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by ipmcrete
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Residence permits
Replies: 36
Views: 4324

Re: Residence permits

Thank you for the replies. I am a little confused because when we first arrived here (22 years ago) we were both issued yearly permits. Then the next time, a 3 year one. I was issued a blue permit in 2010, but in 2012, my wife was issued a beige one. I do remember that there was a long delay in rece...
by ipmcrete
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Residence permits
Replies: 36
Views: 4324

Residence permits

We have a client who has asked us the difference between 2 residence permits issued here. The first reads: Βεβαίωση Eγγραφής Πολιτή Κράτους Μέλους της Ευρωπαϊκης Ενοσης which loosely means "Certificate of registration of a citizen of the European Union". It is beige in colour. The second o...
by ipmcrete
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Funeral arrangements. Joe Holland
Replies: 0
Views: 631

Funeral arrangements. Joe Holland

Joseph Holland (Sifi), long time resident in Gavalohori sadly passed away on Saturday. There will be a graveside service given by Rev.Tony Lane, at the cemetary near to the wells in Gavalohori on Tuesday 11th July at 11 am. No flowers by request. However donations can be made to The Alzheimer's asso...
by ipmcrete
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Break ins
Replies: 0
Views: 765

Break ins

I have been informed today that the car that ran me off the road recently is the vehicle and it's occupants being sought for the spate of break ins in the area. Where are they hiding? Do you recognise the pick up with it's fabricated number plate? Lets chase them to ground. https://www.youtube.com/w...
by ipmcrete
Tue May 23, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Robberies
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Robberies

Very nearly run off the road by this pick-up between Xerosterni and Vamos this morning. I turned around and followed the car to the outskirts of Kefalas. The pick-up was definitely suspicious. 3 occupants, the driver wearing paint stained clothes and saying he was from Pakistan. The number plate obs...
by ipmcrete
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Topiary?
Replies: 0
Views: 718

Topiary?

Does anyone know of an experienced olive tree pruner, who is able to shape the trees to provide a parasol of shade. All cuttings to be removed.
by ipmcrete
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Job Vacancies Crete
Topic: Cleaning staff
Replies: 8
Views: 3287

Cleaning staff

Due to expansion, we are seeking villa cleaning staff for the Summer season. Ideally suited to a husband and wife team, with their own car. We expect the highest standard of guest preparation, and this is reflected in the renumeration. Please call Carol on 6946205224 for further details.
by ipmcrete
Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Isolation boards
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: Isolation boards

Not sure if this helps, but Rockwool is available here. Great fireproof and sound insulation. I will try to remember where I bought the rolls for my own house. I am pretty sure it was the builders' merchants near the National Road in Kalives.
by ipmcrete
Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Good Beef
Replies: 19
Views: 4800

Re: Good Beef

Should you ever have cause to either pass (As I do sometimes), or be detained in Chania Prison, on the road to Omalos, you may catch site of their dairy herd. I did think I was halucinating, seeing not only cows, but Jersey browns. The butcher in Kalimitsi Alxandrou had a herd of Fresians not so lon...
by ipmcrete
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Paying a water bill online
Replies: 18
Views: 3443

Re: Paying a water bill online

Not a rant, but an observation. We have a huge amount of clients' water bills to pay each due date. The electricity and phone bills are no problem, as we do this by internet banking. Despite the water bills having a barcode on them, the water board do not have a barcode reader, so everything is done...
by ipmcrete
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2377

Re: Help!!

I had a phone call today from Piraeus bank, in answer to my email of 20th July, to see if I wished to pursue my payment to my life insurance policy, due on 27th July. I adopted a false voice, and told them that Mr.Bennett had died, and that his insurers would now be seeking compensation in the sum o...
by ipmcrete
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: I may be green, but cabbage I ain't
Replies: 1
Views: 1074

I may be green, but cabbage I ain't

Following on from my internet speed fiasco, the speed after giving OTE the small piece of my mind that I could spare, became 6.7 megatrons, or whatever Martin deems to call them. The speed has dropped daily by a small fraction, and is now at 5.3 Neutrons per cycle. I am guessing that OTE hope I will...
by ipmcrete
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Fridge repair
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Fridge repair

I have a fridge freezer, the fridge part of which is no longer performing as it should. The fridge gets only slightly cold. There are seperate motors and pumps for each unit. My usual repair guy has told me that the gas has leaked from the fridge, and it is not repairable. I cannot justify throwing ...
by ipmcrete
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Electrician Chania area
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: Electrician Chania area

I certainly will do that for you Martin. Let me know when best for you. Mike
by ipmcrete
Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Technical help
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: Technical help

And lo, it came to pass. I had a call back from OTE yesterday, who said that they gathered that I wanted to reduce my plan back to the original 4 Mbts. I explained carefully, as I had done in my previous call, and my email, that I WAS getting around 5 Mbts prior to their engineers turning the speed ...

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