A glowing review of The Raven Witch of Corfu by author Hilary Whitton Paipeti

(作者Hilary Whitton Paipeti评论)

就在梅松吉南部,and standing slightly separate from the aerial-capped hill of Hlomos,是马塔乌纳的“金字塔状”山脉,one of the main settings for Effrosyni Moschoudi's new novel,“科夫的乌鸦女巫”。称为“浪漫幻想的节日”,,it's a step up from Mills and Boon – much more Mary Stewart than Barbara Cartland,有点哥特式恐怖和哈利波特式魔法的混合。And it's certainly a page-turner – ideal for lazy afternoons on Messonghi beach (where much of it is set),或者在任何地点或时间。

剧情发展得如此之快,要想在不放弃游戏的情况下完成它几乎是不可能的。足以说女主人公二十年后又回到了科尔夫,要承担一项任务——也就是要认领她的孪生兄弟,who was kidnapped,12岁,on her previous visit.在山洞里。By a wicked witch.

听起来不太可能?哈利波特也是,but that turned out OK,didn't it??连续行动了近400页(她是怎么做到的?)许多子图会很快吸引你。Reading a pre-publication edition,我本应该是校对员,但我很想知道接下来发生的每一个阶段,我都忘了!!

接近尾声,I really puzzled over how it would work out;;I'm usually good at guessing endings,但这个让我震惊。Would it finish with a cop-out?不,埃弗罗西尼提出了货物,with a brilliant ‘twist' that pulled the plot back from the brink.

事实上,埃弗罗西尼的书的主打点是她的位置感。她的科尔夫书被放在莫拉提卡周围,the ancestral home of her grandfather,还有她从小就每年度假的地方。而情节可能具有超自然的意味(如我们在埃弗罗西尼的短篇小说《A》系列化的结尾所示)和奶奶一起度假)。,they are set in a real and familiar world,这使得不可思议的事情似乎是可信的。你可以和女主人公一起走到马塔乌纳山上的秘密橄榄林,和她一起在梅松吉和佩特里提参加“瓦卡洛拉”节,在那里你将在盛夏度过一个漫长的夜晚。Theseconcrete scenes help us accept the surreality of the storyline,就像霍比特人一样,兽人,精灵和巫师可以合理地居住在一个完全可以被认作英格兰的世界里。

但超自然现象不仅包含在书中。As Effrosyni tells us,‘something spooky happened when [the artist] got to work on the cover!我只告诉他我的书是放在科尔夫的海滩上的,在所有的地方,他给我看了这张照片,实际上描绘了梅松吉的海湾。如果你认为在读《乌鸦女巫》时你必须暂停信仰,试想一下:天地间还有更多的东西……谁知道马塔努纳究竟藏着什么??

这篇评论发表在10月份的《科孚电子报》上。,The Agiot.

作者Hilary Whitton Paipeti在The Agiot,mainly about hikes around Corfu,它的动植物。她即将出版的书,“跟随劳伦斯·杜雷尔和杰拉尔德·杜雷尔在科尔夫的脚步”,is a republication of the popular 1990s edition,新内容。看看希拉里在Corfu步行及AT科孚小道.

Corfu的乌鸦女巫在亚马逊上发布了4集引人入胜的Kindle。平装本很快就会出版。到这里去看看!!

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旅游:布鲁日,the stuff of fairytales

Today,我很高兴能与大家分享几年前在比利时布鲁日(Brugge)这个神奇小镇的旅行经历,plus,I'm going to sprinkle some extra Hollywood fairy dust on it.If you have watched the movie In Bruges,,then you are well acquainted with the hilarious camaraderie between Ken and Ray,两个带薪杀手来到这个中世纪的小镇,等待老板的进一步指示。布鲁日欢迎他们,他们笼罩在迷雾之中,就像一个充满魔力的童话世界。然而,扮演雷的科林·法雷尔,keeps moaning about everything from the moment he arrives.他不断的振翅,是一个精彩的喜剧救济,否则惊心动魄的故事谋杀和暴力。What makes his grumpiness so entertaining is the ridiculous idea that Bruges could ever be the cause of discontent.

离布鲁塞尔市中心只有一个小时的火车车程,Bruges greets you modestly as you exit the station,as if it were a place like any other.And then,你到了市场广场(markt),当你抬起眼睛看向贝尔福塔顶的薄雾时,你开始觉得这个地方可能不像其他地方,after all.

然后你开始正确地环顾四周,你的眼睛仰慕着塔楼另一边广场上那些古雅的建筑。Before you know it,你被美丽的景色所吸引,and you begin to smile as the timeless sound of horses' hooves on cobblestones reaches your ears and carriages of a bygone era pass you by.

This is when it hits you and your eyes truly open.Everyone seems to wander around with a cheerful expression on their faces.Couples of all ages walk hand-in-hand and you decide to follow one of them,picking the one that seems to walk more confidently,猜测他们知道要去哪里。很快,you feel pleased with your choice because at the back of the Belfort tower where they're headed,这就是真正的魔法在等待的地方!!

