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A minute with Elena Christofides Children’s book author

Where do you live?
I live in Engomi, Nicosia, with my partner, two children, two dogs, and seven cats

Best childhood memory?
Summer at Fig Tree bay

Most frequented restaurant and absolute favourite dish? What food would you really turn your nose up to?
Most frequented restaurant: Two Little Chefs. Favourite dish: Nut roast. Dislike: liver

What did you have for breakfast?
Avocado with chia seeds

Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?
Day person. Perfect day out: in nature or by the sea

Best book ever read?
Power of Now by Eckart Tolle. What I like most is the message of staying in the present moment.

Favourite film of all time?
Avatar. I like the power of nature against war. The relationship and communication of the avatars with nature.

Favourite holiday destination? What’s your dream trip?
Rwanda. Being in amazing nature, seeing the gorillas so close and the positive energy of the people and their ability to get on despite their poverty and genocide.
Dream trip: Done many dream trips already – Africa, Asia, South America. Would like to do more of South America and Africa.

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

What is always in your fridge?
Fruit and veggies.

Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?
Dream house: to be able to walk out to the sea and be surrounded by nature such as in the Maldives.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
Nelson Mandela. I admire his strength and calm nature and could learn a lot from him.

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Surround myself with my family and all my loved ones

What is your greatest fear?
Losing the ones I love

Tell me a joke…
Politics

It’s Cool to be Kind, Elena’s recently published book is a children’s book created to give positive messages. It conveys the importance of being kind, accepting differences in others, having compassion, listening to one’s heart and practising mindfulness and yoga. More artwork by Elena can be found on her page, joyfuleverafter by Elena Christofides. She also teaches yoga and does wall paintings (murals) for children’s rooms

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