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.

 

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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.

 

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

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

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

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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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