Hi Letty hope that you are well how are yhou finding cyprus moving out in a month…scary!! Hope that you are well, Regards Aisha
Did I really write that last night?! I stand corrected, the weather is CRAP!! At least here in Limassol, it’s raining cats and dogs! The formula IS right, boohoo……..
Very excited to be here!
Hi Ellie,Thanks for accepting me!
Hope to chat soon! x
Come on guys, join this group. Polis may be small but we have great mums, so join the group PLEASEEEEEE!!!
I SPOKE TO MY ESTATE AGENT TODAY WEATHER WAS VERY BAD RAIN WAS OK HERE IN UK BUT I WANT TO BE IN CYPRUS ROLE ON 3RD FEB…. NOT COUNTING 2 WEEKS WEDNESDAY
LOL very cute story, hope all the poo is resolved. I found Ethan on the kitchen floor the other day, sitting with his nappy beside him , eating a lump of brown stodge! Of course …..it was poo! I turned my back for 2 seconds to wash the dishes and he manged to do all that!!! Keep up the great work Mama xxx
What a great report, thanks for posting, I will be needing this in the near future, Ethan is obsessed with the toilet. I cant remember the last time I went to the loo on my own!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday tuuu yuuuu!Many happy returns and all the best.
so adorable 🙂
What a gorgeous baby, how old? xx
Thank you 😀 she is nearly 1 month 🙂 xxxx
Hi all, I was told by my pediatrician that children do not get the sensation of needing the toilet until the age of 2 years? I did try to potty train my twins earlier without success. As with everything, every child is different and you can only use any advise as a guideline. Once you get them potty trained as Hot Mama says the obsessions with toilets start!!!!
That’s very true I think, Joeanne. Our son will be 3 in April and only recently mastered using the potty for his wee. The poo story is a different one, it will take a bit longer as bladder control is easier than bowel control at that age. I also tried him about 6 months ago with no success. There really is no age for it, whenever they’re ready, they’re ready. But the one thing everyone seems to say is that girls are ready earlier than boys. Having just been through it, the only advice I can give is arm yourself with a LOT of patience and if there’s an accident, don’t make a big deal out of it. Hope this helps!
Congratulations on the weaning, down to one feed – that’s excellent! Very happy for you. I agree, it can be really hard to keep them busy with this rainy weather and 17 months is a tricky age. Ours play a lot with Lego and have a train on tracks which is always a big hit, but I can also recommend building a cave out of a blanket draped over sofa cushions and pretend it’s their house. Have you tried the ‘slalom’? Place waterbottles apart from each other along a path and have him go around each one without hitting it over…good for their balance etc. Maybe he’ll enjoy it. Happy entertaining!
I know what you mean about the weather and I cant wait for summer now….although my nearly 3 year old still insists on playing outside even though its freezing :SMine love making tents too….also dress up….with mine its mostly army at the mo but it keeps them entertained for a few hours 😀
They also love building models, painting, building stuff with lego, board games and being left to their own devices and making their own cakes or pizza…..in general they just love making a mess 😀
On really wet days i’ll download them a film or their fave cartoons and they’ll sit quietly watching that
Enjoy 😀 xx
I have to admit, I hate the cold and can’t wait for the warmer weather to arrive, especially as the kids are driving me nuts as they want to go out and play all the time….. another month or so to go………….I hope :o)
Just thought of something else, get a large cardboard box and let him play in it….it can be a car/space rocket/a den…..dont know what the fascination is about card board boxes but my kids have hours of endless fun with them…..dont know why i bother with buying toys for them really……hahahaha
Hi, I’d be up for a get together. I live in Derynia (Famagusta area) but now have a car 🙂 (Very happy about that!) I could only do a daytime meet as hubby doesn’t get back from work till gone 8pm. (He works in Limassol) Not sure which would be best, probably morning.
I am moving out to the village of Tala fly out 26th Feb just me and children and move in to villa 4th march I am keen to meet people for when Im out my kids are Amy 10 Jack 9 and Jayden 6 my husband will follow a few weeks later with my eldest boy…..I will be free in daytimes or evenings anyone interested please drop me a line…got to get the kids registered for school heard that may take me a while….any advise again would love to hear
Hi all,As I live in Polis and Ethan takes a nice long nap from around 10 til 12.30/1 ish, afternoons work best for me, especially as its in Limmasol. It takes about 90 mintes to drive there but it would be cool to meet up. Hey Aisha, sorry but I cant help you with schools as i am not at that stage yet and dont know anything!! Good luck with everything though xx
Hi All,Sounds Great but we are Living North Side than Nicosia is better choice for us….
Hi i live in Chlorakas, so may not be able to make the first meeting as I don’t drive as yet! For future reference, I think mornings or afternoons will work best for me!
Any of the above suits me! Won’t be bringing my 12yr old though! Hee Hee!
Hi all pm best for me have kids in school am, so would be bit of rush to get back. Ayisha my kids go to school in paphos so if you need any advise let me know, had no problems getting ours registered. Hope to see all soon !!
I would like to meet to.Any time is good I think, Mornings would be nice I would be able to chat without having to have eyes in the back of my head, but I am happy to go with the flow.
Congrats dear! I guess you will remeber as soon as you start hugging the porcelain throne two times a day 😉 In my case only a few days after I learnt that the cause of the severe pain in my abdomen was pregnancy I started throwing up all over. Hope you have an easy first trimester and everything goes well 🙂
Hi everyone (mums in nicosia) my children are grown up & i am a granma now, it feels great i look after my grandson, he now goes to nursery he has just changed his nursery and started today a new one. So far so good i pick baby up at luch time until mum finishes at 3.30. He is 2years 4months. Full of beans. Is there anyone else out there whos a granma? love to hear from you mums. Love to hear from anyone all over Cyprus. All the more the merrier Girls. Bye for Now xx Georgina
Prefer morning or evening and no kids, so we can all really chat and get to know each other without getting interrupted! 🙂
Sounds Great. What day of the week? Since I work in week till 18h00. Weekend afternoon or evening is fine for me..
Hi! Apart from being great mums, does anyone have any particular hobby. cooking any favourite dish. deserts to die for he!he! gardening secrets hmmmm!!!!!!!!!xxgeorgina
Happy Birthday toooo youuuuuuu….Many happy returns and all the best – have a fun day!!
An afternoon 15.30/16.00 pm with child(ren)
hi i will not be able to make 1st meeting as in limassol, but great if you can have one paphos side :-).
when would it be? I am back in cyprus on the first week of march only…
i am very glad i was accepted by you . i am a proud mum and need to share my happiness with other mums and dads why not! xxxx
Hello EVERYONE….. i think its a great idea to meet up especially the mums who have just moved to Cyprus. Just think mums we should think how lucky we are that there are computers……..that can bring us or any other mum in cyprus to make friends. pip hurray!!!!!!i live in Nicosia but if i able i would love to meet you mums. IF, I am unable this time i would love to if any time you mums are around in Nicosia let me know and we can have a chat a coffee/tea. Please have a nice relaxing weekend. GEORGINA XX
hell all, Its nice to know and to share each others way how to train their child for the potty training. I am now training my grandson to go to the potty. My children are now grown up so you can imagine starting all over again, but its fun. When training your child as all children are different. I think just after 2 years is a good age to start training at first getting them use to seeing their potty so they can get the hang of sitting of it. Apart from my grandson thinking its a football. I say to my grandson its time to go pee pee!! and at the same time i usually go so he can understand why he has to go pee pee.. But a child is never ready until the age to really understand about 2half years old. With my grandson is now begining to understand the word toilet hes getting their slowly but until they are in my understanding 3 years old they should understand the difference. You need lots of patience. Remember to reward them with something like a sticker to stick on their sweater they like that. But, as i said each child is different so have patience and without you knowing it they will say toilet mummy. But, as soon as they know they want to go toilet……. its wash hands all the time. JUST the other day i say to my grandson “what are you doing bending his little self over” “have you got a belly ache” he says no Nanny” he wanted to go poo poos!! that is a little more harder to train. But his little face knew he was going in his pamper. So mums Please have a little more patience for our little ones. Georgina
Hello & welcome mamma christy!!!!! I’m glad you accepted me as a friend please feel free to share your joy and have a great time on this fab site. look foirward to hearing from you. Georgina
Just thought to say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIA”
Definately attending as my husband is in show!!
Happy Birthday toooo youuuuu! Best wishes, hope you have a nice evening.
Hi Noelia, hanks for accepting me as your friend. Its a great site to join. Look forward to chatting with you soon. Georgina. xx
Well done! Cyprus Mum, your a great inspiration to the site. I love the topics you write. I hope the get together goes well. Its strange at first when you dont know anyone in cyprus and meeting for the first time in REAL LIFE ha!ha! thinking i wonder what their like so on. Enjoy yourself girls and a big welcome to you all. Dont eat too many cookies joke………regards Georgina.
Hi Anne-Marie, Thanks for accepting me. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy. What a smile! Georgina xx
JUST THOUGHT TO SAY HI & WELCOME TO ALL THE NEW MEMBERS THAT JOINED THIS WEEK MUMS IN CYPRUS. A GREAT SITE FOR CHAT AND WHATS GOING ON ITS ALL UP TO US MUMS TO MAKE THIS SITE EVEN MORE POPULAR BY JOINING IN BLOGGING OR ANYTHING THATS AMUSING THAT MAKES US LAUGH. GEORGINA XX
Happy Birthday tuuu yuuuu!
You have a wonderful way if describing this awesome feeling, very nice. I remember I cried when I saw our sons on the screen for the first time, it was so emotional, overwhelming, and unbelievable to actually be able to catch a glimpse of your baby inside of you! It really is one of those magical moments in life, every time!
Well done! i didnt know that there was such history behind Mothering Sunday, i knew it was celebrated for a special reason but not about the late Anna Jarvis. Its nice to know the background for special causes and the history of each story. About com. is a great site to look up for any knowledge i used to use that site a lot for info. Its nice you give your time to research for this site which makes it more valuable to us users. I like to know that my children know this day is very important to celebrate especially us mums like to be spoilt and feel appreciated i know i do.
Hi & welcome to mums in cyprus. hope you enjoy this site for a chat or anything.. georgina
Hi Savvouri welcome to mums in cyprus 🙂
🙁 I am sooo sorry 4 U :(((((I don’t know what 2 Say :(((
Yes you did take my profile picture and it was good work, as were all the photos from the party. I have been meaning to contact you to arrange a family shoot, i saw the photos you did for Donna and liked them very much. I will call you soon.
I am so sorry to hear about your baby but be strong i always believe that there is always a reason this happens it has happen to me, i know how you feel. You & hubby need each others support and we do forget the hubby has their feelings too. Be strong hot mama. georgina xx
this video clip of the babes are awesome it just makes you want to boogie yeah!!!!georgina
and Greek of course, sorry!!!
Are there any other Dutch (Belgium or the Netherlands) speaking mums here?
Are there any other Turkish speaking mums here?
Hi Tanica, I invite you for Mar 27 at 3pm at my brother’s shop in Nicosia for the first mum’s meeting. Call me for directions
I invite all of you for the mum’s meeting in Nicosia.It will take place at Utopia herbs & products shop on Mar 27 at 3.00 pm.
Address: Areos 48 old nicosia, very close to wed fruit market. Call 99453260
I’m Serbian speaking mum so would be great to know if there is any other Serbian speaking mum here.?
thanks georgina , lovely to have met u! hope to see u on saturday down old nicosia!! i have grown up daughters though but still love babies!! xxx
must all be there friends! xxx
Did this last year when still living in UK. Great for raising awareness and have fun at the same time. Now where’s my tealights….x
Happy Birthday Naomi and many happy returns – have a super day and get spoiled 🙂
What a lovely story!
I am a qualified hairstylist, with now 19 years of experience and although i am in the industry, I am the least fussy customer ever! I totally understand the scrunchy situation, i am living it and whenever someone asks what i do, apart from taking care of Ethan, grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking, washing cars! and laundry etc etc, i am cringe and say i am a hairstylist!
The 1st thing someone automatically does, is look at your hair! People used to say, ooh nice, what would you do to my hair but now they look and must think, “well she must be crap, look at her own hair!!! I know I would do the same thing!
Since leaving my proffessional world 4 years ago, to live in the states, I have not had one single good hair experience and I have taken to chopping bits myself, although I know this looks even worse!
I am so happy you had a great experience, please post some photos! xxxxxx
Hi, Challenge is going ok, I’ve updated with a new blog post – been meaning to get round to it!I know what you mean about the weather, it’s a good motivator!
Hope it’s going well 🙂
Firstly well done on the weight loss but tell me are you going to slimmers world or doing your own thing?? Im so desperate to lose weight but find it hard!! you mums are to blame all those loverly snacks I have to look at in the nursery!! and cakes you bring in for birthdays its sooooo hard to resist!! so please help if there is a group out there in the limassol area I’ll be first to sign up!!!!
Any one know of any good activities for 4/5 year old boys? Too young for scouts, anything like arts or karate?
Hi I know this will sound a bit funny, but my son is slowly coming out of the teenage tantrum stage and HOPEFULLY is turning to a nice lad, when he did have his little tantrums I basically stuck to the same rules that applied to when he was a toddler, using time out, ignoring him and trying (not always successfully!) not to argue back with him, at least when they are older they do understand the concept of having pocket money stopped, computer taken away and ipod banned for short periods. Thankfully this stage lasts about the same as when they are toddlers and they and we do come out the other side. Rewards are just as usefully with teenagers as with toddlers it’s just the rewards that change! Trips to the Mall, ice skating, bowling even the odd Costa coffee helps! I am hoping the same strategy will help with my daughter who is heading in to the realm of pre-Teen (or tweenies)! I can only keep my fingers crossed but something tells me that she is going to be a completly different kettle of fish!!
Well done on the weight loss so far, I am sure you will reach your target. Keep it up! x
Thank you for your comments, Debbie – unfortunatly I’m not going to Slimming World as they are not in Cyprus (I’ve heard there is a group on one of the bases – but too far for me to go) I went to a group in the UK for just over 3 years so I’m just doing what I did then. I would love SW to launch in Cyprus (they are now in Germany, Ireland and USA) I’d be first in training to be a consultant for them!
Hi there, I am one of the very busy working mums who miss out on all the organized “morning” events for young children! Don’t finish work until 4.30 pm and only have the weekends to really take kids out and have fun together! Any suggestions???
Pat is also a great with the kids! I took my 4 year old son and 22 month year old daughter to the salon in the Mall and they were great with keeping the kids entertained while Pat did her magic. We managed to come out of there with only a few tears from my daughter and so we took a detour to the kiosk and a bit of chocolate later she was all smiles again! My son now keeps checking his hair in the mirror and telling everyone that do you like my hair? Pat cut it!
Elli mou, happy birthday !! Wishing you all the best – have fun today!
Thanks Debbie,This is great advice, I am contemplating beginning potty training in the nest 3 months. We have a move to contend with 1st and then to get settled and back in to a routine and then I think I will do the morning potty time as you suggest. Our son is obsessed with the toilet and is obsessed with trying to wipe my bum!!! Sorry if too much info! Of course I dont let it get that far, but he is very determind and gives up, only to try and wipe his through his clothes!!!! Thanks for the info though, great help!!!
