Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Years eve

well here we go, another end to another year......

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Final day in Wales

On our final day in Cardiff we drove over to Lee and Sarah's house to spend the day with the family. Baby Jude was on fine form laughing and giggling away all afternoon and he especially liked his foil blanket.  


  Back in Cardiff we went to the  new Viva Brasil restaurant, sadly we were both not impressed. All too soon it was time to make our way back to Bristol airport, the western side of the UK was being hit  by high winds and it took a while to get airborne, but the flight back to Cyprus was a calm one.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Boxing Day

We were up early to take a walk around the City center and get a breath of fresh air, we strolled around Cardiff's impressive civic center and took a look at all the shopping outlets that have been Built since our last visit to the City, some 3 years ago .  



We the made a trip out to see Cheryl and Maurice and to wish Maurice a Happy birthday. 

We then made our way over to Abercarn to see Lisa and Owen, they both served up a lovely home made curry and showed us around their new home with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.   

Back in Cardiff, we popped into the"Live Lounge" to watch a couple  of decent bands.

We also managed to catch up with Old friends Mike and Leighton.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas Day

Christmas day started with a heavy downpour of rain as we made our way upto Pat's House, we were soon joined by all the other guests and everyone helped out with the prepartions towards a wonderful dinner. As expected, Jude stole with show dressed in his little elf costume, after dinner we all exchanged our 'Secret Santa' gifts.

It was then time for the serious part of the day, it was "Pie face' game time, we all had so much fun playing this silly game and everyone Got covered in 
squirty cream.

Christmas in Cardiff

After nine years in Cyprus we decided to spend a Christmas with our family in the UK, so On a gorgeous Winter's day we flew out of Paphos airport bound for Bristol airport in the UK. The flight took just over 4 hours and the views from the aircraft of the various snow capped European mountains were superb. We arrived in the UK on a chilly evening, dropped Our bags and headed over to the Fox and Goose pub for a drink and a bite to eat.

The following morning Lee picked us up from the guest house and we headed to the old home town of Cardiff. Our first stop was to meet baby Jude and his mum, Sarah. We then headed over to see Jude's nanny, Pat, who had turned her home into a Christmas grotto. In the evening we popped into the city center and meet up with Lisa and Owen for A Christmas eve drink and bite to eat.

Friday, December 25, 2015

A very merry Christmas to all our family, friends and visitors to the blog

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Tree and an early Dinner

Due to the fact that a number of people are spending Christmas away from Pissouri an early Christmas dinner was held at Pam's house. A superb dinner was served up and then the fun and games started with the "Secret Santa"

Well, its that time of year when we put up the old Christmas tree again and to keep us fortified Mandy baked a few sausage rolls and mince pies.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Village of Omodos

On a beautiful Sunday morning we decided to take a trip up to the village of Omodos. This lovely village sits in the foothills of the Troodos mountains and is only a 20 minute drive from Pissouri.

We wandered around the picturesque narrow streets and then settled down in a cafe in the square for a coffee and to enjoy the morning sunshine. The owner of the cafe told us that they had their coldest night yesterday. 

Saturday, December 05, 2015

PRA Christmas Dinner

The Columbia Hotel in Pissouri was the venue this years Pissouri Residents Association's Christmas dinner. The hotel's Oval room was the setting for a superb dinner and the evening entertainment was provided by the Starlight show featuring Chris King, Ben Mill and "Sticky Vicky"

Thursday, December 03, 2015

December arrives, Trees, Lunches and a Mummy mask.

Sunrise over Pissouri

So now we are in December with Christmas just around the corner, well its actually three weeks away but it seems to begin earlier each year.
The first festive gathering we held at the Pissouri Bay bar when the ladies of the Pissouri slimmers club held their Christmas "lunch"

The Village Christmas tree has been erected in the village square and has caused quite a few mixed opinions from the residents.

Jude looking forward to his first Christmas

Back in Pissouri It was Face pack time , but who knew  there was a camera about.