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The Sunday morning lie-in took a slight twist this week as our electric supply went off at around seven in the morning and didn’t come back on until almost noon. It’s been raining heavily here for days, on and off, and it was no exception that morning, so bad weather is the most likely explanation. Thought there are one or two alternatives.

Sunday in the winter is designated one of two hunting days, Wednesday being the other. On these days, a few dedicated souls go out and blast away at Cyprus’ wildlife – in some cases for food but in most for what they see as fun? It’s been known for some hunters to either shoot their friends, themselves and in some cases their hunting dogs, missing the actual target completely. As it was pretty dark when the shooting began in Sunday, five in the morning to be precise (how can you see to shoot when it’s pitch black?) it’s not above and beyond the possibility that some hunter or other actual shot down a cable or something crucial to keeping the electricity flowing. You may laugh, but I’ve personally witnessed our electricity supply being cut off by, wait for it, a helicopter. And just to add insult to injury it started a raging fire that destroyed half the vegetation in the valley and took days to get under control.

Be that as it may, it does bring it home to you that we really are out on a limb sometimes when the electric supply is stopped. As we are all electric maybe we should switch to solar power, but then how does that work during a cold winter with no sign of the sun for days? I suppose an alternative is a pushbike with a generator attached that makes use of pedal power. Don’t laugh, there are such devices available, and it’s a great way to keep in shape too. Morning workout, here I come. Just wait until I tell my wife, she’ll be thrilled at the idea…

Copyright Tom Kane © 2019

As a English expat author living in Cyprus, you may think my life revolves around cocktails by the pool. You would be wrong. From snake charming for beginners to flying dogs, in ten years on the island I’ve had my fair share of adventures and interesting experiences.

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