Monday, May 31, 2010

Our friend Maria flew in from Birmingham, UK to attend a wedding, so she took the chance to visit Pissouri.
Along with Steve and Mary we went to Melanda beach for lunch.

On the way back to Pissouri we popped into the Columbia hotel for a couple of Sundowners.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tracy's 40 th Birthday skool disco

To celebrate Tracy's 40th birthday , she and Davey hosted a party at their house, the theme of the part was school disco. School games were organised including, pass the parcel, three legged race and a sack race around the pool.

John was in charge of the BBQ and did a fine job, we hear on the Grapevine that the party went on until first light !

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Play off for Cardiff City

Judgement Day......
getting Nervous here with 3 hours to go before the big match Kicks off at Wembley.

Its The Premiership or Bust today as the Bluebirds play Blackpool in the Play off final in London. 

I'm off to our Local for a beer to calm down...well that's my excuse !

Sadly, it was not to be our day and The Mighty Bluebirds  went down 3-2...Bummer.

Friday, May 21, 2010

A hike from Aphrodite's Rock to Geriskipou beach

Steve and I decided to hike from Aphrodite's Rock to Geriskipou  beach, which is just outside the town of Paphos. We estimated that this is a distance of about 23 Kilometres.  Our object was not to touch Tarmac and stay as close as possible to the sea.

The hike started off at the Aphrodite nature trail with a good path, but this ran out and we soon found ourselves scrambling across rocks and beds of sea grass. We also passed through Lemon groves and fields of wheat.

We passed a number of places including a desalination plant, a fish farm and some odd concrete bunker. We moved onto Mandria for a brief stop in Tony's beach bar.

We moved on passing by the airport, this is where the going got a bit tricky as the security fence comes close to the cliff's edge, but we managed to pick a way through.

After the airport we picked up  a good trail along Geriskipou beach  and finished up at Ricco's beach bar  for a well deserved beer.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Red Arrows display team.

We dove over to RAF Akrotiri to watch the Red Arrows display team go through their superb display. After a hearty breakfast at the flying club, a good crowd saw the  the Red Arrows go through their famous routine twice.

Rob and Alan took a flight over the airfield seeing some great views of Limassol and the surrounding area.
Spent a very nervous evening watching the Play off match between Cardiff City and Leicester City, after a very eventful game the Bluebirds Won the tie on a penalty shoot out..Next stop, the final at Wembley against Blackpool.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Brothers in Arms tribute band

"Brothers in Arms", the tribute band to Dire Straits came the Pissouri Ampitheater to play a suberb show that got the crowd on the Dance floor. The home made pasties went down a treat.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Hiking the Plataniskia area

Steve and I set out in search of  Tripimemes Petres (Pierced Monolinths), these great standing stones are supposed to be in the Anoyira/Plataniskia area.

Setting off from the village of Anoyria we hiked South towards the Village of Ayios Thomas taking in the spectacular views across to Akrotiri. We then turned West heading toward the village of Plataniskia but saw no sign of the stones. After a lunchbreak in Plataniskia we headed North, taking a different route towards Anoyria.

We never did find the Pierced stones but we did find a friendly horse and an old Morris 1300 !

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Colin and Moria visit.

Colin and Moira came over from the UK to Cyprus for a week's holiday. After their hectic week we met up at the 1911 club for a farewell drink.

The Month of May arrived in Cyprus with "Bang" as a huge electrical storm swept across the Island.