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by galexinda
Mon Jun 24, 2024 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Member
Replies: 20
Views: 1759

Re: Member

I also receive an email notifying me when a private message is waiting for me.
by galexinda
Mon Jun 24, 2024 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Bottle caps, new EU directive
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: Bottle caps, new EU directive

As someone with arthritic hands and especially the thumbs I find these all in one bottles and fruit/milk cartons very difficult to use. On a number of occasions I haven't screwed the cap back onto the fruit juice carton which I only find out when I shake it before filling a glass! Although many thin...
by galexinda
Fri Jun 21, 2024 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Sklavenitis expands to 27 stores with Papantoniou deal
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Sklavenitis expands to 27 stores with Papantoniou deal

Excellent news - since Sklavenitis has refurbished and upgraded their stores (nearly finished at the Ellados store) it is such a pleasure to shop there.
The supermarket in Kings Avenue Mall is also modern with a cooked food section - I go there for cooked chicken! Great for the local tourists too!
by galexinda
Fri Jun 21, 2024 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: knickerbocker glory
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: knickerbocker glory

I think my first stop would be at Tea for Two!

Unable to upload a photo so here is the link which may be out of date but gives you some idea of what's on offer:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPho ... trict.html
by galexinda
Wed May 22, 2024 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Bed Linen
Replies: 19
Views: 2054

Re: Bed Linen

Upstairs in Sklavenitis has a nice choice for super king size bedding. Just bought Queen size (160 x 200 x 30) Egyptian Cotton bedlinen from Sklavenitis which is cooler than standard cotton. Wide range of plain and patterned sheets from various manufacturers (fitted and non-fitted) and duvet covers...
by galexinda
Fri May 17, 2024 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Recycle Bins
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Recycle Bins

Well, can’t believe it, all our bins have been returned!!!! Goodness knows what the Council were playing at but all is well again here. Where I live the recycling bags are collected from outside the house / nearest green bin once a week. No blue or brown bins (apart from those paid for by some busi...
by galexinda
Fri May 17, 2024 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Tax Return
Replies: 12
Views: 1428

Re: Tax Return

Some valuable information about the 2023 Cyprus Tax Return in this link from Tala Community News: https://talanews.blogspot.com/2024/05/tax-returns-for-2023-must-be-submitted.html Also information about how to apply for a Cyprus Tax Code: https://talanews.blogspot.com/2024/05/income-tax-returns-for-...
by galexinda
Tue May 14, 2024 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Paphos Smart Parking
Replies: 75
Views: 46323

Re: Paphos Smart Parking

In front of the Hickory restaurant near TOTK are three parking areas. In each there is a sign indicating that parking is charged at €1 per hour using the smart parking method. However, none of the parking bays have legible allocated numbers - in fact on most there is no number at all. When meeting f...
by galexinda
Sat May 11, 2024 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Currencyfair
Replies: 17
Views: 2092

Re: Currencyfair

CurrencyFair was formerly 'user friendly' but having read comments in recent months on in various discussion groups I don't understand why it is now necessary to set up the details of the account you want the Euros deposited into before arranging the transfer of sterling funds into CF. Earlier this ...
by galexinda
Thu Mar 07, 2024 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Facebook Account
Replies: 14
Views: 1760

Re: Facebook Account

Taking it one step further Dominic you could say the same about anything these days - difficult to know who or what to believe as there is so much going on!
The information about Covid is one worldwide example of how people were (and in some cases still are) influenced and manipulated.
by galexinda
Tue Mar 05, 2024 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Biometric Card - 2026
Replies: 17
Views: 1883

Re: Biometric Card - 2026

Quoting from fishbeardsunset in the previous comment:'I don't have a crystal ball,so I haven't any notion as to what the state of play will be, like anyone else here that maybe thinking of exchanging theirs -- but,at least I have a card that "technically" covers me for 10 years under the c...
by galexinda
Mon Mar 04, 2024 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Cyta - so easy
Replies: 16
Views: 1801

Re: Cyta - so easy

J B wrote: Sun Mar 03, 2024 9:19 am
galexinda wrote: Sun Mar 03, 2024 8:41 am I don't use even €10 on the phone in a year, so delighted at this news.
If you don't use/need your credit - you can gift it to another so-easy customer
Yes, that's what I do.
by galexinda
Sun Mar 03, 2024 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Biometric Card - 2026
Replies: 17
Views: 1883

Re: Biometric Card - 2026

Having initially been issued with the brown booklet I must say the exchange process from MEU3 to MUKW3 was the simplest immigration procedure I have been through in Cyprus. The transformation from having my photograph stapled onto a document to the digital era has been long overdue. I prefer to keep...
by galexinda
Sun Mar 03, 2024 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Cyta - so easy
Replies: 16
Views: 1801

Re: Cyta - so easy

El tel wrote: Sun Mar 03, 2024 8:11 am Thanks for the feedback, every euro helps as a poor pensioner 😉

Terry
I agree Terry. These days, literally every little does help.
I don't use even €10 on the phone in a year, so delighted at this news.
by galexinda
Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: NHS cover on visit to UK
Replies: 16
Views: 2286

Re: NHS cover on visit to UK

Polemi Ian, I DID initially ask the Citizens service centre about getting this card, the reply was we don't issue these to British Citizens. I was told to apply to the UK. I resent your other quite un necessary remark. Polemi Ian was simply stating that it can be done and how to do it. Likewise I h...
by galexinda
Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: NHS cover on visit to UK
Replies: 16
Views: 2286

Re: NHS cover on visit to UK

The Republic of Cyprus and EHIC In the Republic of Cyprus, all citizens covered by the General Health System (GHS) are entitled to the European Health Insurance Card. These cards are issued at local Citizen Service Centres and District Offices of the Postal Services Department. https://knews.kathime...
by galexinda
Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Confliclting info re. paperwork for MUK3 biometric card
Replies: 17
Views: 24861

Re: Confliclting info re. paperwork for MUK3 biometric card

Update: All went very smoothly. We sent off our email with all the relevant information required and received an appointment date for earlier this month. We arrived 20 minutes earlier than the appointment time, were seen within half an hour, had our photos and fingerprints taken. Very quick and eff...
by galexinda
Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: MUKW3 and Driving Licence Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: MUKW3 and Driving Licence Question

Since the new appointment system at the Immigration Office has been in place there is no unnecessary waiting or seeing people come in after you and going into the office area before you as they so stick to the appointment schedule. At the time of my application I only had to wiat 6 weeks to attend t...
by galexinda
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Long term rentals
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: Long term rentals

If you use Facebook there are many rental agents advertising long term lets - in the search box type PAPHOS long term rentals and a list will show. There is also the Marketplace section on FB which people use to advertise - agents and private people. Bazaraki is another popular current site for prop...
by galexinda
Tue Feb 20, 2024 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Retiral Age for Women in Cyprus
Replies: 15
Views: 1319

Re: Retiral Age for Women in Cyprus

When you receive your UK state pension you will be able to apply for your Cyprus pension, using the years you have paid NI contributions in the UK to top up the missing years of Social Insurance payments to qualify you for the Cyprus pension which requires a minimum of 15 years SI payments. I was of...