Hello girls, i just cant stand the though of them let alone see them. My skin just starts to quiver!!!!!!!!!! you know the best thing is to get in a pest control it really helps last year we had quite a few cockroaches roaming around inside and of course there a few old houses we got the outide sprayed and down the sinks etc it really worked.. yeah no more cockroaches and no more ants. It does smell a bit but its for the best. I dont want to see another cockroach. Well before we built our house we lived in an older house which my mother-in-law gave us. Talk about cockroaches… upstairs was my daughter’s room so one afternoon i went upstairs there were not just one but three two of them had WINGS eeh! i could have died i was going to mop upstairs so i was swinging my mop in the air thinking i could swipe the (out comes the french words) it must have looked a sight all anyone could see was a mop swaying back and forth in the air what the neighbours thought i could care i screamed. can you imagine that. Well thats one episode the next episode was when we went to our flat in proteras there was never any cockroaches there until one day we went in their was several we was invaded by cockroaches i think i must have scared by hubby he saying dont panic i said what are you nuts i hate those bloody things kill em! kill em! it was the drains that caused them to come through our sink holes so every time i go there it just a habit i always look under my bed here and there my hubby thinks i nuts. He says just tread on them i say NO just hearing that crunch it curls my stomache up…… thank god they disppeared or have they. I also hate bees especially today i yesterday i heard a big buzzing it was a gigantic bee not saturating it buzzed like crazy i flew like the wind into my kitchen door. Phew!! has anyone else got some stories????
You are so right, the flying ones are the worst!!!
Not coming to your house again.I’ll be frightened to open my bloody mouth, ‘oops’ thats goingto be a block of Lux in my gob!!!
Did not happen with me yet but i am sure little Clarbella in her way to this stage 🙂 Thank you Debbie for all ur advices, I found them very helpful.
Debbie, here is another idea to reduce the toe-curling public outbursts. SHOPPIN ONLINE 🙂 I found this great shop which you do all ur shopping online and they deliver to your home. I tried it today and am so happy with the prices and the services. It opens 7 days a week including holidays from 7:00 am – 21:00 pm. SO i thought to share this with you maybe it wil make mums lives a little bit easier. The website is http://www.cy-payless.com and it cover whole Limassol.
Thanks Lubna think I will give it a try anything to not stand at the checkout on a friday evening 🙂
Best wishes, have a lovely birthday!
Good luck in your move Naomi and have a safe flight back to england. Will be thinking of you. Theres always something we complain about Naomi whether its the weather or not. Keep in touch i’m going to england in june for 2 weeks. Take care of yourelf and your family. Its not long now!
all the best
luv georgina xx
All packed up and ready to go? Have a safe journey, take care and keep us posted 🙂 Best wishes!!
Well one of my worst cockroach experiences is laying in bed in the dark and suddenly having a creepy roach sitting on my cheek (BEAT THAT) Talk about have a coronary!! I have since then got fly screens through out my whole house. The best money ever spent. They really help with all crawlies, including mossies. At least I can sleep more soundly in the summer. So whose got a worse ‘cocky’ story, that might even beat another member of my families story. He was sitting on the loo in Nicosia doing what comes naturally when acocky crawled up his bum! Talk about s–t yourself.
Well cathy, you certainly win!! I felt sick just reading your comment, d i s g u s t i n g !!!!!!
Happy Birthday and all the best – hope you have a great day!
Es-tu basee en Limassol?
Je suis une Montpellierenne habitant Parekklesia pres de Limassol. Mon petit bout de chou Paris Adriano a presque cinq mois.
Quelle age a/ont le/les tien/s?
So pleased to read the May day events for this weekend. A great day out for the kids, I am planning to go to the Elias Hotel on Sunday!! Thank you mums in cyprus what a wonderful website.
Hello! I am from Greece, my husband from Italy and we have a 26 month old son! We live in Cyprus since 2004.
Happy Birthday and all the best!
well you look a very nice bunch of ladies glad you all had a nice time meeting each other girls. georgina xx
My family will be moving to Nicosia this summer form the US and I would love to get involved in a Moms Group!
Can anyone recommend any good part-time English speaking preschools for a 2 year old?
Do you have any playgroups established in the area for toddlers?
Any information on the local area would be greatly appreciated too!
Thanks so much!
hi Aino. It gets veryyyyy hot in July August.
You can go to prodromou park that it is close to the center or at athalassas park.
Happy Birthday to you, all the best!
hi kasia hope you enjoy joining this group and perhaps i will see you at the fun bazaar in lanarnca i am selling my handmade cards so if you just want to come and say hello and introduce yourself my name is georgina. please have a plesant day. georgina xx
Hi guys – don’t forget that the Family Fun Day at the library is this Saturday – free bouncy castle and face painting for all children plus the chance to look around our library and browse round the stalls. Please come along and introduce yourselves! Call me on 99801141 for more details.
Many happy returns on your birthday!
Best wishes on your birthday!
Thanks for your message Georgina, great that you will be at Soulla’s too – looking forward to meeting you all.
this made me laugh! just back from the beach with my family and my accessories are carrefour ‘bag for life’ brimming with arm bands, goggles and an array of buckets, trucks and various superheroes!
I do agree with the big sunglasses tho – perfect for people watching 😉 xx
It was certainly a delightful pleasure in meeting you at last face to face on saturday morning fun at Larnaca. Keep up the good work Carine and you have lovely good looking boys. Soulla is a lovely person so active i admire her for her chairty work she is so busy and the way she reads the stories its amazing she has the children so captured. It sure is a nice way to take your children to listen and choose some lovely books.
Oh! i met Tina too there it was nice meeting you too. Thanks again Carine for taking the time in meeting me too.
Take care and i will get back on the site after i come back from the uk.
happy holidays girls.
lov georgina xxx
Hi Sophie -so nice to hear from you again! Sounds like things are going well for you and your family – I’m so glad. Did you hear that Andria went back to Florida last week? She seems to be doing well over there but I know she was very sad to leave her family and friends again. We’ve all been well – it was Stella’s 6th birthday last Friday and I’ve been keeping really busy with my library too. You should come down and check us out one day – would be nice to arrange something for the kids to get together too. How’s Angela? Do you still see her? Take care. Xxx
Thanks for you positive feedback :)I’ll be happy seeing you at my workshop, and all mums are welcomed to come, spend usefull 3 hours, learn how to benefit from changing simple daily routines and how to understand “signals of our body” 🙂
Its no rule that wives and girlfriends can’t enjoy the world cup. For me I postponed my wedding 4 years ago for this event 🙂 so my suggestion is buy loads of beer and pop corn and watch the game … Its very interesting event and if you want invite your friends home and make it the world cup night 🙂
Good point, especially if Ronaldo is playing 🙂 But for me every night is too much, last night I put on headphones and listened to my favourite CDs. These vuvuzelas are driving me nuts, good thing they don’t exist here!
Many happy returns, best wishes!
Happy birthday to you!
All the best wishes for your birthday!
Good tips, I’m flying with Leo (and no Daddy – argh!) in August and not really looking forward to it. We flew here when he was 6 months old which I thought was difficult, now I wonder why as he sat reasonably happily in his car seat and slept a lot. Now he’s going to be on my lap (extra seat too expensive!) and will want to get down and crawl!
They are great tips:) Thank you… I am travelling next Sat with 20 months and 5 months … I really liked the trunki luggage for the 20 month. Do you know from where i can get it and how much does it cost? Thanks again
Hi, is here anybody from Slovakia or Czech Rep. ?
Hello, I’ve just found this website and looking for other mums in Paphos, saw your profile so just thought I’d say ‘hi’!!
Hello there, I’ve just found this website as I’m looking to find other mums in Paphos, saw your profile and so thought I’d just say ‘hi’!
I travelled with my 2 year old son in the past and it was a nice experience but the flight only last for 2.30 hrs. Now we are planning a trip to USA, he will be 2 yrs and 8m then and I am really worried due to the long distance of the trip. Has anyone had similar experience?
Happy birthday tooo youuuu!
Here’s another tried and tested hot tip from a friend of mine:Tire them out. Let the children run around in the airport as much as possible while you’re waiting to board. It may be exhausting for you to run after them constantly, but it will make them tired and gets rid of all the built up energy. They won’t mind being strapped into the seat as much after a good running session!
The newspaper website has been updated, here’s the link to the article: http://bit.ly/aF8JPW. If it doesn’t work, cut and paste this into your browser:http://www.cyprus-mail.com/living/mums-cyprus-have-place-online/20100628
Me posing with steel bull , water fountain in Zurich Switzerland. All the fountains there so refreshing
Welcome back Naomi! Great to read you, and very glad to hear you and your family have settled in. Super nice of you to stay in touch, we missed you too 🙂 Keep well!
hello!dear.how r u?can v be friends?
Thank God for Ikea! My husband like to go there on the weekend and then have dinner there as he loves the meatballs and then says to me ….”Dont ever say that i dont take you anywhere!” ….!
Herzlichen Glueckwunsch und alles Liebe zum Geburtstag!
What a lovley sunny day outside? how nice it would be if I weren’t working to go to the beach !
Happy Birthday Pat, hope you had a brilliant day!
Many happy returns of the day and all the best!
Are there any playgroups after hours or on saturdays?
Many happy returns of the day!
Happy birthday toooo youuuuu!
All the very best on your birthday, have a nice one!
Hi Susan I can really recommend the Montessori Centre in Nicosia. Although it is not in Lakatameia it is in Agios Dhometios and my son has just finished there (He is 5 1/2).
So you’re arriving in Paphos in August, think i’ll not be out there till October now-can’t wait! Where abouts will you be?
Argh, how annoying is THAT?! So sorry to hear you now have all that hassle to go through until you’re refunded. Just goes to show that even if we are super careful with credit cards, there are some things that will always remain uncontrollable…
Fingers crossed for you 🙂
Many happy returns of the day and best wishes!
Joyeux anniversaire Elvire!
Here’s hoping it all works out 🙂 It is a great idea, but sometimes things kinda get screwed up when they try to put them into practise!
Hello,Are there any dropoffs in Larnaca?We used to donate things all the time in the states and I am sure we will have some things to donate before Christmas.Also,do you have a lot of second hand books?
Cheryl- i went today, and there were loads of books- 1 euro each- i was in hog heaven!
Hi hi I would like to join as well if the course is being given on a saturday.
Thanks Franciska Schaapman
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Hi,I would like to attend the course in Nicosia.For me Saturday is perfect,however I will try to make it in any other day.
hi stacey, have you found a hairdresser yet, or can i help you out?
Hi, i read your bulletin. how is your quest for a pen pal doing? i live in cyprus, born and bred, maybe i can help out 🙂
hi, can you post a picture of the cot you’re giving away please? that is, if you still have it 🙂 thanks.
For the internet payments we are using a special Internet card, from Visa, we made it through Bank Of Cyprus, but you can do it at any other bank and you deposit only the amount you want to spend. It’s pretty easy.
I would attend the Nicosia training, please can you let me know the dates so that I can plan ahead! thx 🙂
A weekend course would be just the ticket 😉
i would like to do the 1st training but I will have to leave at 13h30 as I have to pick up kids at 13h45, do you think it will do?
Happy Birthday touu youuuu!
Anyone who is planning to come to this event, and has not spoken to myself or one of the other Women of Today- this event is now being held at La Boca restaurant at 7:30pm tonite. I will be there, so come over and say hello 🙂
Just wanted to remind you that bookclub is tonite and that the location is La Boca restaurant in Limassol, at 7:30pmI hope you are still interested in joining us. Please get in touch is you need direstions,
very interesting 🙂
Please be advised- venue has changed 🙂 Thanks
Many happy returns of the day! Happy Birthday!
Thanks very much for your feedback, Tina. I guess I will just have to go for it then!! 🙂
This is now the only course that will be held in Limassol, the one scheduled for 13th+15th had to be cancelled due to insufficient interest. Please confirm your attendance at this event if you wish to join! You can leave a bit earlier if you need to collect your child(ren) from nursery/school.
Cot mobile with lights and music.Tommee tippee nappy bin.
Highchair that screws on to table.Door bouncer.
My boy still sleeps with his soft doll, named Alexandra :), and he’s 8 🙂 I guess I’ll just have to wait…:)
Happy Birthday to youuuu!
It was a much needed gathering, sorry for missing the previous three times. At the beginning like many of the mums in the site I was wondering what if nobody shows up , I am too early or too late, if there would be any silent moments where nobody talks, etc.. all these worries were just for nothing as all the mums were super confident with an open perspective ready to share and support.. To Cyprus Mum I am very grateful for initiating such a website and even cosier get togethers. Hoping to meet another time… xoxoox
It was lovely to finally meet you, ladies. I will be in touch and hope we can get together again soon 🙂
All the best on your birthday, many happy returns dear Natalie!
Baby is something you carry inside you for 9 months,in your hands for 3 years,and forever in your heart…
I saw it yesterday at the news, I cried a bit, I was so happy for them! It took the rescue team much less to take them out than it was stipulated. Good job!
I totally agree with your blog Kalimata and understand how you feel. I face this problem in daily basis. I am married to a Scotch Cypriot and i found it tiring and sometimes confusing to talk in English all the time. I found myself sometimes lacking words or expressions to express my self especially if i am angry or tired. Can you imagine going through an argument or a fight and you stop in the middle of the sentence looking for the right word ?:) Anyway, I am trying now to teach my daughter Arabic but most of the times i just forget to speak with her in Arabic and just speak English as i don’t use the Arabic in Cyprus at all. I just use it when i call home.
Oh poor thing!!! They truelly are resiliant though!!!
this is gorgeous and such a great idea. now i wish i lived i limassol 🙂
Hi to all the moms in Larnaca :o) This is a great site and a really good way to stay connected with other.
Oh by the was, Soulla, I looooove the library…. emma’s got swimming on Sat mornings now so we missed a few sessions but will definitely come back as soon as the course is finished 🙂
Oh Bless him, I hope he is feeling better today.
Look forward to seeing you and Emma again soon, Vanja! Xxx
I can’t tell you how useful the info you provided here … and also the website. I have 2 years old daughter and we still don’t have a plan on how we speak with her. I speak Arabic and my husband speak English and she goes to English kindergarten. We both speak with her in English when we are all together. The issue is that most of the times i forget to speak with her in Arabic as i don’t use it in Cyprus and i also found it easier to speak with her in English becuase she responds. Just during the last month i start using more Arabic and she is getting some words but sometimes i feel that she resists learning new words. I have a 9 months old son and i don’t want to make the same mistake so thanks again for the blog.
I’m so glad it was useful for you 🙂 its still not late with either of your children so just start talking in arabic with both of them and no other language. And like I said, pretend you dont understand anything else. You’ll see how quickly they’ll adjust. But you HAVE to be consistent. Good Luck! 🙂
Lizzie, happy birthday! All the best to you 🙂
Many happy returns and all the best on your birthday, Sarah!
Thanks Vanja, its good to see a real example rather than reading just theories on the net. I am feeling bad talking some other language while there are people around who doesnt understand but from now on I ll keep your advice.
Yes, you put your finger on a hot spot Lubna, during an argument thats the last thing you want to do, to avoid that I prefer arguing in English than Greek ehehehe 😉 But this time after the argument if I REMEMBER something he says he immediately tell me that ‘oh English is not my mother tongue, I meant something else’… All in all Shopgirl pointed out one has to have opportunities and circumstances to use all the languages available as interactivlye as possible because languege is a live thing and prone to fading easily
….word on the streets is the opening in Limassol is on 28th October (Bank Holiday)!!!!
I totally agree with your tips Vanja. I too have a multilingual family. My husband is Cypriot Im Arabic Canadian (father is Algerian and mother is Syrian and have Canadian nationality…..a total mutt!). My little girls are exposed to 4 languages in the house because of my mixed background, hubby speaks to my girls in Greek and I speak to them in Arabic, English and French. My older baby (2 1/2) speaks all 4 languages although she usually opts to use English most of time due to the ease of pronounciation. And my little 1yr old, when prompted to point to objects in different languages, she can identify all them in 4 languages. People were telling us that our kids will speak late etc…. hmmmmmm…nope! They are both chatter boxes! So yes, Vanja you are right, kids are like sponges and can absorb languages very well, in fact it is when tkids are under 5yrs old that parents can take advantage of teaching their kids a language(s) as synapses in their brain are at max production during this time and dwindle after this key period. Thanks for sharing your great tips!
