NEWS: Carnival 2018!
Carnival season is well underway across the island, culminating in Limassol’s main Carnival Parade this Sunday. You can find more details about that here: http://bit.ly/LimassolCarnival2018
After all the excess of the past few weeks, we’re all looking forward to “Green (or ‘Clean’) Monday” on the 19th (note: no school that day as it is a public holiday)! Traditionally, this day marks the beginning of the 40-day fasting period in the lead-up to Easter, where everyone takes to the fields, flies kites and eats “nistisima” style (no alcohol, dairy, meat or fish, except cephalopoda – octopus, cuttlefish and squid – and shellfish). Common foods eaten would be the unleavened lagana (λαγάνα) bread that you can find in all bakeries this time of year; olives; dips; salads, beans, pulses and grilled cuttlefish. If you fancy a detox or want to make some of your own nistisima food, you can find some nice recipes here and here.
(For all our English members, remember… it’s Pancake Day tomorrow, so make sure you’ve got your batter ready for a pancake-feast!)
TOP TIPS on… how to set up your own business #3, in English
Top Tip #3 on how to set up your business is up on the site. This week’s tip is about identifying your target customer and tailoring your marketing efforts accordingly. To read this useful bite-sized piece of advice, click here: http://bit.ly/HowToSetupYourOwnBusiness-3
You can also find the series as it develops in MiC’s “How To” section in the Magazine under Guides: http://bit.ly/MiCHowTo
JUGGLER’S TASK LIST SERIES: Juggler’s Tip#5, in Greek
Penelope Magoulianiti’s #MotivationMonday tip #5 is also up on the site, this week in Greek: Φρόντισε να έχεις στον κύκλο σου θετικούς ανθρώπους.
RESOURCES: PEGASUS CHILD RECOVERY
New addition to our “Resources” section: an interesting organisation that we’ve recently been introduced to – Pegasus Child Recovery. We’re hoping that none of you will ever be in the position to need these guys, but it’s useful to know that they are on hand here locally. You’ll be hearing more about this team soon. Until then, you can find out more about them here.
A brand new HOW TO over on the site here: http://bit.ly/HowToDressWhenYouArePregnant
Find out more about how to dress comfortably throughout your pregnancy, while also feeling good!
New vacancy over on the site for a part- or full-time contributing editor based in Limassol: http://bit.ly/MiC-JobBoard
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Carine and Kat x
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