Gladlee of Guernsey
June 2018 - UK, Cyprus and US 2nd - 15th Jan - Scotland and UK
January - June 2018 - UK, Cyprus and US
2nd - 15th Jan - Scotland and UK
We headed back to the UK on the 2nd January for some family visiting before heading to the US. First of all a trip to Aberdeen for stepson David and Gemma's wedding (who gets married on the 4th January in the frozen wastes of northern Scotland?). However, really nice few days and nice to catch up with people.
Following this a short trip to Wakefield to see Rons family. Unfortunately Yvonne was in Papworth hospital in Cambridge for surgery. Sunday lunch with John and Rachel and takeaway with Lisa, Richard and Charlotte made it all worthwhile.
Then a few days in Wellingborough with Julie's mum and of course a visit to Lowestoft to see the new great grandson Grayson who has grown considerably since last seen in June.
16th Jan - 11th Feb - American RV trip
Please click HERE to go to this trip
March - Spring at the cottage
And so it's springtime at the cottage. Needs a little TLC by the look of things. Whole weekends spent strimming. It does make the place look fantastic though, once done.
27th March - ITSUS Bar opening
We have been promising ourselves a real bar for sometime and the house here in Alethriko just had the right space to convert. Got a friend to wood panel the walls, fridge freezer courtesy of other friends, bar stools courtesy of IKEA, optics courtesy of Amazon. We had about forty friends round for the Grand Opening which had the desired result of creating a good few headaches the following morning. Darts match, with those not able to get doubles, having to down a shot of Absinth each time - until we ran out then it was brandy. Brilliant night with great friends.
1st April - Polygon Easter Hash
The annual Easter hash was held in a new location this year thanks to the efforts of Gordon and Pam and their son Corrin (he of the wood paneling expertise). Lots of fun to be had with a few of the Nicosia Hash joining us.
27th April - Typical weekend project
Just one of Julies weekend projects. Measure up one weekend, buy the new timber during the week and hey presto - a new bench the following weekend.
2nd May - 9th May - Mum's Visit etc.
As seems to be usual these days Molly comes out to Cyprus for a visit and seems to be there whenever there is a party at Frank and Jenny's house - Southfork. Just simply good timing. This time it was Mick Jukes 60th birthday kindly hosted by Frank and Jenny.
11th - 13th May - Larnaca Away-Weekend at Neo Chorio
Another new location for the Larnaca Hash away-weekend, the Tavros Hotel in Neo Chorio just outside Latchi. Beautiful views, well looked after by the owners and a great hash on the Saturday morning to boot. The geriatric hashers still know how to party!
25th - 27th May - Agios Fotios Hash Camping Weekend
What has now become a firm hash tradition. Our third Agios Fotios camping weekend. Give or take about 34 people turned up to either camp with us or just enjoy the fun and games while "Glamping" in the nearby B & B. Seems to have become a firm favourite despite our early misgivings that not many in our age bracket would want to be out camping. The weather was kind to us with the thunderstorms holding off. The stray dog, since christened Scamp, seems to be trying very hard to adopt us. Thanks to Josie getting the goods he was bathed, wormed, de-ticked etc. We are still trying to find a home for him. Great hash for both the shorts and longs even though the longs took an hour and three quarters to complete just over 5 miles.
On to our next US adventure. Phoenix in Arizona, to Yellowknife in the Northern Territories, Canada. (Please click HERE to go there.)