Jaqui's Daily Blog

Myths, Mosaics and An Old Ruin

It is years and years since I gave a moment's thought to Miss Delahay, my former teacher.

 

She taught me Latin and Greek Literature and introduced me to the Myths of Greece and Rome which she loved. Today, in the House of Dionysus in Paphos I come face to face with those stories once again. However, they are being retold in pictures - every mosaic tells a story. Here are poor ill fated Pyramus and Thisbe, the fore runners of Romeo and Juliet. Here is Ganymede being carried off by an Eagle God. The mosaics of Paphos are, in every sense of the word, fabulous.

 

We are still recovering from celebrating England's win in the footie last night. Michael's Bar was full of Belgians once again. We felt a bit guilty not to be supporting them when they were supporting us - but they were playing Wales...

 

Anyway, due to feeling a trifle delicate, we decided not to pay a return visit to the Tombs of the Kings. I still remember Mr B's video of our last visit. "Here's one old ruin visiting another old ruin," he commented cruelly.

 

You can probably tell that I still bear a grudge...

 

Daily Cribbage competition: Mr B - 2; Me - 0

 

Running total: 10 - 5 to you know who. 

 

Ouch!

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Today | 10:09

I'm needing to find information about the usher family tree for my aunty, her great grandparent where Thomas and Phoebe Usher would I've been researching

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Today | 10:03

Hi Karen,
I'm helping my aunt with her family tree her maiden name was usher. do you have any other information or found anything about the usher family

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18.04 | 17:19

Oh that's such a good read Jaqui! It's great to see it through your eyes, and you capture it beautifully... and you will indeed look like real athletes too!

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21.02 | 22:41

Wonderful!😁

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