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Snakes in Springtime

Some useful advice from a colleague of Snake George........... http://www.cyprus-mail.com/snakes/great-time-walking-beware-snakes/20110423 ...



To bump or not to bump (cars)

This takes all the fun out of fun-fairs:- http://uk.news.yahoo.com/38/20110426/tod-bumping-in-bumper-cars-banned-by-but-045b8e8.html ...

Royal wedding invitations

Given that there were invites for a Swaziland dictator, Bahraini and Saudi crown princes and Arab sheiks guilty of human rights abuses, Zimbabwean and North Korean ambassadors representing rogue regimes...and Tara Palmer-Tom ...

The Right to Privacy v The Right to Public Knowledge

What do folk on here think about the increasing use of a privacy law by the 'rich and famous' to protect from their various inappropriate behaviours?..... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/8466506/Dav ...

Gadaffi - any bets?

Any bets on whether Gadaffi of Libya will survive the "revolution"? I see the Yemeni President has finally agreed to step down, following in the footsteps of the Egyptian and Tunisian Presidents. Then what about Syria, Ba ...

The strong arm of the law.

I know it's from the Daily Hyperbole (not my normal cup-o-tea) but the central facts are there. No wonder the Irish government stopped them squatting anywhere they please. The trouble is, they go wherever they want in the UK ...

The NHS Porsche

I know, I know, it's another Daily Mail story (I don't buy it - honest!)
However:
"Dozens of NHS desk workers are driving top-of-the-range rental cars that are funded by the taxpayer, it emerged today. Strateg ...

Car wreck: a religious conversion?


Look at the picture above and you can see where this driver broke through the guardrail, on the right side of the culvert, where the people are standing on the road, pointing.
The pick-up was traveling about 75 ...





Making April 29th a better day

Andrew Brooks wrote:I agree with the above but the female of the species might think very differently. Tissues at the ready, they love a big wedding !
Bit of a sweeping statement Andrew?
This 'female of the spec ...

An Australian perspective on European debt and .....

.................. "the financial system." Obviously, tongue-in-cheek but - I'm still thinking about this; and for a very long time I suspect. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thSTpGnWEAs http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

Teachers................

In todays DM................
Quote:“A quarter of maths teachers in secondary schools – 26.6 per cent or 8,745 – do not have a degree in their subject, and nor do 28.7 per cent of geography teachers, 31.4 per cent of ph ...

The man Who Walked Around the World.

For any Highlanders out there (I was affiliated). Absolutely perfect timing: slàinte mhath! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnSIp76CvUI&feature=player_embedded ...

Eurovision UK entry

My daughters met Anthony Costa a couple of times - once in Kapparis on the beach and again in Larnaca - seemed like a nice bloke and had photos taken with them. Cheers Steve ...

How to kill a spider (not)

Drunk tries to kill spider, sets house ablaze (sorry, no link to story)
"A heavy drinker who suffered from arachnophobia set fire to his lover's home while trying to kill a spider in a "stupid and ridiculous way" a ...

Monarchist or Republican...................

.................... it's the old girl's 85th today. Happy (real) birthday Liz. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/queen-elizabeth-II/8463906/The-Queens-birthday-85-facts-you-should-know-about-The-Queen.html ...



Charlie breaks a record

Today Prince Charles became the longest serving British Heir Apparent since Edward VII. Long may it last. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13133587 ...

Just When You Thought it Was Safe.............

I'm back, on-line!!! Mind you, no thanks to PrimeTel who led me on for more than a fortnight before discovering that they could not provide service to our area!! All the same, I am now ready again to bring my charm, wit an ...

Walking around Larnaca salt lake

I wonder if anyone could give me an idea of how long it woud take to walk around the salt lake - not speed walking, but at a reasonable pace with 2 dogs (who like sniffing) ...

The Daily Mail

Not my cup of tea - well, since Peanuts disappeared from the daily version. However congratulations to the 'Mail Online'. It has displaced 'The Huffington Post' to become the World's No.2 Online news site.
" Following ...

Europe is going bankrupt

Already being factored in by the markets as rates on Greek 10 year bonds exceed those of Germany by 10%. To be followed by Portugal and Ireland, possibly Spain and later Italy: Fears that Greece will default on its debts ...

Are you a "Terminator" fan?

Then yesterday Skynet went online and became self aware :shock: :shock: :shock: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/20/skynet-terminator-self-aware-april-19_n_851452.html ...

AV

How strange that the UK can spend millions on a referendum to please the supporters of the politically minuscule Liberal Democrat party on an issue which concerned most members of the public very little but cannot have one o ...



Scared of spiders?

....... Imagine finding one of these on your pillow, 165 million years ago. :shock:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13134505
Ladies might be comforted though knowing:
"The great prowess of ...

