A Perfect Marriage!

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On the day that the UK is overwhelmed with the excitement of the Royal Wedding, why not look for your own perfect holiday ”partner” and fall in love with one of the holiday villas on our site?

Just imagine, you and the villa, spending lazy days together in the hot Cyprus sunshine; nothing but the two of you, whiling the hours away, dreaming dreams of complete bliss and making plans for the days ahead!

There is a villa for everyone: decide your criteria eg how many bedrooms; private pool ; walking distance to beaches or strolling time to the centre of the traditional village of Peyia! Gardens or patios; views of sea or mountains……so much to choose from.

I propose that you email to me : Lynn@cyprusvillas.uk.com and let me be your holiday matchmaker , helping you find your ”happy ever after” sunshine partner!

Could I help you have an even better Cyprus Villas Holiday? I’ll make sure I do!

Being the customer!

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Tony and I have had the most wonderful weekend away in Prague, with great friends, Karen and Wayne, celebrating 30 years of marriage (us) and a birthday , (Wayne).

Not that being in the stunning, captivating city of Prague was enough  – we also got to see Andrea Bocelli perform at the O2 arena in Prague. I am honestly overwhelmed and still cannot believe what we’ve seen/experienced and listened to. We were truly in the most magical of cities listening to the voice of an Angel………I will never forget the experience.

For a change, we became the customers and , as always happens, I learned so much and remembered what it’s all about: people. The hotel we stayed in was in a great location and relatively clean but the staff were tired, unfriendly and really gave the , ”minimalistic” approach to customer care. Not that it mattered to us: we had a ball but I was sad to think that so many people , like us, had saved and saved to be there and were met with a mediocre welcome and experience.

This holiday business is a people thing  – and people matter. It’s no good making someone feel as if they are ”in the way” or a nuisance for asking for things which should be there: the people PAY our wages and we need to work so very hard to show respect for that.

Mind you, I made a fundamental error and asked for toilet roll only for the housekeeper to arrive and open the cupboard in the bathroom to reveal more rolls….. my bad! Though it taught me how easy it is not to ”see”, when you are in , ”off duty ” mode and not concentrating.

In all, a tremendous weekend – and one which has made me even more grateful to do the work I do with the team around me. Thank you SO much to all of the people who entrust their holidays to us. I promise we’ll keep trying harder!

Great news: we’ve got La Strata stone villa back for holiday rentals AND some availability in the lovely 4 ensuite bedroomed Villa Iremia for this summer! To book or enquire, email to Lynn@cyprusvillas.uk.com. I promise your email and enquiry matter SO much to me!

Rock and roll.

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Max, aged 5, was fascinated to meet the Rock Family who llive in our kitchen, on the wine fridge.

Normally very quiet and well behaved, these cute little characters are given to partying late at night and get very drunk, running around the house, making mayhem wherever they go….. or so Max believed!

Each morning, he’d get up, check them out and count them – to make sure none of them were missing.

I did laugh when the glue holding them men down, must have given up and one of the little stones was lying on the side, away from the rest of the family…. Max was delighted that one of the gang had been naughty and I wasn’t going to spoil his enjoyment!

If you want fun with your gang, rent a holiday villa with pool in Peyia or Coral Bay and party the night away! For details, email to enquiies@cyprusvillas.uk.com.

Molly’s senior moments.

Our beautiful , 17 year plus furry daughter isn’t too well. Taking another trip to see Nikolas , our vet , this week, she wasn’t too good at all and I was concerned that it was maybe her ”time”.

Thank god, the diagnosis, whilst not ideal, is better than we expected. She now has tablets to help her tummy plus medicine for her joints – but there isn’t anything that can be done to help her , ”doggy dementia” – well, except love, care and awareness which we are more than happy to give to her.

With some of our family staying this week, she is being completely covered in love and cuddles and, when she’s, ”with us”, she is happy and when she is having a ”senior moment”, we simply watch over her.

She is my furry Cyprus angel and I know angels have wings so they can fly. Am praying for the strength to recognize when she is ready for take off.

 

May the sunshine force be with you!

Well, it looks like the UK is going to bask in sunshine for this early May bank holiday! For those lucky enough to have the time off to enjoy it, we wish you fun and happiness as you spend time with your family and friends.

For those not so lucky to have time off – or those who love the sunshine SO much, they want more of the same, get online to www.cyprusvillas.uk.com and check out the sunshine deals for June here in the Peyia area! With wall to wall sunshine now through to the end of November, you can look forward to being able to relax for the whole period of your holiday, taking in the peaceful vibe of this beautiful island – or hitting the nightlife after a day in the sunshine!

Your holiday. your choice of how to spend it – but if you’d like us to match you to a villa with clean, welcoming pool or an apartment in a great location, email to me on enquiries@cyprusvillas.uk.com.

Happy Bank Holiday!

Magic!

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Max, aged 5, one of our wonderful Great Nephews, arrived last night with his beautiful sister ,  Lily 10 and his Mum and Dad, Jessica and Andy.

Very excited, Max was keen to , ”see the Universe” from the balcony upstairs. He loves the sky and the stars and was delighted that it was a clear night so he could watch in amazement.

Coming to tell us what he’d seen, I commented, “‘it’s magic, isn’t it?””

“Nooo,” came the reply. “”don’t be silly Aunty Lyndiloo – only Transformers and Ninjas are magic!””.

Well, all I can say is, it’s magic sitting by the pool this morning, listening to the children playing in the water, giggling with their parents in a moment of , not a care in the world.

