Our last few days flew by and I'm writing this in Istanbul Ataturk airport on our way home. Have had the most fantastic stay this time despite sharing the house with builders for a couple of weeks. We're really delighted with the new bathrooms and hope you will be too. Lovely showers and nice and bright and white. Next time we have 2 bedrooms and the kitchen needing new blinds and we might remodel the downstairs bathroom. Have something rather lush in mind for that....
So, we cleared up the last remaining jobs, gave everything a good water. We nearly got a wonderful, large olive tree for our orchard that was being relocated but we only had the offer last night and could not locate a mechanical digger in time. So disappointed. Next time we hope. We have wanted olive trees in the garden for a while but large ones from a nursery are very expensive and small ones will never come to maturity in our life time!!!! So, we must keep an eye open for a tree that needs relocating. We'll get one!
Last night after fond farewells to Marion, Eddie and Pamela we went out for a last dinner. When we first bought the house in early 2006, and for lots of years afterwards, our favourite restaurant was The Address in Karaoglanoglu. Fantasstic seafront location and really good food and prices. We ate there a lot. Then, quite inexplicably it went to the wall in about 2012 amid mutterings of financial flight. It has remained closed for all this time. Then last autumn we noticed it was being completely renovated. It has in fact opened again under the name The Dogus Adres. Looked really very very nice from the outside so we decided to give it a try for our last evening. A very good choice, and we will definitely be back often in the future. The menu is much the same as the old Address. They do a full a la carte but also mezes built around main courses or around the theme of "meat" or "fish. Bob and I both had a fish meze and it was amazing. Everything delicious and so well cooked. It was about £9 each including help yourself dessert trolley. Wine was £2.30 a large glass. The location is sublime just above the water on two sides and in a very beautiful room. Highly recommended especially with Ambiance out of action this year. Well, it is open but the renovations are massive and have turned the surroundings into a building site.
Weather was beautiful this morning for our departure. Warm enough to breakfast outside at 5am, warm enough to swim at 6. Quick drive to the airport and we were on our way. Hope this blog has given you some ideas for your own Cyprus holiday