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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy September 8th 2017

Friday 8th September 2017 Well it's now just over two months until we head home back to the UK, doesn't time fly? So we best make the most of it! Usual morning start, things nice and cool this morning which is perfect for our walk. Sat outside with our morning cuppa at 6am looking up at a slowly lighting sky with the moon still shining brightly. It will be a lovely day for sure. The temperature is now much more sensible at around 32C during the day, really is a good time of the year to visit. We like March - May when the island is green, full of flowers and we can also go out on extended walks. From June onwards things really do warm up and July/August are so very hot. September arrives and ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy August 25th 2017

Saturday 26th August 2017 Dog walked as normal. As it's that time of year here in the UK the combine harvesters were out working all last night and this morning three green monsters were parked up having harvested in the fields all around the village. They finished just in time as a light shower was coming down, the first rain seen since being back in Blighty. Back home cups of tea for Dad and after a quick shower John popped out for a paper plus some snacks for the flight home tonight. Then pottering around packing and tidying around before settling down to a bit of sport on the tv, light lunch and chill. Mid afternoon and football had started so with the radio tuned in we listened to the game. By halftime and with The ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy August 20th 2017

Sunday 20th August 2017 A mixed blog for this week with some updates from Sarah and Kilroy in the sunshine of North Cyprus and a few from Johns brief return to the UK with every possibility of experiencing some rain! Early morning alarm call at dark o'clock for John ready for his pick up and transfer to Larnaca airport for the early flight by Cobalt Air back to Stansted. Up and at them at 3:15am 😲 cup of tea and sat on the balcony waiting for the transfer minibus. Five minutes early the chariot arrived and off to the airport. First result of the day, even tho it was a shared price paid there were no other pick ups en route. Driver was a nice old boy, not the mad, drive as fast as we can ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy August 12th 2017

Saturday 12th August 2017 Enjoyed our extra 30mins lie in so up and at them with the dogs this morning and off down the hill following the road towards the Malpas Hotel. It is of course all uphill on the way home, but we can say it is keeping us fit for sure. So thank you Kilroy and your mate Buddy. Home and a quick sweep and hoover around before relaxing on the patio with more cups of tea. Sarah then popped Kilroy down to the vets for his first set of annual injections - all the usual stuff that is done in the UK but much cheaper out here. He will return in a couple of weeks for the booster and that should be him until next summer. After returning with the dog, John then ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy August 7th 2017

Monday 7th August 2017 It's happy birthday to Sarah day! After our exhausting last couple of days all we plan to do is chill. Walked the dogs as normal and once back home John transplanted our melon seeds which after having just been thrown in the herb tub decided to grow and now we have a few melon plants. Also prepared a tub for the front balcony and maybe we will see some suitable plants at this weeks Wednesday market. Gardening done, more tea and shower time. Weather today warm and muggy with still a few greyish clouds hanging around but no rain forecast. More coffee whilst sat on the back patio, Kilroy snoozing and to be honest his parents were pretty relaxed as well. As midday approached and the sun was high in the sky ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy July 31st 2017

Monday 31st July 2017 Well that's July almost over, where did that month go? Been here almost two months now and seems we have done a lot in that time, so now we think we have a few quieter days with not a lot happening. Walk with Kilroy first thing and home by 7:30am for the usual quiet hour sat out on the back patio, just enjoying the silence and a healthy breakfast! A quick visit to Sah supermarket as we had run out of spuds, vital ingredient as tonight we are having home made chips with our supper. Sarah had also spotted some flip flops to replace the very thin, tired ones that John was wandering around wearing. Had a good look around the supermarket - it's a bit like a Waitrose in the U.K. ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy July 26th 2017

Wednesday 26th July 2017 No doggie friend for Kilroy on his walks as Buddy dog has gone to stay with Gary's friends whilst Gary is off for a short break. Never mind he will have to put up with us. As we have nothing planned today it was a longer walk this morning, taking a big circular route from our place, across the top of the ravine near the goat farm and then a wander down the road to nowhere until it finally entered the outskirts of Catalkoy. Then back down the ravine via a good track before heading uphill and back home. About 1hr 40mins wander. First thing when we reached home was a Kilroy shower, which he really does enjoy. Hose him down for a few minutes to cool off then it was shampoo ... read more
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Middle East » Cyprus » Kyrenia » Çatalköy July 21st 2017

Friday 21st July 2017 Had to be really strong this morning to summon the will power to get up out of bed after our late night Visiting Soner at his place in Getikale. First thing we both said after waking up is we are having a siesta later! Cup of tea and saddled up the hound, picked up Buddy and off we went. Once we had got going it was fine and a nice stroll for an hour or so arriving back home at 7:20 ish. Today is Friday and its a tidy round first thing and once done we headed out to do our weekly supermarket shop. First stop however was a material shop to buy some new foam for the cushions on our whicker outside Sofa. Very nice helpful man who said he would ... read more
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