Monday, March 20, 2017

Jane's Birthday and a new Gym in the Village

Sheena held a buffet to celebrate Jane's birthday and Jane and RT's return from a trip to a India, who knew it was fancy dress.






















Our Village fitness group moved into new premises this week, after 18 months of exercising in the open air, we now have an indoor space with plans for installing air conditioning for the hot Summer months.









Friday, March 10, 2017

A visit to The Aphrodite's Rock Brewery and Our Arabian Video

A hazy dust cloud hung over this part of Cyprus as we  made our way up to the Aphrodite's Rock brewery which lies just North of Paphos.

 Set in a valley the brewery has a nice garden area where you can sample the beers and ciders made  on the Site. They also serve up very tasty food which is  all very good value for money.

The owner also gives an indepth tour of the brewing house and the process of ale production in this micro brewery.












and here is short video of our recent trip to Arabia..............

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Robin flies in from Sweden.

Mandy's son Robin, flew in from Sweden for a week's visit to Cyprus. On the weekend we made our way over to Melanda restaurant for Sunday lunch.











Next was visit to Limassol seafront and the updated marina, the day was a little overcast but still warm. There were lots of impressive "Gin Palaces" on display.














Friday, March 03, 2017

African Video's

A couple of Videos from our recent trip to South Africa.



Monday, February 27, 2017

Green Monday in Cyprus










On a lovely, sunny Spring day the new village council of Pissouri organised a celebration of Green Monday, the beginning of Lent an a time of fasting of certain foods.

The gathering took place in the Panorama residences area of Pissouri. With music, dance, food, drink and flying kites meant the residents of our village enjoyed a wonderful day.





Sunday, February 26, 2017

Day 26 - Leaving South Africa

On a beautiful Summer's morning we took a stroll around Company gardens in Cape Town it has a lovely cafe in the heart of the gardens and we enjoyed coffee and cake before watching a local  couple get married.

We h0pped in a cab and took the twenty minute drive to the airport in light traffic. At the airport we were surprised how quiet it was, no other passengers at check in or security, so it was a breeze to go through. We decided on one last treat before our Emirates flight so we checked into the Bidvest Premier Lounge.

The combined travelling time to get home to Cyprus was over 20 hours we arrived to blue skies, tired but happy.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Day 25 - Table mountain and a whole lot more

On our final day in Cape Town we woke up to an overcast day, which was a real bummer because we had planned to go up Table mountain, so we made our way downtown to the local outdoor Friday markets.




 








After an hour’s browsing we decided to do the Hop on-Hop off bus tour, the tour was passing the Table Mountain cable station at the foot of the mountain so we hoped the cloud would clear.

As we approached the iconic mountain we could still see cloud on top, we were indecisive about whether to go up or wait. At the last moment we said “lets go for it”, after a smooth up to the top we found out that our luck was in and we had those dramatic views from Table mountain over looking the City of Cape Town. On the Eastern side of the mountain the 12 Apostles were shrouded in cloud giving them a ghostly look.


















We continued the bus tour until we reached the V&A waterfront, amongst all the tourist development there still stands a working dry dock, I was fascinated by this, as they say, “You can take the boy out of the shipyard, but”.....Well you know the rest.











We had a very good lunch in the shadow of Table mountain and then did the harbour cruise which was very informative about the history of Cape Town's port and we got to see plenty of seals.













 We finished of our day with a tour around the infamous “District 6” and the the civic center, where the old town hall overlooks the Grand parade, this is where Nelson Mandela gave a speech to over 200,000 people setting out his vision for a new South Africa.












So that was the final full day of our 27 day adventure, it’s been an absolute blast, we have met so many warm and friendly people along the way, seen some wonderful sights, eat and drank too much, had a thousand laughs and we both know how fortunate we have been to make this trip.