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by lionelcyprus
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Blesssing of the waters goes ahead despite rain and cold
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Blesssing of the waters goes ahead despite rain and cold

I just took a walk down to the harbour. It was really wild there about an hour ago. Really strong winds by the castle. Not a lot of people about. But nice fresh air, in my opinion. Forgot to mention - just managed to see, through the wind and rain, an Easyjet plane heading in to the airport. That wo...
by lionelcyprus
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Jacob Rees-Mogg - a Gilbert and Sullivan parody
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg - a Gilbert and Sullivan parody

Ah... that has made my day... despite going out to Panagia today and picking 5 kg of grapes, as well as getting some wine from the Monastery there. Ah... the Rees-Mogg - or as quoted in Wikipedia, the "Honourable Member for the 18th century".
Thank you, indeed, Mr Hic.
by lionelcyprus
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: E bike or Push bike - bought
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: E bike or Push bike

Thanks. MM. I eventually bought a new electic bike. From a shop near Electroline on the Apostle Paul road, up from the mall. Very happy with it. They had it on sale at half-price. The main shop is actually in Limassol. Thanks again.
by lionelcyprus
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pound doing better
Replies: 21
Views: 1561

Re: Pound doing better

Agree totally.
by lionelcyprus
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: E bike or Push bike - bought
Replies: 2
Views: 382

E bike or Push bike - bought

E bike or Push bike for medium sized people. (Say 1.60 - 1.80 m. Weight around 50-70 kg. ) Re e-bikes, I looked at Paphos E-bikes, but quite pricey. Also a place in Limassol seems not bad. But would also consider a normal 2nd hand push bike. To get to the bowls club. )) I went to the bike shops in Y...
by lionelcyprus
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A simple question for Brexiteers...
Replies: 32
Views: 689

Re: A simple question for Brexiteers...

Indeed. May he rest in peace. Amen.
by lionelcyprus
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: For Jackie
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: For Jackie

Indeed. May he rest in peace. Amen.
by lionelcyprus
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Bowls Size 3 Bought. Thanks for help.
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Bowls Size 3 Bought. Thanks for help.

Set of bowls for flat green bowling. i.e. set of 4 please.
by lionelcyprus
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Cyprus population up +13.4% in 2018, fourth highest rise in EU
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Cyprus population up +13.4% in 2018, fourth highest rise in EU

The original headline has been misquoted by several sources. It is actually 13.4 per 1000. Written as o/oo . So a 1.34 percent increase. 864,200 on January 1 2018, rising to 875,900 in 2019. Actually I get 1.0135 (so a 1.35% increase) for 8759/8642, but they've probably made some adjustment, or I've...
by lionelcyprus
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Unidentified object crashes in north Cyprus, no casualties
Replies: 16
Views: 1706

Re: Unidentified object crashes in north Cyprus, no casualties

I don't think this is being exaggerated by the press to any major degree, what do you expect them to do, play it down incase it disrupts tourism? Indeed. Imagine being on the Vienna flight to Larnaca, which normally lands about 1 am, and seeing a Sam-200 missile flying past the window. Would make s...
by lionelcyprus
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Unidentified object crashes in north Cyprus, no casualties
Replies: 16
Views: 1706

Re: Unidentified object crashes in north Cyprus, no casualties

Apparently designed to explode mid-air. Quoting here “Right now, we can’t be absolute, but from the pictures and the inscriptions it appears to be an S-200,” said Zenonas Tziarras of the Geopolitical Cyprus thinktank. Those missiles were designed to explode in midair if they do not hit a target, he ...
by lionelcyprus
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Cypriot serial killer given seven life sentences
Replies: 15
Views: 1140

Cypriot serial killer given seven life sentences

The sentence, passed on Monday, is the toughest ever imposed by the Cypriot justice system. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/24/cypriot-army-captain-police-officials-search-for-possible-bodies-of-victims-of-the-suspected-serial-killer-nikos-metaxas-metaxas-pleads-guilty-to-killing-five-wom...
by lionelcyprus
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rory Stewart gets the Hedgehog Vote
Replies: 42
Views: 2485

Re: Rory Stewart gets the Hedgehog Vote

I'm amazed you can still put a bet on Boris to win. Sky bet have the following odds

Boris Johnson
1/12
Jeremy Hunt
12/1
Michael Gove
16/1

Still better than bank interest rates.
by lionelcyprus
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: gated communities in Paphos
Replies: 23
Views: 1947

Re: gated communities in Paphos

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by lionelcyprus
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Brilliant White Matt Emulsion Paint
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: Brilliant White Matt Emulsion Paint

Difficult to answer. Matt AND brilliant. I used Dulux white brilliant matt a year ago. Very happy with it. However it does not glow in the dark. It is a matt finish, which I wanted. It is definitely not shiny.
by lionelcyprus
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Which brands do car thieves in Cyprus prefer?
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Which brands do car thieves in Cyprus prefer?

I had a Toyota in the UK. Spare parts were very very expensive for it. I would think this may be driving the choice for car thieves.
by lionelcyprus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: A kite
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: A kite

Thanks for that also. I am a little wary of getting a kite in the post. Most likely ok, but mmmmm. I am probably going the Jimg route. Went to a garden centre today and got two 1m canes. 35 cents each. I also got some strong thin string. 99 cents. I have some good glue from a sun blind repair I did ...
by lionelcyprus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: The UK,s future PM and your pound?
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: The UK,s future PM and your pound?

Very good question. Boris is no idiot, even though he can come across as a buffoon. HiC does have a valid point. The people who benefit most from his proposed tax cuts are those over retirement age with an income over 80k pounds. Who will decide who our next PM is? Tory party members - mostly rich, ...
by lionelcyprus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: A kite
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: A kite

Yes. :) Thanks. That is plan B. I thought using a large Jumbo bag would be quite funny.
by lionelcyprus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: A kite
Replies: 4
Views: 809

A kite

Please, any ideas where to get a kite from! I've tried Jumbo several times, and found nothing there. I've tried googling. No real success. Looking for somewhere in the Paphos area, or at least, Cyprus. If not, I'll have to ask a friend back in ol' Blighty. All thoughts welcome. P.S. Don't care what ...