February: The text message was just that, so I tried to move on by going to my hometown, Thessaloniki with my mom and having a lovely time.
Me and mom at Thessaloniki's beautiful sea-side city centre.
March: A very good friend of mine, Angela, moves in with me. I'm her Chandler and she's my Joey, as she is a struggling background artist! We are going to have fun!
April: Easter holidays take me to the Greek Orthodox Church in Bayswater, where I meet a long lost Greek friend!
May: My family comes to London and we paint the town red. On the 21st of May, Greece wins the Eurovision song contest with the song My Number One. (click at the title to download and listen)
On the 22nd, my birthday, mom and I go to Oxford to celebrate!
Helena Paparizou, the winner for Greece!
June: Beautiful summer brings sunshine and new hopes.
July: On the 2nd I am working, but just around the corner, in Hyde Park a big party with the biggest names in music, including The Who, is taking place, for Live8. After work, I take a walk around the park and I can hear Bob Geldoff singing I don't like Mondays.
On the 6th, London wins the bid for the Olympics of 2012. I am happy for my favourite city and tears start to flood my eyes.
The next day I get a text message: "WHOLE TUBE IS OUT. Buses are mobbed" As I reach Victoria station the news starts to unfold: London has been struck by terrorists. There are over 100 victims. I walk to work and I can hear sirens around me. The tears flood my eyes for my city again. "London is beautiful, London is strong", I think. The city comes back united after a few days, only to face another bombing. I keep on going to work by foot. I am scared, but not discouraged.
August: I spend a fantastic summer holiday at my beautiful island, Spetses.
And when I come back to London, things start looking up again...
September: ... but it's only for a little while, it was just an illusion, as the song says.
October: reading Pete's website and through The Shout I find out about Rachel Fuller and her In The Attic show. She also has something called a "blog"???? and Pete has one too, for his novella. I go to their "blogsites" and one night I watch the Attic show. My life will never be the same again.
Before I know it I start sending messages to Rachel, showing my admiration for her talent. Next thing I'm in a club, attending a FREE concert with Rachel, Pete, his brother Simon, the talented Foy Vance and the blossoming Mikey. Happy again!
Two days later I become a blogger myself, mainly to talk about my favourite songs and artists.
But, what amazes me is that blogging makes me feel creative and sometimes confessional, which is very therapeutic for me, plus, I make new friends from all over the world! :o)
The month ends with the cast and crew premiere of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire
November: on the 16th of the month and in a very spontaneous way I make the sober decision to quit smoking! I have never looked back since then and my decision takes me to Amsterdam.
I spend five fantastic days and I even throw my patches away!
December: the month couldn't start better. On the 4th of the month me and another 80 bloggers attend another FREE concert given by Rachel and the Attic stars. I make the decision to approach Rachel, which proves to be most rewarding. Sweet Rachel introduces me to my idol, the man whose music is the best thing I've ever heard, Pete Townshend! I still don't believe it.
After that no matter happens, I face it with a big smile and courage...
So that was the year that was... What remains to be said is just a