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Respecting the war dead

At the closing of RAF Lyneham (part of the defence cuts) I join Victoria Moore in giving my sincere thanks to the people of Wootton Basset, for honouring our war dead on my behalf. Let us hope that the people of Oxfordsh ...



Kids! Huh!

Eldest just moved to a new place on the Wells Rd in Bath. There is a garden. I am getting emails through fast and furious with just two words in them: WHAT'S THIS? Accompanied by a photo of a flower or plant! :roll: ...

e-petition

Looks like this could be the first debated by the commons:
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/7337
"Any persons convicted of criminal acts during the current London riots should have all financial benefi ...

Helios

I was surprised to read that it was the 6th anniversary of the Helios tragedy yesterday. Such a long time ago but it seems like yesterday. I arrived at Larnaca from Heathrow on the day and remember seeing people rushing a ...

Murder!

One can't help to feel it, even though I haven't lived there for 13 years, but I did live and work there for nearly 30 years. My daughter still lives there. Scene: small village in Switzerland, near Lausanne, 3000 inhabit ...

For middle aged, Keo loving men...............

............... salvation! Well, perhaps in the winter. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/weird-news/2011/08/15/first-it-was-the-moob-tube-now-men-get-bodysculpting-pants-that-hide-beer-belly-and-love-handles-86908-23346 ...

Prediction

I'm going to predict that the UK rioting craze will disappear very quickly. I just don't think these kids have the attention span or the stamina to keep it up for long. And the ones that do are too thick not to get caught ...

Stavros Flatley to carry the Olympic Torch!

Well maybe.... http://www.facebook.com/StavrosFlatleyOlympicTorch ...





Is this "looting"............

............... or just the funny side of life?
"Scores of shoppers hit the jackpot when a Tesco cash machine began paying double the amount requested."
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1207317/Tesco-ATM ...

What Would Happen??

What would happen if all those who particpated on this forum all got together for the week-end? Would all those present be happy to wear a name tag with their user name on it? Would some of us get drunk and would the poli ...

Adversity brings out the best in many people.

Another "riots" story, there are so many but this very brave woman seems to have something which tends to be missing in modern life. Some had it and died of course though. Respect: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england- ...

The internet Troll

http://www.flayme.com/troll/ :wink: :lol: ...

Has Twitter Crashed?

Anyone having trouble logging into Twitter? ...

Dieter's Nightmare - Tastier Bacon lol!

The Dieters "nightmare" in our town is that the Ladies "oversize" clothing shop is directly next to Greggs bakers. A new blouse, or another Beef Steak Pie.....! :lol: :lol: :lol: ...

OOOh look, It happens in UK too

Just for you ''IT ONLY HAPPENS IN CYPRUS MUPPETS'' Drunk woman driver speeds down motorway for 23 miles in the WRONG direction Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2023793/Drunk-driver-Deborah-Hunt-speeds ...



Life in blighty 2011

Well its shite everywhere now but here are some base figures you might be interested in!! Monthy bills in my home rent..........2010..........£420..........2011..........£440 Fuel..........2010..........£52......... ...

I Had a problem

No its not the wife although she obviously is a big one. Something more boring. As anyone who has been at the restaurant will know, wi make our own desserts. The problem I have is, MY STRAWBERRY PAVLOVA. Getting excited : ...

electricity rates to soar by 30-50%

see this report http://www.cyprusdailynews.info/index.php/the-news/1-latest-news/1929-not-even-a-glimmer-of-hope-if-christofias-stays-on ...

You couldnt make it up.

fettler wrote:Delicatessen owner speak with smoked tongue.
Lighten up guys..come on...big smiles :D
Alex
Quite right,
Cheese!!
Geoff
P.S. I still awaiting an apology from Larry and Sue f ...

HealthandSafetygonemadCompensationCulturetcetc

Or perhaps not. It's impossible not to feel sorry for Kylie. From a healthy, very fit 18 year old to a tetraplegic all in one moment of high spirited madness. However, surely this is a victory for the old fashioned conce ...

oldest zapper

hi to start the ball rolling my remote to open car is 8years old same battry . :D ...

Who else would do it.

Step into the Presidents shoes ? ...



Greece, Uk, what's the difference?

And folks - a the end of he day- it's your pension out there. Lets put some numbers to it. Greek deficit 10.5% UK deficit 10.4% About a fag packet between the two. debt to GDP Greece - 142.8% UK - 80% http: ...

It's almost Christmas!

I know it's UK - and not sure whether Orphanides are stocking up on plastic Santas - but it appears that the likes of Selfridges and Harrods are, mostly to cater for tourist shoppers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar ...

How much?

I had to walk out of a cafe the other day, it was just so silly the prices, much to daughters anger as she was famished ( so was I) but it was just so dear, I think 7 pounds for a plain jacket potato or something like that. ...

