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We woke up to thunder rolling around the mountains. Oh my goodness did we have some rain. The weather forecast did warn us for the second day we are here. Mal managed to clean the pool in between downpours but it didn’t need any more water to top it up, the rain had done that. We were surrounded by cloud.
Things have changed with electricity here. Kibtek have changed everyone’s meters and now they no longer leave you a bill, they send the amount due either to your phone or email. If the bill isn’t paid within 30 days then they cut you off!!! So, in order to change our meter, they have broken into our locked meter cupboard and also our water bill is missing because that is where our water bill goes. That has obviously blown away.
We went to the Beledeysi to pay outstanding money for the water and they have moved the cashiers office. We have only been away a matter of weeks and everything has changed. So, that is now up to date but they won’t let us pay any money in advance, so David and Kenny pay that for us. Next we went to Siba to buy more chlorine for the pool. 25kg is 262.84tl (about £60) and also a new hose for pool cleaning. A few bits of shopping on the way home, including lovely Cyprus potatoes which are 1.99tl (45p) a kilo. Milk is about 3.50tl (80p) a litre .
In the evening we went to The Lodge in Lapta. If people in TRNC haven’t been it is well worth a visit. Mary, the waitress is lovely but she doesn’t know how to make a brandy sour and no one else was there this evening. Mal was going to show her but they didn’t have any Cyprus Bitters.
One of the other customers little girl kept us amused while we waited for our meals to be cooked.
Mal had chicken fajitas, which were sizzling hot!
I had a chicken Diane. To drink, in the absence of a brandy sour, I had a sprite and Mal an Efes. These were followed by a Turkish coffee each, Mal had a brandy and I had a Baileys. Coffees, brandy and Baileys were on the house. Our total bill for a lovely evening 54tl (£12.30)!!
Thought for the Day – When asked what surprised him most about humanity the Dalai Lama answered “Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”