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31/12/21
« on: Friday, 31 December, 2021 @ 02:07:16 »
Fifty two on Kef / three on Ithaka

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1567
1 USD = € 0.8566

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
Thu 31/12   17°/11°   13 km/h   05%   Sunny
Fri 01/01   17°/11°   12 km/h   10%   Sunny
Sat 02/01   18°/12°    7 km/h   10%   Sunny
Sun 03/01   16°/12°   10 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Mon 04/01   17°/12°    9 km/h   08%   Sun & cloud
Tue 05/01   17°/12°   15 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud
Wed 06/01   16°/10°   12 km/h   45%   Showers possible
Thu 07/01   14°/09°   14 km/h   63%   Showers probable
Fri 08/01   13°/09°   13 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Sat 09/01   14°/11°   15 km/h   42%   Showers possible


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Re: 31/12/21
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 31 December, 2021 @ 02:15:15 »
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Great Yarmouth seal pup found heading towards traffic

An injured seal pup that was heading towards seafront traffic has been rescued and placed back in its habitat.

The four to five-week-old grey seal pup was found on a path close to the pier off North Drive in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on Wednesday night.

Dan Goldsmith of Marine and Wildlife Rescue said it had probably been spooked after a dog attack.

"We relocated it much further along [the beach] to rest and recover, and it should be okay," he said.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-59827677

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Re: 31/12/21
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 31 December, 2021 @ 02:21:09 »
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British citizens living in EU banned from driving across France to reach homes

British citizens have been banned from driving across France to homes in other European Union countries, Eurotunnel has warned.
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-12-30/british-citizens-living-in-eu-banned-from-driving-through-france-to-get-home

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France suspends travel ban for Britons driving across France
UK nationals are again allowed to pass through France to return home to EU countries.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/france-britons-passengers-omicron-afp-b1984610.html

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Re: 31/12/21
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 31 December, 2021 @ 02:27:33 »
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Four state pension changes coming in 2022 and how they could affect you

Everything you need to know about planned changes to the state pension in 2022
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/url-state-pension-changes-2022-explained-b1984481.html

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Re: 31/12/21
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 31 December, 2021 @ 14:31:15 »
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Deer killed by out of control Warwickshire Hunt

On Tuesday 28th December the Warwickshire Hunt were hunting in the Preston on Stour area. Sabs saw hounds chasing something in the distance near Galleyoak Covert, a small wood near Preston on Stour. After zooming in it became apparent that the hounds were chasing a small deer. The hounds were unaccompanied by anyone from the hunt, and no one from the hunt did anything to stop the chase. The two lead hounds eventually caught and brought down the deer, the rest of the pack soon caught up and began ripping it to shreds.
https://youtu.be/mGVR3eujwSg?t=1




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Re: 31/12/21
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 31 December, 2021 @ 17:05:00 »
Just before we celebrated Christmas, in Indonesia a security guard was struck by lightning... and suffered minor burns:


https://youtu.be/k7PRZRS_NRI?t=1

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Re: 31/12/21
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 31 December, 2021 @ 17:09:28 »
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Unseasonably warm weather to usher in 2022

The New Year will be getting off to an unseasonably warm start, Greece’s weather service (EMY) reported on Friday, forecasting daytime highs of as much as 18 degrees Celsius on the mainland and 19 Celsius on the islands.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1174828/unseasonably-warm-weather-to-usher-in-2022/

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Re: 31/12/21
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 31 December, 2021 @ 21:30:58 »
Fifty seven new cases of coronavirus today on Kefalonia and two on Ithaka, according to EODY.