Sunday, May 02, 2021

Easter in Cyprus

 Although the island is still in lockdown, the regulations were slightly eased over the Easter weekend. Not the usual 4 days of celebration when the village square is crowded with people watching the Easter village games. This year, due to the pandemic, Pissouri was much quieter.

 On a hot Sunday afternoon we joined a few friends for a pool party.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Return to Lockdown

 We have just been informed that from Monday 26th April, Cyprus will return to full lockdown, due to the rising number of Covid 19 cases across the island.

People will allowed outside once a day and curfew will be  from 9pm go 5am. Bars, restaurants,  hairdressers,  gyms etc will be  closed. These measures are  due to last until mid May. This is the third time that the country has been put into Lockdown since the pandemic began.

On Friday evening, Mandy took some shots of a glorious sunset.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Vaccination time, BBQ and KB beach

 This week Rob went for his first Covid 19 vaccination jab at the “Spyros Kyprianou” Athletic Center  sports centre in Limassol. The process was quick, efficient and painless, although the following day he did suffer some mild side effects, such as sore joints and tiredness. 

 Saturday turned out to be a hot and muggy day so we drove to Kryiana beach hoping for some cooling breeze. There was not a breath of wind and Mediterranean sea was like a sheet of glass. We enjoyed a glass of wine and a lovely lunch with several friends.

On Sunday we attended our first BBQ of the year when Jane and RT invited us to their house. RT donned his favourite apron and cooked up some lovely food.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

British Easter Sunday in Cyprus

 Our Easter Sunday began with a walk in the local countryside, the weather was a very pleasant 19 degrees C. We are so lucky to have this right on our doorstep.

 The one thing we do notice on our walks it the lack of planes flying into Pafos airport.  Pissouri lies directly on the flight path and Sunday's used to be quite busy with incoming flights. 

We the returned home to share a dinner of roast lamb  with a couple of friends. We then learned that we are due to have our first Covid 19 jab later this week.

Friday, April 02, 2021

A 60th birthday and a countryside walk

 This week we were kindly invited to Tina's 60th birthday party held at the Delizie bar in Pissouri. As thunder, lighting and hail poured down outside as the guests enjoyed the tasty food. 

The following day the clouds cleared and we took a lovely walk around the countryside that surrounds Pissouri. We both agree that Springtime is our favourite time of year in Cyprus. 

Monday, March 22, 2021

A Walk near Timi

 On a beautiful Sunday morning,  we decided to go for a walk around the Timi area which is a 15 minute drive West of Pissouri. We started off at the Chapel of Saint Vryaini and made our way down towards the sea passing through lush agricultural fields.

We the made our way down to the beach, which at this time of year is covered in seaweed. We walked until we reached the Filiotis Fish Tavern. We then headed back to the where we began for a coffee break in the shade of the church.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Ease of restrictions and A birthday Lunch by the sea.

 This week the Cypriot government announced an easing  of the Covid 19 restrictions. Amongst the new rules bars and restaurants will now be allowed to serve customers in an outdoor setting.

The meeting of groups of  friends has been relaxed as well as an easing of the nighttime curfew.

Taking advantage of the easing of restrictions we helped Jane celebrate her birthday with friends at Melanda beach restaurant. It was slightly surreal to visit a restaurant after these past few months in partial Lockdown

 A superb setting next to the sea, some good friends and some quality fish dishes made for a lovely afternoon.