Can it get any worse

Yob hits girl, 4, in face with brick www.thesun.co.uk Instead of trying to sort out Libya...could not our forces be better used to sort out the lowlife in the UK ...

File on Cyprus

Puts the blame for the 1974 invasion squarely at the feet of the Greek Military Junta................. http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/file-cyprus-puts-invasion-blame-junta/20110420 It, however, is not backed-up by f ...

Sex Goddess's cottage for sale.

Only stocking wearers/admirers need apply. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/04/20/norah-batty-s-house-for-sale-in-last-of-the-summer-wine-village-115875-23072811/ ...

The International Space Station

I have followed this fascinating project and the video shows how they put it together. To fellow technophobes - enjoy: http://i.usatoday.net/tech/graphics/iss_timeline/flash.htm ...

Question

How do you create a poll? :? ...

Oxygen

It seems that the "Poppy burners" are still around. Obviously the draconian £50 fine after their day-in-court has failed to deter them. Frustrated in their aims this time it seems but on the basis that there's no such th ...



The Royal Wedding

.................. T mobile preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kav0FEhtLug&feature=player_embedded ...

UK radio

Good selection of UK radio stations here all in one place. http://www.radioplayer.co.uk/ Just click on BROWSE to see if your favourite station is there. Mike ...

Spite - or common sense?

"David Cameron has has indicated he may block Gordon Brown from becoming head of the International Monetary Fund.
The prime minister said someone who "didn't know we had a debt problem in the UK" might not be the "bes ...

The land of milk and money!

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3469939/MUM-of-7-granted-asylum-here-faces-prison-for-swindling-nearly-30k-while-in-a-12m-house.html How wrong is this? Steve Croad :twisted: ...

The Veil

Doesn't this picture say everything about British ideas of integration, assimilation, tolerance and understanding of Western culture? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8455955/Muslim-Council-women-cannot-debate-wea ...

A fool and his money

I got this link in an e mail today. I dont know anyone stupid enough to fall for it but its hilarious. So if you have ever wanted to be the ambassador of zanzibar, needed a north korean passport or maybe just wanted a degr ...

Public Sector Pension Changes - Legal challenge.

Big trouble looming in pension land:
"Five separate organisations, all representing public sector workers, are launching a Judicial Review on Monday (18th April), challenging a decision by the Secretary of State for W ...





Music - 70s

sandyoap wrote:so I presume you're going to the Deep Purple concert in Nicosia next month Mr T? :D
I'm stuck in Bleedin' London. Will Ritchie Blackmore be there? 8)
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50th anniversary of space travel

Anyone remember this?........................... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/8443777/Yuri-Gagarin-50th-anniversary-of-the-first-man-in-space.html ...

The Train Market

Wow....that veg market sure is very close to the tracks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_BN7gm4SLA&feature=player_embedded Mike ...

one more push thats all

With just over three weeks until polling day, I thought you might appreciate a quick update on campaign progress from here at Headquarters. There's no question we've had a great start to the campaign. The election fir ...

Iceland Declares Independence from International Banks

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Sponsor a British child

UK Charities want sponsors for disabled British Children. http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/238365/Will-you-sponsor-a-British-child-for-charity- All the billions the UK is sending overseas and here we have chari ...

Tenerife

Hi Every one Just back from Tenerife, last night what a place very cheap to eat and drink out, only 7 euro for a 3 course meal with a pint of beer, breakfast 2 euro with tea or coffee, every thing seems to be a lot cheaper o ...

Could this be the immigration dept?

Tongue-in-cheek, but shamelessly copied from another Cyprus-based forum. Credit to the original poster - Jacquijam
Enjoy! ...

Nationality v Ethnicity

Hi all,
Quite often on postings I see the whole issue of nationality and one that
I often find confusing generally.
My grandparents were Italian, moved to the UK and my mother was born
in the UK - s ...

You are President of ROC what would you do

If you ran for President of ROC how would you change things and bring down the national debt? I would do the following assuming I had the powers. 1. Sack all the civil servents and make them re-apply for their jobs lik ...

First Choice go All-Inclusive only

seeing as the Cypriot economy is largely based on tourism(so i understand) then surely the government should do something to protect it. there many allinclusives, and upgrades offered in Protaras and Pernera which affected ...

does any one else notice this?

spurs wrote: Keith Sheffield wrote:The most despicable part of this type of conversation is how quick some people are to bolster their prejudices by taking stories and hearsay at face value and coming to faulty conclusions ...

ECB raise interest rates as Portugal asks for bailout

But Bank of England keeps rate at 0.5%.......... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/interestrates/8434928/European-Central-Bank-raises-interest-rates-for-first-time-in-nearly-three-years-despite-Portugal-bailout ...

Bit of Fun!!! Songs with a Tree in the title.

I will start it off!! Poetree in Motion- Johnny Tillotson- 1960 :wink: ...


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