Archive for christmas

Merry Christmas

Posted in Family, General with tags , , on Friday, 25 December 2009 by Deems

Spent the evening last night with family stuffing ourselves and kids opening presents. This afternoon is a repeat of yesterday with the other half of the family.

Here’s just a quick message to all of you hoping you and yours have a wonderful Christmas! Be safe!


A Greek Christmas Poem

Posted in Funny, General with tags , , , , , on Tuesday, 22 December 2009 by Deems

I got sent this by BG yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it – if you’re Greek, or even half-Greek, or even know someone Greek you’ll enjoy this. I’m so getting my dad to read this on Christmas Day, he’ll get a real kick out of it.

If you know the original source of this let me know and I’ll give credit.

T’was the night before Hristouyenna and all through the spiti
I could smell fasolatha & pasticho through my miti.
Pandofles were hung on the fireplace quite low,
Hoping Ayios Vasilis would bring some poto.
Patera in his krevati was snoring pretty hard,
Tired from stealing the tree from
our malaka neighbours’ yard.

Mama was in the basement cooking like a nikokira,
adding just enough lemon to her fresh made horta.
When the thorivo came from outside the porta,
Baba yelled from his room “ela mesa re malaka”.
The knocking on the door, such a rude, loud barage ,
I yelled through the window
“It’s a Greek house re malaka, come in through the garage!”

Then, standing in the garage right next to my car,
was my drunk thio Mitso coming home from the bar.
“Ainde kimisou methismene” I told him with might,
“you’ll ruin my chances of seeing Ayio Vasilis tonight”.

About two hours later I heard a noise down the stair,
I jumped from my krevati to see who was there.
Standing by the tree eating leftover fakkes,
Was Ayios Vasilis reeking of tsiporo no less.

He was all dressed in red and as big as an ox,
Wearing brown “pandofles” along with black socks.
Smelling like a katsiki with a touch of “Old Spice”,

He’d been drinking for days and smelled not very nice.
He was putting the presents out under the tree,
They were wrapped like skata, it was quite plain to see.
Vrakyia & 6 kaltses from Myer for me,
and 12 for my brother cuz he’s only 3.

This Santa was paraxenos, nothing like the fable,
Before leaving he stole my tsigara from the table.
I yelled “Eh, Ay’ Vasili, ti kaneis ekie?”
and he turned and he threw his “pandofla” at me.

The look in his eyes was nothing but fright,
He said “fiye apo tho, re malaka” and dashed out of sight.
And he called to his reindeer, and called them by name
I knew they were not the same animals from “Jingle Bell” fame..

“Ela Mitso, Sotiri, ke Nektario,
Yianni kai Taki, Thanasi kai Yiorgo…”
“Ainde grigora na pao ya katourima”,
and he yelled as he went “KALA XRISTOUYENNA“.

Little Miss Christmas

Posted in Family, General, Photography with tags , , , , , on Monday, 26 October 2009 by Deems

This was taken recently at Rebecca’s creche.


Christmas lights extravaganza

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , on Thursday, 27 November 2008 by Deems

‘Tis the season to be jolly – yup – it’s that time of year again. I found a few of these amazing synchronized christmas lights videos on YouTube – I’ve shared a few with you below – but you can find many more just doing a simple search like this one. Enjoy!

Amazing Grace – 2007 – Holdman Display – Pleasant Grove, UT

Music Box Dancer – 2007 – Holdman Christmas Display

Merry Christmas 2007

Early Christmas Gift For The Kids

Posted in Family, General with tags , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 by Deems

When I think back of the time that my brother and I were kids and what outdoor things we had to play with things like an old Fig tree and the garage roof come to mind. Well, that’s all we, as kids, had to climb up and down and on.

Well we’ve been thinking of what we can do with our 110sqm back garden for a while now, in fact *blush* 5 years now. Finally we decided what better than to get something for the kids to use outside. Kids today tend to be indoors most of the time, either watching TV, movies or playing video games. 

So what’s the early Christmas gift already? Okay, okay – it’s an outdoor gym for the kids. Needless to say, I’m jealous 🙂

Here’s a picture of one part of our back-garden as it was before (namely, yesterday afternoon when I got home from work):

And this is what it looks like this afternoon, what a transformation (I didn’t quite realise how big it would be based on the small drawing in the catalogue):

The entire system consists of the following:

  • Slide
  • Ladder
  • Cargo Net
  • 2 x Swings
  • A swinging tyre
  • Monkey bars
  • Climbing rope
  • Covered deck to play on


Special thanks to Donovan from Jungle Mania Stuctures – they did an awesome job and I’d definitely reccommend them to anyone else.