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Meet Dr Panagiotis Tsoukka DVM, MRCVS, owner of Furry Friends Veterinary Clinic
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think Cyprus is ready for it, in the UK animal hospitals are open 24 hours and prices are 10 - 15 x more than here. But the quality of service is a lot higher; imagine a 24 hour hospital with 10 nurses round the clock looking after animals, it is going to be exceptional. And it is my dream to open something similar here.
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UK business woman suffering from chronic bipolar who watched her business fold under the pandemic has launched a new business to motivate others never to give up. Award winning beauty therapist and skin specialist Claire Whittle was forced to close her salon, CJ in the City, during lockdown. Whilst at home she developed Papillon Beauty, developing an exclusive range of false lashes that can safely be reapplied 30 times as well as fragrant cuticle oils. Claire, 45, whose condition often forces her to stay in bed for days on end, refused to let the pandemic defeat her and kept her mind busy developing the new beauty products which sell online.
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Lifestyle meets jewellery designer Sara Afkhami Sara, 39, is originally from Iran but has lived in Cyprus for seven years with her husband and nine year old daughter. Tell us about your business I make hand made earrings. I used to have a shop but now I go on the beach. Do you have a specific style? No, I am very open minded about my designs, I am influenced by nature and love the outdoors. Is there a specific way you make your earrings? I work from morning until night making them, I learnt the craft myself, from you tube videos and brought all my tools form Iran and make them here myself. I also am trained in leather making and started with bags and I sat on the beach and sod many products. I saw the tourists likes the jewellery and suddenly I was thinking that it would be better to make earrings and sell those instead.
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original fireplace in the lobby spreads warmth during winter gatherings. The large covered veranda and the garden with the fish pond and fountain offer a hideout beautifully hidden from the passer by. The high cypress tree fence gives the feeling of being in the countryside as well as privacy. Who goes there? People from all walks of life gather together to experience growth and self development. There is no discrimination of any kind, no barriers nor judgement. It is were you find connection with oneself and social interaction in all its glory
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Your magnetism revolves around mysterious fascination rather than outgoing charm. Intensity appeals in your relationships. This can also be a time in which you discover untapped resources or talents. It is a good time to work out money problems or other issues of sharing with a partner.
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You’re feeling brave, independent, and eager to begin new projects. There is much initiative now, with personal involvement in new ventures or undertakings. You are striving for independence and freedom of movement in everyday affairs. The key now is not overstating yourself.
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CANCER (21 JUNE – 22 JULY) This is a time when you let loose your softer, receptive side. Romantic matters, as well as pleasure-seeking activities, come to the fore now. You are more likely to pay closer attention to your physical appearance and mannerisms, aiming to improve and enhance your attractiveness.
LEO (23 JULY – 22 AUGUST) This is an especially introspective cycle during
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VIRGO (23 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER) You have
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LIBRA (23 SEPTEMBER – 22 OCTOBER) Your disposition is
more intellectual than usual now, and self-expression comes easy. You are sharper than usual--more observant, and more inclined to “live in the head”. Relationships with siblings, neighbours, classmates, and casual friends may become more prominent in your life now.
SCORPIO (23 OCTOBER – 21 NOVEMBER) Enthusiasm and
confidence are with you now, and it’s easy to tap into your more unique qualities and talents in order to go after what we want. This is a time to do what you can to build trust in your family life and a strong foundation within yourself.
SAGITTARIUS (22 NOVEMBER -21 DECEMBER) It’s time to
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Don’t forget the umami veggies this BBQ Season Yondu’s top tips for making the perfect vegetables this summer
BQ season is upon us and as swathes of sausages and burgers make their way to the grill, the humble vegetable is often forgotten. Whether it's for the veggie/vegan of the group or simply just a delicious side dish, overlooking the greens is a mistake. Veggie Kebabs - any vegetable that can be cut into big chunks and skewered is a firm candidate to a kebab. Be creative and combine different colors, textures and flavors in each skewer. There’s just one golden rule: “Sturdies with sturdies and softies with softies”. You don’t want to bite a raw potato next to a totally dehydrated courgette.
Yondu marinade for grilled veggies Total time: 10 min Serves 2 Yondu effect: Replaces soy sauce and/or salt Recipe benefits: Easy, fat-free and clean flavour profile.
Ingredients: 3 Tbsp. Yondu 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (or another mild vinegar) ½ tsp ground black pepper ½ tsp dry thyme 1 clove of garlic, finely minced 500g your favourite vegetables to grill In a bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients. Prepare your vegetables for the grill by washing, peeling and cutting to your desired size.
this over your vegetables when serving. Notes/tips: Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the marinade to help vegetables get golden brown if you want. You can add a teaspoon of sugar too, but we found veggies are naturally sweet enough and Yondu will enhance their sweetness!
Drizzle the marinade over your vegetables and gently toss in a tray. Leave for 5 minutes before grilling. Grill your vegetables, reserving the remaining marinade in the tray. Drizzle Visit www.yondu.co.uk/recipes/ for cooking inspiration.
