There are still of lots of food-related Paris memories to share, recipes to try and dishes to report about. But not now. I've been rather busy at work the last few weeks, and tomorrow morning I'll go on a well-deserved short break. My Edinburgh friends Annemieke & Georgios have decided to tie their knot on Santorini and I've been invited. On Sunday morning I'll fly to Greece and will be enjoying the scorching sun & blue sea & burning sand for a week. I'll start in Athens, then visit my dear friend Anna and her family in Volos for a few days, then attend the wedding in Santorini before returning to Athens. I've been both to Athens and Santorini before, whereas Volos will be on my itinerary for the first time. Suffice to say that I'm very much looking forward to the trip!
But first stop - London. Johanna and Jeanne - both of whom I had a pleasure of meeting in London back in March - are celebrating their foodblogs' second birthdays - both of them*. There is going to be foodblog birthday party. Johanna has promised 'a merry get-together with crates of pink bubbly, baskets of strawberries dunked in white chocolate and platters of divine finger food'. How can a girl resist such an invitation!!!
So I'll be out of town - and not blogging - for a few days. While I'm gone, may I suggest you go and visit two Athens-based foodblogs. Stevi, who lived in Edinburgh for a few years, blogs over at Bread & Butter - she has written about some very tempting Greek vegetarian dishes that I've been planning to try for a while. Tülin, though originally from Ankara, also lives in Athens, and has a great blog covering a variety of Greek and Turkish dishes, called Domestic Cat. I will be meeting up with both of them while in Greece!
* My little foodblog is having a small anniversary, too. It has just turned one - I began blogging in June 2005 :-) Thank you all for being (t)here - it's been one great and fulfilling year.
PS I just realised that Vacation alert 2006:1 is probably slightly wrong. I've already been to Paris and Amsterdam this year, so it is really 2006:3. Oh well. I wish I had decided to start numbering my vacation alerts earlier:-)