My Week in Athens… Sep 27

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 05 February 2015
My Week in Athens… Sep 27

I can’t believe it’s almost October… Seriously , it’s three months until Christmas! But this week I notice that ‘smell’ of autumn – and I don’t mind one bit. Strikes? Yup. Rain? Yup. Cooler weather? Yup. Am I bothered? Nope.

Turns out I stayed close to home most of the past week. My little Nespresso machine had a good workout – it was a week of catching up with friends, and ‘hangin out’.

At one point, the downstairs buzzer rang. When I opened the door, I was surprised to see my Greek aunt standing in front of me. She had once again driven the hour-long journey from the village, and now stood in front of me with a big smile and her hands full of bags. I said “Wow! What are you doing here?!” She replied as she pushed past me into the kitchen, “Since you don’t come to the village to eat, I brought the food to you! Now, where are your plates?”

We had a really nice meal together, chatted about this or that, (she!) washed the dishes (after literally pushing me out of the kitchen), and off she went…

This is a true story. It really made my day – and I know it really made her day too. Was nice to catch up with everyone this week...

P.S. Uninvited guests with food are welcome, anytime. ;)

Until next week,


In this weekly space, keep up with ‘Jack’ as he navigates daily life in Athens… Anecdotes, stories, hits & misses, the good, the bad and, well, the rest…