Ekaterina Botziou is a friend of mine. We haven’t actually met in person yet, but we talk almost every day in the online blogging world on Twitter and Facebook and BlogLovin. Although Ekaterina lives on the other side of the world, it seems like we have both experienced a similar family upbringing.
Born in the UK, Ekaterina says that she “grew up with a very confused identity”. I completely understand Ekaterina’s point of view, because I too grew up comparing my own “Greek Zorba-Dancing family” to the lives of my school friends who had a “normal” Aussie upbringing.
Perhaps our two father’s know each other. Or perhaps it’s just a Greek father thing to say but on the first page of Ekaterina’s Book (The Prologue on p.13) you will read a quote that I have heard all too often:
“First of all you are Greek. Everything else comes after”
Well, perhaps my dad didn’t say exactly that. But he did make it very clear throughout my childhood that we are “Greek” and that because we are Greek, I could not do what all of the other Australian kids could do.
Life was indeed confusing.
Ekaterina’s book, Greek Expectations The Last Moussaka Standing is a funny take on life with a Greek father, a Greek husband, a Greek Mother-In-Law and Greek Life from the eyes of a young educated woman trying to figure it all out.
You can buy Ekaterina’s Book – Greek Expectations The Last Moussaka Standing – here on amazon as either a Paperback or for your Kindle.
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