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kenny b


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I arrived back this morning after spending 2 weeks in our apartment on phase 2

The site is coming on really well the planting and the new lawns look great.

I watched them prepare and the seed the lawns on the beach zone on phase 1

yesterday.

It would appear to take approx 3 weeks from seed to fullly grown lawn.

Everyone I spoke with on site was really positive about the way the site was coming on.We had no problems with water or electric whilst we were out there.

We took the opportunity to visit the Karpaz and its a must see for everyone that visits the TRNC.We are hoping to visit TBV again in the new year when hopefully we can see the site in its full spendour with all the landscaping complete.



Kenny b



Notsoboredhw


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Hi Kennyb - nice to hear you had a great time - we went to Karpaz in August and loved the part we made it too - didnt quite get to the tip but still found a lovely deserted beach. SM sent us some photos yesterday from TBV and the grass and plants are starting to look brilliant. Wont be long before the whole site is green and florishing



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BHW..are they supposed to be doing some thing with the beach area!!!!!



Notsoboredhw


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Theyve done the beach already - but no good if you want to bury someone - sand isnt deep enough. Still OK for sitting and watching the sunset though and if you are brave enough to have a swim in the big waves!



Coachie



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BHW..Thanks for the info.We are coming out next june for acouple of weeks in apt 21-05 which is not far from the beach and her indoors likes to have a stroll on the beach and dip her toes in the water.From the photoes I have seen of the village it looks very impressive.....



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They have just concreted some more parasols in the beach area.5 months ago they would of come in handy.



Notsoboredhw


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Coachie - I was sent some photos a couple of days ago and my hubby and I are very impressed with how its all progressing. It will be amazing once all the grass has grown and plants start to mature. Just need a nice restaurant now and then no need to hire a car!!!



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p.s meant to say Coachie we and several owners and their families had a big beach BBQ in August - it was great fun. Just took our little BBQ down there and others did too and we got all the kids to round up all the old wood left behind and made a camp fire. We watched the sunset go down. Well worth doing.



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Problem solved, April 2009 KINGS BAR will have a la carte menu and much more. regards, Paul.



Coachie



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BHW...Hope somebody suggests the same inJune,Fancy myself as BBQchef haha!!!



Coachie



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BHW..I thought there was a restruant and bar and a new supermarket on site?????



Notsoboredhw


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Coachie I am sure you will be fine as a beach BBQ chef!!! No restaurant and bar yet but there is a well stocked supermarket.



Turbo


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Sorry to sound like a downer, but doesn't growing grass take a ton of water to keep going?

I thought there was a water shortage.



RedSnapper


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theyve got a desal plant down there that whirs away all the time on the beach which isnt a beach its a sand pit and if youre talking about taking a stroll on the beach it`ll take you 15seconds end to end



Coachie



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Red Snapper..Its agood job my missus doesnt read these posts cos you have just put the mockers on her strolls on the beach, now Iwill get no peace whilst she is out for her strolls.She aint going to be out long enough...



Gin&Tonic


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Hi all,



I think the beach BBQ is great, does anyone know if bins will be supplied ?.. as I have noticed that rubbish is getting left behind..

It would be a shame to let this area become a mess..



kenny b


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Hi Stuart.

Just got back from TBV and I also noticed the rubbish swept up on the beach and like yourself noticed that no bins were on the beach maybe its an issue we need to raise with the committee.

We are in block 34b on phase 2 and are made up with the progress of the site and the quality of the build of the appartment.

Where abouts are you on phase 2.

Kenny b



Notsoboredhw


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We took all our rubbish back to our apartment with us. Maybe one to add to the list for the committee. I know they have asked for a bench to be put down there also.



Gin&Tonic


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Hi kenny,



I think I'm near you 35..



I do hope they keep the beach clean, I would think that all the residents at TBV that use the beach would clean up after themselves just like Boaredhousewife did



kenny b


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Hi Stuart.

Everyone I have met over the past 2 years who have purchased on TBV seem to be decent responsible people and I am sure that they are the type of people that will look to keep all areas of the site litter free.

The new fence on the beach zone seems to be trapping the litter before it starts to blow around the site and last week I watched SM staff litter picking all over the site it was at times very very windy.

Keep posting Stuart and if we are ever out there at the same time, you are more than welcome to share a cold efes on our patio.