I have one question though… Can multilingual kids learn how to read and write in several languages and if yes how this should be approached?
Of course they can! Now I don’t have first hand experience with this but this is how I plan to approach it. Emma goes to an English Kindergarten, but I will definitely be sending her to Greek dimotiko (junior school). The reason for this is that I cannot justify my child being born and living in Cyprus but not knowing the Greek language. She will learn Greek reading and writing in predimotiki and dimotiko, she will learn Serbian with me. I plan to do it with her at home. Now, as for the English I am still debating what to do. I can do one of 2 things. I can:
1. Drop the learning for English writing for now and only start English lessons around 7 y.o. (because she will need to do English anyway since I plan to send her to English high school)
2. Leave her in the English Kindergarten to start learning writing in English and then when she goes to dimotiko she’ll learn Greek and then start English Lessons later anyway
I am leaning towards number 1 because I’m afraid that when she starts writing she’ll be mixing up all the characters. I prefer to add additional writing languages when she’s a little more mature. But I think I’ll know better as she grows and develops, when I’m able to better judge her development and ability at that time.
I mean not knowing the Greek language properly. I believe if Emma had full education only in English, no matter how much the family spoke to her in Greek she would not know it as well as the language she’s been educated in.
Vanja, thanks for the blog, it’s been so enlightening! I am Cypriot, i have Cypriot parents, but grew up in Australia. So, i went there at age 5, speaking and understanding only Greek, and came back at age 9, speaking and writing only in English, but having a full understanding of Greek. I went to an English primary school, and only heard Greek an home. Now, at 28 and having lived in Cyprus from the age of 9 until now, i’ve “relearned” my greek, so much so that i only feel comfortable writing in English, rather than speaking it. Or if i do speak with someone, i have to feel really comfortable with that person so that i wont mix up words, or get “speaker’s block” and forget the words i want to use.
So, now that i’m pregnant, i want to influence my daughter to learn English so she wont have a hard time understanding it later on. My boyfriend, also greek, agrees with my plan but we had no idea how to enforce it! so, now, knowing how to work on the matter, will make things much easier for us. So, thanks again!!!
I’m so glad you found it helpful!
It’s official! The billboards display an opening date: November 4th. Ready, steady, GO!
Hi! Good Luck with the move…. which city will you be moving to?
Emma had her pacifier until about 2 years and 4 months old. We cut it cold turkey and there have been no problems. One Friday we told her, if we plant our pacifiers in the back yard and water them etc something wonderful will grow. She agreed to do it… We did it all together…. The first night was tough but we got through it, it was all worth it the next morning when a brand new slide was waiting for her in the spot where we planted the pacis! Her face when she saw it was priceless!
We planted a blue and white pacifier and the slide was blue, red and a tiny bit of white. It was accidental but very helpful in the end because after she played a bit she said ok now I want the paci. I told her that the blue paci became the blue part and the white became the white and that there are no more pacis.
After that she only asked for it a handful of times and every time I’d tell her we now have the slide. For a few more days after that she would say “I want my…” and then stop in the middle because she remembered that her paci is now a slide and would say something else. I knew that she was going to ask for the pacifier because I know the tone she uses when asking for it.
And, that was it… no more trouble with the paci 🙂
but! Emma does have teeth issues. Her top teeth sick out a little bit and I do think its because of the paci because all of us in the family have teeth straight as an arrow… I do wish we never used it but I was petrified that she would use a thumb or a finger…. in which case how do you stop that!?? you definitely can’t bury it! 😛
Wow that’s great! May be getting these for myself… although, I use the supermarket bags as garbage bags… that way i don’t have to buy additional bags for trash…
Its always nice to hear from you again glad you are settled in nicely and you feel at home and meeting new mums. Take care and its nice when you keep us updated with your news back home.
Buon giorno mamme Italiane. Dove vi trovate. Io abito a Limassol e mi piacerebbe fare parte del vostro gruppo!
The comment didnt surprise me at all! But it helps to remember Cyprus’ positive aspects now and then! 😉 Grass is always greener…
Many people reuse their plastic bags for trash liners. While its good to reuse your plastics its better to reduce the use of plastics as much as possible. An alternative to plastic bags for trash bins is to line them with old newspapers, easiest on square bins. And to compost as much waste as possible to reduce the volume.
Aww i got goose bumps! I love Cyprus. It really is what you make of it, as is any place really. I lived in New York City for many years and a friend of mine ended up being my roommate for a year. She’s English Cypriot and she came over from Cyprus to do a year of studying and working. She had such a lousy time there. Stayed in the apartment most of the time and made very few friends.
I always bring up that story when someone tells me something bad about Cyprus. As I said, its what you make of it. Even NYC can be boring/rude/fill in the blank, if you don’t try. Its up to you to make your own experience, and if its a bad one, its your own fault.
At least that’s how I see it.
Hello,we are new to the area and wondering if my little girl who will be 7 in January is too old to participate?Are there other children ages 5-7 that come to these events and the story times on Sat?Thanks so much!Cheryl
I can totally identify with this. I used to love walking round the shops, trying on whatever took my fancy…but now I either have two kids in tow (so it is in, buy what you came to buy, out again) or else I walk into a shop, adn walk past all the clothes to the children’s department to rifle through the clothes there in search of something gorgeous to put my daughter in! And you are SOOO not alone-not even in the husband who doesn’t ‘get it’. I think part of the problem is that this is how WE see ourselves, and not at all how they see us-My husband loves to see my with the children but once they go to bed, he likes to snuggle and remind me that he still sees the girl he fell in love with (I however have changed so much, that i can hardly identify with the girl he married!)
So you are definitely NOT feeling stupid. Don’t be so hard on yourself-we all go through this, at some point in time, but just know that it is a phase…what I am trying to say is that if you have identified the problem, you can start to make changes- even little ones like wearing lipstick, or even buying something small for yourself.
When I had my ‘crisis’ a few years ago I signed up for night classes- once a week I had a reason to dress nicely, adn put some makeup on. It really made a difference to how i felt about myself!
Now I am involved in a charitable group-and that gets me out of the house, and into a different mindset. I have grown so much in the last 2 years that I have been part of this group. (for example- when i first joined, I had not organised an event more taxing than a childrens birthday party in years-Now i organise events left right and centre, and am mentoring others to do the same 🙂 )
Thats just my take on it-chin up, and know that you at least have support here- you can always find someone who is going through what you are going through or better yet been through it!
As for the dilemma why we dont wear make UP or dress UP, I think it depends of ones social upbringing; in most societies women are expected to put their offsprings before anything even themselves and these ideals are vowen our subconscious deeply through motherly images, pure, devoted, heavenly, etc. Our duty is to put our children high UP on our shoulders and support them. It is a very thin line to respect yourself or to be accused of being selfish. Thus, most of us including me accept to look a little unkempt and a responsible mum to well groomed all- in -one envied super mum because the latter requires strenght and confidence. Just this afternoon we were discussing with my husband the same issue. Although I reached back to my pre pregnancy weight I cannot wear any of my clothes due to the fact that they are not breast feeding friendly 😉 The other day I was eyeballing some very nice stilettos when the reality slapped me on the face “how on earth am I going to carry Aurora in my arms while standing on my fingertips?” Well, I have to admit that its heartbreaking to descend from the eye catching sexy lady to just another woman and I do miss looking sizzling. But I think again and go “I dont want to look like Posh pulling on the kids with her too tight to bend too high to run dressing”. I believe Cyprus mum’s quotation above is well fitted. So Hot Mama we have to come up with a new style in which we both feel sexy and mother at the same time.
The bad point is I havent found one yet, so I cannot be of any help, but the good is all mums here are either had been there or are struggling to get out of the rut you are in. There is light at the end of the tunnel, dont say that 2 years passed and you are not doing anything yet as every person needs a different span of time to adjust the changes happening around her, you ve been HOT GIRL for 35 years and HOT MAMA for only 2 years.
Happy Birthday touuu youuuu!
i guess you are lucky or you know a trick i should learn as i everytime i attempt to buy something from e bay or amazon they ask transport charges nearly as much as the item 🙁
Oh how you remind me of my self 2 years ago.Get out there girl! Do that more often, get dressed and go out – “If you got it flaunt it …” says an old saying :)))- for a cup of coffee or a drink. DONT FEEL GUILTY. You are a woman first and you need to be a happy one to be a happy mom. Arrange babysitting at least once a month and take your hubby and go out! These are basic rules to keep you strong, confident and away from depression. (talking from experience here) And above all to keep the flame in your relationship. If you need babysitting i am here!!! We can figure something out.
Thanks to all the Mamas who took the time to reply to my blog!!! What a clever, wise bunch you are and I completely took your words on board!I have yet to have a “date night” with my hubby but I have been getting out and about alot more and been using my Wii Fit + rather than looking at it as a dust collector!!! Just doing 30 mins every morning whilst my son eats his breakfast helps to put me in a positive mood for the day and its helped my old jelly belly a little!!! Little black dress, here I come!!!!!
Thanks for your support xxx
Hey, are there any single mums in paphos or limassol? x
Thank you 🙂 Looking forward to seeing them when you get around to it!
Actually, no glove needed, as the bag can be used as one, slide your hand into the bag, grab the stuff and turn the bag inside out. Check out the environmentally friendly bags from 02onya. Maybe Claire can give some more info on this?
Wow you are a super mom! I read it imagining every step you described vividly, mine is only 5 and a half months old and I dont work and the house is upside down at the end of the day
Sounds like an excellent idea!
Wonder how long it will be before we finally get the dog beach too?
Love it, how do you manage to write your blog and make such brilliant lunches in amongst all that running around!
As per website & invitation the meeting will start at 7.p.m.
@ Kalimata, I’m no supermom…. I think the trick is to just forget about the house. There are more important things, like spending time with your kid…What will you remember later? The fact that the kitchen was messy or all the milestones you experience
@ Emma, lol i think after they turn two you get some kind of an energy boost! Extremely necessary with a head strong toddler trying to exert her independence…. and you realize that this is forever so you might as well make the most of it! 😛
Now if only I could get one of these in my neighbourhood….
Yesterdat at the meeting a mum was also complaining that her 4 year old doesnt sleep as she used to and the coclusion was that because of the move and or change of environment her daughter needed more assurance and comfort.. As your child is much younger and the babies are creatures of habit I believe he formed habit. In case he is plain hungry they recommend shadow feeding, feeding the baby before he wakes up to demand for it, and breaking the cycle of awakening. Well, you are going to wake up some more time but as you said you are now trying to change a life long habit for him. Please post if you find some answers.
Hi Emma, may I ask some questions pls: What is Leo’s nap pattern during the day, when/what (i.e. how much) does he eat during the day and do you have a set evening bedtime routine? In my experience all these things are totally connected with a good night’s sleep and it would help to get a bit more info on Leo’s daytime activities.
wow! that looks like a lot of fun… didn’t know it was going on…. definitely looking forward to january 🙂
Happy Birthday touuu youuu!
Many happy returns and all the best on your birthday!
wow…. this story made me cry.
We only have a vague pattern of naps really, it varies with what we’re doing, I know that can be a big part of the problem. We had a bedtime routine but that started going a bit astray too, I think it’ been a bad couple of weeks!
Last night we tried a new tack, I suppose a combination of controlled crying and baby whisper’s pick up/put down method. Basically once he was in bed (after bath, bottle etc) he DID NOT come out again. He cried like it was the end of the world but every 2 or 3 minutes we just went back in, laid him down and gave him his cuddly toy and walked straight back out.
He went to sleep after about 20 minutes, we did it again when he woke an hour later, and again at 3.30am when he woke. He then woke at 7am 🙂
We are going to do the same tonight and hopefully he will quickly start to understand that bedtime means bedtime!
Thank you for sharing that!
Well, sounds like you’re on the right track then, super. The bath bottle burp routine is so important. I agree that the trick is indeed not to interact much during night time awakenings and to keep eye contact to a minimum too. Though I found it extremely hard to do at the time, I must admit it works. You may also want to try to establish a controlled nap habit so that Leo gets into a routine. The more they sleep in general the better they sleep, overtiredness can be a cause of night time awakenings. Though the line is very fine between too much daytime sleep and night time interruption too… A couple of hours or so somewhere between noon and three should be enough at his age, keeping in mind that all children are different – maybe Leo still needs a 1/2 hour just after 9 am in order to get to the noon nap tantrum free?
Don’t feel bad if you need to wake him from the morning snooze in order to get him adjusted in the first week or so – it can only be beneficial.
Fingers crossed for tonight!
I would love to add one of my own: “My little nephew, aged 5 was at a birthday part, when my dad bent over to pick up something from the floor, and lots of things fell out his shirt pocket – mobile, glasses, coins, and some sweets he had to hand out to the grand kids. Little Demetri ran over to his mum and asked – Why is papou (granddad) jumping around like a pinata?” Laughed for days with the thought of my dad as a pinata!!!!
thats a great idea vanja my grandson loves drawing and he loves tracing his hands onto paper and we draw funny faces on the fingers!!
Many happy returns and best wishes!
Thank you! Its a really simple and fun craft to do 🙂
That’s what my Mum told me when I asked how he could be in two department stores at the same time. It worked, I believed her!
I used to say something similar too. I told my children that all the Santas that they saw before Christmas were all Santas helpers coming to find out what the children would like for Christmas, as he was very very busy getting the presents and his reindeers ready for Christmas Eve. This worked very well, but I think I’ll be pushing it a bit hoping they’ll believe it this year as they are now 13 & 16!
Happy Birthday and best wishes!
Yes, I also say the truth. I also explain that we all love Santa so much that people dress up like Santa. My boys are waiting for the Christmas so much. Adam is too much excited. We drew a little calendar with days to Christmas to calm them down. Now I understand the idea of advent calendar :). It is really hard to make the idea of Santa true. I told boys that the Santa has special gnomes who are small and very fast (so fast that we cannot see them – this is Pratchett’s idea!). My boy asked what language they speak. So I told them that they are magic and understand all languages. Of course this makes a problem (I am waiting for that question) that magical means not real. That what I tell them about fairy tails. That it is only a story and magic is not true. That those tricks are not impossible in real world. So let see when the boys will ask about Santa magic!
All the best on your birthday and many happy returns!
Many happy returns on your birthday and best wishes!
Happy Birthday to you!! Your first birthday as a new mum 🙂
Have to try that!!! I usually just leave the pot soaking till my cleaner comes and than have her scrub it for me lol!!!
Woohoo 6th time lucky for me! See you there and thanks!
Where is this??
Congrats for your baby girl Zuriel!
It’s the luna park in Agia Napa. It’s open from 3pm during the week and 1 at weekends (but it’s chaos at weekends!)
Oh no, hope all’s well and back to normal soon for you.
i Hi Emma its true though they do say that January is a funny month. I have recently just come back a couple of weeks from England and my sister said that most people say that January is the month for the blues…. i think that after Christmas there is such a build up to make this festive season then all of a sudden its over i feel a little down especially when i take the Christmas decorations down then its passes. Its also the longest month grey skies etc….but then i say to myself Emma buck yourself up put on some music and start planning ahead with something different from the year before but for me this month is sad for me as my mum passed away last January so its so and so but as my mum would say bless her put your make up on and dress yourself up and feel good about yourself. I myself i like to do different things and try always to help other people that need help or go for a good walk thats adventurous.
Oh I’m so sorry to hear that! I hope everything is going well for you and things are back to normal. You are in my thoughts.
