Monday, September 26, 2016

Re-Take That, BBQ and Mid Life Crisis

On Friday evening, the tribute band, Re Take That, came to the Pissouri Amphitheater. A sell out crowd had the place bouncing as they sang and danced to all the old hits.
























On Saturday, Happy Valley was the Venue for the British Forces Episkopi fete, Bryan gave us a demonstration of his skills on a Segway.














Sheena and Bryan were kind enough to invite us around to their house for a BBQ with friends and visiting family. A lovely meal and a host of Giggles made for a wonderful evening.


On Sunday we met up with our old Friends, Simon and Karen, our first stop was the Hillview restaurant for a lovely Sunday dinner with those great view over towards Akrotiri peninsular.

We then made our way down to the Grape and Grain in Pissouri Bay to watch the band "Mid Life Crisis", who were Very good . We also met up with Jan and Alun who had just returned from Italy.






Friday, September 23, 2016

Electrical Storm, a First Birthday and Sunsets

On Wednesday we had our first rains after the Summer season, at Midnight a huge electrical storm passed over the village. Earlier that evening we said Goodbye to our friends, Sally and Billy, who are returning to the Channel Islands.

On Thursday Jude celebrated his first birthday with a trip to Folly Farm in South Wales. He also got to play with his new "Brick Truck"





As Summer slowly draws to a close in Cyprus, it gives us a chance to see some superb views from our balcony of the sun setting behind the clouds over the Mediterranean sea.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

State of Quo Rocking in Pissouri



The tribute band, State of Quo, with original member of Status Quo, John Coghlan, came to Pissouri to get the Amphitheater Rocking. These talented musicians kept the crowd entertainted and dancing for over 2 hours.









Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cruising on the Vela Yacht and The Almond Village

On the Wednesday we drove over to Kyrenia harbour and as planned, boarded the Vela sailing yacht for a day at sea. 

Captain Serhat welcomed us on board an introduced us to his Mother, his brother and his 7 year old nephew, Karim.TheVela yacht had only two other guests , two young ladies from the Netherlands so it felt liked a private cruise.

















At 10.00 am we set sail and made our way along the Northern Coastline of Cyprus with its dramatic mountains set in the background.











We then anchored up for a hour of Swimming and snorkelling. We then sat down to a superb meal that was prepared on the boat by the Captain's 75 year old Mother and a bbq cooked on the rear of the yacht.












After six hours onboard this beautiful yacht we moored up back in the harbour and bid our farewells to the family.


After a quick "wash and brush up" we headed over to the village of Lapta and enjoyed a lovely meal at the Almond village hotel.



An anniversary trip to Northern Cyprus

To celebrate our 12th Wedding anniversary we drove over to the Northern coast of Cyprus. The drive took about two and a quarter hours, we checked into the Manolya hotel  which is situated near the village of Lapta.
 In the evening we wandered over to the Calamari restaurant for a lovely meal on the waterside terrace and watched a lovely sunset.










The next day we started with a drive up to the Village of Lapta , it was quite a steep drive but the commanding views of the coast were well worth it. We then made our way back down to the coast to take a stroll along the new boardwalk. We stopped off at the Hannimelor restaurant for a bite to eat.














In the evening we took the short stroll over to the Blue song restaurant in Lapta, we both agreed that the food and service were of a high standard and very good value for money.

Quiz Night and SeptemberFest in Pissouri

On Friday we popped over to the Hillview restaurant for  the Quiz night, our team, "The Seven Dwarfs" came a respectable 4th out of about 20 teams.



















Sunday brought us "Septemberfest" , on the football field in the center of Pissouri the residents and visitors joined together to enjoy an afternoon of music, food and drink.



















Below is a short Video showing of our Local Beach

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The BOG, the stand and a BBQ

On Friday evening we met up with our friends, Sally and Billy, who are visiting Cyprus for a few weeks from their home, Alderney, in the Channel Islands. We met up in Pissouri square and caught up with all the News, we then made our way over to The Bunch of Grapes restaurant.

The food and service at the "BOG" was superb and we had a lovely evening in their beautiful Courtyard, surrounded by the hanging grape vines.




Back in  Wales, young Jude finds his feet


To coincide with Sheena's return to Cyprus, Jayne and Arthur held a BBQ at their home,an array of home made dishes, some fine wine and good company made for a lovely afternoon.