Admiringly, it would appear that it is not just the likes of Ebenezer Scrooge who is able to turn a chime of despair into a tune of hope. Many UK volunteer groups are making a stand against commercialism, from helping the homeless to sponsored carol singing.
Ekaterina Botziou spent much of her childhood battling against the Greek stereotype that a woman's place is in the kitchen and now defiantly spins as many plates as she smashes. After studying Law at University, she was signed by an acting agency and worked on several Hollywood films and British television productions, while moonlighting in the legal and financial industries. Inspired and frustrated by the madness of her Big Fat semi-Greek Life, Ekaterina chronicles her Hellenic dramas on her lifestyle blog “Ekaterina’s Greek Expectations” and has published three books 'Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing' , 'Theseus & the Mother-in-Law’, and ‘Seraphina: a short story in verse’. Ekaterina writes for various European and British publications and is also the founder of The Greek Wives Club.
The dreaded morning commute; a rite of passage for many who enter the depressingly strict, robotic routine of the working world. Every morning I gather my spirits off the floor and join the throng of morbidly morose, facially vacuous beings who keep the world's economic clock ticking.
24/10/2014 15:45 BST
From a young age we are taught that forgiveness and acceptance is the key to happiness. But have these teachings been misconstrued to such an extent that we now have a warped view of what actually deserves forgiveness and acceptance? Do we now unconsciously gravitate towards destructive relationships, believing that without pain there can be no real passion?
14/07/2014 12:11 BST
For thousands of years, beauty, status and wealth have been measured by the length, color and celebrity appeal of the follicular crown. A glossy mane symbolizes strength, health and vitality. Follicle worshipping has become the norm all over the world, and humans undergo daily grooming rituals to appease the Bedhead Gods.
20/06/2014 11:14 BST
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