Saturday, January 24, 2015

fishing

Last weekend Leo and his papa wanted go fishing. At Akrotiri Fishing harbour we where alone except for a man fishing at the end of a stone pier. No fishes where caught this day, but great time was had by son and husband.

The rest of us made a little promenade. I'm always up for a brisk walk along sea, filling my lungs and head with well needed fresh air. Tiny shells can be distracting for a little girl though, and I guess because we hadn't been out there for some time, it took some convincing before all had found their walking mojo.
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I'm impressed by the Cypriot wine makers, the great wines they produce and with such enthusiasm. You can follow Wineries Cyprus on Facebook to see what the wineries are up to.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

winter at lady's mile

Flamingoes by he bumpy Lady's Mile road. A well needed promenade with lovely people we've met recently. The morning also involved kite flying, an attempt to fish, and shell picking.
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In the last pic is a small version of the Pen Shell, a fragile, long and triangular shaped shell. It normally lives in the sediment with the pointed end anchored using a "byssus" fibre. In the Mediterranean area the long silky bussys fibre has since ancient times been used to produce "sea silk". Fishermen also in Cyprus used to be eager to find them for the silk-like fibre, which after combing and drying in the sun could be used to produce various items. Sea silk was considered an extremely fine, rare and valuable fabric, and for centuries it's been used in manufacturing of gloves, shawls, stockings and cloaks.

boxing day

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Limassol shops are busy with sales nowadays. Should get into the craze some day to grab shoes for the smallest. In the meantime we are being lazy, eating left over food from Christmas, strolling the old town, beach promenading, having fika with one of my favourite neighbour Eleni. Still no knitting done. Realizing it's been more than half a year now. How about you? What are you up to these days?

Nice Cyprus cooking blog: here.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

a pre-christmas promenade

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We had a nice promenade this pre-Christmas day in Akrotiri. The weather this day was, as a meteorologist would say, partially cloudy with chances of rain. We actually had to run a little on our way back to the car as the dark sky was getting really close.

It's funny how ones conceptions of things can change so rapidly depending on where one lives. Since we moved from Sweden to Cyprus such terribly negative words as rain and dark clouds have come to have quite the opposite meaning. Well, I still avoid getting wet and cold by the rain. But with a constant risk of drought lurking and with an abundance of sun and blue skies, rain has become something we actually welcome.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

daytrip to a byzantine Troodos church

Day trip to the byzantine church Panayia tou Araka, a UNESCO World Heritage, just outside the village Lagoudera in the Troodos mountains.

Along the way we stopped a few times by the road to admire the spectacular scenery. The next to last picture with views towards Morphou plain and western Pentadactylos mountains.

At the church daugther grabbed my camera, and took some pretty pictures. The picture with the sun bathing ceramic vases is by her. Oh, and by the church was this giant oak that husband had a little crush on.
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I'm doing Pilates with a Finnish lady this term. It's definitely vitalizing, after years and years of no organized physical exercise.

Recently started doing training in digital marketing area, at the local firm I'm working for.

Not much knitting since before summer. Maybe correlating with the warm weather we had so far. Daugther is showing a poncho I finished a while ago above [more about this knitting project at Ravelry] and I might make one for myself eventually.