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IPT - have you had a bill?

I know of several Cypriot neighbours who have received an IPT bill for 2013, but many have not yet received one. I have yet to come across a UK retiree who has received one, but several have gone in to pay this tax anyway t ...



The stuff of nightmares.

I've always hated these machines and been appalled by how a lot of parents let their young ones faff around, uncontrolled at the edge of the belt. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24166033 ...

Drink drive/fly

http://www.channel4.com/news/pilot-drunk-bradford-airport-pakistan Scary. ...

Google Scam!

Just had an e-mail from the CEO of Google UK, to say that I have been selected to win a prize, didn't bother clicking on to the attachment. ...

Ever had one of those days!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/businessman-smashes-up-his-100000-bmw-with-an-axe-as-a-protest-against-poor-customer-service-8822576.html ...

Costa Concordia

The up-righting of the Costa Concordia is being transmitted live here.... http://live.reuters.com/Event/Raising_the_Costa_Concordia Trev.. ...

Has Pres Nicos done anything ?

From what i can see the only things that have happened since March have been dictated by the bailout. No far reaching reforms of the (un)civil service and the banks still bumble along grossly overstaffed. Oh and they are ke ...

Awards

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ...





Remind Your Grandchildren What Akel Did 2008 to 2013

Never forget around 43% of the Cypriot population voted Akel in the second round of voting in 2013. Absolutely astounding. Steve can you make this thread into a historic sticky for our grand children. ...

Perhaps one for Devil?

It's about 37C here presently, with humidity indicating (on my Lidl's special, digital weather station) 50%, although, judging by the fact I am having to carry a flannel around in order to see, I suspect that's under-reading ...

Brilliant

http://youtu.be/o3U4kxuBfIo ...

Today's Short Reading from The Bible.

From Genesis. " And God promised Men that Good and Obedient Wives would be found in all Corners of the Earth". Then he made the Earth Round. :roll: ...

9/11 Remembered

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=9/11+remembered&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=aWwwUqOcFoOqhAfk1oDoCg&ved=0CEwQsAQ&biw=1600&bih=856 ...

"Conversation" with HBOS

Attempting to Set A New Password:
Website: Sorry, your password has expired - you must register a new one.
User: Did anyone discover that password and hack my computer?
Website: No, but your password has ex ...

Madonna...................move over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuuBLwNauyI ...



Well Said.

http://youtu.be/sorpTOyJXf8 ...

Friends

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwndLOKQTDs ...

Tangutica

Havn't heard from Tangutica for a while on the Forum, does anyone no why? hope everything is OK with her. ...

Patriotism?

I'm of British origin but don't consider myself patriotic. I've not lived in the UK since 1963. Nevertheless, I watched the Last Night of the Proms yesterday evening, because I like the music. As usual Nigel Kennedy was h ...

FRENCH WARSHIP IN LARNACA BAY

Well this is REALLY f*****g interesting, opened my patio door this morning and we have a French MISSLE CARRYING warship parked in Larnaca bay and Syria is only 220 kilometres (edited) straight across the water.
Is it ...

Perhaps something worth bearing in mind


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Calls for Cyprus Attorney-General to resign

I cannot understand how this can still be tolerated by people? Son in caught drink driving then father lets him off as he is the Attorney General. Surely Drink driving, driving with no road Tax and so insurance is not ...



Syria....................... in a nutshell

For those who find the current situation regarding Syria perplexing, here is a simple visual guide:
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The Public Sector is Not Working

bubblechris wrote:As humorous as ever, not.
If you were a Government employee working outside would you want to start work at 8am or 7am?
Can't you see that their are reasons, sensible reasons, for wanting some ...

Attorney General resigns

The attorney general has resigned. I don't think he will be missed. Costas Clerides will be the replacement. ...

PADI exam

I was taking my PADI Diving exam at Happy Divers and Costos asked why Divers always fell backwards into the water, and he failed me with my answer. All I said was " If you fell forward you would still be in the boat." Can't ...

David Jacobs

It had to happen - he is no longer with us. MLW and I have greatly enjoyed his radio programmes for years. Moderators - please do not move this to "In Our Thoughts", as I do not consider it appropriate. Thank you A ...

Expats may lose winter fuel allowance

There are a number of articles relating to this today and yesterday plus a bit in the news... http://www.express.co.uk/news/retirement/410376/Winter-fuel-benefit-at-risk-for-more-than-100-000-expat-pensioners http://ww ...

