Monday, September 26, 2011

A visit to Famagusta

To celebrate our wedding anniversary we decided to have a weekend break in the Northern town of Famagusta. We were joined by Mary and Steve and our base was the Sky Venus Beach Hotel ( which was a disappointment.)

We visited the impressive old town with its walls and Bastions. Its an interesting place to explore with its narrow streets and numerous churches, which are mostly in ruins.

We also visited the Restricted area of Varosha which is a ghost town of crumbling hotels and has remained uninhabited since 1974.
Strangely enough there is a wonderful beach still accessible in front of the security post.

We finished off our visit by driving up the coast to the Kiyi restaurant which  is situated  right on the coast and we enjoyed a lovely fish lunch.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lisa working in the Wirraka Maya health centre

Just received News of Lisa working in the Wirraka Maya health centre in Port Headland in Western Australia.


Lisa and Ben are due to visit us in Cyprus in October along with other Family and Friends.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy Valley Fete

On a Blistering hot day we made our way down to the British Army base at Happy valley in Episkopi to attend their annual fete. The fete was extremely well organised with numerous stalls, a sound stage with live music, an exhibition arena and a food and drink village.

There was also a classic car show, a troupe of wandering Morris dancers, show jumping arena and various military display teams.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tracie's Birthday Party

Tracie celebrated her birthday with her party at her house in Pissouri. The evening kicked off with a few drinks followed by one of Arthur's famous curry's. Alan's pool table was a big hit and the evening ended with some lessons on traditional Greek dancing.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Robin's SCUBA Diving day

Robin joined SCUBA Steve for a day's diving on the West coast of Cyprus. Robin thoroughly enjoyed his two dives and saw a variety of sealife.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Robin Flies in.

No Volcanic Ash this time but a technical problem with the plane meant that  Robin had a 12 hour delay at Stockholm airport.  He  finally flew into Cyprus for a weeks holiday after a long haul from Sweden.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Theo's Summer BBQ

To mark the arrival of Sean and Rosie to Theoxenia heights, Theo organised a BBQ. Perfectly cooked souvla and good company made for a lovely afternoon in the Cypriot sunshine.