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Let’s Talk About Race, Racism & Feeling Like The ‘Other’

I've pondered a while whether I should write this post, air my views and explore a subject that frankly, needs more airing and exploring. A grey area I've shied away from writing. For fear of being judged, of being considered 'too white' to have experienced racism, for fear of not being taken seriously.
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A Trip Down Memory Lane

There's nothing I love more than looking at old photos from my childhood (bar the 10 year old school pictures that is- my eyebrows aka Carpet World samples were let's say, ahead of their time when it came to brow trends, and most of those scary shots have found their way into the bin-eek!
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Brilliant Blog Posts 23rd April 2015

It's time, again people: #brilliantblogposts is here again, with a whopping 237 posts linked up last week. Thanks so much to each and every one of you for all your support and making this linky such a success.
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Vanilla Custard in Filo Pastry

My Dad, award winning restaurateur George Psarias, appeared on ITV's Britain's Best Dish-The Chefs, a few years ago with the recipe for the custard in filo pastry also appearing in the book that accompanied the series.
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World Cuisine at Trinity Kitchen

On Sunday, the family and I braved the crazy winds and took shelter in the melting pot of restaurants that is the Trinity Kitchen within the landmark Trinity Shopping Centre in Leeds...But before we get there though, I must share some pictures with my Dad, Papa G who was my date for the Trinity Kitchen's 1st Birthday party last Thursday first...
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Grilled Salmon and Blanched Asparagus

If you caught my earlier post you'll know it's back to healthy eating for me after a summer of indulgence so I'm kicking things off with Grilled Salmon & Blanched Asparagus.
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Uncle George Clooney

A bit of fun for you all but doesn't my Uncle Mike look like just like George Clooney himself? He's even had people run up to him in the street thinking it's the A Lister for flips sake-unlikely as Uncle Mike lives in Manchester but stranger things have happened, right?!
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Am I ‘Normal’?

Ok so we all know 'normal' doesn't really exist but surely everyone can relate to that very real pressure to fit in, you know, feeling like you're doing the right thing, ticking the boxes of thriving at life, parenting, your job....this oh so common weighing yourself up against the 'norms' and trying not to feel the odd one out...
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Auntie Loulla’s Quince Jelly (clear jam)

Quinces are the most beautiful of all fruits with a strong aromatic perfume. The ancient Greeks considered quinces to be the symbol of fertility and dedicated them to the goddess of love.
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Our Very Merry Christmas!

I appear to have drifted into a festive themed blissful retreat filled with quality family time, delicious, Christmas food (Greek, English, French) and sunny, invigorating winter walks: wow, what a week. I feel like a new girl: relaxed, renewed and ready for the New Year. Cheers!
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Preparing for Baby No 2's arrival got me thinking back to other monumental days and most recently our wedding day-we celebrated our 7 year anniversary (6 years since the Greek wedding, 7 since the English) last month and time has truly flown by!