Cyprus Lifestyle June 2022

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Hello June Hello summer..

We’ve been waiting for you! Welcome to your sizzling June issue, guaranteed to turn up the temperature as we introduce fitness trainer James Luckman who is bringing his powerhouse bootcamps to the island in September, Expect challenging workouts set against beautiful backdrops. Get in touch by emailing info@lifestylelivingcyprus.com if you want to get involved. We are delighted to support

the Girlfriend’s Circle and all their fabulous events , check out their latest news inside. And talking of events, we are excited to be planning the first Lifestyle Ayia Napa fashion show in October, I have held these events in Los Angeles, Liverpool and Manchester and this promises to be an incredible event with designers from all over the world coming. Plus ssshhh…. Don’t tell anyone but it is going to be filmed for a pilot for a Netflix television series.

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CULTURE

Writer and comedian Jamie Demetriou, the son of an English mother and a Greek Cypriot father, won Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme at the Bafta TV Awards recently.

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he 34-year-old actor won for the third series of the Channel 4 comedy Stath Lets Flats in which he plays Stath Charalambos, described by Wikipedia as “an incompetent and socially inept British GreekCypriot man who only has his job at a letting agent in London because his father is the owner of the company”. Stath’s sister is played by Demetriou’s real-life sister Natasia, who was herself a nominee at Sunday’s awards. The show has form at the Baftas, in fact this is the second win for Jamie as Stath. He previously won at the 2020 awards, when the show also won Best Scripted Comedy. The ‘male actor in a comedy’ category was quite strong this year, making Demetriou’s second acting Bafta all the more impressive. Other nominees included Steve Coogan as the revived Alan Partridge (This Time With Alan Partridge) and Ncuti Gatwa for his role in Sex

Education. Gatwa is the Rwanda-born actor who’s just been announced by the BBC as the new Doctor Who. As with most secondgeneration British Cypriots, it’s unclear just how Cypriot the actor feels – though he did contribute a mostly humorous entry to the ‘Cypriots Worldwide’ website, talking briefly of his heritage: “Growing up in England I’ve

lost a bit of my Greek Cypriot essence, but it’s there in my obsessive use of lemon and olive oil, and in my desire to be a father from an early age.” His own dad started out with nothing, and ended up a chef in posh restaurants. “My mum’s responsible for my capacity to love. My dad’s responsible for the way I dress salad.” The actor has also costarred in Fleabag (as the bus suitor with big teeth), among other highlights. Meanwhile a US remake of Stath Lets Flats, to be called Bren Rents, is being developed by Fox, with Demetriou among the executive producers.



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HEALTH & FITNESS

Personal trainer Papa Luckman Fitness who launched his online training sessions through lockdown, is starting his first Fitness Bootcamp in Cyprus this autumn after teaming up with Lifestyle magazine

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he five night/ four day event aims to empower people into improving their lives and possibly reinventing themselves into leaner, fitter and more self confident beings. The rigorous daily fitness programme includes exercise sessions that target both physical and mental strength to push you beyond your own expectations, Adventure Challenges hikes across rugged Cyprus coastlines such as Cape Greco and mountainous paths in Oroklini. With Papa Luckman leading the way always expect the unexpected but also the opportunity to explore your own personal goals

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in Papa's 1-2-1 sessions. In addition there will be coaching sessions in improving mindset and performance. James, who lives in the UK but will commute to Cyprus, graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Leisure Studies and Business Management. A former personal trainer, NHS Health and Fitness Advisor and ex Firearms/ Public Order Police Sergeant serving across several forces, James is now a project manager in the private sector but his passion is fitness. James said, “Cyprus provides a stunning

back drop but also the opportunity to, refresh, reboot and restart. 4 days will feel like 4 weeks.” James established the Papa Luckman Fitness Group during the first lockdown to support colleagues to stay active through a difficult time. The Papa sessions where then shared with friends and family across social media. Members helped shape the sessions which now feature every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Papa Luckman has been recognised across an organisation of 3000 employees as a Wellbeing Champion and offered virtual drop


