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 4 γυναίκες απο την Ελλάδα στο Λονδίνο. Μοιραζόμαστε τις σκέψεις, τις περιπέτειες μας και ότι μας κάνει να ανθίζουμε.

4 women from Greece to London. We share our thoughts, adventures and whatever makes us bloom. 

Bloom with us!

Cinnamon on top

Cinnamon on top

Για όλα υπάρχει πάντα μια πρώτη φορά...όπως υπήρξε και η πρώτη φορά στο Λονδίνο! Πρώτη φορά πραγματικά μόνος, πραγματικά στα πόδια σου."The end of an era" που λένε και οι Αμερικάνοι για ότι αφήνεις πίσω, κάθε αρχή και δύσκολη, που λένε στην Ελλάδα για το νέο ξεκίνημα μακριά από την πατρίδα σου.

Κάπως έτσι αφήσαμε πίσω μας την Ελλάδα, ξημερώματα ενός Οκτώβρη, οι τρείς μας. Ένα ζευγάρι και ένας μικρός μαύρος γάτος - ο τυχερός μας και ο λόγος που το ταξίδι μας διήρκησε 23 ώρες αντί τριών (διασχίζοντας Γαλλία και Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο με ότι μεταφορικό μέσο μπορεί κανείς να φανταστεί), αλλά και ο λόγος που μάθαμε να ρισκάρουμε για ότι επιθυμούμε!

Στο Λονδίνο φτάσαμε μεσάνυχτα μετά από ένα περιπετειώδες ταξίδι, σε μια από τις πιο όμορφες περιοχές του (St. John's Wood) , όπου μας περίμεναν φίλοι! Μπήκαμε στο διαμέρισμα του τρίτου ορόφου,η πρώτη εντύπωση απλά κακή. Για τα ελληνικά δεδομένα πάντα γιατί για πρώτο στο Λονδίνο, ήταν σωστό παλατάκι! Θυμάμαι πως ήμουν κουρασμένη και μετανιωμένη, δεν θα κοιμόμουν για βράδια έως ότου έκλεινα τα εισιτήρια της επιστροφής 3 ημέρες αργότερα. Αυτή ήταν και η ανακούφιση μου, η επιβεβαίωση της ελευθερίας μου ενάντια στον φόβο του να μείνω για πάντα εδώ. Το ερχόμενο πρωί μας βρήκε στο κρεβάτι του σαλονιού όπου φιλοξενούμασταν, να μας καίει ο ήλιος που έμπαινε από το παράθυρο, μιας και κουρτίνες δεν υπήρχαν. Ο μαυρούλης μας ξαπλωμένος στα πόδια μας και εγώ μια μέρα πιο ώριμη! Είπαμε Καλημέρα και τότε τον ρώτησα αν ήθελε να μείνουμε. -Εννοείται, μου είπε!

Σε αυτήν μας την απόπειρα, όλοι μας κάναμε θυσίες και παραχωρήσεις , έτσι ανακαλύψαμε ένα άλλο κομμάτι του εαυτού μας.

Έπειτα από τέσσερα χρόνια λοιπόν, έμαθα να αποκαλώ το Λονδίνο σπίτι μου. Εκεί έφτιαξα την δική μου οικογένεια, εγώ και αυτός! Είναι το σπίτι που μας χάρισε την ανεξαρτησία, ανεπιστρεπτί . Το σπίτι που καταλάβαμε πως μπορούμε και μόνοι μας και ίσως καλύτερα! Όταν όμως πεθυμω τον ήλιο, την θάλασσα, τις αγκαλιές του μπαμπά μου, το χαμόγελο του αδερφού μου, τα αστέρια που μετρούσα με την μαμά μου, τους φίλους και τα ξενύχτια. ..εκεί θυμάμαι! Θυμάμαι, πότε να μην ξεχάσω την Ελλάδα μου! Την χώρα με τους φωνακλάδες και την Ακρόπολη, αυτή των αντιθέσεων. Πως λοιπόν εγώ να διαφρέρω? Θα παραμείνω εδώ, όσο με κρατήσουν τα θεμέλια που έβαλα και δεν θα πάψω πότε να φωνάζω για ότι θέλω και αγαπώ!

ΥΓ Λονδίνο, σε ευχαριστώ που μου επέτρεψες να με ανακαλύψω . Άξιζε!

