Yesterday was Cyprus Independence Day and my husband’s friends wanted to go to a mountain picnic site to make “souvla” (Greek BBQ) I found it very interesting that there are what I call BBQ huts where everyone sets up their “focu” (grill/cooker). The men all huddle in the hut cooking while the women set up the tables and watch the kids. When the food is finished the kids are at one table, the women at a different table and the men at yet another table. There wasn’t much interaction amongst the families. Once everyone ate and about a half hour later they all packed up to go home. My husband, daughter and me stayed at the picnic site enjoying the mountain air and the sound of a small creek near our picnic table.
One of the things I found very interesting was that no one made mention that it was Independence Day. No one wore t-shirts with flags or anything that could indicate the type of holiday it was. I know that when we celebrated the 4th of July in the USA you really felt it was a special day and you could see patriotism in so many different ways. Also when we had gatherings in the USA families conversed as a whole, after people ate they would chat play games and just enjoy each other’s company. Gatherings with friends in the states I feel were more meaningful and enjoyable for everyone.
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This blog is not on a topic specific. I will be writing about things that I like, find interesting or just feel like talking about. I’m a wife, a mother of two children and a writer. I go through all the same issues anyone else does from what to cook for dinner to I blew the budget this month. Life is full of challenges and it’s within those challenges that we develop into who we really are and determine what we value. Near and dear to my heart are my kids & husband and dog, followed by a few close friends.
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