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by johnincrete
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Ground Almonds and Dried Figs
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Ground Almonds and Dried Figs

Thanks peebe but I did say that I wanted to find them in supermarkets. I have been a good customer of 1001 but now I need to watch my spending more carefully. Lidl on the Chania side of Mornies no longer has dried figs, I still need the Greek so that I can better search the supermarkets that sell pr...
by johnincrete
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Surgeon
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Surgeon

Michaeli did the operation on my back to repair a squashed disk, He was then at the Chania Hospital. My daughter's friend was a a consultant physician at the hospital and she recommended him. He was brilliant and so too was his reputation. Now he has "gone private" and I consulted him abou...
by johnincrete
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Ground Almonds and Dried Figs
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Ground Almonds and Dried Figs

I have been searching for Ground Almonds and Dried Figs in supermarkets because I don't like the high prices in "Health" food shops. Two things: What is the Greek for these two products? Has anyone seen them in a supermarket in or around Chania? I have a recipes for low carb bread that use...
by johnincrete
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Life with a pacemaker
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

Re: Life with a pacemaker

Just had my 3-month check. In with surgeon only a few minutes while a very impressive machine did its thing. Result was a booklet of a vast range of measurements of which only one was intelligible to me - current estimate battery life 11.5 years! Was told that it takes 6 months for the bruising to c...
by johnincrete
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Life with a pacemaker
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

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: 416

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: 743

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: 743

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: 1664

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: 1311

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: 1311

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: 717

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: 1028

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: 1724

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?

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