Monday, September 04, 2006

Back to reality - and it feels good

You see, that's the thing with me. Ever since I moved to London, I consider myself having a permanent holiday.
So, I went to Greece and had a lovely time, and now I'm glad I'm back to my flat in London. Life's wonderful. If only I could afford (financially and time-wise) a trip to the USA to see my boys and Rachel, then it would have been just perfect. Unfortunately the circumstances, at the moment, stand that this would be impossible. Boo-hoooooooo.

So here are my holiday news:

  • I went to two islands. Before going to Spetses my sister suggested we go to our cousins who have a house at Chios. Chios is an island famous for its mastic, the substance that makes chewing gum. So, as you can understand, I was chewing all day. The island is very beautiful and the beaches were magnificent. We were staying at a village called Vessa, where all the houses were made of stone, unlike the people who were really kind and smiling. It was a lovely holiday... Click here to see the slideshow from Chios.

  • On the 6th of August I went to Spetses, where my mom welcomed me with open arms. I have missed her house so much, and esp. the view from her veranda, where every morning we would have breakfast, greek coffee and hours of small-talk. Really relaxing.
  • The two nights with the full moon were just breathtaking. I couldn't believe how close the moon was, how big it looked. When it peaked out of the beautiful houses we all screamed. That time, I wished that next year I would see this full moon with someone special ;) Not that my family is not special, but you know what I mean, hehe.Click here for the slideshow of Spetses.

  • One night as we were going home my mom we stumbled on a little kitty cat. He was very thin and dirty, all black and with two beautiful blue eyes. Immediately and with no second thoughts we picked him up and we took him home to give him milk. The next day we were told by neighbours that he was taken from his mother and that he had a brother as well. The same night we found his brother. His brother is a gorgeous ginger cat with the same beautiful blue eyes. We took him in too. Then, after not much thought, my mother decided to keep them! As you remember, her cat died in the winter, so that made her feel really happy again. She called the ginger cat Aris and I called the black one Zikos (Zee-kos). They are two little mischievious adorable creatures.

That's Zikos on the left and Aris below right. Aris was wounded when we found him, but we have heeled him now and he is very healthy!

So that's it basically. I have been away from blogland for quite sometime, but I will visit your blogs as soon as I can. I have so many things to do and so many others that should be done, but in the first instance I will pop round and say hi to you all.



jillytee said...

Hooray you're back!! I'll read your blog in a minute!
Jill xoxx

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Marietta,
Glad to see you're back and that you had a lovely holiday. Those cats are darling and I'm sure they will make your mum very happy and vice versa.

I came back last night too. Nice to be away, and nice to be back in my own bed again.

If you can make it across the pond, I'm sure many of us would find you a bed so you can see Rachel and your boys. :)


lryicsgrl said...

Awe, know, I am a "DOG PERSON", but WHO could resist those two kittens??? Not me! I am so happy that they found your Mom, they are sure to have a good life.

Welcome back to your world....I have just a few more days until the WHO/ITA invasion!!!

Stay well,


elena said...

Hi Marietta!!!

Glad to see you are back.....Wow, it sounds that you've had a lovely time in is a beautiful place, I would like to visit it as soon as I can.
Those Kittens are lovely!!! so sweet...


Grace said...

Hi Marietta, You had a lovely trip. Those kitties are sooo ccute. It is wonderful that you helped them to health. Hope all is well with you xo Grace

PTfan said...

Marietta, I've missed you!

Sounds like a lovely time away. I will have to check out the photos later as I am in the middle of a busy mornign right now.

Welcome home!

Tausha71979 said...

Hi Marietta!

Oh so glad that you had a wonderful time! I wish that I were there, I must come for a passport is becoming depressed..LOL! Oh I so wish that you could come to see Rachel. I am hoping to see her at the end of the month in Chicago..You are more then welcome to crash with me if it helps? I shall write you more on that later:)

I love the new kittens!!! As my blog post states, I lost my beloved Jack (to cancer). Though I am still so broken, I believe that someday he will send me another cat to love..So great that you mom has found them!!

I hope to chat soon, I'm actually off to write you an email:)


Mark T said...

Hi Marietta, nice to see you back safe and sound in the UK and in Blogland. The holiday sounds really nice. I've only been that way to Corfu which was lovely. The parcel arrived OK. Will watch the film tomorrow as we are off to see a guy called Mad Max tonight down on the coast. He is a bit mad and plays guitar. My brother raves about him so we are off to see if he is that good. Well I must go and get ready. Take care. Mark

Metalchick said...

Hi Marietta,
I'm also catching up on blogging. Sounds like you are enjoying London a lot, hopefully I will be able to enjoy London too. Those kittens are adorable! I'm glad that your mom has given them a very loving home.

Take care.

Dale said...

Marietta you're back!!

Welcome "home" and I know what you mean about it being nice to be back in your own place.

I visited my folks in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec during the summer. It was nice seeing family and being able to give Bobby and Jenny a chance to be with their Grandparents.

...but it was nice to come home to my own house in the Rocky Mountains.

The kitties are lovely and I would have done the same. You see I've been noted for my bringing home of strays - animals and humans. Our cat was a stray eight or nine years ago.

Greece is on my list of places to visit upon this earth. I hope I do manage to get there one day.

Good to have you back.


BallerinaGurl said...

Welcome home! Awww how darling are those kitties!

I have been soooo busy with family and school and ballet for my daughter and my own activities, but I have missed blogging with you so am soo happy to see you back!

We will talk soon!

BallerinaGurl said...

Ok just had time to come back and watch your slide shows. I must say I saw a trend whereas I liked, the river rocks, chandelier/light, decor of the resturant, china...a pattern here! LOL. Must be the desginer in me? But I seemed drawn to those things, AND I collect rare china so I LOVED the plates! Looks like you had so much fun! Time to come West to visit me here next I think!


JoeBoy said...

The kittens are adorable. It would be a hard choice, England or Greece. You are so fortunate to have both as options. It is always good to get back to ones home. The WHO come to Txas is November. I am more than ready.
Take Care