The taverna's are beginning to buzz with people of so many nationalities, Russian, German, Czechoslovakian, South African, and Brits - most of whom pass by my studio window whilst I paint, and many of whom pass the time of day, or wander in for a peek at the pictures, and take in the wonderful aroma, since I picked up the oils again, of linseed oil, turps and oil. mmmmmm
Only problem with working in the Kouklia studio is the Cypriot lifestyle for the semi retired ex pat. In my book anything after 12.00 mid day means it's rose wine time - and I don't take too much distracting! Hence a half day's work last week produced 3 vine leaves on my mural - That's all! Interrupted by a very nice Blah Blah lunch with a dear friend who happened by, and two glasses of rose wine, after which I didn't trust my eye, hand and brush co ordination - but that's ok, it's Cyprus - ciga ciga - slowly slowly - get it or loose it! Three vine leaves will do for one day - it will still be there tomorrow!
I have to mention the wine which is my special favourite - it's called something beginning with a D, and which has an e, a t, and an i, and looks alarmingly like Dimentia - ah well - fair play - this woman of a ' certain age' says ' bring it on' - tastes good - would be helpful if could remember what it's actually called ...........????
So - back to village activity. it's so random here - which is part of it's delight - I followed up rumours of an ' event', to discover that at end of May there is to be a huge 6 day classical music concert on the Aphrodite Temple museum, and an event with drums, stalls and music on May 20th. That will do for the moment, as Kouklia tavernas prepare for boarders. All very exciting and a joy to be part of.
Oh and just as an aside, Giorgos the farmer informed me this week - ' that's it for rain now until October / November'.
Paradise Village in Paradise Island - HOW LUCKY ARE WE TO BE HERE.