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A minute with Lina Ellina Manager of the Olive Park Oleastro

Where do you live?

In Anogyra with my husband

Best childhood memory?
Family Sunday trips to locations in Cyprus

What food is your real favourite?
Any meal that has been prepared with love and gusto.

What did you have for breakfast?
Pecorino cheese, hiromeri and red grapes

Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?
When it comes to work, I’m a morning person. When it comes to writing, I get inspired at night.

Best book ever read?
The Chronicle of Leontios Mahairas. It inspired me to write about medieval Cyprus. My first novel, The Venetian, was shortlisted for the European Book Prize 2012. I’m now finishing my second, The Scholar’s Ring

Favourite film of all time?
There is no single one

Best holiday ever taken?
Culinary discovery of Europe – the richness of its history, architecture etc.

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?

What is always in your fridge?
Pecorino cheese and hiromeri

Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?
I am lucky enough to live in my dream house on a hill in Anogyra overlooking the Avdimou bay on the right and Episkopi bay on the left

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
Socrates – I would love to have a conversation with him

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Spend it with my family

What is your greatest fear?
That I might not be able to care for my needs when I grow old, so I try hard to keep a healthy mind in a healthy body.


Olive Tree Day
Today at the Olive Park Oleastro, Anogyra, Limassol. Free entry all day. Cooking demonstrations including how to make halloumi, pastelli and olive pie; local artists; buffet; music; dancing; games. Tel: 99 252093, 99 565765

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