in sessions to support staff leading a more active lifestyle. James not only organises and runs the fitness session in his own time, he also makes himself available to hold 1-2-1 personal training sessions. James was also nominated for the National Wellbeing Award in 2021 James said, "Fitness has always been my passion as it has helped with my self confidence, personal believe that I can achieve anything I put my mind to and helped me to manage high pressured situations. Fitness is key to managing mental health. Fitness is a daily challenge, it is not easy but failure is not an option." Papa Luckman sessions are design to make exercise accessible and enjoyable. There’s no pressure and you go at your own pace. There is no need for cameras to be on, it is all about the journey and feeling comfortable. The sessions are all inclusive so children can join in too. James was recently recognised in the Speedway Star Magazine for his support given to 15 British Youth riders, organising Sport Specific

Session to get them ready for the season. The group of youngsters aged from 9yrs old have already reaped the benefits gaining podium places in their first series of competitive racing. James also provides Sport Specific Training session for members of ‘Dirt Track Events’ who hold a series of British Championship rounds which includes Speedway, Flat Track, Sidecar and Mini-bike racing. James said, “People can expect 100% commitment, attention and support with a twist to help those gains in personal performance.” James said, “I’m excited to team up with Cyprus

Lifestyle magazine, and when Amanda proposed the idea of holding a Bootcamp in Cyprus I did not need to think twice. Amanda is an award winning PR Consultant who believes in making a difference to peoples lives. Woking with Cyprus Lifestyle Magazine is beyond my expectations. I have held numerous personal training sessions with Amanda over the last 12 months. Amanda has experienced the method in the Papa madness. Do not get me wrong, it will be hard work. The sunshine of Cyprus will add to the challenge but also the rewards with a guaranteed smile at the end."

Papa Luckman SCC member quotes: “ I’ve been involved on and off since James started a year ago. I really look forward to each session, it’s so much fun you forget you’re actually working out! ” “ I needed to do something and interaction with other people is much better than doing exercise alone. I now look forward to my mid-week and weekend sessions all thanks to Papa! ” For information on the bootcamp, go to www.amandamosspr.uk and click on Lifestyle Retreats.

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HEARING to hearing aids. “The brain needs time,” he notes, “And the earlier hearing loss is treated, the easier it is for the brain to adapt.”

A few years back

A few years back, a New York Times ar4cle pleaded that the treatment of hearing loss needs “to be taken much more seriously.” Much of the ar4cle’s basis for that plea were the numerous mental and physical health consequences of leCng hearing loss go untreated, including increased odds of depression, falling, emergency room visits and, of course, demen4a. All are correla4ons that have been studied broadly and that we dig into regularly in this blog.

A few years back, For the article, the For the ar4cle, the author, Jane Brody, talked to Dr. Frank Lin of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg aSchool New York Jane Brody, or Public Health. Times Dr. Lin is one of the world’sauthor, leading hearing loss researchers. His team is par4cularly interested in studying how hearing loss impacts our brains as we age. article pleaded that talked to Dr. Frank Based on his extensive research, Dr. Lin recommends people treat hearing loss sooner rather the treatment of Lin of Johns Hopkins than later, telling Brody that the longer we wait, the harder hearing loss is to treat. That’s because it takes 4me to adjust to hearing aids. “The brain needs 4me,” he School notes, “And theor hearing loss needs Bloomberg earlier hearing loss is treated, the easier it is for the brain to adapt.” “to be taken much Public Health. Dr. Lin Between his recommenda4on and The Lancet Commission’s study no4ng that trea4ng more is one ofofthe hearing lossseriously.” in mid-life (ages 40-64) is the single biggest risk factor 12 that world’s you can modify to help prevent demen4a, you’d be wise to look into treatment now if you’re experiencing hearing hearing loss and worried about your cogni4ve leading health as you age. Much of arethe article’s loss researchers. His To confirm your with an authorita4ve hearing test or consult with a hearing basis forhearing thatlossplea professional about treatment, call 77772627 and set up a free hearing consulta4on team is particularly appointment with one of our experts near you. were the numerous interested in studying mental and physical how hearing loss health consequences impacts our brains as of letting hearing we age. loss go untreated, including increased odds of depression, falling, emergency room visits and, of course, dementia. All are correlations that have been studied broadly and that we dig into regularly in this blog. 14

