Sunday, April 25, 2010

Alun's Birthday

Jan was kind enough to invite us to Alun's birthday party at their house. Amanda made a superb salmon quiche and Arthur whipped up a couple of his famous curries.

While dancing barefooted, one of the guests accidently stepped on a slug, so Mary-mou left with a slimy foot and the poor slug departed forever !

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Twins visit Paphos harbour

On a warm Spring's day, Robin and Johan decided to take a trip over to Paphos Harbour 

and a visit would not be complete without trying a Traditional Cypriot Lunch !

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Twins visit the Troodos mountains

Dodging the heavy rain showers we made our way into the Limassol forest, the heavy rainclouds over the Troodos mountains gave some dramatic views.

We made our way up to the small village of Dierona and decided that this was a good place to stop for Lunch. We continued our journey passing through the village of Arakapas.

Driving back through Limassol on the motorway we hit some heavy rain, which caused a few accidents we then came upon an underpass which became flooded and brought traffic to a standstill and caused utter chaos.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Avisit to the Panayia area

On a bright Spring morning we decided to drive up to the Panayia  area, which lies North East of Limassol, our first stop was the  Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery “Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate” which dates from the 12th Century. It was founded by a monk named Ignatius in 1152.

  Our next stop was at the Ayia Moni Monastery, this monastery has its own winery and dates from the 10 or 12 century. We then popped into the Kolios winery for a coffee and to buy a few bottles of their suberb wine.

We then stopped of for lunch at the picturesque village of Amargeti with its outdoor relics from years of producing wine. The main Church in the village is dedicated to Zoodochos Pigi (Life giving Spring.

Near to the village Square there is a small selection of wine presses and other wine making tools of days gone by.

We then took a slow drive down the coast Road to Pissouri and a well deserved beer.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Johan and Robin finally arrive in Cyprus

News Update (Tuesday Morning) We have just been informed that their flight has taken off from Stockholm.
They arrived in Larnaca on time and first stop in Pissouri was to meet the new puppies.

The ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano has us waiting on tenterhooks here to see if Johan & Robin will be able to fly in from Sweden tomorrow.

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Surf  at  Aphrodite's Rock

A small film showing the surf down at a local beauty spot just outside Pissouri.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Easter weekend

The Easter weekend began on Friday with a parade of icons and a firework display at the village Church.

Saturday started with a walk from Pissouri to Kyrena beach, we returned home for a superb BBQ at Steve and Mary's house (Quality lamb steaks.)

We spent Easter Monday afternoon in Pissouri square, taking in the atmosphere and watching the traditional dancing.

Photos by Daintre and Tony Hart

Friday, April 02, 2010

Tina's birthday at The Hideaway

Friends of Tina and Paul gathered at The Hideaway restaurant in Pissouri to celebrate Tina's birthday. A traditional Cypriot Meze was served, followed by a nice bit of Cake ! Thanks to Paul for his hospitality.