Oh my god I love this post! It is so so so refreshing to hear such positive words about Cyprus. I’m sick of the constant Cyprus & Cypriot bashing and complaining. If you don’t like it…. just go back to where you came from.
Just a disclaimer…. I’m not a Cypriot, I’m Serbian, and I spent 7 years living & working in NYC. So one of the comments I get all the time (which I hate) is: Oh my god! how could you leave New York for this place?!
I love it here, its a great place to raise a family. There are so many things to do, and so many places to explore…. if we’d just get off our butts and do it.
Congratulations on starting out and I’ll definitely be reading.
Thank you very much Emma and Vanja! All much better now 🙂
It’s great how everything here can be solved….if you pay a deposit!!!!!
Applause! applause for Melissa for starting out her new blogging……..cant wait to read something new……. when i first came to Cyprus that is years ago there was not hardly anything to do but within the years it has improved a lot. But, everyone is different there are the pros and cons like most countries its how you make it. Think positive and do something that will make you happy. I always go back to the England every year but when i am there i always think of Cyprus as my home. There is so much to offer today in Cyprus and with this fab site and without our lap tops where would we all be he!he!
Look forward to reading Melissa’s blogging and good luck and well done!
I just love your ideas Vanja i will try this out with my grandson its such a good way to try new food with your children making sure they have all the correct nourishments ones child should have bravo!!
Definitely! Its great for introducing new foods! They get so excited about the presentation that they don’t mind trying it, especially if it looks like a car or an airplane! 🙂
Ugh Man flu is the worst!!! I would rather deal with puking children than listen to my husband moan about his sore bones and pathetic little cough LOL!
Bravo Vanja,excellent idea.I am definitely going to try that.Thanks a lot for sharing with us.
Well! you should see my husband girls even when he sneezes its oh! my god! oh! my god ugh! hes like a dying duck quack! quack! can you imagine when he has a cold, i pretend i can’t hear not being rotten or anything men are just weaker than women;) put it like that
I’ve also found out that she has been nominated for a “Heart of Gold’ award in recognition of her charity work, hopefully what goes around comes around and now people will help her. http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/paphos-honour-hearts-gold/20110115
I believe the account goes live tomorrow. I’ll post the details of how to donate when they go on her site.
there are 4 receipes
!) creamy salmon pasta
2) Red lentil & vegetable soup
3) roast chicken & vegetable soup
4) mediterranean bean casserole
Purchased at Alpamega & Be Natural nicosia
and Alphamege Limmassol
God morgon allihopa!
It sounds good…I will go and check it out though let me know when the Mic meeting is!
There is now an island wide website that details all the bus routes and timetables for Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos, Larnaca and Famagusta called http://www.cyprusbybus.com – great! I have added it in our Links We Like tab for easy access.
Word of advice, they do not sell hot food! Only snacks like chips and criossants! I would suggest bringing something with you if your child will be there during a meal time
Who won? And where for future knowledge can I purchase them?
What are the prices like Carinne? 🙂
That’s great news…i hope they don’t do it again.
Last week the Municipality painted the wall grey to cover up old graffiti here in Ayia Fila round-about area. I was like wow !!great i won’t have to see graffiti scribbling anymore …unfortunately a few days later the graffiti came back…Hopefully they will come back and paint it again.
I brought my daughter there yesterday and she loved it. I even asked to do her birthday party there. Its 130 euros to rent the place and then if you want to cater it only with their food it is 6 euros for adult and 3 for kids with a juice and invitation and You can bring your own desserts. It includes all utensils.
You also have the option to bring your own food…I am assuming maybe ordering pizza or what ever else you want, but you have to bring your own utensils for everything.
Time slots are from 11-1pm, 2:30 to 5, or 6 to 8:30pm if you want it until 9pm it’s an extra 50euros.
doesn’t sound that bad right?
Did you have the kids with you? They must of thought it was the coolest thing!!
Can anyone give directions to the Carnival from the highway? We will be coming from Nicosia and don’t know Limassol. A map would be great!
The parade is along Makarios Ave and it is always very busy and crowded for parking. The easiest would be to exit the highway at the roundabout towards Mesa Geitonia. That exit leads to Agias Zonis Street, drive all the way down, cross the traffic light (Makedonias Ave) and keep driving straight. At some point there will be Sigma Bakery on your right, as soon as you pass it I would recommend turning off into one of the side streets and look for parking. You then just have a short walk towards Makarios Ave which is situated across from Agias Zonis Street. Hope this helps, sorry can’t guide you towards a map though.
Yes, the kids were withe me and yes, it was the coolest thing for them, LOL 🙂
i want to come, but there is a big chance i might have to bring baby Natalie with me as i cannot know for sure that someone will be able to take care of her while i’m at the seminar… is that ok?
Hi ya all,
I’m new to cyprus based in Oroklini would love to meet up with other mums in cyprus and any up coming events.
I will bring my sister with me too
Sounds like a success, wish I could have joined you!
My husband wants to attend too. I assume it’s OK.
That sounds fun ….Are there any meet a mum events in Paphos or nearby area by any chance? I would love to come and meet some mums in the area too.
How fab! And how was the expo? I wanted to go as I now have a baptism to plan, but didn’t make it 🙁
Do you have an email? Would like to use them.
I’ll be there although I may be a little late. 🙂 Cant wait!
Not sure if I can make it as it’s my Mum’s birthday.
Ooorrrr get induction and boil water in 30s. 😛
Yes, it is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey guys! Did you go last night? I went a bit late around 9.30 but everyone was gone… I asked to check reservations but they didn’t have any. I walked around looking for women speaking English but nothing.
Did you leave early or it was canceled?
I’m coming now! Where abouts in Larnaca is it?
does anyone know of a good childminder pernera area needed for summer season 6 days a week for 3 hours anight 4-7
I did the reservation this afternoon for 20.30, table for 8-10 persons on my name Tina.Looking forward to meet you all in real! Have a nice evening, Tina.
Hey, I am coming as well, but won’t make it before 9:30.
You’re Even Steven! (Its a Seinfeld reference, its OK…..I’m a bit weird that way :P)
Miss the meetiing 🙁 when will there be another?
We’ve been wondering what all the loud bangs have been! (and we live very close to a big church!)
Hello there dear Mums. If you are interested to offer your young angels unforgeable memories through learning, playing, dancing, singing and music in general join my classes at Kindermusik with Noni in Limassol (http://kindermusikwithnoni.weebly.com/) or visit my FB page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kindermusik-with-Noni/127150350683396
haha – lets hope our boys dont turn out to be hormonal irresponsible teenagers 😉
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Hiya, nice reading about you…My name is Maria we are moving back to Cyprus in September from London. We lived there for 2 years but had to move back to UK for a year. I’m half Swedish half Cypriot but I’ve lived in London for 10 years we live in Larnaca so if you wanna meet up when you get there let me know. x
Congratulations on your nomination ,,, this just goes to show that all your efforts and ideas are comming together and for the service that you provide for all the MUMs out there… well done and All the best for the awards !!! 🙂
My votes for you! You deserve it!! If you dont win I think we might have to start a riot lol!!
Oh the boys must love them!! Anax is begging me for a cat, but George refuses, maybe I will have to just sneak one in……
Chanchi said it right, only in the States!!!
Hello All;wher are all d Single parents up here?hope evryone is enjoying the parenting task so far.What ever the case just a quick note to say we all should stay cheerful cos the kids needs to see us so!
One love to all.
Good luck!! I think we should have a big party to celebrate if you win xx
@Destinations Mom @Melissa @nat, thank you so much for your messages of support! The suspense is on 🙂
Congratulations on your nomination, that’s fantastic! Good luck 🙂
So what time exactly do I have to be outside to see this? 8pm or later?
The luna park usually opens at 5pm but is opening for us at 3pm 🙂
Food will not be available until the evening but drinks can be brought
I love this area, you are right about how wonderful it is. Truly one of Cyprus’ many beauties indeed! Thanks for the nice photos, it all really looks just like that!
wow! I love it… makes me want to go to Hamburg!
or just use Condor airlines…hmmm
Our thoughts are with Alethea’s family and we wish them strength for the difficult times that lay ahead.
Great tips Carine, thanks 🙂
Dear Cyprus mum, how about organising a peacefull meeting in a publric place for supporting justice regarding the Monday facts. It would be highly apreciated if you used your site and your site’s name for informing all Cyprus moms. I know you are not cypriot, but your assistance would help this island. If we all attend an event we might be able to do something for our childern and their future. We dont support any political party. We supprt justice, peace, and the right to dream for our children. This past week, we have stopped dreaming. We need to be united in order to succed something.Your reply and recomendations would be highly appreciated. All mums can do much! Thank you in advance. Eva Stylianou
Dear Eva, thank you for your honest feedback and for suggesting that we use our MiC community to make a difference. I may not be Cypriot but Cyprus is my chosen home and I feel as betrayed as you. I love it here and to see what is happening lately just does not seem right.While I would very much like to organise a protest gathering and give all mothers a united voice I fear that potentially low attendance could weaken the impact we would strive for. MiC has members all over the island and it would be hard to choose a venue suitable to most interested.
May I suggest that we spread the word on this online petition instead http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/cyprusnow/ where we all can sign and call for the immidiate resignation of the president and government officials, either openly displaying our name or keeping it anonymous if preferred.
We can also join the gatherings taking place every night in Nicosia, strength is in numbers. Something must be done, you are right!
Sounds fun…anyone else planning to go?? :))
Ah, you want to go to Car Wash in Agia Napa. You can’t NOT dance to their music! ( I may have even been known to dance on the bar, although that *may* have been due to drinking cocktails rather than the music!)
I would like to suggest the Park Cafe for this meeting. Its opposite the mall in nicosia, its never crowded so there is no problem to park a stroller inside :-}
I am new in this community and iam looking forward to meet some mums …
Park Cafe is a little bit small and out of Nicosia actually so my suggestion is Acropolis Park, where kids can enjoy playing & running around or some indoor playground like Madisons Mall or Animal Party but of course I am looking forward to hear other suggestions.
I suggest Presse Cafe (https://www.facebook.com/PresseCafeCyprus?sk=info) they have a small playground for those who wants to bring their kids, although 8.30 p.m. is kind a late, so I am not going to bring mine.Other suggestion is Cafe La Mode on the top floor of Marks and Spencer Acropolis(http://www.voicilamode.com/M&S/contact.html)
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Hello Ladies, our Larnaca Meet-a-Mum is scheduled for Wednesday evening 8.30 pm at the Viale Cafe Restaurant. It would be great if you can come! Please confirm your attendance via the event here https://www.mumsincyprus.com/events/profile/511 if you are coming. I am looking forward to joining you from Limassol 🙂
Do you know where we are meeting yet? How about starbucks?
Thank you for your active interest in this event! The intention is to make this a Meet-a-Mum just for MUMS ONLY, otherwise we will end up looking after on kids instead of getting to know each other :-)I have received several mails with suggestions and we have now decided on the Park Cafe opposite the Mall as the easiest location for everyone to find, park their car etc.
Looking forward to meeting you all next week.
…plus my 2 strong kids :Dp.s. do we need to bring something, like rubber gloves and plastic bags?
I wish I’d had something like this in Paralimni…You are so lucky for having Aqua Gym there!
Please, Famagusta Ladies , do attend or this event will be cancelled and my new and beautiful shoes will never come out of the boooxxx! 😀
I don’t know! I saw the event in Daxi Magazine and it didn’t say.
Konkret, az 7 nas i zadna nie ma nic do powiedzenia 🙂 Pozdrawiam
We are thinking of changing this event to the 12th October, (as there had been no replies) Would that still be a suitable date for all those responded so far?
would be really nice to meet other mums. i just have a question – is this meeting without kids? 🙂
I still want to come, even with the date change.
I’ll look out for it. Limassol is a bit far to go to borrow a book but thank you 🙂
Im gonna call you ;Cat Mommy Carine !!! from now 🙂
KitCats Part II:They are gone! After that night they stayed on for breakfast too, but we never saw them again since. I hope they are alive and well and that someone took them in. At least I can safely say that they have not been run over…the streets are clear 🙂
I agree I went there last summer and really enjoyed the privacy and the beauty of the surrounding as well as the little port next to it, it brings a bit of “how it was in the old days!”. It is also very safe for children and clean. Definitely a beach I recommend too!!
An ice cream cow??? I need to know more about this!
That same thing has happened to me once too. Since then I place the raw eggs in a pot of cold water prior to actually using them…if they stand upright it’s usually limit…if they float towards the surface you’ve got to bin them…Fresh eggs stay at the bottom of any container filled with fresh water.
Such a shame, I don’t understand why that has to keep happening. There must be a system in place somewhere to keep unfresh eggs from reaching the shelves.
Carine is right. When I use eggs I always crack them, put them in a bowl and smell them very carefully or I boiled them for 15 minutes. I don trust the free range or organic eggs here, I buy the normal ones, as I think that they are fresher.
onya poop bags?
That would be great, maybe the municipality knows?
That’s my kind of shirts, I just don’t ‘do’ ironing so they’d be perfect!
jest tu ktos jeszcze? 🙂
Dziekuje bardzo 🙂
love this idea! Emma ruined her first pair of jeans last week, this will definitely come in handy!
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vanja tvoja ideja od pre mnogo meseci o vidjanju je super i ako bi se jos neko javio bilo bi lepo da nesto organizujemo!
Sounds like you are now spoilt for choice in Limassol, there are just the two to choose from on this side of the island so we could do with some more options!
Where is hula hoop?
Off Makarios Avenue close to the fire brigade. Direction out of town, turn left after the ‘pyrosvestiki’ and it’s on that road about 200m on your right.
Congratulations on more than 1000 members, that’s a great achievement!
Any indoor activities anyone can recommend for toddlers in Nicosia?
We have extended the closing date to January 6th for your chance to WIN! It’s been very quiet on MiC lately due to the Christmas holidays, so here’s another opportunity to try your luck 🙂
Today we had only 2 degrees in Larnaca, one of my client had frost on her car window!
Well done Sarah on a great feature, I have been a customer of Phoenix products and of Sarah for a few years having discovered her business here in Cyprus. Last Xmas I held my own Phoenix Party in my home which was very successful – I will be doing the same again this year! Lovely cards, giftwrap and accessories which are all of the highest quality, I always stock-up on cards to last me throughout the year and have something in the cupboard for every occassion, but if there is something I need Sarah is always very helpful and will go out of her way to get it to me asap!
Thank you SparkleCyprus, your comment is very much appreciated…..I am taking delivery of the new Brochure and cards tomorrow……Open Day at my House, Friday 3rd February 10am-5pm. 🙂
Thank you for sharing your story, it’s good to see companies like this operating in Cyprus and giving people these opportunities. Well done on running a successful business!
Sounds great, it’s so nice to see kids being properly catered for. It always surprises me that in a country where they are so welcome in restaurants and pubs (unlike the UK) that more often than not you are lucky to find a highchair and a sunfaded and cracked plastic slide!
HiI have an 8 week old baby boy and live in Levadia, I am interested in your baby massage classes if you still do them. Thanks
We also enjoyed it. Agree on the menu – kids were occupied which was the main thing!!
I agree, very good exercise. My husband and I do this often 🙂 HA! Muscle control, anyone?
Well done Sarah! Was a pleasure reading such a positive story as I preparing myself for the opening of my first business. Lots of luck and success in the future 😡
Hi Helen. As your website is not up and running i was wonderign if you ahve an email address i can contact you on?
Yay, more Meet-a-mums good idea 🙂
Sounds like a great business idea. Do you have a website /facebook page yet?
Hi yes you can contact me on 99542889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org can’t wait to hear from you
OOOOOH so intereseted in where you bought this stuff!!!