Yeti sighting!

According to locals near Mt Olympus (Troodos Mountains) there has been a Yeti sighting, the creature ran towards a group of villagers with it's teeth bared. It then stumbled off into thick undergrowth. The villagers were sh ...

Stelios Pisis

Turned the box on tonight and was privileged to see a recording of a concert celebrating 20 years of music by the Cypriot composer Stelios Pisis - we've never (knowingly) encountered his music before. Enjoyed the concert &am ...

Norway

Should we post stuff like this here at present? On an Eastern Cyprus forum, with so much pain and suffering on the island at the moment. If it's inappropriate then please say so.
"Norway's role in Afghanistan and it ...

Dorset

I must have just missed the rain, we did got to Bath too, how funny Tang. We seem to be having unreal weather, the sky is so light and apart from 3 days when it got chilya nd rained, we're having a story book summer, neve ...



Well Done Northern Ireland Yet Again

Last years - US masters winner - This years US master's winner - This years British open winner. What do they have in common? All from the wee six counties. Its getting a bit boring. Well done Graham, Rory, and the BIG MAN ...

Rupert Murdoch's Parliamentary Appearance

I make no comment on the proceedings, except to say I found myself feeling sorry for him at times. I'm sure it's a short term, virus thing though.
Anyway, I just thought, in the context of events, that Matt was spot ...

Water Off

This should make you laugh Arrived at apartment in Peyia on thursday to be informed by a permanent resident that the mains water had been off for 3 days I said its ok as there will be enough in the tank for us However, on ...

Lottery Winners Flee

I saw this in the headlines and had to laugh. How stupid were they to go public in the first place, surely they must have known something like this would happen!
The couple who bagged the EuroMillions jackpot have g ...

Not the daily photo thread

Thought some of you might like some new scenery so i'm putting these on. Our daughter brought them back from Bhutan along with her husband and our grandson Brendan.
Hope you like
Phil & Shirley
Loads mo ...

Euromillions

pantheman wrote: alanmorton99 wrote:I used to play through a standing order with the bank. Any winnings were paid direct to my bank account. So, if you have a UK bank account, give it a go. If you win millions it will go st ...

Fast and loose BBC 2

Just a little smile needed so I found this, maybe some of you have already seen it but it's quite funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkzsoJf-UsA&feature=relmfu And another... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5 ...





Directions....

Got this on Facebook today.
Quote:‎1: Open Google Maps (directions)
2: Type China as your starting point
3: Type Taiwan as your destination.
4: Read step 48
Trust me, it's funny... :lol: ...

Gordon - the victim

"The Sunday Times is alleged to have targeted the personal information of the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
"Documents and a phone recording suggest "blagging" was used to obtain private financial and property d ...

Close them down

If this story turns out to be true, how can a fine or slapped wrists be adequate: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jul/04/milly-dowler-voicemail-hacked-news-of-world Deleting messages from her phone and giving the imp ...

Smoking in bars.

Anyone read this today? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1327226/Smoking-ban-u-turn-Holland-ALLOWS-lighting-2000-bars-pubs.html ...

Spectacular video

This video appeared on after winning the first prize at an astronomy/music festival in the Canary Islands.
Its a collection of photographs of the night sky/ocean from South Australia, taken with a digital SLR camera. ...

What is the role of the President of Cyprus?

From what I can make out he's in charge of hand shaking, photo shoots and talking bullsh-t.... :lol: ...

A very wet Bath!

It is absolutely persisting down here in Bath. Thunderous accompaniment too. Weather was kind for the Graduation bash in Reading yesterday. Broke a toe the night before I flew - popped into the docs here to ask whethe ...

Thekla market theft

From todays CYMAIL... A 58-YEAR-OLD woman stole €15,000 in clothing from her employer’s shop in Paralimni over the past three years, the Famagusta District Court was told yesterday. The woman and her husband, 54, were ...

Minister yielding to Cabbie demands....

Astonishingly, our night-buses could disappear and weekend fares double.... http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/cabbies-pushing-further-concessions-over-buses/20110702 ...

Water purity alert

Do we know what we're drinking.......................? http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/water-suppliers-under-scrutiny/20110710 ...

Dust storm

And we thought we had problems... Check this out! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/06/arizona-dust-storm-2011-video-_n_891261.html#s303878 ...

N O W

Sundays edition of The News of The World will be the last. So there is a God, now if everyone refuses to buy The Sun for a week maybe we can reduce this empire Sagalout ...

Clamp Down on Bird Trapping?

"CYPRUS yesterday pledged to minimise illegal bird trapping that sees millions of birds killed and offered as expensive delicacies collectively known as ambelopoulia.
Speaking at a European conference on illegal killi ...

Wi-fi on the buses

Being introduced on one route, and may be extended if popular........... http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/free-wi-fi-buses/20110706 ...


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