In the kitchen// Eggs on toast with kale

This simple combination is one of my all-time favourite meals. Why? First of all, it’s protein-based, which is always a good and healthy idea. Throw in the fact that these eggs are freshly picked from my dad’s farm and it’s easy to see why I love it. Reason number two is the quick and easy factor, so important in a busy mother’s life. And last but by no means least, there’s kale, one of the healthiest greens and foods in general!

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A favourite spot in the old town of Nicosia

Lately, I have been spending my nights tending to a dreaded project on my long and looming to-do list: sorting through 10,000 photos, all of which are on my laptop. Hours fly by as I painstakingly view every single one, discarding or fixing up and eventually saving or setting to one side to print. I have unearthed many long-forgotten photos such as these from a Saturday afternoon at one of our favourite spots in Old Nicosia, Tria Fanaria.
Located behind the Faneromeni church and square, on one of the pedestrian streets next to Ledra Street, we consider this patisserie, open since 1952 (!) to be one of the few places (that is not a playground) where we can go and relax with Georgie. There’s plenty of space for him to ride his scooter without us having to worry about cars driving by while we take in the old city vibes.No matter how much papa and I love taking Georgie to places where the walls are not plastered with Mickey Mouse images, if the food is a disaster, we ain’t going. Luckily that isn’t the case with Tria Fanaria and their bougatsa with cream. I couldn’t tell you what the spinach and cheese pies taste like nor the baklava, galaktopoureko and other traditional sweets because I simply cannot resist a bougatsa with cream and a hot coffee on a Saturday afternoon under the shade of the big old trees. Georgie is a massive bougatsa and cream fan too although his choice of beverage is a chocolate milkshake. Another reason we like going there are the ridiculously low prices. Two bougatses, two coffees and a milkshake will cost you less than 10 euros. 

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TWO SALADS

I love it when the heat strikes hard and my appetite scuttles away. That is until a strong cool breeze hits a couple of months later and I’m back to thinking of steaks and gravy. I always feel healthier, if you will, in the summer. I make better eating choices and am more active with a mind focused on nothing apart from making memories with my family, being outside, among the waves and living life.

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Odd ends

1. One of my all-time favourite TV shows that ended this year. I remember watching it throughout my pregnancy and after I had given birth to Georgie. Mad Men was my breast-feeding companion.2. My beautiful darling girl.

3. Georgie received an absolutely amazing gift from his Thia Alexia. We’ve read The Magic Finger, we’re halfway through the BFG and in my free time I read Boy, Roald Dahl’s autobiography which is also part of the collection. Thank you!

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