Παρασκευή, 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010
Τετάρτη, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010
Its another bore that we have to shuffle through every year but after it ends u are dying for it to come again. Its remotely intresting for about an estimate of 30 mins then it starts too drag. Its nice as its the meeting place for our family. It does spark some excitement when some relative decides on wanting to race and ofcourse the home industries tent is extremely important this year as l was in america and my brothers didnt see the point my grandmother as always did. Though this year she only entered three potatoes and l can admit they looked a bit pitiful but if the judges new anything of potatoes they would distinguish hers as they were fine specimens of that potatoe species. We had plenty of excitement on the race front my cousin jo zoomed through all of them and earned a lot of money for my grandmother (who immediately takes it all (not sure why). My intelligent 7 year old cousin told her this: 'Dont leave that money hangin around u should put it in a bank and use it for compost intrest'. As l am writing this lm back in athens and the summer holidays have cme to an end and have just slumped myself on this computer after going though some maths equations.
Πέμπτη, 26 Αυγούστου 2010
What people say about NY are anything but exagerated. For me it was like arriving in another planet skyscrapers looming over my head and it trully is the city that never sleeps. l had a good introduction to the place as 2 are arrival we went to dine at 'The Oyster Bar'. We dug in to a handful of raw oyster following for myself some fried catfish while my great uncle dug into a some sought of soup which contained: half a lobster, mussels and scallops. There l was educated about the difrent classes in the restraunt as l aked someone who l presumed a waiter for a reconmendation he looked at me scowled, mumbled something under his breath and left. l was baffled and my uncle quickly explained how it all worked. When we had finished we went over to the subway taking a train to times square. It was quite late in the evening and that made it even more spectacular. Another thing which l found so intresting is the variety of spoken languages with the majority standing with chinease. We walked around for a good while before retreating to our hotel. We woke up the next morning and quikcly got dressed and checked out and went to get some breakfast. Which we did while sitting down on a bench in central park. After finishing my delicious omelete sandwich. We caried on with our journey. We walked all the way up to the metropolitan museum where we spent a good 3 hours looking at the various artifacts. At this stage my uncle was worn out but l wasnt. l stormed through the streets until we found a deli where we had sandwiches. We discused what we were going to do next. And we came to the conclusion that we would head down towards the statin island ferry. We did this again through the subway which didnt take very long before goinjg off to the ferry itself which l had been told was the greatest deal in the city. The view from the water was like nothing l had ever seen before and the elegant statue of liberty made it a even more powerful moment. When we had finished with that we spent a good whle walking about before catching the 6:30 train to New Haven.