Holidays and time together are precious. Something I’m relearning today. Just wish our grandchildren were here too.

To book your holiday villa, with clean pool, email to enquiries@cyprusvillas.uk.com

Walking on sunshine!

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We have a very good friend in the UK whose mantra is, ”nothing cannot be solved by a good long walk”.

I’ve never really taken too much notice of this being a bit of a lazy lump at heart – added to which almost 3 years of broken bones and immobility haven’t helped! Though I love to walk with my dogs, the walks are leisurely, peaceful and great for the soul – but OMG, Tony and I have fallen in love with, ”Power Walking” and we can be found at least once per day, strutting our stuff along the many and pretty pathways we’re finding in this beautiful area.

Cyprus just never stops giving: who would have known that, off the tourist track, there are so many interesting and pretty walks to take, enjoying the scenery while getting fit – and that the coastal pathway from Kissonerga to Paphos harbor, has THE most magnificent scenery, mixing the changing sea with beautiful vista! I’ve fallen well into walking and heavily into this island we call home!

Other than the sunshine warming the body a little too much sometimes during the hours walk, the walk itself warms my soul SO much, my perspective on many things has changed – as has my ability to deal with the big and small things life throws at me.

So, Andy, you are right and I am a convert!

If you’d like to join the walks, during a sunshine holiday here on this beautiful island, email to me for available villas and apartments for Summer 2018 and I’ll happily step out and share with you , all there is to offer! Enquiries@cyprusvillas.uk.com

Download or pick up?

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It’s a very rare afternoon in our home. My husband is teaching a class of eager students about the chemistry of pool water and how to clean pools properly – and I’m home with the furries.

So far, we’ve cleaned windows/stripped beds/cleaned part some of the house and been shopping  – then I’ve suddenly realized that I have approximately 2 precious hours of ”alone time” and can do anything I want!

Well, I want to curl up with a good book. I’ve loads downloaded on my tablet and a couple which I have read but whose stories I love, sitting on the cabinet. …. Decisions, decisions.

Much as I am tickled by the immediacy of downloading books, so literally, whatever takes your fancy in literary terms, is there in a few clicks, I cannot let go of my love for a book.

Just holding a book in my hands. Looking at the size of it, the depth of words on each page and considering the secrets and pleasures this paper item holds, thrills me so much. I’ve often sat cuddling a book after I’ve finished a particularly good read, not able to let it go and wanting the story to go on. With the tablet, the words are there; the story available ; but the joy isn’t quite there. Maybe it’s the artificial light from the screen or maybe it’s the ”’flat nature” of the delivery on screen but I just don’t get it.

I suspect it’s age. I’ve a book on my shelf, (photo below), and I’m waiting for the right  moment to unlock it and fill it’s clean pages with stories and tales; some real; some imagined; all true in my heart – but the time just isn’t here. I still touch the book regularly and ”wish it well”.

For now, I’m sat on a machine, blogging happily and imagining the reader /wondering what they are thinking – and I’ll welcome any holiday villa enquiries to Lynn@cyprusvillas.uk.com – but I’m reverting to paper in a moment and curling up with the weight of a book in my hands and the lightness of contentment in my soul!

Tree fellers

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The tourist season is well and truly upon us here in Peyia!

Driving through the village this morning, on the way to work, there were at least 3 lots of traffic cones, inside the circle of which were a policeman, many workmen, some machinery and an elder or two from the village, ‘giving instruction”.

Seems it’s the annual time of the year, to prune the trees lining the village main road – and this is a VERY serious business!

Locals love this sort of work! The men who would normally be spending their ”senior days”, sat outside the kafenes, drinking coffee and talking politics, are positively enthused by the activity of tree cutting and rush to help and give their advice!

Tree fellers? No, there are at least 15 at every tree, arguing about how much to cut and when – and shaking hands with each other as the traffic builds up around them! It’s both charming and frustrating!

Still, if you are looking to come and holiday in Peyia or Coral Bay, you’ll love being able to see more clearly, the traditional properties which are normally hidden by the trees. Plus, if you need directions or help, there are always a group of elders, sitting waiting for their next challenge!

That said, the best direction for a holiday rental villa or apartment, is to email to me on enquiries@cyprusvillas.uk.com No hold ups: I’ll reply immediately!

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For the love of a dog.

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It was so very sad to read of the passing of Willow, Her Majesty’s Corgi dog.

Aged 12 and having suffered for a while with various illness, I was reading that the Queen’s love of dogs, goes back over 85 years. The loss to Her Majesty must be huge. Not least has she lost her beloved pet but in her position, to have a faithful, loving creature, who has loved her and kept her company, probably unaware totally of the  responsibility on the shoulders of the person she adored.

Being a ”person mummy”, to two furry children, who are numbers 17 and 18, in a 34 year love affair with animals, my life is made complete by the total devotion and love from creatures who ask nothing from you other than to be fed, watered and safe – but whose love for you is seemingly infinite.

No matter what the day has brought; no matter how stressed/challenged or under pressure I am, the dogs just love me – outloud and with such a display of total happiness, nothing seems to be more important…..and our lives are simple and uncomplicated.

For a lady in the position of Queen, whose duties and responsibilities must weigh so heavily, the love of a dog must be calming, therapeutic and so very welcome. A little piece of ”Her time” in the midst of duty………my heart breaks for her over the loss of Willow.

Thoughts are living things so the thoughts of dog lovers across the nation will be with Her Majesty at this time.