If you’re going to Thessaloniki, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…

  Images © Diablog.eu 🇬🇧 Georgios, the cooking-god, was with me ! I can’t believe it, even with my poor Greek skills I was actually chosen to attend the first Greek-German-Translation Workshop in Thessaloniki. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. 🇩🇪 Georgios, der Küchen-Gott, war mir hold ! Ich kann es nicht glauben,…… If you’re going to Thessaloniki, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair… weiterlesen

Happy International Greek Language Day to me !!

Today is a very special day to me and every fellow philhellene: It’s the International Greek Language Day ! *yay* I stumbled about this topic by reading a post from Greekreporter in my blogosphere that I will quote now : Following years of efforts and campaigning by academics, teachers and Greek people around the world,…… Happy International Greek Language Day to me !! weiterlesen

Lena – From cookbook(s) to short story

After 2 translated cookbooks (and a third started) it was time to dare to go to fiction. Well, I studied literature, and if you want to become an expert on Greek literature, you must eventually jump into the cold water and start translating fiction. I chose the short story ‚Lena‘ because, although the book’s name…… Lena – From cookbook(s) to short story weiterlesen

T – 9 months : The first of her kind

  It’s official: Yesterday I applied for an Erasmus seat in Athens! Sunday I met Rika, who can provide me with contact addresses of lecturers of Greek Literature in Athens. Monday I had my appointment with Mr. L.P., the Erasmus coordinator at the French Philology. I barely entered the room when he told me: „You…… T – 9 months : The first of her kind weiterlesen

Feminine Frills : Fill myself with … whom ?

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTCYH6ZdjCw The most beautiful love poem I have ever read is Llénate de mí (Fill yourself with me) by Pablo Neruda. The first time I read this I cried. A man telling his lover how he wants to be loved by her. So passionate, so urgent, so all-encompassing. In my opinion, the male counterpart…… Feminine Frills : Fill myself with … whom ? weiterlesen