It was the name that first caught my eye, ‘Ding Dong’, I won’t forget that quickly, much as I only live just around the corner, and watched as they were getting ready to open, stopping off once or twice to catch up with Homm, the owner. In fact, he’s had a replica shop in Athens for the past 20 years, and I just have to say I was absolutely amazed at just how much they have in stock for your home and garden …
I had a good look around before I had a chat with ‘Amingo’, the manager, in Greek, with a Chinese accent, and me in my Gringlish. We decided there’s far too much here to include in one article, so we agreed it’s best to split it into departments. When I asked Homm Why Cyprus’? He said; “I came for the first time a year ago, I like Cyprus, the sea, the sun, and most of all the people”.
I said ‘I like the idea’ and he responded with a smile, “Saves driving to Larnaca!” … I asked how can you keep everything so low cost, and he responded, “Well, we buy lots of stock for our shop in Greece, and now for here” … so with literally thousands of different items in store, here’s a quick peek.
To Much to Mention
So, for the home, you’ll find a department for Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Linen, Lounge and Rugs and Carpets, Solar Powered Lighting, Gardens, Beauty, Travel, Pets, Toys, and Clothing Accessories … Here’s a few things I spotted, that I wanted …
As you walk in, to the left is the Technology Corner, I picked up a phone case for under a tenner, but there’s everything for your phone including Chargers, USB Sockets, Headphones, Speakers, Cables, Cases, TV Wall Mounts, and loads more.
There’s a section of Ladies’ Makeup & Cosmetics, Clothing & Underwear, plus Hair Dryers, Hair Trimmers, and Clippers … Handbags, Luggage, Holdalls, Hair Ribbons, and Hair-ties galore, and a section of Habidasheries including Knitting Wool, and some really cool Little Boxes.
In the Bedroom
There’s literally hundreds of Curtains, Nets, Rails and Ties, Blankets and Throws, Linen, Quilt Covers, Pillows, Cushions and Cushion Covers, Coat Hangers, Lighting, Ornaments, and some tidy little boxes.
For the Bathroom
There’s Fluffy Towels, Shower Mixers, Shower Curtains, Bathroom Rugs, Fixtures & Fittings, Air Fresheners, and some little boxes.
For the Kitchen
There’s everything from Glasses, Cups, Clocks, Frying Pans and Non-stick Saucepans, Casseroles, and Trays, Stacks of Tupperware, Immitation Flowers, Vases, Drainers and Strainers, Shelves, to Popcorn Makers, BBQ’s, Storage Boxes, Bin Bags, Then there’s Juicers, Choppers, Squeezers, Kettles, Drainers, and every cooking utensil you can imagine, and of course Salt & Pepper sets … and even Whole Dinner Services, oh and some cool little boxes …
For Your Pets
There’s a huge range of Pet Accessories, including Carry Boxes, Beds, Leads, Collars, Matts, Toys & Chews, Brushes, Feeding Bowls, and Slow Feed Watering Bowls, to mention but a few, and some cool cuddly toys … and toy boxes.
Car & Bike
They’ve got some cool Car Stereos and Speakers, Steering Wheel Covers and Gear Sticks and TV Touch Screens … There’s Socket Sets, Wrenches, and Car Tools galore, Mirrors, Seat Covers, Filters, Truck Lighting, Funnels, Headlight Bulbs, Jump Leads, Clamps, Air-Pumps, Air-fresheners, Car Spray Paints, Car Shampoos and Waxes, Sponges, Windscreen Wipers, Ropes, and loads more and I’m led to believe if they haven’t got it, they can order it for you … oh, and they’ve even got some Cool Bike Helmets … and, lots of cool Tool Boxes.
Around the House
There’s a cool selection of Lighting & Fittings, Home Tools, Power Tools, Saws, Safety Shoes, Spray Paints, Tape Measures, Picture Hooks, Picture Frames, and Prints … and for the Garden; Gardening Tools, Gloves, Bins, Flowwer Pots, Plant Pots, Brooms, Hoses and well you name it. They’ve even got a small selection of Garden Furniture and Sofa Sets and Solar Powerd Lights and some awesome storage boxes.
Toys & Games
There’s a cool selection of boys’ and girls’ Toys; Everything from Skateboards, and Scooters, to Fitness and Yoga Mats, Small Weights, Waist Supports, Belts, Trucks, Footballs, Barbie Dolls, and lots of things for school, from Bags to Pens & Rulers to baskets of Basket Balls, and footballs, and really cool, Lunch Boxes
Upstairs you’ll find a selection of Fishing Rods, Keep Nets and Landing Nets, Reels, Lines, and all the accessories … Even a cool selection of baits … and the Lighting selection, solar powered too, oh and neat little kit boxes.
All in All … This place is an amazing addition to the Famagusta area, it’s an Aladin’s Cave of everything you’ll need for your home and garden and lots, lots more … and if nothing else, it saves a trip to Larnaca … Check out my Live Video around the shop … oh and, you’re bound to find a few boxes …
Open all year
Daily: 9 am ’til 9 pm
Sundays: 10 am ’til 6 pm
You’ll find Ding Dong Home at 197, Protaras Road, Paralimni … It’s in between the Hellenic and Co-Op Banks just upslope and opposite Metro Supermarket, with plenty of off-street parking … Click on the Google Map icon below …
GPS: 35.044938, 34.000589
An Aladin’s Cave for Your Home!