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January - June 2020 - Cyprus


Due to the coronavirus, Covid-19, not much to report for the first few months of the year. In Cyprus, we went in to lockdown on 24th March and this continued through April. No movement or travel so everything on hold. Julie's Thursday Bridge Club went 'online' so could continue.

17th/18th January - Dipkarpaz

Another visit to the 'Red Rock' this time to show Margaret, Alex, Teresa, Paul, Dave and Linda the route to the Rock.

Julie Alex and Margaret on the trail

Julie having a beer. Ron being knackered

Margaret, Julie and Linda


28th January - Pedios Guest House, Nicosia

Another mid-week trip to North Nicosia.

The Pub cat seems friendly

Seen on the walk - no comment!

7th/8th February - Ship Inn, Kyrenia

Weekend in Kyrenia with Leslie and George. Should say "A boozy weekend".

24th February - Rainbow in Alethriko

Beautiful full rainbow taken from our bedroom window

25th - Bellapais

Went up there to check out trails for the Polygon Away Weekend in September.

The Bellapais Village Hotel

Julie on the trail yet again

7th March - Cottage

Looking just a touch yellow

Back of the cottage

Almond blossoms are out

Looking good

27th March - Wedding Anniversary

We are under lockdown due to Covid-19 restrictions so we are having a two person bar night with candlelit dinner (16th wedding anniversary symbol is 'wax').

Cosy looking Bar

Dinner is served

Darts Championship

We both won everything

Garden looking good

If a bit prickly!

There was a partial relaxing of lockdown on 4th May but it did not totally finish until 21st May. We did manage to celebrate Ron's 70th birthday on 11th May, sitting on our front porch with Ann and John by the gate, and our neighbours, Angie, Pambos and Charalambos over the wall. Needs must. On the 12th May we fostered a German Pointer rescue dog named "Percy". He had been badly treated and had an open wound on his back as well as malnourished and weak. He could hardly stand on his back legs, presumably from being kept in a cage.  Within a couple of weeks he was a playful, healthy and happy dog. We had him for about two months before he left us for his “forever home” in Scotland.

Happy Families Nice and shiny after his bath

22nd/23rd  May - Cottage

So, the Polygon Hash resumed on 21st May, us as hares of course, though with some restrictions. On the 22nd we went up to the cottage for the first time in months. We found everything was fine apart from the garden which was well overgrown. It took a few weekends to get it back under control.  Some before and after photos.

Now you don't see me now you do
Jungle fever R & R time
Back to the grindstone Getting there

And we found some visitors up there too.

Meet Blackie And Ginger

26th May - Hash

At this time we managed to get both the Larnaca and Polygon Hashes started again. Being a little careful to set the hashes in remote locations we managed to resume pretty much as normal.  

The Hash Runners - not running The Hash Runners posing

11th June - Baby Praying Mantis

Very lucky to catch these hatching. After an hour they had all dispersed.

Praying Mantis just hatched and lots of them

14th June - We hosted a small lunch as a late birthday treat with Ray and Bhing, Pam and Gordon (whose birthday was also 11th May) and Ann and John. Nice to be able to socialise once again.



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