Happy Birthday!

It was my birthday a few days ago! I went to a bar called A for Athens for birthday drinks, and I went for a hike-picnic too. Here are some pictures from my celebration.



That is me blowing the candle on my birthday cake, while I was at A for Athens. It’s a great bar, affordable prices and the staff is very friendly. The view from the place though, is superb.



This was taken from where I sat, and you can see the street performers below at Monastiraki Square.


And that is of course, the Acropolis, with the Parthenon Temple all lit up. Beautiful, whut.


That’s me and my friend Lydia. She was the one who got me my beautiful birthday cake.




And I went on a hike. It was COLD. It snowed up in the mountains and we had a short picnic in the snow.



Birthday girl-picnic in the snow. I had my birthday drink (I had a sip, took it home and finished it off later that day).



George baked me a lamb pie and a Galaktoboureko, with forest fruits. It was a self-created recipe, and I have to say that he is a very good cook. While we hiked, I saw that spring is coming close, as can be seen with this tiny crocus in the middle of all that snow.


We encountered a harvestman (it’s not a spider! it looks like one, but it’s not). It’s an arachnid, and a very old one at that too.




And, the highlight of my day was when we saw a group of deer. I didn’t want to go too close and scare them away, but I managed to take a few pictures.


It felt like he (or she) was saying ‘Peek-a-boo’! They are wild deer, known as Red Deer or Cervus ElaphusThere are only about 600 of them left in all of Greece, and this isn’t the first time I have encountered them, but the first time I managed to get this close to photograph them.

Rounding it up with a picture of my favourite present, from my friend Eleni. (Ignore the holes in the leaves – they were caused by a very curious Katiki. She ignores it now, mostly. Don’t worry it’s not poisonous to cats.)



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