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Posted By: Steve - SJD

Hi, Ok I know we like to moan about the weather from time to time so here's my moan - it's been wet and very windy here since Thursday of last week and it's doing my head in :shock: As I write this in my office the wind is howling around the door - the rain is coming down sideways and the heating is on. The wind has just been constantly battering us - though I think we have bought in a windy spot :cry: :cold: Anyone in Cyprus want to swap.... don't all rush at once :lol: Cheers Steve



Posted By: Hogarth55

Hi Steve, Nothing like a good moan :x mind you, theres something very comforting about sitting in front of a fire, when will we do that in Cyprus? It's dark here now, but I'm sitting in my office with gas central heating, all cosy, with just my PC for company, listening to a Rod Stewart CD, not a bad life I suppose, but I'm still off to Cyprus :D :D :D How about you? will you be making the move soon?

Posted By: Kathyoke

Awww :( I saw on the news that London has had a tornado! The poor reporter was getting battered by the wind and that sideways rain :? Its nice and sunny here during the day, and cool in the evening.

Posted By: dusky_dawn

What's rain??? :lol: :lol: Diane

Posted By: beersmaggie

Hi Pam, your remark "when will we sit in front of a fire in Cyprus", well me dear let me tell you I do it every night, there is nothing like a good log fire, a large brandy and my dear dog snoring her head off so I have to turn the volume up.....lol....See you soon I hope and a hug for my 'wee' man........Maggie Larnaca

Posted By: Steve - SJD

  • Hogarth55 wrote:
    How about you? will you be making the move soon?

Possibly :wink: Seriously though I would like to give it a try for a year
and am working towards doing that - organising it is going slowly at the
moment though :(
Schooling is one of the biggest issues and would like to be as sure as
I can be before taking the next step.
Back to the weather - even though I complained i'm thankful that the
wind isn't as bad as the Tornado in London :? Still blowing a gale
here though...
Cheers
Steve

Posted By: campbell

Hi everyone, Weather in the North East has been mixed.Really chucked it down yesterday afternoon but me and two old work buddies were having our annual 'afternoon on the hoy' and didn't really give a s**t. Today was chilly but sunny - you still had to be well wrapped up though. Roll on January 17th. Cheers, Campbell.

Posted By: bromerzz

Are you still wearing your wee willy warmer the force issued you with?





Posted By: campbell

Bromerzz, Can't wear that either,it tickles!! Campbell.

Posted By: campbell

Hi Bromerzz, Naw,I've grown out of that one!!! Cheers, Campbell.

Posted By: bromerzz

Maybe you should wear your Black Gaberdine, they protect you at all times so they used to say.

Posted By: paterson

Steve - SJD You said that schooling is one of your biggest issues .... How old are your children? PS do you work nights? You do an awful lot of posts at ungodly hours! Sue

Posted By: Steve - SJD

  • paterson wrote:
    Steve - SJD
    You said that schooling is one of your biggest issues .... How old are your children?

Hi Sue,
Two girls aged 6 and 4 - I understand school doesn't start until you
are six. She would be going to school in September in the UK but
would have to wait another year in Cyprus - she really wants (and is ready) for school.
  • paterson wrote:

    PS do you work nights? You do an awful lot of posts at ungodly hours!

lol :lol: I work at all times as I don't sleep much really - which is
probably why i'm not 6 ft tall - no growing time :D
Cheers
Steve

Posted By: May Wallace

Just woken up and had to look twice out of the window. :shock: Thought it had snowed here - Lanarkshire Scotland - the place is white but only bad frost. First this bad but usually means we have some sunshine later and at least it will be dry - going Xmas shopping today It looks lovely but really cold :freeze: May

Posted By: Road Warrior

We had friends come and stay with us from North Wales, they came up one New Year, on hogmanay morning our friend thought it had been snowing.......nope, only frost........gets really cold in Lanarkshire, much warmer here.



Posted By: JimPernera

Hi, I wish you guys would talk in a language we understand. What is this frost and snow? Its cold here, only 20C in the wind today. Brrrr!!

Posted By: campbell

Hi everyone, I have a similar report as May.Must have been minus 2 or 3 in Newcastle last night.Beautiful morning now though but still bloody cold.!! Cheers, Campbell.

Posted By: May Wallace

Well frost is slowly melting the sun is out but its a cold one. Road Warrior you seem to know the Lanarkshire weather are you originally from the area? Away to wrap up warm and spend some money :cold: but very :D May PS Jim its Scottish lingo which is usually foreign to everybody :wink:

Posted By: JimPernera

Thanks May, my father was Scottish and I used to play the pipes. I also went Youth Hostelling up there (west coast) when I was younger but I have forgotten it all now. Sorry for my dry (oh dear there I go again!) sense of humour but sometimes I cannot resist it. I do REALLY feel sorry for you all in the bad weather.

Posted By: Road Warrior

Yes indeed May, lived for a long time in East Kilbride, very high and very cold, then moved to Hamilton for a year then on to Blackwood, near Lanark, even higher than E.K. and much colder !!!! Weather here though is beautiful, specially now we can enjoy the quiet roads and beaches at this time of year. :)

Posted By: Steve - SJD

Hi all, Happy to report that at the moment - it is sunny but cold and no wind - which makes a nice change :D You know all those in Cyprus in the nice sunshine are just missing the ever changeable & cold weather here - not :lol: Cheers Steve

Posted By: JimPernera

Aaaaah! No sunshine here at the moment Steve. Probably in the morning!!



