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Postby BB71 » Sun 10 Jan 2010 20:08 GMT

centralad wrote:as vegetarians we find the price of Quorn and other vegetarian Branded items double, sometimes triple the UK price of the same


centralad, if you use that Quorn mince stuff, have a look for packets of dried soya mince, it's a quarter of the price, less than a euro for 250g pack. I don't know if it will taste different, but does Quorn actually taste of anything anyway. It's easy enough to find and I've just added a health food store on the RS board on the veggie thread. Sorry for OT.
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Postby centralad » Sun 10 Jan 2010 21:06 GMT

pangirl wrote:Hi Centrald, Does the 625 euros a month include utilities, like cooling/heating, water, T.V., internet, phone etc.? If so that is excellent! :lol:
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pangirl.............yes it does include ALL the items listed above :)
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Postby Akasha37 » Sun 10 Jan 2010 23:13 GMT

Seems a competitive figure, thanks for sharing :)
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Postby BB71 » Fri 5 Feb 2010 18:22 GMT

Got my hair cut today for the first time in Malta, some dodgy Unisex place I passed by, it looked quiet so I went in for a gamble. She did a really decent job though, I'm more than happy. And the price, €6!!!! :shock: I used to pay €18 in Rome to have some effeminate Italian mummy's boy do the same.

What a crap country, it's just so damn expensive down here. :D
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Postby Kay » Fri 5 Feb 2010 18:36 GMT

Six euros!? I got Dave to do mine the last time, and that cost nothing. Mind you, I had to buy a hat afterwards so it was probably a false economy. :roll:
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Postby BB71 » Fri 5 Feb 2010 18:40 GMT

You let your husband cut your hair?? What hairstyle do you have?? A skinhead?? Is Dave a qualified hairdresser?? Or are you a qualified tight-arse?? :D :D
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Postby Kay » Fri 5 Feb 2010 18:59 GMT

Well, it's only hair - and it grows back eventually. I don't actively try to grow it, it just sort of grows by itself.

It's not so much that I'm a tight-arse but I'm frightened of hairdressers. (My mother was one. :shock:) I'd rather go to the dentist any day than have to go to a hairdresser.

What hairstyle do I have? Hmm, I don't think you could call it a style really. It was growing itself long until Dave gave it a rather severe chopping. I'm hoping that I might look almost human again in time for our Gozo visit.
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Postby Dave » Fri 5 Feb 2010 19:01 GMT

BB71 wrote:Is Dave a qualified hairdresser??


I don't have to stay here and listen to these vile allegations! :evil: :arrow:
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Postby BB71 » Fri 5 Feb 2010 19:20 GMT

Dave wrote:I don't have to stay here and listen to these vile allegations


Sincere apologies Dave, you do a grand job, comparing anybody to an effeminate Italian mummy's boy was way below the belt. I apologize.

Kay wrote:I'm hoping that I might look almost human again in time for our Gozo visit.


Crikey, you sound more more mad with every post. A true, pure dead mental, heid-the-baw Glesga burd. :D

P.S. Do you pair never sleep??? Are you living life in constant jet lag??
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Postby Malkity » Fri 5 Feb 2010 19:47 GMT

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pangirl wrote:Hi Centrald, Does the 625 euros a month include utilities, like cooling/heating, water, T.V., internet, phone etc.? If so that is excellent! :lol:
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pangirl.............yes it does include ALL the items listed above :)


Thanks Centralad :D
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Postby Kay » Fri 5 Feb 2010 20:58 GMT

P.S. Do you pair never sleep???


Dave does sometimes. I only retreat to my kennel during daylight hours. Life ain't always easy when you've got Chuck Norris as a mentor.

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However, I would point out to you that I'm not a heid-the-baw Glesga burd. I'm a Teuchter! :twisted:
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Prices in Malta

Postby Penury » Thu 3 Jun 2010 17:23 GMT

are the prices listed below current & valid

http://www.malteseislands.com/prices.asp

Also, since I am getting conflicting information on prices - can someone please confirm if the Euro is the only currency in use & in circulation in Malta
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Postby chris green » Thu 3 Jun 2010 17:39 GMT

It's flexible. The Maltese mostly calculate in Maltese Lira. They all carry little calculators for the conversion to Euro.

These special calculators have two "=" buttons. One for charging the locals and the other for foreigners.

You think I'm kidding?
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Re: Prices in Malta

Postby gozomark » Thu 3 Jun 2010 17:53 GMT

Penury wrote:are the prices listed below current & valid

http://www.malteseislands.com/prices.asp

Also, since I am getting conflicting information on prices - can someone please confirm if the Euro is the only currency in use & in circulation in Malta


the prices shown are in Lm, which dates the website by a few years - the euro is the only currency in use & in circulation in Malta -however as Chris says, some locals still think in Lm
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Postby chris green » Thu 3 Jun 2010 18:26 GMT

Interesting site though Mark.

Try converting the petrol prices for example.
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