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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Book Review: Zero Day


Zero Day
Zero Day by David Baldacci
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

David Baldacci’s answer to Jack Reacher

I really enjoyed this book and it was recommended to me by a colleague.
I agree with my friend Jani, the main character is definitely of the “Reacher” genre as created by Lee Child and I also fell for John Puller for all the same reasons. So much so that I had to hunt down “The Forgotten” being the next “Puller” book.
I’ve read that one too!
Great characters, good descriptions, excellent pace throughout the book.
Love these and I hope David Baldacci will write more in this series.

Keep ‘em coming please!

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Review: “The Affair” a Jack Reacher novel


The Affair
The Affair by Lee Child
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well what can I say?

This is where it all starts and we find out what pushed Reacher over the edge, which was a bit of a surprise in itself coming along at this late stage in the list of Lee Child books.

As always, Reacher takes you along the road with him feeling the rough and tumble of his trials and tribulations on how to get to get to the bottom of the latest wrong doing. His gut instincts are still there and of course, he always has to go in feet first. No half measures with Jack Reacher!

And that’s the reason we all love him. :-)

This was an interesting read for me but sadly spoiled a little by the fact I couldn’t read as often or as much as I would have like to in one go. (My reading time is limited depending on time out of work and how often I get time to sit outside in the sun). In fact, I’m now seriously considering the Kindle Paperwhite which will hopefully allow me to read more often and inside….

So for all Reacher fans – go on, read it…. You know you want to!

I loved it – but then, it’s “Reacher”. Why wouldn’t I?

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Review: Gone Tomorrow


Gone Tomorrow
Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this book right from the start particularly as the tension was there immediately you started reading…. Will she or won’t she blow the train to smithereens?

The storyline continued at a fast pace all the way through with twists and turns along the way a la Lee Child fashion.

Reacher was his usual amazing self, perceptive without giving the game away but with the odd mistake along the way which he usually ends up kicking himself for.

Two bloodthirsty female killers totally lacking in emotion made it hard to put down.

One of my fastest Kindle reads!

I only get to read by the pool or the beach maybe a couple of times a week for an hour or so but this one had me sitting outside on our kitchen terrace too, frantically clicking the Kindle page turn button!

Still got some more Jack Reacher novels to work my way through but what happens when I get to the end? It’s gonna be a very sad day :-(

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