Sunday, December 16, 2018

Waves, Wind, Kite surfers and a Horse in Pissouri bay

To blow away a few cobwebs, we headed to Pissouri bay on a windy day.


Christmas Carols and Michael's Steakhouse

On a crisp, clear evening , we walked down to Pissouri square to attend the annual "Carols in the square". The event was once again very well attended with a lovely, friendly atmosphere. After speeches by local dignitaries, the Christmas tree was lit and then a number of different choirs sang a variety of Christmas carols.






















After the carols we walked up to Michael's steakhouse and enjoyed a superb meal.


Sunday, December 09, 2018

Christmas Market and Paphos harbour

On a beautifully mild  Saturday morning we drove over to Aphrodite's Golf complex to check out their Christmas market. There was a number of colourful stalls and a nice festive atmosphere. We sat in the square and enjoyed the coffee and mince pies.











The following day we drove over to Paphos harbour, the Winter sunshine certainly brought out locals and visitors alike. It was a pleasure to walk along the waterfront and stop off for a frappe and do a bit of people watching.














Saturday, December 08, 2018

Heavy Storms, a Christmas tree and The Christmas Quiz

Heavy, electrical storms have hit Pissouri in recent days but we did manage a walk along Pissouri Bay to see the storm clouds gathering.












Its that time of year when the Good lady of the house decides that it time to put up the Christmas tree......Happy wife - Happy Life.







 

Friday Evening saw us strolling over to The Hillview restaurant for a Christmas dinner and quiz evening. Our Quiz team "Some Hope", came our usual mid table position. The food, as ever, was extremely good, as was the company and a good night was had by all.












Sunday, December 02, 2018

Christmas cakes, hospital , Tree Planting and a Charity fashion show

Mandy attended a Christmas cake decorating course in the nearby village of Episkopi. All the attendees thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and the finished cakes were very impressive......and tasty.












Local villagers and council workers came together to plant new saplings along the road that leads from the village down to Pissouri Bay.







Rob had to spend a couple of days in hospital after an operation. The staff at the Polyclinic hospital in Limassol took wonderful care of him during his stay. Nurse Mandy was at hand on his return home to take care of his recovery. Asked if there were any pluses about his time in hospital, Rob answered, "Yes, the raspberry jelly"














Mandy joined a number of friends at The Yialos tavern in Pissouri Bay for a charity, Fashion night. A large crowd turned out to support the event and a superb Barbershop choir provided the entertainment.







Monday, November 19, 2018

Ognore by sea

On Sunday morning, again the weather was kind to us we were joined by Lisa and Pat, we drove down to Ogmore by sea to check out the Wedding venue. A beautiful old converted farm house overlooking the sea.







We the popped over to Southerdown beach where the local surfers were out in force.




We then stopped off at The three Golden cups for Sunday lunch. After a wonderful visit to South Wales, it was all too soon to pack our bags and head back to Cyprus.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tredegar park and a kind of birthday bash

On a beautiful, crisp morning we made our way over to Tredegar park, situated just outside Newport. We began with a walk through the grounds and around the lake, there was plenty of wildlife about including squirrels, ducks and swans.






















We then popped into the tea room for a warming cup of coffee and a scone with jam and cream. We then wandered around the Farmer's market and bought some local cheeses and chutneys.















In the afternoon we were invited around to Sarah and Lee's house where they had prepared a small birthday party called "Rob's 59 and three quarter birthday bash". The house was decorated with banners and balloons and Andrew make three lovely curries.

Jude and Cari stole the show as usual and helped serve the impressive birthday cake, Rob had a superb day surrounded by his family.




























Saturday, November 17, 2018

Dinosaur softplay and Tiny Rebel

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 Rebel" 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.