Thursday, 27 February 2014

Beetroot soup with feta

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A couple of days ago, while organic grocery shopping, I came across some fresh looking beetroots. I love beetroots and despite the fact that February is not their prime season, I could n't help not buying them! As soon as I came back home I prepared our dinner (for my 18months twin girls and me!) : Beetroot soup with feta! It was the first time for them and they literally adored it! Apart from being a very nutricious soup (more beetroot recipes here) , is absolutely delicious!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Does the weather affect your mood?

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The weather seems to be going absolutely crazy! Unsettled and wetter than normal made climate change the supreme topic of conversation also this year! Do you also feel sad as rain pours down, and happier during sunny days? There are so many intriguing studies regarding the connection between weather and our mood: According to this research, weather not only affects our mood but our memory as well! Particularly, when it is gray and gloomy, people are prone to remember things better, probably because a drop in our mood strengthens our memory. Nevertheless, when it is sunny, consequently we feel happier, our mind is less concentrated. Yet, during the hot days of summer, people are likely to feel grouncy or tired. Meanwhile according to this study, warmer temperatures lower anxiety and skepticism, while in humid environments we tend to be more lethargic. 

Saturday, 15 February 2014

How often do you say "I love you" ?

Yesterday night after I put the girls to sleep, as ordinarily I checked my favourite blogs, and I realised that it was Valentine's day! Alas, I missed it this year too! :) I was never a Valentine's day fan, I have to admit it. And yes, I am totally in love for the last 9 years! Even though I don't celebrate this day, I actually enjoy the red and pink atmosphere around! Besides, I discover many delicious recipes, wonderful outfits and amusing craft/gift ideas around the web! 

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Best walking shoes for travel

I am sure it occured to you to get baffled when it comes to what shoes to pack on a trip. The space is limited, whilst you crave to look stylish yet feel comfortable and ready to walk miles without having blisters or sore feet by the end of the day. 

Here are my picks for lots of walking:

1. I swear by Converse "All stars". You always fill right in, they are a great alternative to trainers, and they will not make you look like a tourist.

I loved this platform model but for cheaper models see here

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Do only things that make you happy!

Hey guys! how was your week? Mine, fine, hectic as always, trying to balance myself among work, physio, courses and the girls! 

A couple of days ago, I read this article (old but well grounded) about 10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, which I found very intriguing. Indeed, I agree that hapiness is a very personal matter.. So, I am happy, but I think I was born happy! 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

What does your suitcase reveal about your character

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Some days ago I read this post featured on Huffingtonpost that piqued my interest: What does the packing say about your personality? Once more I realised that alas I, myself am a split personality! :) Everyone has his own prefered method when it comes to packing. There is the "over packer" or "just in case" packer (the one who could pack the entire wardarobe to be prepared for any eventuality), the "minimalist" (the one who efficiently organizes and packs the essentials in a carry on suitcase- I envy those folks!), the "worrier" (the one who packs a week before the trip), the "last minute" packer (either chaotic or organized), the "roller" (who knows the science of rolling clothes to save extra space), the "i dont care" packer, the backpacker...