In: Out of the loop30 May 2011
We have had “Festivalmania” here in North Cyprus as the villages do like a good get together. So far we have had or will have, the silk festival, the carob festival, the walnut festival, the apricot festival, the strawberry festival and possibly some I have forgotten to mention… you get the drift of these festivals……food, food and more food.
They are all good fun though and run from early evening until early morning, not that I am ever up and around at early morning as Rob says only thieves and ladies of the night are around at ridiculous o’clock!
Once again North Cyprus has welcomed all the sailors, 180 in total, who are taking part in the Mediterranean Yacht Rally, into the old and new harbours of Kyrenia. Amazingly, fifty one yachts made the trip from Turkey and have now moved on to Lebanon. The life of a sailor is obviously a jolly one.
I have heard today that a male voice choir, from Blackburn, will soon arrive on our shores. I shall go and see them and grade them against our Welsh male voice choirs of course. There is something about a choir coming from the up ‘tnorth that I cannot quite get my head around. I thought they produced consummate brass bands. I will keep you posted.
The subject of deeds raises its head again. Latest news…hot of the press today is that our developer will, allegedly, be a rich man by next Wednesday. It seems the money he won in his court case, a mere £8.3m will then be paid to him so he says, “ring me Friday and we can sort out the deeds”. Why can’t I ring him Wednesday afternoon that is what I am asking?
I am sad to report that Mr Rauf Denkta?, founding president of North Cyprus is in hospital. I wish him a speedy recovery as he seems to be the only sensible voice of authority, plus he has a soft spot for expatriates.
Right, time for me to go to the pool again but just remember this, no matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.