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by Devil
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Video Vault
Topic: Video of Cairo and around it
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Video of Cairo and around it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4cCsuksu30 This is 18 minutes of a trip in and around Cairo. It starts with the Egypt Museum with a good coverage of the treasures found in Tutenkhamen's tomb. Of course, some of Cairo including the Muhammad Ali Mosque, the Pyramids, Memphis, Saqqara (including one o...
by Devil
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Cold this afternoon!!
Replies: 20
Views: 2159

Re: Cold this afternoon!!

My max forecast for today was 15°C but we maxed at 14.1°C. A strong S wind gives windchill; it maxed at 11.3 m/s at 11.27 but the last-hour gust was 9.0 m/s at 15:37. The THSW figure, at the moment, is about 10.0°C for 12.2°C real temp.
by Devil
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Where do you go for a "proper" cuppa?
Replies: 22
Views: 2136

Re: Where do you go for a "proper" cuppa?

Never use teabags chez nous! The chemicals used to make the bags flavour the brew and can't improve one's health. Difficult to find loose tea round here, but M&S have English Breakfast (mediocre), Extra Strong (excellent) and De Luxe (very good) in 200 g packs.
by Devil
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Cyprus way ahead of UK---this time!
Replies: 24
Views: 3435

Re: Cyprus way ahead of UK---this time!

The difference being I am equally impressed with the vast majority of the work the NHS carries out....unlike the Cypriot Public sector health service. That is a tad unfair. The Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre in Strovolos is THE leading cancer and research hospital in Cyprus. The infrastructure is p...
by Devil
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Video Vault
Topic: What format can be used?
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: What format can be used?

How about YouTube or similar? Such as my Season's Greetings if almost too late at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGMmrgkyWfQ
by Devil
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Deliveries from Amazon UK
Replies: 17
Views: 2743

Re: Deliveries from Amazon UK

I don't suppose it will be of any use, but I've also complained to DHL Corporate HQ. Amazon is not at fault except their system does not permit 'don't use DHL to Cyprus'. The problem is entirely DHL and it is no better in the USA or elsewhere http://www.corporateofficeheadquarters.com/2012/02/dhl-co...
by Devil
Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Deliveries from Amazon UK
Replies: 17
Views: 2743

Re: Deliveries from Amazon UK

The saga continues! The packet arrived at DHL CY on Thursday. No sign of life from them other than 'I had to go and collect it' on Thursday afternoon. I explained that, no!, they had to deliver it. Friday late a.m. I phoned them. Charming female on t'other end who said she would arrange delivery: Fi...
by Devil
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Daily Weather Info
Replies: 21
Views: 3441

Re: Daily Weather Info

With all due respect, I don't trust data from many private weather stations. Not only are the cheapo stations of doubtful accuracy but, more often than not, they are not installed correctly. There are guidelines for installation, such as the type and heights of the screen (1.5 m) and the anemometer ...
by Devil
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Daily Weather Info
Replies: 21
Views: 3441

Re: Daily Weather Info

Unfortunately, I can't do anything for Paphos without setting up a weather station there. Even if someone were willing to house and maintain it in their garden and run a dedicated computer 24/7, the capital cost would be about €1500. The only thing is to take my Mosfiloti readings and guess the time...
by Devil
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Hard or Soft.....
Replies: 36
Views: 2426

Re: Hard or Soft.....

by Devil
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Hold tight tonight, windy & rainy
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Re: Hold tight tonight, windy & rainy

My weather station has forecast very little rain (if any) but gusty. See http://weather.bnellis.eu/forecast/ but this forecast is not for Paphos, but Mosfiloti.
by Devil
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Deliveries from Amazon UK
Replies: 17
Views: 2743

Re: Deliveries from Amazon UK

I've received the following reply: Message From Customer Service Hello, I'm very sorry to hear that you aren't satisfied with the service that you have received from DHL. From your e-mail, I completely understand that you don't want your order to be dispatched via DHL as they aren't delivering outsi...
by Devil
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Deliveries from Amazon UK
Replies: 17
Views: 2743

Deliveries from Amazon UK

Please allow me to make a first post with a complaint. I've just sent the following message to Amazon UK: Order: Tuesday, 27 December 2016 / xxx I am absolutely furious. I specifically asked that this be sent by UPS and now I find you have sent it by DHL This is unacceptable. Firstly, I am 84 and se...
by Devil
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Hello
Replies: 82
Views: 11287

Re: Hello

Good luck with your enterprise.