Wonderful Summer Memories in Cyprus

Wonderful Summer Memories in Cyprus

I absolutely love the summer. There is something about the warm feeling of the sun on your skin, wearing beautiful clothes and having bare feet that makes me happy. I love eating outside, running in the grass and playing in the sand on the beach. I love smelling of coconut sun tan lotion and feeling the breeze in my hair. Sitting on a sun lounger with not a care in the world is one of the best feelings…life certainly looks good for JB here!


Best of all, I love the holidays. Holidays are so special to me now. Our daily life is so busy and hectic it is so nice to take some time out and fully recharge and relax with my family. No worrying about getting up early or getting to bed on time. No homework and no emails. Just pure and simple quality time with my beautiful family.

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We went to Cyprus the year before last when I was pregnant with baby boy. We knew it would be our last holiday for a year or so and we wanted to make the most of it. I can’t tell you how much that holiday did for our family. The girls played and swam and played some more. I read books! The husband swam in the pool and we all just relaxed in a way that we hadn’t for ages. This holiday was in 2014 and both the girls still talk about it. They talk about Cyprus as a magical destination and when they hear music on the radio that reminds them of the holiday they shout ‘happy holiday song’ and we all have a little sing and dance and remember that blissful week.


(This photo is one of my favourites because the girls just look so happy!)

Now that baby boy is a little older and the house move has been sorted we’d love to go away again, to create more memories for us and for our children. To spend some real quality time together to laugh, have fun, and get away from the stress of every day life. Best of all we’ll be able to take baby boy with us, and he can experience his first run in the sun, swim in the pool and toddle around on the beach. We already know he is a fan of ice cream so I’m sure he’ll love holidays just as much as we do!


As a family 5 I think a villa holiday is suited best to us now, we would have the space to be together as a family, we could enjoy our own pool and the hubby and I could relax properly while the children were sleeping, giving us valuable time together that we rarely have. I’d love to rent a car and travel the country too as we saw so little of Cyprus itself last time and it really is a beautiful place.

This post is an entry into the James Villas Summer Love competition. I know that James Villas have some simply stunning properties and it would be a dream come true to win.



  1. February 12, 2016 / 5:41 am

    Looks like a fantastic, and warm, place to stay! I’ve never been to Cyprus. I’ve barely been anywhere, to be honest, and I would like that to change!

  2. February 12, 2016 / 9:18 am

    Cyprus look amazing! It sounds amazing too. I miss the summer, I miss walking in the garden bare foot and eating outside. Ahh, I hope summer hurries up this year 🙂 xx

  3. It's A Mummy & Baby Life
    February 12, 2016 / 9:49 am

    I would love to go to Cyprus – my partner has been before he met me and really wants us to go. We’ve got our first holiday with Oscar in September – he’ll be 18 months old. I’m slightly nervous but think we’ll have a lovely time. It’s so nice to get away isn’t it? Nothing feels more relaxing than lounging in the sun and not worrying about a single thing.

  4. February 12, 2016 / 11:09 am

    I LOVE the Summer too and Cyprus looks so hot and sunny. I haven’t been to many countries but would love to travel there. We don’t get that many hot days in the North of England in the Summer for the past few years and I’m lucky that we have relatives in Canada because it’s so beautiful there in the Summer. Good Luck!

  5. February 12, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    Where abouts in Cyprus did you go? I used to go every single summer with my family to Paphos and I loved it. I really need to go back soon x

    • February 13, 2016 / 9:41 pm

      We went to Limassol which isn’t too far from there. We loved it! So so warm!

  6. February 12, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    I love the summer too, I hate being stuck indoors with is why winter sucks so much. I would love to travel to cyprus. It’s always been on my list. My favourite place we have been is salou. It was lovely and hot there. x

  7. February 12, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    Oh wow, Cyprus looks beautiful! My brother visits often but I really want to go myself

  8. February 12, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Wow, Cyprus looks beautiful! Glad you have wonderful memories 🙂

  9. February 12, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    I would love to visit Cyprus. Isn’t it surprising how much effect one week in the sun can have in creating magical memories.