Odd noise?

Do my ears deceive me or do I hear the rumble of fighter jets most of the afternoon? It's a faint distant noise, not the usual aircraft noise. Anyone else hear it? ...



missiles

Oh Dear Russia reporting missiles fired in the Med towards Syria no explosions reported.I hope this is not the start of something. ...

Rat

We have just come to the end of one of the more exciting periods of our retirement in Cyprus. We have detected, revealed, and terminated a rat in our home. As we live in a top floor apartment, we would like the person resp ...

Recession !! what Recession.

Just come back home after spending 3 weeks touring round the British Isles, before going on to Germany. On our tour round Britain we were based in Wickford and went as far East as Stanford-le Hope and as far South as ...

Will Europe produce Israeli-Palestinian peace?

ProVox wrote:
My guess is that give it a few weeks and the Israeli’s will pressure the US into making sure, through AIPAC and the pro-Israeli lobby in Congress, that the EU Directive is watered down until it becomes i ...

What little things irritate you?

mouse wrote:Like/ Dislike Buttons.
People who use them :) ...

Strange but true

Quote:Computer Science Corporation (CSC) workers heading for the chopping block in Britain have been asked to train their replacements in India and the Czech Republic.

:shock: ...

Everything material can be replaced, a person not...........

ticker tape news from a farmer's co-operative in Kansas, where an experienced man who was an elevator operator in a mill, much like the one on the outskirts of Frenaros, enters into a situation where pressure added to his la ...





Is this true?

Quote:Heatwave death toll: Up to 760 killed and total may double as temperatures above 30C set to continue
The heatwave has been responsible for as many as 760 deaths, according to official calculations, as the UK ent ...

africa - a glimpse into my past.....................

In order to understand me and my posts, perhaps this little snippet of Zambian life, enivornment and the 'dare you' attitude may help or in some way explain me and mine.............. without wishing to seem 'boring' ...

Sick leave and ssp

Hi can anyone tell me over here who pays ssp the employer or Socal and I guess the Socal pays the sick leave but how long roughly does it take to come through if you have a sick note from the hospital Thanks Just wonderin ...

THE CONTINENT WHERE I WAS BORN

welcome to Africa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APWjFMf4Hq4 you go figure. ...

what we never hear about, France?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyeW6TKhTNM a little bit of variety here on this forum? ...

warplanes over Cyprus

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/26/syria-warplanes-cyprus-tensions-damascus :shock: http://www.dw.de/cyprus-an-involuntary-cog-in-the-syrian-conflict/a-17049752 ...

The Russians Are Coming (But The Brits Will Not be Back)

I,m sure some of you will remember my posting of last year under the heading' The Russians are coming'. There was of course the usual diatribe from the usual suspects accusing me of being this that and the other. Unfortunat ...

Departures - the old ones are the best

5 years later, still fantastic to make new discoveries and the soundtracks, people and lives changing, what a way to go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ro6o6okPFw sitting comfortably? I am! :wink: ...

do we kiss tourism goodbye this season?

Military aircraft have landed at Akrotiri, as says the MOD, to defend against any Syrian action that may be taken. would you visit under these circumstances? ...

I enjoyed this and thought I'd share it with you

http://www.insanee.com/update/lol/this-is-why-you-send-in-a-scout-before-you-rob-the-place ...

Brits caught out by unusual laws and customs

The British Gov. warns people travelling abroad:

Brits caught out by unusual laws and customs
Playing bingo, snacking while sitting on a monument or feeding pigeons may seem innocent enough to many Brit ...

Greece, Cyprus and how the EU saved the €.

An interesting article in today's DM. The usual hype? You decide.
" The secret plane stuffed full of cash that saved the euro : When Greece burned and its banks melted, the EU talked tough and threatened to cut it l ...

Gibraltar issues? Spain's "White Elephants, what next?.

Where exactly do our EU taxes go? If things seem down on the economy here, there are far bigger issues in Spain. The Gibraltar stance might just be Spanish "smoke and mirrors", and not just because of the present government ...

The Crazy Spanish will want to put a tax on the Sun next.

I don't suppose this proposed Spanish "Suntax" will catch on in Cyprus or (the UK) just yet!!, but would appreciate if Forum members would sign this petition:
Spanish Tax on alternative energy systems.
Spain cha ...


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