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The Lacemakers…

By Marieangela - Sunday, March 5, 2017

Lacemaking is a tradition said to have begun with the noblewomen of Lusignan and Venetian times. It is rumoured that in 1481, Leonardo da Vinci bought an altercloth made in… Read more…

The Cypriot Flag…

By Marieangela - Sunday, February 5, 2017

The flag of the Republic of Cyprus adorns government buildings and the Presidential car. It stands side by side with the European flag and other flags on state visits. It… Read more…

The Earth has music…

By Marieangela - Sunday, December 11, 2016

Shakespeare wrote “the Earth has music for those who listen.” Whether it is car engines or a babble of voices or just pure silence, there is always music. Incessant chatter… Read more…

Old Versus New

By Marieangela - Sunday, November 27, 2016

I have previously mentioned old mind versus new mind when talking about people. It’s something many of my generation are aware of in Cyprus, the old habits and ways of… Read more…

The Winds of Change…

By Marieangela - Sunday, November 20, 2016

The winds blow fretfully at this time of year as we ease our way into winter. The wind is cooler, needing a jacket or cardigan in the late afternoon. The… Read more…

In Memory…

By Marieangela - Saturday, November 12, 2016

On the eleventh hourĀ of the eleventh month war ended and the world counted its losses. This weekend we remember all those who have fallen in present and past conflicts. I… Read more…

Through the Grapevine…

By Marieangela - Saturday, October 29, 2016

Grape picking has been well under way now. The grapes have been eaten or used to make wine and other delights, such as the sweet ‘shoushouko’ and ‘palouze’, both made… Read more…

For the love of two islands…

By Marieangela - Sunday, October 23, 2016

England and Cyprus-the past, present and future, two places which are intertwined in my memory and experiences, two islands I oscillate between and two places which I divide my love…. Read more…

Twilight on the Promenade…

By Marieangela - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Half-Crescent moon. Sea breeze. Swimmers, walkers and joggers mingling together. Conversations intertwine with children’s laughter. Cats doze or nibble on left-over food. Relaxed businessmen with swimming trunks sit idly on… Read more…

Searching for Ithaka…

By Marieangela - Wednesday, September 7, 2016

When life and its daily struggles and routines take over your dreams and aspirations, when the mediocre takes over great feeling and imagination everyone needs to take a step back,… Read more…

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