Had a lovely day today. After much debate about what to do we ended up spending a couple of hours wandering around The Tomb of the Kings – a world heritage site
I’m yet to read the guide book in full (yes I am an anorak) but believe the tombs are pre-Roman & despite the name Kings weren’t buried here rather wealthy citizens.
I find it amazing how they built these tombs underground, carving out steps & colonnades into the rocks.
Many years ago on our first visit to Cyprus we stayed at the Venus Beach Hotel with a room overlooking this site. At the time I can remember saying to Rich “I wonder why people are walking over a building site”. Little did I know we were so close to such an historical site – sorry!!!!
I hope I’ve labelled the photo’s correctly.
P.S. As you can see another lovely sunny day but the weather forecast is a bit grim for the weekend with rain, thunder & lightening predicted.
Me on top of Tombs 3/4
Tomb 3 – The Atrium
Tomb 4 – The Atrium
Entrance to Tomb 5
Rich walking down steps to Tomb 7
Side view of Venus Beach Hotel
In December Rich was in an article on Facebook now he’s in the papers! Check out Page 3 of the Cyprus Reporter & the Paphos Post.
& tackling challenges.
Most of you know I’m passionate about all things crafty especially card making, so decided to enter into a blog challenge for the very first time.
So here is my entry for the ‘Thank You’ challenge at Little Claire’s.
I’ve used their “Deck Chair” stamp, dies & paper from my stash.
Had a good day in Limassol although Lady Mile Beach was a bit disappointing. To be fair there were road & drainage works going on which meant we didn’t get to the sandy beach but instead ended up on the pebbly part near the new port. The sea was a bit rough but we watched a couple of fit young guys surfing whilst we ate our sarnies.
We also drove to the Old Port & walked along the sea front for quite a way. They’ve done a really nice job of the promenade with walkways & green areas with benches. Why is staring at the sea so relaxing?
We didn’t have time to do much else so guess we’ll be going back as still lots to see. I’m not sure that I’d like to live in Limassol as it’s huge. I’ve been told approximately 100 000 people live in & around the city compared to 50 000 in the Paphos area.
I’ve made a few more cards so here they are:
I hope you all had a good Christmas & best wishes for 2014.
I’ve been silent for a while as since our wifi has been installed I’ve been busy catching up on TV & surfing the net. I really felt lost without it. I’m obviously too reliant on it.
Anyway, having had too much to eat & drink over Christmas & New Year “my lips are now sealed”! Only healthy eating from now on & so far have managed to stay on track. Fingers crossed it lasts as several things to look forward to this year. A friend gets married & holidays to look forward to. I don’t want to have to squeeze into my wedding outfit or look like a beached whale when I’m by the pool.
Tomorrow we’re heading off to Limassol. In all the years we’ve been coming to Cyprus we’ve never been. We did try to find it once but got lost & got so frustrated trying to find it turned around & came back home. Hopefully, we’ll have better luck tomorrow. The weather is supposed to be good (19 & sunny) so I’ve done a packed lunch & am hoping we can find a nice quite spot on a beach somewhere for a picnic. I’ll let you know how we get on in the next few days.
On another note, I’ve also been doing a bit of card making. Seriously lost my creative mojo but here are my efforts….
That’s all for tonight. Speak again in a few days.