Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010 in Greece

 Recap of our Christmas weekend...We are so fortunate to have Jonathan and Jaimie Rose Winder living here in Thessaloniki with us.  We are also lucky to be part of a great team with good friends from all over Greece, America and Argentina.  On Friday, Christmas Eve, Brett and I woke up nice and late after I arrived at 6 am from our match in Athens.  We spent most of the day just lounging and reading our new book the Hunger Games (Thank you Nellie Spicer for the suggestion).  We had arranged to have dinner with the Winders and my good friend Rodrigo Quiroga at a near by hotel with live music and a 6 course meal...with a bottle of wine per person!  It made for a really great night with good conversation, food and the over all Christmas feeling.

On Christmas day, Brett and I woke up with Hercules to open our presents and have some coffee.  We were def missing home and our family as we got to skype with many of them but its just not the same.  The same group from the night before decided to watch Little Fockers for the afternoon and then meet up at Jonathan and Jaimie Rose's house later in the evening for Christmas dinner.  I have to give it up to the ladies for cooking up a feast!  Jonathan did a great job on the turkey as well.  Just as good or not better than the one he cooked us for Thanksgiving.

Overall we had a fantastic weekend with great friends and lots of food and drinks.  Here are some pic's of the weekend.

Merry Christmas 2010

Table decoration at Nikopolis Hotel on Christmas Eve

Group shot with the Winders


The cousin - Rodrigo
Rodrigo, Jonathan and me

A Winder tradition - Pre dinner Cigars

Herc and his ornament look alike


Christmas Bow

I think he likes the paper more than the present

Tree with home made ornaments by Brett

Stars, moon and a stocking 

My favorite

Wishing you all a SAFE and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


  1. Brook, tęsknimy za Tobą w Polsce! Bierz swoją dziewczynę i wracaj do nas, do Polski, do Częstochowy...

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  3. I wish all the best for you and your family!!!!


  4. Thank you for the Holiday wishes! Maybe one day we will be back in Czestochowa but for now I'm happy Janaczek is playing so well!

  5. zgadza się, to zdecydowanie najlepszy sezon tego zawodnika, a w statystykach plasuje się na drugiej pozycji wśród najlepiej punktujących w lidze.