This winter in Greece has proved to be a rather cold one – it has even managed to snow in places right by the sea!- and temperatures in Athens are below the usual 10° C of winter, which immediately means less going out and more time wrapped around warm things. Daylight is still limited and not helping very much either. Despite this, I have to admit there are times when I enjoy walking in the cold dressed like a burrito or enjoying a cup of hot coffee inside and I wish that it could snow a bit more in Athens. But then I remember how amazing the summer sun is and any such idea fades right away! Continue reading Exorcising Cold: A Winter Playlist
2016 was a year of mixed impressions for me. It either swirled me sky high or dropped me abruptly to the bottom. I am not disappointed, though. I am rather fulfilled. In 2016, I managed to make my crazy big dreams, rooted in my teenage years, come true. Living this experience made me feel the thrill of having some things being realized the way Ι have imagined them to be. However, I also managed to obtain a clear and pragmatic view of some other things that I had sugarcoated and thought uncomplicated. There is a certain heartbreak lingering in such cases, but it’s better to be wiser than deceive yourself. This year, I managed to step wayyyy out of my comfort zone and gradually make -right out there- a new one, I walked one step closer to the much-feared burden of adulthood, and I learned a lot about life, people, and ideas.
On that note, here’s what stuck with me this year: Continue reading 2016’s Favourites
This is the description that appears on her website and I have to admit that for only a 21-year-old girl she does it more than successfully.
I have a soft spot for autumn. Nature is at its best and it’s safe to say that the colours appearing this time of the year can easily compete against spring’s green palette and even win. This autumn finds me in Athens and since I have plenty of free time I manage to spend it digging into music and strolling around the city. It’s not as idyllic as it sounds (light rain, hot chocolate, hoody jumpers etc.), given that the temperatures here are still in summer mode – hello 28 degrees! Continue reading Autumn Tunes