Advice for those interested in links to Christian web sites from David Fifefield
I know of a number of people who would like to get Christian teaching or a service in English as there does not appear to be anything available "live" in the area. I have found several sites that may be of interest and worth accessing and which could be the sort of thing people are looking for. Sites are as follows:
www.universalchristianradio.com Access their site at 7.30pm on a Wednesday and you can hear Maurice Payne, a Midlands preacher. Click on one of the "listen now" options.
www.ihrbc.org.uk and click on "sermons" these are from a lively Baptist church in Essex (East London) and are updated each week.
www.ampthillbaptist.org.uk Scroll down until you reach "recent sermons" and click to see available list. ABC is a small town church in Bedfordshire with a lively atmosphere.
I will advise you of any more that I may find as I find them. David Fifield
News, Views, Comment, Feature Articles, Information and Advertising about Elhovo, Bulgaria, and the surrounding areas.
Mariesa Burrow has written a fascinating and well illustrated article about the legacy left by the Second World War in the tiny village of Valchi Izvor which is situated to the east of Bolyarovo
Food 4 Free - Eat the Weeds - 1 : Nettles Over the past couple of years Mike Wray has become theextreme Good Lifer, living in a remote area near the Turkish border with wife Michelle and living of the land as much as possible, but not limited to their garden produce. Mike is a compulsive forrager and in these articles will show you how you can find abundant use in plants which you would normally pass by and ignore as useless weeds but which in reality have many benefits if you know how to find them.
Spring 2012 - A ramble around the Elhovo countryside with John Cree John is a professional wildlife photographer who has many years experience of the local Bulgarian countryside
and it's wild life. Here he paints a fascinating picture of how much interest and enjoyment can be
found by exploring the lovely Elhovo area on foot and keeping your eyes open for the un-expected.
Irreverent Views on the World News - Blog by Hugh Hunt This is a link to my own blog site which I have been running for the past three years covering our overland move here from Menorca, how we got on settling in and getting used to the Bulgarian way of life. It now has over 300 articles which more recently cover all aspects of life here and well beyond, which I try to keep as humorous and entertaining as possible.
The Joys and Disasters of Moving from Turkey to Bulgaria - Blog by Jill Powell Jill, her husband Colin and their family of pets moved from Turkey to Melnitsa in spring 2011. Here she tells their story
with all the highs and lows, triumphs and frustrations of the move and settling in process detailed with honesty and good humour. Mainly good as they are happy here and have no intention of returning to Turkey or the UK.
Blue Peter for Adults An Irreverent Look at Current UK TV Factual Programs, Where the Facts Are Not Always What They Seem
(Warning - Contains black Humor)
How Greece Got Where It Is Unfortunately I have no idea who wrote this article, and as an obvious resident in the Athens area or frequent visitor to the city they would possibly rather stay antonymous. Whilst I can offer no comment on the accuracy of the figures quoted I think the profligacy of the Greek people and Government over past years is well documented. After reading this it is probably very hard to feel any sympathy with those Greeks who are now refusing to accept their past failings and move towards re-paying their enormous debts.
The Bulgarians - A Dying Breed of Nihilists A fascinating Editorial from The Sofia Morning News looking at the psyche of the Bulgarian people
and the history of their country. Bulgaria from a Bulgarian point of view and pulling no punches.