Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Years eve

On a brisk New Year's Eve we made our way over to O'Vraka restaurant to celebrate the end of the Year and to Welcome in 2017.  After a 6 course dinner the entertainment was provided by Ben Mills, Chris King and Vicky Mills.

A smashing atmosphere made for a special night out in Pissouri Village square.
































Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Fun in the Park

We drove over to say "Goodbye" to Jude's parents but not before we took the little fella over the local park for rides on the swings and roundabouts.






















All too soon it was time to make our way back to the airport and , we made an early start from Cardiff and drove down a foggy M4 to Heathrow.




                      All in all, it had be a wonderful trip back to Cardiff.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Boxing Day

Boxing Day started with a walk over to Cardiff Bay, once again we noticed the number of changes in the area since our last visit.




















In the afternoon we met up with some of Rob's old friends from the docks, Michael, Kieth and Lieghton for a couple of drinks and  they shared some old memories and  plenty of laughs.









Mandy and Rob said their farewells to the lads and enjoyed a lovely meal at Demiro's restaurant on Mermaid Quay.




Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Day

Christmas Day started with a champagne breakfast, we then made our way up to Auntie Pat 's house and met up with various members of the family. We took the short stroll over the local pub for a couple of drinks.










We returned to the house where ten of us sat down to a lovely Christmas dinner. After dinner we exchanged Christmas gifts and played a silly game of "Speak out"






Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas eve

On a brisk Saturday morning we strolled from Cardiff bay into the city centre for some last minute Christmas shopping.

We then drove over to Lee and Sarah's house for a Christmas visit, baby Jude was on fine form and enjoyed opening his gifts. Several other family members arrived and Sarah served up a lovely buffet.





















We then returned to Cardiff bay and had a quite drink over the Mount Stuart pub.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas in Cardiff -South Wales

For this year's festive holidays we took the four and a half hour flight from  Larnaca, Cyprus to London Heathrow.

 Our carrier was British airways, after using BA a couple of years ago we gave them rave reviews but this time we disappointed with their cabin service, which we thought was impersonal.

We landed at terminal 5 and jumped in ULTRa Pod, a driverless 2 person pod, that took us to our airport hotel.










The next morning we picked up our hire car and headed for South Wales and booked in to The Future Inn, in Cardiff Bay.



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Santa goes to school and a Winter Scene

Our Local Santa turned up at Pissouri Infants school with gifts for the kids, Santa arrived by horse (Sonny) and with the help of John, Lyn, Janis and Jenny, they made the kids day.


















Photos by James Boyne

Up on the Troodos mountains we had  snowfall, setting a lovely scene.
Photo by Claudine Snell





Monday, December 19, 2016

A Christmas curry and Pissouri Village Elections

On another chilly evening we made our way down to the Pissouri Bay bar for a quick drink before having a lovely meal at the Saffron Indian restaurant.











This Sunday the local village elections were held for the village council and the position of  Mukhtar (head of the council.) The results returned a new council which have some forward thinking ideas to enhance Pissouri.

The New Village Council

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Pissouri Slimmers Christmas Dinner

On a chilly evening The Ladies of the Pissouri Slimmers club held their Christmas dinner at the Hillview restsaurant. After the presentation of awards the ladies sat down for a lovely meal.






























Meanwhile, back in Wales, Jude took advantage of the good weather to take a trip to the park.