朝着这个方向的每一条车道迟早会把你引向最迷人的街道和运河。房子建在边缘,墙壁上覆盖着苔藓或常春藤,每一座石桥都是通往另一边的邀请。安迪,我的丈夫,当我们参观这一部分时,我轻声笑了起来,因为在前面的电影中有很多这样的车道和运河。!

In the early morning,the Belfort tower is often shrouded by mist while the rooftops below it glisten… The water is perfectly still and,as the first rays of sunshine emerge through the clouds,它开始闪耀,the beauty of the scene taking your breath away.

毫无疑问,在布鲁日附近,人们可以遇到最快乐的游客。在这里,在一件或另一件事上找不到快乐是不可能的,比如令人惊叹的景色,一流的建筑,绿树成荫,or the many wonderful eateries,酒吧,以及提供的商店。

The photos in this post were all taken during my last visit to Bruges years ago just after Christmas Day.我选择每年的这个时候,因为我听说在假日期间,小摊和溜冰场给马科特带来了额外的热闹和欢乐。我得到了很好的补偿!!

从贝尔福塔顶看布鲁日的朦胧景色

如果你有足够的能力处理它,参观贝尔福塔是必须的。Beware: not for the faint-hearted or the claustrophobic.

The indoor spiral staircase seems to go up forever at no less than 366 steps.在中间层有一些房间,游客可以停下来喘口气,然后继续上升。从最上面的景色是壮观的,绝对值得麻烦。

我个人从来没有错过一个参观历史城镇教堂的机会,我在布鲁日的发现是最令人兴奋的。首先,这里有圣血大教堂(Heilig BloedBasiliek)。一个存放珍贵圣物的教堂:据说盛有基督血滴的药瓶。如果你看过电影”在布鲁日,I bet you're smirking right now!电影中最滑稽的一幕是雷(科林·法雷尔饰)嫉妒肯(布伦丹·格雷森饰)让他参观这座教堂。真相再次出现,完全不同。没有人会不欣赏这个在19世纪后期恢复为新哥特式风格的宗教圣地的美丽。th世纪。离开现场前,一定要去参观它隐藏的宝石:位于大教堂下面的圣巴西尔教堂。虽然没有那么华丽,它有一个独特的氛围,你会得到回报。

我们夫人的教堂(Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk)也是必去之地。它高耸的尖顶是布鲁日地平线的重要标志。尽管外部建筑风格朴素,哥特式风格,内部是古典哥特式的巴洛克风格。这座教堂在很多方面都令人惊叹,但最吸引人的是,令人惊讶的是,it houses a unique treasure of Renaissance Italy:"Madonna and Child"(1504-1505) by the legendary Michelangelo.

在布鲁日散步对业余摄影师来说是一种真正的享受,正如你在上面的照片中看到的那样。

然而,到目前为止,我最喜欢的布鲁日是明尼苏达州,明尼苏达水上公园附近一个绿树成荫的湖。真的,就像进入了童话世界。The beauty of this place continues to haunt me today.马车在那里停下来休息一会儿。这是一个拍摄美丽马匹和永远微笑的马车司机的好机会,以及运河上的许多天鹅和鸭子。

贝居安会院

当你在那里的时候,用一块石头抓住两只鸟,参观贝吉霍夫和它怪异的古老墙壁和绿树成荫的广阔绿地。This beautiful enclave almost feels haunted shrouded in the morning mist.Back in the 13th世纪,过去这里住的是被十字军留下的单身或丧偶的妇女(B_guines)。

Are you an art lover??

该地区有两个主要的博物馆——格罗宁奇和梅林——这两个博物馆都是中世纪晚期各种艺术家的作品,比如简·范艾克和汉斯·梅林。布鲁日有好几家博物馆,真正不满足于艺术的人可以在位于伯格的旅游办公室(另一个靠近马克特的中央广场)获得一份名单。

我们的烧鱼餐(金丝猴)是一个视觉盛宴!!

Bruges is a town of many delights and the local food and drink could not be an exception.There's fresh seafood,传统的比利时炖菜和美味的啤酒,有很多不同的种类,如Trappist,Kriek or Lambic beer.我相当高兴地坚持着”Brugse Zot“当地酿造的。The jester on its logo seems to welcome you on the menu at every bar and restaurant in town.

An order of mussels (clams) with fries is a must when in Belgium!!

呆在布鲁日使晚餐时间成为一种奢侈。在当地的菜肴中,我喜欢吃水饺(肉汤里的奶油鱼)。弗拉姆泽烤肉(比利时啤酒炖牛肉)moules marini_re e frites(酒中蒸贻贝配芹菜和炸薯条)和必不可少的Chicons au gratin(用火腿包裹的菊苣叶,用奶酪酱烘焙)。

我强烈推荐以下两个餐厅:

烧焦或(金丝猴)

I visited烧焦或(金丝猴)在T赞德广场为我的除夕晚餐。价格合理,the ambiance was wonderful,海鲜棒极了!!

