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by leedarkwood
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: wild bears
Replies: 43
Views: 19010

The only sign I have seen that people try to protect property from bears is that beehives are sometimes placed on the roofs of old buildings deep in the forest. They think there is between 400 to 700 bears wild in Bulgaria, you chance of seeing one is very small indeed as they are normally shy anima...
by leedarkwood
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Livestock movement in villages
Replies: 23
Views: 7628

I am told that the mayor of Bansko the ski resort restricted the number of cows that people had from a big herd for the town down to a handful now, as he thought it would detract from tourism. From the number of people I have seen taking photos of them, I think he was wrong, it is part of the charac...
by leedarkwood
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: HELPING HANDS – Goods and Services offered
Topic: space avalible from uk to bg end nov
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

Where in BG are you going from and where to in UK?
by leedarkwood
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Livestock movement in villages
Replies: 23
Views: 7628

Always interesting to hear about other villages here. In our village the cows live in the bottom floor of people's houses, there are no other places for them to live. The streets are cleaned every day by people who get some social payments, they have to do 10 days a month of work in the community fo...
by leedarkwood
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Getting to & travelling in Bulgaria
Topic: New rules for rabies tests
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

New rules for rabies tests

Putting this into a new thread Mod as it is a major change in the rules and anyone planning to move cats or dogs into or out of UK needs to know this. http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2011/06/30/new-rules-pet-passports/ The UK will harmonise its pet movement rules with the rest of the European Union fro...
by leedarkwood
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local election results
Replies: 4
Views: 2589

Yes it is the second round of any election that didn't get a clear result last time, particulary the president election.
by leedarkwood
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Computers/Internet Access/Mobiles/TV/Video
Topic: Downloading Amazon Kindle books in BG
Replies: 92
Views: 50241

Once you get your kindle you have to register it to your amazon account, you will do this via amazon.co.uk and then you can go to manage your kindle, But I believe all the kindle menus come in English, even though the content of the books can be in different languages.
by leedarkwood
Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Whats Cooking
Topic: What's cooking?
Replies: 616
Views: 181711

I finally tracked muslin down in our village shop! I think it is called текст but I could send you a small sample if you want to try waving that around in your local shops? Big success here has been quince marmalade, not the breakfast jam in a pot type but the solid sla...
by leedarkwood
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BG Auction Sites
Replies: 11
Views: 6236

With the 555 site, you can set your location to the oblast, i.e. Bourgas or Plovdiv etc, and then you see the items nearest you at the top of each page, or a message saying there are none near you. Saves time in looking through. Look for a drop down menu called Избер...
by leedarkwood
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brits to be able to vote for mayor in BG
Replies: 114
Views: 24236

We caused a minor chaos while waiting to vote, as the line didn't seem to be moving so we opened up the other room that we rent (you may remember that the voting was happening in our new bookshop room), in order to stir the five barrels of mash for our apple rakia. Most of the line followed us in to...

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