I'm sure it comes round quicker every year but it seems that summer is now pretty much here in Cyprus, the weather has been improving slowly and steadily over the last few weeks, getting a little warmer interspersed with a few storms or windy / cloudy days. I tried to be organised this year and actually sorted through our summer clothes a bit earlier rather than wondering where my shorts and strappy tops are when it 'suddenly' tops 30 degrees outside!
We've been out and about a lot more this winter than in previous years, and recently had several trips to the beach but not armed with swimsuits and towels so far. Leo and I have both been ankle deep in the sea but Louka will not go anywhere near it - far too cold for him yet!
I think it's pretty much time now though (watch the temperature plummet now I've said that!)
Last week we went to a new beach for us and met up with several friends, it was a perfect afternoon and the kind I'd dreamed of before we moved here.
On a quiet beach on the outskirts of Agia Napa, we have may just have found one of our local hangouts for the summer.
The kids were happy playing on the beach and refueling with milkshakes / crisps / ice cream / hot dogs (not all of the above of course - there were quite a few kids!) and the adults happy enjoying a drink or two and some rare uninterrupted conversation.
If you are local you can find the facebook page for Stekkis No.1 Snack - but sssh don't tell everyone, I'm liking having the beach to ourselves!
Linking up to Country Kids at Coombe Mill