Friday, October 08, 2021

Kirsty Dewar at The Pissouriana and UK visitors

 The Pissouriana hotel was the venue for a gathering of residents and visitors for a relaxing Sunday afternoon lunch. The music was provided by the talented Kirsy Dewar.






One of Mandy's oldest friends from the UK, Jane, made a visit to Pissouri along with her daughter,  Lora. 

Jane and Lorna had a wonderful time on Cyprus and did quite a bit of exploring during their two week visit.




Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Kite Surfers and The Red Arrows

Tuesday saw us down on Kyrenia beach watching the impressive kite surfers as they twisted and turned on the wind and waves.



We knew before heading to the beach that the RAF Red Arrows display team would be doing a fly past as they headed towards Akrotiri air base. Right on time they blasted from the West high above us and turned on their smoke as they hit Akrotiri.


Photos courtesy of Pissouri residents Claudia Snell and Bob Gallagher 

Friday, September 17, 2021

Double header at The Amphitheatre

 There were two music shows on this weekend at the Pissouri amphitheatre. The first show was organized by the Pafos Rotary  club and consisted of three acts.

The first act were called "On the Wave", they were a duo consisting of a girl singer accompanied by a guy on the electric guitar. 

Next up were the blues band, Murphy's brother in law",  their energetic set covered a number of standard blues and rock classics. 




The final group to perform were "The Cover up", a four piece band who did a variety of covers with some outstanding guitar solos by Dominic. 




The following night, Mandy and the Golden girls returned to the Amphitheatre to see Johnny Dee's tribute act to Neil Diamond.  They all agreed that his was one of the finest acts to play in Pissouri and Johnny's voice was uncannily similar to the real artist.









Sunday, September 12, 2021

KB beach and "Regina Queen"

 This week started off with a visit to the Kyrenia beach restaurant with our friends, Mike and Tina, who we had not seen for two years due to the travel restrictions caused by Covid 19. 

On a beautiful late Summer's evening we watched a glorious sunset while enjoying a fish dinner and catching up on each others news.

Tina presented Mandy with a beautiful cross stitch of a African elephant to Mark her 60th birthday. 


On Saturday a capacity crowd filled Pissouri amphitheatre to watch the tribute band "Regina Queen". The guys played a live show and soon had the audience on their feet.







Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Bee Gees tribute , back to school and Tom Jones in Telford

 The Pissouri amphitheatre was once again the venue for a tribute act, this time it was the turn of the Bee Gees. The group entertained a good size audience, playing all the old hits live on stage.


Meanwhile back in the UK, it was a return to School for the Cool kids and they both looked very smart in their new uniforms.

In Telford, Lisa and Andrew attended a Tom Jones show and the old maestro gave the crowd a superb show.


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Jersey boys and Cool kids camping.

 On another warm Saturday evening,  Mandy and several friends popped over to Pissouri  Amphitheatre to see the show "Jersey Boys ".

The show was well attended and the crowd were entertained  by a very Professional show.

                                         

Meanwhile back in the UK,  the Cool kids, Jude and Cari, went camping in West Wales with their  cousins.
The weather was kind and they even managed to play in the sea.







Saturday, August 28, 2021

Avdimou Meze, and Swing music in the Bay

 On a beautiful, calm evening we drove over to the Antonis taverna in the village of Avdimou with Jane and RT. We enjoyed a very good meze meal as a full moon rose in the night sky above the minaret  of Avdimou mosque. Rob even tried the sheep's testicles .






The Pissouri bay cafe was the venue for a night of live swing music featuring  Michael Antoniou accompanied on keyboards by Renad Nourmanchine. Michael was also joined on stage by his 10 year old son, Mathew, for a couple of songs, both are through to first stages of the TV show "Greece has got talent".
We thoroughly enjoyed an evening of good food, good company and great music.