Victoria Hislop: The Island
Mary Summer Rain: Dreamwalker: The Path of Sacred Power
What is a Dreamwalker? They are the rare few who, as Mary Summer rain describes them, are "led by the spirit", "have shed the yoke of desire and self-want", and have discarded the need for material gain and all evidence of negative thought. (*****)
Don Miguel Ruiz: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book
In "The Four Agreements", don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom,true happiness and love. (*****)
Mary Summer Rain: Phoenix Rising: No-Eyes' Vision of the Changes to Come
Mary Summer Rain's relationship with the old and wise Indian shaman No-Eyes reveals to Mary her compelling visions of the future. From the setting in the simple mountain cabin, No-Eyes takes her on a sometimes frightening journey through time, viewing the upheavals to come through a unique perspective, on timeless paths that few have ever travelled. (*****)
Sir Winston Churchill: My Early Life
"Mensa, O Table, is the vocative case", he replied "But ...why O Table?", I asked in genuine curiosity "O Table - you would use that in addressing a table". And seeing I did not understand .. "You would use it in speaking to a table!" "But I never do !", I blurted out in honest amazement. "If you are impertinent, you will be punished, and punished, let me tell you, very severely!", was his conclusive reply. Such was my first introduction to the classics, from which, I have been told, many of our cleverest men have derived so much pleasure and profit
Arthur Koestler: Darkness at Noon
Rubashov stood in the middle of his cell and waited for the first scream...
Danielle Steel: Jewels
I just loved the journey through five eventful decades (*****)
I am a language teacher, married, no kids.
I was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, on April 4 1958. I graduated from high school in June 1976 and soon after my graduation I left my country to study in Switzerland. After having followed a foundation course for a year at the University of Fribourg, I enrolled to the Faculty of Letters, University of Geneva where I did my Master of Arts in French and English literature and graduated with honours in July 1982.
In October 1983, I married Alkis, the man of my life, who I had first met in Fribourg 7 years before. The wedding took place at the Greek Orthodox Church of Champesy on the outskirts of Geneva and was followed by a reception at Le Parc des Eaux Vives. Soon after the reception, we left on our honeymoon. We spent our first night as husband and wife in Fribourg – the city where we had first met and fallen in love. The following day we drove to Saint Moritz in the Grisons (central Switzerland) where we spent 2 unforgettable weeks. Then I worked on and off as a part-time English teacher at various schools in Geneva while at the same time I followed a course in educational psychology at the University of Geneva.
In March 1983, we decided to leave Switzerland and go back home. We spent a year in Corfu, Greece where I taught ESL at a local language school and then settled down for good in Larnaca, Cyprus. I taught English for HND (Higher National Diploma) at a private college and then I was hired at The American Academy, Larnaca where I taught French and English for 7 years. Since September 1997, I’ve been successfully running my own language school. I am also the published author of “T.S.Eliot – The Eternal” – a critical study on the element of time in T.S.Eliot’s major poems.
classical music, gym, reading and writing, christmas, greece, domperignon, louisvuitton, horse riding, chess, poetry and literature, appfelstrudels and swiss fondu, fine dining and wines, Geneva, Switzerland