Day 1 in Cyprus.

We’re staying in a villa just outside Kyrenia.  It’s always great to arrive and find that the villa is all it was described to be!  It’s fairly new and has all the home comforts that you need on vacation with children.  We spent most of yesterday around the pool recovering from our traveling.

The rental car then arrived and we then headed out to explore and get our bearings.  Kyrenia has a gorgeous harbor and castle – relative to the rest of N. Cyprus it is quite touristy – but in the grand scheme of things it is pretty low key.  Just as I remember it from 1998, there are still lots of expats here.  Most places even accept stirling as well as Turkish lira.


The Dome Hotel is where we spent the first night of our honeymoon in 1998.


We sat at one of the harbor bars for treats – Mum had one too:)


We then thankfully discovered a fabulous supermarket.  We will be eating out, but it’s also reassuring to know that we can buy great food and eat at home when we need to.  The children are very happy that we have found chicken kofte, fries and watermelon – they won’t starve:)


Now for my attire for the past couple of days.  I love my new harems from Mango – so comfortable for travel.  (Laughing at the Bisto gravy granules in the background – they’re to take home!).


Trousers – Mango // T-shirt – Gap // Sandals – Zara // Scarf – Gap

Yesterday I was in a bikini most of the time but ventured out in my River Island t-shirt dress and new M&S sandals.  These sandals are perfect – so comfy and they have rubber soles so no slip sliding over cobbled streets.




The BIG holiday hair arrived after a day in the pool and the wind in Kyrenia:)


And of course Poppy didn’t want to miss out on the photo ops.  Here she is in her new M&S dress.


Off to find a beach today!

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15 thoughts on “Day 1 in Cyprus.

  1. vicki

    did you not see these for poppy in m&s? you could have been sporting the mum and daughter look. they are v cute. my 7yr old daughter loves them, and wants me to buy he adults matching version.

  2. Sue

    It’s great hair! That’s proper mussed up hair – the way I like it. Looks like you’re having a fab time and look at the colour of the blue skies in your photos – you know it’s not England!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I’m loving not having to groom – no make up and no hairdryer – perfect! And yes the sky is blue from dawn to dusk:)

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Oh sorry it doesn’t work!! It’s for the US ASOS site – on there it is called the River Island Space Dye Column Dress – the colors are gorgeous – lovely blushes and pinks! I want your H&M striped dress:) I wish we could share closets! x

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