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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Tue May 30, 2017 5:47 pm

Visited the garage this morning, it has been 4 weeks since my Jaguar was incapacitated!! Spoke to the boss, a north London born Cypriot, who explained the difficulty in replacing the rear axle. As my Jag is a 4 WD, 2.5 ltrs, not many exist im Cyprus ad most Jags here are the 2 ltr litre type.
One was located and has been fitted, work has started on the body work and was promised it would be ready by this coming Friday.
I will give the Jag a good wash and even a glass of ...wine !!
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Postby miltiades » Wed May 31, 2017 9:30 am

Drove to Stroumbi the Great on Monday to attend the funeral of a dear friend as well as a horianos. He had lived in the Uk since 1958 ans it was his wish that he should be brought back home, back to the village he left behind at the age of 21, now just a week short of his 80th birthday. A great guy and a very succesful accountant with a well respected practice.

After the funeral my self and my brother visited Theletra, the birthplace of my late father. Have a first cousin still living at the village , had a glass or two of white wine that she still cultivates and makes wine , the very same wine that i first tasted as a boy
in Stroumbi. Strange but true that my pallate still recognises that aroma of wine.

Was given a few freshly laid eggs , whst a taste what a difference from those back in the UK.
Um having such a great time and I havent yet started. Cyorus is MY PARADISE ....
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:40 pm

Just called the garage and was told that my Jag is now being sprayed and that i could collect it tomorrow aftetnoon !
Cant wait to get my hands on my beautiful ....beast . Its exactly a month today since the drankard bastard crashed my car..
Will take it for a run might even touch 50 miles !!!!
What gorgeous weather we are having., love every minute .
Cyprus is Paradise .....
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:53 pm

Earlier this afternoon , and about time, I collected my Jag.
It was worth the delay, the workmanship is excellent, the car now looks brand new.
Not only fully repaired but they also had the car valeted inside and ouy.
Well pleased im ...
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Postby miltiades » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:05 am

49 glorious days thus far on paradise island. Never in my life have I been happier Never have I ever felt so so full of life , some of my family warned me that the ...honeymoon period will soon come to an end. The more days that arrive the more I feel full of joy a sheer bliss an intoxicating envigorating existence .The weather it self is enough to satisfy ones existence in Cyprus.
Have met and chatted to all sorts of people , listened to kafenio chatters and joined in.
Anyone in Limassol that spots me driving my Jaguar please sound your horn..
Its a silver colour, last 3 digits LVR , which stands for ....LOVER !!!!!!
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Londonrake » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:37 am

I will keep an eye out for you. :D

Is that lover of Ayios Anoufreous Milti? :lol: :wink:
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:21 pm

Im mostly in Neapolis area but do visit Agios Athanasios to take and collect children from school .
You cant possibly miss me as constantly play my Greek Cds , my number 3 on my Holy Triad.....
With so many gorgeous women in limassol im now considering upgrading to numero uno of my HT, demoting red wine to numero 2 !!!!
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Kikapu » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:26 am

Milti, now that you have settled back living in Cyprus as a resident rather than as a visitor for the past 50+ years, can you give us the cost comparison between the UK and Cyprus on a like to like basis as much as possible. Naturally, in the UK you lived in London and not along the coast as you are now in Limassol. I'm just curious what it will cost you to live in Cyprus in the same lifestyle you did in the UK. Then again, one can argue that your lifestyle in Cyprus now is much higher than it was in the UK since you now have more time to play and spend money rather than work, hence the cost differential makes it higher cost in Cyprus vs. the UK. Thanks.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:03 am

Kikapu wrote:Milti, now that you have settled back living in Cyprus as a resident rather than as a visitor for the past 50+ years, can you give us the cost comparison between the UK and Cyprus on a like to like basis as much as possible. Naturally, in the UK you lived in London and not along the coast as you are now in Limassol. I'm just curious what it will cost you to live in Cyprus in the same lifestyle you did in the UK. Then again, one can argue that your lifestyle in Cyprus now is much higher than it was in the UK since you now have more time to play and spend money rather than work, hence the cost differential makes it higher cost in Cyprus vs. the UK. Thanks.