大卡菲通道在德韦尔斯特拉特,在黑暗中很难找到26号卫星,但这是很值得的麻烦,你晚上也会去看的!烛光的内部和d_cor是迷人的,而食物和饮料都是最棒的。

如果你有甜食,你会发现在布鲁日很难抵制诱惑!美味的比利时巧克力和各种华夫饼随处可见。

因为我在布鲁日提到了我最喜欢的餐馆,我也可以推荐我们住的那家很棒的酒店!!

特布鲁格酒店坐落在一条安静的运河上,距离小镇古雅的市场广场Markt步行5分钟,还有贝尔福塔。我们的房间可以看到运河,在我的记忆中突出了运河的奇特之处——我必须说,我喜欢这家旅馆的一切。服务无懈可击,你所看到的每一个地方都很漂亮,包括天花板上令人惊叹的深色横梁。

想想布鲁日,有一个词在我的脑海中占主导地位:完美。To be frank,there's only one thing wrong with this town;你在那里呆的时间越长,the more your heart breaks when it's time to leave it behind.很难适应这种熟悉的环境,之后的现代世界。Still,当你慢慢恢复日常生活的节奏和规律时,it is comforting to know that Bruges awaits you still.童话总有一天会重演,你回来的那一刻。

Have you been to Bruges?你一年中有没有在不同的时间去那里旅行?对于一个特定的年度活动也许?Have I missed any places of interest?Have you watched the film ‘In Bruges?'评论如下,让我们知道,I'd love to hear your input 🙂

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圣诞节参观雅典

上周末我去雅典玩得很愉快。回到我长大的城市是一年中的一件乐事,但是圣诞灯让旅行体验真正的神奇。This time round I visited two different areas for the first time too,which was very exciting!!

所以,来吧!和我一起在雅典繁华的街道上散步,full of Christmas shoppers,晚上也和我一起,when the Christmas lights turn the popular city corners into a magic wonderland!!

After a quick check-in at our hotel,我和丈夫在阿提纳斯街的街角咖啡馆喝了杯咖啡和一杯热吐司,放松了一下。在市政厅旁边;街对面的Kotzia广场当时空无一人,但泉源里涌出的强烈水流和周围成群的野鸽使人赏心悦目。大约半小时后,我们沿着阿提纳斯走,then round the corner at the central meat & fish market to take in the vibe of the pedestrian shopping area of Aiolou Street.This leads to Ermou Street,你可能知道,这是每个雅典购物者的天堂。

二木打包好了,这并不奇怪,尤其是在每年的这个时候。每个人似乎都拿着购物袋或在节日的橱窗里浏览。

The famous landmark of卡普尼卡地区,an 11th-century Orthodox church,就在二楼街的中间。I loved the sight of it under the morning sunlight with a multitude of wild pigeons perching on its roof and the vibrant green bitter orange tree (neratzia) standing beside it.

As we walked up Ermou towards Syntagma (Constitution Square),我们看到了一个罕见的景象——一架“拉特纳”(木桶钢琴)。在雅典,只有少数人还活着。看到这位优雅的先生在操作它,他只是乞求我的相机疯狂地咔嚓一声转动曲柄,在清新的空气中充满了nostalgic tones of a bygone era.

当我们到达Syntagma广场的下半部分时,我们意识到我们的时间已经到了。一年一度的圣诞树只搭建了一个金属框架,市政工作人员正在组装。其中一个,如图所示,was busy washing the covers of the street lanterns in the fountain 🙂

注:我们参观后两天,圣诞树就亮了。It's very different and stylish this year and impressed the crowds that gathered to see it.你可以看看这里.

We felt disappointed that we weren't going to see the Christmas tree during this visit to the city,但我们一上台阶就得到了补偿,走到了Syntagma广场(和希腊议会大厦)。就在我们到达的时候,the guards at The Monument to the Unknown Soldier began to move.看到evzones(也称为tsoliades)总是一种特别的享受!这里有一点他们早上展示的完美同步的味道:

你知道吗?福斯塔涅拉(埃夫松的裙子)有400个褶皱,象征着奥托曼统治下400年的奴隶制。他们的红帽子是希腊人在1820年希腊独立战争中流血的象征。

热门提示:每半个小时,电动汽车区域就像完美同步的玩具士兵一样在纪念碑周围移动。They change over on the full hour and every Sunday at 11:00 a.m.the changing of the guards becomes a full-scale spectacle,so time your visit to Syntagma square right!EVZONES不允许说话或移动,只能眨眼让主管回答他关于可能需要的问题——缓解瘙痒,to straighten their clothing or to wipe the sweat off their forehead,例如。Tourists used to be allowed to stand beside them for a photo but now only children are allowed to do that.这些天成年人严格遵守这些步骤。The Evzones will not move from their post of their own accord,即使他们的生活有赖于此也不行!回到2001,一个莫洛托夫在一次示威中倒在一个埃夫松的旁边,他的白色和蓝色警卫室着火了。He didn't bat an eyelid and only moved to save his life after receiving permission from his supervisor to do so!有关evzones的更多信息,希腊的骄傲和喜悦,,here.

在埃夫森斯令人印象深刻的表演之后(这从未在我的喉咙里留下一个结!),we visited a nearby department store that sorted almost all of our Christmas shopping.By the time we finished we were ravenous so we took the Metro to our favorite area for chow 🙂 Where,I hear you say??

