my Cyprus, my Κύπρος, my Kıbrıs


Reflections

Reflections

It has been exactly a year since I began writing this blog: My Cyprus, my Κύπρος, my Kıbrıs. It has taken many shapes, tackling issues that are not only close to my heart, but I believe close to everyone’s hearts. It has been a means through which I have asked…

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My mother’s story

My mother’s story

Arriving on the island in 1978, still very much a young woman, my mother, of Irish-parentage, came to live in the mixed village of Potamia with my father, who had been living in London for 15 years with my auntie and grandmother, following the intercommunal strife of the early 1960s.…

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An eye opener

An eye opener

Sometimes when you look you don’t really see what’s there. And then there are the cases when you may have looked a thousand times but one day you might see it differently; notice a little something extra because you feel differently that day. Last week I took a group of…

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Some home truths

Some home truths

It is inevitable that having grown up in south Cyprus, surrounded mainly by Greek Cypriots and my Turkish Cypriot family members, I am more comfortable around Greek Cypriots. I’ve mentioned this on a number of occasions. However sometimes I feel it’s important to revisit certain topics as reactions and feelings…

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A theory of evolution

A theory of evolution

Evolution is defined as ‘the gradual development of something’. It is inherently inevitable; unstoppable. We must grow and we must develop as individuals and as a people. It might take a while though. According to President Nicos Anastasiades, in a recent address to parliament, under the solution being envisaged, the…

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