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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Little Man Does: Malta

Me and my other half forgot to send the “Little Man” on his holidays to the kennels with Ruby the Rottie (our dog).

We decided it wasn’t fair to leave him Home Alone either and so I stuffed him into my suitcase at the last minute and took him along with us to Malta for some sightseeing and adventure…..

Here’s what he got up to:


Lunch at Marsaxxlokk Bay


On Police Duty at Mdina (the Silent City)


Big Guns at Mdina


Choosing a Christmas Tree at Mdina Glass Factory


Posing with our sales lady at Mdina Glass


Downtime at Seashells Resort, Qawra


Easy Rider at the National Aquarium, Bugibba


Little Man Does: Close Ups


Little Man Does: Technology


Tall Columns in Valletta city


Little Man Does: Steps and Architecture in Valletta


Getting ready for the Big Guns salute at Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta


Gone Fishing near Wignacourt Tower


Afternoon Tea at St. Paul’s Bay


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Were there 2 Lee Harvey Oswald’s? The JFK Assassination revisited.

Conspiracy theories have always fascinated me and here’s one that most of us of a certain age will have pondered on for some time.

The John F Kennedy assassination – were there 2 shooters or not?

48 years after the event, a documentary titled “JKF – The Lost Bullet” hopes to have disproved this theory and put the story finally to bed. We shall see….

It aired on Sunday 18 November 2011 on the National Geographic Channel. I haven’t watched it myself yet – but am just about to….

Scroll down for the video.

Lee Harvey Oswald is pictured at age 24. | AP Photo

Lee Harvey Oswald – was he the lone gunman or not? (Image from Politico.com)

Take a look – what do you think? It’s around 45 minutes long and I have a large cup of tea by my side right now…..

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Old Nicosia market opening soon and a quick peep at Buyuk Han

Looks like this could be quite fabulous and you could not want for a better location.

A permanent exhibition to present both an historical and contemporary perspective to the Bandabulya marketplace is being prepared and will be inaugurated soon!

This video below was posted by: UNDPPFFcyprus

And of course, you cannot fault good old YouTube for leading you on to something else of interest 🙂

I just found a video of one of my most favourite places in the north side of Nicosia! It’s a place we always pop in to have a look around and take photographs when we go through the crossing point at Ledra Street.

Buyuk Han or the Great Inn is an Ottoman building and was originally a traveller’s inn. It’s now a hive of activity for small craft shops, book shops and a couple of cafes. It makes for a very pleasant stop off during a day out behind the green line. The video below was posted on YouTube by: tangojd

Take a look at some of my photos of the Great Inn from one of our many visits.