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.

It was an odd sort of day….

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Sunday 2nd December 2012 started out okay with a drive around towards the Aphrodite Club and bowling green to catch up with our friends to see if they managed to kick their laptop into gear, but when we got there – they were out!

We hung around a while chatting with their son about the usual stuff: work, the latest gadgets and gizmos but no sign of mum and dad returning – so we popped off to Episkopi village to stake out the Twin Arches as we heard it had opened as a new restaurant after previously being run as a fish restaurant.

Thwarted again – it was closed! But we did manage a peep at the menu…
However €22 for a steak with a sauce seems quite expensive when you recall this is in a Cypriot village some 12km away from the centre of Limassol or the tourist area….
We pay that price for one of the top restaurants  (Neon Phaliron) where we like to go for “special” occasions.

So, the Twin Arches will have to be tried and tested before we even think about using it for Christmas Day which was on our list of intentions.

Twin Arches menu

Twin Arches menu

While we were perusing the menu and prices, we got a call to say our friends were now back home so we said we would come back. We decided to go around the old road and back through Erimi village where we bumped into Andreas from the Ουζερακι taverna. Window down in the double cab truck to ask if they would be open on Christmas Day. “I will know tomorrow, we will talk” was the answer – so that sounds promising as it’s another favourite of ours….

Ouzeraki Taverna, Erimi village, Limassol

Ouzeraki Taverna, Erimi village, Limassol

Back again to Helen & Dave’s house for a natter and a brew but the laptop is still dead. The latest Microsoft update (all 17 of them) seems to have made it roll over and die. It will no longer boot up…. 😦 With the news of a lead on another place for Christmas Day, we said we would look Andreas up again later in the week so with that we decided we were off to Limassol Port to check out the Cunard cruise ship – the Queen Victoria.

As we got to our truck, we saw we had collected a friend….

Cat on our double cab

Cat on our double cab

We shooed him off, only to find he had a twin sitting underneath, keeping warm from the engine. Bless 🙂

Eventually, we got to Limassol Port and managed to grab a few shots of the Queen Victoria from the perimeter fence. A couple of photos are here below and the rest can be found on my flickr account: CyprusPictures Queen Victoria, Cunard cruise ship

Queen Victoria cruise ship in Limassol port

Queen Victoria cruise ship

Queen Victoria cruise ship

Queen Victoria cruise ship

Queen Victoria cruise ship

Queen Victoria cruise ship

Queen Victoria cruise ship

Leaving the port, we took an extra sneaky turn around the roundabout so we could take some photos of the display there….

Limassol Port roundabout

Limassol Port roundabout

Hmmmmm, what next?
How about a trip to My Mall, the biggest shopping centre in Cyprus?

Designer branded shops, a food outlet with such names as: Ocean Basket, TGI Friday’s, Bamboo and Taco Bell to name just a few. It also has a small ice-rink and a mini ten pin bowling alley to keep the kids occupied while you have a quiet coffee or snack.

There were certainly lots of cars on the huge car park (all wanting to park in the doorway of the Mall of course – but after all remember “this is Cyprus” where nobody walks more than 5 yards if they can help it. Pavements were put down for parking on!

My Mall ice-rink

My Mall ice-rink

My Mall - food court location

My Mall – from the food court location

After all that wandering around we felt decidedly hungry but couldn’t make a decision between Macdonald’s of a KFC Bucket (how expensive has that “bargain bucket” gone these days) so we decided “stuff it” and drove to Sigma Bakery ψησταρια instead and got a hot roasted chicken to takeaway.

Sigma Bakery – food point

Back home, we had a well earned mug of tea followed by a hot chicken sandwich and a relax!

Since then, that chicken gave us our evening dinner with cabbage and roast potatoes then made a chicken curry on Monday evening….. All good stuff!

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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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