I’m turning my blog into a weekly thing, but that’s not that such a bad thing, I assume. I’ve been having a terrible busy week, working all day and not really wanting to sit on my computer the few evenings I spent at home.
Last week ended with a bang since last Saturday was my name day! Most of you probably don’t even know what that is. In a nutshell, some Orthodox people are named after a Saint, Martyr etc. When it is that Saint’s day, everybody named after him or her celebrate! For example, everybody called George celebrates his name day on the 23rd of April, according to the Christian Orthodox calendar. It’s a bit like second class birthday. When younger if lucky, you might get presents or a party. When older, like me, it’s a nice opportunity to go out, meet friends etc. Not like we really need an excuse to go for drinks and food, but anyway.
I got BALLOONS for my name day. :-)
in the background you can see some of the silly things I have on my dresser.
My Christian name is Nikitas, hence my name day last Saturday. It was Nikitas’ day. I don’t think he was a fully qualified Saint but a Martyr, but anyway. I didn’t go to the Church (I haven’t been in one for some time) but I took ‘JJ’ during the day for a shopping spree. I hadn’t done that in a long time too. We bought various stuff, from kitchenware to clothes, shoes etc. I didn’t go a lot over budget but I did buy some things that weren’t really necessities and charged my credit card. That’s a worry for another day though. I wanted to have some fun with my boy and we did. The day included shopping in the very busy area around Oxford Circus, lunch in Soho, coffee in Covent Garden and ended with dinner at a Lebanese restaurant and watching ‘Dredd 3D’ in the local cinema.
That was the only movie available at that time of the night. Overall, it wasn’t that bad (if you have low expectations). The plot is not that extraordinary and the story has some serious gaps in it. The acting of Dredd is not that great, although I liked his sidekick and the baddy. But for a Coca-Cola drinking with huge box of popcorn and 3D glasses with nice visual aids type of movie its fine.
Decorations in a jeans' store
The rest of the week was also a bit eventful. There are lots of things happening at work at the moment, some of which kept me up during a couple of nights. But I really don’t want to go into that. They’re not bad things per se but there are lots of challenging /stressful / interesting things happening at the same time and I have lots of balls to juggle.
One of the things I bought
On the other hand, we spent one evening of the week with some South African friends of JJ and another with some Chinese friends of mine from university. Both groups of friends were visiting London at the same time and going out with them meant going for drinks and dinner on a school night that ended a bit late. However, I happily found out that my Chinese friends are getting married next year and we’re invited to a wedding in China! That would be so amazing! I haven’t been to the Far East and attending a wedding there would be so interesting! That trip needs some planning since I’d love to visit other places in or outside China with the opportunity of the wedding.
I’ll probably try to keep this weekend a bit quiet. We have a Greek friend of mine staying for work at our place for a month, starting the following weekend, and it would be nice to just rest on our own in the house, not doing much. It’s supposed to be raining on Sunday anyway and I want to cook some nice homely food, tidy up my wardrobe and give some clothes to charity.
Have a great weekend!