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25th July 2017

Holiday memories

There is an interesting piece in one of the UK daily newspapers today, about how a person never forgets their first holiday – and how, that first holiday can often seem like the best, most memorable one.

The article got me thinking about my very first holiday, which was with my sister Maxine and our Nanna, in Crimdon Dene, on the North East coast of England. We used to go for a week, every year, to stay in a caravan and enjoy the facilities of a play park, bingo and a great ”dene” where we could run/climb trees and generally make as much noise of possible. Of course, the big treat was going into the sea – which Nanna did wearing her pleated tartan skirt and 30 denier American Tan tights, of course!

The place was exotic – near Hartlepool, which is about as UN-exotic as you can get , (sorry locals!) but to us, it was utopia. Very happy memories…..

That said, other favourite holiday memories are of the early year trips to Cyprus, when Tony and I were in our mid 20s and, at that stage, saved to stay in Limassol in either a self catering apartment or once, OMG, a hotel! We paddled, swam, ate and drank – and I, erm, climbed trees! Not good after a few (more) brandy sours! Bringing Tom, Tony’s late father with us and sharing Protoras with Hayley, Tonys daughter, kept reinforcing our love for the island. Then, travelling to the Peyia region one year with Tom in tow, we were doomed! Holidays in villas had begun and the rest in history.

We’ve lived here almost 15 years now and Peyia is home. The only thing I miss about the UK, are family and friends but thank god, they are come in abundance and regularly to stay with us in our villa home on the hillside in Peyia.

I hope their first memories of Cyprus and villa holidays are as happy as our first memories of Cyprus. I know the villa holiday guests love coming because most of them keep coming back, which is a great compliment to this island, the area and the wonderful villa owners with whom we work.

Come and make memories here in Peyia or Coral Bay. It may not be your first holiday but we know it will be one of the best! For winter sunshine holidays in great villas with clean pools, email to

Category: Cyprus Villas News