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Shed heaven: The workshops turning men's lives around

All the men in my family both past and present, loved their sheds... and I recommend this (which I bought my brother for his birthday).... https://books.google.com.cy/books/about/The_Ladybird_Book_of_the_Shed.html?id= ...



Who watched Charles III?

I watched this, despite not wanting to. It was the strangest drama I've watched for some time. The best way I could describe it, was a mixture of The Queen, and the UK TV series House of Cards - complete with Machiavel ...

Memories

I can well remember an event 80 years ago, today: the coronation of George VI. Why? a) because I was given a mug and a tin of chocolate at school, the previous day (I wish I had them today, worth a fortune!) b) a day off sch ...

Ever had that run down feeling??


BBC cameraman injured by Corbyn car
A BBC cameraman has been run over by a car which was taking Labour
leader Jeremy Corbyn to a party meeting to discuss the draft general election
manifesto.. ...

Barnier - EU Negotiator - Roasted in Irish Parliament

This needs no further comment. Cyprus next on his visit I understand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16Vkx49Y_4k ...

Solar Roof Tiles

Have been following this and it does seem a good idea and looks better than
the alternatives. I would imagine that if it is successful and gains popularity
then prices would come down further.
On sale in t ...

No charges over 2015 Conservative battle bus cases

Quote: No charges over 2015 Conservative battle bus cases
The Crown Prosecution Service said it had examined files from 14 police forces and while there was evidence of inaccurate spending returns it did not "meet the ...

For any Sci-Fi fans

Hi Mr T, is it the 9th of June already!! :shock: :lol: :wink: ...





Vampire rips up runway on take-off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX3_mQZ4gY8 ...

Anyone want a Moderators job :-)

Looks like Facebook is having to take action but not sure it will be a fun job...
Facebook to add 3000 moderators after video killings
Facebook will hire 3,000 more people over the next year to respond to

Who wants a mobile?

It's strange how looking for something on the net can often lead you to
things completely unrelated to the initial search :wink:
Who remembers Tomorrow's World on the BBC?
Don't think there will be many ...

Ayia Triada - What the JCB's doing?

Anyone know what the JCB's are doing at Ayia Triada near the Church. They have dug a big trench in the sand the other side of the 'wedding' fence? ...

Turkey bans “Blind Dating” programs

Turkey bans “Blind Dating” programs

Another first for Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as Turkey’s
government bans “Blind Dating” programs from TV and the radio. As
expected the new ban ...

UK Passport renewal

Does anyone know any agents in Paralimni area who can deal with UK passport renewal/ amendments. ...

Delightful reports of the Pope in Cairo

We're not religious, but have enjoyed reading the reports of Pope Francis in Egypt, visiting among other things the (beautiful) Coptic church which was recently bombed in Cairo and the absolutely amazing Al Azhar University. ...



UK Speeding Fines

I'm sure that I am not the only one who periodically goes back to the UK and drives there.
The speeding fines have just changed. Here's what you can expect:
...

Is anyone going to place an order??

Flying car costing more than $1 million goes on show
A Slovakia-based company has unveiled the commercial design for a flying
car priced at more than $1 million, saying it was ready for pre-orders with
...

Ikea blue bag worth $2,150?

Quote:Blue humour: Ikea pokes fun at Balenciaga’s new $2,150 bag
If it rustles, it's the real deal.
That's the advice from Ikea, who have responded to the comparisons being made between influential fashion label ...

Plastic driving you mad?

Now you can drive on the plastic: Can plastic roads help save the planet? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-39693091 Seems to kill a few birds with one stone as the saying goes... Cheers Steve ...

What has Cyprus in common with Rome?

A mountain of rubbish. The difference is that Rome has found a way to handle it, by sending it by train to Austria, where it is used to generate electricity. Cyprus just uses it to make polluting and stinking landfills ...

Happy St. George's Day


For those celebrating St George's Day today - hope you have a good one! Cheers Steve ...

If we shout at Amazon loud and often???

I ordered an item from Amazon UK yesterday midday. It is already in Greece, awaiting transport to Cyprus.
Now, wait for it ...
It is coming by UPS and not the usual DHL , so I'm sure our doorbell will ring o ...



Thompson Cruise 26 th April

Has any one booked this Cruise from Limmasol as it finishes in Dubrovnik and need flights back to larnaca thinking of going but not sure about return Mags ...

Thomson Spirit Good News.

Just when you thought it was all over. Looks like Thomson Holidays have had a rethink. Just been on their website and they are now showing the Spirit sailing in and out of Limassol on the 1st, 8th and 15th November ...

The parable of two villages

A traveller came upon an old farmer hoeing in his field beside the road. Eager to rest his feet, the wanderer hailed the countryman, who seemed happy enough to straighten his back and talk for a moment. "What sort of peop ...

