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29th January 2014

Say nothing, see nothing, hear nothing…

One of the great joys of working here, is meeting people from all over the world who are now investing in Cyprus. Yesterday, I had to go to meet the most lovely Chinese lady, who is here on holiday in a rental villa in Coral Bay, with her daughter and her husband. The lady was very proud to take me to see her beautiful new villa which we’ll be given to rent for holidays this year – and she was chatting happily to me in her broken English, wanting to make friends which was so nice.

Having introduced me to her husband and daughter, poured me some Jasmin tea and talked about Shanghai, she suddenly said, “I’m a monkey. My husband is a monkey and my daughter is  monkey”………………then she carried on chatting.

It took me a while to realise that she was saying they were each born in the year of the monkey! Very important to her and almost lost on me.

Tony, my husband, was born in the year of the Tiger. I’m a Rat. Is that just Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!