Συγχωρέστε την "δραματική " αφήγηση, θα ήθελα απλά την ημέρα της αναγνώρισης μου (ελπίζω όχι μετά θάνατον ) , να έχω την ιστοριούλα πίσω μου, ανάλογη ενός σταρ βεληνεκούς Hollywood!

Με εκτίμηση, γέλια και κλάματα,

Ζωή!

 

There is a first time for everything...as there was the first time in London! First time on your own feet! ''the end of an era" as the americans say, for everything you live back and for each new step you are about to take,in your new life away from your home country. That's how we left Greece, an October's morning, the 3 of us! A couple and a little black cat-our lucky one and the reason why this trip lasted 23 hours instead of a 3 (Greece-France-UK by using all the transportation could anyone ever think of), but also the reason why, we learned to risk for what we really want! We arrived in London in the midnight, after having such an adventurous trip, in one of the most beautiful areas {st johns wood}. that friends were waiting for us! They took us to the third floor apartment and the first impression was just bad. Always comparing to the Greek standards cause for a London standards flat, was just lovely and spacious!. I remember my self being tired and regretted, I wasn't planning to sleep for the rest of the nights until I booked my return's back home tickets, 3 days later. That would be my relief against the fear that wanted me staying here for ever. The next morning found us on the living room's sofa bed that we used to sleep on, being awakened to the sunlight that was coming through the window since there were no curtains. With our Paris lying on our feet and myself a day wiser, i gave him the question if he'd like us to stay ,...-Of course, was the answer! On that attempt of ours, we all made sacrifices and stepped back when needed, this is how we discovered another part of our selves. Four years later, I'm used in calling London home It's the place we made our own family, me and him! It's the place that we became independent by believing in us and only. There are those days though, when I miss the sun, the sea, my dad's big hug, my brother's beautiful smile, the nights with my mom counting the stars, my friends and our long summer nights out ...those are the days that bring in mind not ever forget my one and only, my Greece!The country with the loud people and the Acropolis, the one with all the beautiful contrasts! How am i supposed to differ from all that? I'll stay here, for as long as i can hold and i'll keep being loud for all my wills and the ones i love! PS, London, thank you for allowing me to discover myself, it was worth it! Please forget the "dramatic" narration of mine , i would just like the day of my recognition (hopefully before i die), to have that small, romantic, difficult times story, that every hollywood star carries! Sincerely and spontaneously, Zoi

There is a first time for everything...as there was the first time in London!
First time on your own feet! ''the end of an era" as the americans say, for everything you live back and for each new step you are about to take,in your new life away from your home country.

That's how we left Greece, an October's morning, the 3 of us! A couple and a little black cat-our lucky one and the reason why this trip lasted 23 hours instead of a 3 (Greece-France-UK by using all the transportation could anyone ever think of), but also the reason why, we learned to risk for what we really want!

We arrived in London in the midnight, after having such an adventurous trip, in one of the most beautiful areas {st johns wood}. that friends were waiting for us! They took us to the third floor apartment and the first impression was just bad. Always comparing to the Greek standards cause for a London standards flat, was just lovely and spacious!. I remember my self being tired and regretted, I wasn't planning to sleep for the rest of the nights until I booked my return's back home tickets, 3 days later. That would be my relief against the fear that wanted me staying here for ever. The next morning found us on the living room's sofa bed that we used to sleep on, being awakened to the sunlight that was coming through the window since there were no curtains. With our Paris lying on our feet and myself a day wiser, i gave him the question if he'd like us to stay ,...-Of course, was the answer!

On that attempt of ours, we all made sacrifices and stepped back when needed, this is how we discovered another part of our selves.

Four years later, I'm used in calling London home It's the place we made our own family, me and him! It's the place that we became independent by believing in us and only. There are those days though, when I miss the sun, the sea, my dad's big hug, my brother's beautiful smile, the nights with my mom counting the stars, my friends and our long summer nights out ...those are the days that bring in mind not ever forget my one and only, my Greece!The country with the loud people and the Acropolis, the one with all the beautiful contrasts! How am i supposed to differ from all that? I'll stay here, for as long as i can hold and i'll keep being loud for all my wills and the ones i love!

PS, London, thank you for allowing me to discover myself, it was worth it!

Please forget the "dramatic" narration of mine , i would just like the day of my recognition (hopefully before i die), to have that small, romantic, difficult times story, that every hollywood star carries!

Sincerely and spontaneously,

Zoi

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