Cyprus Weekly Columns

My weekly column for the Cyprus Weekly where I share my thoughts on our life in town, on the island.

Many shops spring up every year before Christmas, mostly selling arts, crafts and gifts to cater for the Christmas shopper.…
I have been trying to decide all week if I’m just getting too noise sensitive, if it’s all these reports…
I have recently returned from another long weekend in one of my favourite cities – Cairo. Dusty and noisy and…
Last week I went on another one of my (in)famous bus trips out of town – this time to Larnaca.…
The dams are running dry, they say. Measures may have to be taken, they say. It’s early November. Considering we…
I got sucked into the cat thing – something probably many can relate to. I am a ‘cat person’ to…
I have recently returned from another business trip to the truly mysterious land of China. I stayed in several different…
A while ago, there was talk about the hazards of elderly drivers who are no longer fit to drive and…
Lately, I’ve had children on my mind. Firstly, because they, or rather their parents on school runs, are once again…
It left – overnight, quietly, yet with a certain subdued bang. That first thought of, ‘Ooh, I feel a bit…
I was at a relatively large gathering the other day, with people mingling, laughing, dancing and, of course, taking pictures…
Last week I came to a point that made me look up the word ‘surrealism’. Life just seemed more and…
I’ve just been on a wonderful holiday back home in green, green Austria – more precisely just outside Salzburg and…
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