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by Anarita John
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Pool duck meets friend (animal story)
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Pool duck meets friend (animal story)

Try taking it to the reservoir. One of our neighbours had the same problem. Not only was it using their pool but it wanted feeding too. It would peck on the glass of the patio window each morning. They took it to the reservoir, but it was a homing duck and came back. In the end I think one of the an...
by Anarita John
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Geoffrey
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Geoffrey

RIP Geoff. Although he was controversial in some of his views he also contributed useful tips for living in Cyprus. I still use a Now tv stick because of him, for watching Sky entertainment channels and Sky Sport whilst in Cyprus, which we can now do legally, but only for a month, without a vpn. He ...
by Anarita John
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: What3words:The app that can save your life
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: What3words:The app that can save your life

I use an Ordinance Survey app on my phone in the UK which gives me my precise location by gps without using mobile data. It gives a grid reference which could be used by the emergency services to locate me if I had an accident on one of my walks. However, this system is much quicker and simpler. Llo...
by Anarita John
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Yeroskipou wants to "swap land" to save ancient site from development
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Yeroskipou wants to "swap land" to save ancient site from development

Just hope the council are successful. I regularly walk over this land and, as well as being an archaeological site, it is a green area within the hotel area and a haven for wildlife and wild flowers. In spring, locals can be found picking wild asparagus and other roots. P1030799 (900 x 507).jpg I sp...
by Anarita John
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Changes approved to ease title-deeds trap
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Changes approved to ease title-deeds trap

Majority of people on our development have still not got theirs We were very lucky and really feel for our neighbours who are still waiting, after 15 years, and still at the mercy of a certain bank.
by Anarita John
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Work on our villa.
Replies: 34
Views: 2834

Re: Work on our villa.

Today, all the work on our pool was finally finished. Cannot praise Greenair and their staff enough. The two guys who did all the plumbing work and moving the pump room etc were brilliant. Today, as the pool was being filled, they made sure that the liner was seated correctly. P1030918 (1000 x 563)....
by Anarita John
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Paphos marina study to look at option to include cruise ship facilities
Replies: 21
Views: 862

Re: Paphos marina study to look at option to include cruise ship facilities

A lot of savvy cruise passengers do their own research before travelling. We visited Ephesus in Turkey independently, for half the price of the official excursion. We made sure that we had an official registered guide and were in a registered mini bus. Paphos would be ideal for independent cruise pa...
by Anarita John
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Paphos marina study to look at option to include cruise ship facilities
Replies: 21
Views: 862

Re: Paphos marina study to look at option to include cruise ship facilities

Other Med ports have piers for cruise ships without it impacting too much on the town. In Mykonos the pier for cruise ships is to the left of the town. Even in very small villages, such as the one that serves Mount Olympus in Greece, Katakola, the cruise pier is just part of the harbour area and ser...
by Anarita John
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Work on our villa.
Replies: 34
Views: 2834

Re: Work on our villa.

Work on the pool almost complete. George is making huge efforts to obtain a liner that matches. Garden has now been put back and all tiles laid. Now just waiting for the liner to be repaired and the pool filled. Have been very impressed with the professionalism of Greenair. P1030910 (900 x 507).jpg ...
by Anarita John
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Work on our villa.
Replies: 34
Views: 2834

Re: Work on our villa.

The electrician was talking about an air source heat pump for our underfloor heating, which is at present run on oil and we do not use because of the cost. Also a solar pump for the swimming pool. We will look closely at our energy consumption when our 5kw solar panels come online and make decisions...
by Anarita John
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Work on our villa.
Replies: 34
Views: 2834

Re: Work on our villa.

The groundwork sub contractors arrived again yesterday to fill in all the trenches, concrete and, today, putting the tiles back. All pipework for the pool has been replaced. Electrician came yesterday and was able to provide power for the new pump room from the pool light, as the builder had origina...
by Anarita John
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Work on our villa.
Replies: 34
Views: 2834

Re: Work on our villa.

Jim, most evenings there has been a nice breeze. However, have only been doing 4 miles because of the heat. Will be glad when our pool is finally finished. The electrician has got to come to put power into the new pump shed. Then the holes and trenches will need filling with concrete. They did a pre...
by Anarita John
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Cruise liner
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Cruise liner

Looked as if there were lots of wealthy American tourists on board; the type the mayor wants to attract.
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by Anarita John
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Work on our villa.
Replies: 34
Views: 2834

Re: Work on our villa.

As we have no pool at present, and our workmen have been starting around 7am, I have been going down to Geroskipou Beach in the evening for my daily walk and Rosemary for her daily swim. Everytime I walk past Riccos Beach, I think of Al and how he would have enjoyed the new facilities, especially th...
by Anarita John
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Work on our villa.
Replies: 34
Views: 2834

Re: Work on our villa.

Thanks Max. Will try that, but Greenair have been fantastic and we should get a date for the inspection this week. They also managed to get a copy of our completion certificate, something which we, nor anyone else on our site, never managed to get. The work being done on the swimming pool is coming ...
by Anarita John
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Work on our villa.
Replies: 34
Views: 2834

Re: Work on our villa.

Solar panels all fitted and job completed today, Friday. Now just got to wait for the electricity company to come and inspect the installation and connect to the grid. Bad news, this could take two months because of holidays. Swimming pool, all the pump equipment has been installed into the new pump...
by Anarita John
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Traffic chaos on B6 between Achelia and Geroskipou. Motorway Closed
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Traffic chaos on B6 between Achelia and Geroskipou. Motorway Closed

Took us nearly an hour to get into Paphos this morning. Couldn't get on motorway at Ayia Vavara so had to go to the airport road, B6. Crawled through Achelia,and was at a standstill for most of the time. Police were diverting traffic off the motorway and down to the B6 past the cement works. Policem...
by Anarita John
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Work on our villa.
Replies: 34
Views: 2834

Re: Work on our villa.

A couple of people have pmed me, regarding the name of the company. As Max rightly identified the units being installed, it is Greenair who are doing the installation and also doing the new pipework for the pool so that the leak and the lack of pressure are repaired.
by Anarita John
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Work on our villa.
Replies: 34
Views: 2834

Re: Work on our villa.

Work now finished for the day. Rather hot out there. It was 33c this morning when Rosemary came back from the hairdressers. Pipe work now installed in cupboard. Now just needs connecting to the pool which will require a lot of digging. Plus the pump control box and electrics will need fitting. Solar...
by Anarita John
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Photovoltaic electricity
Replies: 21
Views: 974

Re: Photovoltaic electricity

If the 5Kw system is insufficient for our needs, we have been told further panels can be installed at a later date.