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Chocolate Digestives

O.K. How do YOU stop your choccy biccy's sticking together? If you leave them in a biscuit barrel or other such container, then in a cupboard....they melt!! Put them in the fridge....they stick together!! With the f ...



english passport

is there such a thing :? ...

Whats Happened to spurs.!!!

We have not had a post from spurs for a long time, anyone know why.!! Have had no one to wind - up. :cry: :wink: ...

Austerity, austerity, austerity - except....................

........................ "Senior MEPs have greeted the proposals by the commission for a five per cent rise in the EU budget . Under plans outlined by commission president José Manuel Barroso, the EU could increase its bu ...

Haye v Klitschko

Anyone watch the fight? Have to say it was disappointing - whilst the BBC seem to think Haye was given a boxing lesson I would disagree and think the scorecard was way out. That said it was a poor fight, more of a c ...

Today's Strikes

People are living much longer. The UK private sector, which funds all of the public sector's expenditure, has had to adjust to the fact that pensions ain't what they used to be.
Living in central London I wandered a ...

weather up date

is it hot hot hot yet or just warming up to it ...

Don't hold your breath waiting for new NHS

The man in charge of implementation resigns over lack of progress..... http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/state-squandering-money-non-existent-nhs/20110701 ...





Weddings

Getting integrated into the Cypriot way of life is fine until you end up with a weekend like this one
Saturday we have two :shock: weddings to go to and Sunday just the one :o .
Saturday we will attend both w ...

80 days

I have a problem with my back, apparantly its too far from my front.!!! ...

Have the academics got the answer to Cyprob?

"A GROUP of academics and intellectuals from across the divide have called on Turkey and the two communities in Cyprus to undertake the immediate demilitarisation of a 10km-wide area all along the buffer zone."
The r ...

Could one of you nip over to Makenzy?

And MAKE ME START PACKING MY SUITCASE! I am so excited at the thought of seeing the kids and all that but have a total mental block when it comes to putting anything in a case. Well, I have put some stuff in - all the ...

For Harry Potter fans

Trailer for the final part: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uI7Oxq6Fgk&feature=watch_response ...

More Gordon Brown

Brown's failures have often been discussed: encouraging the banks at the expense of manufacturing and the rural economy in order to benefit from the enormous flow of taxes. Vastly increasing government debt (soon to hit a tr ...

Captain Panicos a little story

Captain Panicos has to interview a Reservist this morning, Xenos Xenophontos had failed to turn up for his drill day and did not let anybody know. “March XX in calls the Captain...” The offender shuffles in and draws up a c ...



Turkey tells West it might launch offensive against Syria

Turkey tells West it might launch offensive against Syria
urkish officials have told Western countries that Turkey might launch a military operation in Syria's north to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad's regime, a ...

Ice skating

I know it's all the way in Limassol but seriously, if you get the chance, do try it. I hauled my rotund body onto the ice and although I needed a deal ( white knuckles gripping) it was great fun, daughter whizzed around me ...

Deal or no deal.

I was watching it the other day and I thought if you ever wanted to have a little snapshot of Britain, well, there it is. Ted aged 90 ( it seems the 90 year olds are in full force this week) Hoped to win so he could give ...

Likely electricity 9% rise in 2013

Unless we can get our carbon emissions under control.............. http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/9-electricity-price-rise-possible-2013-eu-bids-control-carbon-emissions/20110625#comments ...

Bellfield..................

.......................... should have been stopped sooner.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jun/24/levi-bellfield-life-without-parole
The future? An appeal under the Human Rights Act for the "right to a family ...

Things I've found animals like, that I never knew before.

My dear old British cat is half siamese or some such oddity, she adores dark chocolate ( posionous to dogs) and when in Britain if I dared try and eat some, she'd be there in a flash, waiting with eager eyes. Cats are not m ...

Price of Crude drops

Due to more barrels being released............ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13890072 Wonder if it will filter down to the consumer? ...



The Greek Financial Problem

Reading through a few financial journals it seems that there is an undercurrent of thought that unless Greece complys with the suggestions and measures to sort out it's woes, there is a fair chance of expulsion from the Euro ...

Ballet dancer at 91

Hubby brought me Mail on Sunday, fantastic article about JOhn Lowe, 91, survived a pow Japnese camp, been widowed 25 years , now he has 3 classes a week and in between he practises at home. He said.... I realised if I put m ...

Bad news for Kwackas.............

.............. and diversity of expression of course:
"Riches to rags as Guardian bleeds £33m in a year
The Guardian, propped up by a car magazine, faces going out of print after warning of a cash crisis and t ...

