Saturday, July 16, 2016

Trout for Lunch, the Junction Cafe and Race for Life

On a warm Saturday morning we drove 45  minutes up into the Troodos mountains to the village of Phini. We spent some time exploring this picturesque village before heading over to the local tavern for lunch. The area is well know for its trout, so we ordered the house special of trout and thoroughly enjoyed the meal washed down with a glass of wine.

On the way home we say yet another  fire in the distance of the Troodos mountains.

On Sunday we popped down to the newly opened Junction cafe in Pissouri bay for Brunch, we wish them well with their new venture.

On Sunday afternoon in South Wales, Sarah completed the "Race for Life" challenge and her lovely boy was waiting for her at the finish.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Karaoke at the Olympus Palace

A great crowd turned up at the Olympus Palace restaurant in Pissouri for a soulva lunch, afterwards the residents of the village and a few visitors took to the floor for an afternoon of Karaoke.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

The Journey's end and a Morning's shooting.

Well..... Wales's journey in the European football Championship ended this week when they were defeated 2-0 by Portugal in the Semi final's. Its been a great tournament and the Welsh team and The Welsh fans have made their Country proud. An estimated 400,000 people lined the streets of Cardiff to welcome the team home.

The next morning a group of us drove over to the Episkopi Gun club for a morning of clay pigeon shooting. For quite of few of us it was our fist time  but with a patient tutor we soon shot those (Clay) birds from the skies.

Monday, July 04, 2016

The Karma Restaurant and The Grape & Grain

On Saturday we drove over to the village of Mandria which is a 15 minute drive away from Pissouri,  We had dinner at the  newly opened Karma restaurant which has a Chinese/Indian menu. The food and service were of good standard and we enjoyed our visit.

Sunday afternoon saw us popping down to The Grape and Grain in Pissouri Bay to listen to the entertainment provided by the singer, Melissa Williams. 

Saturday, July 02, 2016

A Historical Night for Welsh football.

I make no apologies for posting about last night's superb performance by the Welsh National football team in the Euro's 2016 Championship. Prior to the game we received a photo of our own little mascot "Jude the Dude" in his Welsh Jersey.

Wales were playing the tournament favourites, Belgium, in the Quarter final. The Belgium team took the lead with a stunning goal but the Welsh team came roaring back with three outstanding goals to stun the World of football and send our side in to the Semi final against Portugal.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

KB beach and Jude's first Crawl

After a week of the  high temperatures in Cyprus, the weather finally broke and the cooler weather arrived. Our old neighbours, Mike and Tina, ended their nine week break in Pissouri and we joined them for dinner at the Kyrenia beach restaurant. This is one our favourite local  restaurants overlooking the Mediterranean sea, with good food and gorgeous sunsets it is the perfect end to the day.

Back in the UK, Jude has reach 9 months of age and just started crawling.

Monday, June 27, 2016

A night of Soul music

On a very warm Friday evening we sauntered down to Pissouri's Amphitheatre for a night of Live Soul music, the acts included Shiela Ferguson ( ex member of the Three Degrees), Andy Abrahams ( Runner up on the UK's X factor talent programme), The Acord choir and the kids of The St John's school choir.

On Saturday we drove over to the village of Mandria for a spot of dinner and to watch the Wales V Northern Ireland Euro 2016, the game was pretty
dire but the Welsh team came through with a 1-0 victory to send them into the quarter finals.

On a scorching hot Sunday afternoon ,eleven of us drove up the Diarizos Valley to The Extreme cafe for lunch. The cafe served a lovely buffet, the staff we welcoming and attentive and we were entertained by musician, Glen Barnes.