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by Cookie
Mon May 11, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Ryanair refunds
Replies: 51
Views: 5762

Re: Ryanair refunds

Compare the difference. We were due to fly out on holiday 8 June with Jet2. Couple of weeks ago they informed us that the holiday had been cancelled and they would be in touch. They've just phoned my wife today to see what we want to do. She asked for a full refund as next time we fly to Cyprus it w...
by Cookie
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Anyone having TV Freezing problems.
Replies: 20
Views: 1008

Re: Anyone having TV Freezing problems.

trevnhil wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:56 pm
We now have message on screen saying 'That the supplier has heard that there are major problems with the Vodaphone system, which may be affecting the service for some users '
Seems strange ??
Isn't Cyta a Vodafone company?
by Cookie
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: UK Advised – Don’t Book your Summer Holiday
Replies: 26
Views: 1773

Re: UK Advised – Don’t Book your Summer Holiday

Hopefully if you move a booking onwards a year are the holiday and flight prices the same.. I ask because my daughter (UK) has holiday accommodation booked for June in Coral Bay with Jet 2, but it is booked with a travel agent We were due to fly out with Jet2 on 8 June and they have emailed to say ...
by Cookie
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Kiln-dried oak firewood
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Kiln-dried oak firewood

As a matter of interest, is there a supplier of different woods suitable for a pizza oven and/or BBQ smoker? I'm thinkings woods like, Cherry, Apple, Lemon etc. Oak is ok but does give quite an overpowering smokey flavour and sometimes I want a subtler taste.
by Cookie
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Debenhams
Replies: 18
Views: 3800

Re: Debenhams

Yes, I agree with you to a degree Lloyd. But there are still a lot of people who aren’t good with computers , particularly, but not exclusively older people. It is also quite depressing to see all the empty shops along the high street in towns in the UK. The internet is useful for ordering some thi...
by Cookie
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: TV mag box
Replies: 15
Views: 1166

Re: TV mag box

If allowed, could someone pm me the Swiss co website/name? I want to get some info re access devices to that service, M3U compatability, VOD etc.
by Cookie
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Road/circulation tax on a double cab?
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Road/circulation tax on a double cab?

I can't understand how the UK is cheaper, 4 years ago I bought a Qashqia in Cyprus it was about 20% cheaper in Cyprus and had a much higher spec. I nkow. The original idea was to do exactly that as it was cheaper with better spec to buy new in Cyprus. Its just that the deal on this particular vehic...
by Cookie
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Road/circulation tax on a double cab?
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Road/circulation tax on a double cab?

Yeah, from chatting to a few car people when we were over last week and reading the Ministry pages, the 6 months/6,000km rule is still applicable, hence looking to get something now if I am bringing something over.
by Cookie
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Road/circulation tax on a double cab?
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Road/circulation tax on a double cab?

Hi All, I've got the opportunity to get a brand new Nissan Navara Double Cab pickup. Its a 2.3l diesel with emmissions of 235g/km and even with transport costs is much much cheaper than I could get in Cyprus (by 5-6,000 Euros) and so will be looking to bring it when we move over next year as my pers...
by Cookie
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Ministry publishes ‘no deal’ Brexit guide for Britons living in Cyprus
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

Re: Ministry publishes ‘no deal’ Brexit guide for Britons living in Cyprus

This seems to confirm that there will likely be no transition period for those of us who won't be resident in Cyprus by the time the UK leaves the EU. "UK citizens, who want to come to Cyprus after the date UK is leaving the EU, will need to adhere to Cyprus immigration rules/policy." Given we are n...
by Cookie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Civil servant out of order
Replies: 25
Views: 1335

Re: Civil servant out of order

They are paid out of the Public Purse so in that respect, they are Crown Employees but are not subject to the same terms and conditions as Civil Servants (ie they don't abide by the Civil Service Code of Conduct).
by Cookie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Civil servant out of order
Replies: 25
Views: 1335

Re: Civil servant out of order

He isn't a civil servant. He is a special advisor and therefore a political appointment.
by Cookie
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: British expats in Cyprus given an extra year to apply for residence permits
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: British expats in Cyprus given an extra year to apply for residence permits

Still waiting to hear how those of us who are planning on moving over say next year will be treated if there is no deal. I've looked at the non-EU residency and it doesn't seem to cover those of us who are retired from work but not of state pension age.
by Cookie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: IPTV Boxes
Replies: 23
Views: 2030

Re: IPTV Boxes

One thing is for certain, I don't think the Triotech box will meet my needs :)

We are over in Oct and so might go and have a chat with the guys at Computer SOS to see what options are available. Is there anyone else you would suggest having a word with?

Cheers

Cookie
by Cookie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: IPTV Boxes
Replies: 23
Views: 2030

Re: IPTV Boxes

Thanks for the replies - some things to think about. Still not sure of the MAG route given my current box does exactly what I want and the interface is much better than what you get with a MAG box. At the end of the day I can use any service by inputting the portal address so for me its whether the ...
by Cookie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: IPTV Boxes
Replies: 23
Views: 2030

IPTV Boxes

Hi All, This is a question re IPTV hardware and not subscriptions (altho' you can PM me with suggestions :) ). I've noticed that the vast majority of you use MAG boxes to access your chosen TV services. Do I take it that there is not much call to use other hardware eg android boxes or is it just tha...
by Cookie
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Recommended Restaurants
Topic: Poppadoms
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: Poppadoms

Made a rookie mistake when we first went there and ordered a mixed starter for 2, 3 curries and rice + Naan! Soon realised that this was enough for about 6 people and not just the 2 of us :) Now just tend to have a starter each and 1 or 2 half portions of curry.
by Cookie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New road tax regime to come into force on July 15
Replies: 11
Views: 4415

Re: New road tax regime to come into force on July 15

Uncle D wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:16 am
My MIL bought a brand new car here, at the time it was cheaper and a higher spec than one bought from a car supermarket in the UK.
That's what we are finding as well. Sometimes a few thousand Euros cheaper to buy new in Cyprus than the UK.
by Cookie
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Important info re Meu 1 Meu 3
Replies: 47
Views: 2845

Re: Important info re Meu 1 Meu 3

I assume from this that if the UK crashes out without a deal, when I move over next year I will be applying as a 3rd Country National? Best start looking at what I need to do as only really looked at what I need for an MEU1.