Yes, please share where you bought such a wonder product 🙂
My two love playing too- Tina particularly likes calling out “rent please!” 🙂
Here is the company, they are in Paphos. Just give them a call: http://www.qwatercyprus.com/Index.asp?PageID=95
Yay! I noticed that too 🙂
Nobody at Hula Hoop at 15pm…People there not even aware of any kind of meeting or event…
Was my first mumsincyprus event:-(a bit disappointed!
thank you for your interest in coming to the playdate, I am so sorry you were disappointed!
I was running late and should have called to inform them, I apologize. As to the people there not knowing we were having a get together was a mis-communication from their side, because I had phoned them the day I posted the event on MiC to inform them.
I hate to admit it, but in any case you did not miss meeting many mums as in the end it was just me, myself and I. And of course my two children.
I had time to read a whole magazine, though I too was disappointed!! 🙁
I hope this will not put you off from joining another MiC event in the future, we also do evening drinks nights out.
What good news : )
We now have 10 pairs of tickets to this event up for grabs! If you would like to receive a set of two, simply post a comment to this blog and I will contact you via private message to confirm.
See you at the Expo!
I hope that I can make it next weekend, I would love to meet you again 🙂
I would love to come to this event with my kids! i think it will be fun 🙂
yes please. i would love to go
we also love to see you there.
I would love to come to the expo! 🙂
Definately attending this event, my sone will absolutely love it & ill love it even more is i win the free mummy makeover fingers crossed ;o)))))
Only 3 pairs of tickets left….hurry!
We would love to attend!!
We would love to attend too!
We would like to come too, as my son is turning 5m, so it’s a good place to celebrate! Also, we have issues with sleeping and I would like to hear some advices.
Where in Limassol? Are there tickets still up for grabs?
Have just joined MumsInCyprus and would love some expo tickets! Are there any left? 🙂
Hi, I haven’t heard anything back about the tickets, will I be able to get them? Thanks
I was reading this blog, and it reminded me of a conversation i had had earlier this week with my sister..namely, that with the event of the internet, there is no excuse for being ill informed. Just this week, i have found out why my pressure cooker was not building pressure like it used to (apparently i had the rubber gasket in wrong after the last time i washed it up) My son has found out how to make another origami creation (a hobby he picked up solely from watching Youtube videos) and my husband found out what was wrong with our lemon tree(it need iron!). I love the internet and having all this information at my fingertips 🙂
If somebody wants to meet i’m every day in harbour around 14:30-15, big blue pushchair with little handsome inside 🙂
Thank you Carine for the interview 🙂
Good luck with your new challenge!!!!
Thanks you ladies for your comments. 🙂
great job Vanja! x
Thank you Carine for your lovely post! We really do love what we do!:)
Hi Vanja i wish you all the success of your new business and i admire your ambition…. keep up the good work:) x
Congratulations… I gave birth last year in Cyprus. I can report you about my experience
Hi Tuba,Iam also a motherless daughter and i had the same feelings immeadiately after giving birth and i can say they still hold on, some moments stronger some not that strong but still there… Faith of motherless daugther
Yes, her name is Stacey, mobile 97679912.
Glad you had a successful meet up, so nice to see people getting togther.:)
Thank you for organizing Carine!! Really enjoyed it! X
Thanks Irina for the good tips. There are some ideas I can definitely use for my own child who is also growing up in a multilingual home 🙂
Thank you, Eva! I’m glad you found it helpful 🙂 You might also find it interesting reading similar piece on trilingual kids by Vanja, here is the link http://www.emmaslunch.com/2010/10/my-trilingual-child.html
Also, this issue provoke a great deal of discussion on facebook, in Larnaca Parents Network Group, and a lot of moms shared various useful and insightful opinions, you can also have a look.
Hello everyone. I would like to register my 4yr old son to swimming lessons. Any recommendations in Larnaca? Thanks a lot in advance for your reply. Cosmina.
Hi there, I think this post is great. As a new resident to Limassol I have been checking out all the local supermarkets and have found that E&S in Ayia phyla to be the best for fresh fruit and veg. A great selection that covers both local and imported produce. Shopping around has made a big difference to the cost of my shopping and your right about cutting out the processed packaged high fat stuff, and buying more local produce.
Hello Mums in Paphos! I am new to this group! I am French and I have a little 18 m.o. boy. I am starting my WaH business, selling baby Baltic amber teething necklaces + bracelets, as well as Totseat fabric travel high-chair. Classified to be posted soon on WaHM page I hope! Contact me if you want more info, I’ll be happy to answer your questions 🙂
Hello Everybody,I have recently joined this group as I now have a 3week old baby girl….. Im startong to look for child care in the Larnaca area as i will be going back to work in November….If anybpdy can recommend somewhere good!!!!!
My website is now live so take a look http://www.petalsbabyplanners.com
Hello wish I’d known about you dear a year and a half ago. Will keep u in mind for my pregnant friends.
Interesting info about what they do in other countries, I remember getting 50p for my teeth and then I negoitated with my Mum who obviously was very good friends with the tooth fairy and discussed inflation with her and in the end I used to get a whole pound – it was so exciting!
Congratulations Ema, or as they say here ” Na sas zisi”. Such a cute, big boy 🙂
not the best photo but this was for a little girls christening.
I created this for my daughters birthday, something different and colourful.
i love butterflies i use them a lot in my creations x
Hi there, Where is the mums to be and baby day taking place? What time etc?
All the relevant information can be found here: https://www.mumsincyprus.com/magazine/read/mums-2-be–baby-day_1875.html
How wonderfull and so amazing!!!! Enjoyed the reading so much and remembered my own story before 6 months. Thank you!
This campaign was launched today with posters on billboards all over Cyprus’ towns. We are proud to be supporting Milupa’s initiative. Please help us make it a success!
I’ve sent my application off already 🙂
AMAZING!!!!!! So wonderful!
I made this for my sons room to brighten up the walls
This is perfect for any girly ballet dancers,
Beep Beep my son loved this
This was a gift specially for baby Petros
Special gift for a baby boy
hello i want some kerastika for the clinic. Any ideas?
Hi irene, we did different versions of Ferrero Rocher at the time, people seemed to like it 🙂
is the email correct above?
Well done for following your drem! I am a stay at home mum and am just brainstorming all the time what could I do to start something on my own:) hopefully it comes to me soon. All the best for you and keep going!
Hi Vic, sorry, you are right! There’s an ‘n’ missing – apologies! It should read email@example.com. Have fixed it above now 🙂
Just a shame I couldnt get on the bouncy castle too 🙁 Am very impressed with the play area but wish that it was undercover so we could use it all year and during the day in the summer. Maybe next year they will do it 🙂 xx
could you give us directions where this place is? or tel number maybe
Thanks for that article, it is very important to inform the new mothers about post natal depression.
Great news: this is being organized again by the Cyprus Women of Today! 2012 Deadlines for delivery to a European address is Friday Nov 23rd, for in Cyprus deliveries is Friday Nov30th. Santa’s helpers can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org. Did this for our boys last year – they loved it, and we will be doing it again this year to help CWOT in their efforts of raising funds for the local registered charity, Stop Trafficking, dedicated to helping victims of human trafficking here in Cyprus. Super initiative!
Hello!!! I’m Elena, also russian, living in Nicosia with my two boys 3 years old and 9 months old. Married to a cipriot. Will be very glad to meet!
Hi to all Cyprus mums. I moved to Cyprus 5 months ago.I have 2 boys aged 3 & 9 and am expecting another baby in May. Would love to meet other mums who are near Parekklisia, Limassol, for coffee and /or playdate with children.Hope to hear from you,Sandra
Mama 4letniej dziewczynki, planuje przprowadzke na Cypr z UK. Wszelkie porady mile widziane. W ktorej czesci roku najlepiej sie przeniesc pod wzgledem mieszkania, pracy?? Wszystkim mamom z gory dziekuje. Kasia
Hi to all Cyprus mums. I was born and raised in New York but I am Greek Cypriot, living in limassol now for 8 years. I was wondering does anyone have a child that is bilingual speaking English first (mother tongue) and Greek at the same time? I’m concerned how easily my 5 year old son will get adjusted in a greek speaking class and not be so shy to speak..
Hi all looking for mums with children under 3 to join us in the pre-easter limassol carnival – please email me email@example.com or call me 96401498 if you would like to take part – as I need to order custumes.
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Are these meetings held in English?
Hi, weekend would be great. Thanks
Weekend is more convenient for me as well!
Hi ladies. I have moved to Nicosia 5 days ago and found out 7 days ago i am expecting my first. I am 6 weeks along. Can any of you mums recommend a gynaecologist for me or where to go or what to do in Nicosia to ease me into my first pregnancy?
Any help, ideas, coffee meets etc wuld be highly appreciated.
Hey, I live in Kolossi and have 14 months old daughter Aliki and she doesn’t have many chances to socialize with other kids of simillar age. Any mums nearby with children in simillar age who would like to meet and give the little ones a chance to play?
hello all, i just notice the page and immediatly signed up. i am non-eu living in polimidea limassol since three years. i have a girl age 4, who attends the public kindergarton n a son age 3 who resides at home. i am looking for some kids to be friends for my kids. i despratly want them to b socialize, as they are alone here. it would b nice to come at my place or urs place and some out door planned picnics too. if anybody having kids with same problem, then plzzz do contact me. thanx
Hi georgous Mums! I am starting a personal enrichment group “In Full Bloom” in Limassol with meetings twice a month. If you are interested contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Does anyone know where I can sign my daughter up for Scouts? She’s 8. Any info will be very much appreciated 🙂 x
What elementary school do your kids go to? And what do you like best about it?
Hi all, could any body recommend a paediatrician, i have just moved to Limassol and have a 8 week old boy along with two older girls. Also does any body have experience of either Heritage, Foly’s or Silverline schools, am still deciding where to send my two older girls (9 & 7) have appointments set up for after the Easter Holidays. But would appreciate any info / feed back in the mean time. Thanks Judy.
Am looking for a paediatrician, does anybody’ have a recommendation, it would give me more confidence if I knew the doctor had a good reputation.
I resinate with your plight over in Cyprus and Carine great insight. What might also help is bending together and helping others that might be in a far worse than than us. Please don’t mis interpret this comment, I just think at times of our own need there’s always someone else in a far worse situation and by getting together and helping them we in fact help ourselves.
A little wave and a quick hello from Little Einsteins Parents and Toddlers Group Limassol 🙂
I am getting ready for summer and planning trips and activites my 5 year old son and i can do. I Put together a schedule (it helps me to be organized) to include swimmind lessons twice a week, beach fun saturday, baking thursdays,and made a theme for every week. I work in the mornings so need to schedule around afternoons. What kind of ideas do you guys have or sone great field trips around limassol?
Hello Dear Parents and Carers.
A Little Wave from Little Einsteins Parents and Toddlers Group Limassol.
Now that the summer has made its appearance, we would like a change of scenery for our toddlers;-)
Every Tuesday and Friday from 9.30 until 11.30, Little Einsteins, will be organizing a Summer Beach Pic Nic, for our Parents and Toddlers.
We will have Little Cut Triangle Sandwiches and fruit for our Little Todds, paddling pools, sand and water sensory activity sets, amongst other fun water games to play with;-)
Our first Pic Nic, is on the 4th June, Tuesday at 9.30 until 11.30.
Those interested to come along and enjoy a morning of splish splashing, quality time with their children, and lots of chit chatting with other Parents, then please call us for bookings on :
Price: 10 Euros
Our first Pic Nic, is on the 4th June, Tuesday at 9.30 until 11.30.
Those interested to come along and enjoy a morning of splish splashing, quality time with their children, and lots of chit chatting with other Parents, then please call us for bookings on :
Price: 10 euros
I was lucky enough to win car seats for both my children via Esso’s initiative. They were born 3 years apart and I could not believe it when my daughters birthday also came up. A bit of luck for a change. Now they are both safe in the back thanks to Esso.
Hi! is it going to be in Greek or English?
This is usually presented in both languages in order to accommodate all participants.
I’m looking for a French teacher for kids (for a friend). Anyone know of anyone?
Hello mums,Please share with me how do you spend your time with your kids. My daughter is almost 3 weeks, and we are at home feeling tired and sleepless. Not goiing out is depressive. Any idea what to do?
Editor’s note: Rosemary has launched the website http://greencyprus.net/ and continues to campaign for all things ecological in Cyprus.
Hi, I am English lady living and working in Nicosia. My partner and I are expecting our 1st child 16th December and im trying to find English speaking antenatal classes; does have one know of any? any help would be much appreciated 🙂
Hi, Im an English lady living and working in Nicosia. My partner and I are expecting our first child 16th December.Im finding It hard to meet like minded foreigners do you know of any classes, meet ups etc I can start meeting new friends in same situation to me?
also I would like to find antenatal classes in English have you heard of any?
thank u 🙂
I will definitely keep this in mind for when my little one is old enough to understand. We have just entered the world of “I want what he has”, and it’s not always easy 🙂
Welcome to Mic’s, my name is Myrianthi Anthoula. Nice to come across someone who’s been to Australia . I’m a Greek Cypriot and live in Melbourne, migrated to Australia as a child with my parents, and visit Cyprus on a regular basis, in fact coming early September. where is Oriklini?
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Mam coreczki 3,5 i 4,5, szukam przedszkola w Limassol. B?d? wdzi?czna za jakie? rekomendacje 🙂
Brilliant advice, I love Christmas and am lucky I guess that ours is never complicated but I’m quietly confident I’d still be able to cope it if was with organisation like that!
Hi, we are looking into moving to cyprus (probably paphos) in the next couple of years. We have a 2 year old son and ness lots of advice on things and it would be great to meet other parents in lovely Cyprus 🙂
I can see that no one has commented for a long time so I would like to say hi. I’m Sarah and I have a 2 year old son. We and my husband are hoping to move to cyprus over the next two years and it would be great to meet other parents in cyprus 🙂
I posted this some time ago, but we were talking about the Christmas Tree tradition with our boys today, so I thought it was relevant to re-publish this blog. When do you take your decorations down?
I am interested in the pediatric first aid course. I’ve done CPR, but a review never hurts if it’s combined. I live in Limassol. Thank you.
Hello, I would like to take part in this course please. I’m in Limassol, weekday mornings would be best, thanks.
Hello!! I am a mother of twins and would be interested in participating in this course. I am in Limassol too 🙂
I would like to take part! I live in nicosia but if its on a weekend morning I can make it to limasol!
Thank you for posting this, I had a look at your site today again. Love the art corner idea – we have something similar in the boys’ bedroom, they change their displays all the time!
Hi Lisa, I am actually also called Lisa !! We move to Oroklini in 19 days eek! Container coming next week, after 2 years in planning the big move is here, we are so excited and slightly scared! We have 1 nine year old boy, so are really keen to make friends in the village and round about, and find lots of family friendly activities! I will let you know how if goes!Any idea which part of Cyprus you planning to move to yet? X
Ohh that is so exciting, I just can’t wait to get out there! We have a temporary place in miliou, pahos, that will be staying in the in-laws villa until we find our feet, we are looking at closer to pahos. I feel your excitement and nervous feeling, but such a great thing to do, but so scary! where are you from? X
Oh I just saw you are from Manchester 🙂 where will you send your little boy to school? That’s another issue with us right now, we have 5 children, 4 of them will need education, but obviously can’t afford private fees, very tricky situation, thinking maybe home schooling until they feel more confident speaking and weighting greek, I don’t want them to feel abandoned in a school where they don’t fully understand the language, but any info or tips will be greatly appreciated 🙂 X
i am urgently looking for temp work in limassol if anyone can help please please please let me know 🙂
Hi. I am experienced mum, my son is 3. Thanks for the add :-)We don’t live in cyprus YET but plan to soon 🙂
Ah that’s a shame, I’ve just tried searching for it in case I’d written the link wrong but it seems to have been moved 🙁
Hi. How R u? Where in cyprus will you be moving to? We are hoping to go there in the near future 🙂
Hi Eleni, another very nice post, many thanks! I find points 3 and 4 to be very true for my boys. Glad to see you’re settling into the new routine! Best regards, Carine
Based in Nicosia. Either Tuesday, Thursday morning or Saturday any time.