Posted By: suedmal

Back to Leeds on 20th December then off to Spain on 31st December to stay 2 weeks with my mate. Then back to UK until 24th January then back home in Cyprus. :D As I am used to skirts and tops during the day and a cardy at night are you lot really telling me that I have to bring loads of warm clothes or are you really kidding me or will I need to go shopping (again) when back in UK. :oops: Sorry only joking to all you in the UK but we have been promised storms for this week-end and I was reading in the the Cyprus weekly today that in the New Year we can expect water cuts.... ahh ahh....due to having not enough rain in November :cry: :cry: Just thought I would tell you that Santa came to Orpahnides(sic) today and it was the busiest I have seen it since Carrefour opened, hardly a car parking space to be had. By the way have a peaceful Xmas and Happy to New Year to you all. Yes I know it is on the incorrect link Steve but just this once, forgive me . Sue

Posted By: May Wallace

Hi Sue, Not joking - yesterday was :freeze: but dry and lots of sun. Today is wet and windy - yet again , so whatever time your coming youll need to be prepared to have a coat (preferably with hood as you couldnt hold a brolly in the wind) and definately no skirts. lol Hope you have a nice Xmas and an even warmer New Year. PS You could check your baggage allowance going hme ditch the warm clothes and fill case with rain water we have had enough here to save a Third world country from drought :lol: Hi Jim, Holidayed with my kids on West coast for many years in caravans owned by my mum and mother-in-law, great hols. (Stranraer to Girvan ) Eaten by midges, fished in streams for anything that moved even fell in a couple of times lol. the sun even shone sometimes and walked 1 mile to go to the beach but good times. Hi Road Warrior, Know them all well. Wer're from Airdrie - used to be a nice place but not so now. My daughter got married this year and the florist was on one of the farms in Blackwood. Had to do that journey a couple of times - thank goodness it was in daylight and decent weather. :) May :wink:

Posted By: marion

Hi folks... scraped the ice off the car in Brum yesterday morning and now in t-shirt looking at bright blue sky and warm sunshine in Kapparis :twisted: I'd forgotten the persistent gentle breeze... Place has changed since our last visit in March. Off to explore... Nice to see some christmassy stuff around. Marion

Posted By: Byker

  • Steve - SJD wrote:
    • paterson wrote:
      Steve - SJD
      You said that schooling is one of your biggest issues .... How old are your children?

    Hi Sue,
    Two girls aged 6 and 4 - I understand school doesn't start until you
    are six. She would be going to school in September in the UK but
    would have to wait another year in Cyprus - she really wants (and is ready) for school.
    .......
    Cheers
    Steve

Steve, although you'll have to pay a nominal sum, they can both start the government pre-school straight away.
Your children are at the perfect age to try Cyprus, they'll be speaking Greek within a year (or less) and if you don't like it they can move back without losing too much time.
BTW; The temp in Nicosia was down to 4.5C on Thursday night :shock:

Posted By: Steve - SJD

Paul, Thanks for that! I think in an Ideal world I would like to split my time between the UK and Cyprus - but with children that is near on impossible to do. I would like to give it a try - nothing ventured and all that. BTW the wind & rain is back after a cold and frosty night :? Cheers Steve

Posted By: Chris Mooney

Steve
    Quote:
  • Two girls aged 6 and 4 - I understand school doesn't start until you
    are six. She would be going to school in September in the UK but
    would have to wait another year in Cyprus - she really wants (and is ready) for school.

Have you considered the Garrison school in Dhekelia? they follow the uk national curriculum and school ages the same as UK
They're not cheap though...
All the best in cold, windy, depressing England
Chris

Posted By: salopman

WEATHER REPORT : TELFORD Been a thoroughly miserable day here lots of Wind and Rain around 6C and brrrr cold Heard from our friends in Xylofagou thats Snowmen are appearing in the carparks and "Angels" have landed on the Town Hall so guess its getting christmassy over there 2 Paul



Posted By: May Wallace

Hi all just abut jumped through the roof. whilst reading board a scary hail storm started blown by the wind against the back of house. The palce is now white. Didnt think that would have happened as the place is wet outside been raining all night so looks as though it will be another cold one here today. May

Posted By: tannis

Lovley today in Newcastle sun's out, bit windy, got all the bedding out :) 15 more sleeps to go :D Tracey x

Posted By: journeyman

Just spent a Brilliant weekend in a Farmhouse in Devon, wind, rain, and Salcombe all to ourselves(no other daft bugger ventured out in it). Also on way back stopped off in Torquay and what do we find in the Sea...

:cold: She must have been mad.(Pic taken 11/12/06)
Graham

Posted By: Steve - SJD

  • Chris Mooney wrote:
    Steve
    Have you considered the Garrison school in Dhekelia? they follow the uk national curriculum and school ages the same as UK
    They're not cheap though...
    All the best in cold, windy, depressing England
    Chris

Thanks Chris - am going to be looking into that one.
Cheers
Steve


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