Saturday, 25 October 2014

Aberdeen // Playing the tourists...

Manos visit in Aberdeen
Three week ago and while I was in the middle of a measurement in the lab, Manny texted me saying something in the lines of:
-hey, I am flying to Europe do you want me to come over and visit you?
My instant thought was is he kidding me?
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
You see Manny is a born and raised in Melbourne friend that I don't have the chance to meet quite frequently as the rest of my friends, mainly due to geographical constraints. So there was never a matter of whether he should question me this on the first place! After all how many times will he visit Europe again?
After jumping up and down the lab we discussed his trip details and before I realised it the time came for him to arrive. I was over the top excited to see his face and listen to his ever gorgeous accent- there is something about the Australian accent that drives me crazy...
Aberdeen was rainy during the whole duration of his stay so I can safely say that Manny lived the real Scottish experience! Well equipped with a pink umbrella that he bought in order to distinguish ourselves from the crowd, we advanced into the streets of Aberdeen city centre, having the Spring Gardens as our first sightseeing stop.
Manny posed for me and I was more than happy to capture the moment.
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Our next stop was The Coffee House Cafe at Little Belmont Street;one of my most favourite spots in the centre.
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
We both went for the walnut gluten free cake; a very wise choice by the looks and taste of it! We spent our time chatting over hot chocolate and tea about our lives, my desire to visit Melbourne, his desire to visit Greece more frequently, our careers and future plans.
Manos visit in Aberdeen
With sugar floating in our systems we visited the Art Gallery.
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
As eager as I was to show him out and about Aberdeen I quickly began to feel fatigue, so Manny suggested we go back home to eat something and get some rest.
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit in Aberdeen
On our way back home, we had a quick stop at Starbucks to say hi to my sister from another Mister, Gwen, and introduce Manny to a couple of Greek friends. He was so happy to be among us-you see Manny might look like Greek but in reality he is just a lovely Australian bloke with Greek heritage. If it wasn't for his ability to speak Greek I wouldn't even think he is Greek unless he would have told me so. He was quite ecstatic to meet my Greek friends and my friends were in turn curious to meet him and see the behaviour and thinking of someone who looks like them but actually is not (if that makes sense to you in any way).
Manos visit in Aberdeen
Manos visit
Having Helena as our own personal photographer we walked down the streets of Aberdeen for the last bits and parts of the city before ending up back home where I cooked him a traditional Greek dish of stew beef and shallots in red wine sauce.
Manos visit in Aberdeen
He was so smitten with the rich taste of it he couldn't stop smiling all night long. It was this time that I realised that no matter where people come from, there are always some things that make them happy; good food, great company and red wine.


Love,
Anastasia

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Weekend // Moments of Life

Weekend in Aberdeen
Weekend in Aberdeen
Weekend in Aberdeen
Weekend in Aberdeen
Weekend in Aberdeen
Weekend in Aberdeen
Weekend in Aberdeen
Weekend in Aberdeen
Weekend in Aberdeen
Weekend in Aberdeen
Weekend in Aberdeen
Weekend in Aberdeen
Weekend in Aberdeen
This weekend was a mixture of sea, sand and pancakes. Helena and I ventured to the Aberdeen beach and had some pancakes and brownies with coffee-is there anything better than having a delicious breakfast in the sunshine? Then, I decided to dip my legs in the sea and pretend for a moment that I was back home- it didn't work pretty well but it still was much fun! At night we went salsa dancing and before midnight we ended up at a welcome flat party. All in all a great weekend!
Happy Thursday :)

Love,
Anastasia

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Personal style // Work Force socks review

Elphinstone road Aberdeen
Elphinstone road Aberdeen
socks review
For the past month or so I have been wearing these wool rich socks to keep me warm and protect me from the cold Scottish weather. They were kindly sent to me by the Sockshop's Workforce Socks for a review and even though I usually try a product many times before reviewing it on the blog, from the moment I tried these I knew this would not be the case this time.
Comfortable, soft and with a lovely colour that matches pretty much most of my outfits, this pair of socks keeps my feet warm and is the ideal partner for my ankle boots.
I am all about cozy wear during the winter and my going to the University style is normally a knitted dress, leggings and my boots. Every now and then I might change to a girly skirt and a sweater, just for the fun of it, but no matter what I wear these socks have been my best friend so far!
Thanks Work Force Socks for this ideal winter gift :)

Love,
Anastasia

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Lifestyle // Breakfast this morning

breakfast this morning
breakfast this morning
breakfast this morning
breakfast this morning
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This morning was a great start to a lazy weekend that I am going to spend with my friends, enjoying the rare to be experienced sunshine of Aberdeen.
Happy weekend everyone!
Love,
Anastasia

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