Do you know Alice ?
''ha ha !… I chose Lady Gaga coz she’s a little eccentric'' ...
Shhh it’s a Secret but it’s Happening …
HOT NEWS ... Under continued pressure by all of us; Nick is reopening Secrets Freedom Club once a month ... The first New Secrets is on Saturday, 8th June 2019 at Stage Live, which is at Filiou Tsigaridi, Larnaca ...
Winter also gives all our seasonal workaholics the chance to chill a bit, catch up with friends, light a few barbies on lovely fresh sunny days, or gather round an open fire on chilly nights, crack the ice for a Bailey’s and catch up with the years events. As usual, we went from summer to winter in just a few days, omg ! it's cold at night, I even had to put the duvet on in December, unheard of !
Larnaca is Cyprus' Hub ... It's just a short car ride from all the major cities except Paphos ... Make sure you check it out !
Assumption Day, 15th August
The 15th August is in fact Assumption Day, the day Mary, mother of Christ, was taken up to heaven, body and soul, so she could be with her son Jesus forever ... it's preceded by 14 days of fasting, and of course all the churches in full flow! It's celebrated by a day of Feast, hence the reason you'll see all those huge queues at the butchers and smell those wonderful aromas of lamb on BBQ's everywhere.
January is my favourite month, hmm, mainly because it's a fresh, new year, for us all. It's also the first month of a two-month winter in Cyprus when sunny days will still probably exceed rainy days, we hope by far. It's still shorts & teeshirt weather, normally around 18°C by day, and long sleeves after the sun sets, and don't you just love a nice open fire, in many of our restaurants and bars! ...
Cyprus, September 2017
It's September, one things for sure, this is absolutely my favourite month, honest ! ... well that really, really hot spell in August is over, much as it didn't really happen this year, hmm, I fear for September, and I've got a feeling its gonna be another Indian summer which means its gonna last 'til November mmm !
Cyherbia Botanical Park & Labyrinth, Avgorou
It's amazing how many people still didn't know this place exists ... it's situated in the village of Avgorou, and includes beautifully landscaped herb gardens, the woodland area created in the shape of Cyprus, scattered with the endemic trees and shrubs of Cyprus, a Lavender Labyrinth, and it boasts the first and only hedge maze on the island, all 2000 sq.m. of it ...
The Festival of The Flood, aka Kataklysmos
one of the most popular customs and arguably the most fun is a joyful procession to the sea, where people sprinkle and often throw water over each other, symbolising the purification of the body as well as the soul ... Hmm, I’m taking a bucket with me !
The Lingo – Basic Course
We thought you might appreciate a quick crash course in the basics of the local lingo, which is a sort of slang Greek, aka ‘Horthkatika’ which is basically a village Greek. Most of the locals speak English but they love it if you make an effort to speak their language. I do it in English phonetics so just read in English … Simples! … oh and don’t take it too seriously …