about me

Hi, I’m Zefi.

I was born in Greece but have spent most of my life in Australia. I’ve lived in small towns in Australia, Athens Greece, Melbourne, Canberra, Tasmania. And now I’ve moved back to Greece to live on Paros.

I got a BA in Fine Art at the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne, then worked as a graphic designer for many years till the call of the country was too strong to ignore. I moved to Tasmania in 2003 where I lived on land in the beautiful Derwent Valley till November 2018 where I ran my own dog grooming business.
My passions in life are poodles, which I bred and showed for many years, decorating, renovating, art, learning new things and recycling old things into something new. Oh, and rockabilly music. I love to dance and while in Tasmania did a show on local radio.

I first started blogging as a diary for my trip to Greece in 2010, to share my adventure with friends and family. I kept it up through moving to Tasmania from Melbourne, buying the farm with my partner and making it a home. Now I’ll share my move to Paros. I write about my experiences, animals, my art and DIY projects.

I’m always doing something… I’m not happy unless I have a a project or five on the go at any one time. I love power tools and I’m not afraid to use them, with varying degrees of skill. I’ll have a go at just about anything. I paint, needle felt, craft, renovate, refurbish, decorate, design, and sew with imagination and enthusiasm though not necessarily with skill. I may not always do things the ‘right’ way, but I’m happy with the results and that’s all that matters.

I hope you enjoy my blog.


3 thoughts on “about me

  1. Wasn't sure how to get in touch w/ you. You said you could do a button. Wondering if you might could help me w/one. I am very computer illiterate. My topic will be 31 Days of Favorite Things.


  2. Hi Zefi,

    My husband, kids and I look to be doing something similar in the way of farm life here in Tas; we just moved to Hobart this July gone.

    I am looking forward to following your exploits and hopefully learning from your experiences re. farming, DIY and craft!

    To get here, I followed the link from the Tassie Shabby FB page 🙂

    Cheers, Rosie (Lazy May)


  3. Wow Zefi, you certainly lead a full life. I feel like you are a kindred spirit. I also moved away from New York and went to Greece to get away from the rat race. Unfortunately for me, the rat race followed. It's really nice to meet you. I'll be stopping by from time to time.


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