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Book review, The Sunrise ...

This may be of interest, I haven't yet read it and.it's a fictional story. It's set in the ghost city of Famagusta and revolves around the Sunrise Hotel.. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/v ...



Rendezvous with Rama

"Rosetta: Date fixed for historic comet landing attempt"
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29380448
. ...

Winter fuel allowance

Quote:Number of expat pensioners claiming winter fuel payment hits record high
......The DWP figures show that more than £8million was sent to British pensioners in Spain, £5million to pensioners in France, while £1.4 ...

'Men only streets in London'

Unbelievable .......... but not Muslims this time ....... :wink:
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another gem mrs bill has brought from the village

mrs bill and I don't normally have inter cultural communication problems mainly cuz we find it easier not to communicate - but theres times wen I see her walking round the house swearing at anything and everything that I gue ...

Cafe/bar at Governors Beach

I am running a wine trip to the Troodos this Friday and we always have ' pit stop en route for tea/coffee beer etc. does anyone know anywhere at Governors Beach might fit the Bill? Needs to be open around 10.30am. Billy ...

Is this the Union Flag of the future?

There's a Rob Roy type of guy, fervently in the "Yes" camp, watching Salmond on TV and hanging on to his every word! His wife keeps walking in front of the screen, and he is shouting at her to get out of the way! Event ...

Kalimari in a new light

(And octopus and cuttlefish)
An oldie, but goodie, ...





Centre of the new UK.

Just to put the icing on the Scots leaving cake, it seems that my UK base will be the centre of the UK. Love it! http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-29206920 ...

The mysterious tale of the temple of Aphrodite

Once upon a time. Quite some time ago they began to erect a building on the outskirts of Palodia. North of Limassol, between the GCNG camp and the Troodos road. At first the scuttlebutt lent towards the idea that it wa ...

a short vid of times gone by

click on link if u enjoy a bit of uk history lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxKut4lV3Bo Bill ...

uk on the never ,,never

spanner wrote: bubblechris wrote:Or simply put they can squeeze little Cyprus as much as they want because they have our Government in their pockets and take over the gas fields as repayment for the ever increasing debt cre ...

another hair cut comming ?????????????

mrs bill being Cypriot is always having strange --"someone told me that ---" moments . some I find amusing and others warrant a session of head banging against the nearest fig tree . the latest "I've been told story" is ...

Weather

Well, we are flying out to Cyprus via Chania tomorrow. Thunderstorms forecast for the 2 days we are in Chania and ditto in the Thursday when we arrive in Cyprus. I must have upset someone upstairs :( Still, Lambros and ...

Panic Stations !!!!!!

The British government have just realised there is a referendum due in Scotland and they are jumping like cats on a hot tin roof. All off over the border tomorrow , missing Prime Minister's question time indeed. Asking big ...



HaHa, the chocolate teapot challenge :-)

You might say it's just more people wasting time and money on irrelevancies, but I found it a bit of welcome light relief. So a chocolate teapot functions for at least 2 minutes :-) I can think of people who aren't ...

syria -- those helping government fight the terrorists

I was surprised wen I read how many countries are helping the Syrian government fight in fact was shocked - they must have a very different view of the problem than others bill -- a little confused ...

At last, a solution to the Vladimir Putin problem :-)

It seems one Ukrainian chocolatier in the city of Lviv (formerly Poland's Lwów) has come up with the ultimate way to deal with Vladimir Putin. The shop sells chocolate 'Putins' in the same vogue as chocolate Santas and E ...

How Palestinians view ISIS

Quote:Meanwhile, Palestinian satire TV show Watan ala Watar produced a segment in June mocking the Islamic State fighters as ridiculous hypocrites. The clip also takes aim at the group’s regional politics, suggesting they ar ...

Exploding volcano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUREX8aFbMs ...

Could I, couldn't I ....?

I like extreme challenges. But I'm still thinking about whether I could really really really live 24/7, 365 days a year, in this fantastic but as yet un-built house :-) : http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor ...

Wanted Urgently: 12volt cooler box

I need a NEW (with receipt) 12v cooler box, it needs to be big enough to take 12x 500ml water bottles but no more as it must fit between the front seats of a 2012 Mercedes Viano.
If anybody knows of a place that's s ...



death of the powerful vacuum cleaners

there'll still be old stock for a while, but no new manufacture or import allowed. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28878432 buy them now or learn to be energy friendly tho' maybe not dust free :-O . don't know how forum b ...

What you listening to today?

Heard this recently, dowloaded it this morning. It's haunting I think.. A Radiohead cover ' Creep' by Scala and the Kolancny brothers....( Belgian ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdJFePxeF-M&feature=youtube_gdat ...

