Julie, my niece is taking part in the Bupa Great North Run on 16th September and is raising money for Action on Bladder Cancer. As she says in her profile, my brother in law(her dad) is battling the disease and if anyone would like to donate (even £1!!) it would make it all the more worthwhile for Julie and her friends.
I did get a little shopping and bought Cyprus Star but quite honestly little of interest in there.
We noticed a new restaurant had opened in Alsancak village, right next door to B&I Fast Food and immediatley opposite Cenap…a bit of competition there then. So, in the evening we deicded to give it a try. It’s called “Tașmahzen”, which I believe translates as “Stone cellar”. (Ankara Cad.110)
They have a nice courtyard at the front of the restaurant and I have to say we received a really warm welcome. We often eat, finish our meal and leave but there is a really nice atmosphere there, with decent Turkish music, instead of the usual piped rubbish and we stayed for a long time. The restaurant did get busy and no problem for them, if more customers came through the archway, they just moved another table out! BUT the service didn’t slip. It really was just like the old days in North Cyprus, a large bottle of water, mezes, cake and fruit, Turkish coffees and brandy ALL “on the house”. It’s nice to go to a restaurant here, where they actually want your custom! Long may they last! Our total bill was 54tl!!!
Anyone in the Alsancak area, give it a try, they really deserve to do well. Their phone numbers – 0542 851 6166 / 0392 821 8427.
Thought for the Day – “ One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ~ Luciano Pavarotti
A much better day weatherwise with a lovely breeze. We went off to pay our Mulitmax bill and then did a huge shop in Lemar. Still no Gold Fassl to be had on the whole island , much to Mal’s annoyance. It happens every summer because they “run out of bottles”. We tried saving them once and a friend of ours took them all to the brewery. They didn’t want them! Well, you can guarantee when they do finally appear, there will be a price increase. Meanwhile Mal has to put up with Efes. We bought Cyprus Today. Some interesting remarks in there.
Late afternoon we went to David and Kenny’s along with Margaret and Phil and Kenny had cooked us THE most delicious Kleftico. Mal declared it was the best he had ever eaten…it was very good and we had a lovely evening with good company. Thank you both.
Thought for the day – Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. ~ Stephen R. Covey
In the afternoon we went for a walk along the beach. Ther are a lot of sea daffodils down there on the sands.
Thought for the Day – There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else. ~ Peyton Conway March
Phew, what a humid day, clouds and high humidity. I took Jill shopping in the morning and we were both dripping the whole time. Poor Jill struggled round Lemar on her crutches. I think she had really had enough by the time we got back. I came home and jumped in the pool!
Mal nor I felt like doing too much at all. The weather made us feel very lethargic, so we spent a lot of time in the pool!
Thought for the Day – “You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being — not because anybody says so, not because you’re successful, not because you make a lot of money — but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.” ~ Wayne Dyer
Just as I said, the hunters were out very early and of course woke us up. Mal and I have been saying we don’t walk now we don’t have Rosie and we really have to make the effort. As we were up early, we decided to go for a walk on the beach.
How lucky were we? As we walked along, tiny turtle footprints from one of the nests and the turtle volunteers had just arrived, so we watched them excavating and finding the tiny turtles. I never cease to be amazed seeing them.
Thought for the day – “Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.” ~ Bill Copeland
I did notice the Asil Nadir saga was on the front page of Cyprus Star yesterday, not so with this mornings Cyprus Today, owned by Mr Nadir!
Scarlet, Jack and Torin came on the web cam. Jack is just like his dad, not only in looks but is motor bike mad! Scarlet asked if Nanny could visit today, a bit of a long way to go!
We watched the football in the afternoon. One of the Premier matches was called off….owing to “the deluge of rain” and later in the Chelsea v Newcastle game it was reported “Pardew has just reached for his top coat!” This is AUGUST for goodness sake. I guess it is customary weather for a Bank Holiday in the UK.
Thought for the Day – “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” ~ Barbara De Angelis