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by 2QuarterPints
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: New laws in sight after bad year on roads
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: New laws in sight after bad year on roads

Always find it a bit baffling when I see someone driving an expensive car with a phone glued to their ear. Some of those cars must have Hands Free fitted as standard.
by 2QuarterPints
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Staysure travel insurance
Replies: 38
Views: 3337

Re: Staysure travel insurance

HiC - We travel to the States a lot, albeit from the UK so insurance isn't an issue. Regarding internet on the go, we generally buy a US SIM with a month's data etc. Available in vending machines at most airports when you land, and a variety of data plans. Recently we have been getting them from Ama...
by 2QuarterPints
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Colombian pop singer Shakira buys villa at exclusive resort in Peyia
Replies: 14
Views: 1260

Re: Colombian pop singer Shakira buys villa at exclusive resort in Peyia

I wonder if they will have to wait over a decade for their Title Deeds
by 2QuarterPints
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Theft
Replies: 11
Views: 966

Re: Theft

Currency fluctuations happen all the time, and were certainly happening before the Brexit debacle began. Theyv are a sad fact of life.
by 2QuarterPints
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Great idea,do as airlines do.
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Great idea,do as airlines do.

Whenever you look for flight prices it is always best to do it using the private ie anonymous version of whatever browser you use. The airline's website will use cookies to identify you otherwise and, knowing that you are particularly interested in a flight, may well increase the price.
by 2QuarterPints
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Fabrica Hill Aerial walkway
Replies: 24
Views: 1567

Re: Fabrica Hill Aerial walkway

We are hoping that once the walkway has been opened we will be able to see, relatively close up, what appear to be ongoing excavations of the Fabrica Hill site.
by 2QuarterPints
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Dermatologist or plastic surgeon ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: Dermatologist or plastic surgeon ?

From personal experiences, I think that your first port of call should be a dermatologist. Depending on what they decide, they will be able to recommend a plastic surgeon to you. My assessment and subsequent surgery was in the UK so I can't recommend anyone here.
by 2QuarterPints
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: staying in cyprus
Replies: 19
Views: 1386

Re: staying in cyprus

ROXYANGELO you will be pleased to hear that not everyone here is as rude and unhelpful as emgee
by 2QuarterPints
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Police in plea to road users to ‘change mentality’ after 6 fatalities in 10 days
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Police in plea to road users to ‘change mentality’ after 6 fatalities in 10 days

I agree with all the sentiments expressed so far. However, whilst the appalling driving by some Cypriots is a major issue, a lot of Ex-Pats leave a lot to be desired as well. Some seem to have a "If you can't beat them, join them" attitude, and some of the really elderly ones are dangers to themselv...
by 2QuarterPints
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: God help the UK!
Replies: 34
Views: 1739

Re: God help the UK!

I thought there was a seperate section for political comment.
by 2QuarterPints
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Work on our villa.
Replies: 34
Views: 3521

Re: Work on our villa.

PaphosAl (RIP) would have really enjoyed following this thread. He always seemed to be happiest when he had technical things to follow, and to check that the right piece of kit was being used for a job.
by 2QuarterPints
Fri May 24, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: This is what happens when psuedo-science trumps science.
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: This is what happens when psuedo-science trumps science.

I worked for Public Health England before retirement. As well as dealing with current problems, they obviously have to work towards dealing with problems anticipated in the future. A particular concern was the effect on so many people missing their MMR's once they become very elderly, when many of t...
by 2QuarterPints
Fri May 24, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Vessel being constructed on Timi beach yesterday
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Vessel being constructed on Timi beach yesterday

It will be quite a sight when it's launched. Hope they publish the date and time.
by 2QuarterPints
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 1173

Re: Travel Insurance

We have our travel insurance via Lloyds Bank and pay about £170 extra per year to extend any trip up to 90 days. What we do find restrictive though is our household insurance for our UK property. 60 days maximum unoccupied on any one occasion, and the one year we decided to extend it was very expens...
by 2QuarterPints
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Secure way to send a package to the UK
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Secure way to send a package to the UK

I would be wary of using recorded delivery. Things may have changed in the years since I worked with the UK post, but recorded deliveries were just mixed in with ordinary post, with no special security measures, and just signed for at the point of delivery. In recent years I have received odd record...
by 2QuarterPints
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Driving in your “Dotage”
Replies: 82
Views: 6172

Re: Driving in your “Dotage”

There will always be some fit and agile people who are capable, perhaps, of driving later in life than most. However, at his very advanced age the D of E should not be on public roads. My grandfather kept driving into his early 90's and just ignored all advice to stop until he ran into the back of a...
by 2QuarterPints
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Cyprus is amazing 3_part 1
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Cyprus is amazing 3_part 1

Really enjoying these posts, as I do with those from cyprusmax 47. There's something fascinating about crystals.
by 2QuarterPints
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Take a Virtual Tour of Old Paphos
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

Re: Take a Virtual Tour of Old Paphos

Excellent!
by 2QuarterPints
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Anyone interested in Parrot Sitting?
Replies: 20
Views: 1770

Re: Anyone interested in Parrot Sitting?

If you do get stuck you could always ask at Paphos Zoo where they keep a lot of different birds, including parrots. Might even come back riding its own little bike!
by 2QuarterPints
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: New labels coming to petrol pumps
Replies: 31
Views: 2680

Re: New labels coming to petrol pumps

I take your point HiC but I was referring to someone thinking up the need to standardise labelling of pumps across the EU. Perhaps I should have explained myself a little more clearly. It will inevitably cause a lot of confusion if these new labels are given too much prominence. Leaded or Unleaded l...