Well,安迪和我总是在莫纳提拉基吃午饭。当需要特别款待的时候,我们倾向于将选择范围缩小到souvlaki,或者鱼和薯条,and both are on offer there at exquisite establishments.对于苏夫拉基,我们去贝拉塔里斯萨瓦斯,例如,但那天我们都渴望吉尼斯,mushy peas and tartar sauce 😛 So,我们去了我们最喜欢的地方詹姆斯·乔伊斯爱尔兰酒吧.

We love this place,and the only thing wrong with it is it's too far from home to enjoy more often!That's what makes their delicious fish and chips and a pint of Guinness a memorable experience every time 😉 We didn't go over the top,mind you,也就是说我们没有点洋葱圈,但是男孩,当我们在腰围上随风飘扬时,是不是更好呢?Well,next time maybe 😛

After a short rest and a shower back at the hotel,我们几乎没有时间喝杯茶(感谢我们慷慨的酒店!) before heading back out,this time to enjoy the Christmas lights after nightfall.

我们乘地铁去喀拉梅科斯,直奔Technopolis Gazi。It used to be a coal gas factory back in the day,但现在它是一个文化中心,举办各种活动和展览。不管你打算什么时候去雅典,我劝你访问其网站看看怎么回事!!

这个月,这里有圣诞工厂,a magical wonderland for kids.Emphasis on the ‘kids'.And here,我必须做一些从未做过的事,分享一点咆哮。相当昂贵的5.50欧元(按希腊标准)票在陪同孩子时是有意义的,因为他们可以享受很多东西。例如,他们可以见到圣诞老人,make crafts,甚至通过一些魔法测试来获得“巫师证书”。所以,是的,如果你有两个孩子,我建议你不要担心。If you don't,I'd give it a miss because as an adult,你的钱什么也得不到。除非,当然,逛一逛,逛一逛,值5.50欧元。but I really doubt it 😉

这些游乐设施看起来很有趣,但并不包括在门票中——这是他们在网站上一丝不苟地忽略的。此外,在同一个网站上承诺的音乐节目的舞台是空的,根据我问的最近的“小精灵”的说法,在愿望树上,他们应该整天送礼物的地方,这个季节还没有开始。所以,是的,那是明目张胆的敲诈,and hubby and I were very bemused.我讨厌消极,but when I feel taken in as a consumer,I feel compelled to share.But perhaps you have kids and still want to check it out.在这种情况下是个不错的选择,所以我决定把它写在这篇文章里。这是圣诞节工厂的所在地我建议你在网上预订,避免在会场外排长队。

谢天谢地,我们的好心情恢复了,尤其是我们的圣诞精神,当我建议去拜访普西里时。Now,我知道这很愚蠢,but I admit to have never visited Psirri before that day.在我的辩护中,这个地方在过去十年左右才流行起来。Before,it was one of those shabby and grey,如果不是,quarters of Athens not worth giving a second look.但是,somehow,everyone kept banging on about it in the recent years,如果我可以补充一点,so I thought it would be high time to see for myself what the fuss was all about.

浦西里区离莫纳蒂拉基广场一分钟的路程。字面上,你离开你身后的广场,在你右边的二楼,and enter the first lane you see in front of you across the street (like Agias Theklas or Pittaki).不到一分钟,你就进入了普西里充满活力的心脏。最好的参观时间是在晚上,因为它的繁忙和神奇的转变成超级凉爽的东西。

我们到了那里,立刻被灯光照得眼花缭乱,被传统酒馆如古雅的“OreaPenteli”散发出来的怀旧的布佐基音乐所淹没。

顺便说一句,在普西里(据我所知)的其他高度推荐的餐馆包括21and ‘O Mavros Gatos'.

古雅的小酒馆,当我们游览普西里时,咖啡馆和酒吧从各个角落向我们打招呼。圣诞灯下的小道向我们招手,让我们仔细看一看,我们觉得有必要这样做。一条特别的小街——Pittaki——让我们大吃一惊,因为在那里我看到了我一生中最美丽的圣诞展览。

I read the sign and the writings on the glass window and realized to my shame I didn't have a clue.Now,I am one of those people that never goes anywhere without preparation.To find something so awesome in my own city that had dared to go under my radar all this time seemed preposterous.到底是什么小怪兽?I asked myself.我从来没有听说过这个地方!A quick google search told me all about it.两位希腊企业家联手制造了小怪人,这个奇怪的名字归功于一个想象中的朋友,一个很酷的孩子。

小怪人提供各种各样的茶和咖啡,美味的糖果和纸杯蛋糕。but that's not the reason why it's hot.Those devilishly clever chaps made it infamous by decorating the hell out of it both inside and outside.

大楼的外面站在我面前,就像圣诞节的化身,能让圣诞怪杰自己脱下裤子!!

只是最近,立面装饰成万圣节主题,and earlier in the year it also had a circus theme according to the photos I saw on旅行顾问.They all looked equally stunning.On the inside,there are a series of themed rooms where punters can enjoy their hot beverages and cakes.There is a ‘knights room' and an ‘Alice in Wonderland' room too,例如。在我在旅行顾问上看到的蛋糕图片中,the Villa Hazelnut has already begun to haunt me as I am such a huge fan of praline and Ferrero Rocher.

