Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Paphos Auto Sprint and Winter Thunderstorms

On Sunday, after Mandy's return from Sweden we decided to get a breath of fresh air  on Mandria beachfront, what we did not know was that the Paphos Auto Sprint was taking place on the beach front.

So although there were clouds of dust everywhere we walked over to the Sprint and watched these high performance cars scream along the dirt tracks.







To wash out the dust we strolled over to the beach bar for a refreshing drink and to catch a few rays of November sunshine.


The first winter storms rolled in on Sunday/Monday with torrential rain and hailstones, but as usual after a few hours the sun returned.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mandy's visit to Sweden, Green Trees and a Decking Job

Mandy left Larnaca airport for a week's visit to visit her sons in Sweden. Arriving in Stockholm the first thing Mandy noticed was the drop in temperature from 24 degrees in Cyprus down to 2 degrees in Sweden.

After an overnight stay on Arlanda airport Mandy took the train up to the coastal town of Gavle. The trip also gave Mandy a chance to meet up with friends that she had not seen for a number of years.



















The Olive grove outside our home took on a strange look today as the trees were treated with a chemical to help stop disease.

This week Rob helped Bryan add a decking area around the pool, luckily the weather was superb and they finished the job in six days.


Saturday, November 04, 2017

Cake and Coffee and a Night at The Hillview

The Pissouri bay cafe was the venue for a cake and coffee afternoon to raise funds in aid of Dr. Yiota Demetriou - The Dancing Queen Foundation. We had a brilliant outcome! 430.75€. Well done to Raya for organizing the event.













As the evenings draw in we made our way over to the Hillview restaurant to see a show by the highly talented Dominc Holmes. The food, as ever, was superb and along with a number of friends we had a lovely night filled with music and laughter.

















Monday, October 30, 2017

The Firebirds at Halloween and a walk in the Park.

On a Stormy night we joined a number of friends  and made our way over to the Bonamare bar in Timi to see the Firebirds Rock and Roll show.

As an electrical storm raged outside as the band played a couple of hours of classic rock and roll song. The Bonamare bar was decorated in a Halloween theme and with the flashes of lightening outside this added to the atmosphere.
























Back in the UK, Cari and Jude had a lovely family day out at a local park.
















Friday, October 27, 2017

Autumn rains and Lisa's Welsh women's Ad SEED Campaign


After a long, hot Summer the clouds are gathering for the first rains of the Autumn which are forecast to arrive later today.

Rob's cousin, Lisa, made the National News (UK) this week when she finally found justice involving a case of campaign of Psychological abuse.
Lisa is now involved with Welsh Women's Aid SEEDS - Survivors Empowering and Education Services.











After a few heavy downpours in Pissouri, the clouds cleared  and we were kindly invited by Jan for "drinks and nibbles" on here patio. With a beautiful sunset in the background we were joined by several friends for a lovely evening of laughter.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Ma Flav's 70th Birthday Bash and a Rumtoff kick.

Ma Flav celebrated her 70th birthday with a party at a local social club in Cardiff (UK.) Friends and family turned out to help Pat mark this milestone and the guests partied until 1.00am.






































Sunday saw us hosting a dinner for a few friends, for dessert   Mandy made a superb Lemon cheesecake and to accompany it we cracked open the Rumtoff that had been brewing for the last few months....Wowser, it had a kick to it.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Ma Flavs 70th birthday Dinner

To Celebrate Pat's upcoming 70th birthday we took her over the Hillview restaurant n Pissouri for Sunday lunch.





















Afterwards, we met up with the rest of  the Welsh ladies at the Grape and Grain and listened to the singing of Michael Antoniou. All to soon it was time to say Goodbye to our visitors from Cardiff as they made they way back to the UK.