Saturday, November 17, 2018

Dinosaur softplay and Tiny Rebal

On Friday we went with Cari and Jude to the kids play complex called Dinosaur softplay, a safe play area for young kids. Both Cari and Jude were soon running around, climbing, sliding and having a whale of a time.

We then headed over to the Microbrewery called "Tiny Rebal" for a well earned drink and a lunch of fish and chips. The brewery serves a wide variety of beers , Rob had a pint of Cwtch and Mandy opted for the pear cider.

Friday, November 16, 2018

The City of Cardiff - Wales

On Thursday we drove into Rob's home town of Cardiff, we only had a few hours to spend in the Welsh capital but it was good to have a walk around and see the changes taking place and the wonderful Autumn colours of the trees in the castle grounds.

In the evening we drove over to the Llandaff area of the City to meet up with family and friends and strolled over to the Bayleaf restaurant for a superb curry and lots of laugh.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Driving to Wales

The next morning we were up bright and early and greeted by a sunny, mild morning. We picked up our hire car and drove towards Bristol which has an impressive skyline, made even more so by a spectacular rainbow. We crossed over the Severn bridge and noticed that this will be last time that bridge tolls will be collected.

We booked into our rented apartment that sits just outside Newport. In the afternoon we drove over to visit Sarah, Lee and the two kids Jude and Cari.
We spent a lovely afternoon with them catching up with all the family News and Sarah made us a lovely dinner.

We then went to see the movie, Bohemian rhapsody, the story of the rock group, Queen and Freddie Mercury, we all thought it was a superb film.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

An Autumn visit to the UK

On a clear evening with a beautiful sunset, we took off from Paphos airport for a whistle stop visit to the UK to catch up with the family. The easyjet flight to Bristol was very smooth and took 4 hours 55  minutes.

We arrived in Bristol to be met by rain and a very chilly breeze. We made the short journey to our overnight accommodation at The Forge.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Piers Taverna in Avdimou

Friday evening saw us make our way over to the village of Avdimou, which lies just a couple of miles outside of Pissouri. We visited the newly refurbished "Piers taverna". 
This taverna used to be the "Famagusta taverna" but has had a complete overhaul and we received a warm welcome from Andrea, Steve and the family.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Village Fire and a weather Warning

A nasty fire broke out on the scrub land on the edge of the village. Several fire engines from the Episkopi garrison turned out and soon had the fire under control. Thankfully there was no one injured and no damage to property.

The island of Cyprus has been issued with a weather warning for the next few days. "It appears likely that a strong baroclinic / frontal zone will establish across central Europe and result in a very (extremely) strong temperature contrast between western and eastern Europe. More than 10 °C colder than average to its west and possibly nearly 15 °C warmer than normal to its east side. "

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Melunda Beach and Bonamare Sunset

On the final day of their visit to Cyprus we drove over to Melunda beach which lies just East of Pissouri, we did a bit of sun bathing and snorkeling. We then made a daft video of Lisa and Andrew's visit to Cyprus.

It was then time to head to the airport, but not before stopping off at Bonamare beach bar for a bite to eat and to watch a gorgeous sunset.