Based on his extensive research, Dr. Lin recommends people treat hearing loss sooner rather than later, telling Brody that the longer we wait, the harder hearing loss is to treat. That’s because it takes time to adjust

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are the best for fungal cell the bathroom and in public replication. 4. Malodour Athlete’s foot is a skin(bad fungal smell) places such as swimming infection. We have naturally Cross Infection: It can beand sometimes pools, common showers 5. Wounds / cracks between the toes, on the soles and occurring fungi and bacteria on picked up from someone else etc. our skin, when these fungi area shedding affected skin (typically • Ensure your feet are able to excessively multiply you in communal areas). Athlete’s completely dry after end up with the infection. Risk factors for fungalfoot infection: can also be passed on washing them and before directly from person to person What are the symptoms you put your shoes and contact. Sweaty feet: feet on.naturally or throu of athlete’s foot?People who have particularly sweatysocks Footwear: Once your feet have most at risk as these wet and warm conditions areAvoid thewearing best someone for fungal ce • 1. Fungal infection of been contaminated, the warm, else’s shoes, trainers or the feet have several dark and sweaty environment Cross Infection: can be picked up from someone else shedding affect slippers. symptoms that help inIttheir of shoes provides the ideal identification. The most communal areas). Athlete’s foot canforalso on directly from per breeding ground the be passed • Avoid sharing your towel common ones include: fungus. However, athlete’s foot and wash it regularly to contact. also occurs in dry, flaky areas. prevent the spread of the 2. Redness, irritation and flaky It’s quite common in summer infection. skin Footwear: Once your feet have been contaminated, the warm, dark and time with sandal wearers. The 3. Itching between the toes sun makes your skin dry out, of shoes provides the ideal breeding ground forThis the fungus. However, a article is for information and soles of the feet so it loses its natural protective occurs in dry, flaky areas. It’s quite common in only summer with and is nottime substitute forsanda oils. This combined with the 4. Burning sensation and pain medical advice. makes your skin dry out, so ittrauma losesfrom itssandals natural protective oils. This comb constant 5. Malodour (bad smell) makes them more prone to Written by Kleanthis Vasou, trauma from sandals makes them more prone to infection. infection. Specialised Podiatrist at Vasou 6. Wounds / cracks between Podiatry. the toes, and sometimes How is athlete's foot treated? How is athlete’s foot on the soles and heels BSc Podiatry & MSc Sport and treated? Treatments depend Exercise Science. For more on the type of fungal infection Treatments depend on the type of fungal infection you have. It can be t information you can contact Risk factors for fungal you have. It can be treated us on: 23 823 000 or visit oral antifungals or a combination of both. Your podiatrist will recognize fu with topical or oral anti fungals infection: Sweaty feet: www.vasoupodiatry.com or a combination of both. People who have particularly

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Tell me why you decided to go into the career you chose? For years I worked with highly stressed people, who were getting sick because of the wrong work-life balance and I knew then I had to help people give them a healthier & happier life. Describe a typical day? A typical day in my life, is a mixture of things. I enjoy walking, exercising and socialising. When my work schedule allows I love mixing with family and friends, dining and getting to appreciate new things of my surroundings and life. I love travelling and I like to do that as often as I possibly can.

Why I love helping people: I believe I am a people person. I want to help others to overcome their fears and achieve their life-time dreams. Being stuck and not doing anything about it in my opinion is a wasted life and I find that very sad. We are only given one life and we should work at making it the best we can.

