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!

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Travel Cyprus With Your Dog: Beaches

Yeahey, dogs ARE allowed to enter the water!

Not a sign you will come across very often in Cyprus:

Dogs ARE allowed to enter the water.

In fact you will probably be able to count how many of them there are on the fingers of one hand.

A fantastic blog I came upon today via a twitter post:

Certainly it’s one to keep an eye on for all dog owners/lovers in Cyprus 🙂

Travel Cyprus With Your Dog on blogspot.



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

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 🙂

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After a record 25 hours in the port of Mersin, we are finally through!

Well, I’m pleased to finally read that Animalcouriers have eventually cleared the port of Mersin… What an absolute nightmare it’s been but thankfully, not all their shipments have this much hassle!
I bet they are over the moon that they’re once more on their journey to getting these 4 footed friends home to their owners.

on the road with Animalcouriers

They do say patience is a virtue — well, by now we’re all feeling pretty virtuous.

Last night, after supper and an evening walk for the dogs, Animalcouriers had to leave the van at Mersin port in police custody and go to the nearest hotel. This morning we were back at the port bright and early.

A new police shift had appeared and were initially reluctant to let us into the port. “No ticket, no come in,” they said. Then the friendly officers who’d kept a watchful eye on the van overnight appeared, greeting us with: “Good morning! Tea?” So in we went and had a quick cuppa with them, before heading off to the van to feed, water and walk the dogs.

Then at round 10.00am, as we’d had no news, we went to the port officer to check whether the computer entry problem (letter O and number zero confusion)…

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