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UK priorities in Cyprus for the coming year - Video message from Matthew Kidd

To coincide with the State Opening of Parliament and the Queen's Speech, Matthew Kidd has recorded a video message laying out the UK's priorities in Cyprus for…

British High Commissioner Town Hall Meeting Friday 16th June

The British High Commissioner, Matthew Kidd, will be in Paphos on Friday 16th June holding a town hall meeting for British residents. The meeting is open to…

Aching Knees = Too Much Walking?

    Our Monday gym' sessions at the Y.M.C.A. in Poulton are a weekly highlight!   F  I  T  N  E  S  S        P …

Walking Again!

The Happy Wanderers' walking group was our life in Cyprus for ten years. We hope that it is not now a "Luncheon Club"!   A     …

In the Pursuit of Gossip...

You hear it in cafes, on street corners and shops. You overhear the conversation in the bank and pharmacy (how could you not, it's loud enough). Somehow…

A Little Philosophy...

Marcel Proust, the great French novelist and the author of the monumental novel 'A la recherché du temps perdu,' wrote "the real voyage of discovery consists not…

Wills in Cyprus

According to Cypriot law any adult person with a sound mind is capable of making a Will. For a Will to be legitimate certain formalities must be…

Bank of Cyprus repays ELA

The Bank of Cyprus announced on the 5th of January 2017 that it has fully repaid the emergency liquidity assistance (ELA). A total of €11.4 billion has…

Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a  condition in which one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position. It can be very painful. The finger may straighten with…

Swollen Taste Buds

Tastebuds are very small fingerlike structures that protrude over your tongue. Their function is to help you to taste foods. Those at the tip of the tongue…

10 ways to Develop Inspirational Learning in Primary Students

    1. Place children at the centre of their Learning Students should be given ample opportunity to communicate their ideas, views and feelings across the curriculum.…

The Importance of Business Studies

 Business activity affects the daily lives of all people, as they work, spend, save, invest, travel, and play. Business influences jobs, incomes, and opportunities for personal enterprise…

Who Moves The Movers?

The professional movers are moving!  Peter Morton Removals are entering their 12th year of trading this year and after 7 years at our current office in Konia…

How a solar cover can add to the enjoyment of your swimming pool in Cyprus

WHAT IS A SOLAR COVER?  A solar cover is a lightweight thermal blanket which is laid loose on top of a swimming pool. Made of translucent plastic…

My Big Cypriot Family

Hello everyone, The blog returns with an entry on family relations.  Those of you who have been on the island for some time must have noticed how…

Making a reservation

Hello everyone, The blog is back with an entry on everything that pertains to making different kinds of reservations.  Although generally people in the service industry speak…

The Importance of Socialising Your Puppy

I currently have a dog in with me for training.  He’s a 5 month old German Shepherd and has been brought to me because he’s already growled…

Breed Profile - Jack Russell Terrier

Country of Origin:                              England Date or Origin:                                     1800s Original Function:                              Fox bolting Energy Level:                                       Very High Exercise Requirements:                   High Friendliness towards people:          Moderate Friendliness with other…

The question that started it all...

We have now lived in Cyprus over  5 years, it's not that long in the scheme of things but it feels like a lifetime ago now that…

My Cyprus 'Bucket list'

Many years ago I sat with Cyprus guidebook excitedly flicking through the pages dreaming of all the places I would visit when it became our new home,…

Taking It Easy

This is not a story. Today I am up for a piece of advice. Recently I have celebrated 10 month of my new life - life in…

Do You Really Love Me?

This is a didactic story about the importance of speaking a local language. Coming back to Cyprus after a week away was a real adventure. Having the…

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