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HOROSCOPES ARIES (21 MARCH–19 APRIL)

This is a month where both singles and those with partners can advance at speed or change with dramatic intensity. Money and relationships figure strongly. There may be beneficial news, important opportunity and romantic meetings all coming at you. However, you’ll need to take a hard look at spending. TAURUS (20 APRIL – 20 MAY) You will have luck on your side so make the most of it and strike while the iron is hot. Opportunity comes through those you meet and you may expand your activities into new areas through such influence. All of this may contribute to career development.

GEMINI (21 MAY – 20 JUNE) This is an expansive phase where you can gain greatly through being out there, keeping a clear and positive attitude and being ready to take the chances that come. New ideas, new working associations and new social directions are keys to the future.

CANCER (21 JUNE – 22 JULY) Your dynamic style will attract attention from on high, and you might shift career tracks within the same business or industry. Whether single or committed, some may have to leave a lot behind in order to pursue a new course or a new association.

LEO (23 JULY – 22 AUGUST)

You may decide to study or increase the dimension of your knowledge as you move from one level of wisdom to the next.You may develop new practices or skills to use later on. A new relationship may

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change the state of things, where you’re living and even life direction.

VIRGO (23 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER) It will be a time

of quiet planning, and you’ll need plenty of privacy in order to see things as they really are. Your perseverance in the love department pays off in a lovely way. Couples make interesting new sparks now, while singletons can find someone to warm their heart.

LIBRA (23 SEPTEMBER – 22 OCTOBER) Your big heart and

grand intentions fuel you this month. Your natural optimism will be a spiritual optimism drawn from the deepest of wells within you. You’re electrified by a new vision, whether it’s one of reconnecting or starting fresh, and you’re electrically attractive as well.

SCORPIO (23 OCTOBER – 21 NOVEMBER) You may

have dealings with wealthy or powerful people. You may discuss money in a new way. You may embark on a course of learning that brings deep knowledge. For some there may be a sexual liaison from the world of your associates.

SAGITTARIUS (22 NOVEMBER -21 DECEMBER) There may be

new connections that come into emotional and domestic sphere of your life and alter your living conditions. Singles can soar through, while couples might plan a great escape together. You may begin to devote energy to a cause or a new spiritual direction.

CAPRICORN (22 DECEMBER – 19 JANUARY) This month will draw you on the path of a search for truth and deeper meaning. For some, this will bring an enrichment of current

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direction as you seek to know and understand more of what you do. Others will study them insightfully through detachment.

AQUARIUS (20 JANUARY – 18 FEBRUARY) This is a

testing time and big decisions may be better left till later. You may feel pulled in different directions, and it can be hard to find a balance and to fill your own personal needs. You may fall out with someone or someone may leave your circle.

PISCES (19 FEBRUARY – 20 MARCH) New projects will

go well for you, though they will occasionally reach a hectic pace.The investments may be an appealing prospect and you will want your money to work for you. Your natural optimism will no longer be in any way a surface or superficial cheerfulness.


GIN What is a Craft GIN And What Makes it Special?

It seems like everything is a craft at the moment. Once the word was given to the little stalls at school fetes selling hand knitted scarfs, and home-baked cookies, but now the word has taken on a whole new meaning in alcohol production. The craft beer movement which started just prior to the Millenium, has been making steady ground and now the booming craft gin industry has staked its claim. But what is craft gin? When can you call gin a craft batch and what can you expect from a bottle of this artisan-brewed elixir?

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Some of the big brands in the gin industry have started to cottonon to the fact that craft gin is big business. Gin connoisseurs can’t get enough of these handcrafted tipples, brewed with passion and love, and the big brands are starting to incorporate the term into what they do too. Put simply, a true craft gin has a real person or small team behind it. Often owned by the master distiller, it is the knowledge and passion of the person that determines the recipe – they often hand-select the ingredients and run the stills too. This individuality is reflected in the gin and it’s not something that you

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FASHION

Lifestyle meets fashion designer Katie Laura Bryan What is your style? My style is mixed depending on where I am going. I usually like to keep it glam, tailored and clean. I love to dress up in outfits that suit my height and figure.I am only small so I have to be careful what I wear. I don’t usually follow trends. I tend to stick to what suits me. I love wearing colours that really suit my skin tone like Cream, Beige, Browns and Gold tones. I love a statement skirt and a crisp white shirt with some glamorous shoes and gold accessories. During the day I love Athleisure

