Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lovely Paros

We took a 5 day break to discover another island of the Cyclades after Santorini and Milos which we loved.
Paros is said to be the island tourists flock to when Mykonos is overbooked. Well, we have not yet visited Mykonos but I for one, loved Paros. It is windy and feels relatively cool even when the sun is at its hottest. The sea is amazingly blue and green and clear. Golden beach was lovely and quiet but with a super restaurant with friendly staff just a few steps away. The centre of Noussa, one of the main villages, was lively and full of quaint shops and gorgeous little cafés, galleries and had a park for the kids with a bouncy castle and merry-go-round. We had the best linguini and pizza I have had in a long time at la Dolce Vita and the staff at our lovely hotel were the friendliest and the hotel was really beautiful and the pool... well have a look at the pics. 

We still have a lot of islands we want to visit but I really hope we go back.

Emma's home made computer - gotta love it!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

buried in the sand

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, June 22, 2013

the kids & me

Sent from my iPhoneout to dinner on Paros

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Emma & Will on holiday on Paros.

Monday, June 17, 2013


A couple of weeks ago, to celebrate my 40th birthday, my honey took us to Santorini (no kids!!)

Santorini is not all white and blue as depicted in the postcards because it is a volcanic island there is a lot of dark (extremely fertile) soil and the houses are actually all kinds of colours which gives it a bit more character. The light is magical.

Finally, here are some pics:

For the rest of the pics click here!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sunday, June 09, 2013

summertime is here: pool and bbq!

 cooling off a bit...
 before making veggie souvlaki
 for this year's first meal outside in our garden

 not this year's first outside drinks though...
 the bbq specialist at work
 bon appétit!

E & W end of year shows

We have been so busy lately with trips and end of year shows and obligations that I haven't found the time to post any updates. Here is a quick one with some pics of Emma's and William's end of year shows and a pic of Emma zumba dancing (in white) - I am SO annoyed at myself for not having filmed it as I thought I had!!!