No church for us today. Joan’s knee is all swollen up again so we decided that sitting there on those small chairs with no space, was not a good idea,
Chance to look at the weekend paper and see what is being reported. The first headline that springs out is “Turkey optimistic about island solution” Now that strikes me as something that wants a hell of a lot of negotiation. The Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots do not get on too well it would seem and because there are more Greeks in the South, how long before they are running the whole, which is what they always wanted. Secondly, why would this side want to saddle itself with the debt incurred in the South and maybe being part of the Euro, seems strange to me.
Another headline reads “Water used to cut fatalities”. The idea seems to be to put 50 polyethylene barriers, filled with water, at junctions and fronting the ends of central reservations, to cushion motorists in the event of a collision. Obviously a good idea, tested elsewhere, but why not go back to the drawing board and try education at drivng school time and make the test much more rigorous?
Big problems looming at government level with a possible vote of No confidence in the current government parties, so maybe we will see another general election soon.
Two British women tried to smuggle 623 packs of cigarettes and 300 packs of tobacco, bought here in the North, out through Larnaca airport to the UK. They were caught and fined 2,000 euros, plus I assume the goods were confiscated. They could have made 8,000 euros profit in UK. Oh dear should have maybe gone out through Ercan as they are slightly less observant there, or maybe not tried smuggling anyway.
Finally it appears that nurses are openly smoking around the government hospitals here. Regulations prohibit this of course, but nobody seems to apply the rules or fines which are possible. The ministry has been made aware on previous occasions but seems to prefer to ignore the matter. Oh dear, whatever next?
Having exhausted the newspaper this week we decided to go down to Silver Rocks for a late lunch, guess what we met up with Tony and Humaz there so after a nice lunch we ended up sitting out on our terrace for the rest of the afternoon, enjoying the glorious weather, good company and a little Raki.