Childhood: μηλιά’s fresh newborn season

Kicks off with….
Childhood nostalgia in Wes Andersen’s brilliant ‘Moonrise Kingdom’
Event: Movie screening at the University of Cyprus, in collaboration with the UCY Film Society
Time: 20.30 – 23.00
A discussion on the theme and milia’s new season will follow.
Thanks to student apples Kypros & Savvas for organising this!!!
See you all there

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Saturday 3rd November 2012 | Our final event for the travel season

The wandering apples return… now what?
A wondrous day was spent last Saturday 3rd November 2012, in our beloved venue at the heart of Nicosia, bidding farewell to the apple tree’s fabulous travel season.
Apples set up camp and settled in: playing, eating, discussing, drumming, writing, reflecting and meditating on our theme of the last months. It was the kind of day that got us feeling warm and thinking hopefully ahead for journeys to come.
Thanks to all who made it such an easyhappy day to share: Kyrpos with his unsusual Cypriot travel tales, Phedias’ poetry forum, Christina’s meditations, Ioanna’s writing prompts, Hellenique’s drums, and Chris of the bookshop all the way from his early bed in California, thank you all for transporting us once more to such wandrous spaces, memories and possibilities for journeys ahead.
Some comments on the event below by participants:
‘You are the most fruitatious apple tree i know (= every apple seems to be enjoying the warm light of all the stories around. Keep up the good work!’
‘I liked my meditation to the beach.Thank you Christina and milia mou!’
‘Really fascinated with the poetry workshop where ideas and themes diverged and converged in such a magicallly fitting way.’
‘Good community- ‘wandering’ is cultivated as a way of living.
‘ I like a lo the unsupervised nature of ‘wandering’… lets thoughts go in many different directions’
See more photos here.

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September 2012 | wandering apples’ Kritou Terra trip!

September 29-1st October 2012. A very special long weekend for μηλιά and her wandering apples in the extraordinary village of Kritou Terra, south west on our little island.
Thanks dearest apples and friends for making it the best of times to travel, explore, learn, share and laugh together.
From village home set up to environmental study visits, explorations and discoveries in Akamas forest of strange creatures human, sea and land, wise old trees, friendly snakes, quiet chickens, stunning views, refreshing swims, scary games, invigorating discussions, intriguing hatware (see Kypros?!), awesome writing workshops and ample photographs here.
Enjoy!

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September 2012 | Mapping your travel moments

On 15 September 2012, wandering apples found their way back to the heart of Nicosia!
As part of the 2012 Civic Society Festival ran by the NGO Support Centre, we surveyed a wonderful circus of visitors to our stall about their most memorable travel experiences from anywhere on the planet.
We asked members of the public to share these moments with us by noting them on one of our green or red apples, and pasting them on our magical map of world wonders.
See photos here for more festive fun.
Thanks to you all for taking a moment to stand still in the heart of the city and recall your personal gems from all over the world. From favourite flavours and smells, to sites, acts and people that have made your journeys so unique, our experiential travel map blooms with wanderers’ moments.

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August 2012 | wandering μηλιά’s travel web forum

Happy summer times all!
If you haven’t seen seen it yet, take a world wide cyber trip with our apples on wandering μηλιά’s fantastic travel forum here
Over the last few weeks, we’ve indulged in living and sharing our wandering experiences and reflections, moments, poems, photos and much more that explores our theme.
Befriend this page and join in the apples’ fun with comments and ‘likes’ galore.
Email us on yeia.milia@gmail.com with any of your own travel material that we would happily host there!

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July 2012 | Explorer apples in Odhou

μηλιά’s wonderfully extended family of apples new and old continue to
wander through their island as travellers well might….

See photos here of our recent lovely day trip to the village of Odhou,
where we shared the explorations and the good times: played, laughed,
ate, talked, and yes, eventually walked in craggy hills, discovering
new ground in more ways than one.

Special thanks to new apple Stephanos and his friends, our local
guides who found us and showed us the way through such a memorable
day.

Here’s to more! …. and by the seaside too!

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June 2012 | Wandering μηλιά in Cypriot beauty spots!

This month finds μηλιά’s young apples- freshly released from exam study- let lose into Cypriot wonderlands.

See photos here of our walks through the stunning Avakas Gorge, Akamas Peninsula, Polys Camping with its magical sea and fires (… and somewhere in there the apple tree slipped into a geology field trip too!)

Special thanks to chief camper apple Savvas for making last weekend such easy fun from his tropical paradise out west….

There’s more!

Save the the date of Sunday 17th June if you’d like to join us on a day trip: email yeia.milia@gmail.com by 8th June to let us know you’re interested.

Finally and oh so preciously, our warmest wishes and love to our senior apples George and Polymnia who finally tied the knot and danced the dance in their beautiful colour schemed wedding. Να μας ζήσετε!!! Kisses to little applette Eva too!


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May 2012 | μηλιά travels within…

Τhis month your μηλιά will wander within her own beautiful island of Cyprus. Her ‘apples’ are planning fragrant day trips, alternative bus routes, camping weekends, gorge walks, brave dips, tours with friends new and old and much more!

This way we’ll experience our island as others might, meet its diverse places and people and explore our own potential, interests and skills as travelers.

Email us if you’d like more info: yeia.milia@gmail.com.

Meanwhile the apple tree extends her special shade and strength to all of you we so love who are currently studying for exams. Show them what you can do dearests; we are proud of you always. Remember to take care of the whole of you – the bits that eat, sleep, smile, create and dream too- and know that your μηλιά is always here for shade and balance whenever you’d like to find her :)

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May 10, 2012 · 11:57 am

A very special journey | μηλιά’s travel symposium 31st March 2012

A day that truly broadened our horizons – we’re still wide eyed by how much we saw, heard, shared, felt and understood together.
The photosparticipants’ comments and press cuttings speak for themselves.
Thank you to all who joined milia on this unique journey: speakers, eaters, listeners, keepers – your touch made it extraordinary.
Huge congratulations to our chief travellers Vasiliki and Nicholas and their team of apples Christina, Christodoulos, Kornila, Kypros, Maria K, Maria P, Odysseas, Phedias,  Rafaella & Savvas for making it such an unforgettable voyage for the apple tree.
Watch this space for more info from the day and follow up activities. And see some of the day’s presentations below…
Relish in the spring and citrus blossom till then :)

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March 2012 | μηλιά presents her all day Travel Workshop!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

@ Youth Hostel, by Chrysaliniotissa Church, Central Nicosia

Save the date and save your seat!

Friends we’re excited!

On Saturday, 31 March 2012, μηλιά’s apples are planning a whole day dedicated to exploring travel experiences in Cyprus and all the world!

Join us for a day full of stimulating stories from our invited speakers & travelers, inspirational discussion, practical sessions on making travel happen and capturing the wonderful experience.

Don’t miss it – spaces are limited- so email yeia.milia@gmail.com no later than 27th March 2012, 1328hrs to save you a seat!

Thanks again to Youth in Action and all our sponsors for funding our fresh apple initiative ‘Travel, Explore, Learn’

Watch and delight in the apples doing their thing on last week’s CyBC Arts Programme Entehnos here.

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