You can take the girl out of Newcastle but..
Its the 1st November and the day here in Peyia, Cyprus , has dawned warm and welcoming. The village is calm; the hill is alive with the colourful autumn shrubs and flowers – and the sun is in the heavens, blessing us with a lovely 26 degrees today – and I’ve made ‘depressed broth!”
Its a Geordie thing: whatever vegetables you’ve got left in your kitchen, mixed with love and wishes for whoever gets to eat it and put in your best ‘family pan’ waiting on the stove to share ‘winter cheer’
Except its never really winter here and neither Tony nor I need ‘cheering up’ but I cannot help it. Its November and I have to.
I’ve also stripped the beds and put the winter quilts on in our home (well it does drop to 12 degrees at night) and I’m still in my fleecy PJs (and sweating but am blaming THAT time of life). Soon I’ll have to get dressed and go and wave goodbye to the guests who are very sadly leaving their holiday villas then come home and get changed ready to welcome the incoming happy holidaymakers – but I’ll have some broth before I do that!
The photo below is of the ‘happy board’ which hangs in our kitchen. Its another ‘Northern thing’!
If you’d prefer to fly to the south west of Cyprus for some winter sun, I’ll share my broth with you when you choose your special rented holiday villa! Email to me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great day!