Monday, November 29, 2021

Autumn weather, Elvis Tribute and Cards to Santa

 The weather in Cyprus this Autumn has been glorious,  days full or warm sunshine and mild evenings, but with so little rain this could mean problems further down the line. 

Taking advantage of this fine weather we have taken several walks along the coastline and countryside. 

Mandy and "The Golden Girls" made their way down to the Vineleaf taverna to see a Elvis Tribute act performed by Mark Summers. There was a decent crowd who enjoyed a fun evening.

Back in the UK, the Cool Kids managed to Post their letters to Santa.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Kelvin's Birthday Lunch, Halloween and a New Tree

 Kelvin celebrated his birthday with a Lunch at Kyrenia beach restaurant with a number of friends.

In South Wales, to celebrate Halloween weekend, the Cool kids visited Fonmon castle which lies just outside the town of Barry. The castle grounds were decorated in all manner of scary items and a fun time was had by all.

The cool kids took a trip to a local forestry to select this Christmas tree, Lisa and Andrew were also there to help with this big decision.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Rikkos Beach bar and Lake Vyrney

 The weekend started with a shopping trip up to Kissonerga which lies just outside the town of Paphos. On our way back we decided to stop off at Rikkos beach bar it Geriskipou.  

We were surprised to find out that the whole place had been redeveloped but the outside area still kept it charm of the beach bar that attracts locals and residents alike.

Back in Wales, Lisa and Andrew took a weekend break and drove up to the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy that is situated in glorious countryside in Mid Wales.

Friday, October 08, 2021

Kirsty Dewar at The Pissouriana and UK visitors

 The Pissouriana hotel was the venue for a gathering of residents and visitors for a relaxing Sunday afternoon lunch. The music was provided by the talented Kirsy Dewar.

One of Mandy's oldest friends from the UK, Jane, made a visit to Pissouri along with her daughter,  Lora. 

Jane and Lorna had a wonderful time on Cyprus and did quite a bit of exploring during their two week visit.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Kite Surfers and The Red Arrows

Tuesday saw us down on Kyrenia beach watching the impressive kite surfers as they twisted and turned on the wind and waves.

We knew before heading to the beach that the RAF Red Arrows display team would be doing a fly past as they headed towards Akrotiri air base. Right on time they blasted from the West high above us and turned on their smoke as they hit Akrotiri.

Photos courtesy of Pissouri residents Claudia Snell and Bob Gallagher 

Friday, September 17, 2021

Double header at The Amphitheatre

 There were two music shows on this weekend at the Pissouri amphitheatre. The first show was organized by the Pafos Rotary  club and consisted of three acts.

The first act were called "On the Wave", they were a duo consisting of a girl singer accompanied by a guy on the electric guitar. 

Next up were the blues band, Murphy's brother in law",  their energetic set covered a number of standard blues and rock classics. 

The final group to perform were "The Cover up", a four piece band who did a variety of covers with some outstanding guitar solos by Dominic. 

The following night, Mandy and the Golden girls returned to the Amphitheatre to see Johnny Dee's tribute act to Neil Diamond.  They all agreed that his was one of the finest acts to play in Pissouri and Johnny's voice was uncannily similar to the real artist.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

KB beach and "Regina Queen"

 This week started off with a visit to the Kyrenia beach restaurant with our friends, Mike and Tina, who we had not seen for two years due to the travel restrictions caused by Covid 19. 

On a beautiful late Summer's evening we watched a glorious sunset while enjoying a fish dinner and catching up on each others news.

Tina presented Mandy with a beautiful cross stitch of a African elephant to Mark her 60th birthday. 

On Saturday a capacity crowd filled Pissouri amphitheatre to watch the tribute band "Regina Queen". The guys played a live show and soon had the audience on their feet.