悲哀地,we were there at a popular hour and decided against joining the long queue to get in,但我肯定会回去冒险,尽快拿块蛋糕。Warning:小怪兽is pricey,非常昂贵。一块蛋糕7欧元左右,咖啡5欧元左右。But if,像我一样,you think visiting a fairy tale wonderland is worth it,I am sure that won't stop you 🙂

我们晚上8点左右离开了普西里。to grab a quick bite in Monastiraki and found the square swimming with people,the odd firework shooting up to the sky every now and then.卫城看起来很壮观,上面都亮着。This spectacle concluded our magical,异想天开的完美夜晚。它使我们的沙拉三明治充满阿拉伯馅饼和奶油Praline牛角面包格雷戈里斯更神圣。

第二天早上我们回到莫纳提拉基,这一次是浏览它的小二手书店。只为了花生而采了一些宝石,we made a short stop in Athinas Street to buy spices from a stall outside the city's meat & fish market.I picked up sachets of ginger,姜黄,and black caraway for 1 euro each.

悲哀地,那是星期日,否则,我会去埃夫里皮杜街像从那里买糕点(糕点)一样Arapian米兰(both are historical establishments founded by Armenian refugees in the early 1020-30s),but maybe another time… Walking down Evripidou street is a unique experience on a week day,顺便说一句。当你浏览陈列的商品时,空气中充满了香料的芬芳,这些商品从每个立面散发出来。

很快,it was time to head home,and we were back in our little town in under an hour.The visit to the city was short and sweet but,somehow,it was such a change from the norm that we felt really rejuvenated.When we got home,感觉我们已经连续几天不在家了,这表明我们玩得很开心,and that our minds were overwhelmed by beautiful new memories 🙂

在我走之前,to say we loved our hotel,这个阿提纳斯街酒店!它距离阿提纳斯街的奥莫尼亚广场只有一块石头,坐落在一座令人惊叹的新古典主义建筑中。我从来没有去过更慷慨的酒店!我们不仅面带微笑,而且马上受到欢迎,但也提供水果作为一种受欢迎的款待。此外,tea/coffee making facilities plus bottled water were available to us around the clock.The breakfast was also very generous.我特别喜欢奶酪蛋卷!房间和浴室干净得吱吱作响,所有的东西闻起来都很新鲜。房间,虽然很小,有很多商品,包括平板电视和免费WiFi。betway login他们还提供一次性拖鞋,盥洗用品,甚至牙刷。真的,I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough 🙂

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如果你以前访问过我的城市,我希望这篇文章能唤起雅典人的美好回忆。如果不是,I hope I have whetted your appetite for it 😉 My city,尽管有很多问题,保留了原有的魅力。It was wonderful to walk along its avenues again that are lined with imposing neoclassical buildings,and to sample anew the bustle of its pedestrian shopping streets.

如果你有一个美好的回忆可以分享雅典,or for any questions,I'd love to receive your comments!Wishing you and yours,a wonderful holiday season 🙂

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你好,peeps!我写博客的时间不多,我知道,这就是为什么:我一直在努力完成一本新书,which is a short story collection for a change.它被称为爱情的方面,而小说并没有到此结束。不像我其他的书,你在任何商店都找不到它,not even Amazon!!

Facets of Loveavailable only as a betway loginFREE download ebook,专为我的邮件列表读者的眼睛-既现有的和新的(非常稀疏的电子邮件)。

The genre varies among the stories but the theme that binds them together is love – in many different facets,hence the name 🙂 One of the stories is set in Corfu.另外两个是关于帕台农大理石的。它们以雅典为背景,具有令人愉悦的超自然/幻想元素。

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为庆祝9月25日我的名字日(圣Effrosyni Day) I visited Monastiraki in central Athens for a special treat:  a meal of fish and chips with a Guinness in an Irish pub at the heart of the flea market.之后,I picked up a ‘muse' from a souvenir shop nearby as you can see below…

It's a depiction of ‘Skeptomeni Athena' (Thinking Athena) which I've placed on my desk beside Athena's owl (an earlier acquisition from the same shop).I can report that the awesome duo are beginning to work their magic on me and I am feeling suitably inspired 😛

从下个星期起,我将按每天的写作计划进行写作。Time to write my next novel!祝我好运!!

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你好,peeps!Been a while since I last wrote here,我知道。从我每年的“朝圣之旅”回到科孚的莫拉提卡后——完全恢复了精神状态,恢复了理智——我先下头工作了一段时间,and only now I am coming back for air – but I'll come back to that later.

