Afew years ago, we decided to take ourselves off on a little winter holiday to Cyprus. The island is advertised as the “all-year round island” because it attracts the sun all year round. Don’t believe a word of it, although it is t-shirt weather most of the time, the evenings are freezing and the sea and swimming pools are equivalent to Antarctica – I swear I saw a penguin in our swimming pool. However, we really couldn’t complain. We booked to stay in the Club St George which is a self-catering complex next to the St George Hotel. At the last minute they decided to close the club for refurbishment and so we got a free upgrade to an all-inclusive holiday at the 5-star hotel.