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When my sister, Maxine and I were younger, we’d go to our Nanna’s house regularly – telling her all of our secrets – and those of our parents! – and generally talking far too much, normally about things we shouldn’t!

Nanna was so very calm, kind and funny – and always had the kettle on ready to make us a , “lovely cup of tea” to make the world seem better. Many troubles, some real and most imaginary, were, ”put right” over a cuppa!

Maxine and I had our own china cup and saucer: Maxine”s was rose coloured and mine, lemon. For years, we believed that the only way to take tea, was from a ”proper” china cup! Coming from the North East of England, born to a normal working class family, this crockery was SO posh – and we loved it!

Yesterday, I ventured to Peggy’s Garden CafĂ© in Peyia, to meet a friend who was sadly held up so I ordered a cup of tea -and was thrilled when it arrived in a beautiful, china cup and saucer! Just lifting the cup , brought back so very many memories of Nanna, my childhood and made me reflect on how time is flying by.

I felt at peace for that brief time, sitting with my cuppa and would recommend the experience to anyone who visits Peyia!

Book a holiday villa with clean pool or an apartment, close to Peggys and enjoy , “A lovely cup of tea'” in lovely surroundings! Email for holiday bookings to, enquiries@peyiacyprus.com.

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