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Chelpet


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15/04/2010 18:55

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We got caught in our first power cut last week when we were out there (please dont laugh all you regulars) as we are still on a learning curve, and we did not have a torch or candle in the place, not to mention missing the final 15 minutes of a very good film.

So we went out to try and find some wind-up torches to eliviate the looking for batteries syndrome, only to greeted with blank expressions, however back in UK was able to buy a very wind-up torch in a BP filling station for the princely sum of 3.75, hence we are buying a few to take back with us, the wife has just walked in only to tell me she purchased 2 at Asda for 2.50 each little smartie.



Brinsley


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15/04/2010 19:04

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Also bring a wind-up radio on your next trip over. The rest of the wind up merchandise can be readily viewed at most bars with Efes beer glass in hand!



Richard



Tootie


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15/04/2010 19:08

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The best thing I've found is to either go bed early, sit it out, go pub, or buy a nice & quiet little jenny, No, not the jenny's from the hush hush clubs.

As for "Wind" up torches, I'd say the south.



harita


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15/04/2010 23:33

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We bought small wind-up torches from Homebase in the south .. Approx 6



matula


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16/04/2010 09:10

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Mr. Pound in Girne have good ones for 4 lira. Was so impressed with the first one we bought that we went back for another!



sloan



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18/06/2010 11:15

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Got mine from the village jumble sale back in the UK ...... 20p!



Pogle


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18/06/2010 11:57

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Buy a florescent storm lamp. They plug in an charge when the electric is on and produce enough light to stumble around for a couple of hours during power cuts. Also available " fanny by gaslight" small bottled gas with a glass lamp top - lighting them is not for the faint hearted!



andrew4232



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18/06/2010 13:44

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dont bother with the candles at this time of year unless you put them in splints they just melt



re: 7 its a long time since i seen fanny by gas light how is the old girl keeping well? hehe



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