Saturday, 14 April 2012

TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS.

Kalo Pasxa to all, {happy Easter to all}

So, here I am in Glasgow, loving it but still missing Corfu, especially at this magical time that is Orthodox easter. Instead of preparing to head into town for the wonderful celebrations that take place on my beloved island, I decided to re-vamp my blog {again}.
  The past three months have been a little hectic for me, what with the move {albeit temporary}to this wonderful northern city, dear auld Glasgae toon. I love it. I always have. It was where I spent my childhood. I admit, I was a little sceptical when I decided to come 'home'. Would I still feel the same? Was it a case of hanging on to memories and would the reality be disappointing? Not at all. If anything, now through the eyes of an adult {and I use the term loosely}, I fell in love all over again. Apart from the wonderful fish and chips, there is so much to like - especially the west end, my old childhood playground. For me, it all centres around the river Kelvin.
 It is a wonderful place for walks, running from near my house to the city centre, taking in the architectural brilliance of the university and museam and art gallery but more of this city and Scotland in later blogs.
   
For the loyal souls who follow my ramblings, I did promise, following the success of the Jimmy Thomas interview, that I would be hosting a series of interviews called Men at Work and this I mean to do, beginning this week. I just have to find a poor, unsuspecting victim to interrogate. I am hoping to end the series by interviewing a reallife close protection agent to tie in with the release of my next novel, Past Undone. The reason for this will become clear in the following weeks when the characters from Past will be dropping by the blog to present their take on the events unfolding in their story. They will also take questions from their audience. 
  Meanwhile, I leave you with a wonderful shot of Corfu at easter.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Ms. Viviane,,,just a note to say I love your blog site ,and I have to admit I never saw the old one but the new one is most definely a winner :)Oh , and if you have a newsletter please sign me up .Thank you htompkiyahoo.com

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  2. Love this blog. The picture of the woman and the water does it or me. The beach is my favorite place. The story of your home sounds beautiful, you are very lucky.
    I Will be back again. :}
    Thanks
    Lynda

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    1. Thank you. Corfu has some beautiful beaches.

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  3. I never visited your old site, but I love this one! I know nothing about Greek Easter. How does it differ from "plain vanilla" Easter?

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    1. Hello, Candy,

      Thanbks for dropping by. Greek easter is spectactular, especially in Corfu where the weel long celebrations attract visiters from around the globe. In Greece, Easter is still focused on what is should be focused on: the resurrection of Christ. In Corfu, we have a week of band processions, church services, culminating on the very moving 'death' march through the toiwn and island villages when every church walks through bthe streets in a mock-up of Jesus's last walk carrying the cross. Saturday night, around 23.45,candle carrying thousands gather in the town espianade where an open air mass is held. On the stroke of midnight, Chirst is risen is declared and then it goes wild. Fireworks, brass bands, everyone turning to the neighbour, whether you know them or not to announce that Jesus is back. There is so much more but it would need a seperate blog to descibe the magic. Sunday, whole lambs are roasted on the spit andf there is much dancing and eating. This years, I spent ;normal' easyter in the UK and I could not believe the lack of spirit. All it seems to be about here is chocolate ehggs. Sad, but true.
      Viviane

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  4. Lovely blog Viviane, and the blurb from Past Undone looks inviting:)

    Have a blessed Easter,

    Sara

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    1. Thank you, I will try but a distinct lack of lamb on the spit in Glasgow. lol

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  5. Love your blog, Viviane, and I'm so glad you're enjoying Glasgow. Your book sounds great and I could swear that teardrop was falling!

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary, for stopping by. I have to admit - I adore my cover. If you ever do me the honour of reading Past, you will see how perfectly the cover fits.

      Viviane

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  6. Sorry you missed Easter, it does seem to be quite a celebration. Good luck on your release.

    Janice~

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  7. I love Europe. I've never been to Greece, though. I've always wanted to make the trip, just haven't been able to do it yet. Beautiful pictures.

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  8. @Kevin Greece is a wonderful place and does not deserve the hardship and bullying economic tactics it is facing now. Greece is a state of mind. Thanks for stopping by.

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