I have been reluctant to watch the news over the last year, so sometimes I’m not really sure of all the happenings in my hometown.

So although I sort-of knew that our restaurants and cafes were starting to reopen again, siga-siga, it became a loud reality when my neck of the woods embraced the new normal with great gusto on Wednesday night.

I know this because the establishment half a mile away was playing live bouzouki music at a deafening decibel level, which echoed through the otherwise silent Cyprus night.

While the music played, a sudden storm made a guest appearance, but it didn’t deter the socially-distanced diners. They simply carried on.

For ages, during Lockdown, it was queerly quiet and oh-so-eerie at night.

But now, the stirrings of life are starting to be seen. There is, however, a time-limit on how long you may linger.

Perhaps I shall venture forth for an outdoor sit-down meal, myself, next week.

So here’s a look at our silly storm from the balcony of my third-floor flat.

And who needs the news anyway, when I can learn what’s happening around the world from all of you?

See you tomorrow!

Love and light from Cyprus

By LayneCain

Layne Cain uses the Hashtag #laundrywithlayne

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