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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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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Review: 61 Hours


61 Hours
61 Hours by Lee Child
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

He’s my hero, so I love Jack Reacher but this book had me on the edge of my seat all the way through….

The countdown of the time events was a cool part of the novel too.

It had me guessing who it was and I didn’t get until right at the last part and then – the end!!!! Aaargh!

Mr Child – you need some serious talking to for that one :-(

I chose the Kindle version of this book, much to my husbands’ disgust!

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Review: The Mummy Case


The Mummy Case
The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love the character of Amelia Peabody and generally laugh out loud while reading these novels, much to the amusement of other people on their sunloungers. Ooops! :-)

Reminder to self: Must get a sturdy parasol for my next holiday to Egypt…

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