A few weeks ago, I was presented with a special award from the Cypriot Government in recognition of my work with ‘Tales of Cyprus’. The award was presented to me by the Cyprus Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Overseas Cypriots, Mr Photis Photiou and Her Excellency Martha Mavrommati, High Commissioner of Cyprus.
I was told that my community work with the Cypriot diaspora, (which includes substantial ethnographic fieldwork), was very important to Cyprus and gaining a lot of positive attention on the island. That recognition is reward enough for me, although I have to admit – the plaque is very nice too.
My warmest thanks to everyone who has helped and supported me with Tales of Cyprus over the last few years. Special thanks to all my followers and readers on this page. Your words of encouragement have fueled my desire to keep developing and improving this very significant cultural heritage archive. I will continue to document and record the living memories of my parent’s and grandparent’s generation and I hope next year to launch my Corsica project (book and exhibit) plus a new art exhibition dedicated to the Cypriot peasant girl.
Maybe in the near future I will also publish another book.
Of course none of this would have been possible without the ongoing support of one person in particular. That is my beautiful and (very patient) wife Christina. Love always baby mou. xxx
Onwards and Upwards!