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Commenting article: British Couple Struggle in Bulgaria Bee Hell

NellieotAmerica - 15 Sep 2009 // 20:51:56


Since you have such a large property, have you considered moving your outdoor lounge area as far away from the bees as possible? Another thing you might consider is that bees don't like water. Dig up a fish pond, a swimming pool or some sort of water feature between you and the bees. But then you mightl be attracting mosquitoes. It is difficult to know what to do, really.

joe90 - 15 Sep 2009 // 21:17:14

percy i got the same attitude from the embassy in sofia re a bg problem we have,i wrote to the foreign office in london and put the boot into them,i subsequently got a 2 page reply from london detailing exactly what i must do but my problem is different from yours.some people are allergic to bee stings but dont know until it is too late,i think this is really a matter of health and safety,god forbid that any young child should get attacked by a swarm of bees!youare paying bg taxes like your neighbour and must be entitled to enjoy your home safe in the knowledge that you or your friends will not be attacked by bees on your own property.i would definately report the matter in writing to the police,they would need to act if you were being attacked by vicious dogs belonging to your neighbour so why should bees be different.the B keeper is clearly being B------. good luck percy.

joe90 - 15 Sep 2009 // 21:40:23

address for you percy-MAGDALENA WILLIAMS,FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE,CONSULAR DIRECTORATE,3/67,OAB,LONDON,SW1A 2PA. this is the address of the bulgaria desk in london,let whoever you contact in bg know that if you don't get any joy re your problem you will take the matter to the bulgaria desk in london,if you do write to anyone send itsigned for,i have found magdalena very helpful.

Bill - 15 Sep 2009 // 22:45:48


At last! Some truth!

"My looks are not under consideration here."

Fact is, they're not being considered anywhere else, either.

"I started this thread for Lazar and Oxo, who are under the misconception that Bulgarian women are beautiful, because some dumb schmuck wrote so in some second-rate travel brochure. As you well know, Bulgarians are very good at PR up front and nothing much to back it up with. This is exactly the case here."

Amen, sister!

Now quit trolling and get back to your research on the flag question. You've digressed enough for one night.

NellieotAmerica - 15 Sep 2009 // 22:49:43


WHAT! Are you giving me homework now?!? Aren't you going to ask me if I made supper for my husband yet? lol

Bill - 15 Sep 2009 // 22:56:02


Wouldn't dream of it.

Firstly, you gave yourself the homework by mouthing off that what I had written was false, and it wasn't.

Then you come on again with this "I know everything" mode, and I challenged it. You still haven't proved otherwise.

And above all, I wouldn't advise your husband (or the poor geek you're sharing your body with) to eat your cooking, either.

One thing does interest me, though. After you've made love, do you have the courtesy to help him back into his wheelchair?

NellieotAmerica - 15 Sep 2009 // 22:56:38


"Bulgaria-A nation that has embraced the vanity, materialism, and cultural horrors of capitalism without adopting its called upon strong work ethic or sound business sense."

This writer nailed it. Bulgaria in one sentence.

NellieotAmerica - 15 Sep 2009 // 22:59:11


" One thing does interest me, though. After you've made love, do you have the courtesy to help him back into his wheelchair?"

Don't worry, Bill, I will tuck you in your hospital bed after you try and don't succeed to--you know--get it up.

NellieotAmerica - 15 Sep 2009 // 23:27:48


" 1. A German flag on the Flagstaff.
2. A Spanish flag on the port yardarm.
3. An Italian flag on the starboard yardarm."

I am clueless, but here goes:

It means the ship is German, it is parked in Spanish waters, and it has an Italian VIP on board.

Bill - 16 Sep 2009 // 01:05:55


I'll give youo credit for about 2/5 correct. Now go find the other three. Either that or remain bambooozled.

Google has let you down again.

NellieotAmerica - 16 Sep 2009 // 01:20:10


Which one is correct? I posted the link, for God's sake! You KNOW I could find it, it is just a matter of time and interest, and I am just not that into it.

Bill - 16 Sep 2009 // 02:25:19


I admit 2/5 is a difficult proportion to calculate, but it's because you're completely wrong about one flag, and only partially right about the other two.

Let's make it interesting. The ship is owned by a Tibetan ravel agency, the crew is Mongolian and the captain is an Israeli.

That wouldn't change the flag situation I gave you one bit!

Bill - 16 Sep 2009 // 02:33:01



I checked the link you posted and found something interesting,

"(the civil ensign of the country you are visiting)"

There's no such thing as a "civil ensign". The flag is either an ensign or a national one.

From the wording of the text, I think the author is directing his attention to the yachting set; some of the descriptions fit neither military nor commercial ships.

NellieotAmerica - 16 Sep 2009 // 02:37:27


" I admit 2/5 is a difficult proportion to calculate, but it's because you're completely wrong about one flag, and only partially right about the other two."

Math isn't your strong point, is it? Two out of 3 flags makes it 2/3 correct. Now tell me the items I am correct about. I took a wild risk, I hung my arse waaaay out there on a limb, and you need to play fair. What did I say that was correct/partially correct?

NellieotAmerica - 16 Sep 2009 // 02:55:50


Lem me try again

1. A German flag on the Flagstaff=Germany is the host nation that the ship wants to represent.
2. A Spanish flag on the port yardarm=a courtesy flag indicating a Spanish VIP on board?
3. An Italian flag on the starboard yardarm=a courtesy flag indicating the ship is parked in an Italian port?

Let me be perfectly clear--the word "courtesy" in rarely in my vocabulary.

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