About the site

About me

My name is Sue. I come from Birmingham, in the UK, and have been married for 43 years. We have two grown-up sons now living in the UK, also two daughters-in-law, a grandson and granddaughter. In our Cyprus home we live with two cats, and about three-and-a-half thousand books. We moved to Cyprus in October 1997. Our sons were 11 and 9 at the time, and we planned to stay here for two years…

In 2006 we sold our house in the UK and bought one here in Cyprus. Our two years has stretched into more than twenty-five and we have no plans to move.

About the site Cyprus-life.info

Shortly after we moved to Cyprus, I started a website about our family. I wrote monthly diary entries as we adjusted to the new culture. In the Spring of 2005, it was becoming too large to maintain, so I started a blog called ‘This is Cyprus‘. Acquiring a digital camera made it much easier to snap relevant photos and include them immediately.

I noticed that I was getting visitors to my blog searching for topics such as ‘weather in Cyprus’ or ‘cost of living in Cyprus’. So the idea of this site was born. It’s basically an ex-pat’s explanations about what life is like in Cyprus, without the personal detail and random irrelevancies that go into my blog.

Cyprus-life.info was launched on 1st May 2007. In 2011, I re-organised it, and wrote a few more pages. I added to it gradually, then in 2015 redesigned the whole site completely. I started to use WordPress to manage it, and thus enabled better visibility on mobile phones.  I added a few new pages over the next few years, and then did nothing until updating the theme and some of the content in the summer of 2023.

If you would like to get in touch to let me know of errors or omissions, to ask questions, or to suggest other pages for this site, please do so.  My email address is in image form below (to deter those who would use it for nefarious purposes) rather than being clickable: