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Happy Epiphany!

By Marieangela - Thursday, January 5, 2017

Epiphany in Cyprus marks the end of the festive period and the slow and gradual return to routines. Epiphany, also known as Theophany or ‘The Day of the Lights,’ is… Read more…

New Year’s Hopes and Dreams…

By Marieangela - Friday, December 30, 2016

New Year’s Eve always seems to be brimming with magic as everyone around the world leaves another year behind them and looks forward to a new one. In Cyprus every… Read more…

Christmas lights, roasted chestnuts and jelly babies…

By Marieangela - Saturday, December 24, 2016

I’ve spoken of Christmas in Cyprus surrounded by family and food but when I used to live in England, Christmas was a different story. Having close relatives faraway meant Christmas… Read more…

The Beginning of the Festive Fun…

By Marieangela - Saturday, December 17, 2016

They’ve put up the Christmas decorations in Debenhams and the Mall has adorned its interior with a rich Swarosvski Christmas tree. The first signs of the festive period as well… Read more…

Embracing Winter…

By Marieangela - Sunday, December 4, 2016

The first cold rainfall in Limassol has signalled the beginning of winter. I eagerly swap my T-shirts for a shirt and cardigan and put socks on my feet. Socks! How… Read more…

Come September…

By Marieangela - Sunday, August 28, 2016

When August 15th is over and everyone has relaxed, had a holiday and gone back to job routines, the atmosphere changes. My grandfather says the weather changes too, with a… Read more…

A little bit of ‘lumiere…’

By Marieangela - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I’ve always liked the word ‘lumiere,’ the French word for light, the way the word rolls off the tongue and seems to encompass the entire meaning of the word. You… Read more…

Happy snappy tourists and other paraphernalia…

By Marieangela - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

As the first part of the summer trickles to a close, sun-pickled tourists will be packing their bags to go back home, some unfortunates to a cooler and wetter climate… Read more…

A Coffee and a Penny for my Thoughts…

By Marieangela - Sunday, October 19, 2014

It seems that winter has arrived with its downpour on a Sunday morning here in Limassol. The mall was packed with people trying to get away from the weather, cocooning… Read more…

Adding a little sparkle…

By Marieangela - Friday, December 20, 2013

        Christmas has nearly arrived and towns, malls and supermarkets are humming a Christmas tune adding a little sparkle to the otherwise hard times. Despite the crisis people are rushing… Read more…

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