Sunday, January 29, 2012

Asprokremnos Dam overflowing

It has rained here in Cyprus nearly every day this year and this short video shows how one dam overflowed and created a rare river in this part of the  world.

Chris Moss' Charity Endurance Run

On the 10th March 2012, Chris Moss will begin an endurance run around the entire coastline of Cyprus, a distance of at least 753 km, to raise money for charity. 

For More info go to Chris Moss Endurance Run

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Eye Laser treatment and Wembeleeeeee

Mandy was concerned about her eyesight so we made our way to Larnaca to the clinic of Dr Vorkas. After a series of tests Mandy was informed that laser treatment was the best option for her. 

Thirty minutes later we were in the laser treatment room and Mandy had the laser treatment completed on both eyes within 20 minutes.
 Dr Vorkas told us that recovery with take several days but Mandy can already see a vast improvement in her sight.

A quick mention to our old football club, Cardiff City, who made  it through to the Carling cup Final at Wembley after beating Crystal Palace in a tight semi final The Bluebirds won  in a thrilling semi final that was decided on a penalty shoot out.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mandy's and Jo's Birthday

Friends and Family joined Mandy and Jo who  had a double birthday celebration at The Artemis restaurant  in Pissouri Bay.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Two Valley Hike

During a break from the constant rain in Cyprus, we decided to hike around the area North of Kouklia. Our starting point was the village of Nikokleia, we made our way  North along the Xeros valley, which climbs 400m up to the villages of Choletria and Stavrokonnou.

We then travelled across county  and made our way down to the village of  Mamonia and the  Diarioz valley, during this part of the hike, someone, I won't mention any names, mislaid the map.

We crossed the Xeros river which had swelled after the recent rains and made our way to the deserted village of Souskiou. The final part of the hike was South following the river to Nikokleia, a hike of about 23 Kilometers

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Stormy weather

Over the last few days the Island of Cyprus has been lashed by storms and heavy winds. A few weeks ago a cargo ship (EDRO 111 ) ran aground  in rough weather North of Paphos in the sea caves area, at the time of writing the ship is still aground.

The poor weather is forecast to last for several more days.

Monday, January 02, 2012

New Year's Lunch

We were kindly invited to a New Years Lunch at Paul & Judy's house. The guests were served a wonderful Goulash followed by cheese and Port. Sadly one well known guest was missing due to an over indulgence during the festive week and the utter shock of Villa winning at Stamford bridge.

After an afternoon storm, Georgia managed to catch a rainbow !

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year

We would like to wish all our family, friends and visitors to the blog a very happy and healthy New year.

On New Years day we popped down the 1911 club to celebrate Theo's birthday, a good crowd turned out and a tasty bbq was served to the guests.