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Alice in Wongaland

Watch this clip from minute 17;07 and you'll meet Anne Pettifer, anyone's mum, gran, financial advisor and she's saying this we are living beyond our means, importing relying on borrowing and I reckon she can see that the ...



A Very Disturbing Statistic!!

I recently heard that 20% of all women are currently receiving treatment for a mental disorder, and find that statistic very worrying!
Just think, that means 80% of them are running around untreated! :shock:
Ve ...

assess your income v your outgoings

Well said ProVox. Scottie, I presume when you bought your property the lawyer didn't say in Greek or English that "it's just like buying in the UK". At what point did Cyprus change from issuing deeds on completion t ...

Cyprus Pensions

Does anyone know who has been a cypriot pensioner for a while, do we get an increase like the UK pension. ...

Some new ones !

The first pic is again in pastel and I attempted to copy from a photo for a friends mum, however, it was a thumbs down by them..but all good practise for me !!! I have also become a little more adventurous and have had a go ...

Bradley Manning - 35 years

essence wrote:The transgender traitor...has a nice ring dont you think?? The shemale is obviously deranged...fancy calling yourself...Chelsea... :lol:
He/she obviously does. Nice name so where's the harm? When you lo ...

Perhaps a little light relief..............

.....................to warm the cockles of your heart:
"Bank Holiday getaway: warning as motorists face 'worst traffic of the year' amid heavy downpours
Motorists face the worst traffic of the year this Bank ...

Patriarchy at its worst?

Google nixes another revealing app..................... http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/08/23/boyfriend-tracker-app-deleted-from-google-play/ bring back honesty and matriarchal socities! :wink: ...





ECHR - Human Rights and freeing killers

Following a ruling by The European Court of Human Rights ‘lifers’ deemed to be too dangerous to ever be let out of jail (by UK courts) are now seeking their freedom:
"Murderer lodges first 'whole life' appeal in wake ...

Name That Tune 2

I put up a few lines from a song that I think will stump just about everybody.
If you recognise the song, post the name and the name of the individual/group that recorded it (if a song has been recorded by more than on ...

Alice Waters......... the way forward

she truly has the path clear ahead of her and is non political http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hU2w0a0HQ ...

New beach.

Hi has any one got any photo's of this !! ...

Holiday in northern Cyprus today

It is a holiday in the north today so just to let you know if you are thinking of going shopping. We found out too late! ...

LNG: Cyprus pipped on the post.

Sorry for the errors: you are quite right that I confused LNG and LPG abbreviations. OTOH, LNG tanks must be made of a special alloy. I shudder to think of the boil-off in temperatures like yesterday, despite the evacuate ...

Litter and rubbish breeding policy?

It has come to my attention that the mass of litter in Kapparis and the surrounding area can only be caused by the sexual reproduction of plastic bags , empty bottles, garden waste, cigarette butts. The only explanation I ca ...



The Gibraltar fiasco.

Just had a phone call from an old work colleague of mine who retired to Gibraltar. They are all sick and tired of the antics of the Spanish government. I suggested that maybe the best way forward would be to just close t ...

name that tune (closed)

Got me beat. If no reply by tomorrow a.m. I'll cheat. :( ...

Possible deal on Famagusta (Varosha)??

It has been widely reported that a deal is on the cards whereby the Greek side agrees to the reopening of Famagusta Port (the deepest natural port on the Island) to International Traffic, in exchange or the return of Varosha ...

Spoof emails

..... I've had a few recently (to my main email address) and all have been quite convincing. Today's - "HSBC Payment Advice" with an attachment which was removed by AVG under:
Viruses found in the attached files

Just got back from Nitra

As Nitra is not very well known we knew we would avoid the tourism terror. We were so delighted we want to share the info. It is a beautiful, ancient university city in Slovakia, pop. 90,000. We had an old, family-type hotel ...

Merchant Navy

Not sure there are any ex Merchant Navy guys here but on September 8th at our memorial up on Trinity Gardens Tower Hill London at 12:00 there is a commemorative service for all those Merchant Seamen that died in 2 world Wars ...

Beeky chastards

Mrs K has suggested that we go away for Xmas and started trawling the t'internet for suitable accomodation.
A couple of years ago we went to Malta & Gozo so she took a look at what was for offer over the festive se ...



Another amazing TED talk

Another amazing TED talk, unfortunately a bit too much talking in the first half (IMHO), but well work watching.
...

The Greatest Cricketing Sledges

The Greatest Cricketing Sledges Fred Trueman to an unknown Australian batsman 1962 As the Australian batsman walks down the steps towards the field he reaches the gate, opens it, and is just about to close it when Fred T ...

every picture tells a story

There will be very few words on this and following posts, just to say that every photo has happy memories of Cyprus for us and the reasons we can't wait for the day we move out there to retire.
Hopefully the photos wi ...