Mark Steyn on Free Speech..............

............. and the absurdities of the current obsession with "Human Rights". Perhaps a bit esoteric for here but - anyway - nine minutes on the Kafkaesque world that's been created in the West to protect "minority" g ...

Don't upset the politicians!!

They can be a vindictive bunch:
"An irate surgeon who interrupted a hospital visit by the Prime Minister and Nick Clegg has gone on indefinite leave, according to the NHS trust which employs him."
http://www.da ...

BA Dispute Resolved

Hopefully the final chapter of the sorry saga:
"The bitter British Airways cabin crew dispute finally came to an end today after staff accepted a peace deal to end 18 months of conflict."
http://www.telegraph.c ...

Sale of Goods Act - What's That?!!

Just over two months ago I purchased a new mobile phone, together with the usual accessories, from the CYTA shop in Paralimni. After a short while I began to have a problem recharging the phone, with the message "Charger no ...



New Developments in Digital Photography

" A company called Lytro has just launched with $50 million in funding and, unlike Color, the technology is pretty mind-blowing. It’s designing a camera that may be the next giant leap in the evolution of photography — a co ...

Swiss Tony is at it again

Ever the capitalist, eh Tony....!
Quote: Blairs charge kids to attend son's par ty
To say that Tony Blair has done well since leaving the office of Prime Minister would be a bit of an understatement.
While ...

Dog to be stoned by children!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13819764 And Israel claims to be a civilised country! ...

Come back Gordon...................

...................... all is forgiven:
"George Osborne, the Chancellor, is considering a £7 billion "raid" on middle-class pensions"
40k a year and a responsible attitude to retirement funding makes you "Middl ...

Size Isn't Everything

Congratulations to Rory Mc Ilroy for winning the US open golf. It was of course also won last year by Graham Mc Dowell, also from Northern Ireland. Not bad for a wee country of 1.5 million that could fit into Yorkshire. :D ...

Papandreou goes for the jugular

Interesting view from the previous Cypriot President, George Vassiliou:
"The 2010 cost of the (Cypriot) state payroll represents 58 per cent of total tax revenue which came to €4.373bn."
Is that a good th ...

What is this fish?

Mrs K. Was out walking this a.m. when she saw this hanging up outside the local fish shop.
Any idea what it is (apart from big and ugly)?
...





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Sobering conversation

Popped down to the local ex pats club tonight mainly because there was nothing on the telly , and got talking to a guy considerably older than me whom i have only nodded to in the passing previously. He lost his wife a co ...

truce

very boring people have been boring me and I have been boring people telling them how boring they are. They are not that significant and I'm sure they find me boring. To all your relief I have taken up chess . enjoy ...

Cost of Unpaid Bills

If you or I didn't pay our electric bill, we'd be cut off; however if you happen to be a big business owing hundreds of thousands of €s, you get away with it............... http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/reports-semi-g ...

Troodos

Hi Rob, Thanks for that info. We are going to go up on sunday. Will visit the square and then drop down through Kato Platres to Omodos for lunch. Cheers, Bob J ...

Sir Bruce

Some nice charitable comments about a very old gentlemen who can't answer back. Do we feel better about ourselves now? :mrgreen: ...

Total eclipse

In the words of Jimi Hendrix (from 'Voodoo Chile'):
Well, the night I was born
Lord I swear the moon turned a fire red
The same thing's going to happen on Wednesday night (15th) - a total lunar eclipse, w ...

Quote.

Why, anyone can give their opinion, but if they act on it other parameters come in to play. ...

ice lollies

I can't remember his name, Hugh something from Dorset, but he showed ice lollies the other day and it was this.... 100 grams icing sugar, 900 grams bananas , juice of 1 lemon, whizz in blender, freeze. 100 grams icing suga ...

Can you imagine.

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/plans-cut-spending-buses/20110616
Not the stuff about a drop in funding for the buses - there are an awful lot of taxi drivers after all - but the part about "We plan to make bus lane ...

RBL Anniversary

Ninety years of actively helping ex-servicemen is marked today, here and in London.................. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13734879 ...

Menu

Just for a laugh.....
Chris ...

just if youre in the mood

http://www.chas.org.uk/ ...

Burglary in Ayia Napa

Heard this on RIK 2 news tonight. A house in Ayia Napa was burgled. A 20-year-old from Nicosia was arrested by the occupant, a member of Famagusta CID. Obviously a criminal mastermind in the making. :roll: ...


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