Cyprus Life – in pictures

My new life in Cyprus in images and words. I'm a British 50 something female, originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) and came to live in Limassol, Cyprus in March 2004. This is my photo blog about my new life as an expat on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Plus other things which catch my attention every once in a while…. Enjoy!


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Don’t be scared…. some of us are quite normal.


Okay, some may be a bit geeky and some a bit on the eccentric side but apparently, some of them turn out to be murderers!

Who said stamp collecting was boring?


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Buy Cyprus stamps online – video


If you are a collector of Cyprus stamps, this little video may be of interest to you…

It was posted to YouTube by a customer in Cyprus who had just received his first online order from Cyprus Stamps website.

It shows the order in its’¬†entirety, complete with the invoice and list of items ordered, business card¬†and each stamp or set individually parcelled inside a small envelope contained within the main envelope used for dispatch.

So, if you’re considering buying Cyprus stamps online – this may just be the website to visit.

Cyprus Stamps are specialists in stamps, first day covers and postal history from the whole of the island of Cyprus – including Turkish Cypriot stamps from the north of the island.


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Old picture postcards – Pompeii


I just came across a twitter post (as you do) of some images of Mt Vesuvius, Naples, Italy taken from a plane window.

The posting jogged my memory of some old black & white picture postcards I have from c1900′s. So, that was it – it set me off foraging among my many computer photographs and here they are:

Old postcards of Pompeii, Naples - Italy

More old postcards of Pompeii, Naples - Italy

More old postcards of Pompeii, Naples - Italy

Fab aren’t they?

For the more modern images of Mt Vesuvius volcano and its’ crater click to see them here on Velvet Escape.

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