Will the course be in English?
Nicosia, Weekdays afteroon or Saturday any time
Limassol please. Mornings or Saturdays thank you.
I’m very much interested for Larnaca and I’m very flexible about times.
Limassol, Saturday morning, English or Greek ok
Is the 6hr course please? I’m definitely interested. Larnaca or Nicosia please and in English. Anytime available 🙂 x
Larnaca or Nicosia. English 🙂 and anytime is food for me 🙂 x
Limassol in English please. I’m very interested and few other mums. X
Preferably Nicosia. In english please. At the weekends I’m available.
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The course is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 8 from 8.30 to 15.00 hrs, in English. It will be held at the Lighthouse School, please sign up for the event here: https://www.mumsincyprus.com/events/profile/1805
Hi there, can somebody please please help me with how to apply for Single parent benefits and what i am entitled to as a single full time working mum. My ex and I were not married and living together but practically separate lives but he has never supported us financially and its been a real struggle. Ive been told i need to get a lawyer and go to Court to get a certificate saying i am the sole guardian of our child. I dont want it to get nasty and thought we could do this without the courts, is this the only way???can someone please let me know? I also need a child psychologist who speaks good English. Please contact here or via my email. email@example.com (Larnaca and Nicosia based)
Thanks for posting, this is great Eleni! ‘Spot the car’ is one of our all-time favourites and a great game to pass the time in the car 🙂
With only 25 days to go I now feel slightly (note the word ‘slightly’!) tight for time… Considering I wrote this in 2010 with six weeks left in the countdown, I can only shake my head at myself and come to the conclusion that I obviously do not follow my own advice. Better luck next year! Meanwhile though, please excuse me, I have some lists to write 🙂
Hey,thanks for add,i m pregnant ,but all moust in the end….i would be happy to make new friends with coming babys;)
Contact Kerstin at 99115214 to sign up.
Hey,we moved to paphos a mount ago.We have a 2mounts girl.I would like meet young moms,for some time spendings,Maybe nice chat and coffe time,or simple go for walk. We live in universal;
Hello. I am 15weeks pregnant for the first time. Are they any first/second/third timers 🙂 wanting to meet up for walks, talks or other activities in Limassol?
Hello mums. I m looking for a good kindergarden for my 2,5 year old. Any suggestions?
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I loove this post! Tried and tested several of these, and being positive / rewarding good behaviour with additional time of something they like (staying up 5 min later/more reading time/more TV time etc) really does work better than screaming and shouting. Whispering works, too! Love the job jar, had not heard that before – will do one 🙂 Thanks for posting!
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Hello team mum! Can anyone recommend antinatal excessive classes in Limassol?
Sorry typo that should have been excersize – not exessive hehe
Hi mum’s in Limassol! Can anyone recommend prenatal excersize classes locally?
Beautifully written, Kat! And you are so right, they DO listen to every.single.little.thing we say!! I just wish they would actually act accordingly every now and then 🙂 No, but seriously, they really DO. I found this feeling of realisation totally rewarding. Thanks for posting!
It is the most rewarding feeling when you realise that your children have absorbed and processed everything that you’ve been telling them – and even more so, when they act on it! Thanks Carine x
Hello, Kat! Your article about Good Life (I dare to say it is not just a post!) made an obvious “upload” on my mind! Though I seemed to be a “pro”, in raising up children, but some things seem to loose their colour with the years pass by for some reason… Thank You for reminding me of the most important in being a MUM!?
Thank you so much Zhenia for your comment – I really appreciate you taking the time to do so. I’m so glad that you liked my ‘post’ 🙂 – and that it resonated with you in some way x
Thanks for posting this Georgie. We fully support the wonderful work being done by Birth Forward in trying to change the birthing culture here in Cyprus and in informing women that they do indeed have a CHOICE in how they give birth, whatever that choice is. Looking forward to hearing more from you again in the near future!
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Thank you for sharing this Eleni. We’re sure that this post will be really useful – both for those parents having gone/going through this but also to help raise awareness amongst others.
I agree, thanks for posting, Eleni! I am one of the 1 in 4, my first pregnancy resulted in a miscarriage and my whole world collapsed at the time. Trying to cope with the loss I started reading about the subject and was surprised to learn just how common miscarriages are, apparently almost half of all first time pregnancies do not have a happy ending! Why is it still such a taboo? I am so very grateful that I was able to go on and have two wonderful boys, 8 and 7 today, and most women who suffered a miscarriage actually do, too – but no one tells you that! Grieving is important, and it’s true, we need to raise awareness more – can’t emphasize enough that it is never the mother’s fault when things go wrong. Guilt has no place in such a situation, and neither does shame. Just like in the subject of post natal depression. Thanks again, Eleni.
Mmmmm… I’m going to be making this very soon! Thanks for sharing Eleni! 🙂
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Absolutely LOVE this Christina! Thank you for sharing! Looking forward to more WonderDoughfulness soon x
Are there any mums with young children in Episkopi, Erimi, Kolossi or Souni? I have a 2,5 years old child and I would like to connect with some mums in the area. Thx!
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Thank you so much, Kat, for such a fantastic summary! A must-read for those who were unable to attend, and who knows, hopefully your post will encourage even more women to attend the next conference. Ladies: To change the way women are perceived and treated in the local society, we must begin with the change in ourselves, be confident, stand tall and speak up – always! We can achieve anything if we truly want to – Together!
Thanks Carine – so true. We still need to fight for women’s rights – there’s still so much inequality in the economic sector, but also elsewhere… Teaching our daughters that they too can be leaders (or teaching our sons that women should also lead! :-)) and working together are the only ways to achieve this!
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Hey Veronika mas! Happy happy birthday! See you Saturday xxx
Thanks for this wonderful account of the Yin Alithea Conference. I really enjoyed the conference and this article is such a great reflection of the inspiration that went on there. Well done Kat on pinning it all down!
Thanks so much Chris mou! So glad you enjoyed my ‘summary’ and I’m really glad to have connected with you and all of the lovely women at the conference 🙂
Brilliant! Those pictures made me chuckle – thanks for sharing Eleni!
I love my kids’ imagination and am so thankful they have so many things to teach me about how to view the world… and how to introduce a bit of magic in to our daily lives.
My favourite game that my kids play, is ‘exploring’ in the garden… my older daughter gets them kitted out in exploring clothes and kitbag, cardboard binoculars and notepad – then they choose a country and go looking for the native animals so they can study and draw them… This can take them hours on a good day, complete with carrier pigeon- (my younger son :-)) -delivered messages with updates on how they’re getting on! I could use the time when they’re occupied to catch up on my own stuff but often find it much more interesting to join in their game, or at least watch them secretly from the kitchen window with a smile on my face… xxx
I am in love! Thanks for the tip Eleni – haven’t been to Nicosia in a while but must make sure I get there soon. And such reasonable prices for handmade clothes… even more of a good reason to shop local!
I love that! Especially the carrier pigeon! Haha. That made me laugh out loud. x
You know Kat I find it incredibly important that we support people like this and what they do. You should def check them out. And don’t forget to tell the designer how you found out about her designs! xxx
I will definitely tell her!
I am really passionate about supporting local small businesses, particularly when you’re buying goods that are made locally as well. That’s made even easier when they’re such good quality goods at such reasonable prices – it makes the choice to shop local even easier! 🙂
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Happy Birthday Chanchi from the MiC Team? Are you still thinking of moving to Cyprus? If so, I can put you in touch with the Department of Nursing at Tepak (State Nursing School) who may be able to help…
You are completely right Tania! Our children give us so much, one aspect of which is the ability to connect more easily with strangers or as you said, to reconnect with friends and sometimes even, family. Thanks for this post. Looking forward to hearing more from you again soon!
My kids love this too – in fact, they love just blended frozen fruit for a quick cold snack in the summer months – for instant strawberry or banana ‘icecream’. I buy fruit in bulk when it’s in season (like strawberries are right now) and wash/cut a lot of it, stick it in the freezer and so it can be blended and eaten within minutes when needed. Thanks for this Tania! My kids also love frozen peas and sweetcorn straight from the freezer in a bowl – it’s their favourite snack 🙂 Does anyone else’s kids like that?
Mmmm… looks good! 🙂
Happy birthday Kirsten550 from the MiC Team! Hope the dust is not as bad in Larnaca as it is in Limassol today?
My son stopped eating a couple of weeks ago due to teething, so my doctor suggester smoothies. He loved it… I never tried freezing fresh fruit to be honest, but it’s a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
You’ve got to have a powerful enough blender or food processor but it’s fantastic as a quick alternative to waiting for lollies to freeze. You can freeze your coconut/almond milk as well in ice-cube trays and pop a few of those in for a creamier result! 🙂 Let me know when you’ve tried it! I’m going to have a go at your almond milk lollies at the weekend 🙂
You’ve got to have a powerful enough blender or food processor but it’s fantastic as a quick alternative to waiting for lollies to freeze (which we also do – they like the instant ‘icecream’ and their lollies). You can freeze your coconut/almond milk as well in ice-cube trays and pop a few of those in for a creamier result! 🙂 Let me know when you’ve tried it! I’m going to have a go at your almond milk lollies at the weekend 🙂
Happy Birthday Eline! Are you still running your practice? If so, you might be interested in being listed in our new MiC Directory of all child/mum/family related businesses and services on the island! If you are, drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss!
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Hi Eleni, I really want to decorate eggs with my son but I think he is still too young 🙁 (16 months)… I don’t think he will be into it.. what do you think should I try it?
Lovely ideas – thanks Eleni! I love all of them – especially the super cute simple (i.e., easy & quick! :-)) face one with the flower wreath! 🙂 We usually do the traditional method of tying daisies and leaves on to the egg with cut-up old tights and dying them red… I’ll post some pictures later in the week. Was thinking of trying something different this year – thanks for the inspiration! 🙂 xx
Love these! Thanks Tania – they’re so cute! 🙂 x
Hi Tania! 16 months is such a cool age. Georgie was 18 months when I gave him a paintbrush and some paints and he went crazy on a blank canvas! So I recommend putting him in some old clothes, laying down a plastic mat and giving him a paintbrush and paints and a few hard boiled eggs and just let him go! You could also try the whisk dip where you place an egg inside the whisk and help him dip it into a bowl of paint. I put a link up on this in my last STUFF post if you want to check it out. Let me know how it goes! I would love to see what he comes up with. x
HI Tania, thanks so much for your post – I like two things about it: the tribute to all our single parent friends out there who do such an amazing job, day in day out, AND the fact that it reminds us how everything is relative in life. If we think we’re having a challenging day with our little ones once in a while, we need to think again…it’s the kids that are having a challenging day, not us 🙂
Perfect timing for this post! We are just about to start our annual dye-fest and now I am spoilt for choice – thank you!
Thank you for the ideas!!! Ill take pictures and let you know… Thanks mama xx
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I spent many summers in Platres as a teenager. Such a great place. But haven’t been with Georgie yet. Going on my list of things to do this summer. x
Yes, it is a great place Eleni mou and it’s just getting better… With the rope park and new businesses opening in and around the area. It was about time, Troodos has so much potential, especially considering the numbers of people they get visiting in the summer and winter, but the really good quality places are few and far between…
Sounds like you’re TOTALLY making the most of your last week of pregnancy… Good on you Eleni mou! 🙂 Wishing your little guy a peaceful, safe and speedy delivery to all of you waiting to welcome him – enjoy your moments as a new mum of two! Kisses xxx
I always say that being a Mum is like having constant guilt – especially when anything happens to our little ones. Wishing your little guy a speedy recovery – sounds like he’s doing super well already! I had severe burns like that down my entire side as a child (from boiling water) and made a full recovery, if that helps at all – young skin is magical in it’s healing capabilities! Hope you’re managing to put it all past you now and enjoying some special Mama and Son time together. Thinking of you xxx
OMG, what a story! Thank you for sharing 🙂 So true, life can change dramatically any moment, and it really does only take a second. Wishing you and your family continuous strength and positive vibes, may RG have a full recovery very soon! Best wishes!
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Thank you so much! We actually had a visit with the surgeon today to remove the gauze from his hand and body but RG decided to scratch his side and so they decided to leave it on for another week! they only removed the gauze from his hand and it does honestly look like he got a sun burn… I am truly amazed by how different it looks in just a couple of weeks! the progress is fantastic and I am sure the stuff we will use on him now will work towards him not having any scars. The blog was really hard for me to write because I did honestly write down how I felt and even though I cried through the entire thing it helped… It’s one of the reasons I love my Blog so much, it is really my own personal diary!!! 🙂 Thanks mamas for all your love and support xxx
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Thanks Eleni for sharing this with us… I also use coconut oil on my skin – love the smell and it’s really economical as a little goes a long way. I haven’t tried it exclusively for stretch marks though – will have to see if this little miracle will work on mine! 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Kat x
Welcome to the MiC community Tracy! Thanks so much for sharing your experiences with us… and such honest ones at that. Some great advice for all new Mums (and even for the more seasoned Mums amongst us!). We’d love to hear more of your insights from your parenting journey – please feel free to share. Thanks Tracy, Kat (MiC Content Manager)
Ok Ladies, one day to go until our first get together! Tomorrow Tuesday, March 2nd, 15.30 – please confirm your attendance if you can make it so that we know how many to expect 🙂
Hi Mums, I am so sorry but I wont be able to make these initial meetings due to my inlaws being here but i really hope to catch you on the next ones! Have fun xxxxxxx
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We needed 8 attendees, we got 8 attendees – hooray! Thank you to all for making it happen. If anyone else is interested, we have 4 more places to fill. Let’s get trained 🙂
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Congratulations on your great decision! To tell others about such a challenge is always the hardest, so I guess part of the work is already done 🙂 Getting us involved via your blog is a super idea, you may not have your SW group with you, but maybe we can indeed be a virtual substitute. Starting Tuesday, I shall be keeping my fingers crossed and sending you positive-support-vibes up to Derynia. GO Emma, GO!!
thanks Linda not got to the tantrums yet just the “carnt be bothered to do homework “stage!! I agree with you ignoring it is best ,and its so hard to bite your tongue ,and not get into argument but i will say he,s a good lad and Im not having much trouble yet!!! any tips on how to fill him up!!!haha he is like a bottom less pit never stops eating not complaing but just jealous that he can eat and eat and eat and look like a beanpole!!! On the pre teen girls my daughter is 11 now and I!m waiting for it like you !I did have a spell of ita while ago put it down to the hormones!but isnt that what we do for the rest of our lives!!! “blame it on the hormones”
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Could anyone recommend a good English nursery School in Nicosia?I have just started looking into nursery schools for my daughter for next year, but I didn’t realise you have to book in advance in order to save a place for your child.
Any advice on the matter?
I found lower prices when I came on October. Before opening of Lidl. I think it was some kind of preparation to LIDL. Now, the prices are higher and I think they will rise just before Christmas. But I hope they will drop in new year time. I find diary product’s prices very high on Cyprus. And I also find food expensive because Poland (the country which I came from) has one of the lowest prices of food in EU. So that’s why it is harder to accept those prices for me.
Be positive and have fun, I did slimming world 11 years ago and fell pregnant whilst attending, it was great as I only gained a fraction of the weight second time round! Been in Cyprus eversince and have not really got back to it! So wishing you well!
