This is the story about Maria's sleeping baby, medical negligence and two mothers who suffered needlessly as a result.
Maria feel pregnant in 2000, and she was due in January 2001. When she had a scan at 5 months, she knew something was wrong, the baby was not moving, but she was assured that everything was fine. In January 2001 she had a traumatic labour, ending in a caesarian. The revelations that followed have taken her 17 years to be able to accept and speak out about for the first time.
In this episode, I tell a personal story about the loss of friends who went a step too far. When does a friend overstep the mark? When does concern become interference? When is it time to say ENOUGH?
In this episode, I discuss domestic violence with Raziye, the signs, the the reality and the effects of it.
In this episode, Annabella tells her story of domestic violence that spiralled out of control with fatal consequences.
This is an introduction to my 'Real Lives Series' In these videos I wish to discuss real life issues, problems, fears and dangers. I was inspired to begin making a couple of spontaneous videos about events that affected close friends of mine.
I was subsequently contacted by people in similar situations and it went from there. I do hope to make more in the future, if you have a real life situation that you wish to discuss, please contact me.
When I visited Agoi Vavatsinia, I met a lovely couple who were from the village of Vasileia, which is a few miles west of Kyrenia. 'Kostis & Avgousta' have been together since 1957 and clearly love each other to bits. When they arrived at the restaurant where we were due to meet, they were holding hands! It was one of the sweetest sights I have ever seen.
I spoke to them quite a bit during the day and watching them was really amazing, since the day the got married, he calls her his 'Πέρδικα' (Partridge) We were sat outside drinking coffee and Avgusta was inside talking to the ladies, after a little while (less than half an hour) Kostis got up and mumbled something about wondering where Avgousta is, he went to find her because he always wanted her to be by his side.