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For holidays in Cyprus I admit it, I’m biased, because I live in Cyprus. But that also means I know some of the best places to stay. Taking a holiday in Cyprus has to be one of the best experiences anyone will ever have. The Cypriots are friendly, the food is great, there’s an abundance […]

It’s mid-January and the weather has been atrocious for the last few weeks. It has rained almost constantly since Christmas and everywhere is dripping wet. Couple that with the cold and you can understand why I’ve been holed up in my house as much as possible, only venturing out to get some wood for the […]

  There’s a classic 1950s Science Fiction movie called When Worlds Collide, which tells the story of a rogue planet entering our solar system on a collision course with Earth. The resulting worldwide mayhem leaves a group of scientists to go it alone and build a rocket ship to escape before the world is destroyed. […]

The national health service in Cyprus is great in terms of actual health care. Admittedly there are differences between the UK and Cyprus. Food in a Cypriot hospital is only going to cater for Cypriot tastes, so if you don’t want your jelly sweet on your plate of sausages you had better say so. Nurses […]

Technology in the early part of the 20th Century was a new and wondrous experience for many people. But the infancy of any technological expansion will inevitably lead to human error, often with catastrophic and deadly consequences. The Paris Métro fire of 1903 also known as the Couronnes disaster, after the station where most deaths […]

According to a Cyprus government spokesperson, Cyprus is losing the halloumi trademark in the UK after failing to act on time was ‘an act of suicide’ for the interests of Cyprus. Food trademarks are big business worldwide and the failure of the commerce ministry in Cyprus to respond on time to applications filed by a […]

Swimming comes naturally to dogs and my two English Springer Spaniels are no exception. As you can see from the picture above, Holly (the liver and white) and Harvey in front, taken a few years ago at the local dam, aren’t afraid of open water. Collectively they are know as the ‘H’ Team, because they […]

Okay, it’s actually cold and wet and damp here in Cyprus as I write this on the last day of November 2018. But it’s about this time of year many people, in Britain at least, look to booking their summer holidays. According to official figures from the Cyprus government, the number of tourists arriving here […]