Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pet shop adventure

Hello everyone J One of the duties of having a pet is to feed it, thus today me and Daphne and Efi went to our closest pet shop to get some cat food. Daphne also feeds some stray dogs and cats and got tons of food that made her car smell terrible.
Everytime we visit this pet shop we get excited to see the animals there. These little guinea pigs were so cute and adorable and we thought it would be a a nice idea to take a video with them. Unfortunately while the camera rolled these cute little animals decided to mate.  This was a quite awkward event.
Happily this hamster was alone in a corner and wasn’t in a mood to mate. I love how hamsters eat and then clean their faces with their hands. I could watch it all day chilling and eating.
Last but not least the parrots stole the show not only because they are extremely beautiful but also because they were utterly noisy. When I tried to snap a picture most of them got scared by the camera except this one little hero who stood surprisingly photogenically out of the crowd.

Gracie Daphne & Efi

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

End of summer vacation

Hello everyone. I returned from my vacation to the Ionian sea. Last week was the most relaxing week of this year. I was lying on the beach and eating as many ice creams as I could. I might be a couple pounds heavier but definitely worth it.
Now I am back in Athens and ready to prepare everything I need for this year, but there is a tiny piece of me that is really sad that August is over. Summer is always suck a joyful period that when it ends it’s impossible for me to avoid some feelings of melancholy.
I have heard many people say that they feel emptiness and discomfort after the end of the summer mainly because they know they’re gonna miss the hot , long,  golden summer days. The smell of the seawater and the sounds of the waves are always what’s left in my memories.
The days are getting shorter and shorter and despite my panic I am excited that this year is gonna be so much different now that I am moving to London.

Gracie

Monday, September 1, 2014

Procrastination Problem

Hello everyone! I am back from my vacation and now that I recharged my batteries I am ready to work hard. Today I was looking for air tickets to London! Daphne has already booked everything since she is so neat and organized but I keep procrastinating. Sometimes I feel that even the simplest tasks are too hard for me, like booking tickets or even answering the phone. I get anxious and almost paralyzed with the most insignificant things, I think about them over and over and most of the times I convince myself that I can’t do them at all. 
This is the thing that I would like to change this year. I should set goals and try to achieve them without panicking. Maybe I should keep a journal with everything I want to accomplish and break them down so I could do them step by step. Sounds so easy but I already feel my palms sweating. I know that I create barriers in my mind and sabotage myself but the feelings of incompetence are strong. Do you have any thoughts on how to fight procrastination?

Gracie

Friday, August 22, 2014

Part 3: Vacation in Rhodes

Hello everyone, as I promised in my previous post, today I'll upload some photos from the Old town in the city of Rhodes. I'm wearing another two-piece dress that I've made. This one has little ice creams on and a cute scallop edge at the top.
I love how this entrance to the castle is leading us straight to the port/beach. When I visited the island last year in the winter I had taken loads of photos here. It is even more beautiful now with the flowering plants.
As I was taking photos, a cute cat appeared nearby. She totally reminded me of Ella only hairier. I wish I could bring her home. She was unfriendly just like Ella as well. They would have a blast together ignoring me.
Another entrance of the castle. Less glamorous this time but with cute stairs. One of the central points of Old town. I can't say it is particularly beautiful but the rest of the town is. This is one of the "hottest" nightlife spots for the locals.
And of course parrots randomly sitting around. I don't even know. I'm pretty sure parrots aren't common in Rhodes or anywhere in Greece, But here there were at least 7 parrots lazing around. Maybe they had an owner? they were an attraction? I don't know.
Here is me in front of the main entrance to the castle. Please excuse the low quality of the image but I had to upload it. I waited so long for the tourists to clear up the scene to let this photo die.
The magnificent castle. So so beautiful. I could totally picture myself living here. I wouldn't even mind the tourists, I would creep on them from above lol.
Greeting from my new home! There is only one part left of my Vacation to Rhodes series. Have a great rest of summer everyone!

Daphne

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ella a cute cute cat

Hello everyone :) Today I spend a day with Ella and she was adorable as always. I love it when she looks at me with those big round eyes.
 I wanna hug her and pet her all the time. She is the most adorable cat I have ever seen. Sometimes she bites and other times she doesn't want to be pet but I can't help it loving her so much.
 She thinks that she is the master of the house and everyone should hear her orders. She demands to be fed every morning and she wants her massages while she is relaxing late in the afternoon.
She is a demanding female but I would never call her bossy, she just knows what she wants when she wants it.
Awww those eyes are killing me. 
Have a great day!!

Gracie

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Packing my bags for vacation

Hello everyone :)
Today I am packing my bags for a small trip! I will go to the Ionian sea and visit some islands. I really wanna go to Ithaki and Kerkyra or even Paxos but I am not sure yet! I don't think I will be able to see all seven islands of the Ionian sea!
I am super excited but also anxious that I am gonna forget to put in my suitcase something really important, like enough bathing suits! Doing a checklist is not easy neither is picking what outfits to get. I wish I could carry all my closet with me!
Ionio here I come! I wish you have an awesome time!!!

Gracie

Monday, August 18, 2014

Part 2: Rhodes vacation photos + handmade two piece dress

Hello everyone, today I'll be sharing another two piece dress I've made. It has cute mermaids all over! Of course it's made out of fabric best suited for children's sheets. However I'm at a point in my sewing career where I don't care what kind of fabric I'll use, as long as it is cute!
The city of Rhodes has this amazing ancient castle. It's so large that on average you'll need about a day to walk around, check out the little shops, eat etc. There is a little town is thriving inside the castle. 

With so many tourists I found it hard to take any decent photos of the inside. In my next post I'll upload my favourite ones. Seeing these pics now is making me nostalgic. I had such a magnificent time in Rhodes and it will be a long time till my next vacation.
I've made about 3-4 different two-piece dresses for my vacation and I had a blast parading around town in them. The construction of the dresses isn't the best but they did their job. Now I want to start sewing my autumn/winter clothes 'cause I won't be able to take my sewing machine in the UK. It makes me sad but sewing is a hobby that takes a LOT of time and space all of which I won't have next year.

What is your favourite hobby?
Daphne
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