Monday, 4 April 2011

Meeting Mum's in Cyprus

One of the downfalls of moving to another country is leaving your friends and family behind, it is a daunting prospect to be alone in a new country with no support network to rely on. When we first moved to Cyprus in November 2009 we were extremely lucky as by chance I had 'met' someone online who not only had a baby the same age as mine but a husband on the pool team and through them AJ got a place on the team and we met a nice group of people.

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 :)


  1. Wonderful to have a support network wherever you are, especially if your family is far away. Mentioned you in a recent post by the way:

  2. What a lovely way to make new friends, some of which will probably be, forever friends, and to find support when it is needed. I wish all the best for the future.

  3. Hey Emma! It was great meeting you last week. And as I promised I'll be in touch with you soon about the Easter Egg Hunt for the little ones. It will be on Easter Monday, April the 25th probably for brunch. But I'll tell you all the details closer to the time.

    I just wanted to let you know that there are a few toddler groups that you may be interested in checking out. I'm sure you must already know them, but just in case. One at the Baby Antidote every Monday and Friday from 9.30am-11.30am. Its interactive story telling 99944779 @ 4eur per visit and there is also Tots & co at the Larnaca Community Church on Thursdays @ 2eur. They are both really near St Lazarus church in Larnaca. If you need more info just let me know. But if you end up going all three days it pretty much fulfills your week and there are plenty of British and other international moms involved.

  4. LindyLouMac in Italy9 October 2012 at 20:44

    A brilliant idea, I think you will also find that once your son starts school you will meet a lot more people and make lots more friends.


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