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Family feud and the Iggleza
When Greeks fight among themselves, it's often about in-family issues. This is of course not the image projected abroad about the Greek family. But Greeks do fight quite a lot among their own kin. What is there to fight about in a family? Property rights. I...
When Greeks fight among themselves, it's often about in-family issues. This is of course not the image projected abroad about the Greek family. But Greeks do fight quite a lot among their own kin. What is there to fight about in a family? Property rights. It's always been like this.
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Capital controls (Kεφαλαιακοί περιορισμοί)
The imposition of capital controls (CC) prior to the Greek referendum is regarded, generally speaking, by western commentators, as disastrous for the Greek economy. I think that shows how little global economic experts understood how money worked in Greece ...
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The psychedelic world of Mr V's shirts
I wanted to tell you today about my latest patchwork project, whose fabrics I found in some tidy bags full of designer clothes, placed against the former incarceration unit of Hania in the middle of town, which I am already cutting up to get the patchwork p...
I wanted to tell you today about my latest patchwork project, whose fabrics I found in some tidy bags full of designer clothes, placed against the former incarceration unit of Hania in the middle of town, which I am already cutting up to get the patchwork project started.
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Plateia Koumoundourou (Πλατεία Κουμουνδούρου)
My Athenian relatives all live in Δυτική Αττική ( Ditiki Attiki: west Attica ), West Athens, often characterised as a no-go area, although on my recent trip, I did once see a Chinese man on the bus with us, heading towards one of the ancient sites in the ar...
My Athenian relatives all live in Δυτική Αττική (Ditiki Attiki: west Attica), West Athens, often characterised as a no-go area, although on my recent trip, I did once see a Chinese man on the bus with us, heading towards one of the ancient sites in the archaeologically rich areas of Ditiki ...
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The Greek Collection: Marching on
Last year, I promised to make a beach bag for a friend. Making bags for me is an easy task. But for various reasons (mainly health and work stress related), I just couldn't bring myself to finish my friend's  bag. I would look at the half finished parts on ...
Last year, I promised to make a beach bag for a friend. Making bags for me is an easy task. But for various reasons (mainly health and work stress related), I just couldn't bring myself to finish my friend's bag. I would look at the half finished parts on my work space and feel even more ...
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Gatherings (Συγκεντρώσεις)
One of the topics that came up in my interview on Radio New Zealand  about the Greek referendum was Greek demonstrations. I immediately pointed out to the interviewer Wallace Chapman that Greeks are no longer 'demonstrating' or 'protesting'. They are now co...
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Snap elections? (Πρόωρες εκλογές΄)
Summertime is holiday time in Greece. Except if you're a Greek politician. These days they are lucky if they can arrange a day trip or perhaps a weekend away from work. They are now working on call, just like doctors, who are called in at all hours of the d...
Summertime is holiday time in Greece. Except if you're a Greek politician. These days they are lucky if they can arrange a day trip or perhaps a weekend away from work. They are now working on call, just like doctors, who are called in at all hours of the day and night to save lives.
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Urban shift
I bumped into a friend from Athens the other day, one of so many friends I have seen this summer, from beyond the borders of my island and indeed my country: it seems that everyone is coming to Crete for their holiday. He looked very relaxed sitting on the ...
I bumped into a friend from Athens the other day, one of so many friends I have seen this summer, from beyond the borders of my island and indeed my country: it seems that everyone is coming to Crete for their holiday. He looked very relaxed sitting on the roadside outside his son's office.
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The Sacred Way (Ιερά Οδός)
Out time!  declared The Little Laughing Olive Tree. At home, we usually stay in in the evenings, meaning we sit outside on our large airy balcony, enjoying the view and the fresh air, with platters of fruit and cheese and paximathi (when there are no delici...
Out time! declared The Little Laughing Olive Tree. At home, we usually stay in in the evenings, meaning we sit outside on our large airy balcony, enjoying the view and the fresh air, with platters of fruit and cheese and paximathi (when there are no delicious leftovers available from the day's ...
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On conforming
It's very hard finding a news site these days which reports the Greek crisis in a neutral/positive way, either in English or in Greek. This is very disappointing. Whatever web sites I browse through, I read about the doom and gloom that the Greek people fac...
It's very hard finding a news site these days which reports the Greek crisis in a neutral/positive way, either in English or in Greek. This is very disappointing. Whatever web sites I browse through, I read about the doom and gloom that the Greek people face in light of the latest 'deal'.
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On leaving the euro
- Why do people think we should go back to the drachma, mum? - Do some people not like Greeks, mum? - Is the euro better than the drachma, mum? - If we leave the euro, will we be poor, mum? These are just some of the questions that my children are asking me...
If we leave the euro, will we be poor, mum? These are just some of the questions that my children are asking me these days. Possibly also avoiding to ask me, because they have already sensed how difficult it is for their parents to answer these questions. Today's Guardian website this morning: ...
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Radio New Zealand National interview
My interview on the Radio New Zealand National Programme went very well. You can listen to it here: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/201761146/the-greek-referendum " Being in touch with your land is a very important value,... we've ...
Greek identity with a difference, from the inside out and the outside in (formerly Organically Cooked - Linking Greek food with Greek identity: you eat what you are, or who you want to be). Pages. I am... (Είμαι) · I cook... (Μαγειρεύω) · The Greek Collection. Sunday, 5 July 2015 ...
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