Being a blogger has it's perks-as well as sometimes getting paid for posts, companies often contact me and ask whether they can send me gifts for Oliver. Check out the presents for Oliver below from Find me a Gift . Lucky Oliver!
Happy Valentine's Day all! ...Since a new man entered my life that cold January two years ago, my heart belongs to him. I still gave my husband Peter a pretty card I made, including the heartfelt words of, "You're the best husband in the world and would be nearly perfect if you managed to put your dirty socks in the wash basket" scribbled lovingly inside.
Please don't judge me... As much as I love experimental European films and conceptual art (I do), I need to wind down watching mind numbing escapist crap sometimes. What? No judgement remember.
So last week, my 2 year old son overheard a builder use the F word. I know, disgusting right. What's society coming to? Erm, that builder might just have been me.
Wait, this is the after party. Me slumping on the sofa, willing the toddler to nap so we can recover from the weekend's celebrations.
Papa G is back after creating an incredible Greek Christmas feast with Mama V, which was course after course of fabulous Pumpkin soup, Fishcakes, Turkey, Goose, Fish, followed by literally hundreds of Greek desserts.
I have a confession to make. I'm Greek (well British Greek) and up until recently I'd never given my child hummus. I know, you better sit down and sip on some brandy. It's pretty shocking stuff.
I was born and bred a Catholic. Growing up in West Ireland to an Irish Mother whose own family stemmed from a deeply religious background it was inevitable I would follow the same path. Admiration, of course, to my parents for continuing not only this upbringing when we moved to England, but in also making the effort (because as I have since found out it IS an effort) for my sisters and I, to be schooled in Catholic schools.
When Honest Mum asked me to do a guest post I was delighted. She’s a cool chick who loves beautiful things just as much as I do, so how could I refuse. And since I’m holidaying in my homeland of India, I thought I would share some goodies from here. I’ve come across lots of lovely kiddy stuff that I could bring you but I’ve decided to share my absolute favourite Indian store called Good Earth,
It’s been let me see, at least 2 WHOLE weeks since I’ve attended a Big Fat Greek Wedding, Christening, Engagement party or family birthday and I’m missing it. Madly. It’s not just the food, drink and Greek dancing, it’s all of the below. The energy, the madness, the laught
Just over a week ago, (yes it's taken me that long to write this)- I won an award! *Jumps in the air Rocky style at the memory. It was for the Square Mile 30 Under 30 London Talent Awards to be exact and I won my category: Media, Entertainment and the Arts.
I've been meaning to blog for ages now but well, life has gotten in the way. I'm sorry guys. I will try harder next time I promise! It's just I got back from being on set last month for the first time since maternity leave ended, and since we wrapped it's been busy, busy, busy with tv meetings and of course lots of fun times with my 14 month old, settling back into life in my hometown of Leeds after 11 years away and all that comes between. It's been an incredible ride.
5 Things That Make You Feel Good...
Oh how long have I wanted to write this post! It's been on my mind a while and I'd like to write it to encourage friendship and care among new mums...
I'm writing this from my Aunt's house in Manchester as I embark on the next few days without my little boy as I attend film and commercial meetings before returning next week to shoot the ads. You see 'Mummy's got to go to work now'. Yes it will help us financially but more so, I want to go and work. I need to. I love my job, it's the most challenging, unbelievably fun career in the world. I'm sure of it.
Well what a year it's been.... One emergency C section ( nothing 'posh' about not being able to get out of bed or sneeze or feel normal for that matter, for months on end), 2 house moves to 2 different cities, 1 incredibly active, funny, lovable baby, lots of joy (everyone), lots of tears of frustration (him and me) and most importantly lots and lots of laughs (the whole Big Fat Greek Family).
Dear London, Thank you for a very wonderful weekend. These few days together truly cemented our long standing love affair.
Here are my resolutions:
Well Christmas was a super day-my little boy's first one-he will be 1 in 2 weeks so we tried to stagger the presents somewhat. Failed.
10 Things which Differentiate you from your Non-Mummy Friends. For Better or Worse: