5 Things I Learned Doing NaNoWriMo for the First Time

This is to let you know that I have failed to complete the NaNoWriMo 2018 Challenge. What exactly is this, you might ask and rightly so. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, a challenge that started in the US about ten years ago and has since spread to every corner of the world. Every year thousands of people vow to complete the arduous task of writing 50k words within a month, i.e. a short novel that has about the same length as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

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5 Utterly Banging Brunches in London

Brunch in London is our national sport, right after queuing and doing small talk. If you live here, then you’re probably always on the lookout for a new brunch place to try – so many restaurants, so little time. Consistent with my generation, who chooses to invest on avocado toast and artisan coffee, here’s a handful of places that never fail to deliver. 

Brunch in London: Pavilion Cage

 

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My 5 Top 2017 Moments

According to Instagram, most of my top nine 2017 moments have my face in them as if I was an otherworldly beauty set to conquer planet earth. This, though, could not be any further from the reality.

These are my true top 2017 moments:

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We’re Not Getting Any Younger But It’s Alright

You’re not getting any younger.

Of course I’m not getting any younger, do you think that people are Benjamin-Button-ing in real life?

Also, I happen to like my age. I live on my own (well, with a flatmate but still not at my parents’), travel without a stewardess having to hand me crayons and papers after fastening my seatbelt (even though crayons sound really good), vote, can order drinks legally but, at the same time, still do a downward facing dog as well as a proper pull-up. OK, the last one might need require some additional effort but you get the picture.

 

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Excuse Me, Am I Smart Enough For You?

Once upon a time, on a cold London night I was having drinks with some friends. A bunch of smart, well-educated guys well into their academic careers and with a far reaching spectrum of interests and opinions. I arrived late, having endured yet another hectic day at work, and inquired about their news as I hadn’t seen them in quite a while.

Over laughs and ironic remarks, the conversation was unfolding well until… Continue Reading

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The Athens Diaries

Despite an ongoing, torrid love affair with Manchester and flirting with the idea of moving to either Berlin, Brussels or Barcelona (the alliteration is purely coincidental), Athens has always been and will continue to be my one and only true love.

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The One About Growing Up

About a month ago I turned 23. Twenty effin three. Still cannot believe it. Graduating from high school still feels like yesterday. How come the years passed so quickly? Where did they go?

Where is my life taking me?

Or, more importantly, where am I taking my life?

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Flaneur in Manchester: Chapter One Books

Manchester’s Northern Quarter is without a doubt my favorite area of the city. Conveniently situated a stone’s throw away from Picadilly Gardens and Market Street, it is my absolute go-to when it comes to coffee, food, drinks and people-watching. The beauty of Northern Quarter is that it has something for your every wish and mood. From Scandinavian-inspired minimalistic temples of coffee like Takk to quirky, romantic tearooms like Sugar Junction and to my all-time favorite Chapter One Books to which today’s post is dedicated.

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Have a Marvellous Weekend

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What is your biggest regret?  A touching photographic project about regret.

Songs that will instantly brighten your mood. Couldn’t choose a favorite.

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Μηπως κατα βαθος ειμαστε ολοι γραμματοσημα;

Μια φορά και έναν καιρό ήταν ένα κορίτσι που έβγαινε ραντεβού με ένα αγόρι. Ένα αγόρι που της φερόταν όμορφα, την έραινε με κοπλιμέντα, της έστελνε μια δυο και τρεις φορές τη μέρα, έδειχνε ουσιαστικό ενθουσιασμό με οποιαδήποτε βλακεία και αν του αράδιαζε (βαθμός ενθουσιασμού γαλανομάτικο χάσκι που περιμένει τον ιδιοκτήτη του να γυρίσει από τη δουλειά) και γέλαγε με όλα της τα αστεία – τα καλά, τα ειρωνικά, τα κρύα και όλα αυτά που πήγαιναν άπατα λόγω πολιτισμικών διαφορών.

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