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I left Luxor via Hurghada 8 days off 3 years ago.
That's a loong time in London...

I am normally here for no more than 6 weeks at a time.
But three years a lot has happened, I will probably still be here when King Charles is crowned.

All 3 of us caught covid on the flight back to the UK....But whilst here, I have been slowly sorting out
my 'headbangers (cluster headaches) which I have suffered for over 10 years, with the
help of Queens' Neurological Hospital.

What with the state of the NHS, strikes all over the place, a totally crooked government and woke
this and that and 'what's my sexual orientation ? plus a war in the Ukraine.

I long for the 'happy, sunny, busy life I lived back in Najar abu Ramadan and not really
giving a 'donkey's toss about what was occurring over here, what ever happened to 'happy news ?

I will be returning when her over in Sarf London returns to WC1 as is her want and current plans,
and when Islington council start to replace all our blocks windows.
It's costing leaseholders £41,000 each apartment, that's when profiteering goes wrong..
And over 40% of our flats are leasehold, but Simona who is well respected by all departments is using her
manipulative womanly wiles to get them to do our place first.

Bless her, that's an ex-commie's view of our local government workforce.
It's all gone t*tts-up here so if your thinking of returning I would suggest 'think about it some more...
Oh! and guaranteed covid will be back.....

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Post by Teddyboy »

3 Years????? Will you still be able to find your way about? Good luck with your return journey and re-establishment in your old home. (And welcome back!)
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Who2 wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:05 pm I will be returning when her over in Sarf London returns to WC1 as is her want and current plans,
and when Islington council start to replace all our blocks windows.
It's costing leaseholders £41,000 each apartment, that's when profiteering goes wrong..
And over 40% of our flats are leasehold, but Simona who is well respected by all departments is using her
manipulative womanly wiles to get them to do our place first.
I would seriously question that amount, even for a three bedroom house, including two sets of French doors, eight full size windows, plus a new front door, all triple glazed costs less than £25,000, supplied from a top rated company,............even in London.
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The national press seems to think 40k is roughly the average price across the country.

Anyhow I received this morning an interesting email....just saying...and they keep telling us
the UK is the 6th richest country in the world...really ?


"Emergency power cuts are unlikely to happen, but if they do it is important you know:...........

"You will have no power for at least three hours at a time, once or twice a day.
Priority Services Register customers will lose power in an emergency. Being on the Priority Services Register does not offer you any protection from the national power cuts.
Your gas boiler, heat pump, broadband and home phone will not work during the power cut.
Due to the national scale of the power cuts, UK Power Networks cannot supply generators/backup power to customers for these emergencies.

To prepare you should:

Find your block letter (and rota, when published) at powercut105.com.
Keep a mobile phone fully charged (if you have one) so you can use it to go online for updates or call if you have a power cut.
Keep a torch handy in case you are without power during the night.
Have warm clothes, blankets and food which doesn't need heating accessible.

In the unlikely event you do ever experience a power cut call 105 or visit the 105 website for more advice on what to do.

Yours,

Ian Cameron
Director of Customer Service and "Innovation, ("love that last bit )

"PS: Who said "will the last person to leave, turn out the lights ?............ 8)
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It aint over til the fat lady sings..

Good to hear you will be back in Luxor once again, despite all the doom and gloom in the UK, just remember we are just back where we were in the 1970's.

Now all these strikers have just got to figure out is, that all they are doing is punishing thier own, and not these politicians, so when its the bin men's time to strike, please empty our rubbish, but not the councils own bins..

While you may be escaping the chaos, theres a glimmer of hope from the bank of England..
The winter is almost over and the NHS queues will shorten, and perhaps those TV adverts for private health will not go unnoticed by the more affluent people of the UK, and in doing so may shorten the queues even further.

Talking of money, get yourself a wheelbarrow for carrying about your LE, and a good chain and padlock for when its out of sight.

If they try to bring Covid back, I dont think the great British public are going to fall for that one again. Another case of do as we say, not as we do. Cant go to your mothers funeral, but we can party like its 1999.. Wot.. !
Our attention span is not comparable to that of a lobotomised goldfish...

Now pass the Vaul e vent's and Canape's please.
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Just got back from a month visiting the usual friends and haunts. Did not see or hear of Big Nose while in Luxor, is he there with Johnny? Dawar el Omda was as good as ever. Still not suffered any viruses so all good so far.
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So, as some of our block residents moan about the coming cost of the blocks refurbishment £41,000 per flat......

I spotted this item today:
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2023/ ... almacantar

Sent this over to our 'highly valued Barb saying "try this one out,

"Look on the bright side" You could have have bought in Center Point"

Over 40% of our block are now leaseholders, at least 40% are from other countries, 20% british born,
trust me, it's one big 'melting pot, and at least 6 flats are rented by students from the City University,
Oh! and 60% of us have highly effective 'drug gates fitted' (from the old day's) myself included..qed.

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The old days, most of those wrecks down there were stolen...
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Interrupted for lunch break: 1 hr down at The Eagle.

Saturday, I had sat in the window of The Eagle (reading The Grauniad) whilst watching the removal of the crane opposite and the hotels hoardings.

Today Tuesday there are people now having breakfast,
drinking coffee and snacks opposite me over the road. 'la whaala!
It's a Whitbread Hub hotel, "Talk about a fast turnaround, I said to the eagle chefs,
"chop suey & some indian dishes won't go amiss in a couple of weeks time .
There is no restaurant in the Hub hotel.

Back to the market and Cafe Kick, espresso and a guinness outside in the sun.
I informed our barman that the 3 newly seated customers next table to me,
would be in a rush and would all be on Channel 4 news tonight as it's presenters.
he speeded up... 8)
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