Melancholic Nostalgia

Archive for the ‘Greece’ category

Also known as ‘working in a successful multinational firm in a country that is falling apart at the seams’. Ever since I’ve started my new job, I’ve noticed that I have lost touch with the daily struggle of day-to-day life in Greece. I laugh and joke and truly enjoy the work I do now. There […]

The perfect combo?

March 1st, 2012

Well, at least that bus stop so won’t be boring any more. Rents must be going down, because this sex shop was in a dodgier part of Piraeus. Not that I was a frequent customer of theirs…. Not at…

The moon and Venus?

February 25th, 2012

Just another evening with clear skies…

500 words to make millions

June 14th, 2010

The second stage of my master plan has begun. Following a nice article in the Athens News (which Maria kept the page for me), I read up on the Guardian’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction (part 1 and part 2). Sarah Waters’ advice to write at least 1000 words a day is a good one, […]

Hurray for protests?

May 1st, 2010

Well, no, not really. No point in talking about how badly Greece is doing, it’s all over the news. The BBC has two interesting articles, seeing as I’m getting a lot of hits on my ‘Why Greece is in Debt’ page. This link talks about exactly what happened to Greece, which just about sums it […]

First stage complete

April 9th, 2010

The first part of my master plan has gone underway, here’s hoping I will see it to the end. Starting a series of long weekends to use up some holiday leave, which makes it very easy to write huge amounts of the book, and plenty of other things too. In the meantime, enjoy my series […]

Beautiful sunset

March 29th, 2010

Nothing like a walk along the coastline in Palaio Faliro to really set the mood for the evening…

National Fish Day!

March 25th, 2010

Or technically, it’s the day when people go to eat cod in Greece. We went to Anavissos, and I have never tasted such nice cod for the nearly 5 years I’ve been here. It was also a glorious days, as you see below:      

Getting warmer in Greece finally, the day before a National Holiday, there’s many religious festivals happening, like this one near the Olympiakos Football Stadium (on my way to work)   Aside from that, last weekend Maria and I went to see The Ghost Writer (I decided to link to IMDB for films from now on, […]

Nuclear fallout in Greece!

March 13th, 2010

Or so it looked like on the 8th March. While these photos fail to do it justice, imagine a world where you leave your house, and the sky is orange/brown, and the whole landscape looks that colour. This came from the sand from Egypt that occasionally comes over for a visit, bringing these kinds of […]