Saturday, July 08, 2017

Cape Aspro and a Queen Tribute band

We took a drive along the Cape Aspro coastline, the colours in the sea were absolutely stunning. We try to never forget how lucky we are to have this beautiful scenery on our doorstep.

In the evening we our made way down to the Pissouri ampitheartre to watch "Majesty Queen", a tribute to the old rock band, Queen. We all agreed that they were a wonderful act and keep the crowd Rocking for a couple of Hours.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Guess what ? ..... Its still hot !

The high temperatures persist in Cyprus and it was announced that last weekend was the highest recorded temperatures in July for 30 years.

To cool of we took the 10 minute drive down to Melanda beach, the water was beautifully clear and refreshing and Robin and Rob enjoyed the snorkeling.

We then made our way over to the Kyrenia beach restaurant for dinner, at which Robin polished off a huge bowl of Stifado and we then watched a beautiful sunset.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Robin flies into Cyprus to be met by High temperatures

Mandy's son, Robin, flew into Cyprus from Sweden and coming from the mild weather of  Stockholm to the blazing heat of Cyprus was a shock to the system because the  temperatures rose  today to 37 degrees C/ 98 F in the daytime and only dipped slightly at night. Clouds of humidity could be seen rolling into Pissouri from the sea.

At one point the temperature in the house hit 38 degrees C and even melted the wax on the table candles. In the Cypriot capital of Nicosa, the temperature soared to 43 degree C.

In the evening we drove down to the Grape and Grain for  cooling drink and to listen to the singer Amie Flack.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Lee in the News, a sea breeze and a Proposed Casino

So June comes to a sticky end as the high temps and the humidity continue in Cyprus. Last night we went in search of a sea breeze and we drove over to Melanda beach. This was the perfect place to have a quiet, relaxing meal as the sunset over the beautiful bay.

Rob's Cousin, Lee,  made the UK News this week when he was named among the Rising Stars of Welsh businesses - ambitious, entrepreneurial and driven to create.

This week Cyprus signed an agreement to build the largest casino in Europe. The proposed casino will include 136 gambling tables and 1,200 gambling machines, while the adjoining luxury hotel will have a 500-room capacity, a health spa and 1,500-seat concert hall.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Burning Rubber in Pissouri

On a warm Summer's day, Mandy decided it was time to go her first ever bike ride. Firstly she got on Bryan's Lambretta scooter for a whiz around the village.
Mandy then hopped on Arthur's Harley Davidson for another spin around the village. Mandy thoroughly enjoyed the experience, not to sure about Bryan and  Arthur's thoughts.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cari's first Month, a hot BBQ and a Unwanted guest appears

Our gorgeous little Cari is  now a Month old and her mum informs us that Cari has a wonderful nature and is such a happy baby.

The Warm weather continues on the Island and we found this little critter in  our bedroom this week, we soon caught him and released it outside.
We are informed that it is a corn spider.

On another very warm afternoon we invited over to Jane and RT's for a BBQ in their garden, some lovely food and good company made for a lovely afternoon, nobody mentioned that it was a fancy dress code !

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Paphos classic car and bike show- Lunch at Ampeli

On a very warm day we drove over to Paphos harbour to visit the Classic car and bike show. There were plenty of superb vehicles on display all in immaculate condition.

Afterwards, we returned to the Ampeli restaurant in Pissouri bay for lovely BBQ lunch in a beautiful setting.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mandala Painting, Hillview quiz and Rumtoff

This week Mandy attended  the first mandala painting class at Platea Tavern, a number of ladies from the village turned up to try their hand at this craft and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

Friday evening saw us stroll over to the Hillview restaurant for Tri annual quiz, there was a great turnout of over 80 people split into 12 teams. Our team "The magnificent seven", was not so magnificent ending up in 6th position.
 The setting in the Hillview was superb as a pink moon rose above the Akrotiri coast  as we enjoyed a lovely meal prepared by George and his team.

On Saturday Mandy prepared her Romtoff, a selection of Strawberries, cherries, plums and apricots soaking in a bottle of Spicy Rum.
It was then put in the fridge to ferment until Christmas.....Unless I decide on a cheeky taste before then.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

The 80's Agenda and Cardiff Bay

On a beautiful Summer's evening we wandered down to the Pissouri amphitheatre for a night of 80's music. The night started with the girl trio "Soda Pop" who soon got the crowd  up on their feet dancing. Then the rock group 80's Agenda took to the stage and gave a great performance, playing the hits of the 80's.

There was a lovely carnival atmosphere in the amphitheatre and some real characters in fancy dress.

Meanwhile back in Cardiff Bay, Lisa reported that there was a superb
atmosphere in and around the City  before the Champion League final.