A Greek’s New Year Resolutions

A Greek’s New Year Resolutions

Ever wondered what a Greek person’s new year resolutions include? No, probably not.

Nevertheless I have decided to share some with you anyway. Below are several new years resolutions that I have collected from various Greek sources.

Mine are not included…but one involves getting more control of the TV remote!

A Greek Man’s Resolutions:

  1. Go to church more…or at least once a year
  2. Buy a real bouzouki – the tiny child’s replica Yiayia bought just doesn’t cut it
  3. Learn to play the bouzouki
  4. Stop skiving off of mum and dad
  5. Move out from mum and dad’s
  6. Start using real shampoo instead of olive oil
  7. Trim the chest hair daily
  8. Stop having bread, feta cheese, olives, hummus, tzatziki, taramasalata and ouzo with every meal, including breakfast
  9. Spend more time with the family instead of the car
  10. Get round to finishing all those DIY projects from years ago

A Greek Woman’s Resolutions:

  1. Be more conservative at Church – it’s not a fashion show/nightclub…even though they do serve alcohol
  2. Stop gossiping at Church – especially when the Priest is talking
  3. Take Yiayia out more – watching Jeremy Kyle on repeat cannot be good for her
  4. Cook healthier meals with smaller portions – feta cheese does not have to be served with every meal
  5. Start speaking again to certain relatives
  6. Learn to forgive (but never forget)
  7. Stop boasting about how much little Nikos can eat
  8. Tone down the nagging /  start speaking up for oneself (depending
  9. Learn to ignore the Red Ape when he is in Hulk Mode (see this post for more details: http://ekaterinabotziou.com/2013/01/21/hell-hath-no-fury-like-a-greek-man-scorned/)
  10. Learn to read the future from Greek coffee cups – it will most definitely come in handy when pre-empting visits from the mother-in-law…



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  1. 11th January 2014 / 4:04 am

    OK, but what would an Englishmen’s New Year’s resolutions be? 😉

    • EBotziou
      12th January 2014 / 10:28 am

      I’ll have to get back to you! 😉

  2. 10th January 2014 / 2:16 pm

    That’s so funny. Such an entertaining and well written post.

    • EBotziou
      10th January 2014 / 3:19 pm

      Haha thanks Stephen!

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