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Christmas lights, roasted chestnuts and jelly babies…

December 24, 2016 by Marieangela

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…

Categories: From Season to Season

The Beginning of the Festive Fun…

December 17, 2016 by Marieangela

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…

Categories: From Season to Season

The Earth has music…

December 11, 2016 by Marieangela

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…

Categories: People and Faces

Embracing Winter…

December 4, 2016 by Marieangela

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…

Categories: From Season to Season

Old Versus New

November 27, 2016 by Marieangela

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…

Categories: People and Faces

The Winds of Change…

November 20, 2016 by Marieangela

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…

Categories: People and Faces

In Memory…

November 12, 2016 by Marieangela

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…

Categories: People and Faces

The Continental Way…

November 5, 2016 by Marieangela

There’s a lot of things we Southern Europeans do differently to Northern Europeans. The milder weather and the sun shining longer on us gives us a more outgoing nature, choosing… Read more…

Categories: Society

Through the Grapevine…

October 29, 2016 by Marieangela

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…

Categories: People and Faces

For the love of two islands…

October 23, 2016 by Marieangela

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…

Categories: People and Faces