Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Snow in Pissouri and New Residents

February finished  a poor month of weather with a day of Snow, Sleet and very high winds here in Pissouri.

Colin and Deb flew in from Birmingham(on a rough flight over) to start their new life in Cyprus, Sorry about the weather.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thailand and a Sporting weekend

This week saw Mary and Steve jet off to Thailand for a well deserved holiday, they flew from Larnaca to Bankok via Abu Dhabi...more stories on this to come...I'm sure !

Then the Sporting weekend began, first up Wales travelled to Fortress Twickenham to take on England, in an exciting encounter Wales came away victorious by 19 points to 12 and by doing so won the Triple crown.

I personally enjoyed the Eddie Butler/Brian Moore commentating "neutrality" in the box. Absolute classic - Wales go 12-6 down and Moore crows/gleefully comments as Swing Low reverberates around Twickenham ......"Let's see what this Welsh side have got now then?"..............

Umm.............. that'll be 13 unanswered points and a triple crown in the away dressing room then Brian....Priceless.

On Sunday we popped down to our local pub to watch our old team Cardiff City take on Liverpool in the Carling cup final at Wembley. The Bluebirds put in a great display and  scored an equaliser with two minutes of extra time left to play that felt like a winner, but it was not to be our day as Liverpool won the penalty shoot out.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Rob's Birthday

Yet another birthday rolls around, the day started with bacon sandwiches with Mandy, Mary and 4D. We then trooped down to Pissouri bay for some bracing fresh air and Jan and Alun joined us for coffee and  Mandy's home made cake before returning to the village for a few birthday drinks at the 1911 club.

a BIG thank you to everyone who who took the time to send  me cards, gifts and messages.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Football in Limassol

Some of the lads from Pissouri made their way to the a Limassol football stadium to watch AEL take on APOEL of Nicosia. The Cypriot fans were loud, colourful and passionate, sadly the 2 teams on the field did'ent show as much passion as they play out a fairly drab 0-0 draw.

One of the party nearly wet himself when he found a fellow Aston Villa fan in the crowd, you meet all sorts on this beautiful Island.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Return to the 60's

On a beautiful February day the weekend got off to a quiet start when Rob and 4D took a hike along the coast of Melanda.

On the way down to Melanda  we popped over to see the construction work that was being carried out on the land slip area of the village.

Things livened up in the evening when we popped over to the Hillview restaurant where a Skool disco had been organised.

There were some great outfits on show and those crazy kids of Pissouri danced the night away to some groovy tunes. (more photo's here)
and to end the evening we had our very own "Billie Jean"

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Water, Water, everywhere and not a drop to drink.

After continuous rainfall over the last 5 or 6 weeks, we are now experiencing a water cut in the village that so far has lasted 2 to 3 days.  Our water pumping station at Fasoula, has been swamped and damage to the pipework is the apparent cause.

We were told that road tankers would arrive yesterday to top up the main village tanks, but this does'ent see to have happened... ah well.... this is Cyprus.