Saturday, 12 December 2015

All things change ...

Our long warm autumn seems to have finally given way to winter, even though it is still lovely and warm during the day. But once the sun goes down, it is socks and sweaters and some heating to keep us warm. It's been a busy week, with lots of tasks needing to be completed. Cyprus being Cyprus, it is easy to put things off and off ... but eventually you have to get round to things.

Various friends heading off to the UK for Christmas and we shall miss not seeing them. Our Christmas will be very different from last year, especially with no Becky S. to keep us all on our toes. Hopefully she will visit us in January, work permitting, and then we can have a second Christmas. It is eleven months since she was here and it seems much longer than that.

I had reason to contact Amazon recently as my new shaver had been stuck at a distribution centre in Gemany for about eleven days. They told me that, despite an estimated delivery date of December 9th, I should wait for 48 hours after January 6th before becoming concerned and contacting them again. Somewhat coincidentally my shaver arrived in Cyprus the next day, and I am now waiting (but not with bated breath) for it to wend its way through the Cypriot postal service.

All that being said, we shall have to start organising ourselves for Christmas next week. Shopping list in hand, we shall have a brief excursion to Paphos to buy the things that we cannot obtain in Polis. But we shall buy in Polis wherever Polis, even if it is slightly more expensive, on the principle of "Use it or lose it."

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