I saw this lovely photo from 'The Boy and Me'
Seeing photos like this do make me want to jump on a plane but then I remember that I'm a miserable cow in the Autumn really and I'd probably be only moaning I was cold!
I'm loving our autumn though, it gives us the chance to get out and about more without worrying about getting too hot. Going out in the height of summer anywhere other than the pool, beach or somewhere with air-conditioning is not fun.
Aaron has now finished work after his long summer and I've got plans to go a bit further afield and finally see a little bit more of Cyprus, both with him and the boys as well as a couple of child free days exploring places they would not enjoy.
Protaras on the other hand becomes a ghost town almost overnight Driving down the 'strip' at the end of October it seems quieter but is still business as usual, take the same drive on the 1st November and there is no-one to be seen!
It's a shame that the tourist industry shuts down completely there, but it's a catch 22 situation - the business won't open when the tourists don't come, but they won't come because nothing is open!
Last weekend we took a walk down my favourite beach path and stopped at one of the restaurants for the last time this year. The owner said it was the last weekend of opening, he didn't want to close but it's just not worthwhile him opening without the passing trade.
Hopefully one day more businesses will continue to open and then people will come, it can only be a good thing really now everyone is struggling financially. In the meantime though it's nice in some ways as we get 'our' island back!
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