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by Hippyboy
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Skiing in Bulgaria
Topic: Nearest ski areas from vt?
Replies: 8
Views: 31379

I'm not a skier , but some skiers seek out virgin snow , and aren't bothered by the lack of facilities . Years ago I went climbing in the Atlas mountains ,and the place was full of skiers that climbed up with snow shoes to the highest point they could get , and skied back down to the hut . Who needs...
by Hippyboy
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Employment
Topic: Bulgarians Coming to UK
Replies: 97
Views: 42027

Quite frankly there's a lot of Bulgarians who would like the chance to go and work in the UK for a few months , but they're not allowed to . Exactly how the ones that do work there get their work permits is none of my businesss ,but all I can say is there are plenty of others that would like to be i...
by Hippyboy
Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How To Write Your Bulgarian Address?
Replies: 16
Views: 22069

UK computer systems , such as Southwark Council , do not normally recognise or operate in Cyrillic , even though they have it available to them . Either way , if you miss out lines of the address in any alphabet , its down to the postal clerks to figure out where its meant to go , and they seem to d...
by Hippyboy
Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Employment
Topic: Bulgarians Coming to UK
Replies: 97
Views: 42027

Quite clearly its easy to generalise about Bulgarians or English people , but it doesn't really tell the story . For example , many Bulgarians are used to working on the land because they were brought up with it , in England most of the farmhands got laid off years ago as agriculture became increasi...
by Hippyboy
Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How To Write Your Bulgarian Address?
Replies: 16
Views: 22069

It seems that the PK (postcode) is the really key piece of information if you're living in a village in Bulgaria . For my sins , I get mail from Southwark Council , and although I gave them my full address as stated , they invariably miss some part of it out ; ie , name , village , even country (but...
by Hippyboy
Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: Snow in villages at Xmas..?
Replies: 43
Views: 20927

I'm trying to restore on old house in Veliko Turnovo , unfortunately the 'meisters' all turned out to be 'sheisters' so it's down to me to try and save the place from collapsing into the river . believe me , I don't want to be working outdoors in this weather , but apparently it will be warmer next ...
by Hippyboy
Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet!
Topic: Looking for friends around the Burgas area
Replies: 7
Views: 12087

I'm with walkage on this one , make some Bulgarian friends . I don't know what your taste in music is , but there are a number of festivals during the summer which are good places to meet people and make friends . Another option might be to work as a volunteer on one of the organic farms for a few w...
by Hippyboy
Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: Snow in villages at Xmas..?
Replies: 43
Views: 20927

Fair play to you Pete , it was damned nippy last night . I was down my local and amazingly found another nutcase that says that he wants to work on Monday , we'll have to see whether he actually shows up or not . The last bloke (apart from my regular right hand man) managed a day and a half before t...
by Hippyboy
Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: Snow in villages at Xmas..?
Replies: 43
Views: 20927

No doubt it would have been Villyman , but I was too busy working to spare the time for shopping . I'm well aware that it snows in Bulgaria in winter , it was just a bit unfortunate that Lidl closed earlier yesterday than any of the other shops ; they were going to be open until 7 this evening , but...
by Hippyboy
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: Snow in villages at Xmas..?
Replies: 43
Views: 20927

Yesterday was a complete disaster ! i finally managed to drag my weary carcass into town in the afternoon , the pavements were coated with a pleasantly uneven layer of dirty frozen slush designed to make walking almost impossible , and when I eventually got to Lidl's it was closed (early at 4pm, alt...

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