I miss you all.. Sorry I haven’t been around for a while. I am writing this post as some of you are e-mailing me, wondering why I am not around. Thank you all for asking.
First of all my husband and I went on vacations for a few days. We went to Evia, which is an island very close to Athens, we went to Nafplio, Peloponnese, stayed there a few days and then stayed at Tolo, which is near Nafplio. We also went to Sparta for a few days and shall be going again tomorrow morning and coming back on Monday. We did not visit all the places during one trip but went back and forth to Athens, as I had some medical examinations planned during this month.
Some of my medical examinations were not so good and showed that I have a heart problem called ishemia. The doctors advised that I should exercise more and loose weight but also told me to relax and stay away from stressful situations.
Blogging has been quite stressful for me and I have been spending too many hours in front of the computer. That is one of the reasons why I have not been blogging and visiting you but also to avoid all the temptations by reading recipes all day long.
I’ve been following doctors’ orders and have been doing some exercise, either swimming or walking, I have been watching more television, mostly in the afternoon when I am resting, I have become a fan of Gordon Ramsy’s Nightmares in the Kitchen, I have been sleeping more and of course cooking and eating much healthier meals.
On Tuesday I will be going into hospital, this time for a final examination, as the thallium stress test showed that an artery is probably blocked but before taking further action, the doctor will make one final examination of the coronary artery, I think it is called an angiography, by making an incision from the groin (thigh) to examine the artery and will see what has to be done but I am hoping for the best.
It may take a while until I post again but until then take care.
This is my blog’s 2nd anniversary and I want to thank you all for being my friends and for all your lovely e-mails.
I am sorry I do not have a recipe to share but hope to be back again soon with some more recipes.
I am leaving you with some photos I took during our vacations. I have taken a lot of beautiful photos but will make a separate post which I hope to post when I start blogging again.
Evia, Amarynthos sea front:
Nafplio, Bourdji Castle:
Nafplio, Old town, full of bougainvilleas. View from our Hotel room:
Tolo, view from our Hotel:
Tolo, View opposite the hotel: Koronisi
Thank you again!
Jess and Brandon
Wednesday 14th of January 2015
Amazing post and happy blog anniversary. Thank you for remembering us. Your pictures are amazing. You had an amazing adventure.
Friday 14th of September 2012
Tolo, View opposite the hotel: Koronisi is my favorite scene.. i rely love it...
Tuesday 8th of September 2009
Perastika Ivy kai panta siderenia! I hope you are feeling better and that things are starting to look up. Your pictures are beautiful and it seems you had a wonderful time on vacation ... now take it easy from here on out and focus on yourself and your health as that comes before anything. Happy anniversary!
Wednesday 2nd of September 2009
Hope you are taking good care dear.Glad to know you are recovering well from the surgery.My prayers and best wishes for you and your family.
Wednesday 2nd of September 2009
I hope everything went well with your test today Ivy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Such beautiful pictures! I hope the rest and relaxation helped. *HUGS*