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor
A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit
card provider Mastercard.
The rollout follows two successful trials in South Africa.
...

Are the IS claiming ....

Another tragic murder of a policeman in Paris. Condolences to the families of anyone affected by these murders. But are the IS claiming responsibility for every killing that happens outside Syria irrespective of how many p ...

UK HMRC

At last I've received a reply to a letter I wrote last January to HMRC, not only apologising, but paying me compensation of 25GBP !!! That's before they deal with my latest diatribe for fining me, to which I have sarcasti ...

Where is "Tasou Papadopoulou" in Larnaca

Does anybody know where this road is? Google maps doesn´t. ...



Circular Runways??

Circular runways - yep that's what I thought - there aren't any but have we being doing it wrong all these years?? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-39284294 Not a bad idea I thought but there again i'm not a pilot ...

The German Threat

Perhaps better placed in Debate? However, what I found to be an interesting DT article about the problem Germany's huge trade surplus poses, not only for other EU countries but also the stability of the global financial sys ...

UK General Election on June 8th

That'll muddy the waters..... ...

A special day!

Yep I officially feel old today - it's my eldest daughter's 18th birthday!! When the forum started she was just five years old - can't quite believe how quickly that has flown by :shock: although she has been going on ...

General Election

Will the GE turn out to be another referendum on Brexit? ...

How one woman is winning the fight against food waste

How one woman is winning the fight against food waste
Why Selina Juul devotes all her time to reducing food waste.
A film for BBC World Hacks by Kathleen Hawkins.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-390830 ...

Full Steam Ahead...

Tornado locomotive hits 100mph on mainline rail network
A steam train has reached 100mph on Britain's mainline rail network for the first time in 50 years.
The Peppercorn class A1 steam locomotive Tornado clock ...





Stag/Hen parties on flights

Hi all, I see that another stag group was kicked off a flight yesterday before it took off for Prague. Over 20 people in one go were kicked off for being disruptive/drunk resulting in the police being called. Seems l ...

Turkish Referendum

Turkey is voting today in a Referendum that, if the vote is YES, will change the country from a Parliamentary government to a Presidential one. The office of Prime Minister will vanish (and many others I suspect) and Presi ...

The knowledge

Morning Ethel Did you see on Chanel four last night the knowledge of London It brought back memories to me although I done it over fifty years ago They say it's equal to a law degree at university I never thought I was ...

TC activists rename streets in the north with Greek language

Quote: TC activists rename streets in the north with Greek language stickers
Street signs are being renamed with stickers in the north of Nicosia, by Turkish Cypriot left-wing activists, it emerged on Friday.
Th ...

Holy Week Processions in Spain

If you've got a spare few minutes over the Easter weekend have a look on YouTube at the Holy Week (Semana Santa) processions in Southern Spain - Especially Fuengirola and Malaga. The floats, carried by numerous young men, ...

Burger King ad to activate Google Home devices backfires

Burger King ad to activate Google Home devices backfires
Burger King’s latest advert for its signature sandwich has been sabotaged by
Wikipedia users claiming the Whopper contains cyanide and is “the worst

Fake News: Bashar vs Donald

Well, it seems that the man who laid claim to the phrase 'fake news' - which he said often targetted him - is now being accused of being the author of ......... fake news. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-395888 ...

10,000 Cypriots living outside the EU

Quote:Insight
Some 10,000 Cypriots could one day find themselves living on the Mediterranean island but outside the European Union — because of Brexit.
...

NASA to announce "major discovery"

"Nasa to announce major discovery about ocean worlds and the search for alien life"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/13/nasa-announce-major-discovery-ocean-worlds-search-alien-life/ ...

A glass bottom pool with a view! (video)

A glass bottom pool with a view! (video)
"A swimming pool at a Texas apartment block has a completely glass
bottom – allowing people to see through it to the ground 500ft beneath them.
A stunning video o ...

Tweets come back to bite you:

Far right news presenter Sean Hannity wrote in August, 2013:Quote:
Glad our arrogant Pres. is enjoying his taxpayer funded golf outing after announcing the US should take military action against Syria
Trump tweet ...

Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing at least three people

Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing at least three people
A lorry has smashed into a store in central Stockholm, killing at least three
people, Swedish police say.
Several people were also injured in th ...

The mis-named 'HONEST Act' passed in USA

Quote:On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, we strongly urge you to oppose the woefully misnamed “HONEST Act” (H.R. 1430). This bill would put the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in an impossible situati ...

Nigel calls European Council Mafia er.. Gangsters

Picked up Nigel's address to the Council this morning on Sky. Although not a fan of his, I found he made some powerful points about Gibraltar, International Trade opportunities and the vindictive attitude of some members. ...


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