Hiya new to the group! Have a 5-year old and pregnant with the second (due in 6 weeks!) Hope to meet mums here in Nicosia. This group is a great idea! xx Kat
Hi Kittycat & welcome to mums in Nicosia. Well you have come to the pur r fect place he!he! I am a granma & i must say i feel great people dont believe i have a granchild i must get my young genes look from my mum bless her it actually runs in the family all my sisters in england look much younger. When im out with my daughter they think we are sisters NICE younger version ha!ha! well you havent got long my daughter-in-law has her baby anytime now its supposed to be due begining of april but just last the story has changed its due any time maybe they said by the end of the week. take care of yourself kittycat purr!!! luv to meet you some time. georgina xx
hiya tonia, did you go to the crafts fair saturday. It was a lovely day i thought the fair was quite good most of the stalls were there due to people thought about weather conditions. They had some lovely cup cakes i bought a few mmmm!.. I am looking to buy some patchwork quilts it would be great if they had some stalls with that kind of handcrafts. But, it was enjoyable worth the visit. Did anyone else go? look forward to hearing from you.
Hi to all mums!I am new around here. I have little girl 16 months old 🙂 Willing to meet other bored home mums for coffe or anything like that! Located in area with mall of Engomi. By the way … does anyone know any good nursery that takes babyies that age in Nicosia??
Many happy returns and all the best!
to i ja dolacze 🙂 witam ! ale nas duzo!
Happy Birthday to you and all the best!
Yes I finally gave birth to a third angel called Andrea 2.550g with blue eys and brown hair. She’s now 4 months old and fills my cup of love everyday together withy4 year old Elena and 2 year old Sophia. Patience is what I pray for!
Another major change in my life is that we’ve moved from Larnaca to Limassol and eventhough I am from Limassol it’s like sarting all over again. Life with 3 kids is indeed THE change in my life and I stuggle daily to balance it all out. We’ve been blessed with good health but everything else is just so difficult to tacke with. Cyprus is definitely not an easy place to live in.
hey welcome to all x feel free to post events ect
Congratulations on having your own section 🙂
Thanks Emma! 🙂
You are already a veteran in that department! 😛
Sorry that the pics came out a bit squashed… I think the size of the pic doesn’t fit in so well with the blog format… If you want to see the original photos just click on the links.
ok that’s better… I fixed it 🙂
hiya! does anyone know of any part time english nurseries in Nicosia?need to take the baby a few days a week
and also are mummies allowed to spend some time with the baby?
Hi! Does anyone know of any Antenatal classes in English, preferably in the afternoon as I am still working.
Thanks for the great advice and support mamas! I will be logging it and storing it for use now and in the future, in my forgetful brain! Its really great to have you guys to chat with x
Hi Anastasia, I would like to come tommorow night to the Londa, is there a meeting place for the group as i havent met anyone from the group so wont recognise anybody. Thanks Joanna
Thats great! i support you there. A hard decision but if your determined to loose. Its difficult when you are eating out with friends but its mind over matter if you want to look good and feel great about yourself. I am on a diet not that i am fat but one thing i did learn. stop keeping weighing yourself each day. I get on the scales once every week. one chocolate every week. 2 glasses of wine the limit. plus exercise, walking, swimming is good if you have a bicycle even better. Not that i have one, but i have a treadmill at home, my daughters a good support so when she goes on my turns next. I want to be a size 12 again. with a flat tummy. he!he! First month the hardest. But, go girl go. You can do it.
After xmas i started walking everyday and was doing great until I came to the uk for five weeks and have put it all back on. I’ve never lost my baby weight (Kyle is now 16 months) so when i get back to Cyprus at the weekend i am going to find some will power (not sure where from) and try again. So perhaps we can help each other out, good luck xx
Thank you Carine
Soooo lovely 🙂
Sounds cool, can’t wait to read more :o)
Thanks for all your comments – now I know people are reading I’ll HAVE to keep you updated 🙂
Just about to go shopping so I’m all prepared with plenty of “good” food – beauty of SW is you should never be hungry, if you are you are doing it wrong. There is a huge list of “free” food which you can eat as much of as you like so as long as my cupboard is full of them and not biscuits we’re onto a good start!
Hi Emsyjo,Weight loss, weight loss, I feel like I have been on a diet ever since I was about 15!!! Looking back at photos then I wasnt even fat!!!
Well done on your weightloss, it is hard, especially in a place like Cyprus, where you dont really have the support network around you or a class leader you fell your “accountable” to each week for your weight loss!
You did an amazing job before and you can do it again, its just that your priorities and lifestyle have probably changed a 100% from when you lost weight before!
Stick at it and dont give yourself a hard time if you do fall off the wagon a little, just get straight back on.
I personally am following Rosemary Conleys book as its a lot of homecooking and that just works out easier for me and surprisingly, you can get loads of the stuff you need, here!
Stick at it girl! xxx
Looks like you had a great time! Congrats to all the new mums, you all look fab xx
I loved this article, my 20 month old son has had 2 tantrums to date in public and it was horrible but I did turn my back and ignore him, whilst I waited for the ground to open and willingly take me away!!! It seemed to work, he was fine after a minute but I was nervous wreck for the rest of the day!!! xx Thanks for posting ladies! xx
Oh noooo, you’re really leaving!! You will be missed! Thank you for sharing your ups and downs with us all, you have certainly contributed to bringing this site alive, especially when it was just starting off. I always found your blogs and comments highly entertaining, you have a great writing style! Please do log back in from time to time and stay in touch – I am sure the other mums would also love to know how you get on in your new chapter of life.
As for your car (how DARE you slide your sales pitch into the blog!! – just kidding), and any other items you may wish to sell, I would recommend posting the full details in the forum for everyone to see…hopefully it will increase your chances of finding a buyer even more!
Hope we get a chance to chat before you go, but I’ll take this opportunity to already wish you and your family all the very best 🙂
Thanks Carine!!! I have never met you but I feel like I have a Penpal!!! I will miss you guys loads! Thanks for letting me post in the forum and letting me empty my head on the site!
Hope I can continue to do so!!!!
Cathy, that is just disgusting. Just think of it SITTING on the loo dont worry i always check my loo when i’m at my flat in proteras as i know they can get in the most unpleasant places but crawling up his bum uuggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!
hey,is that you?!
I like the 3 “S” its true here the drivers are really road hogs. Never indicate half the time they drive and you sure need space….. just the other day i just gave my son a lift to the office and on the way back i decided to take the back turnings and out of no where a car just whizzed out and luck my quick reflexes i had to sway to the left or i would have been in a nasty accident not only that it was an old man driving i sure called him some names let along honked him so loud i was furious.
You can be the safest driver but, there is always some idiot who doesnt care how they drive. Most of the youngest here get a car drive like a maniac i hope they put tougher tests before they give anyone their licences. I dont mean just the youngest also other ages.
So ladies remember the 3 “s” let alone you need eyes at the back of your head ha!ha! when driving…….!!!!!
See there are some good store keepers!!
All the best on your birthday!
welcome Kaatherine to mumsincyprus hope you enjoy this fab site and make new friends
hi, i’m interested in the Nicosia courses. If possible to be notified. Thanks.
We put artificial grass two months ago which i was against but my husband convinced me that its better. Its really good, it looks real and you will never worry that it will change colour. You also don’t need to maintain it, water it, or cut it. The kids love it and we always sit and play on it on the afternoon without worrying that something will crawl out of it.
That sounds very good, but how do you clean it? Do you use water, or a vacuum cleaner?
Vanja it is great what you do for your daughter. Congratulations! I could do the same. But never had such ideas. But it is never too late. Thanks for motivating me. The first idea is to make a monster or something like that from whole apple. My boys do not eat whole apples I always peel them. Sometimes I treat them as babies. I promise to behave better ;).
It is a shame that we live in much better conditions than many people. I was always taught to take care of food (do not waste it). And I also tell my boys that if you waste food the starving children would not like it. They would feel offended by our behavior. Maybe it sounds old fashioned, but this is the way to make our children sensitive to other people’s condition.
Many happy returns and best wishes on your birthday!
Happy Birthday tooo youuuu! All the best.
Best wishes for a very happy birthday – enjoy!
Happy Birthday Julia! All the best.
Hi I am a swedish mum, we moved to Limassol in february, have a 2 1/2 year old daughter, would really like to meet other mums. Emma
Just wanted to wish you all the best for the move and hope you get settled soon. At least you won’t have to fling yourself at people with kids (I know the feeling!) as there’s tons to do in England – ooh and shopping 🙂 (sorry got on a bit of a tangent as I’m missing my cheap shops!)
Let us know how it goes,
Wishing you a happy birthday!
what a lovley idea!!!
Cze?? dziewczyny :). Nie zagl?da?am i nie wiedzia?am, ?e jest nas troszk?. Witajcie, Suzyy, Kasiu i Julciu!
Yep, we too succumbed to the lure of the Lidl…Went this afternoon, foolishly thinking people had other things to do late on a Saturday – how wrong we were! There must have been hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people there, people who were buying and buying trolley loads of stuff – as if Lidl was not going to be here to stay.We opted for a LookSee visit instead of actually buying anything, the queues at the checkout were far too long. Nice to see some familiar German items (Schogetten, yummy!) and prices really do seem low indeed. Let’s see how much a full week’s worth of shopping will cost compared to other places…
Many happy returns, all the best on your birthday!
Hi Anne-Marie.Your little boy is so cute xx
That’s a great Valentines present! Sure he’ll love them 🙂
Thats really nice slowly everyone will join in these events, i am more than willing to take part in helping out, i dont mind even if no one doesn’t mind it to be held at my house in nicosia. I love entertaining. Count me in.. Georgina xx
You certainly look a nice bunch of young ladies, smart i must say. Glad you all enjoyed this exciting event specially meeting for the first time exchanging different views of topics and children a experience for all. I hope there will be more events like this with more mums meeting up. Georgina xx
Hi Mums. Hope you all had a nice weekend. Did anyone do anything exciting? Georgina
Hi fellow-mums in Larnaca – what a great website! If any of you want to find out more about the library that I run on Saturday mornings at the American Academy Junior School, let me know. Soulla xxx
Happy Birthday tuuu yuuu!
glad to be among beautiful people and mums!!!!
Im sorry Carine….but this blog has made my day and left me in giggles! thank you.
Thanks Nat, I have posted the event. Sounds like fun!
I would like to say a big thank you for arranging the first aid course.I felt it was excellent and very helpful.
It was great to meet other mums too.
So pleased I attended it.
I agree, I’ve always thought cards are important. I love receiving them, especially now we have moved out here, it’s nice to know that we haven’t been forgotten!
I too gave into the temptation of Lidl yesterday, and I was quite impressed (although there is a chance I could have been persuaded by the free cake at the entrance and the 59c chocolate inside!)
I had never been to Lidl in the UK, no idea why really I just always stuck to the likes of Asda and Tesco. I think because of the “known brands” Here my shopping had changed anyway, not only am I looking for the bargains much more as we are living to a much stricter budget than before but I hadn’t been buying Heinz etc. anyway.
I was pleased to see lots of things that I regularly buy at cheaper prices and also things I had not been buying due to their cost. So I will definitely heading there for my weekly shop.
See the Events section for details of new monthly meet up in Paralimni
Oh, and nappies…40 for 6.99 although I have yet to discover if they are any good!
Many happy returns!
Hi Isabelle and a happy birthday!
Thanks Basia! You should definitely try! Monster Apples sound great! That’s a great idea 🙂
We made another Muffin Tin on Monday, stop by to check it out 🙂 It was a very quick and simple one since we were pressed for time but it worked and Emma’s face lit up again!
Thanks Kelly, I think so but I’m biased LOL!!How long have you lived in Cyprus? x
Advice when selling a car. Do not hand over your registration docs to anyone until you see the money in your hand. As there are some people who find it difficult to give the money they have got for you to you!
I was under Paralimni hospital and was meant to have had him there but I ended up going into premature labour so I ended up in Nicosia :(Was really gutted about it as I really wanted to have him at Paralimni and I was so far from all my family in Nicosia…..I completley agree though the care is far better here than in the UK, even though they are quite vicious to you in labour here hehehe….but the hospital food was horrible 😀
Wish i could of been there but only got from uk on Saturday, will be interested in next meeting, especially if one of the events were closer to home (Paralimni). x
Best of luck for your move, enjoy life in England (they have real cake there – I’m so jealous) and do keep in touch,
Emysjo and Caketester,I will stay in touch and keep you updated on UK life! I am sure, in no time at all, I will be ranting on about the terrible weather!!!!
Keep smiling ladies,
wow thankyou guys xxx job well done and a pleasure to be of service xx pat
Are these lectures in english or greek?
Hi zuriel, I was wondering how u found the prenatal classes. I dont speak greek well but was interested in coming do u think if i did i would be able to follow the class?
Hi Emma- i noticed you are coming to the baby disco- that is great! Have you checked out the Women of Today Website- http://www.cypruswot.org you might find some other events that you are interested in :)See you at the baby disco, if not sooner
Does your husband is Cypriot and does he speak greek with the boys?If not you have to send them to a greek Kindergarten,to learn the language.
yes – I agree with Cleo – thanks so much for organising it – ~I really enjoyed learning all the techniques as a group and was great to meet everyone else on the course
Hi everyone!, I am moving over next April and I teach CPR and first aid, though it is on an informal basis so not so stressfull, was the St John’s course free? Hoping to make lots of new friends before I move over. By the way I am not touting for business I like teaching it so could do it for the Mums In Cyprus sometime 😀
I was thinking about getting those nappies…Emsyjo please get back and post whether they are any good
They seem ok, haven’t used them overnight yet as I brought the next size up to usual and they are too big really. Went back this morning and got his normal size. but no nappy related disasters yet!
Many happy returns on your birthday, all the best!
Yeah! Well done! Great news x
Hello again Sophialena, You are certainly a busy mum, love a person who keeps herself occupied so a another little girl to the family, dad is certainly going to be surrounded by young girls!!!! my daughter in law is expecting her second baby anytime now its a boy she will have two boys. The main thing is to be healthy.. Please let me know when the little angel is born keep in touch Georgina..
Hi Rach, will try to organise the next one soon.
hi, I invite you to our first mum’s meeting in Nicosia Mar 27 at 3.00pm.It will take place at Outopia Shop where is close to wed Fruit Market.
Call me for directions. 99453260 Elli
Happy Birthday to you!
All the very best on your birthday!
I would love to attend butno weekend course? Someone should recommend it 🙁
Very hard for a working mother to take 2 days off.
Yeah, we love it! My girls and I took out our sheepskin slippers from their (summer) hibernation this morning, because the tiles were too cold to walk barefoot.
I loved the rain storm! I actually took some pics and posted them on facebook 😀 Is nice and cool outside, now I can start wearing my skinnys 😀
Dummies ahhhhh is there anything they can’t do! My daughter gave hers up about 2- 3ys no fuss, my elder son had his (or should I say all five of them) until his first day at big school, there he was dress in uniform and blazer, 2 dummies in his pocket and one in his mouth!! we had to bribe him with a Tracey Island (thunderbirds) he gave them up but didn’t get the T.I (wicked parents)! my other daughter no probs, my other son ( her twin) had a soft doll for years not bothered with dummy ( he grew up and recently came out…he is gay) my youngest son 3yrs only has them for sleep time. So all in all, my childrens speach and teeth are good, no real withdrawal problems….beats breast feeding for years as a comforter!
