Thursday, March 9, 2017

First finishes of the year 2017

Hello Dear Friends!
It has been such a long time since I was here. Life has been very though on me these past months; I have been working like 2 persons  jobs; 11+ hours a day and 60+ hours a week.Working such long hours is inhuman.But everybody kept telling me ; since I am the boss, it doesn't matter working that much!Honestly I do not mind working that much; but try doing that when you have a 7 year old boy with ADHD.Our consulting psychiatrist advised us to use Ritalin but after too much consideration we have decided against it.I ended up spending more time with my Little Man and so far we are doing great. He actually started taking piano lessons and he hasn't quit yet after 3 months and he has made progress.
He plays football two times a week and he will start swimming again in April.We do all the homework together- usually 15 minutes homework takes us an hour to finish- we read books aloud to each other and this has encouraged him to read and he has made quite a progress on that department too.My studies are on hold I have only 2 credits to graduate but have no time;hopefully I will manage this semester. I had two burnouts in the meantime but had to recover quickly.And the great news is that I have managed to finish to of my works in progress...


I need to get back to work. Have a lovely week-end!
Gaia.

Monday, November 28, 2016

WE ARE IN MOURNING....

 Dear Friends,
Today, just after I have arrived at work, news  of a traffic accident reached us. We knew something was terribly wrong because, as my pharmacy is just near the hospital, we heard at least 5 ambulances arriving at the hospital.Then my sister, who works at the police,called and informed us of a truck hitting a school bus and 3 students dead,3in the ICU. You cannot imagine my fear then.I called the school of my son and the bus sister and they all told me they reached safely.Then I started to cry for the mothers  who have just lost their children.I am still crying for those young lives lost.Cyprus is a small country and it is impossible  not to feel what your neighbour feels.
I will write more about my country later but now I will continue mourning... Please send us your prayers too, no matter what your religion is....
Gaia.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Beautiful squares and hexagons as works in progress...

Dear Friends,
Look at those beauties! Aren't they lovely?
And let me tell you; they are quite addictive! The pattern ;
I do not have the source of this image so if anyone knows please let me know.

And beautiful squares....For those beautiful squares ; the pattern is here .
And last but not least,
I know I am repeating myself but aren't those lovely?
Those beautiful squares are hard to crochet; all those popcorns take time. I can only manage a square a night but it is totally worth the effort.I am working with mercerized cotton and 3mm hook to crochet all of these lovelies. The yarn brand is Alize Bahar.For the pattern please click here .
Happy crocheting !
Gaia.

Monday, November 7, 2016

A day by the sea...

Hello Dear Friends!
After a long period of hard work, I decided it was time for a day out and we went to the beach!
It was such a beautiful day! The beach was so crowded and there were people swimming! Imagine swimming in October!
It was my son who enjoyed it the most. He went running up and down the beach...
Collecting stones....
He enjoyed the swings at the beach...
Then we went to an amusement park...
On the crochet front;
I am remaking crochet hexagons;
so far 112 hexagons; approximately 300 to go...
Have a lovely week!
Gaia.

Monday, October 31, 2016

FO'S AND WIP'S...

Hello Dear Friends!

Firstly, the finished objects. Those two big pillows were finished long ago but since I cannot sew, they were lying around. Last week-end I decided enough of that and here is the result;

I had them sewn at our local yarn shop.Here is some eye candy;

Have a lovely week! Gaia.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Back to School

It has been 3 weeks since school started. Crazy summer days are over, now we can work a little.Yay!I wish a great school year for all...
Gaia.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A SUMMARY OF THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Hello Dear Friends!
Summer in Cyprus means going to the beach...
swimming with friends...

celebrating birthdays in the pool....

having fun....

little bit of gymnastics...
TV time...

playing with neighbour friends( what is this obsession with the football cards?!!)
playing in the street with neighbour's kids and taking time to pose for mum...


attending weddings...
travelling abroad visiting Sarajevo...


Mostar...
Srebrenica...
visiting Croatia...
Split...
Trieste...
taking lots of selfies...
Reuniting with college friends...
And during holidays, My Little Man turned seven....
Monday we will be back to school!
Have a lovely week!
Gaia.