This summer has been incredibly kind to me.因为我的健康问题(贫血和两个肩并肩的冻僵),在经历了几年小小的夏日乐趣之后,今年我有幸每天游泳和充足的阳光,这对我的健康产生了奇迹。在下面的照片中,你可以看到我在科孚镇,一天早上,我在三个不同的图书馆捐赠了EBB的副本——包括科尔夫的公共图书馆(照片中我是在它所在的旧堡垒外)。

The other pictures are from Messonghi beach in Corfu,以及我最近访问塔尼格拉军事空军基地参加年度活动,,雅典飞行周.It was an hour's drive to get there,我以为我在路上看到一群狼,看到它在阿提卡的荒野中,但我不在乎。我本想去月球看布莱蒂的红箭,他们真的很棒!值得冒险被野生动物吞食,I say 😛

说真的?新的我是,like,杜拉赛尔兔子失散多年的妹妹,感觉真好!当我6月份开始每周游泳2-3次时,my frozen shoulder eased up in no time.第一,我注意到我实际上可以达到我额头的顶部,这样我就可以用淋浴电话机正确地冲洗我的头发。我也意识到我可以再次从侧面伸出手来,so I checked if I could drive (i.e.抓住变速杆,直到那时,was out of the question).Guess what?我可以!我被困了整整六个月,所以这对我来说是一个很大的日子!!

一旦我再次坐上驾驶座,我每天都要去海滩进行治疗性游泳。从那以后,我变得越来越好了。很快,I could type with both hands again.猜猜我当时做了什么?是的,我开始写作了!你看,I felt the urge to give you,my wonderful readers,今年有新东西要读。既然没时间写完小说,I began to write short stories instead.文字在流动,现在,I am able to offer you a collection of short stories exclusively on my website!!

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故事的体裁各不相同,是关于不同类型的爱的,因此有了标题,包括对家庭的爱,country,and even pets!我的一个故事是以莫拉蒂卡为背景的甜蜜浪漫故事。Two others are about the Parthenon Marbles and have fantasy elements.这就是我要分享的,所以我不会破坏所有的惊喜!!

我仍在疯狂地写作和编辑…如果一切顺利,在未来两周内的某个时候,这本书应该在那里,只是为了你的眼睛。我希望你会喜欢的!!

在我走之前,to say a big thank you to fellow Greek romance author,Angel Sefer。她不仅是一位才华横溢的作家,but a kind and giving person as well.She has created the fabulous cover of Facets of Love and given it to me as a present!How wonderful is that??

查看Angel的工作:http://www.angelsefer.com/books.html

Angel Sefer is one of five wonderful writers who have given me kind permission to include their short stories (one each) in Facets of Love.其他四位天才作家,in no particular order,是:咪咪巴伯,,S.R.Mallery,,尼古拉斯罗西斯MM Jaye.他们都是我最喜欢的作家,我强烈推荐给你阅读的乐趣!!

直到下一次,保持微笑,照顾好自己,可以?A positive outlook is what saw me through… and it's been three years since I last felt healthy and able.所以我知道我在说什么。记得,不管你在处理什么,你并不孤单。我坚信,有力量愿意伸出援助之手,帮助我们应对任何困难。要是我们问就好了。If only we believe.

我在想,你们所有人最近都受到了伊斯兰革命武装力量的影响,以及世界上所有其他的灾难。我的祈祷永远伴随着你们。拥抱上帝保佑!!

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今天我很兴奋地宣布,我的第一部小说刚刚成为读者最喜爱的银牌得主!!

颁奖典礼将于今年11月在迈阿密举行,我将只在梦中参加(哈哈!),但我可以向你保证,这不会伤害我纯粹的快乐!!

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所以!如果你当时张贴了一张照片并收到了我的确认,那么我有你的条目,你可以申请免费的电子书副本。betway loginJust message me or comment below and tell me: the title of the book,如果你喜欢mobi或者pdf。如果你读过我所有的电子书,我可以给你一个朋友或家人。

悲哀地,我的参赛作品没有我希望的那么多,这就是为什么我决定给所有参赛者一个安慰奖来表示感谢!今年晚些时候我也会参加类似的比赛,希望能得到更多的照片,这样我就可以在这个网站上展示我的最爱,以此向你致敬,我亲爱的读者!Thank you again for entering.I cherish every single photo I've received!!

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天使存在吗?Here's what I believe…

这不是我第一次接触天使和天使信息的主题。那些关注我博客的人已经从我以前的文章中读到了一些关于我的天使的文章。Plenty of times I have sought their advice when life got tough,当我生活中的事情变得可怕时,他们也会主动联系必威网址多少我,只是提醒我,我并不孤单。Having had these experiences,my belief in angels is so great that I have no qualms in telling the world about them.

所以,当奇幻作家和博客特别作者科琳·切塞布罗要求我为她的博客写一篇关于神话或精神的客座文章时,I naturally opted to write about my angels again.希望你能喜欢这份工作,如下所示。

“天使”这个词来源于希腊语的aggelos,' which means ‘messenger.' Many angel sightings have been recorded in the Bible;这些天使出现在信徒面前,提供帮助或希望的信息。

事实上,angels have been recorded in the scriptures of many faiths around the world.Today,especially with the use of the Internet,了解他们是很容易的。People are sharing online their own testimonies,whether these involve proper angelic encounters or messages received by their angels.

