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Larnaca - Cyprus - January to
2016 January A couple of January birds.
A couple of January birds.
January 25th - February 22nd - Oman
Please follow this link to view our trip: Oman-2016.
Friday 26th - Monday 28th February
First trip back to the cottage in a good few weeks. The weather is beautiful for us and we manage to get quite a bit of work done - including painting the front posts from their base concrete. The almond blossoms are all out and the whole place looks stunning with white and pink blossom.
Sunday 27th - Easter Hash
Easter Sunday sees the Polygon Hash traditional fancy dress picnic. A really great day out, good weather, a good trail set by Zebedee and Pill Pusher, lots of effort on the fancy dress and fantastic food provided by Easily Led and her team of happy helpers.
Tuesday 29th - Rescued Kitten
We knew that mum had given birth in the skip at the end of the cul de sac but thought it was alright as the skip had been there for months. Of course one week later the skip has been collected to be binned. Julie phoned up the company and after half an hour they called back having found just one kitten. We are now baby sitting a one week old which includes hand feeding, wiping its bits after toilet breaks, Julie up at 3.00am for the night feed and Ron up at 6.00am for the first feed of the day. After a couple of worries and a visit to the vet all seems well and we find out we have a "she". Julie of course has christened her Tiger (look at the markings).
Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd - Cottage
The weather seems to have changed for the better at last up at the cottage and the flowers seem to be in full bloom.
Saturday 9th - Sunday 17th - Miranda and Jules visit
Julie's niece Miranda and her boyfriend Jules are out on a visit for just over a week. Despite not having a license very long Jules manages to hire a car for a couple of days so they do manage to do some exploring on their own. We leave them to it for a couple of days while we head up to the cottage to check things out.
Berkshire Hash visit, Larnaca Hash 11th April and Polygon 14th April.
Just over 40 members of the Berkshire Hash are on a visit to Cyprus and we are hosting them for part of their trip. After doing a half marathon in Limassol on the Sunday they joined the Larnaca Hash on the Monday. The hash was followed by Dinner at Kokkos in Alethrico. They then did the Nicosia Hash on the Tuesday, the Dhekelia Hash on the Wednesday followed by the Polygon on the Thursday, their last before heading home - presumably knackered. After the Polygon we had dinner at the Klokkos restaurant in Xylafagou. A great night had by all especially as we had arranged an all inclusive fee for dinner and all you could drink.
April 29th/20th/May 1st - Cottage
Tiger is getting all grown up - well nearly and enjoying some outdoors time up at the cottage. She has turned out to be a good traveler sleeping most of it in the carrier.
May 6th/7th/8th - Larnaca Hash Away Weekend - Pedoulas in the Troodos Mountains.
The first "Away Weekend" of the year. Up in the Troodos mountains in a nice family run hotel. A fantastic weekend overall helped along by the hotel owners being such good friendly hosts. The weather was a little chilly but the rain did manage to hold off for most of the weekend. Unfortunately Ron did not manage to walk on the hash having gashed his knee really badly two days before and having it super glued.
May 15th - All Island Lunartics Hash
The following weekend we are at Agios Georgios hashing yet again this time with the All Island Lunartics. Do we never get enough of this? Yet again Ron not participating.
A couple of May birds.
Lots of nesting swallows around and a pair decided to rebuild a nest above our patio.