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!

Cyprus tea leaf reading charity event – it’s all gone to the dogs!

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So today was a slightly different Saturday than normal…. mostly we spend it catching up with “stuff to do” on the pc, paperwork and sometimes a little shopping.

Instead, we spent our afternoon at A Taste of Britain coffee shop and delicatessen on the seafront near Parakklesia, Limassol.
We had a tea leaf reading event followed by a veritable feast of sandwiches cut into triangles with the crusts removed, freshly made scones with jam and clotted cream plus a whole host of other cakes and of course, “proper” tea made with tea leaves – no bags to be seen!

Now, a real tea party isn’t a tea party without a hat is it? Mimi, was a willing assistant and eager to try on the hats and choose the winner of the Best Decorated Hat competition:

Mimi - eager to try on the hats.

Mimi – eager to try on the hats.

What was this all about? No, we haven’t all gone suddenly mental because the summer has arrived which means we can expect daily temperatures of 30+ centigrade until the end of August… this weird and wonderful event was a fund raising event for Pound Dogs for Adoption, Limassol and this time to help pay for a flight for one of the larger rescue dogs to go to a new home in UK.

Between us, we managed to raise 164 EUR which will help a great deal towards the relocation costs.
We had our tea leaves read, our food, a quiz, a raffle and a hat competition – then, we went to the beach for a swim before heading off home to our own doggies.

Some photos for you:

Pound Dogs for Adoption Limassol

Pound Dogs for Adoption Limassol.

A Taste of Britain

A Taste of Britain.

Enjoying the party.

Enjoying the party.

Tidy table before the party.

Tidy table before the party.

Not so tidy when the quiz came.

Not so tidy when the quiz came.

A very unlucky raffle ticket - not a single prize was won.

A very unlucky raffle ticket – not a single prize was won.

Mimi - the hat tester.

Mimi – the hat tester.

The end of a perfect day.

The end of a perfect day.

A Taste of Britain offers a selection of products and provides a delicatessen experience as well as home cooked meals on site. Some great prices too with such things as: sausage and mash with onion gravy for a mere 5 EUR. Sounds good enough to eat 🙂


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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