Sunny Cyprus has not been so sunny at the moment! After what looked like a change in the weather we've had some huge storms and so much rain.
We were lucky with the weather for the week that Di and the boys were out, it was nice every day and we spent time at the beach and by the pool. Far too cold for most normal people to go in the pool, Tomas got over the cold and enjoyed it, James not so much! In a moment of madness I did throw myself in but not for long!
The day after they left it started raining and boy did it rain! We had some drama on Thursday when my Mum came upstairs and told me there was water coming through her ceiling. It turned out the the drain holes on the balcony of the apartment between us and hers were blocked and the balcony flooded into the apartment! All is ok now though as we called the developer and they came and swept all the water out.
We then had a day of sun -handy as I managed to get 3 loads of washing done - if the sun's not out it takes days for the washing to dry! Then on Saturday night we had the biggest storm I've ever heard. Continuous thunder and lightning for a couple of hours, the lightning lit up our bedroom like someone turning on a light and the thunder sounded like the building was collapsing around us.
Luckily the drain problem downstairs was sorted so no more problems here but the roads were flooded. I didn't manage to get a picture of the veiw from our balcony but Kelly took this from her house.
However, the sun is now shining brightly and there is not a cloud in the sky. The weather forecast for the week is good and I'm hoping it stays nice for the weekend as we have our next visitors :)
Monday, 22 February 2010
I find it hard to believe we haven't yet been living here for 3 months! I assume it is a good sign that it feels like we have been here forever?
So much has happened in such a short time that our first few weeks here appear to be such a long time ago.
We had our first visitors this week, (Aaron'sMum and his two of his nephews) and it was great to show them around, it also makes you see the place in a slightly different light. The weather has also changed in the last week or so - there is a definite feel of spring (summer to us!) in the air. In the last week we have been to the beach three times! It's not yet sunbathing weather - not that it would be easy to sunbathe with a mad 9 month old baby, but it's so lovely to be out and about in the sunshine.
I have a car now which is making a world of difference to me as I was getting cabin fever being stuck indoors while Aaron was at work. I love my car - it's a Mitsubishi Mirage - I had never heard of that model before but it's perfect - plenty of room for buggy, shopping and assorted random stuff!
I've "met" (online) a few more Mum's in Cyprus in this area and hopefully will meet them in real life soon. Next week I'm planning to take Leo to "Jingle Jangles" which is a music session for 0 -3 year olds. He loves music so I'm sure he'll really enjoy it and we'll get to meet some more Mum's and babies.