Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is on my bucket list of…

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Movies “I want to watch”….

With stars like Judi Dench and Bill Nighy I really don’t think it can go wrong, especially as it’s based in Jaipur, India – one of my favourite places I’ve visited so far.

Check out the official movie trailer:

The shortened synopsis – no spoilers:
A group of British retirees decide to outsource their retirement to India, where it is less expensive and seemingly exotic. They are enticed by advertisements for the newly-restored Marigold Hotel and are bolstered with visions of a life of leisure.

They arrive in Mumbai, after an arduous journey, to find the palace a shell of its former self. The phones don’t work, the building is run-down, and the food isn’t to their liking.

Filmed on location in: Udaipur and Rajasthan, India

More info on Wikipedia – may contain spoilers…

One review:
“When the Brits make a film well, we knock spots off the competition and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a completely joyous example of just such a film! You can keep your Artist, Midnight in Paris. etc. etc, this is two hours of pure bliss. This is the sort of film so well directed, that no one actor is better than another, even the cameo roles are brilliantly observed. Wonderful dialogue, superb acting, one minute exceptionally funny the next, moving. Well observed characters who you feel you know! Plus the added bonus of beautiful scenery, This is the first film I have seen for ages that made me want to stay and watch it all over again – it really is just one great big hug of a film that leaves you feeling very content!”

A line from the trailer that tickled me:
“We have a saying in India, everything will be alright in the end so if it’s not alright – it is not yet the end”

Released in UK in February 2012 and USA in May 2012.

Can’t wait to see this comedy drama!


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): 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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