  10. February 12, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    We looked at Cyprus for this summer – certainly looks glorious! Love the ice-cream picture – definitely one for his 18th!

  11. February 12, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    I went here many years ago now and juts loved it my grandparents visited at least 3 times a year and adored the place beautiful memories and pictures

  12. February 12, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    I can’t wait for some summer sun – I have never been to Cyprus but heard it is such a brilliant holiday destination. Gorgeous photos. Kaz x

    • February 13, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      It really is, I’d definitely recommend it. The people are so friendly too.

  13. February 12, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    I’d wholeheartedly recommend a villa. We went to Tuscany the year before last in a beautiful villa with a swimming pool. You’re absolutely right – it was so much more relaxing. Do it! 😀

  14. February 13, 2016 / 8:18 am

    The girls look so happy! We agree there is something magical about hazy days and sun on your skin. Good luck with the competition x

  15. February 13, 2016 / 8:40 am

    I have never been to Cyprus but my sister has ans she said it’s amazing.

  16. February 13, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    I have always wanted to go to Cyprus! It looks like you had such an amazing time too! x

  17. February 13, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Looks like the whole family had a lot of fun!! I especially love the last picture xD

  18. February 13, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    It looks lovely, we went to Cyprus when I was a kid and got a Villa. It really is a nice idea rather than seperate hotel rooms

    • February 13, 2016 / 9:43 pm

      That’s what I’m thinking too – more chance to spend some relaxed time as a family rather than cooped up in one room.

  19. February 13, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    What some beautiful memories – Cyprus is somewhere I have never been but would like to. x

  20. February 13, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    I have been to Cyprus twice so far in my lifetime and have absolutely loved it each time x

  21. February 14, 2016 / 3:44 am

    Such lovely photos, Cyprus looks great! I’d love to visit one day.

  22. February 14, 2016 / 3:50 am

    Wonderful portrait of a family. Looking forward for your next summer getaway! 🙂

  23. February 14, 2016 / 7:48 am

    My Dad emigrated to Cyprus but only bought a two bedroom villa so we never did get out to visit him. Sadly it didn’t work out and he is back now but it is somewhere I would love to visit

  24. February 14, 2016 / 9:30 am

    Oh summer! How I miss thee. These pics are great and looks like a fab time. Good luck! I hope you win

  25. February 14, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    I love Cyprus but haven’t been since I was about 12. One day I’ll take the kids there as it’s so peaceful yet fun and so many things to see.

  26. February 14, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    I’ve never been to Cyprus but heard good things about the place! Looks lovely. You’ve taken some fab and lovely photos x

  27. February 14, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    It looks like you had a fab time on that holiday. It would be lovely for your son to experience the same. I agree a villa would be great for you as you’d have your own privacy x

  28. February 14, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    I’ll have everything crossed for you! We did a resort holiday last year and it was just a bit noisy in the evenings…everyone has different rules when it comes to their kids and I’d rather just avoid it…villa all the way!

  29. nicol
    February 14, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    n’awww i would love to visit cyprus one day. i did plan on going last year but change of plans. hopefully this year!

  30. February 14, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    Having been to the seaside today in the freezing cold, reading your post of summer photos and holiday memories has made me crave warmer weather x

  31. Tori Gabriel
    February 14, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    Holidays are so special. We’ve only managed one with our eldest daughter. It was a trip to Haven but we had a great time. I hope we can manage a holiday next year.

  32. February 14, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    What beautiful photographs you have to remember what looks like a lovely holiday x

  33. February 15, 2016 / 12:11 am

    cyprus looks soo lovely! I want summer back!

  34. February 15, 2016 / 9:13 am

    I am desperate to book a summer holiday! Lovely photos! x

  35. February 16, 2016 / 11:52 am

    lovely pics, we stayed in a villa in Portugal when I was pregnant with Mabli & it was so special to have those memories as our last holiday with a family of three! x

  36. February 16, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    The photo of your little one with the ice cream is just brilliant. I haven’t been to Cyprus, but have to go one day. Your right about holidays, getting away from all the distractions is lovely

  37. February 17, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Aww this makes me so excited for summer, we hope to plan a family holiday this year also yippee xx

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