Tag Archives: Greece

The Marking the Day Bit

We’ve probably all been establishing new habits in these Covidian times, right? I sure have – but I’ve also noticed one long-standing habit has all but disappeared. I don’t check my calendar each morning anymore. Because my schedule – is – open. I do still flip over the wall calendar page every month just to […]

The Agora Mania Bit

Well, another year is officially in the books!   Another decade too (depending on how you count it).  And by some special brand of holiday magic, the sentimental strains of Auld Lang Syne have already softened my recollections of the hectic and stressful days that led up to the sweet close of 2019!  I’m talking […]

The Travels With My Mum Bit

Springtime greetings!  For the month of May – Mother’s Day month! – I’ve been sifting through photos and memories from amazing trips I’ve shared with my mother over the years!  It got me quizzing Mum about whether as a kid growing up in the Midwest, she ever imagined she’d travel to places like Australia, Greece […]

THE KEEPING IN TOUCH BIT

2019 greetings!  Although we’re well into the New Year, afraid I only just completed my final holiday related chore – I cleared from my living room bookshelf all the delightful cards I’d received from family and friends over the month of December. Yes, I’m a notorious procrastinator.  But I can honestly say I put off […]

The Pizza and Circuses Bit

A very happy and healthy 2019 to you! As I write, I’m resolving for the New Year to do absolutely nothing on Day 1 except kick back and watch the Rose Bowl and two hockey games – because no one can say I’m not ambitious! Okay, so beyond watching people scoring goals, I do have a […]

THE ICE BUCKET LIST BIT

Never thought I’d get to say something this obnoxious – but among a lifetime’s worth of travel gifts from Mum and Dad are not one but two Mediterranean cruises!  I knew these excursions couldn’t help but be full of priceless moments.  What I didn’t figure on was how many would simply come from drinking in the wide […]

THE THRICE IN A LIFETIME BIT

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  And when it comes with a view like this one, I have to agree! My parents and I stumbled onto it the morning after arriving in Athens, Greece, and checking into the fancy Hotel Grande Bretagne on Syntagma Square.  As we jet-laggily followed signs to a restaurant on the […]