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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Where do you read yours?


I’m in love with my Kindle :-)

It goes everywhere with me…..

To the beach:

On the beach at Limassol

Or, chilling by the pool

At the pool

I’m currently reading this one:

Hot Property by Tasha Harrison

It’s easy to read, entertaining enough without having to concentrate too much. I find I can easily get distracted by what’s happening around me when I’m at the beach. The book has a 4.8 out of 5 star rating on Amazon.co.uk so it can’t be all bad.

One of the reviews here below:

I read this book in a day, which is unheard of for me, I found it totally engrossing, great characters and great storylines, that all come together in the end. I felt like I was there in Crete with them, basking in the sunshine. It is a nice easy read, a perfect holiday book, written in my kind of language.

Have you got yours yet?

Kindle in a box. Reading electronically made simples.


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Review: 250 Things to Do in Cyprus on a Sunny Day*


250 Things to Do in Cyprus on a Sunny Day*
250 Things to Do in Cyprus on a Sunny Day* by Chris Alden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve been living in Cyprus for over 8 years now and so jumped at the chance to have a read of this book.

I live in Limassol so this was the first area of the book I looked at and I’ve found a number of places that are on my list of things to do when the next public holiday makes an appearance. It’s just around the corner so I will be making plans soon.

For me, I found it’s not the type of book I could just pick up and work my way through it as it felt a little too “listy” for my taste but if you know you’re going to a particular part of Cyprus or have an interest in just one area then it’s a great help and full of information. There are links to various websites too so you can always keep up to date with any recent changes, revised details, opening times etc. Very easy to use the links if you have WiFi and an eBook Reader device.

Certainly, when we’re planning to have a couple of days in one of the different parts of the island I will be taking my Kindle along with me and of course, 250 Things to Do in Cyprus on a Sunny Day!

Thanks to Chris for bringing this book to my attention.

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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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