Sunday, August 13, 2017

Panorama Lounge and The Bunch of Grapes

A new cafe, The Pamorama Lounge, has opened in Pissouri. It s situated at the entrance of the village with stunning views of the surrounding country side.












On Saturday evening we popped down to the village to visit one of our favourite restaurants, The Bunch of Grapes. As usual, the food and the service were top class.



Sunday, August 06, 2017

Torrential Rain in Cyprus......In August !

We woke up on Sunday Morning to dark rain clouds rolling in from the West, at about 10.30 the heavens opened up and we were hit by torrential ran for about an hour. This is the first time that we have ever had rain in August in the eleven years we have lived here.
















We were due to visit the beach football tournament down in Pissouri Bay, but when we arrived at the rain was so heavy that we could not leave the car.
The event did began once the storm had passed.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

A "Rock" concert and Mid Life Crisis

Whilst driving past Aphrodite's rock this week we were surprised to see heavy machinery on the beach, it turns out that they were building a performing stage and a 1000 seater Grandstand for two concerts to be held this weekend.










On Friday evening we popped down to the Pissouri Bay cafe for a bite to eat and then went to the Grape and Grain to see the band, Mid Life Crisis.  This coincided with a wedding party at the G&G.










Saturday, July 29, 2017

Aphrodite Hills Walk and Michael Antoniou

To avoid the very hot weather, the best time to take a walk is Cyprus is early in the morning and today Aphrodite Hills golf course was the perfect place to start the day.










The Grape and Grain in Pissouri Bay was the venue for a night of Swing music with Michael Antoniou and his band. On a warm evening, a large crowd turned up to enjoy the night of entertainment.
Drew Chapman also chipped into the night's entertainment.






Saturday, July 08, 2017

Cape Aspro and a Queen Tribute band

We took a drive along the Cape Aspro coastline, the colours in the sea were absolutely stunning. We try to never forget how lucky we are to have this beautiful scenery on our doorstep.













In the evening we our made way down to the Pissouri ampitheartre to watch "Majesty Queen", a tribute to the old rock band, Queen. We all agreed that they were a wonderful act and keep the crowd Rocking for a couple of Hours.










Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Guess what ? ..... Its still hot !

The high temperatures persist in Cyprus and it was announced that last weekend was the highest recorded temperatures in July for 30 years.

To cool of we took the 10 minute drive down to Melanda beach, the water was beautifully clear and refreshing and Robin and Rob enjoyed the snorkeling.




















We then made our way over to the Kyrenia beach restaurant for dinner, at which Robin polished off a huge bowl of Stifado and we then watched a beautiful sunset.



Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Robin flies into Cyprus to be met by High temperatures

Mandy's son, Robin, flew into Cyprus from Sweden and coming from the mild weather of  Stockholm to the blazing heat of Cyprus was a shock to the system because the  temperatures rose  today to 37 degrees C/ 98 F in the daytime and only dipped slightly at night. Clouds of humidity could be seen rolling into Pissouri from the sea.











At one point the temperature in the house hit 38 degrees C and even melted the wax on the table candles. In the Cypriot capital of Nicosa, the temperature soared to 43 degree C.












In the evening we drove down to the Grape and Grain for  cooling drink and to listen to the singer Amie Flack.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Lee in the News, a sea breeze and a Proposed Casino

So June comes to a sticky end as the high temps and the humidity continue in Cyprus. Last night we went in search of a sea breeze and we drove over to Melanda beach. This was the perfect place to have a quiet, relaxing meal as the sunset over the beautiful bay.





Rob's Cousin, Lee,  made the UK News this week when he was named among the Rising Stars of Welsh businesses - ambitious, entrepreneurial and driven to create.

This week Cyprus signed an agreement to build the largest casino in Europe. The proposed casino will include 136 gambling tables and 1,200 gambling machines, while the adjoining luxury hotel will have a 500-room capacity, a health spa and 1,500-seat concert hall.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Burning Rubber in Pissouri


On a warm Summer's day, Mandy decided it was time to go her first ever bike ride. Firstly she got on Bryan's Lambretta scooter for a whiz around the village.
Mandy then hopped on Arthur's Harley Davidson for another spin around the village. Mandy thoroughly enjoyed the experience, not to sure about Bryan and  Arthur's thoughts.