Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 23 ; National Sovereignty and Children's Day

Hello Dear Friends,
April 23 is celebrated as National Sovereignty and Children's Day in Turkey and North Cyprus. There were celebrations all over the country and My Little Man's school put on a wonderful show.
The children sang and danced; they had lots of fun.
We celebrate Children's Day but Atatürk gifted this day to World Children. So I am wishing Happy Children's Day to your children too...
Gaia.

Monday, April 17, 2017

WORK IN PROGRESS

Hello Dear Friends!
I am so excited to show you my new works in progress...
Nothing beats a classic granny, don't you think? I am not pleased with my colour choice though; but as I realized later, I picked the only available colours of that beautiful yarn; 80% acrylic and 20% wool combo.
This is my favourite work in progress at the moment; I just found the most gorgeous 100% cotton balls.
My elder son is on Easter break.He is currently studying law in London. So I took my boys for a lunch on Sunday.
I took them to Girne to a restaurant my sister recommended.The weather was beautiful until it started pouring...We moved inside but couldn't escape getting a bit wet.

My Little Man is so happy that his big brother is home. As for me, I am a bit disappointed as the big brother treats me with disrespect.But I say nothing. Being a step-mom is very tough.
I hope you have a lovely week!
Gaia.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

SPRING

Hello Dear Friends!
Last week-end we were blessed with beautiful spring weather.
We went for a walk.You can see my mother and my son posing in front of the beautiful blossoms.

My son picking flowers by the side of the road.

My son and nephew relaxing in the sun.
And we went to circus. Italian Belucci Circus was in Nicosia and we couldn't miss it!
Have a beautiful week-end! GAia.

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.