Monday 31st March 2014

Bargains – Debenhams Flowers Discount Code – £5 off at & Argos Toy Sale – 33% off at Safety Boots – £39.99 at

Sadly Nigel Watson passed away yesterday afternoon. Our condolences go to Pat, his wife. RIP Nigel.


We went into the mountains for such a long walk and up some very steep footpaths, our legs ached and I think we actually wore Ellie out. After breakfast down to Pools R Us to buy some floc as in our absence the pool has gone a little green. Then some food shopping, from tomorrow Lemar is selling broccoli for 1.30tl (around 36p for those who don’t know the exchange rate) a kilo!!  I feel some broccoli and blue cheese soup coming on.

Contented Ellie!!
Contented Ellie!!

Thought for the Day – “A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.” ~ Paul Dudley White

Sunday 30th March 2014

Bargains – Cheap Easter Breaks UK – Kids Free at & Screwfix Radiators – up to 20% off at screwfix.comCoriolis Straighteners – Free Hairdryer at & Tesco Discount Code – £20 off at & The Waldorf Hilton – Champagne Dining for 2 at £49 at & Argos Voucher – £5 off at

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there.

The temperature has dropped from yesterday and there is a cold wind when we were out walking. Not quite shorts weather today.

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Rhys and all the family phoned to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day and I thanked them for my present and card. Then Torin phoned.

The weather did pick up if you sat out of the wind! March winds I think, perhaps they will be gone by Tuesday!

Thought for the Day – “An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

Saturday 29th March 2014

Bargains – Accessorize Sale – Crochet Back Maxi Dress for £35 at & SensatioNail Starter Kit – £45 at boots.comScrewfix Lawn Scarifier – from £9.99 at & Worlds Lightest Luggage – from £25 at & Tesco Codes – £15 off at & Interflora Promo Code – Free Chocolates at

What a beautiful morning, we opened the bedroom window and the sun was just coming over the mountains and all we could smell was jasmine and the birds were singing. What more could you ask for?

I think Ellie had her longest walk/run for a long while. We went quite high up into the mountains and she was still up for her ball game at the end of the walk. She just ran everywhere, see if you can spot her………..

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We took Ellie to Lambousa Market for a bit of socialisation and also to get her some new toys. She chews up all the ropes we have bought her and needs some new ones. Not the best place to take her as several people told us there are three resident dogs who don’t like any other dogs. Thankfully we avoided them. We went to the KAR stall and bought her new toys and spoke to Margaret and the ladies running it. They loved Ellie and told us that they have two more Goldies up at the Rescue centre. So, if anyone saw Ellie and wants one, they asked us if we would let them know. How can people just get rid of these dogs?

We then went on to get shopping. I went to Ileli as we had some delicious asparagus from there but they had sold out. Luckily Starling had some.    It’s 6.50tl and is so delicious. A new gas cylinder as well which was 42tl. I think they were 30tl last time I bought one. Cyprus Today.

Thought for the Day – “When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering, I say to myself Yes indeed, all that belongs to me!” ~ Henri Rousseau

Friday 28th March 2014

Bargains – The Toy Shop Moon Dough – £4 at & Personalised Gifts For Her from £8 at & Boots Gift Sets – Sanctuary Triple Moisture Bliss for £4 at & Tesco Dinner Sets – Atlanta 12 piece 4 places for £30 at & Dinner Bed and Breakfast Deals – Free Champagne from £99pp at & Duck Tape – Half Price Duct Tape from £1.69 at

You may have seen this flower and not realised what it is. We see it a lot in the mountains. We also saw the first (this year) Field Gladiolus

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It is getting hotter on our morning walks.

Time to start jobs around the house/garden, so I started on the wood preservative on the car port. I shall have to remember to start things so I am not still out there at midday! A little bit warm.

A reminder about the Dog Show next week

Thought for the Day – “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” ~ Luther Burbank

Thursday 27th March 2014

Bargains – Bargain Camping Accessories – 10% off code at & British Airways Holidays – European City Breaks and Beach Holidays at & Argos Baby and Nursery Products – 50% off at & Dunelm Voucher Codes – 10% off at & Boots Promo Codes – Save £5 When You Spend £40 at & Great Little Breaks – £20 off at

While we were in the UK I bought a new pair of crocs, they are great for slipping on to do the gardening. My old ones had worn out. When we were having lunch yesterday, Ellie brought one of them to me in her mouth and plonked it on my lap. I thought nothing of it and put it away. Perhaps it was something to do  with the rubber smell which is very much the same as her chewy toys but this morning we wondered where she was and this time, she decided to chew my new croc! That is the first thing she has ever touched. I scolded her but it’s only a shoe.I can still wear them in the garden, just some teeth marks and a chewed strap. I know when I first had my last Goldie, he ate everything including the carpet, so we have done well so far! Mal then went round the house collecting his shoes up and putting them away! Ellie looked very sorry for herself. Revenge for us leaving her?!

Oh Dear!
Oh Dear!

Later we went out to buy two new relaxer chairs and also some paint. Ellie was in the back of the car, she just loves all the fuss she gets when we stop places as I don’t leave her in the car.
The Kulaksiz 5 case has been adjourned again!

Wednesday 26th March 2014

Bargains – Debenhams Sale – 50% off at & Wickes Doors – 10% OFF at & Dorothy Perkins Sale – up to 30% off at & Accessorize Sale – Free Delivery at & London Afternoon Tea for Two from £12 at & Brantano Footwear Sale – 25% off code at

Ellie was much later waking up before she scratched on the side of the bed. We were already awake and come the weekend it will be an hour later. (Clocks change)

This is Ellie looking quite mad running around the mountains

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We come back from our walk and then have our daily dose of Pharrell. It’s a good way to start your day!

I saw this article this morning “What to do when you are dead” and thought it was really interesting. It beats Mal’s “stick me in a bin bag and leave me out for the dustmen”. I know most people don’t like discussing death but we are all going to die. The biodegradable urns and ending up as a tree sounds good to me!

An update on Kulaksiz 5.

We started to tackle the gardening, lots more weeds have appeared!

Thought for the Day – “Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.” ~ William E Gladstone

Tuesday 25th March 2014

Boots Discount Code – 10% off at & La Redoute Code – Buy One Get One Free at & Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 – SIM Free Unlocked for £55 at & Brantano Voucher Codes – 25% off at & North Cyprus Holiday – 2 wks 5* AI  from £599pp at & Debenhams Flowers Discount Code – Free Delivery at

Ellie came and scratched on the side of the bed early. I think she was checking we were still here. We were up and walked to the mountains. I know she has been having long walks with David and Kenny and I think she has been getting a lot of treats from them. She tried sitting down often on our walk and looking at me as if to say “time for a treat.”!

We have only been away 10 days but there is a lot more colour from the plants on our walks.

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We then went shopping for fresh fruit and vegetables, a lot cheaper than the UK (and tastier!!) On the way back we dropped off some things at David and Kenny’s that we brought back from the UK for them. They did ask what it was with Ellie putting her nose in her water bowl and then throwing it everywhere. Well, we had never seen that one until later in the afternoon, she did it for us, all over the kitchen floor! A bit of rebellion there.
We didn’t do much else as we both felt so tired, just washing and things that needed doing.
Thought for the Day – “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~ Dalai Lama