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01/01/23
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Re: 01/01/23
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 01 January, 2023 @ 04:31:07 »
Καλή πρωτοχρονιά

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.9121 GBP
1 €UR = $1.0969 USD
£1 GBP = 1.0964 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9117 €UR

Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.
Other banks likely to offer a different rate which may be marginally higher or lower.
Banks and foreign exchange offices normally charge standard 2% commission.
You may get a better rate changing your holiday money in advance at e.g the
Post Office.
NB: some f-ex agencies advertise "No Commission".
Invariably, they deduct commission before they (don't) advertise the rate.
Foreign exchange offices are businesses, not charities.


Ten day weather forecast for Kefalonia:
This is an overall forecast, due to the mountainous terrain the weather can be very localised.
Updated forecast @
weather.com

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Sun 01/01   17°/11°   12 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud
Mon 02/01   17°/12°   07 km/h   10%   Sunny
Tue 03/01   17°/12°   14 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Wed 04/01   17°/11°   11 km/h   08%   Sun & cloud
Thu 05/01   17°/12°   10 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud
Fri 06/01   17°/12°   14 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud
Sat 07/01   16°/11°   12 km/h   54%   Showers probable
Sun 08/01   16°/10°   15 km/h   61%   Showers probable
Mon 09/01   15°/10°   12 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Tue 10/01   16°/11°   12 km/h   23%   Sun & cloud

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Re: 01/01/23
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 01 January, 2023 @ 05:02:05 »

https://youtu.be/vDEytbka_7Q?t=1

Best in full screen mode, livens up around 3:45 in  :)

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Re: 01/01/23
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 01 January, 2023 @ 05:07:39 »
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Don’t pour your leftover Baileys down the drain, warns water company

Southern Water asks people to watch how they dispose of creamy or oily leftovers to avoid ‘a nasty surprise’
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/12/30/dont-pour-leftover-baileys-drain-warns-water-company/

Leftover Baileys...    WTF? :dunno:

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Re: 01/01/23
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 01 January, 2023 @ 13:27:06 »

https://youtu.be/qMFAXQca_bA?t=1

New Year in Argostoli

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Re: 01/01/23
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 01 January, 2023 @ 14:16:52 »
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RSPCA reveals the most 'weird and wonderful' animal rescues of 2022

Among the first to be rescued in 2022 was Nacho, a six-month-old seal pup who appeared next to a riverbank by the Old Lock & Weir Inn in Keynsham, Bristol, on January 2.

Just two days later, on January 4, a fellow seal pup was found on a cliff in Weybourne, Norfolk, 50ft from the beach, next to a brick wartime pillbox.

A recurring theme in RSPCA rescues in 2022 was foxes getting their head stuck in things, including a vixen that became trapped in a watering can in Colchester, Essex, in February.

In the same month, a fox found with a large tin can of dog food in Barking, London, proved to be a warning on "how dangerous litter can be", according to RSPCA inspector Dale Grant.

More than one fox caught themselves in the central hole of an old wheel.

Another April rescue saw a seagull zip-wired to freedom after it was left hanging from a telephone line in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear after a fishing lure in its foot had become snagged.

Customers eating at a McDonald’s in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, found a 5ft-long boa constrictor slithering through the fast food restaurant in July.

In August, RSPCA rescuers used barbecue tongs to pull a hedgehog free from an open drain in Hull, East Yorkshire.

The fire service had to be called after another hedgehog tumbled 25ft into a historic ice house on the Dawnay Estates near Scarborough, North Yorkshire in September.

The RSPCA was called in September after a Hispaniolan common tree frog made a 4,300-mile journey from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean to the UK aboard a bunch of bananas.

A small finch proved to be one of the more protracted rescues of the year, after it flew in through the open window of a Next store in Newcastle on November 13.

"She just couldn’t fly back out and was flitting around the displays over three floors," said rescuer Rachael Hurst.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-12-31/frog-that-travelled-4000-miles-on-bananas-among-strangest-rspca-rescues-of-2022


Some different rescues in video:


https://youtu.be/Pj7w429j-zA?t=1

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Re: 01/01/23
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 01 January, 2023 @ 14:46:19 »
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Scarborough's New Year fireworks cancelled to protect walrus

A New Year's Eve fireworks display had to be cancelled at the last minute to protect an Arctic walrus discovered in Scarborough.

The event was called off over fears it "could cause distress to the mammal".

Council leader Steve Siddons said he was disappointed but "the welfare of the walrus has to take precedence".

Wildlife experts have suggested the walrus - nicknamed Thor - may be "taking a break" and will move on in a few days once he is rested enough to continue his journey north.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-64139048

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Re: 01/01/23
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 01 January, 2023 @ 17:23:11 »

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Re: 01/01/23
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 01 January, 2023 @ 17:31:05 »
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The surprising European country that makes twice as many whiskies as Scotland
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/germany/surprising-european-country-makes-twice-many-whiskies-scotland/

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Re: 01/01/23
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 03 January, 2023 @ 18:07:31 »
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Don’t pour your leftover Baileys down the drain, warns water company

Southern Water asks people to watch how they dispose of creamy or oily leftovers to avoid ‘a nasty surprise’
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/12/30/dont-pour-leftover-baileys-drain-warns-water-company/

Leftover Baileys...    WTF? :dunno:
You must be joking.Not on your Nelly at our house.Had three bottles for Christmas and my birthday and cleared one on our own already. Got to hide the other to keep for the caravan.

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Re: 01/01/23
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 03 January, 2023 @ 18:11:33 »
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Scarborough's New Year fireworks cancelled to protect walrus

A New Year's Eve fireworks display had to be cancelled at the last minute to protect an Arctic walrus discovered in Scarborough.

The event was called off over fears it "could cause distress to the mammal".

Council leader Steve Siddons said he was disappointed but "the welfare of the walrus has to take precedence".

Wildlife experts have suggested the walrus - nicknamed Thor - may be "taking a break" and will move on in a few days once he is rested enough to continue his journey north.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-64139048
Think he's doing an Egon Ronay of all the east coast resorts. Latest is he has visited Blyth and now heading North.

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Re: 01/01/23
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 03 January, 2023 @ 18:53:42 »
Colleywobble, have you tried making Irish Cream? Mary did and it's fairly easy (and inexpensive). There's several recipes on the 'net, such as this one from the BBC: Homemade Irish cream. Only 'problem' is that you can end up with quite a lot of it (but probably not for long).

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