Six Days in Cyprus (2022) – Day 3

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Day 3 – Friday, 4th November

Hot, Hotter, Hottest!

Morning all! It’s going to be another very pleasantly warm day here! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Ž. Wish you were here!

Friday’s view from our Breakfast table!

Today’s itinerary? A lazy morning + a lazy afternoon + Geoff’s Party!

So far…

Six Days in Cyprus – Arrival (Tuesday)

Day 1 (Wednesday)

Day 2 (Yesterday)

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10.36am: After a strenuous start to the day trying to decide what to have for Breakfast, we headed for the sun-loungers! There’s a gazillion of them here, so it was just a matter of finding the optimum spot of sun and shade – our second difficult decision of the morning!

The three important buttons for today’s sun-bathing!

In an effort to minimise any need for excess movement by its sunbathing guests, the Hotel had thoughtfully installed the above. We first saw these in Oman back in March – and they made a lazy man even lazier! No need to queue at the Bar; no need to wave your arms to attract the Waiter’s attention and no long waits for the bill to sign – just hit the button, lie back, and think of…Beer!! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

The view from Sun Lounger No.4

And so, with our position secured, drinks on order and suntan lotion applied, there was nothing left to do but nothing! suiting us all perfectly! We didn’t move (much) for the next three hours. The umbrellas earned their keep, especially initially, when the Sun seemed to be at its hottest. By lunchtime, it had cooled a little, but it was still very pleasant. It also quietened down significantly, as the majority of sun worshippers took a pause to worship something else – Lunch!

1.55pm: That’s enough vitamin D for us today! We left Paul & Sue to ‘take one for the team’ whilst we sorted our taxi requirements with Reception for tonight.

6.30pm: We’re almost ready.

6.50pm: The four of us met In Reception ready to dance the night away

Party, Party!

Yes, we were all in a party mood and just when it seemed the whole world has dropped the requirement to wear masks, we did the opposite! It was a Masked Party after all!😷😁

7.00pm: Our Taxi arrived on time, and in our rather swanky Mercedes, we were soon on our the journey north to the Anesi Restaurant in Pegeia. The roads were quiet and twenty-five minutes later we arrived.

We knew we were in the right place as there were a few others outside in the dark attempting to affix their masks – made a little more challenging without any street lighting. Any passing member of the public would have either been totally confused or frightened to death given the imagination that many of the guests had put into their choice!! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Happy Birthday, Geoff!
70? Surely not!
A variety of masks!

7.30pm: Here we are at the Anesi Restaurant. Pretty much everyone was there by the time we arrived – around 50(ish) friends, where, in one case, a friendship went back 50 years! Nice! (I clocked-in at around 38!). Our 50-strong group dominated the restaurant, but by the end of the evening, even tsome who weren’t part of the celebration (who’d just popped out for a meal) joined us all on the dance floor!

Geoff and Rhonda had also laid on a hot buffet with Salad together with Dessert, and it all went down a treat! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

8.45pm: After Geoff’s thank-you speech, it was time to introduce the entertainment for the evening…

What a talent!

Our entertainment for the evening was Cyprus’s very own Ben Mills. And wow! this guy was really gifted (and probably, based on tonight’s performance, deserved a wider audience). He was very personable too, resulting in the dance-floor being busy for most of the evening! Perfect! He even occasionally tweaked the lyrics of his playlist to suit Geoff’s celebration too! On a broader note, it was good to see that our age group had still got the dance moves – although some of those moves were best savoured in the safety of a private party! Good to see striped jerseys back in fashion too! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

Ben was a massive part of the celebration and performed for just over two hours, hit after hit after hit – from Roy Orbison, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra to George Ezra by way of Yazoo, Whitney Houston, Neil Diamond and Tina Turner! And much (much) more! Was there any song he couldn’t sing? Ben even did requests! Not the easiest song to perform, one of those requests was Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody which Ben performed with ease. What a talent – one that definitely deserved a wider audience.

More about Ben HERE.

Geoff & Rhonda

11.25pm: It was a great evening in every respect – one of those nights when you don’t want your taxi to arrive early (ours did! πŸ˜‰). We’d eaten, we’d drunk and we’d danced the night away, but all good things must come to an end (my feet were grateful!) and we headed back to the Annabelle. It had been great to be part of Geoff’s celebration and one of the best parties we’d been to in a long while! If you’re reading this, Geoff & Rhonda, thanks for inviting us. We don’t normally travel far for celebrations these days, but this one was worth every mile!

OK, just the one!

11.55pm: Back at the Hotel, we slipped into the ByzBar for a nightcap. Like we needed more alcohol! πŸ˜‹πŸ‘. A perfect end to a perfect day!

00.14am: Nighty-night! Given that we’re not quite the ‘Party Animals’ that we were, I feel that we’ll be taking it easy tomorrow (so, what’s new!) πŸ˜‰

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