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25th February - Cottage

Lots of work needing doing. Mostly strimming, weeding etc.


Lots of work to be done Got to  make a start somewhere
Looking Better and better
The pond looking wild Giant Orchids


27th February - Walk Stavrovouni

Julie decided to join a group of friends to walk up (and down) Stavrovouni. The sensible one stayed at home!!

Margaret as group leader   The Monastry


3rd March - Buff's Sunday Lunch

St David's Day lunch at the Buff's including potato and leek soup, roast lamb and apple crumble. We occupied two tables of hash friends.

The Buff's Lodge Raffle prizes


5th March - Droushia Heights Hotel

We decided on a bit of luxury and booked into this hotel for the night. Dinner at one of our favourite restaurants - The Farmyard in Kathikas where, as always we enjoyed an excellent dinner.

View from our room Some sunshine on the rocks


10th March - Amaryllis

First four flowers. (five more came later).

Amarylis flower Christmas gift from sister in law - Alison


15th-18th March - Istanbul

What started out as a trip for four of us to join the Istanbul Hash for St Patricks day, turned into ten of us heading there. Everyone in the same hotel, which was pretty good and great location. An absolutely fantastic weekend.

Our Hotel - Grand Hotel de Pera Not quite the good view this time


The Bosphorus
View of the city from the hotel restaurant


Ron, Julia and us headed out early for something to eat before heading to the DP (drinking practise) at the Corner Irish Pub. This was a short walk from the hotel. The others joined us later as well as some of the Istanbul Hashers.

The original foursome The later tensome
And the location where most of the weekend was spent The Jocks can't keep away from each other


Saturday morning saw us heading out for a walk, down to the Golden Horn, over Galata Bridge and in to the old area of Istanbul. A stroll thrugh the Grand Bazaar and then down towards Ayasophya and Blue Mosques. We found a small cafe and had soup and beers. Later we all gathered for our transport for our Bosphorus Cruise. Ron had booked a VIP table for 10 which was excellent as it was right next to the entertainment. A meal was served of fish, meat or chicken and then various dances were performed while we cruised up the Bosphorus. We soon figured out that buying an 'all you can drink' alcohol option was the best! Great evening. Once back at the hotel, Dave says, the rugby is still on so some of us went to the Corner Irish Bar to watch England play and continue drinking (especially Moron who had to be carried back).

Looking across to the Golden Triangle A quick coffee stop - oops - beer stop
The Blue Mosque in the background View out from our beer stop
VIP Table On the boat


Sunday afternoon, it's St Patricks day and the merriment is about to begin. We all met up at the Karakoy tunnel ready to begin the Hash. Francine live hared it and it was difficult to keep up with her speed and the amount of people. Somehow we managed, though a few jumped on the Metro near the end and missed the beer stop. We finished in the Corner Irish Pub of course. The circle was lots of fun.

The group of ten Us and some reprobates from IH3

More reprobates joined us The Circle at the start

Up through Gultane park on our way to the Golden Triangle   The Blue Mosque
The Back streets became our venue
Not forgetting the hills of course
Flamingo Bar for a beer stop. Remind you of another hash?? A Serious Ernie and Shaggy on the phone
Julie and Julia with the mad Francine
The two that were gifted IH3 T Shirts


22nd-24th March - Cottage

And here we are back in Cyprus and another visit to the cottage. This time joined by Yve and Tony, and Julia and Ron staying at 'The Spring of Life'. Friday saw Yve, Tony and Julie out checking a trail for the Camping w/e then all for dinner at the S of L. Saturday some of us went for another walk through the old village and then back to the Cottage for a BBQ, 1st of the year. The weather was quite cool but we still managed to eat outside. Sunday we all went to the Amathus Hash, Yve and Tony being hares. Good run then dinner out.

Looking much tidier now First ever Tulip there
Naked Man Orchid (Orchid Italica) Early Spider Orchid
Sunset Better Sunset


31st March - PH3 Easter Hash

Polygon Easter Hash at Cape Ghreko. Good turn out with everyone dressed in yellow. Bring-a-plate enjoyed by everyone. First really hot day of the year.

Instructions beforehand on the walk
Lovely terrain... ...and Konnos Bay
Ladies hat competition Easter egg hunt winners


1st April - LH3 Hares

Haring for the Larnaca Hash at Kosi. Hadn't been here for some time so a nice change. Lovely weather.

The Hares Circle afterwards




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