Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve 2011

On a stormy evening we made our way up to the Hillview restaurant in Pissouri to celebrate New Years Eve.  Streaks of lightening lit up the night sky as the guests enjoyed a superb meal.


























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Derek ended the evening with a virtuoso rendition of "Zorba the Greek" on the dance floor which the crowd Loved...what a way to end the Year !






Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day 2011

Christmas day started  with a giggle at  "Scuba Steve's"  Dive song.


                                            












On a breezy morning we trooped down to Pissouri bay for some fresh sea air. To begin the celebrations we had Bacon and sausage sarnies washed down with a couple of bottles of bubbly .
The braver members of the group tested out the sea temps with a paddle and Colin nearly lost his shorts..










Along with Steve & Mary, Colin & Deb we then popped into our local pub to wish our fellow villagers a Merry Christmas, then it was back home for a traditonal Turkey dinner with all the trimmings. 















Saturday, December 24, 2011

Mary's Birthday











On a stormy Christmas eve in Cyprus, we went to the Platea Restaurant in Pissouri to help Mary celebrate her birthday . 
Plenty of friends turned up to make sure that the birthday girl's party went with a swing.


 











Monday, December 19, 2011

Pre Christmas Buffet










Pre Christmas Buffet in Pissouri, thanks to Mandy for the Wonderful food and thanks to "Scuba Steve" for the entertainment.

Friday, December 16, 2011

FOG Quiz

We popped over to the Pissouriana to take part in the annual Friends of the Guides Christmas quiz. Our team, "Mary's Hairy Fairies", came in second place, beaten by half a point. 













The turning point, in my opinion, was when our esteemed Captain (4D) was asked who led the peasant revolt in 1381, instead of answering Wat Tyler he plumped for Oliver Cromwell, who  sadly was not born until over 200 years after that event !

Monday, December 12, 2011

Multi Culture centre opens

On Sunday we attended the opening of the new multi cultural centre in Pissouri. The building is in the Old Police station and it has been renovated at the cost of 2 million Euros.


The first exhibition is a history of clothing/weaving that was produced in the area, also  showing is a short film on the same topic.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Carols in the Square










To begin the Christmas festive season, the Ladies of Pissouri went for a meal to the Platea restaurant in the village square, they then moved on to the "Red Fever pub".











The following evening we wandered down to the village square to enjoy the PRA Christmas celebrations. The local school childrem sang carols, the guests were served mulled wine and warm snacks, Father Christmas distributed gifts and the PRA drew their Grand raffle.















Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A visit to A&E

After trapping my hand I had my first chance to try out the local general hospital, first stop was the accident and emergency unit. After a lengthy wait we were ushered into the unit and told an X-ray was needed. Returning to the A&E ward we were told to wait in a treatment cubicle.


The main doctor then said that the finger was broken and now needed stitching, he proceeded to insert 8 stitches around the top of the finger,  sadly he saw no need to use a local anesthetic and the pain was pretty intense. We returned to the hospital today to see the orthopedic doctor to discuss the fracture, he advised me to let nature take its course and leave it be.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gary Speed, Proud Welshman

One of the good guys in football, a great loss to the football World. I just needed some way of paying my respects to a great Welshman.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

4D's Birthday Buffet

To finally Conclude the end of 4D's birthday week, Del and Josie and their family organised a Birthday Buffet at their house in Pissouri. While a lightening storm raged outside, the guests enjoyed some lovely food, old family videos and Georgia's home made games.
























That it for 4D's birthday this year, roll on the next one...its the Bigee !

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pipe Smoking for Beginers




A Educational, Informative and amusing video for the discerning Gentlemen smoker.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

4D's birthday Trip (Part 2)


On day two we headed down to Girne (Kyrenia) harbour to visit the impressive  Castle. We walked along the battlements which give spectacular views of the surrounding area.











We then visited the dungeons and the impressive museum that holds the relics and  remains of a Greek merchant ship dating from 4th century BC.














After a light lunch we wandered over to The Deja vu cafe where the locals tempted us into trying the local Shisha pipe,  a mixture of water, tobacco and natural flavours, we opted for the Apple flavour.
























To finish off the day we headed over to the local Chinese restaurant to help Steve celebrate his Birthday in style, I won't go into the reasons as to why he ended up with a damp chair !














On the final day of our trip we decided to return to Nicosia via the "Five fingers" mountain range which climbs through the pine forest to a height of 740m. The views of the coastline from on top of the mountain are superb.