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clothing, a nice hoodie, cool trainers and a cap! How did you get into fashion design? I am self taught. I was originally a stylist and sort of transitioned into fashion design by accident. I have always taken clothes and re designed them to my liking, so I bought a sewing machine and started making clothes I wanted to wear myself and it grew from there. How do you find the industry? Very competitive. With all the huge brands that have loads of money pumped

into them it can be very hard to even get noticed. But I believe if you have a unique product that you truly believe in then others will too. Who are your ideal customers? My ideal customers are women like myself. Someone who wants to stand out in a crowd, who loves being complimented on


their outfits. Someone who appreciates the finer details and quality of fabric that separates them from the sea of girls wearing fast fashion brands that hundreds of other girls are wearing. She is glamorous and has a passion for beautiful things. Who is your style icon? Jenifer Lopez!. She screams glamour and sex appeal yet classy and sophisticated. She’s so sexy and is definitely my muse. What fabrics appeal to you? I love to work with unique, luxury fabrics that are very glamorous and durable.

magazines, and what girls are wearing on social media. I tend to stick to classic designs that can be worn season to season and doesn’t go out of style. I am inspired by the people closest in my life, I love how they conduct themselves, and express them selves so freely and beautifully. What are the three statement pieces you should have in your wardrobe this summer? Firstly I recommend a beautiful statement skirt like one of my designs and a white oversized shirt and some fitted cream trousers. You can’t go wrong.

How has the fashion industry changed with the pandemic? The fashion industry has had to adapt and so have the consumers. It went very Ath leisure based and everyone wanted to wear tracksuits and leggings. Therefor brands had to move with the times and provide such designs. But now we are changing again and becoming more dressy and providing consumers with beautiful evening pieces now we are mostly back to normal. How do you come up with new ideas? I start researching ahead of time, checking out what is hot on the runways, in

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LIFESTYLE

NOTES AND REFLECTIONS OF A WOMAN CREATING HER BEST LIFE Stefania Bongiovanni

Hi gorgeous, have you ever heard the expression “failing forward”?

see it like the first step of your path towards success!

“Failing forward is the ability to get back up after you have been knocked down, learn from your mistake, and move forward in a better direction.” (John C. Maxwell).

Remember: if you do nothing (and you hold on tight to your comfort zone!), you may not make any mistake, but you won’t even progress, create, achieve, learn, improve!

I think this concept contains a very powerful message and one of the best pieces of advice that Life can give us.

I’m not encouraging you to fail, I’m just inviting you to treasure your mistakes and failures, to be thankful for them, because one day you will look back at them like the starting point for creating your own strategy to succeed, either it is in your career, your lifestyle, your love life or your hobby.

We usually tend not to talk about our failures because we feel ashamed, embarrassed or maybe upset with ourselves. Don’t take a failure like a major setback. It’s only a temporary situation. It’s a lesson, a precious feedback, indeed it is an opportunity to improve, to find new and better ways and directions. Behind any fiasco lies an opportunity. Embrace it with an open mind and 28

Failure is part of the journey to success. Don’t be tempted to play the victim because things didn’t work out as you had planned. History is full of scientists, artists, actors, entrepreneurs, athletes who initially failed but eventually

reached their goals and realized their big dreams. What if they had given up at the first adversity because they were feeling like a loser??? Sometimes rejection is protection. What we may see as a missed chance, may be the way of the Universe to redirect us towards what is for our highest good. So now, gorgeous, just go out there and start living your best life! Who am I? I’m an Italian living in Cyprus and loving it crazily. My name is Stefania Bongiovanni, some of you will know me as the founder of The Girlfriends’ Circle, but as well as the woman who believes in #sisterhood and in #womensupportwomen.



