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It's great once you're in!

"It's great once you're in!"

 

If I had a pound - or should that be a euro, as we are in Euroland? - for every time I have heard this over the holiday so far, I would be a rich woman indeed.

 

Our hotel boasts two beautiful swimming pools. One is for everyone, while the indoor pool is for adults only. Both are very, very cold. As in freezing. Many is the whimpering woman I have witnessed cowering on the steps leading into the icy depths. Not me, I am made of sterner stuff and, as far as I am concerned, a holiday is not a holiday if I haven't had at least one Daily Swim.

 

Those of us brave enough, or silly enough, to venture in are full of encouragement. Hence: "It's great once you're in!" Some people even believe us...

 

Down in Paphos Harbour, it is the opposite of freezing. It is like the Great British Bake-off, as we Brits stroll along in the mid-day sun, like rosy lobsters ready for the pot. The resident pelican is attracting the photographers. We remember him from our last visit when he was called Steven. Our son is called Steven, so we could hardly forget. Steven is being very naughty, pulling table cloths from all the tables in the restaurants. This is the pelican I am talking about, in case you were wondering...

 

Finally the Naughty One is helped over the harbour wall. He opens his enormous beak wide and you can almost hear him call:

 

"it's great once you're in!"

 

Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

Daily cribbage competition: today's score: Mr B- 1; Me - 1

 

Running total: Mr B -6; Me -3

 

I am not letting him get away from me just yet...

 

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22.08 | 02:02

Karen,

I'll be able to help you with information on the usher's as Thomas Henry Usher is my aunt's ancestor as well can you please email me so we can talk

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22.08 | 02:00

Hi Karen,

I thought I would try again to see if I can get a response from you again please email me so we can talk further. My email is: lol-emma@live.com.au

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08.08 | 22:28

Hello Najla
Your daughter’s already loved toys are being loved all over again by my trio. It’s destiny, indeed... xx

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08.08 | 15:07

Hi Najla, how lovely to hear from you. I can assure you and your daughter that the princesses and the poo have gone to a very good home!

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