Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Large Fire , Birthday dinner and a trip to North Wales

A large fire broke out just North of Pissouri around the villages of Archimandrita, Dora, Prastio, Kouklia and Avdimou. Strong winds made the fire spread quickly, thankfully there were no reports of any injuries.
Sadly, the authorities suspect arson.


The Hideaway restaurant in Pissouri was the venue for a birthday dinner foe Sylvia, a number of her friends attended and the ladies had a lovely evening.

Back in the UK, Lisa and Andrew took advantage of the fine weather for a short tour of North Wales.

Monday, August 03, 2020

Duck pond market and Orinos restaurant

On Sunday we drove over to the Eastern side of the island, our first stop was the Duck pond open air market where Mandy bought a stack of records for her doting discs hobby.

We then made our way over to the Orino by the sea restaurant where we had lunch overlooking  the wreck of the Edro III.

The Sierra Leone-flagged EDRO III ran aground off Pegeia on 8 September 2011 in heavy seas, during a voyage to Rhodes, from Limassol, Cyprus with a cargo of plasterboard. 

Friday, July 24, 2020

News on the Limnes situation of Pissouri and a Robbie Williams tribute Act

There seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel for the ongoing landslide in the Limenes area of the village. A statement  was issued saying with  the excavations that will reach up to 39 meters and special constructions, the problem of landslides in the area "Limnes" of Pissouri is finally solved, as announced today by the Minister of Interior Nikos Nouris after a meeting in the community.

A written announcement of the Ministry, given during the meetin, states that the problem, which dates from 2012 and which afflicts and endager some residents of Pissouri is going to be solved.

On Friday Night, Delzie's cafe was once again the venue for a tribute act, this time it was "Robbie Williams". A large crowd turned out for an entertaining night.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Dotting Discs and The Paramali Taverna

During the Covid Pandemic lockdown, Mandy took up a new craft of dotting paint onto old LP's and CD's. They have become very popular with friends, family and local villagers.

Sunday saw us making our way over to the Paramali taverna in our nieghbouring village. Gianni, the owener, was his usual happy, welcoming self and we enjoyed a delicious meal in the shade of an olive tree.

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Boy George tribute, Two Friends and The Boss

Live music returned to Pissouri as the Ladies of Pissouri met at Delize's cafe for a night of Bingo and a tribute act to Boy George.

On Saturday we popped down to The Pissouri Bay Cafe before meeting up with Two old friends, Sisters, Syvia and Elaine. We enjoyed a lovely dinner at The Two Friends Taverna as a full moon rose in the night sky and cast a beautiful shinning light over Pissouri Bay.

 A landmark date for Rob, as July 4th recalled Wembley staduim 1985 when he saw his first Bruce Springsteen show...we have seen a number of his shows since that day 35 years ago.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Eastern Cyprus Day 3

Another hot day in Cyprus and we drove out to Vrysoudia beach, a beautiful sheltered cove, there is a large hotel at the end of this beach but once again it was empty. 

Our next stop was at Kalamies beach a few minutes drive South. This area is split into two sections, first is the small but busy harbour and further on is the picturesque bay of Kalamies. 

We stopped off at the local restaurant for a frappe where we met the owner who was most helpful and chatty. We the drove further South to Nissi beach but the roads were packed with locals with the same idea, so we headed back to Paralimni for a lunch of Fish and chips at The Baker Arms.

In the evening we made our way over to the cliffs overlooking Fireman bay where we sat and watched the sunset.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Eastern Cyprus Day 2

Our first stop was an early morning visit to Trinity beach, a small well kept, secluded cove. 

We then moved onto one of the most famous beaches in Cyprus, Fig tree bay. Even though there are few foreign visitors this beach was crowded by mid morning. 

We then stopped off a a very small but picturesque Mimosa cove. It was noticeable the number of hotels, bars and restaurants that were closed due to the lack of overseas visitors due to the Covid 19 pandemic. 


We then drove over to Cape Greko at the South East corner of Cyprus with its beautiful views of the Blue lagoon. 

We had a light lunch at The Baker arms and then spent a relaxing afternoon on Trinity beach. 

 In the evening we popped over to Firman beach and had a drink at Kohili beach bar as we watched the sunset over the Mediterranean.