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Omi and the trip down memory lane

22 Oct

Every time Omi comes for a visit we usually take a few trips down memory lane.

It’s been three years since my grandfather Opi passed away and she recently confessed to me that the more time passes the more difficult it is for her to accept that he is gone. After all they were married for 66 years. They were always arguing and Opi was constantly teasing her but after so many years they were still holding hands while walking on the street and if that is not love in old age, I don’t know what is.

Last Sunday while I visited her for the last time with the kids (she flew home this morning) my mom gathered a few family albums from when we were still kids.

My father, a passionate hobby photographer, took beautiful pictures while we were growing up. Here are a few:


me and my first dog Josef, 1981




My mom getting acquainted with the new member of the family


still shocked after my first hospital visit (I was running in the hallway while holding a glass and I fell and the glass broke and cut my wrist)


mesmerized by the snow


fashion in the 80s: no comment


my mom, always a child


one of our few pets


always in character


I never understood the sock and sandal combination


nope, no talent there


neither there..


we used to go on long walks up the mountain with Josef on Sundays, always tried to get out of it, never succeeded


true love

Until next time



my weekend in pictures: Andros (revisited)

31 Jul

Thanks to the greatest husband alive (in a slightly exaggerated sense) and my mother in law who made it happen, I managed to relax, let myself go, unwind & immensely enjoy the time I had with my sister on Andros last weekend.

I recharged my batteries (it always surprises me how ridiculously fast they manage to die on me once I return to everyday normal life), spend some uninterrupted quality time with my sis, met a few new interesting people & laughed a lot (thanks to my dear friend N. who managed to return to her island just in time for the opening of the exhibition).

Here are some of the pictures I took over the weekend. Enjoy.


sunset while approaching Andros with the ferry


the exhibition poster


my super talented sister Alex with two of her paintings


beautiful Andros


the sisters


enjoying the small things in life (a.k.a. leftover picnic on the balcony)




massive tree


I was very tempted to jump of the cliff, but I am not eleventeen anymore


the return

If you ever have the luxury chance to get the hell away from everyone and everything, even if it is just for a couple of days, DO IT. I promise you it will be A BREATH OF FRESH AIR!

Until next time



as kitsch as it gets

1 Feb

I know, I know. I am aware of the zillion beautiful pictures of sunsets in all variations of pink that are out there but honestly I could not resist in sharing some of the pictures I took yesterday.
I hope you can still enjoy. Nature at its best!






this is Benny

28 Jan

this is Benny

guilt free oven baked parmesan crusted schnitzel

11 Nov

4 pork chops
1/4 cup mustard
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
100 gr grated parmesan cheese
2 cups crushed corn flakes
1 teaspoon paprika
3 tbsp olive oil

1. Use a meat hammer to pound the pork chops until very thin.
2. Mix the crushed corn flakes with the parmesan, the seasoned salt and the paprika.
3. Spread enough mustard on each pork (both sides) and then dip the chops, one after the other, into the corn flake mixture.
4. Preheat oven to 225°C. Place schnitzels on oven tray. Pour a little olive oil on each. Place the tray in the oven on the middle shelf
5. Bake for 20 minutes (or more depending on the thickness) until crumbs are crisp and golden.

Serve the schnitzels hot from the oven with a slice of lemon and enjoy.

p.s. If you don’t like pork, use chicken instead. Equally delicious!


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22 Oct


the essence of travel

20 Oct

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my feel good picture

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