Tom Kane's Blog

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When you’re having a bad day, odd day, crap day, stressed day or a day you simply want to forget, where do you go to put it all behind you? For me, it’s the garden. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a gardener, but I do like to grow things and see the flowers, birds, […]

About a year or so ago I tried to buy an apartment in Peyia in Cyprus. For reasons beyond my control that purchase fell through and it’s only just now that another property has come onto the market which will do quite nicely for renting out to holidaymakers. This time it’s in Kouklia and it’s […]

“Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” British Statesman, Benjamin Disraeli It was the fabulous David Bowie who sang, “Turn and face the change, ch-ch changes.” That about sums up life, everything changes and you have to either run away from the change or embrace it. Running away from change only delays the inevitable and makes […]

I know, not much consolation if it’s still deep mid-winter where you live, but it’s spring here in Cyprus and all the plants are flowering and there’s blossom on the peach tree. Actually it’s a nectarine but that’s only a hairless peach… bit like me really which means this time of year is the time […]

Our decision to buy an apartment is based on two guiding thoughts. (1) We cannot get a good return on investment via any Cypriot bank. (2) In a few years time we will want to downsize for our retirement. The most important of these two is our need to generate the best possible return on […]

Our search for an apartment has come to an end, assuming all the legalities work out okay. We’ve made an offer and paid the deposit on an apartment in Peyia, which is in the Paphos district and close to great beaches at Coral Bay and Corallia Beach. The apartment is on the edge of Peyia […]