Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

Cyprus’ Christmas ruined by postal delays

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Christmas ruined by postal delays – Cyprus Mail.

HUNDREDS of people were left without Christmas parcels and letters from abroad over the holiday weekend following unprecedented delays at the post office.

The Postal Services say the delays were the fault of the British Royal Mail and Greece.

The head of the service, Andreas Gregoriou said: “For their own reasons, Greece and the UK didn’t manage to pass on letters and parcels on time”.

“We received a message (from the British Royal Mail) that they were still holding on to mail because there was no way to send it,” Gregoriou said.

The Royal Mail had said that they could only ensure timely delivery for post sent from the UK by December 12.

Click to read the full article Christmas ruined by postal delays – Cyprus Mail.

By Poly PantelidesPublished on December 28, 2011

So how come we can send envelopes and small packages outside of Cyprus at least 3 times every week and they will reach the UK within 3 to 5 days of dispatch? Greece takes a couple of days longer for some reason.

BUT, if we send an envelope or package 60km away from our home town to Kato Paphos – it takes 2 weeks….

It would be interesting to hear the explanation for that one K. Gregoriou!


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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