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2nd March 2016

Beautiful errors!

We were talking to our friends who are staying with us at the moment and smiling at how easily people can misunderstand one another ! It’s hard enough making yourself clear in your own language so to try for ‘correctness’ in a foreign tongue, takes some doing.
I was sharing with Andy and Els, three of my favourite ‘misuses’ of the English by some Cyprus and Russian friends and thought I’d share them with you:

1) “your colour scheme is lovely” – was meant to be , “You’ve picked up a good tan already ”

2) “I am interesting in your villa (!)”, is the often spoken statement from both Russian and Cypriots when they ring us to check availability!

3) “Onkey Donkey”, was our friend Georges response to everything. He is Cypriot and had misheard, “Okey dokey” but  think his version is best!

Another one we get a lot when we are paying bills on line is, after we’ve given the long numbers and expiry dates, “What are the three numbers on your bottom”…. funny!

If you don’t want to make a mistake in your choice of holiday villa with pool, in Coral Bay or Peyia, email to us on and we’ll do all we can to clearly understand your holiday needs and match you to the right villa!

photo morning walk