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by moved 2 crete
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Draining the pool over winter or keep it going?
Replies: 25
Views: 1808

Re: Draining the pool over winter or keep it going?

On the advice of our local area pool maintenance expert, we have kept our pool full all year round, he said the interior pressure when the pool is full all the time maintains the shape and prevents the tiles cracking with earth movement if empty when we have minor earth tremors and as has been said ...
by moved 2 crete
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Santander Debit Card
Replies: 32
Views: 2429

Re: Santander Debit Card

Many thanks Warwick you have saved us some worry with your advice` yes we have been with this bank for about 40 years with 12 years here and my business in England for 28 years before we came...
by moved 2 crete
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Santander Debit Card
Replies: 32
Views: 2429

Re: Santander Debit Card

A very worrying situation, as with others we have a Santander account from the old Abbey Days and have our sons address as ours, he then sends on to us the card, if this utility bill requirement kicks in we are snookered, literally an account that will grow as our pensions are paid into it but no wa...
by moved 2 crete
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 8071

Re: Storm Clouds.

It was Ted Heath's ambition to help stop world wars by uniting Europe and for 47 years it worked, we now seem hell-bent on nationism, well we can see the middle east on a nonstop war since early Christian times, how long before the brexiters start sabre rattling about we are better than the rest... :(
by moved 2 crete
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 8071

Re: Storm Clouds.

Well said Kamisiana, seconded by us just around the corner in Darmarohori but off the beaten track :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by moved 2 crete
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cicadas-love em or hate em?
Replies: 11
Views: 1251

Re: Cicadas-love em or hate em?

we have had all our olive trees cut to the bone this year on advice. to help the growth for future years and it is noticeable that we have no Cicadas this year but they are in the lane through the olive groves leading to our property...
by moved 2 crete
Sat May 19, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: dog barking at night
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: dog barking at night

a good set of earplugs may help... :D
by moved 2 crete
Sat May 05, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Don't pay electricty bills at post office
Replies: 16
Views: 1713

Re: Don't pay electricty bills at post office

We pay at Bank of Chania by D.D. no problem... :D
by moved 2 crete
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Yannis: The Return
Replies: 35
Views: 2834

Re: Yannis: The Return

2 points, 1 is the ruling party worried and, 2 how are the Greek people inclined to vote... :?
by moved 2 crete
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Uk/Crete Postal Service
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Uk/Crete Postal Service

Similar experiences over the 12 plus years we have lived here on Crete in our Kolimbari Chania region area post from here to the U.K as quick as 3 days from here to reach the destination, but from our U.K family and friends to here especially over the Christmas periods has taken as much as 8 weeks o...
by moved 2 crete
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Residence permits
Replies: 36
Views: 4369

Re: Residence permits

True what Warwick says, in our case, our local officer told us that on the fourth year, next year you will get your blue permanent residence permit, so it all depends on the quality of your local officer...
by moved 2 crete
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Abyss.
Replies: 12
Views: 1546

Re: Abyss.

Right in one Warwick, trust in politicians no longer exists, I for one wonder why this has happened, just after WW!! we trusted our representatives in government but sadly somewhere along the line it went wrong...
by moved 2 crete
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 43
Views: 5007

Re: Greek Driving Licence

Well worth a visit Wilfy... :D
by moved 2 crete
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 43
Views: 5007

Re: Greek Driving Licence

I changed mine 2 years ago, no translation needed, just a medical that was short and sweet and of course eyesight test, no driving test needed, if you can go to the licencing office in Souda and see the very helpful lady there and get her advice as we did, Kilkis advice was sound... :D
by moved 2 crete
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Abyss.
Replies: 12
Views: 1546

Re: Abyss.

What a mess, no wonder Cameron got out...

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