Monday, 9 June 2008

quick monday update...

I'm working part-time in the Village Inn as washer-upper - terrible money, but certainly better than nothing. I actually quite like it - just a few hours in the evening, no thinking, no stress, no bringing work home, and lovely cold water on my hands!

The property company I was working at who had to "let me go" are now re-advertising the job I was doing, which seems a little odd, so I emailed them last week to ask if the situation there had changed, but no reply as yet. The hotel haven't paid me, so I emailed them too. Again, no reply. And I found out from Trish (who also worked there, but has just been sacked because she doesn't speak Greek!) that the whole time I was working there they were still interviewing for my job...

I've been doing a bit of exploring. On Saturday I went to Polis and to Latchi (Latsi, Lakki ?), which are north of here, I've been to both places before, they're quite nice for sitting and staring at the sea, so that's what I did. Today I drove to the Mavrokolympos Dam, which is almost empty (kinda scary), and to Akoursos, which is very close, but somewhere I'd never been before. There's not a lot there. Nice drive, though.

My landlord brought me eggs (from his chickens) and figs (which i thought I didn't like, but it turns out I do), and has reduced my rent by €2.15. Bless him.

Finally got in touch with Cyta about my landline not working. Hopefully it'll be fixed soon, and I'll be able to make calls to the UK for 3.54 cents per minute, rather than the 10.62 cents per minute it costs from my mobile - hurrah!

Have been reading a lot. Particularly enjoying "Pies and Prejudice: In Search Of The North" by Stuart Maconie. Has made me want to explore "up north" a bit more. Which I guess is the point.

My sunburnt bits are peeling. I feel like a leper. Or a snake shedding its skin. Or something.

That's about it...

2 comments:

Dave Lawrence said...

'Has made me want to explore "up north" a bit more. Which I guess is the point.'

I don't think he's referring to the Turkish side of Cyprus, you know...

paul said...

The cyprus employment market is confusing!

All the love in the world, comin' right acha :)