There are not a lot of organised baby groups in this area and without them it is hard as a 'stay at home' Mum to meet people so I was overjoyed (I may have even done a little dance!) when I found Mum's in Cyprus. It is a brilliant social network created by the lovely Carrine, is a Mum who was suffering a similar problem and wanted to meet more people.
'Mums in Cyprus' is a website community by Mums for Mums, it provides a platform for communication, advice and friendship. Since it's launch in January 2010 membership has grown to over 750 and has members from 17 nationalities.
There have been several opportunities to 'Meet a mum for real' and last Wednesday was the first in Larnaca. I had previously driven to Limassol for a meet up but it's a little bit far to do regularly.
It was a good evening, and nice to meet some new people, there were 8 of us all together from 5 different countries and I was the only Brit there. (surprisingly really as the Brits form the highest percentage of members on the site) which was nice because it shows that the site really does bring everyone together.
One thing which doesn't change whichever nationality you happen to be - put any group of Mums together and it doesn't take long for birth stories to come up in conversation :)