or silver glittery pine cones for a pop of color. 

2. Create mood lighting with votive candles in  different size glass jars. I'm a sucker for a candle lit glow!

3. Put some Christmas ornaments and small gifts on the table for it's the sentimental elements that make a sentimental Holiday season.

4. Attach natural pine needles or evergreen branches to linen napkins for making them festive.

5. Build up your Christmas table with tall candlesticks. 

Red bows, greenery, wreaths on the front door,  twinkle lights...there are so many ideas and small ways to make your home festive this Christmas.

Hope you have a nice and warm Holiday season! xx

(Top photo of Alfred Hitchcock with his grandchildren, 1960, Christmas table centerpiece via One Kindesign , Bottom photo via .)

November 26, 2021

Let's Have More Fun!

Hello everybody, Happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. So, whenever I find myself forgetting the joy and fun in life, I go to cultural and traditional events like this. I always enjoy to watch other people feeling free and alive, a sense of passion, excitement and exhilaration.
Unfortunately, when we "grow up" too many of us don't even know what we think is fun. Sometimes we get so caught up with the things such as job, chores, daily obligations that we almost forget to have fun. But we all need to have a little fun, especially in these difficult times. Laughter brings about positive feelings; excitement, joy and enthusiasm for life. 

Hope you have a great weekend! Wishing all a wonderful Holiday Season. x

November 05, 2021

Have a Lovely Weekend!

beautiful ballet dancer
My dears, I'm so sorry I've been M.I.A. Sometimes life gets in the way and I've been overwhelmed recently.. Anyway, I hope you're all doing well. Happy Friday! Wishing you a great weekend!

Lots of love. xx

October 01, 2021

Growing Herbs Indoors

I will admit, I don't have much of a green thumb. In fact, I am the most reluctant gardener. But because I do enjoy picking fresh herbs straight from my kitchen "garden" I've decided to grow some of my favorite herbs indoors. Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Italian Parsley, Chives.

You can grow herbs indoors on the windowsill in pots in well-draining soil.

Here's Jamie Oliver's Ultimate Guide to Growing Herbs, a very interesting and wonderful read.

I believe it's well worth growing your own herbs to have fresh herbs to hand.

Hope you have a lovely weekend! xx

September 03, 2021

Welcome Fall!

Hello my dears! Hope y'all are doing well. I know it's been a while since I posted on here as I've been down for the past three weeks; sometimes things get so out of control...stress, family health issues, headache. I was tired, mostly I was walking up tired. 

On another note, hard to believe that summer is over, but I must say that I am ready to let go of the heat and humidity this summer brought to some parts of the Northern Hemisphere, including the place I live. Global warming they say.

Well, I am so ready for Autumn! Fall is cosy and calm, generous and giving and carries beautiful colors in its pocket.

Hope you have a lovely weekend! xx