Yesterday, for the first time in the two years I have known my friend Sam we finally escaped the kids for the whole day and had a day out without the little darlings!
We went to Nicosia to the Baby, Toddler and Christening exhibition held at the Cyprus State Pavilion. I was really looking forward to it, and after attending several events in Cyprus which didn’t live up to my expectations was intrigued to see how successful it would be.
Before I get moaned at, I realise Cyprus is not England, and that it is a small country but often I get frustrated with how easily things could be improved – events are not always well publicised and I feel the internet / social media is rarely used to its full potential, not that I claim to be an expert by any means but if I can see ways to improve things then they must be there!
I was excited to see in the run up to the exhibition that the organisers were using theirfacebook page along with various groups to promote it. I was therefore hopeful it would be worth the drive to Nicosia (it’s only about 40 minutes but on a small island people tend not to drive that far very often!)
We arrived just after opening time at 11am and didn’t leave until 4pm, we had a very enjoyable time chatting to the various exhibitors, some of which we had met before and some we discovered for the first time.
|Greek 4 Kids, Mum’s in Cyprus, The Maternity Wardobe and Emma’s Lunch. – just a few of the exhibitors.|
It was nice to see a few companies from Larnaca and Limmasol represented at the show but being as the show was held in Nicosia most of the companies were based in the capital. I hope the show will happen next year and it would be great if it could be expanded to cover the whole island from East to West as well. I think with a larger range of exhibitors and an island wide advertising campaign both on and offline this could be an amazing opportunity for both business and families.