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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Don’t be scared…. some of us are quite normal.

Okay, some may be a bit geeky and some a bit on the eccentric side but apparently, some of them turn out to be murderers!

Who said stamp collecting was boring?


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Buy Cyprus stamps online – video

If you are a collector of Cyprus stamps, this little video may be of interest to you…

It was posted to YouTube by a customer in Cyprus who had just received his first online order from Cyprus Stamps website.

It shows the order in its’¬†entirety, complete with the invoice and list of items ordered, business card¬†and each stamp or set individually parcelled inside a small envelope contained within the main envelope used for dispatch.

So, if you’re considering buying Cyprus stamps online – this may just be the website to visit.

Cyprus Stamps are specialists in stamps, first day covers and postal history from the whole of the island of Cyprus – including Turkish Cypriot stamps from the north of the island.


Old picture postcards – Pompeii

I just came across a twitter post (as you do) of some images of Mt Vesuvius, Naples, Italy taken from a plane window.

The posting jogged my memory of some old black & white picture postcards I have from c1900’s. So, that was it – it set me off foraging among my many computer photographs and here they are:

Old postcards of Pompeii, Naples - Italy

More old postcards of Pompeii, Naples - Italy

More old postcards of Pompeii, Naples - Italy

Fab aren’t they?

For the more modern images of Mt Vesuvius volcano and its’ crater click to see them here on Velvet Escape.