Sunday, June 22, 2008

Cyprus nigh at the Vineleaf

Returning to Cyprus from the Petrol strikes of the UK, we were met with the News that we now have our water cut off two days a week in Pissouri, so we used the old rule of,  if you can't drink water drink beer ! 

On a very warm evening, we went down to the Vineleaf taverna in Pissouri Bay to watch the weekly Cyprus night.

After enjoying a tasty buffet, the crowd were entertained by traditional Cypriot dancers and a belly dancer.

The following evening we were invited to Sheena and Brian's BBQ which was a birthday celebration for thir son, Jamie.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The "Boss" in Cardiff

On a warm Summers evening we walked to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium where we joined the 60,000 crowd to watch one of Rock and Roll's all time great bands. Bruce Springsteen and the E street band. For three hours the jubilant crowd were entertained with Bruce pulling out all the stops to provide a top notch show.

Pics from show

Post show, we went into The Old Arcade pub for some well earned refreshment.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A visit to Cardiff.

South Wales was our next destination and the Welsh Capital city of Cardiff, we took a stroll around one of the City's superb gardens. Roath park is a haven for birdlife and we were lucky enough to find new born signets swimming with thier Mother.

In the Evening we met up family and friends at The Quarry pub, we had a few drinks, a wonderful meal and a lot of Laughs.

A visit to Birmingham

We flew from Paphos to Cardiff for a week's visit to the UK. We picked up a hire car from the airport and headed to the Midlands town of Redditch.

Our first stop was to visit Mandy's Mother and then brother Roy. 

Roy and his wife Janet were celebrating thier 41st wedding anniversary.

Mandy had organised a family gathering at a local pub and various members of the family turned up, some had not seen each other for over twenty Years so there was plenty of catching up to be done.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

The first BBQ of the Summer

On a beautiful evening in Pissouri, over 60 people turned up to help Simmo and Dom celebrate their respective birthdays. A suckling pig and a huge amount of Souvla (Pork) were prepared for the barbeque and cooked to perfection by Alan, this was accompanied by a variety of salads and cold dishes brought by the guests.

We left around midnight that evening but we were told that the party went on for 48 hours !