他们说我们每个人都有守护天使,and I believe it firmly to be so.I have always had this intense feeling that I am being protected,例如。In my travels as a youngster around Greece and Europe,每当我需要帮助的时候,当地人都会不请自来帮助我。For example,如果我需要翻译,举起重物,或者我有被困在某处的危险。

然而,one particular incident stands out because it didn't entail the assistance of a human being and,to this day,我不能解释,除非我把它降到一个或两个天使…

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你好!Thrilled to announce today a new contest where I invite my Facebook friends to post photos of themselves holding my books!在我了解这些有趣的细节之前,这是一张照片my loyal reader,Jean Symonds from the UK,postedtoday on Facebook.It made my day!!

Jean在她的帖子中评论:

“只是重读埃弗罗西尼·莫绍迪的雅典娜女神项链。我觉得它很吸引人“绿色”and if it was a film at the cinema I would spend a lot of time on the edge of my seat!!““

正如我所说的,it made my day because this is exactly the kind of thing I had in mind when I created the contest.这个反馈对我来说太宝贵了!!

这背后的想法是为了庆祝我们通过书籍的联系。我一直在想,既然我的读者也应该在我的网站上占有一席之地,在这里,他们可以因对我和我的工作的支持和忠诚而受到赞誉。

毕竟,是你让我继续写作,我真的觉得有必要告诉全世界关于你的事情!!

Our connection in the social media give me wings on a daily basis and spur me on despite the hardships – and believe me,有一些!!

因此,感谢您的支持,我将把最好的照片永久性地张贴在我的网站上的一个单独的页面上——对我的读者来说,这是一种名人堂。如果你愿意的话。这个页面将记录谁读了我的书以及他们在世界上的位置。如果你是我选择永久展示的读者之一,我将使你的贡献永垂不朽,并将这张照片归功于你。

“一切都很好,Frossie“I hear some of you say,“但对我来说有什么好处?““

Well,如你所知,我喜欢和我的读者一起玩圣诞老人!!

奖品如下:

3位读者将赢得新颖的手提包(随机打印)。

更多的赢家将从我的后名单中赢得电子书(可用格式:pdf或mobi)。

要通知的电子书赢家数量。每位获胜者将选择他们想要阅读的标题。

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更新07-24-17:比赛现在也对我的Twitter追随者开放!Post the photo,提到标题,where you're reading it,and tag me to be added to the draw!!

Post a picture of you with one of my books (kindle or paperback) on your Facebook page标记我.然后我就把你画出来。你的脸不需要在图片中显示,这样你的输入就可以有效地进行绘图,但是我更喜欢有读者面孔的图片在我的网站上永久显示。The same applies if you're at a place in the world I don't really expect!!

在你的岗位上,mention where you are reading the book,尤其是如果你在某个地方度假。

也,make sure to mention the name of the book.

记得给我贴上标签,这样我就可以把你画出来了!!

比赛只对我的朋友开放。朋友我先如果你没有,然后邮寄。

通知截止日期。

Regardless of who is chosen for the permanent display on my website,all photos will be entered into the draw and all will have an equal chance to win in the giveaway.

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Greek travel: Sifnos,爱琴海闪耀的宝石

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洁白如鹅卵石,每一个角落都充满了欢乐,西弗诺斯的赛克拉迪奇岛有能力俘获你的心,并将其永久保存。Then,你别无选择,只能一次又一次地回来,回到同样壮丽的景色,迷人的细沙海滩,无论你走到哪里,都会被那古雅的白色水洗庭院迷住。我二十岁出头一次到这个岛上也是这样,今天,尽管这些年来我多次回到那里,its pull on me remains simply irresistible.

但不要只相信我的话:今天和我一起走,透过我的眼睛看到西弗诺斯的美丽:我保证你会感到惊奇,但不要搞错:西弗诺斯既不是米科诺斯,也不是圣托里尼。If Greek islands were women,西弗诺斯不会是一个国际化的女孩,也不是什么社交名流。Sifnos would be shy and demure,yet drop dead gorgeous,一个出色的厨师,highly religious,作为一种爱好,我也会涉猎陶器。钩住的?Righ-y-o!让旅程开始吧!!

卡马雷Sifnos

渡船一靠岸,你已经恋爱了。卡玛瑞斯的美貌参差不齐,让你在渡船甲板上喘不过气来,在你踏上这个岛之前。White-washed buildings perch on dark rocky soil on the side of the hill,古色古香的海滨有小酒馆,一片由细沙组成的金色沙滩延伸到最重要的是,an imposing mountain with a church on its very top completes the magnificent vista.田园风光让你感到渺小,就好像你已经缩成一无所有,这就是为什么我永远无法到达西弗诺,逃避那种熟悉的敬畏感,这种敬畏感总是在我的喉咙里。

For me,卡玛雷斯是住在西弗诺斯的理想之地。你可以在早餐后直接游泳,然后有一个悠闲的走在商店。商店,酒馆和酒吧离你的房间只有一箭之遥。甚至有一两间漂亮的陶器实验室可以浏览。Don't miss the chance to visit at least one of many pottery workshops all over the island – seeing it's an old tradition here and the artifacts are exquisite.

