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25/04/22
« on: Monday, 25 April, 2022 @ 02:15:41 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8545 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.1155 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1703 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8965 €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
Mon 25/04   21°/13°   13 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Tue 26/04   22°/14°   14 km/h   05%   Sunny
Wed 27/04   22°/14°   15 km/h   07%   Sunny
Thu 28/04   24°/16°   14 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Fri 29/04   22°/14°   14 km/h   07%   Mostly cloudy
Sat 30/04   21°/14°   14 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny
Sun 01/05   20°/14°   13 km/h   24%   Mostly cloudy
Mon 02/05   20°/14°   14 km/h   45%   Showers possible early
Tue 03/05   19°/13°   19 km/h   12%   Sun & cloud
Wed 04/05   19°/14°   18 km/h   17%   Mostly sunny



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Re: 25/04/22
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 25 April, 2022 @ 15:56:49 »
Today's coronavirus count on Kef/Ithaka: 19/7
https://eody.gov.gr/covid-gr-daily-report-20220425/

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Re: 25/04/22
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 25 April, 2022 @ 17:23:15 »
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Gatwick and Heathrow: The ‘best beach in the world’ 3 hours from London that's home to an actual shipwreck

Summer is on its way and many of us are starting to get into holiday mode. The sunglasses and disposable BBQ's are out (even if the sun isn't yet) and so are the holiday brochures.

Londoners looking to go abroad are lucky enough to have big airports like Gatwick and Heathrow on their doorsteps and can catch a direct flight to a paradise island (not that London isn't a paradise island...) in no time.

Not sure where to look first? If it's a beach holiday you're after, Greece is always a good option.

According to TimeOut, the best beach in the world is Navagio Beach on the coast of Zakynthos
https://www.mylondon.news/lifestyle/travel/gatwick-heathrow-travel-greece-london-23762132

Time Out: The 31 best beaches in the world

Have they been to these places? Stunning bay but best beach??? Better beaches on Kef.

(JMO, of course)


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Re: 25/04/22
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 25 April, 2022 @ 20:11:49 »
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Notorious criminal murdered at his holiday home

A victim of a murderous ambush is considered a veteran of what is widely known as the “Greek Mafia.”

Skaftouros’ killers took advantage of his letting down his guard over the Easter holiday. He had always feared he would be targeted by other criminals and severely limited his movements. Whenever he went outside, he was with bodyguards. He made an exception for this Easter, going to his home in his ancestral village to celebrate with his mother and a small circle of relatives, letting his guard down. Very few people knew he would be in Skourta.

According to witnesses, two of the four men got off the bikes. Wearing their helmets, they entered the yard where about 10 people were dining, including Skaftouros and fired off numerous times.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1182968/notorious-criminal-murdered-at-his-holiday-home/


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Re: 25/04/22
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 25 April, 2022 @ 22:13:08 »
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Caroline: The Murder that Fooled the World

A woman living an idyllic life in Greece married to her childhood sweetheart is found dead beside her 11-month-old baby girl, allegedly suffocated by a gang of foreign burglars.
https://www.channel5.com/show/caroline-the-murder-that-fooled-the-world/

On 5Star at 21:00 tonight / available online now via link above until 23/12/2026.

« Last Edit: Monday, 25 April, 2022 @ 22:28:02 by Maik »

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Re: 25/04/22
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 @ 00:05:29 »
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Woman, 49, 'marries' her pet cat in bid to stop landlord separating them
A woman has married her pet cat in a bid to stop future landlords from separating them.

"I had a group of friends there for the ceremony – they all think I've gone batsh*t crazy but we all had a lovely day. My kids weren't there on the day, they just think that mummy has lost the plot!"
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/woman-marries-pet-cat-bid-23775929

I think it's the same loony toon as in this 2016 story in the Daily Mail:

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*    Mother-of-four Deborah Hodge, 43, used to be a deputy headteacher
*    Left job two years ago to become famous actress, artist or comedian
*    Was relying on benefits while waiting for her big day
*    Now admits she will have to find a menial job to pay the bills
*    Can't return to teaching after playing topless prostitute in racy film
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3924012/Single-mother-benefits-admits-defeat-bid-famous.html


Also appeared on several TV shows and in the press, seems addicted to attention:


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Mother reveals she had sex in a hospital bed HOURS after giving birth to her fourth child
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6865363/Mother-reveals-sex-HOURS-giving-birth.html

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Single woman, 45, reveals she still sleeps with her childhood teddy every night
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6511653/Woman-45-appeared-Morning-admit-sleeps-teddy-shes-not-alone.html

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Fury as benefits mum boasts on This Morning thanking Brits for £3k Christmas handout
A BENEFITS scrounger has thanked taxpayers after she splashed out £3,000 on a luxury Christmas for her family.
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/benefits-mum-morning-deborah-hodge-16966124

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Mother-of-four, 44, reveals she walks around naked in front of her children including her 21-year-old son
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5445995/Mother-44-walks-naked-children.html


Amazingly, (some of) the press keeps coming back for more.