Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A marriage invitation, a Driving Licence and a Photo from Space

Today we bumped into our old friend, Theo, and he kindly invited to to his daughter's Wedding in the village in September. Maria will be getting married in the local church and the guests are then invited back to Theo's family home.





This week we finally joined the rest of Europe when we received our laminated Cypriot driving licences.






The local Facebook group "I Love Pissouri " are running a photographic competition on their web page and the most popular pictures will be used on local postcards. Our entry  was taken on a walk of Cape Aspro which runs along the Pissouri coastline.




A crew member from the international Space Station (ISS) has tweeted a stunning aerial photograph of Cyprus, taken as the craft passed over the region.
Samantha Cristoforetti tweeted: “Hello #‎Cyprus! And the coastline of #‎Turkey and #‎Syria on the easternmost Mediterranean shores.”
The crystal clear photo, which shows fairly heavy cloud cover for this time of year, also captures the entire island, as well as the coasts of southern Turkey, Syria and Lebanon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Family News from South Wales

New reached us that Lisa has moved to the Welsh Village of Abercam. Lisa and Owen moved into their new home on the weekend.



















Meanwhile in Rogerstone, Lee and Sarah are looking forward to the birth of their first child.



Sunday, August 09, 2015

Steve Welsh at the 1911

On the weekend we popped down to the 1911 to watch the Comedian and singer, Steve Welsh. He is a very funny guy and he had us all in stitches, he also has a good voice.












Sunday, August 02, 2015

Water Problems and a Blue Moon


We have had major problems in the village with our water supply due a burst water main and then a power break at the pumping station, some residents went without water for five days.








The weather forecast indicates that we are in for a heat wave at the begining of the week with temps possibly reaching the high 30's.






On a brighter note, we  had a beautiful sight of the "Blue Moon" rising over Pissouri.





Monday, July 27, 2015

The Flav's Baby shower.

Family News reaches us from South Wales (UK) of a surprise baby shower for expectant Mother Sarah.
















Saturday, July 25, 2015

Summertime family and Darren's 50th

On Fiday evening The 1911 club was the venue for the Acoustic duo "Summertime Family". The two Russia guys Andy and  Vlad played their own material plus a few old Rock and Roll numbers.

We then strolled around to the Flamingo bar in Pissouri square where "Cyprus Night" was in full flow.























Meanwhile in the USA , Mandy's Brother, Darren celebrated his 50 th birthday with a friend.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Baby Alfie arrives and a new Cypriot Driving Licence

Last year we were privileged to be invited to Lisa and Shane's wedding, well this week the happy couple announced the arrival of their baby son, Alfie.
Alfie was born in Limassol and weighed in at 6 pounds- 8 ounces.


















At the beginning of this Month, Cyprus came into line with the majority of  other European countries when Transport minister Marios Demetriades  announced we would be introducing the laminated, credit card sized driving licence into the country. Previously we had a cardboard licence with the photo stapled to it and Rob's cardboard licence was falling apart.