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by Happy in Cyprus
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Trying to contact Simon Beazley
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Trying to contact Simon Beazley

Simon went back to the UK some time ago, but I believe he has a contact in Paphos who collects subscriptions on his behalf. I have an email address I can PM you if you want. Your box will be locked to Simon like ours was, but it can be easily unlocked for a small charge. You could then alternatively...
by Happy in Cyprus
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Giving a solicitor power of attourny?
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Giving a solicitor power of attourny?

Why not ask around a few law firms? Simple email or phone call, stating your precise requirements.
by Happy in Cyprus
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Facebook

Story here: https://english.cyprustimes.com/busines ... m-is-down/

Problems sending images with WhatsApp too.
by Happy in Cyprus
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Extinction Rebellion protests:
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Extinction Rebellion protests:

It will take years, if not decades, to transition from plastic to paper and alternative consumables. It will happen, but give it time. You can't build mega-factories capable of manufacturing new paper products overnight. Plus many consumables will have to be thought out and re-engineered from new ma...
by Happy in Cyprus
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Mediterranean with Simon Reeve.
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Mediterranean with Simon Reeve.

Yes, I meant to mention the re-airing of this series. Watched it the first time around and it was excellent viewing.
by Happy in Cyprus
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Extinction Rebellion protests:
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Extinction Rebellion protests:

The UK where they would grow up would be nothing like the 50,60 70 s but more violent and hard to live and be kids. I don't fear for my grandkids because humans are enterprising and resourceful and will find ways around difficult situations. For sure the next 50 years will be different to the last ...
by Happy in Cyprus
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Law allows Brits to live in Cyprus in case of no deal Brexit
Replies: 27
Views: 1283

Re: Law allows Brits to live in Cyprus in case of no deal Brexit

Agree Jim. And for a country founded and made immeasurably richer by immigrants, Trumps's latest xenophobic, racially-prejudiced tweets are an absolute disgrace. More so as 3 of the 4 targets of his tweets were born in America. As you say, thank goodness Cyprus and other European countries can see t...
by Happy in Cyprus
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom
Replies: 56
Views: 1742

Re: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom

Oh Maggie, I relish this sort of programme and found it edge-of-the-seat hugely entertaing...in equal measure to my wife's dislike of politics and who is turned off by televised debate, invariably resulting in her saying "I'm off at bed..." Fleetingly I feel guilty for her having to resort to that c...
by Happy in Cyprus
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: The Pros and Cons of Fishing
Replies: 21
Views: 619

Re: The Pros and Cons of Fishing

...and I can remember in the 1970's, at the time of some worldwide oil crisis or other, when we were told that the world was rapidly running out of oil and that petrol and plastics (which derive from crude oil) would be scarce and unaffordable a few years hence. Here we are, 50 years on still findin...
by Happy in Cyprus
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Law allows Brits to live in Cyprus in case of no deal Brexit
Replies: 27
Views: 1283

Re: Law allows Brits to live in Cyprus in case of no deal Brexit

Does this mean that people who have been applying for MEU(1) or MEU(3) have been wasting their times and money? :shock: With respect Mike, that's as daft as asking if you wasted money insuring your home or car, but did not make a claim during the insured period :roll: I'd rather have a belt and bra...
by Happy in Cyprus
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A specially strained relationship
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: A specially strained relationship

To say nothing of lowering of food standards (like chlorine-washed chicken). Trump has already made it a pre-condition of a deal that he will expect the UK to source significant amounts of food from the USA, which overall does not have the same standards as the EU.
by Happy in Cyprus
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom
Replies: 56
Views: 1742

Re: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom

Did anyone see the Andrew Neil interviews on BBC1 last night (Friday)? Totally and utterly brilliant. Andrew first grilled (and I mean grilled ) Hunt for 30 mins...and then Boris. I don't think I have ever seen an interviewer so ruthlessly focussed on tearing evasive interviewees to shreds and refus...
by Happy in Cyprus
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: The Pros and Cons of Fishing
Replies: 21
Views: 619

Re: First time: Marbled spinefoot for fish lunch

boycott wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:35 am
....it has a lot to do with the review as soon there will not be any fish left to eat.

Rollox!
by Happy in Cyprus
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Smoking in Ambulance
Replies: 22
Views: 980

Re: Smoking in Ambulance

A good few years ago I pulled into a petrol station in Pissouri, to fill up. The very elderly attendant was smoking as he filled up the car before me :o I stood well clear...but nothing happened. If, as we are led to believe, it's the petrol vapour which is explosive (as opposed to the liquid itself...
by Happy in Cyprus
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: A specially strained relationship
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: A specially strained relationship

A pretty good - in fact very good - summary of the state of play, but no less than many of us were forecasting a year or so ago, when Brexiteers were chortling loudly from the rooftops that the USA would and could be our next big trading ally...one whose volumes could easily surpass that of the clos...
by Happy in Cyprus
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Tax office "service"
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Tax office "service"

David Brown wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:45 am
You haven't yet learned that the Cypriots are never wrong.

You forget to mention another trait, they never ever apologise when they are wrong, or screw up.
by Happy in Cyprus
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Peyia police investigating burglary of holiday villa
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: Peyia police investigating burglary of holiday villa

By chance there was a card comparison table in last week's ST.


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by Happy in Cyprus
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom
Replies: 56
Views: 1742

Re: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom

Which might explain why, when pressed by Hunt in the ITV debate last night, Boris steadfastly refused to back the UK ambassador. Some in his party strongly condemned him for that today. Having been conned by this charlatan (Boris) at the time of the referendum, I am astounded that so many in the Con...
by Happy in Cyprus
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Power Cut in Peyia
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Power Cut in Peyia

I did but they just told us there was a problem and the engineers were working on it If that's what you were told I fail to see what more you needed to know in order "to be better informed". EAC had an unexpected breakdown...and their engineers were working on the problem and presumably restored su...
by Happy in Cyprus
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 20 Years - that's how long it can take to make trade deals
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: 20 Years - that's how long it can take to make trade deals

Most know that Boris is little more than bluff, bluster and over-optimistic bravado. To whit: he has always claimed that should the UK leave on Halloween with a No Deal, the UK will revert to World trade Gatt 24 rules. Easy-peasy, he says. No so, says the man who knows all about Gatt 24: Boris Johns...