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.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Local Apricots and Kim's house in Pachna

This week Mandy popped down to the Foutas family farm to buy a few kilos of their locally grown apricots, returning home, Mandy got busy making apricot cakes and chutney, both were delicious.

On a very warm day we made our way up to the village of Pachna along with Mike and Tina. We called in to see our friend Kim who is refurbishing an old village house. We had not been up to see the house for about 12 months and the improvements made  were clear to see.

After a cooling drink on Kim's new terrace, we made our way up the hill to the Linos tavern for a lovely lunch on their veranda overlooking the Troodos mountains. 

Friday, June 02, 2017

Meeting the Grand daughter and Two Champions Finals

This week Jude met his baby Sister  and "Nanny Pat" met here Grand daughter, Cari, for the first time.

As Pat said after their meeting " For me its like I've won the lottery. Money couldn't buy this feeling"

Also this week our old City of Cardiff hosted the Men and Women's European Champions League Finals (Football.) Reports say that the City looked splendid with the City center and Cardiff Bay decorated in Preparation of the Finals. Down in Cardiff Bay they even built a floating football pitch for the "Legends game"