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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Review: Unlikely Killer


Unlikely KillerI do so love my Kindle :-)
Just finished another eBook - see my review below:

Unlikely Killer by Ricki Thomas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So yesterday I finished Unlikely Killer and I must say it stayed excellent right up until the end – and what a twist there was! I’m not giving anything away so don’t worry.

I found the characters were good without being too complex and it was an easy enough read which is something I need as I don’t get too much time to put aside to spend time on my books.

This was one of those though that I simply had to get to the end to find out who the killer was and the reason behind them – hence the twist.

It all ended very quickly which left me a little disappointed but I’ve now just taken another one of Ricki Thomas’ books Bloody Mary which has some very mixed reviews so we will see…

If I like that one then Ricki could very well be added to my list of favourite authors.

This was the start of my review, when I was only part way through the story:
I’m currently reading this book so haven’t yet got to the end but I’ve found it to be quite excellent from the start with regards to the storyline. Ricki Thomas is an author as yet unknown to me so let’s see how this one goes…

The main character is certainly someone I wouldn’t like to meet! As yet, there’s no indication for the reason he acts like he does nor any clues as to how it will end.

I’m hoping I may get the chance for a “good read” later today.

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The only way to shop – without leaving the house!


I do so hate shopping!

Any kind of shopping really, except maybe when we’re haggling for stuff that’s caught our eye in the streets and bazaars of Egypt ;-)

Then shopping becomes fun for a while but even that gets kind of tiring and frustrating after a bit – so you have to spread your shopping days out when you’re in Egypt… Little and often, is the way.

Anyway, back to the reason for this post!

This is my kind of shopping. Shopping online – it’s so much fun and it doesn’t feel like shopping at all. Paying for it is quite painless too :-D

So for my shopping today, I was browsing my twitter account @CyprusPictures and the Amazon Daily Deals tweet popped up there. It wasn’t a book I particularly fancied but I clicked anyway and then had a mooch around in the Kindle Store for a couple of authors I like.

I was really looking for some Amelia Peabody novels for my Kindle but I didn’t like the prices. Both me and my husband are reading this set of Egyptian themed novels by Elizabeth Peters and given our love of Egypt, we’re enjoying them immensely.

So, if I could have found some versions for Kindle in a cheaper version than picking up the paperback novels from Amazon or Play.com then of course, I would have clicked “that” button. But it wasn’t to be – today…..

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

Instead, I’ve taken the first M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin series) and The Quiche of Death and I’ve finally succumbed and purchased The Istanbul Puzzle by Laurence O’Bryan. I didn’t enjoy the Da Vinci Code but I’ve been informed this novel is supposed to be a much more plausible a story.  We shall see….

“A brutal murder. An ancient temple. A long-lost treasure. Buried deep under Istanbul, a secret is about to resurface with explosive consequences…
Sean Ryan arrives in the ancient city to identify the body of his friend and colleague Alek Zegliwski. Alek has been savagely beheaded, his body discovered near the sacred archaeological sit of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul….”

I’m slowly but surely, stocking up on my Kindle eBooks ready for my long hot summer in Cyprus :-)

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