Sunday, June 28, 2009

Elaine's Birthday

Elaine celebrated here birthday with a party at their house. Peter and her daughters laid out a wonderful buffet.
The evening ended with some daft games involving coins, and orange and banana.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A party in Pissouri

Pissouri village square was packed as a local Cypriot family held a party, we were told that the reason for the party was so that all the cousins in the family could get to know one another.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Christos Polykarpou memorial Darts competition

The Inaugural Christos Polykarpou memorial Darts competition took place at the 1911 club in Pissouri. A large turnout of entries meant that the competition went on for four hours.

The eventual winners were Damion and Matt, with Bryan winning a medal for the night’s highest individual score.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Swedish Sailor

News reaches us from Sweden that Robin has joined the crew of the sailing ship Briggen Gerdas. The ship is currently sailing along the East coast of Sweden.

Robin tells us that he is thoroughly enjoying his time aboard ship.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A day at Kyriena beach

We spent an enjoyable day at Kyriena beach that is just outside Pissouri. The local kite surfers were out doing their amazing twists and turns on the water.
The beach is also known for it restaurant which serves reasonally priced, home cooked food.

In the evening we were kindly invited to a BBQ at Paul and Judith's house, Paul cooked up some tasty food and as the sun set over the Med, we put the World to rights.

Monday, June 08, 2009

A concert by the Parachute regiment band

To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the D day landings, the band of the Parachute regiment played a concert in Pissouri amitheater. With a superb backdrop of Pissouri bay, the band played a superb variety of music.

Dinner at Mandria

The village of Mandria was the setting for a party to celebrate Toby’s 8th birthday. The event was held at George’s taverna in the village square. Live music and a superb mixed grill made for a lovely evening.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Kolios Winery and Bush fires

Along with Steve, Mary, Matt, Sue and baby Luke, we took the picturesque drive up to the Kolios winery. The restaurant at the winery has stunning views over the countryside to the North Western Coastline.

We enjoyed a fine lunch accompanied by several bottles of Persofoni white wine.

A large bush fire broke out on the outskirts of the village sending large back clouds of smoke into the air. Three fire fighting helicopters were scrambled and made numerous sorties to collect water from the sea to dowse the fire.