Hi my dear friend. Today is my 51st day in Cyprus. The cost of food , household essentials , are on the whole more expensive than those in the UK. My daughter tends to just pick things up in a supetmarket without looking prices first. I find things like burgers, chicken fillets or whole chickens to be almost double the cost of same foods in the Uk. Cheeses are at extravagant prices as well as home produced wines with a fancy label. As a wine drinker for almost 50 years i can tell good wines from average drinkable wines which most Cypriot wines are just average, I prefer village home made virgin wines and im not inclined to be taken in by fancy names and labels.Cost of living is higher if one excludes rents, rates and other utilities.

Quality of life in Cyprus of course is undoudedly far far superior to that of the UK. Forgeting the fantastic weather in all other aspects Cyprus is by far a better place to live. Cyprus still nurtures the " Free Spirit" at times rather annoying when drivers go through red lights and drive very aggresively and exceedingly fucking stupid..

Since coming here i have spent 3000 euros, being the total i brought with me in euros.I expect to maintain an average of 1500 euros per month, of course i have 3 grandchildren to take out etc. Im careful with my money since i worked bloody hard to earn.

I said earlier that the only regrett i have is delaying my return by at least 5 years.
I have enjoyed every minute of my time here and aim to continue doing so.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Kikapu » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:51 am

miltiades wrote:
Kikapu wrote:Milti, now that you have settled back living in Cyprus as a resident rather than as a visitor for the past 50+ years, can you give us the cost comparison between the UK and Cyprus on a like to like basis as much as possible. Naturally, in the UK you lived in London and not along the coast as you are now in Limassol. I'm just curious what it will cost you to live in Cyprus in the same lifestyle you did in the UK. Then again, one can argue that your lifestyle in Cyprus now is much higher than it was in the UK since you now have more time to play and spend money rather than work, hence the cost differential makes it higher cost in Cyprus vs. the UK. Thanks.

Hi my dear friend. Today is my 51st day in Cyprus. The cost of food , household essentials , are on the whole more expensive than those in the UK. My daughter tends to just pick things up in a supetmarket without looking prices first. I find things like burgers, chicken fillets or whole chickens to be almost double the cost of same foods in the Uk. Cheeses are at extravagant prices as well as home produced wines with a fancy label. As a wine drinker for almost 50 years i can tell good wines from average drinkable wines which most Cypriot wines are just average, I prefer village home made virgin wines and im not inclined to be taken in by fancy names and labels.Cost of living is higher if one excludes rents, rates and other utilities.

Quality of life in Cyprus of course is undoudedly far far superior to that of the UK. Forgeting the fantastic weather in all other aspects Cyprus is by far a better place to live. Cyprus still nurtures the " Free Spirit" at times rather annoying when drivers go through red lights and drive very aggresively and exceedingly fucking stupid..

Since coming here i have spent 3000 euros, being the total i brought with me in euros.I expect to maintain an average of 1500 euros per month, of course i have 3 grandchildren to take out etc. Im careful with my money since i worked bloody hard to earn.

I said earlier that the only regrett i have is delaying my return by at least 5 years.
I have enjoyed every minute of my time here and aim to continue doing so.
K


Thanks Milti,

I was just wondering if it's a natural occurrence, where Turks who have lived and worked in Europe eventually return back to Turkey to retire in comfort because their foreign earned money/pensions will go much further than staying where they are, as the Greeks may return back to Greece for the same reasons, and of course us, Cypriots, returning back to Cyprus. Of course, to maintain a good quality of life is just more than having enough money to live in comfort, but also the quality of life and services provided in those countries one goes to retire is also very important. In Switzerland we have an excellent quality of life despite being an expensive place to live, but this is all balanced out with high income earned here. One can retire here with their pensions and get by as any other country I would say, or move to another country and still maintain their lifestyle of living for less money, but can they still have a good quality of life that includes public safety, public services like transportation, retired people friendly access ramps for wheelchairs, even surfaced pavements, public toilets, parking, social services and so on. Of course, no country is perfect to provide everything for all individuals for what they need to maintain their quality of life, but would not want to move from a great place to less than adequate place to live just because it is cheaper, otherwise one can move to many different countries that makes it really cheap to live, like Thailand and that part of the world. After all, it costs money to maintain everything listed above, hence making it expensive to live to maintain high quality of living. I guess I'm just asking for your insights when I eventually reach your age in a few more years as to what would I do, as coming home to Cyprus is on the top of the list at the moment. We'll talk again in the near future, no doubt.

Take care my friend.
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