James’ christening day! It was an absolutely gorgeous day filled with love and laughter, But I’m glad it’s over. Big events tend to stress me out especially when I’m the one organising them. But the day unfolded beautifully and was made possible by a big group of people I would like to thank.
On Saturday I dragged my growing belly to the Birth Forward seminar because no matter how much I wanted to put my feet up and take advantage of the fact that Georgie was spending the afternoon with his dad, I really wanted to see what this little community was doing for pregnant ladies in Cyprus.
I, along with many, are disgusted by the fact that we -Cyprus- have the highest rate of Caesarean Sections in Europe. It’s 52%, in case you were wondering, so you could say it was about time someone stood up and questioned this alarming fact.
On Saturday papa and I dropped Georgie off at my in-laws and made our way to Limassol. We were in town for an event where papa was awarded a massive trophy for winning the Time Attack championship in car racing. So proud of him!
Seeing as this was a one-night vacation and we only had a few hours to ourselves we did what all parents on their own would do. We walked hand-in-hand along the beachfront, stayed up late and slept in. Obviously. We also grabbed some great grub at the Limassol Marina and put our feet up at the Londa Hotel, which was heaven.
Just walking into this place gave me the goosebumps. I loved the colours, the diversity of produce and the firm possibility that there are treasures to be discovered all old, vintage, used, pre-loved or however you want to call it. All unique.
This is where you want to shop for your vintage-loving friend or loved one. Where you can buy a plethora of interesting pieces be it a poster or a prom dress. Vintage fashion and homeware is brought together at The Collective Concept and its such a freakin’ great collaboration. A feast for the eyes.
Two weeks ago, while my brother was visiting from England and Georgie’s school was closed for half term, we took advantage of our time off and the great weather and drove to Kato Drys. The typical Cypriot village is worth visiting because of its traditional beauty but most importantly, if you’re a food junkie like me, because of Elli’s jams, marmalades and chutneys.