Kenny b



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Any rubbish that is on the beach could also be washed up - especially plastic bottles and yoghurt pots seem to be the worst!! ...oh and odd shoes/flip flops!



phylray



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When I was on the beach earlier this year I did see some Efes bottles

some broken & left there. They looked as if left recently, and I cannot

imagine who would be so blindly ignorant as to do that, knowing the

potential damage that can be caused.



Turbo


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I guess you have to educate the locals also to take their litter home with them.

Education is was is needed over there, hopefully the new generation will have a bit more pride and keep places clean.

The beach I presume will be open to public, as no one can own a beach.



Notsoboredhw


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Phyl - we too saw some Efes bottles - out on the jetty - probably from a local fisherman maybe? We took those bottles away with us.



phylray



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BHW Good for you. Or maybe local workers.



Gin&Tonic


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Hi Kenny b,



Thanks for the offer, keep the beer chilling !!



lee 47


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10/10/2008 22:03

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Hi Stuart



Hope you are both keeping well. We were out the same time as you in September and had a few chats around the pool. Hope you have found a decent fish restaurant. We are going back in a weeks time. Are you still going back in November? Lets hope the dust has settled around the pool and the digger has taken up residence somewhere else.

Regards

Ang and Lee



Gin&Tonic


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Hi kenny,



I think I'm near you 35..



I do hope they keep the beach clean, I would think that all the residents at TBV that use the beach would clean up after themselves just like Boaredhousewife did



ronaldo


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10/10/2008 23:30

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Hi Ken B or is that Kenko ?

Great to here some positives about TBV Just been out there for six weeks we saw some great improvements Planting coming on great. The beach I think maybe is a temporary measure but is still great! umbrellas, barbecue area, sand, safe cordoned off area , Litter is a problem though . As for Efess bottles a major problem. Litter bins there isnt any . Maybe we should take this up with our representatives. Fencing a great idea, gate to the beach I think should have a notice on requesting to keep closed to keep out farm animals . anyhow keep the positive coming! TBV is still the Jewell in the crown of northern Cyprus

and always will be.

Ronaldo



kenny b


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Ronaldo.

Great to hear your positive comments.

I noticed the quality of the landscaping last week and was particularly impressed with one garden that had planted an orange and a lemon tree it was just a pity that they had a boat the size of the QE2 tucked down the side of the appartment.If you know the owner of the boat let him know that I have a friend that works for customs that can get him an outboard motor cheap never been used all taxes paid.

Kenny b



Gin&Tonic


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Hi Ang & Lee, aka Lee 47,



How are you ?..



I'm returning in November for a few weeks, hopfully the lawns will be growing by then.. Fingers crossed..



Notsoboredhw


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Hi Ronaldo is there a BBQ down at the beach are now? Would save you taking your own if there is



ronaldo


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Hi bhw

Yes there is a barbeque area on the beach same as the ones wich are around the pools . situated in the stoned off sand area . One evening whilst we were there a group of people had a great beach party .

Ronaldo



Notsoboredhw


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Fantastic - Thats nice to know we dont have to cart ours down there any more! There were about 25 of us last time and we all bought our own barbies down! Cant wait until the next visit. Keep hearing such positives things especially now all the landscaping is coming along.



Gin&Tonic


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Has anyone seen the plans for the new restaurant ?..



Notsoboredhw


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No not yet - maybe the new committee might be able to get hold of them. I still think its a shame the old building isnt being used - such great views and a fabulous place to watch the sunset. I'm not sure the new restaurant site will have the same ambiance built in the middle of all the apartments - I guess we will just have to wait and see and then decide!



truffles808


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[tongue in cheek] I have heard that they might turn the old restaurant into a casino, whore house or even the majors new villa....!!!!!!!! LOL

It is a shame that it is not been put into some use, it is in a fabulous position and would love to sit there with a drink watching the sun go down over the horizon with a few meze's to nibble on.



truffles808


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We are very pleased with the progress on TBV and by spring next year the landscaping will come into it own and the complex will look totally different. We just need a decent restaurant / bar so we can be self sufficient without having to go off site.



Bob / Anne


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The landscaping of the complex is coming on great now, and the fence is now fully erected around the site to keep the goats out. Also path lights, and pool lights are on at nights. So things are moving in the right direction at the moment.

Just hope that I never catch Ting Tong using my outside electricity.



Bob.



Gin&Tonic


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I do hope the new restaurant has lots of outdoor space to have a quiet drink & something to eat..



