I have recently moved to Cyprus from the Uk and have submitted plans through our architects,does anybody know if I have to register myself with the authorities for the licence as i have read on this site it is illegal to build your own house,or will our architect hold the umberella licence?
Hi! First post on here for me so here goes. I have read on AngloINFO that you can bring some plants into cyprus(when moving for instance) apart from some on an EU list, but this is not enlarged on. I have looked on other forums but none mention bringing plants to Cyprus...so does anyone have any first hand experience or can confirm that this is indeed ok to do, as i am moving here soon and would love to bring some of my own favourite plants with me... Thanks Keith.
Hi Allhubby and i are coming out to furnish our new 3 bed house in a weeks time. we have been recommended a company called Steptoes in Paphos who seem very helpful, can deliver within 2 days and are very reasonably priced. Can anyone offer any advice on where we can get reasonably priced electrical goods, tv, dvd player, kettle etc also where we can get soft furnishings, like bedding, towels, curtains / curtain poles (just cheap and cheerful required) we will be in the Limassol area but dont mind driving, a good excuse to see the island!many thanks for any help
Hi allHubby and I are coming over to Cyprus in a weeks time to furnish our new 3 bed property. We have looked into furniture packages as we want to rent the house out for holiday lets. We have been recommeded a company called Steptoe, in Paphos who seem very helpful and their packages are very reasonably priced. Can anyone give us some advice on this topic. Also where we can get reasonably priced electrical goods, cheap and cheerful curtains / poles and basic furnishings, bedding, towels etc which you would usually get in argos, cargo or ikea (unfortunately we can not wait until mid 07 to wait for Ikea).any advice and tips is much appreciated.
Can anyone advise of best places to buy garden furniture - preferably in bamboo, rattan or webbing? We have recently purchased a property in Paphos and hope to buy table and chairs/sun loungers and sofa set for patio/balcony areas when we come out on 31 Jan. Any advice would be appreciated Many thanks Maryb
Buy your milk in plastic bottles and not in cartons, but take the empty bottles to a recycling collection centre.The cartons (bricks) are in plastified cardboard, requiring a lot of energy to make, and are impossible to recycle. They help fill the landfills.The bottles are in a polyester called polyethylene terphthalate (PET). They are not recycled back into bottles for foodstuffs, for hygienic reasons, but they are recycled back into bottles for other products, packing materials, fibres for insulation, knitting "wool", clothing, carpets, ropes etc. To recycle used bottles into any of these consumes about one-tenth of the energy than it takes to manufacture virgin plastic and no petroleum.However, before offloading them for recycling, I have used them a second time, as freezing containers for liquids, such as soup or fruit juice. Immediately after they are emptied, I half-fill them with cold water, put the lid on with a good shake and repeat, to clean them. I've used them frequently for home-made lemon squash, veggie soups, grapefruit and orange juice etc. Be sure to leave about 4-5 cm empty at the top or you may have a mess in your freezer, as the products expand on freezing. I've frozen soup which was perfectly OK after more than a year.I re-use the bottles only once before recycling.Devil
Dear All,Does anyone know where I can buy a new sofa in Nicosia? I've been to a couple of places but none have that big a range and are very expensive. I seem to only be able to find boutique places. Are there any large shops that have many different types on offer? Thanks,Chris