'It's not just Corrie, It's our Lives'

Debt Collector............... where real people help each other out...................... and it helps to be fit and healthy........................... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/debt-collector/ ...

A good news story

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Going to the north today (28th July)?

It is elections day over in the occupied part of Cyprus today (Sunday). Polling booths close at 6.00 pm but election rules go on until 7.00 pm. One rule is that it is illegal to sell or consume alcohol. Cheers, Geoff ...

Very scary

Watch this with the sound turned on. Health warning. Not for those with a weak constitution. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E8BlcNAC6s ...



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New Royal Baby

scottie wrote: Bigade wrote: Mr Tibbs wrote:If they called him Elvis, one day he really would be "The King".
hahaha ....... :lol:
If they called him Julian he could turn out to be a queen!!
:lol: :lol: ...

Long Lost Family

A relative, who I haven't seen for over 30 years, is in Paphos on holiday and, with his family, travelling across to see us on Sunday. I am very much looking forward to our 'reunion' but my question is, to any wise people ...

Back in Blighty

Got back in early hours of Monday morning to a cool misty Newcastle upon Tyne.Monday was bright but very comfortable temperature wise - just over 20C.Thunder and lightning last night and RAIN.Nice to see the grandbairns and ...

Now if this could happen every day

... For the rest of this scumbag's life, I for one would be very happy... As long as it's a short life.
Quote: Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo was forcefully pushed against a window by prison officers, kno ...

To all dog lovers

I saw this and it brought a smile to my face. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC5DXGIC8s8#at=73 Wish the wife would show me this much affection :lol: :lol: :lol: ...

Dog training at its best?

Now why won’t my dog respond like that?
...





R.I.P Mel Smith You Will Be Sadly Missed!

Just a quick glimpse of this guys amazing talent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHnBppccI0o&feature=youtube_gdata_player ...

Listening to test match cricket

Hi, I am posting this on behalf of a friend. He wants to listen to the cricket that starts on Thursday via a normal radio, is this possible here, if it is, what frequency is it please? Failing that can he listen on li ...

Malala Yousafzai speech at the UN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5X70VyjU0g <<<Watch<<<
It's amazing how one, albeit incredible, speech by a 16 year old girl who they tried to kill can make the Taliban squirm....
Quote:A se ...

UK heatwave!

Yes that's a true statement !
Can you believe it? OH bought our Cyprus BBQ back to the UK with us ( knowing they cannot be beaten ) and I laughed as I saw him struggling with the weight of it, but I take it all back, w ...

Benefit Fraud

If you hear of people bragging about how they get this or that benefit in the UK and need to return next week to sign on again then why not do everyone a favour and pass as many of their details onto the UK Dept concerned. I ...

Yianis Varoufakis' latest take on Greek posit

courtesy of presstv.com. listen if you will http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMOx_xhjynk then think about the ramifications here ...

Snouts further in Trough

MPs face angry backlash as watchdog offers them 11% pay rise despite calls from party leaders for restraint Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2359912/MPs-face-angry-backlash-watchdog-offers-11-pay-rise- ...

Coming to a town near you.

nvasion of the pickpockets: Disturbing pictures show Eastern European gangs brazenly targeting victims in broad daylight on Paris streets (and they could be heading for the UK) Disturbing pictures show Romanian and Bulgaria ...

Great start to the day...

NOT. Opened the blinds and looked out the window to see that during the night somebody took a dive from the top of the apartment block opposite us. Bloody mess is an understatement. Don't think the wife will be having ...

What the ......

http://news.sky.com/story/1117356/drunken-cop-pulls-gun-on-garage-attendant ...

Buying stuff in car parks

PatCon wrote:I am not evil enough to do this, but you could try "buying" everything, writing out a cheque for him and then immediately stop the cheque at your bank :twisted:
Would he take a cheque, shops in Cyprus do ...

Russians Spending

Just spent an enjoyable day at a large 5* Hotel on the Dhekelia Strip, I had a chat with the manager, over a drink he happens to be a friend of the people we were with... so I took the opportunity to ask him how he found th ...

Ashton Agar

Congratulations (and commiserations) to 19-year-old Ashton Agar for his score of 98 in his first test (and only 11th first class match :shock: ), beating the record for a number 11 batsman in test cricket, taking the Aussies ...

Should the UK quit the E.U.

As spurs requested, :wink: remember the UK is not in the Eurozone, but is a member of the E.U. ...


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