Monthly Archives: January 2011

Lofou

This weekend a group of us spent two nights in the pretty village of Lofou in the Troodos mountains. We weren’t high enough to be in the snow again, or close enough to the sea for the sunshine, which meant only one thing… rain… and lots of it! Fortunately rain is still a bit of…

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I can’t believe it’s Cyprus…

For a few weeks every year the peaks of the Troodos mountains are covered in snow. Only an hour’s drive from our house on the coast, the temperature plunges from 20c, to just above freezing and there’s a decent enough snow covering for a few ski runs to open and children to toboggan. Even the…

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Awesome banana muffins

At this time of year, despite the fact the temperatures in Cyprus reach about 19c, our army housing is bitterly cold. We have no central heating and rely on a wood burning stove (which we bought) and three military issued oil filled radiators. We are pretty used to living like this, but it does mean…

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Best dog walk yet…

This morning we were treated to the rarest of Cyprus pleasures… a long off-lead dog walk. On lots of occasions I have blogged about the difficulty walking dogs here, which largely comes down to a lot of poison, local attitudes and it being illegal to walk dogs on all but one beach on the island….

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I do like to be beside the seaside

I love beaches, but given the choice between the sunbaked Mediterranean or the slightly cold windy British coastline, I would opt for the latter (almost) every time. It’s probably partly to do with the tendency to romaticise a place that you are far away from, but it’s also a lot to do with the colours…

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