Yesterday, I posted on Hometown Betty’s Facebook page the winners of the Expats Blog Top List Essay Contest. Spain won the top country list based on 504 comments. (Congratulations, expat bloggers in Spain!)
Each country also had top blog winners as well, and The Seoul of Cyprus won second place! (Congratulations to Mimi Finerty for winning top country for Cyprus!) Grant it, there were only two entries for Cyprus; but hey, a small win is still a win, yes?
I want to thank our dear friends in the States and overseas who have been avid readers of the The Seoul of Cyprus. While there were several excellent British expat bloggers, giving their views of and about life in Cyprus, few Americans provided a different vantage point of this complex and yet beautiful country, which leads me to one of my favorite parts about blogging.
Through The Seoul of Cyprus, I connected with others around the world. Some were bloggers who had similar interests or went through similar cultural experiences in another country. Others were either Americans or Koreans who asked questions about what to expect before making their move to Cyprus.
Now I can safely say that my blogging adventures on The Seoul of Cyprus is officially over. No more travel posts about Kyrenia or Paphos. It’s time to research and create things to bring a little culture into our hometown.
Today is Christmas Eve, and I’ve prepared some fun little photos of our humble cardboard Christmas tree and two special gifts for our precious boys. They make us laugh and cry and everything in between, and we wouldn’t trade any of it for a second.
Our boys made wooden trains at Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic this year. Each year, we keep adding to our collection, and I think this might be one of our family traditions we’ll keep doing year after year.
Add wooden trains from Lowes and a plethora of Thomas and Friends trains, then I’d say that we have a pretty good looking set of Christmas decorations, wouldn’t you say?
I hope you and your families have a wonderful and safe holiday season. Let’s look forward to lots of good things in 2014!
From my hometown to yours,