Voyager: thank you and goodbye!

"Voyager leaves solar system 36 years after launch
Nasa's Voyager-1 spacecraft has become the first man-made object to leave the solar system, scientists confirm."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/sp ...

They're changing guards at Buckingham Palace

let's hope this catches on.
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A child with wisdom beyond his years

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New long-term ceasefire in Gaza announced.

Israel to allow aid & building materials in Gaza; border between Egypt & Israel with Gaza re-opened. Extension of the fishing limit off Gaza.
Further indirect talks in 1 month's time regarding re-construction o ...

a kids ideal dad lol

devil wrote:Brat!
me or the kid in the video ????????????????? ...



Solar power

As many of you know, I have been a proponent of concentrated solar power (CSP), rather than photovoltaics for quite a long time. By chance, I came across today a July 2010 document published by the Cyprus Institute entitled ...

You have had an accident

I am having a problem (in the UK) where I keep being called to tell me that according to their database I have had an car accident recently and could they......... I hang up at this point. I have not had any accidents at all ...

Well done to Tiny Acorns!

Just wanted to say what a great achievement from Sam (Tiny Acorns ) with her successful Children's Activity day which was held at the Masonic Lodge (Bakers Arms) today. It's not often you get something for nothing the ...

Trust a capitalist?................not on your nelly

http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/08/27/imfs-lagarde-put-under-investigation-in-french-fraud-case/ Do any of them ever tell the truth or pay for their sins? ...

RAF Akrotiri

A sudden burst of action about 2300 hrs! Several very loud take-offs in the space of a minute or so. Syria? Iraq? Islamic State? :-k Anyone else hear it? ...

Girl 9 kills gun instructor......

That title should never need to be written BUT it's okay apparently in the USA for nine year olds to be taught how to shoot Uzi's :roll: :shock: I really really don't know what to say....... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/wo ...

lg washing machines

My hubby gave up a long time ago, for some reason when asked his opinion it was never the one I had chosen! :D ...





Protaras - Pernera Boardwalk

Hi all, Just walking down the boardwalk the other night after a nice meal in Protaras and thought what a big difference it had made to the area. It has been a few years since it was built but has developed nicely and i ...

Osborne readies £400m tax raid on expats

Osborne readies £400m tax raid on expats
Chancellor poised to push ahead with plans to tax expats renting out UK homes If you're an expat who rents out a property in the UK, be prepared for a rude tax shock from the c ...

Have the EU bureaucrats got it wrong again?

I read in the papers that they now want to limit our choice again with the excuse of saving energy. It seems they want to forbid the sale of vacuum cleaner with high consumption, I believe over 2000 W. (so I suppose the next ...

Crete

After seeing Billy's post about Santorini I thought I would ask for any feedback on Crete, particularly Chania. We are staying there on our way to/from Cyprus in September/October. Flying from Bristol with Ryanair via Cha ...

A lesson for Cyprus?

Quote:For while other countries have struck oil and then binged on the revenues, by contrast Norway is continuing to invest its oil and gas money in a giant sovereign wealth fund.
The fund, worth about $800bn (£483bn), ...

Feeling hungry?

Looks good (BBC webpage)
...

JOURNALIST BEHEADING

UK security services say terrorist shown with James Foley before he was beheaded, speaks with a British (London) accent and is thought to be British even though he was hooded in the video and is probably one of a group of B ...

Santorini-it's a disaster

Writing this from the top of the hill in Santorini. Views are lovely but do not make up for the s--t reception you get when you land off your cruise ship. Several thousand queuing up for the cable car. No one to organise the ...

two diffs

Hi is two diffs still about anyone know :?: ...

Danny Kaye, Nana Miskouri and Harry Belfonté. 1966

Well said, Kevin. I was trying to think how to comment on that aspect, but your comment is straight to the point and cannot be improved upon. Makes you wonder why some people bother, doesn't it? Cheers Alex ...

Expats may pay tax on the rental from their UK home...

Tax residency rules are extremely complicated, and decided by a special unit in the UK. I can't see G.O even attempting at doing what has been said -it would have to apply all over Europe for one thing. What G.O. needs to ...

Can you dance

These two can a bit! http://videos2view.net/Hope-Cagney.htm ...

Rockhopper

I work on the rigs just off hull, we have a ship putting rocks on the pipe line, I just noticed the name of it and where it is from it is called rockhopper and from limassol, it is a bit out of its way lol. ...

scottie just for you

hi scottie i promised you if i found a decent article i would post just for you well in todays daily mail on city and finance page an article by vicky price is very interesting let me no what you think keep smiling p ...


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