People ask me why I came to live here…
Well, what can I say? Hmmmmmm, take a little time to read below and all will come clear:
I’m a 50 something female originating from a small town in Lancashire, United Kingdom.
I first visited Cyprus for a 3 week holiday towards the end of November 1985 and stayed near the ETKO tower in Limassol at the Lordos Apartments. Debenhams was Woolworths in those days, the White Horse pub was close by as was the petrol station.
The KEO (beer delivery truck) used to park up fully loaded at the end of the street every evening with its’ covers wide open to the world. Cars were left overnight with the windows down and the keys still in the ignition. We ate most nights in a small takeaway (near to Kanika Corner) run by a fabulous guy called George Michael.
We hired a car for 2 of the 3 weeks and travelled the length and breadth of the island. Ayia Napa was nothing but a tiny fishing village with a small harbour. The Woolworths store window in Nicosia took our breath away when we saw the Christmas decorations (not the one on Ledra Street). Paphos was a nothing town at the time but the fort looked fabulous.
The Cypriot people were warm and friendly, inviting us to eat with them, share in their birthday and more.
Driving was easy as the roadsigns were similar, everything was written in English, the electricity supply was the same as in UK and we could drink the water directly from the tap!
It took a long time coming and many, many holidays later – I eventually came to live in Cyprus in March 2004.
In between, I met a man (British) who later became my husband and we married at Paphos Town Hall in November 1999. Luckily, he also fell in love with Cyprus. Thank God for that one!
The rest is history…..
Below is my first post on my new Cyprus blog.
So, I’ve finally decided to have my very own blog to share my life in Cyprus.
I’ve decided to call my site “Cyprus Life – in pictures” as that’s pretty much what it’s all about. 🙂
I like to mooch around with my camera from time to time and just snap images that either capture the moment, my attention or if I’ve gone looking for something in particular.
I will be updating my website from time to time with new photos, thoughts on Cyprus and other things along the byeways of life….
I hope you enjoy it.