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Fantastic Saturday again today for Tulips stall at Lambousa market. They took 1,625.65TL on sale of goods on the stall, 225.25TL from sale of goods at the auction and 650TL in donations so overall total 2,500.90TL. Amazing considering this is all in a 4 hour weekly period.
By Steven Roberts……..
Easter may not be celebrated officially here in North Cyprus, but the Karsel restaurant in Boğaz Harbour played host to a busy Easter Saturday Market, complete with a number of Easter bonnets on display.
Those who know the lovely little fishing harbour in the village, will also know that it is home to a number of cute cats who feed off fish scraps from the harbour, and food supplied by diners in the various local restaurants. Iskele resident Jan McGhee (originally from Scotland) runs a popular market at Karsel every Saturday morning to raise money to help look after the cats, cover vet’s bills etc., and most importantly to pay for neutering in an attempt to control the local feline population!
This week in addition to Jan’s usual stall with its clothes, books, videos and bric-a-brac there were other stalls in aid of a number of good causes including a charity for the elderly, kennels for stray dogs in Famagusta, and even a school dance team.
There was a steady flow of people visiting all morning, and a wide variety of goods on offer. The stalls seemed to be doing a brisk trade, and at one time there was even a queue of people wanting to buy raffle tickets.
Congratulations to all those who worked so hard to make this event such a success.
Message from Sue Tilt and Carole King…….
The Tulips stall on Saturday 15th October at Lambousa Market, Lapta will be all the donated handbags only; starting at 8am and finishing between 12 to 12.30pm.
There will be a silent auction for all the handbags that are numbered (which you can see on the photos), all other bags on the stall will be for sale as per the price tickets attached.
We appreciate that some of you will be unable to attend the Lambousa Market so if you see an auction item that you wish to bid on then please send a text to: 0533 841 2305 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be able to see full details on our Tulips/Help Those with Cancer Association facebook page click here.
Ayse and Phil Green have been overwhelmed with all the donations, so much so they may have to have 2 events.
We are still collecting bags so please do not stop.
Sue Tilt and Carole King – Tulips, Help Those with Cancer Association
By Margaret Sheard…..
Tulips will be having a summer clothes only store at Lambousa Saturday Market on 28th May and will be offering good quality women’s, men’s and children’s summer clothes and shoes at very reasonable prices.
The stall will be open from 7.30am to 12.30pm so why not go along and see what is on offer. There is sure to be something nice to treat yourselves to for one or all of the family.
By Margaret Sheard…..
The new Oris Beach Sunday Market in Alsancak started on the 17th April and was a great success. We haven’t had a chance to visit yet but will be sure to do so in the very near future.
The more stalls and choices available, the better it will be, so Steve Sydenham, who is looking after that side at the moment, will be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to have a stall at the market and he can be contacted on 0533 8750849 (Vanessa’s number) or email email@example.com.
Every stall is under cover and the walkways are also covered which will make it pleasant for those visiting the market. There are many stalls selling a variety of items including food stalls with mouth watering quiches, paté, cakes, sausage rolls, doughnuts etc. There will once again be a stall selling cheap bottles of wine, including Cankaya, Angora etc for 10tl a bottle. Available while stocks last. Lots went last week. Also good beer and spirit glasses for 1TL each.
Steve tells us the Bacon Butty offer is ongoing, so for 10TL you can treat yourself to a bacon & egg butty plus tea or coffee. He had one last week and said it was superb and proved to be very popular with the customers and stall holders alike.
The market is open from 10am to 2pm every Sunday. There is more than ample parking too. Follow the signs for the big car park. The road is paved all the way now and as you approach there is parking available on the right or the left hand sides.
Most people love markets and what a nice way to spend some leisure time browsing and maybe finding some of the items you need and perhaps stock up with some nice food items to enjoy. Steve Sydenham has kindly provided us with some photographs of the market which was held on Sunday 24th April and from what we can see it looks like a lovely place to visit.
By Margaret Sheard…..
We catch up with some of the Suffolk Regiment “old boys” when they come to Kyrenia for the Remembrance event and one of our annual excursions is a visit to Wayne’s Keep which this year we made on the 10th November. To see the review of this trip click here
For another day we had suggested a visit to the Geçitköy Dam to see the “Project of the Century” and the water now flowing into the Dam from Turkey, which they were interested in seeing. We set off early and on the way made a few detours to see some of the things Chris had discovered whilst doing his inevitable “exploring”. One of these was an old hotel right on the water’s edge in Lapta, it was probably a very nice hotel in its day but now it is a crumbling ruin, such a shame as it is in a beautiful location.