Is it true that the space under the gym may now become a cafe, I do hope so



truffles808


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i think that was what it was originally for. Never know.



ronaldo


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When we were over in sept / oct I called in at Kensingtons office at the Harbour i asked the question about the down stairs area of the Gym I was told that this is were the beauty and hairdressing salon is to be located. also it is avaiable for 200 per month . Any one out there interested



Gin&Tonic


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Hi Truffles,



You are correct then they changed their minds.. But sombody mentioned to me not that long ago that they may now do it !!..

I can see myself sat outside there in the morning with an espresso..

he he..

But if it doesn't happen i could get my hair done...



Notsoboredhw


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I'm sure in the last newsletter we got from KD (when they said the restaurant was moving to another location) that they had other plans for the beach area so maybe the beach cafe will be down there??? Cant think of anything else they could do down where the jetty is?



Gin&Tonic


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I don't expect them to push the boat out on the beach, pardon the pun..



A bin would be a good start !!..



truffles808


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For those owners who are unable to access TBV forum as yet - What do you think about the building insurance issue? Most people were under the impression it was to be covered by RESCO? Or is it just another money making machine or lack of financial structure? Your opinions would be welcomed. Thanks, Jo.



RedSnapper


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yet another scheme to releive people of their hard earned, they must be running out of ideas pretty soon... rip off culture.



Gin&Tonic


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Hi Truffles,



I was always led to belive that the building is covered for two years against defects. & everything else was covered for your first year..



There is a lot of confusion at the moment, but hopfully someone will show us the light..



truffles808


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Yes I agree with the building warranty for 2 years, but they are now asking for building insurance to cover for damage that may occur. When a brief letter was sent out in July, it also included insurance for the desalination plant that we now no longer have any say over. We were lead to believe, contract and actually told by Arie, that our monthly maintenance fee included the building insurance? A big grey area which I am sure the committee will endeavor to resolve on our behalf.

Still no news from Beverly with regards to joining the TBV forum? Its not like her as she is usually very efficient.



Gin&Tonic


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Hi Truffles,

Don't worry your not alone, I'm still waiting for Beverly !!..



kenny b


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Hi Truffles/Gin and Tonic

I am still waiting as well.

Maybe Diana Ross will post a reply

Kenny bl



truffles808


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kenny b - are you ronaldo's mate? - Jo



kenny b


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hi Truffles.

Good guess hope you are keeping well.

When are you visitng TBV again.

Lets hope we dont have an earthquake before they sort the Insurance issue out.



Notsoboredhw


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Kenny/G&T - We are being advised by the committee not to pay the insurance until they have had chance to look through things. We were all set to pay it next week but will hold fire for a bit until we get the go ahead.



Gin&Tonic


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Hi BH,



Thank you for letting us know..



Would it be that difficult for the Committee to send a blanket email out to everyone to keep them Informed.

Not everyone is on the TBV group yet !..



truffles808


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Hi Kenny b,

Good to hear from you. We are next out 8 weeks yesterday [18th Dec] for Christmas and New Year. Just booked Kibris Airlines for April and June of next year 200 per person - good price for them.

I think the only earthquake that will happen will come from a certain area of the village, there's definitely been some rumblings...LOL With SM asking for 14 months of payment, the site must be covered by insurance otherwise why would SM be back dating the payments? Yes Redsnapper, I know exactly what you are think....!



Notsoboredhw


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Stuart - have you tried joining again as Beverley is back now.



Gin&Tonic


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Hi BH,



A friend of mine who is on the committee has just e-mailed Beverley today, so watch this space



I have tryed to re-join but it just says waiting on a reply..



Notsoboredhw


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Hi Stuart - who do you know on the Committee? Hopefully you will get access soon. Have a nice weekend all.



Gin&Tonic


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Have a great W/e.... & don't forget the clocks go back on Sunday !!..



I knew that would cheer you all up



Notsoboredhw


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Oh I completely forgot about that!!! Extra hour in bed!



gerry7



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hi kenny hope your are doing well .

when are going back to tbv.

see you later

gerry+wilma



kenny b


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Hi Gerry

We are keeping well thanks

We are looking for a long weekend in January we had already booked Tenerife in December otherwise we would be going out to TBV for 2 weeks never mind We are going out for a couple of weeks in March.

Good to keep in touch.

When are you and Wilma out there again.

Kenny b



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