NEWS

Cyprus prepares action plan for Monkeypox

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he Health Ministry is sending out instructions to doctors and hospitals to deal with possible monkeypox cases. Talking to state TV CyBC, the Director of Medical Services, Dr. Elisavet Constantinou, said, “We will be looking at how health services will manage possible cases, tracking issues, the isolation process for cases and contacts, and the need for laboratory diagnosis, while entry points to the republic could be a concern.” Asked if authorities are thinking of introducing PCRtype diagnostic tests for monkeypox,

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Constantinou said scientists abroad are already working on developing a PCR test. “We have our thoughts, but meetings must be completed, and the political leadership will take the necessary decisions.” Evidence suggests that monkeypox will not develop into a pandemic like COVID. Since May, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO),

cases of monkeypox have been reported in 12 countries where monkeypox is not endemic. No deaths have been recorded so far. The UK, Portugal and Spain are among the worst hit in Europe. Reported cases so far have no established travel links to endemic areas. Symptoms can appear within 12 to 21 days after being infected, including fever, joint and muscle pains, along with a rash that spreads throughout the body.


INFORMATION

YOUR GO-TO GUIDE TO USEFUL INFORMATION IS RIGHT HERE If you would like to be included in the listings email: info@lifestylelivingcyprus.com

MAIN NUMBERS EASTERN CYPRUS Ambulance/Fire/Police 112

USEFUL WEBSITES Weather: www.cyprus-weather.org

Alcoholics Anonymous 97798043 (8am-9pm) Aeronautical and maritime incidents 1441

Ministry of Interior: (Immigrations, Land & Surveys, Town Planning & Housing, Press & Information, Asylum, Civil Registry & Migration) www.moi.gov.cy

British High Commission 22861100

Social Insurance & Benefits www.ssa.gov

Cyprus Samaritans 77777267 (6pm-10pm)

Vat, Legislation, Cyprus & the EU www.mof.gov.cy

Cancer Support Line 97760989 (9am-1pm Mon-Fri)

Road Transport Department: www.mcw.gov.cy

Directory Enquiries 11892

Ministry of Health www.moh.goc.cy

Drug Helpline 1410

Tourism & Travel

Electricity faults 1800

Forest fire reports 1407

Cyprus Tourism Association: www.visitcyprus.com

Pafos Airport 77778833

UK Government: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus

Larnaca Airport 77778833 Poison control 1401

Embassies in Cyprus: www.embassypages.com/cyprus

Cyprus Kidney Association 24652044

Sport & Leisure

Pregnancy advice and counselling 99859562

FAMAGUSTA REGION Private doctor on call 0901433 Paralimni hospital 23200000 Police HQ 23803030

24hr pharmacy 90901413

Water supply faults 23740022 (8am-8pm Mon-Fri) St John’s, Derynia 99854741

Christ Church, Ayia Napa 99376551

LARNACA REGION

Private doctor on call 90901432

General hospital Larnaca 24828768 Immigration office 24864242 24hr pharmacy 90901414 Larnaca Port 24804034

Larnaca town police 99376551

Cyprus Climbing & Mountaineering Federation www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/discovercyprus/ nature-3/climbing Cyprus Golf Federation: www.cgf.org.cy Cyprus Dive Centre Association: www.cyprusdiving.org.cy

Cyprus Tennis Federation: www.tennis.com.cy Cyprus Cricket Association: www.cypruscricket.com

Cyprus Football Association: www.cfa.com.cy Cyprus Cycling Federation: www.cypruscycling.com

Cyprus Equestrian Federation: www.facebook.com/cyprusequestrianfederation Cyprus Athletics Federation: www.koeas.org.cy

Cyprus Rugby Federation: www.cyprus-rugby-com Cyprus Basketball Federation: www.basketball.org.cy Cyprus Hockey Association: www.cyprushockey.org Cyprus Motorsport Federation: www.webcfm.com

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MUSIC Summer is here and kickin’ off a rocking June is….ABETTOR Music expert Drew Andreou, who organises Cyprus Rocks, gives her insight into the music scene around Cyprus. If you want to be included email info@lifestylelivingcyprus.com

be heard through the atmospheric rock riffs, melodic hooks, drumbeats, deep meaningful lyrics, creative melodies, and the incorporation of electronic elements to enhance the vocals, resulting in a phantasmagorical sound and magnetic performances.