Our next stop was the Pumping Station at Guzelyali which is the entry point of the pipe under the sea from Turkey and we wandered around for a while looking at the huge pipes still in the area.
Then we made our way to the Dam itself. The water is flowing but has a long way to go before the Dam is filled but that day it looked very serene.
Since I last visited the Dam which was before the water started to flow there has been much work carried out around the area and there is now a visitors’ look-out area with seating to be able to sit and look out over the Dam in such peaceful surroundings. We weren’t able to go as far as the Pumping Station at this point as the track was very muddy and impassable.
From the Dam we made our way to the Treatment Plant at Çamlibel and were able to drive around the complex and see the vast amount of work which has been done constructing buildings to house the various equipment and administration. This is where President Erdoğan visited recently to officially “switch on” the water project. To see the article and video about this visit click here
We had a drive around Çamlibel and stopped off at the lovely little park in the village where a couple of us decided to sit and enjoy the sun and the others wandered off to look at the restored viaduct and the Ayios Panteleimon Monastery which is to be renovated at some time in the future and when the adventurous trio returned they said it looks as if work is getting ready to start.
This will be a wonderful tourist attraction when the restoration is done. On the way back Terry couldn’t resist the slide in the children’s playground.
Now it was around lunchtime and everyone was getting peckish so we started to make our way back and have some lunch en-route. One last detour was to show the lads the refurbished Le Chateau Lambousa Hotel in Lapta, where they had joined in a gala evening last year but hadn’t seen the hotel in daylight. They all agreed what an impressive building it is.
We also went to the Saturday market area which is in the process of major re-development with covered stall areas and is looking very impressive. We also looked in at the Auction House and viewed the many items which would be available for the next auction, all very tastefully displayed.
Time to eat, so we stopped off at Freddie’s Bar in Lapta and had a really nice lunch, outside in the sun I may add. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed what they had ordered, which was 2 for home-made steak pie with gravy, ham and eggs, gammon and eggs, and prawn salad, and we were all feeling very satisfied with some good food inside us.
We dropped the lads off at the Pia Bella Hotel where they were staying and said our goodbyes as they were returning to the UK in a couple of days. So, see you again next year.
It was a nice day out and the lads were pleased to be able to see some of the places of interest they would not normally have the opportunity to visit.
We are passing on a thank you message from Carole King and Sue Tilt of Tulips for the wonderful people who attended their last card-making event.
The wonderful ladies at our Card Making Day on Wednesday 27 November made a fabulous 170 Christmas Cards for our Christmas Stalls and we would like to say a huge thank you to them all for their contribution for Tulips.
Also to let you know that we raised 580TL at our Christmas Stall at Chateau Lambousa on Saturday 31st November. A great result for us and in no small way helped by the wonderful Christmas Cards that were made for us.
Just to remind you that our Christmas Stall will be at Lemar Catalkoy on Wednesday 4th December and we have loads of lovely Christmas decorations for you to choose from as well as the cards. Look forward to seeing you there…..
Carole and Sue
By Margaret Sheard
I have already written an article about the sad death of Sue Tutty which was based on my personal feelings and at the time I did not have any details of funeral arrangements. If you would like to read my tribute click here
Carole King and Sue Tilt have now provided more information about the funeral together with a request from Sean for people who knew Sue in North Cyprus.
“The funeral of popular ex-pat Sue Tutty will be taking place in the UK on Friday 22nd November at Banbury Crematorium at 1pm.
There are many people here who knew Sue from the ever popular Club Ilgaz who will be unable to attend her funeral in the UK, therefore, Sean has requested that anyone living in the TRNC who may wish to donate in memory of Sue can do so to Tulips to thank them for the help that they gave Sue and Sean during her treatment here.
Donations can be made at the Tulips stalls at Chateau Lambousa on Saturdays and the Lemar Wednesday Market in Catalkoy and at both of the Best Seller Book Stores in Karakum and Alsancak. Can we request that you put your donation in an envelope and address it to Tulips.
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Sean for thinking of Tulips at this difficult time.
Carole and Sue”
I am sure there are a lot of people who would like to have paid their last respects to Sue and as this is not possible it would be a nice gesture to make a donation in Sue’s memory and it is very fitting that Tulips should have been suggested.