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by johnincrete
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Life with a pacemaker
Replies: 13
Views: 710

Life with a pacemaker

Does anyone have a pacemaker and can advise me what I can do and what I can't do? The only restrictions I got from the junior doctor at Irakleo hospital was not to use a microwave and not to keep my mobile phone in my shirt pocket. Are there any more restrictions I should know about? Most useful web...
by johnincrete
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Command-Picture-Hanging strips
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Command-Picture-Hanging strips

Has anyone tried Command-Picture-Hanging strips? How easy are they to remove from the wall to re-position the picture?

The ads on British TV are almost too good to be true!!
by johnincrete
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Google Translate
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Google Translate

Thanks all.
I had the text as a Word document having copy/pasted from Facebook (which did not translate it).. The resultant Google translate is not good. I need to try to learn more Greek!
by johnincrete
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Google Translate
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Google Translate

I have a block of text in Greek. How do I get it translated by Google? Instructions as for a complete ignoramus please.
by johnincrete
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Anyone teaching Greek in Platanias/Chania?
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: Anyone teaching Greek in Platanias/Chania?

1. Unless you are a linguist, it will take longer than a few months in summer to learn Greek 2. There are many online courses, one of which may offer a starter session. Many are brilliant but take some time. Learn the alphabet and letter combinations so you can give a good try to words 3. My observa...
by johnincrete
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cicadas-love em or hate em?
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

Re: Cicadas-love em or hate em?

To me, they speak of Crete - at times wonderful and at other times frustrating! I had a cicada that used to attach itself to my balcony wall and sing away regardless of what I was doing. I like to think it was the same one every day and we became friends in that we tolerated each other. Not here thi...
by johnincrete
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cicadas-love em or hate em?
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

Re: Cicadas-love em or hate em?

To me, they speak of Crete - at times wonderful and at other times frustrating! I had a cicada that used to attach itself to my balcony wall and sing away regardless of what I was doing. I like to think it was the same one every day and we became friends in that we tolerated each other. Not here thi...
by johnincrete
Fri May 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The ball bearings in a maze thing
Replies: 2
Views: 519

The ball bearings in a maze thing

This for elders! One of the many cheap toys we had years ago was the ball bearings in a maze. It was esy to get one "home" but much fun trying to get another in while keeping the first one in. I woud like to "surf the net" to see if anyone still sells them. But what were they cal...
by johnincrete
Fri May 04, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: avacados - help please
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: avacados - help please

Thanks Ying Yang. I'll give it a try. Sounds good as mid-morning snack or supper. Bob: You remind me of an uncle's ritual during the colder days. A glass of rum, brown sugar added and then the poker that had been in the fire was dipped in. Sipped with much relish! But, as a 12-year old, I wasn't inc...
by johnincrete
Wed May 02, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hose pipe ban ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1561

Re: Hose pipe ban ?

I am careful over the use of water. When I thought about car-washing that uses lot of good drinking water but, I expect, less than car washes, I wonder whether car washes use "normal" water or do they have a special supply?
by johnincrete
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: They say change your mattress after 8 years
Replies: 3
Views: 557

They say change your mattress after 8 years

I have had my mattress for over 8 years and, according to reports in the press, I should change it. I do sometimes wake up with aches and pains but have no difficulty at all in falling to sleep.

Can anyone recommend a supplier in Chania and tell me how much I should budget? It's a double bed
by johnincrete
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: What's happening to my water supply?
Replies: 2
Views: 511

What's happening to my water supply?

When I turn on the cold tap at the sink, there is a dribble, then a bit of spluttering, a bit more dribble and finally normal flow. The water comes from the mains. Also, taking a shower is a bit dodgy when cold water pressure fluctuates. Still good quality water, no chlorine smell like they get in C...
by johnincrete
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: avacados - help please
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: avacados - help please

There are hundreds or recipes on the internet that use way-out ingredients. I posted here because normal people may well have normal recipes that don't include stuff only available in US or UK
by johnincrete
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: avacados - help please
Replies: 5
Views: 746

avacados - help please

Many reports say avacados are good for people with type 2 diabetes but I just do not like them. Anyone with recipes to make this frui (vegetable?) palatable without adding too much sugar or carbs?

Secondly, how do you tell in the shop if an avacado is ready to eat?

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