Monday, September 28, 2015

Chocolate Festival and Lunch in Omodos

After reading so much publicity about the chocolate festival in Platres we decided to check it out , so along with Pam, we drove up to the Troodos.
What a disappointment it was, there was hardly a chocolate in sight.

We decided to drive down to the picturesque of village of Omodos to celebrate Pam's birthday . We made our way through the narrow cobbled streets to the Katoi restaurant where we enjoyed a lovely lunch.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Bee Gee's Tribute and a Dramatic win.

Mandy made her way over to the Pissouri amphitheatre to watch a Bee Gees tribute band "Stayin Alive". A packed house enjoyed the show and the dance floor was packed.

Meanwhile, Rob stayed at home to watch the Rugby World cup game, England v Wales. Wales came away with a Dramatic win in a bruising encounter. Although the Welsh team lost a number of players through injury the fought back to take the spoils by 28 points to 25.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sarah and John's Party

On a beautiful Summer's evening we were fortunate to be invited to a Party at Sarah and John's house in Pissouri to celebrate the renewal of their Wedding vows and Sarah's birthday.

The Evening's entertainment began with  Andreas playing some wonderful music on the Bouzouki 

The singing duo "The Blues Brothers" then came on stage and entertained the guests into the Midnight hour.

Rob rounded off the evening with a Cuban cigar to celebrate the birth of little Jude.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hey.....Jude Arrives

Great News reaches us from South Wales on the birth of Lee and Sarah's baby boy. Jude was born on Tuesday 22nd of September weighing in at 9 pounds -11 ounces.
Congratulations to the Proud Mum and Dad, Grandma Flav and Auntie Lisa.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Day at the Races in Nicosia

On a beautiful Summer's day we joined the locals of The First and Last pub for a day out at Nicosia racecourse. The coach journey took about 1 1/2 hours and when we arrived at the racetrack we were shown into a lovely air conditioned marquee.

After a lovely lunch we got down to serious buisness of trying to back a few winners, we did not have much luck until the 5th race when "Boomereas" came bounding in to give our first win of the day.

Our luck continued in the next race when "Dream Girl" romped home to give us our second win of the day.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Wedding Anniversary and Brixton Bob's Birthday

                             Today we celebrate our 11th Wedding Anniversary.

I would like to Thank Mandy for all everything she does for me and for all the happy times we share together.

Sunday evening we popped over to The Two friends Taverna to help Bob celebrate his 70th birthday. A very good Meze was served up and a highly entertaining show was provides by Chris King, Ben Mill and Sticky Vicky.

Happy Birthday Bob !

Saturday, September 12, 2015

New Dust cloud Warning and a Indian meal.

After several days of heavy dust covering the Island we have now been warned that there is a Red dust storm moving in from The Sahara.
A number of flights have been diverted from Larnaca airport to Paphos due the conditions in the Eastern side of Cyprus.

For those interested in the power of a sand storm, take a look at this video that was filmed in Jeddah and just watch how quickly day turns to night.

On Friday evening we went down to The Saffron Indian restaurant in Pissouri Bay with a number of friends and enjoyed a wonderful meal, Thanks to Faruque and  all of his staff  at the Saffron.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Dust Storm Arrives,

We woke up this morning to find the village covered in a dust cloud. The dust clouds originate from Syria and have also blanketed some parts of Jordan, Israel and some areas of Egypt.

According to the latest reading at 6am on Tuesday morning, the biggest concentration of dust particles is in the Zygi area of Limassol where 2,910 grams per litre of air has been recorded.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Maria and Nicos Wedding

We were lucky to be invited to the Wedding party of Maria and  Nicos. Proud parents, Theo and Xenia, put on a wonderful spread at the family home for the happy couple.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Friday Night in Pissouri

On Johan's final evening in Cyprus we down to Pissouri Bay to visit the new bar that has just opened called "The Grape and Grain".

We then made our way back up to Pissouri and enjoyed a meal at Stala's Grill  before watching the entertainment that is Cyprus Night.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Cyprus V Wales - Football in Nicosia.

We made our way up to Nicosia in a mini bus  for the qualifying game for Euro 2016 between Cyprus and Wales. An estimated 3, 500 Welsh fans made their way over from the UK to attend the match.

Wales finally won the game 1-0 with superb headed goal by star player, Gareth Bale. The result leave Wales within touching distance of reaching the 2016 European football championship in 2016.