So can’t wait to move over! the weather here in Thessaloniki has been dreadfull and cooler then UK!! we have had to have central heating on for the last 2 weeks!! 🙁
You will never be a motherless daughter as long as you hold these thoughts for her, she would be proud of you and upset as she would not want you to feel this way, celebrate her memories and take strength, for whatever reason she has gone the sad truth is that the ones who are left behind suffer the most x x x
And……………use half cut lemon to descale your glass shower screens God its brilliant! cut the lemon in half and rub over shower screens, taps, round the basin everywhere then rinse it’s so much cheaper and eco friendly x
you can cheque Pou Pou i Alepou Nursery is very good
Great news! and a great read! 🙂 congrats! I definitely want to hear more about that Maternity Wardrobe since I’ll be needing some new clothes very soon! 😛
That’s great, good luck with your new venture too.
I like this post… and I so do not agree with the expression “All good things come to those who wait”. I’m more of a “Grab life by the horns” kinda girl and I’m glad you find yourself waiting less….isn’t it great??
Thank you very much Vanja and Emma!
Hi Noelia, Thats fanastic news meeting for the first time. a good day saturday count me in i might be a half an late not sure but i will definitely be there. Hows the little one keeping u busy. luv georgina xx
Well Debbie as you know I have a 24 and 22 year old along with a 13 year old,having gone through all those stages 0f tantrums from the three of them,over infused testosterone moods from my sons, hormonal swings from my daughter ( and me as well )
National service.University exams, sitting by the window at 5am waiting for them to come home from their night out. (MORE TANTRUMS AGAIN) I can gladly reassure all the younger Mums things slowly start to turn around and the tweenie you put to bed that night and suddenly turned into a monster the next morning. starts to very slowly turn into a human being again and is once again your friend. You feel like your on a roller coaster through that time. Those ‘terrible twos’ days are almost like a picnic. Soon things start to settle
down and some harmony is restored. For those who have yet to start this stage . Good Luck With The Ride!!
Nice one lol 🙂
Hope your viewing went well!
I would agree with you salsera mum, but the last one we scheduled was on a weekend. The feedback was that since children could not be at nursery/school the mothers could not attend, finding it hard to have someone look after the kids. In the end we had to cancel the course because we could not get the minimum number of participants. That’s why this time, we stayed away from weekends… it’s so hard to find a date suitable to all.
Speed in itself does not kill, it is losing control when speeding which can kill. If we are driving at 60 km/h, we are effectively driving at 1 km/minute, or at 16 meters per second, faster than we’d think, no? If we have to hit the brakes at that speed, 16 meters is a lot to cover in a second.
I’m sorry to have to disagree with you here on this one but SPEED does kill! The impact of being hit at 60mph is fatal compared to the impact at being hit at 30pmh. I do not have the statistics to hand but can provide them, impact at high velocity and mechanism of injury i.e being hit from front end of car at such speeds. Having worked in an A&E department for 15yrs and seen hundreds of RTA’s all I can tell you honestly is that there are speed linits for a reason, if you are on a motorway and the limit is 60-70mph then that is because the public are not allowed to walk on such roadways giving right to cars to travel at such speeds however if you are not then stick to the speed limit, a child has much more chance of survival at being hit at 30mph than 40,50,60mph, the most important thing to remember here is that you are not in the UK, there are no conscienscious driving laws and that most people are a law unto themselves on the roads, drive carefully and drive safetly, and particularly be careful of other drivers. Space is your only chance of survival keep a good distance and you will be prepared for most on coming accidents! Sounds so dramatic, but it is true.
Well, according to information obtained from an employee of the Limassol store on Franklin Roosevelt it should be more towards the end of October. Tension is high! Maybe the wive / partner of I. M., the director of operations in Cyprus, who might be on this site could shed some light on this matter 😉
oh my god this was a good morning read…. i’ve just been cracking up the whole time LOL
Dear Mums in Limassol,I would like to invite you to a free preview Kindermusik class. If you have child (children) ages 0-7, want to spend with them some great time singing, dancing, playing instruments the program is just for you. Have a look at Events for more details. Next free classes on 19th and 20th Feb. I hope to see you all soon.
Well, it’s only a couple of days in but so far so good! Most importantly I’m feeling quite motivated. Yesterday I went to aqua aerobics on the army base which was fun, and quite exhausting!I’ve also started my wii fit challenge, and today had a nice long walk along the beach path from Pernera to Protaras, although that was more for something to do to amuse a shouty baby than for anything else!
Dinner’s cooking now and I think I’ve worked up an appetite today as I’m starving! Good dinner though – ham, eggs, SW chips and beans so I can eat plently 🙂
Bon appetit 🙂
thanks cathy how true Iv got that to look forward!!! to at least when they are young you know where they are and you still feel that you can protect them at all times!! well just think of the experaince you will have when your time comes to be Nanny Cathy !!!
Well Debbie things will have gone full circle then, thats something to look forward to
(though I’m not in such a great hurry) Yes no one really prepared us when that little being burst into
our lives . There were no instructions when we were handed that tiny parcel saying ‘handle
with care’ or ‘fasten your seat belts it’s going to be a bumpy ride’. We just have to learn
by trial and error. No doubt Our children are Our greatest source of joy in life. They can also (at times) be a big disappointment too. We just have to enjoy the positive side of every stage and not set Our expectations too high, then we only have very few disappointments. No matter what. through all the ups and downs we love them to bits, and as my Mum used to say ‘Children are only lent to you’. So lets enjoy them.
Well I am glad theres someone else who detests those things as much as I do. I’ve been
here 28 years and I will never get used to them. I am on constant alert for them when the weather gets hotter, yes April seems pretty early. My language deteriorates to foul swear
words when I encounter a cockroach and I am like a raving banshee running with my mop
to kill it. They make my flesh crawl.
Happy birthday, hope you had a nice one!
Would like to attend although would have been better on the weekend as kids at school , maybe most people will have this problem.
Good to hear from you! Glad you have settled ok, I do envy you having lots of mums groups to go, but we can’t have it all I suppose!
Keep us updated xx
…and when he’ll be a big boy and do everything from the above, you’ll wish him baby again :DMy kids are pretty big now, and somethimes I miss those days when all they use to do was to sleep, eat and be carried around 😀
Enjoy this time, is priceless, and will never return.
p.s. though julia and bogdan are 6 and 8, they still like teletubbies, fimbles & co 😀
Many happy returns of the day, hope you have a super time!
Hi Naomi, welcome back once more – always a pleasure to read you 🙂 Thank you very much for your compliments regarding MiC, I am so happy that you still feel ‘at home’ on our site. Pop in whenever you feel like it so that we know how you and your family get on! x
I know, I miss the tiny baby days already! When I wrote the post originally I was cheering myself up thinking however hard it was in several years time I’d be wanting to revisit it!
This is brilliant Vanja, thank you very much for posting this – and the beautiful pictures! Very user friendly, will give it a try with the boys soon 🙂
it’waz great meeting Y’al..lovely experiences shared.
The next party is in Nicosia 🙂
Thanks so much for organizing it! It was really great…. I can’t wait for another gathering!
did you know there is a madagascar 2 & 3 ….
Sounds great!! How do I get there LOL!!!
hi i lived in cyprus since ten years and i got three kids and we are leaving very soon to uk as i jsut found about this website i got alot of furniture in excellent condition if any one u looking for house items i got everything my number is 99179466 i don t know how to sell if any of u any shops who buy second hand furniture tvs and etc please let me know
Thanks for arranging it all – Famagusta meet a mum coming up soon 😉
i loved watching the Royal Wedding i felt very proud being british and of course i didnt have a flag to wave i just wave a napkin my grandson just laughed it was very emotional event!! even if you love or dont love the royal family but i felt it because it was princess Di son getting married and i’m sure prince william had his emotional feelings not having his mum by his side on this special day and they both looked lovely her dress was beautiful too…. i watched it until the end. georgina xx
how patronizing… I can’t believe they are actually fighting over that name….
And better yet check how merchant services works for this.
Hope to see you all tomorrow!
Hallo Margot, how nice to see you back on MiC! Hope all is well with you. Yes indeed, keeping them together was the right thing to do and the boys do love them and enjoy looking after them. I look forward to your PN. Alles Liebe! Carine
Witaj Krucha! Widz?, ?e jeste? w Pafos. Napisz co? o sobie. Pozdrawiam basia
Jestem Ania, na Cyprze od stycznia, 24.10 urodzilam zdrowego chlopca i teraz odpoczywam po cc. Tyle na poczatek 🙂
Lol! washing powder! will indeed try that! normally leave in oven to soak, maybe forgetting it for a day or two ahha and then scrub it down with “Ttelloui” destroying my nails (if there are any left) ahhah
Its great for birthday parties too!
Cao svima! na zalost samo nas je 4… 🙂
Htela sam da vidim da li bi ste bile zainteresovane da organizujemo mali “play date” sa decom. Vi ste u nikoziji, samo sam ja u larnaci pa bih dosla kod vas.
Pitam zato sto bi stvarno htela da mi se cerka igra sa decom koja pricaju srpski. Ja sam jedina koja komunicira sa njom na srpskom pa bi volela da upozna i drugu decu koja pricaju kao i ona.
Ciao a tutti! abito a Limassol e mi piacerebbe fare amicizia con voi 🙂
Hello everyone,for those ones who can escape a evening every now and then there is a a Larnaca-Famagusta Cinema Society which just started at the beginning of the year. Movies are shown in an old cinema in Aradippou and they show also alternative movies which you won’t see at the cineplex. It is taking place every thursday at 8:30pm and only 3 Euro for members (10 Euro membership a year) or 5 Euro a movie. It has a real character and you get a tea in the break and all kind of sweets for just 50 cent or 1 Euro.
Check it out http://www.lfcinema.org/ .
ahhh they are v cute xx
Thanks to Sarah & Jackie who made it to the Luna park today.
lovley pic!!! troodos mountains maybe??
happy birthday laura! x
I feel so sorry for you with this situation. You can not change them. I heard a similar story several times
We went there last Friday and my son (6y). ans my daughter(10y.)had a lot of fun, specially at the swings. And my eldest daughter enjoied her coke! we were sitting in the sun and had a relaxed time there. For families with smaller children it is a perfect place to go.
Hi, my husband would also like to attend so please book a place for him too
Hi,sounds great.Can you please give me some directions when coming from Nicosiq?
Hi Kalimata, I just wanted to say I am also a motherless daughter and I understand totally how you feel. I think no matter how old we are (Im 33) we always want our mothers and on some level remain the little girl we were when we lost them. Im not sure if you lost your mother early or not, but in any case it’s not very useful for someone to say you shouldn’t feel that way. Infact its perfectly normal. There’s a very good book Im reading right now called Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman which may help validate your feelings. I am looking to start a Motherless daughters group in Cyprus. If anybody is interested please get in touch.
Where is this park? please tell
From the motorway you take the turn off to Troodos and drive straight ahead. Turn left after 2nd patrol station, then straight and turn right opposite a flower shop. Look out for green signs directing you to the Polemidia Theatre (in Greek) as the park is next to it – After flower shop turn off it’s the second road on the left, then first right and it’s on your left hand side.Enjoy 🙂
Hello Tina, thanx for that. Yeah I thought I was the only one it had happened to at first but chatting up with my close friends I realised it happens frequently. Something to do with prconceptions, inability to love, God knows. Anw mine came to their senses eventually (when they realised the power I have and what they’d miss out on). But our relationship will never be the same again. What is it with some ppl eh?
I feel so sorry myself, and i can assure you that for the whole time i thought i was reading about my in-laws.
and thanks for taking the time to write it, it makes it a little easy when one finds out they are not the only ones with 6666666 ones around
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Girls, anybody wants to meet? I am mother of 5 months old son? Katarina
Cao svima u grupi:)))) zovem se Bobana i zivim u Aja Napi…bebac nam stize za par meseci,pa kad stigne,pridruzujem se druzenju gde god da se organizujemo:)))))pozdrav
Mojitos is a nice restaurant, first place that springs to mind but I’ll have a think and see if I can come up with anything else.
Any other local Mums got any suggestions?
http://www.mojitobarcyprus.com if you want a look at their website.
Oooh did it work? Am going to have the same problem on Wednesday morning.have to have my son at school for 7.15am!!!
Thank you very much Vanja, I learnt a lot! This is a subject I have been meaning to look into for a while, your blog has given me very interesting info 🙂
aww this put a smile on my face…. we get paid in mommy love! 🙂
Hey Tatev thanx,. You are defintely not alone in this. You had me cracking up with that last comment by the way… 🙂
awwwww..Indeed been a Mommy worker is just priceless!Mommy LOve! a secured love..we r the best lovers.thanx for putting this up.
Hi to all single mums, I live in Limassol would like to meet and make new freinds, drop me a mail if your interested email@example.com
I am still coming too and am poss bringing a friend x
I’m single mum just moved to Paphos, Kissonerga, if there are any other single mums nearby who would like to chat and maybe meet up for coffees etc would be nice 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org Im a single mum and proud 🙂
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That is very interesting and a subject that all parents should be aware of today Vanja well done!! My grandson was watching my daughter on her lap top and he was full of questions.. of course, i told my daughter not to teach him because now days young children learn so quickly and i dont think they should start on a computer especially at such a early age(:) a good subject to look into for us mums.
Hi, i’ve just seen that you’re moving out to Cyprus too. When are you going? We are hoping to move back to the paralimni area in April. So excited now, what area will you be in?
Congrats, but you need to give us some tips on how you did it… 4 months ago my husband came back from the dr with not good health news and just decided to quit after 24 years of smoking. Its very hard if one stopped smoking … He does not like the smell anymore and nagging all the time so i stop. I am trying to convince myself that I should stop but I always find excuses to postpone taking the decision. So tips please ….
Update…here we go: It works!! Yes, really! Today was the third day and we managed to be (almost) on time every morning. It’s a huge improvement over last week, but the checklist does need a bit of tweaking…We will add about 10 – 15 minutes to the overall schedule to allow for unforseen/unexpected morning poo-poo sessions and the occasional ‘I don’t want to brush my teeth today’ delay. Other than that I must say that shifting the responsibility over to the kids does work. We gave them a small clock on which they can read the time and compare to our target on the checklist. They are so proud when the moment of ‘WE DID IT’ comes! 🙂
There are a couple of more people coming who haven’t been able to confirm online so far. If you are coming please let us know so we can make sure we have a big enough table booked!
Thank you 🙂
Such a shame that you go to all the effort and then the events get cancelled or end up being so poorly attended, hoping the Famagusta meet will be more worth your while!
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Yes, thanks a lot. I found it on a map. It looks far! I am getting more Cypriot ;). Nicosia seems to be so far!Are you aware of any other nice parks for kids in Limassol area?
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Thanks for reading.
Thanks Lubna, it’s hard, isn’t it?! I guess what did it for us this time opposed to all the other times (pregnancies, breastfeeding etc 🙂 was the REAL desire to stop. Previously we wanted to do it, but never before were convinced that we wanted to do it, or even believe that we were able to do it. So that was the single most important factor. No excuses and believing it, mainly because of and for our children. Plus, we picked the day we went on an airplane to go to our two week holiday. For me, smoking has a lot to do with habit, so by leaving our normal environment for the initial worst period of cravings we hoped to be ‘distracted’ and not focus on the missing cigarettes so much. It did help.
Good old normal chewing gum, not the nicotine replacement stuff, also helped. Coming back home it was more difficult to resist again, but it was all about constantly reminding ourselves that smoking really isn’t healthy, especially after having smoked half our lives.
Sorry my answer got a bit long…but I hope it helps a bit. Go on, you can do it too!! I wish you the best. x
I agree with Emma. I hope you will have a great night in Famagusta 🙂
Congratulations Emma, that sounds fantastic. You can be proud of yourself, the first step is always the hardest! Keep at it 🙂
Did somebody see the show? Did you like it? Please advise. Thank you.
Save energy when you cook pasta and use a kettle to boil the water (also time saving)
I thought kettles are the one appliance in the kitchen that uses by far the most energy.
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