Camping in Scotland, Part 2: My top 10 tips for fellow sceptics

Camping in Scotland, Part 2: My top 10 tips for fellow sceptics
A few weeks ago I had my first experience of camping in Scotland. Contrary to my fears, it was actually fun. And as promised, I’m going to share my most helpful hints and tips, for anyone else considering it: (Please note these are for camping in the summer months, when it’s not freezing.) 1. Weather ...

Camping in Scotland part 1: a different kind of lovely

Camping in Scotland part 1: a different kind of lovely
This is the first summer in all my life that I won’t be going to the Mediteranean. If you know me, you’ll know that’s a pretty big deal. Sun and sea are things I don’t do without.  HOWEVER, I also remembered the stark realisation I made when going to (scorching) Greece in the summer, with ...

Reuben: Behold a son!

Reuben: Behold a son!
Over the last two years I’ve missed writing my blog. I was so chuffed when my friend Vayda enthusiastically encouraged me to start writing again. She said I should start with a come back post about Reuben. So here it is. Reu-Ben. It means behold a son. Behold…. A Son!!!!???  Precisely how I felt when, ...

Two hundred and four: Learning from Mistakes

Two hundred and four: Learning from Mistakes
For the last few days, my daughter has been proudly telling me that she knows how to write the number two hundred and four. Considering she’s not even five years old yet, I thought that was quite impressive, and congratulated her aptly every time she mentioned it. And she mentioned it a lot. I didn’t ...

Becoming a working mama (why I miss my blog)

Becoming a working mama (why I miss my blog)
As I sit here desperately trying to finish a report, I am struck by a feeling of missing my blog… Over the last few months I have so enjoyed writing about my thoughts and experiences. But in the last few weeks, yet another humongous change has hit my life: one that seems to have taken ...

School Start – Every rascal to his bench

School Start - Every rascal to his bench
The Greeks among you will get the title of this post immediately: “Ο κάθε κατεργάρης στον πάγκο του”. It’s a saying we use when the holidays are over, and kids go back to school. As you non-Greeks might guess, it means “each to their work bench”, “no more games”, “no more messing around”. When I ...

Scotland the Fat: Apologies for previous random post!

Scotland the Fat: Apologies for previous random post!
I was horrified when my hubby pointed out that I had published a two-sentence post on my blog the other week! I must apologise. And also explain a little: I was watching a really interesting documentary about Scotland being the ‘fattest’ country in the world. I was fascinated. Especially because I’ve put in more weight ...

Souvlaki

Souvlaki
It’s cheap. It’s easy. It’s available on every corner ( at least here in Greece). It’s the Greek version of fast food. And it also happens to be my most favourite food. Last week, I had been in Greece for 4 days, and eaten souvlaki on 3 of those days! If you were to ask ...

Modern Family

Modern Family
Have you ever seen that program on SKY, ‘Modern Family’? It’s a comedy series about a family, their hilarious relationships, and the crazy stuff they do and say to each other. I love it! It makes me laugh so much. It makes me think of my own extended family, the crazy things we say and ...

After 7 years

After 7 years
This week Iain and I celebrate our seventh wedding anniversary It’s been a truly fantastic seven years, and it has changed us, the way we do life, and the way we communicate. Anyone who knows us will know that we are not shy about being expressive and affectionate with each other, and with our daughter. ...