Alistair’s “Random Rambles” (49)

By Kathy Martin…

Written April 2015

Apparently “election fever” has recently gripped this country because, on 19th April 2015, the electorate went to the polls to elect a “new” President. I say, apparently, because despite having lived here for nine years, we, along with other Ex-pats in similar circumstances (having no property anywhere else in the world), do not have the right to vote because we are not “Turkish Cypriots/Citizens”!

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Alistair’s “Random Rambles” (48)

By Kathy Martin…

Written March 2015

Regular readers may remember that part of my recent ramble was about the ways that the establishment could respond to the demands of protesting demonstrators.

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Alistair’s “Random Rambles” (47)

By Kathy Martin…

Written March 2015

Recently we (my wife and I) have had a few “feel-good “happenings, which have reinforced our love for this country and people.

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Alistair’s “Random Rambles” (46)

By Kathy Martin…

Written March 2015

The weather – is the climate changing?

Now that March has (just) arrived, we (in the TRNC) have been able to enjoy a couple of sunny days after a drab, rainy and cloudy February. During February (especially towards the end of the month) we, that is ourselves and various friends, frequently muttered “this is the coldest and wettest February in living memory”! As my lovely wife has been keeping records of the weather on a spreadsheet for a number of years I was able to check whether this statement was true or not.

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Alistair’s “Random Rambles” (45)

By Kathy Martin…

Written April 2015

During last week the 1st April, “April Fools” Day came around as it does every year! Our good friend Suzee sent us an e-mail about it, but we received it after last week’s ramble had been sent to “print”. Nevertheless, as 1st April was only last week, here it is.
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After my fall on 1st February and my stay in Kamiloğlu Hastanesi (KMC) 5th February to 3rd March 2017

By Kathy Martin…

Wednesday 1st February evening at the Doğanköy Coffee Shop I fell onto a typical tiled floor, straight onto my back. Luckily did not hit my head, instincts? Several friends helped me to get up and I declined the offer to drive me home. However, once I got into my flat, spent a very uncomfortable night.

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Alistair’s “Random Rambles” (44)

kathy-newBy Kathy Martin…

Written February 2015

In Britain the anomaly exists that a television viewer in Britain is obliged to pay for a service that he/she may not want, before being able to access a service that he/she does want!, such as a commercial TV channel!

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