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Photo by Marios Souroullas

ocal band ABETTOR is a five-piece alternative Rock band formed in Larnaca in 2013. A band whose progress is consistent and continuously evolving and as they grow, so does their music. With aspirations of making their sound heard abroad as well as in their homeland, the band members are not afraid to experiment and create an original unique sound. Describing themselves as a genre defying powerhouse, drawing from diverse musical backgrounds, they aim to make their mark in the constantly evolving and

changing world of Rock music. Indeed, they are an interesting band, four highly talented musicians and one of the most respected bands on the island. Their performances are not as frequent as their followers would like but this only adds to their likability. ABETTOR’s musical purpose is to combine traditional rock sounds with more modern and progressive elements creating an original and unique elaborate sound. Their professionalism, exceptional compositions and musicianship can

The band has released two albums to date, Time Thief in 2016 and Rinse & Repeat in 2020, both receiving great acclaim. They extended their reach by performing at various Cyprus festivals including, Into the Limbo, Power of the Night and the popular FENGAROS and by sharing the stage with artists including Planet of Zeus, Villagers of Ioannina, Freak Kitchen and Wovenhand. Their popularity continues to grow, due to their originality and musical diversity. If you like quality original sound and musical artistic flair, then I recommend you go along to their gig on 2 July at Savino in Larnaca and live the ABETTOR experience. Until then, check them out on Spotify and other music platforms and give them a follow too!


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BUSINESS

Secure Corporate and Domestic Storage in Cyprus - Peter Morton Removals Ltd

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ixteen years ago the Morton Family relocated from Essex to Paphos, with four young children.

saw a huge gap in the removals industry. This was something Peter had done when he first left school.

Soon after arriving Peter and Debbie started PMR Cyprus. At first it was only going to be a small man with a van service but they soon

They employed their first couple of staff and started taking on the larger removals.

asking them to ship their goods primarily back to the UK.

Within a short timespan customers were

They looked in to the option of this and found it was another service they could offer. Leading on from this they found partners in the UK to start importing customers personal effects back to them in Cyprus. From starting within their kitchen with a computer and just one van, they now boast 26 full time employees, 17 removal trucks and have a 7500 square meter storage facility incorporating the offices. The storage facility holds over 700 storage crates starting from just 12 euros plus VAT per


services in the UK and indeed worldwide. To this end they decided to look in to opening PMR UK! They now have a storage facility in Essex, not the size of the Cyprus one

The office staff whilst miles apart are working together as if in the same office. They offer the full in-house services to assist you with either Transfer of Residency (TOR) or if you are paying Duties & Taxes along with full car registration in Cyprus, should you require it. To summarise, if you need any advice or guidance on a local move, worldwide relocations both to and from Cyprus, along with first class storage facilities please do not hesitate to contact us.

week. They can also offer outside container storage if needed. They have vast amounts of open storage areas within the warehouse and outside for storage of vehicles, boats or oversized items. Post Brexit they have realized, as with all industries, the huge increase in costs with shipping and destination

This makes them the only company both sides of the water owned by the same people. This is totally unique and it also allows them to be in full control of your shipments.

but a solid base for future growth. They are running two vehicles and have five full time staff on board.

Take a look at their website, Facebook pages and Instagram to see exactly what they are all about, along with some excellent reviews from customers.

Visit their website www.petermortonremoval.com or call us on on 26923588 - Paphos office or 25722180 - Limassol office. Facebook: Peter Morton Removals for Cyprus and PMR UK for England Instagram: peter_morton_removals – petermorton.removals – petermortonremovals for Cyprus and pmrbranchuk for England

Email: Cyprus – headoffice@petermortonremovals.com England – ukbranch@petermortonremovals.com