租辆车或摩托车,or take a bus or taxi,and explore the rest of the island from Kamares.

The island capital,阿波罗尼亚它的名字来自阿波罗神,我发现它是合适的,因为阿波罗是光明之神,这个城市简直令人眼花缭乱!阿波罗尼亚很高兴沉浸其中。白色的小巷和古雅的建筑物在阳光下闪闪发光。鲜艳的色彩,主要是从百叶窗和院子里的花丛里,你会发现你正在热烈地使用你的相机。

一次短暂的美丽之旅,whitewashed Monastery of Panayia Chrysopigi is a must as you drive from the capital towards the beach of Platis Yalos.传说当撒拉逊海盗企图入侵时,圣母玛利亚把一大块石头放在脚下,折断,坠入大海,taking them down with it.

一句警告:穿着沙滩装/短裤在这里闲逛是很好的,但是如果你计划到室内去看奇迹,圣母玛利亚的古老象征,have a long skirt handy (for women) or long trousers (for men) as well as a shirt/top that covers your shoulders,否则你将不能进入。这是在希腊各地的修道院里严格遵守的规则,有时也在教堂里。

If you drive to Platis Yalos afterwards,在你到达那里之前,它会开始奖励你的偏好——当你接近时,海湾的壮观景色会让你屏息以待。慢慢欣赏海滩。It has everything you need.Sparkling waters,细砂,一个不错的选择,酒馆,甚至更多的陶器展示,如果你觉得它。Regarding the food: the meals you will sample in Sifnos will be exquisite no matter where you go.This is no surprise seeing that the very first famous Greek chef came from this island.His name was Tselemendes and his book,第一本全面的烹饪书在希腊出版,在20世纪30年代流行起来,to this day,the word ‘tselemendes' remains a synonym in Greek for ‘cookery book'.

Make sure to visit Kastro in the late afternoon and stay till the sunset as this can be a stunning spectacle from here.此外,the light at this hour is ideal for taking photographs and,believe me,到了那里,你就要用照相机了!!

卡斯特罗是一个古老的建筑群,它会带你回到过去,让你每走一步都充满魅力。它建在海的高处,有墙和拱门,当地人可以在白天击退萨拉森海盗(9th公元世纪

Make sure to scroll down to the bottom to watch a short video of me showing you around Kastro!!

在Kastro以下,在海平面上,粉刷过的七位烈士教堂(埃帕烈士教堂)的天蓝穹顶坐落在黑暗的岩石上,从上面可以看到的宝石。一条古雅的石阶蜿蜒而下,the view from the top so enchanting it always makes my heart stop.

阿耳特摩纳斯的海景,位于旧风车的西弗诺斯(现在是旅游胜地)

在离卡斯特罗很近的地方,you will find the village of Artemonas.上坡行驶到旧风车(o mylos tou spitha)。The view from up here is just as spectacular.

If you have several days to explore,other beautiful beaches worth visiting beside Platis Yalos are Faros and Heronissos and the one at Kastro.

我已经提到过陶器,which is a traditional profession on the island.如果你参观任何陶器作坊,你可能会觉得有必要买一点纪念品。Go for a tiny quaint vase with a lid,或者一个合适的烹饪锅,如果只为制作美味的鹰嘴豆汤西弗诺斯的方式(revithada)。这是希腊臭名昭著的菜肴,不仅仅是因为非常好吃,但也有不寻常的烹制方法:西弗诺人用木炉烹制,在一个用面团密封的陶瓷锅里煮过夜。当然,希腊各地的城市家庭主妇都用同样的方法在炉子里做饭,只烘烤3-4个小时——而且它确实获得了正确的一致性。得到食谱酒店雇员和饭馆雇员

Other than pottery,你可以买到很多其他类型的本地产品,比如:本地奶酪,糖果和糕点,organic thyme honey,capers,葡萄酒,草本植物,手工珠宝,以及在传统织布机上手工编织的毯子和地毯。

西弗诺斯是个小岛,这意味着停留3-4天就足以充分探索这里提到的所有名胜。Wander around,如你所愿每一个角落都会给你迷人的美感。一方面,无论你在哪里看,树篱在阳光下闪闪发光,这要归功于当地采石场的一块石头,这块石头被大量用于建筑。正是这种对闪闪发光的石头的爱慕之情,使我选择了“阿西米”(银色)这个名字,因为我在这个虚构的西弗诺斯村庄里创造了我的浪漫。,护身符.

Another endearing sight around the island involves the traditional pigeon houses that are stunning to behold and can be found everywhere,sometimes standing on their own in the middle of fields.有关详细信息,请参阅此处:

http://www.wondergreece.gr/v1/en/Regions/Sifnos/Culture/Monuments_sights/2872-Pigeon_Houses

在你走之前:看下面的短片,让我的丈夫,安迪,and me show you around Kastro (well,主要沿一条车道行驶,but it's a super-pretty one!)

Excuse the evident sunburn on my back – it's owed to the long bike rides I had on the island that time sans suntan lotion!是啊,我知道。Live and learn 😛

更多关于Sifnos的旅行信息和酒店预订,参观:

http://www.greektravel.com/sifnos/

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