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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy November 11th 2017

Saturday 11th November 2017 A bit of a lie in for us all this morning with none of us really stirring until just before 8am. It was Kilroy of course who decided that it was time to get up so he came upstairs looking for us, determined to get us moving. Little does he know that yesterday we received his airwaybill number and some final bits of information from KAR prior to him travelling on Tuesday, so it’s really happening. Kim from KAR has confirmed all arrangements and also let us know that she will be transporting Kilroy to Ercan airport on the day. Just his last worming to be done on Monday morning and a long walk Tuesday morning followed by a “light”breakfast as advised by KAR. Make the most of the warm weather over ... read more
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Village centre

Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy November 4th 2017

Saturday 4th November 2017 So here we are on the real countdown now with just 10 more days to go before we all head home to the U.K. We will of course miss our little place, the weather and our adventures out here but will look forward to returning in 2018. Not booked our return as yet as we will see how our build project progresses and also we have the more important new arrival to look forward to........ exciting times ahead. 😀. A nice start to the day with a clear blue sky, a few white clouds and the sun has returned. For how long we don’t know as the local forecast does predict rain for today and also tomorrow. Cup of tea in bed to get us going and then followed the normal routine ... read more
Dull Sunday
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Glorious weather

Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy October 28th 2017

Saturday 28th October 2017 Awake earlier this morning as we wanted to take dogs on a longer walk now the weather was cooler. So it was a quick cup of tea and off we set along the tracks, past the goat farm and into the hills. Weather was clear blue sky, just a few clouds around. Rain was forecast again for later so it could be an afternoon of hunkering down with the tv and a good book. All was going so well with dogs enjoying themselves then disaster happened. Despite being on leads, Kilroy was snuffling in the undergrowth and managed to eat something.....not sure what but within about 10mins it was clear something was wrong. His back legs started twitching, then he went all wobbly, stumbling when walking and foaming at the mouth. 😦 ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy October 21st 2017

Saturday 21st October 2017 After dog walk it was breakfast and then we headed off into town to do a couple of jobs. First stop was the vets to hand across a urine sample from Kilroy.......it was three weeks ago that he had a urine infection which with antibiotics has cleared up. Vet had advised us to finish the antibiotics and then pop down with a urine sample so he could see if things look better. Well to us the “sample” looked much better. However; exercise will need to be repeated as vet was not in his surgery......will go down again Monday. Then to money exchange shop, onwards to the library to return a load of books....John managed to resist picking up another handful only coming away with one book as it’s unlikely he will have ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy October 14th 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017 John was awake just after 6am so decided to get up and take Kilroy for his walk, letting Sarah have a sleep in. Still dark as we set off down the hill, wiggling along the roads with no one else around. Sunrise at just after 6:40am and back home by 7:15am. Sarah surfaced shortly after we got home, cups of tea for humans and breakfast for Kilroy. Then John decided to look at our downstairs toilet as it was permanently running water......investigation showed that innards were all encrusted with crud and also the cistern lid had a slight crack in it. Remove cistern and head off to find a toilet shop! First diy place didn't have any, then Sarah remembered a big ceramics yard on the edge of town so we called ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy October 7th 2017

Saturday 7th October 2017 Our visitors have returned to the UK and we now return to normal with our usual early start as we walk the dogs in the hills. A lovely morning, perfect walking weather, blue sky, sunshine and a cool breeze. Very soon we will be able to head off into the hills in the jeep, park up and enjoy longer walks. Back home by 8am, Kilroy had his weekly scrub up and then time for a light breakfast. Our Turkish Cypriot neighbours were here last night and up early this morning watering gardens etc, plus picking the ripe figs off a large tree in the communal garden. They have a few small fruit trees and herbs in their garden and they passed across a couple of guava fruits for us to try.....Sarah is ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy September 30th 2017

Saturday 30th September 2017 After a good nights sleep the three of us were up at 5:30am, the air cool and the sky still dark. September, after the very high temperatures of July and August is a lovely month to visit as the temperatures are just about perfect. Around 6:15am we set off for the regular hours morning walk, today it's just Kilroy as Gary has gone south side for a few days so Buddy dog is now lodging at an "all inclusive" hotel in Catalkoy. The early morning flights from Ercan airport just over the mountain were heading across the sky to various cities in Turkey, whilst out to sea we could see the usual two ferry boats slowly appearing thro the haze as they chugged towards Girne harbour. Nice walk, again doing a lot ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy September 26th 2017

Tuesday 26th September 2017 So we now enter the last week of another month, how quickly time moves on. Usual routine and by 9am all walks, jobs, showers, breakfast plus cups of tea done. This morning the girls are off to the Club Tropicana for a fashion show organised by the Kyrenia Aninal Rescue society - wonder if they will be tempted with purchasing something? In the meantime the boys will be left at home to watch tv or surf the net. A nice morning, not to hot with a light breeze blowing making it all to easy just to nod off! Tonight John's brother and his partner Lynsey are coming across to join us for a BBQ, most likely around the pool area so it was a survey of the freezer to remove some meat ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy September 21st 2017

Wednesday 20th September 2017 Awake on the alarm, dog walking done and home for a quick cuppa before we started a clean up indoors and prepared for the arrival of our visitors later today. After a couple of hours making sure beds were made etc we had a quick scrub up and headed off to town to check out a dishwasher. Back into our favourite electrical outlet and deal was done in 5mins. Delivery in a day or two. Quick stop at Supreme for a snack for lunch and then home. John's brother and his partner are out on holiday living on the Crystal Bay View complex and his brother came across for a couple of hours catch up and we agreed to meet up again in a week or so. Just as he left our ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy September 15th 2017

Friday 15th September 2017 After the dogs had been walked, John jumped in the shower, changed and headed off to Tiga Trading car dealership and left Sarah with the Friday clean around! As agreed Gary had taken his car in for some paintwork to be rectified and John was duty taxi to bring him home......there will be the same trip again later in the day. Around 10am received a call from our flyscreen supplier who said they would be with us in 10mins to sort out the flyscreens on the windows. It's all happening. What we thought would be a quick 15 min job took almost two hours. They were very thorough. As soon as they had finished we headed into town to clear a few jobs. We needed some white paint just so we have ... read more
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