Summer holidays at North Euboea

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Panorama shot of my favorite beach

At last I found some time to write a post about a part of my summer vacations! It’s fall already but everyone enjoys some summer spirit even if summer has gone, right?
So, here I present you my time at north Euboea during August! We went by car, passing through Euboea which was magical if you are a strong driver! The first day of our trip was not so summery because the weather was just the opposite! Rain and cold but on the top of the mountain we stopped for a hot cheese-bread that calmed us for ever!! Then as you can see on the photos above we made a stop somewhere to rest and we found out a small river there! It was just after the rain and the scenery was beautiful!

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When we arrived at G’s village we were welcomed by his grandmother and the cats! We ate some figs with cheese and the proper summer had just started!!
We stayed for a few days only but we had a great time. Swimming all day at paradise beaches, eating like kings, playing with the dapper cats that required quite patience I must say and relaxing a lot……

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This cutie was so low-voiced that was like been in silent mode

As you can see the beaches there are superb!! Just like I want them: quiet and calm, less people the best, with pebbles, clear blue waters and fishes to explore on the inside! One day the sea had a lot of jellyfishes (not harmful though) that scared me but G and I made a silly song about them so we had fun eventually!

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As we were staying all day at the beach we were present during the sunset. Which was magical. I loved the serenity of that time on that beach!

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I must say that I’d taken my new camera for the first time so I tried a lot (!) of sunset shots!! It was hard of choosing just some of them!

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Returning from the beach that day as the sky was magnificent-obviously-we saw an owl that stopped just in front of our car!! I was so excited!!!

See my other excursions to north Euboea here and here.

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August | Let the summer begin!

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First day of August and the living is easy… or I wish it was! As I get closer and closer to my vacation days it’s getting even harder to focus and work! What about you? I must ignore the sirens and do stuff but all I think is a deep dive into the sea and forget about everything…

So, what did you do the weekend? I had a very special time because my best friend is getting married in a month and we had all kind of preparations! Wedding dress fitting and 2 kind of bachelor parties! One night version of it (At a beach bar, drinking cocktails and wearing funny stuff) and one morning version of it (traditional hammam treatment!!!) This second one was my favorite! I’ll talk about it next days, I hope..

So, you tell me, how can I work after such a weekend!? Impossible!!

Summer weekend!

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Here I am again! I make some appearances now and then just not to forget me! Always – always! when I don’t show up in the blog it means I’m working without mercy. The last month was one of these periods, I participated at 2 big projects at the same time. With deadlines the past week, so much pressure, agony if we’re gonna make it, condensed creativity and decisions! Very intense as every time, but as everything went well eventually I’m  very satisfied and happy now that’s gone! And of course ready for real life again!!

This weekend was the first after this whole time that I could rest! Ohh…such a pleasure!!! I took care of my plants, I went out for walks by the sea, night and day, ate seafood, drank wine and ouzo, ate ice cream, I was hit by the sun so that I grumble about it and started having summer thoughts! This was the best one. I already make plans for quick excursions and imagine myself lying on the beach pebbles aaaaaaall day…

However, after this daydreaming post I will have to get back to work again, because work never ends lately…(steep landing!) but I have hope now, everything is under control! I say to myself… 🙂

Let’s have a cool shower to cope with the heat and continue our day!

Have a nice Sunday, you all! xoxo

Summer weekend’s thought

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Good morning there! Despite the working mode of this weekend I have a very summery mood, especially in the morning, when the sun is shinning but the world hasn’t been waken up yet. This quite moments are my favorite during the day, very peaceful! Although the summer vacations are very very away for me I already imagine myself taking my breakfast in such an environment like the above, an open air patio with a sea view. Just paradise..! I love everything in this photo, the simplicity, the greatness of nature, the serenity, the chair and the large cushion on the rocks!

So, for me this weekend is full of work, because the next month will be very exhausting as I realize. This should be pointed out on kids choosing architecture! “My kid, you know..you won’t have a peaceful summer never again!” “You must forget the nice tan you used to have on summer!” It’s a fact that the most of the projects happen during summer, so unfair! At least today I’m going to work from home, quietly I hope.
If I manage to close my ears on this super cute tiny kitten that begs me to adopt under my balcony!! Real torture!!!
Have a nice Sunday to all of you!! xoxo

Photo source: The style files

Summertime in B&W

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Sailing boat solo in the sea. Image found on pinterest, source unknown

These days we are in the heart of summer for us Greeks. Everyone – and I mean everyone!- is away on vacation. I happened to be in Athens these days and I think is the first time I do that..quite interesting I’d say. One of my favorite summer moments and very characteristic is summer midday. Because it has such a power on you! Or just on me maybe…I really enjoy the laziness of summer afternoon. When you feel you have all the time in the world, like time flows more slowly these hours…So, I think these photos depict very well that feeling and in B&W even more!You almost can hear the cicadas…enjoy!

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Wet back and hair after swimming. Image via Sleepy Jones

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Laying in the hammock during noon probably…Image found on Pinterest, source unknown

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My favorite photo. Called “eros” (of course) but unfortunately I don’t know the source. Eros at midday

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Woman’s back as she sleeps. Source unknown

Milos, Greece 1970. Photo by Zaharias Stellas

Milos, Greece 1970. Photo by Zaharias Stellas

Koufonisia, Greece by Skamalas

Koufonisia, Greece photo by Skamalas

Urchins waiting to be eaten. Paros, Greece 1958. Photo by Zaharias Stellas

Urchins waiting to be eaten. Paros, Greece 1958. Photo by Zaharias Stellas

At midday in Greece everything is sleeping, silence everywhere...except children! Source unknown

Midday in a Greek island where everything is sleeping, silence everywhere…except children! Source unknown

Summer Weekend

summertimeHello! This weekend feels so summery in Athens, memories from last last years are awaken, when we were younger and didn’t have jobs, worries etc. When we had so much time for vacation and we were spending a whole month on a place with our summer friends, all day at the beach, midday siestas, afternoon ice-creams and sleepless nights! Oh my…what a nostalgia!

The truth is we are in the heart of summer, my holidays are coming and I had the craziest working week!!! I had some weeks that I was almost just resting, suddenly 2 projects had to be done in 2 days each! And big ones…There’s no need to tell you what happened…no sleep for the whole week and I was working like I’d been on drugs! Like the cat that is sleeping and some noise frightens her and she runs like crazy, that was my situation! And now resting again!

I wish you the best rest of the weekend, enjoy your Sunday and of course in vintage summer mood!

Photo by Collin Erie

Summer essentials

summer essentialsThis poster has everything that comes in my mind when you say “summer”! Flip flops, lemonade, ice cream, summer fruits, sun hat…all of these above. I’d add a cute dress, swimsuit, the sea of course and outdoor cinema! What’s summer for you?
Emily made again a beautiful watercolor artwork depicting this season with so much accuracy! Do you remember the autumn essentials version? The summer version is my favorite, I couldn’t wait to show it to you! You can download it, print it to a good quality paper and hang it somewhere to see it everyday and smile! You can add a starfish or beach pebbles from your vacations next to it and voila! You’ll hear the sea waves every day…