Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

To queue or not to queue? No matter how cheap the fish and chips are.

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I read this article in the Cyprus Mail a few months ago on my mini laptop when I was down at the Golden Arches hotel during my parents’ stay in Cyprus. I meant to share it with you at the time but it completely slipped my mind.

I’ve just found it again this morning – so finally, here it is….

It starts with the tale of how 1200 people in Manchester, UK formed a queue to get cheap fish and chips at the price of £1 instead of the usual £5.75. Some of them queued for up to 3 hours!

The British are a nation of queue lovers and will happily join one if they think there’s something in it for them at the end but it seems we’re getting a bit fed up of this queue mallarky and now the maximum we’re prepared to wait is between 6 and 8 minutes….

Hmmmm, we queued with my parents for their check-in desk at Larnaca airport on 30th November last year for over an hour.

There was one huge single, snaking line of people all waiting for just a few desks with people jumping the gun to the “assistance” checkout. They literally threw themselves into the wheelchairs that were by the entrance doors when they had just walked perfectly well and unaided from the drop off points with their baggage!

Call me cynical but I will definitely be getting my Dad into one this year if that queue is just as bad…. After all, he will be almost 80 years old.

Read the rest of the blog article here by Mona Daley.


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): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ 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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