Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

I am missing…..

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A really good Chicken Jalfrezi 😦

Since leaving my home town of Heywood in Lancashire, UK over 7 years ago it’s the one thing that is sadly lacking in Cyprus.

There is absolutely nowhere in the main Cyprus districts that can offer a decent Indian jalfrezi meal, whether it be in a restaurant or takeaway.

We did come very close to a tasty Chicken Jalfrezi a couple of years ago when Flavours of India opened in Erimi village. Unfortunately, the main restaurant in the tourist area of Limassol was hindered and harassed by regular visits from the immigration authorities even though the paperwork for the owners’ staff were in order. It meant he often had to send his customers home without them being fed due to having to close as his staff were arrested each time until their documents could be verified.

The restaurant now advertises itself as a gambling place so the cynical side of me thinks something was afoot there…..

Back to Heywood and the reason for this post!

We got to talking about our old Indian takeaway on York Street, Heywood after reading a forum post on Paphos People. What was our favourite takeaway called? Prio Spice – gorgeous!

Prio Spice, Heywood - sadly missed in Cyprus!

I’ve found them on facebook and they have a website. I’m now on a mission to see if they will share their recipe with me 😉

It seems the only way to get a decent Chicken Jalfrezi in Cyprus is – to make your own 😦

What do you miss most about being an expat?


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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