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ellness is multi faceted. To obtain this gift of living well, the majority of aspects of human life must be in harmony. One of these keys to happiness is your social wellbeing. By nature humans are social creatures. Even the most introverted of us crave for love and connection. Our ancestors assured their survival by living in tribes. Today we continue to strive for vaster scales of centralized governance. This unity we believe carries power and stability. This global way of living has changed the very nature of society. Although the world has been becoming more united in governance, have people been able to unite into a one big tribe? This of course is a very subjective question. Everyone experiences life uniquely. On the whole data shows that people’s wellbeing, especially mental health is on the fall. The recent isolation has been a big issue, but loneliness while been surrounded by a city full of people started far
before the pandemic. By nature humans have been conditioned to fear differences. Been different could have meant exile from the tribe and surtain death. Foreign lands were mysterious and dangerous. Foreign travellers where not to be trusted. So is it any surprise that in this modern world diversity is still something that many have difficulty to appreciate or even understand. Living in a diverse community, but having ancestral programming to find safety in sameness can be very lonely and even stressful. My Wellness tip for you today is to create a new program in your brain. Celebrate diversity! Celebrate your own unique nature! Celebrate that you are now free to be part of a new kind of world! Tell yourself how wonderful it is that you can experience the best of many world cultures in one place, creating a new
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kind of tribe. Understand that every way of been has a shadow aspect to it, but you have knowledge, literally at your fingertips, to avoid unpleasant situations. Let’s birth consciously a state of unity while celebrating diversity and helping to create a community that supports social wellbeing of all who are part of it. With joy, Ekaterina Sophia
HELLO JUNE. WELCOME BACK MUSIC EVENTS!!!
I am labelling June, the Month of Music, solely because of the fantastic news that LIVE EVENTS ARE BACK!! I’ve waited so long to say that, I’m too scared to say it out loud in case I may jinx it!! It has been a long 15 months since live venues have been shut down due to the Pandemic…. clubs have looked lost and lonely without audiences, without the bands performing on the stages and without the music vibrations. A void was left within us when Live music was snatched from us, like a thief in the night and deprived us of the magic that filled our hearts and minds…..but they are back, the door may only be opening halfway but we are still walking through. I’m looking forward to the first event when music lovers can be reunited and the musicians will be able to look out onto the audience and do what they love the 32 most.
I have a feeling that we will appreciate music events more now and support local musicians, who have been out of jobs and unable to perform. We asked to ‘bring back live music’ now that it is coming back, lets show this support and keep venues open and musicians in business.
Savino Live in Larnaca, the great Live music venue where all musicians, local and abroad, want to perform…..I always say that it’s the Cyprus equivalent to New York’s CBGB or L.A.’s Whisky a Go Go….the ambiance and the darkness of the place give it a true and authentic Rock vibe,
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nothing fancy with the decor, just real Rock ’n’ Roll, with state of the art sound and lighting and a great sized stage that musicians make the most of. Savino Live will reopen its doors in June and this year celebrates its 11th year of hosting events, with local and international artists from Rock, Metal, Folk, Jazz, Acoustic to DJ and stand up comedy nights. Savino Live is THE place to perform at….just ask the musicians who have played there and always want to come back! Find Savino Live on Facebook & Instagram to be informed of all upcoming events.
that exceeded all their expectations.
YOU’VE TASTED HONEY…..NOW ITS TIME TO HEAR HONEY……DIRTY HONEY!! If the return of Live Events is not enough to get excited about, there is more!! I have been looking forward to writing about this band, which catapulted into my life a year ago. I find myself mentioning them often and constantly listening to their music, ever since I heard their song FIRE AWAY on a Spotify playlist. I instantly had to shazam it and find out which band had stopped me in my tracks and woke up this passion in me. The quartet based in L.A. have risen to a Rock status in supersonic time. Their self titled Debut album, Dirty Honey, was released on April 23rd and reached the number 2 spot of the Hard Rock Album charts, number 4 on the Independent album charts and number 5 on the Rock Album charts and what makes this even more amazing, is that it was without the support of a major label, an achievement
Dirty Honey’s music is bluesy, melodic and is classic fresh rock with elements and influences including Aerosmith, ACDC, Guns N Roses, Rolling Stones and more. The 8 track album has a Live sound with deep soul and groove, it is raw, has stagger, strut, and gives pure feel good vibes. The gravelly vocals and the bluesy guitar baselines and dynamic riffs and hooks are so powerful, you find yourself captivated. Each catchy song ignites and inspires and the music videos are full of swagger, grit and passion. So what special something has Dirty Honey got that has helped push them to the top of their game?? One word of many that comes to mind, is AUTHENTICITY, their music is true to their own personalities and spirit and this comes out in each song. Formed in 2017, 2019 was the breakout year for them when they burst onto the music scene, then the pandemic hit and grounded them, as it did to most bands. They used the time lost touring, by concentrating more on the details of their music and
polishing up their songs. Being active on social media, allowed them to stay in touch with their enthusiastic fans and build up a bigger audience, ready for their reemergence. No time was lost in announcing an upcoming tour this year including supporting The Black Crowes. Impressed? Well there’s more! Their song When I’m Gone became the first song, by an unsigned artist to reach number 1 on the billboard mainstream Rock chart. They have opened for major artists already including The Who, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Slash, Alter Bridge and have played at major US rock festivals. Their escalated climb is a whirlwind with great results! I think one of the factors that make this band work so well together are their individual characters, combined, producing this new refreshing Rock reminiscent of the earlier Classic Rock sounds. Dirty Honey are going to the top, they have the WOW factor and are going to be HUGE! Check out this new refreshing band ….but be prepared to be Honeyfied!! www.dirtyhoney.com/ www.facebook.com/ DirtyHoneyMusic
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