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by 2QuarterPints
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: staying in cyprus
Replies: 19
Views: 989

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: 726

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: 1186

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: 2929

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: 327

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: 1401

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: 917

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: 684

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: 5195

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: 877

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: 1170

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: 1382

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: 2252

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...
by 2QuarterPints
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: New labels coming to petrol pumps
Replies: 31
Views: 2252

Re: New labels coming to petrol pumps

Without wishing to get too political, no wonder the EU is in danger of imploding. Some jobswortn actually thought that up, and b a lot more of them agreed to it.
by 2QuarterPints
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Tourists spent $3 billion in Cyprus
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Tourists spent $3 billion in Cyprus

It's quite an impressive total when considering the relative size of Cyprus compared to many European countries. Will be interesting to compare in about 5 years time if many of the small swimming pools have to close down. Flying to Cyprus is not particularly cheap compared to some other destinations...
by 2QuarterPints
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Gas Boiler Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: Gas Boiler Repair

I recommend Steve and Adey without reservation. They have done some good work for us in the past
by 2QuarterPints
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: National Anthems
Replies: 36
Views: 2431

Re: National Anthems

This is probably heresy but, I find our anthem to be totally dreary and dated when compared to some. I think the days are long gone when we should be expected to laud our Royal Family, particulary as they have so many foreign roots, and would far rather have a stirring anthem that focuses on our cou...
by 2QuarterPints
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: What bug?
Replies: 0
Views: 395

What bug?

Trying to identify a bug. I pulled the toilet paper roll this morning and about 10 little black bugs shot off, at speed, in every direction. They were probably just under a quarter inch in length, and came out from under the toilet paper cover. Fortunately, a tin of bug spray was in reach so they di...
by 2QuarterPints
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Solar fairy lights
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: Solar fairy lights

We have a similar set up using Jumbo lights and they have been working for about 18 months now. Four individual little lights as opposed to a string though. Periodically, if one looks as though it has had it, we just wipe the dust off the sensors and that sorts the problem out.
by 2QuarterPints
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Souskiou Cemetery
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: Souskiou Cemetery

Considering how small the island actually is, it has an amazing number of archaeological sites. An archaeologist's dream.