I’m still alive y’all


Every time I log into the email account connected to the blog and start dusting off the cobwebs, I find so many emails that I could have, should have replied to. My apologies for this. I had another baby, you see, so I am a bit swept off my feet.

So this is how it panned out for me in 2013. In January, I found out I was expecting, and I was all like

Within days, I received the worst annual review of my career (something about my lack of focus, blah blah blah, which might weirdly have something to do with, you know, how I’d just been told my child had a terminal condition) and within a month Mr Zeus got fired from his job with the reason being given as “Just Because” and I was all like

So things were very, very upsetting, stressful and shitty for months and months. They’ve not got spectacularly better since, but I am a bit pressed for time so I will very soon tell you all about my adventures in Crazy Hormonal Pregnancy With Ridiculous Amounts of Stress and A Very Bad Bout of Depression Land.

Love and  a  happy 2014!


About bollybutton

Hi and welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Bollybutton. I'm an Asian woman that grew up in a barely anonymous South Asian country (you could probably guess it if you visit my old blog). I used to like in the UK for 10 years. In 2004, I came to Athens to volunteer at the Olympics, which is how I met my husband. Fast forward through the years and I'm still here, and that unlikely and much opposed romance turned into a marriage and a beautiful son. This blog is a tribute to the experience of trying to settle in Athens as an Asian and a foreigner. My original blog can still be found at http://bigfatgreeksummer.blogspot.gr/. This is the place to go for resources and where to find Asian food and ingredients in Athens, though more of the same will eventually feature on this blog. Enjoy! bollybutton@gmail.com

4 responses »

  1. Bollybutton – glad to see you are still out there… and CONGRATULATIONS on the new baby!
    Sorry to hear about how stressful life is and has been for you – and I hope to see it all spat out on paper (blog roll) in the near future… it might help.

  2. Thanks for offering what you can to your loyal readers during these difficult times. I check in once in a while to read your interesting take on life in Greece. Good strength and best wishes for the New Year.
    Tom in Skopelos

  3. Be strong for your family. Congrats on your new baby. I have followed your blog for years you a re a tremedesly strong person and a inspiration for me. God bless

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