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by Kilkis
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 54
Views: 5343

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

Why doesn't it seem right? Can you simply voluntarily contribute to NI? No. If you have worked in the UK and contributed to NI then you can make voluntary contributions to fill in gaps, which is the same as in Greece, but you can't walk into the UK as a foreign pensioner and make voluntary contribut...
by Kilkis
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Sound has gone wrong on my desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Sound has gone wrong on my desktop

They all charge but some can supply more current. If you connect a device tlike phone it will simply charge more slowly on a non charging port. If you connect a device like a speaker it will simply not work correctly on a non charging port if it needs more current than the port can supply. If it nee...
by Kilkis
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 54
Views: 5343

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

Like the UK, if you work you contribute but if you don't work then you don't.. If you have worked and contributed you can make a limited number of voluntary contributions if you are short of the necessary number to qualify for a pension. I did this myself for my auxiliary IKA Pension. The main pensi...
by Kilkis
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 139
Views: 4233

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Depicting the EU as intransigent is neither accurate nor helpful. The USA and Canada are two idependent nation states. When it comes to negoiating something like a trade deal they can reach any terms that they wish. Each government is free to alter its negotiating position if it thinks it would be h...
by Kilkis
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 139
Views: 4233

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

I find these machinations laughable. The whole basis of the Withdrawal Agreement is that the Irish border problem will be resolved with technical solutions. The only purpose of the backstop is to provide a solution until a technical solution is implemented. If Boris implements a technical solution i...
by Kilkis
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Package Delivery from UK
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Package Delivery from UK

Is it commonplace for UK companies to deliver products to Crete. Would a large parcel for example be delivered to a main post office and not directly to your house? I was thinking of sending garden furniture and an inflatable hot tub to Crete and wondered if anyone had similar experience of compani...
by Kilkis
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Sound has gone wrong on my desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Sound has gone wrong on my desktop

I think there are standard USB ports and charging USB ports. The latter can supply about three times the current of the former, e.g. 500 mA and 1.5 A for USB2.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: UPS (Amazon UK) office Chania
Replies: 11
Views: 2211

Re: UPS (Amazon UK) office Chania

As far as I know UPS do not have their own distribution network in Greece. Insead they use local services, who might carry a UPS branding. Try contacting their Greek office and asking who acts for them in Chania. https://www.ups.com/dropoff/?loc=en_GR Also, are you sure it is UPS and not I-UPS. That...
by Kilkis
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Sound has gone wrong on my desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Sound has gone wrong on my desktop

Did you try plugging in the USB plug and the jack plug at the same time? There are different types of speakers. Some have a small plug in power supply and some simply draw power frm the USB port and both get analogue sound from the computer's sound card through the jck plug while some have a built i...
by Kilkis
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 54
Views: 5343

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

So you relocate back to the UK to live permanently and according to May you are entitled to immediate healthcare. Unfortunately you live, at least initially, with your son/daughter so all utility bills are in their name. You go to a doctor/hospital and are told, "Sorry pal, no utility bill - no...
by Kilkis
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 54
Views: 5343

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

Things might have changed, Glen, but in the past you had to declare that you had returned to reside in the UK to get treatment other than the EHIC derived from an S1 mentioned in my previous post.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 54
Views: 5343

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

I think that is dealt with through the EHIC, Bob, which I mentioned in my PS. You get an EHIC through DWP, not NHS, which you use to receive treatment if you visit any EU country other than the one where you reside, including the UK. I could be wrong. I've never tried to obtain treatment in the UK s...
by Kilkis
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: What3Words
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: What3Words

Wouldn't it require the other person, e.g. postman, courier, ambulance, garage etc to also have the app?

Warwick
by Kilkis
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Cupboard hinges
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Cupboard hinges

Yes. I've bought replacement hinges from Sketakis. The sprung type ones used on kitchen cupoards and wardrobes are at the downtairs counter.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: ENFIA 2019 Update
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: ENFIA 2019 Update

Income Tax was first introduced in the UK in 1799 by William Pitt the Younger, as a temporary measure to cover the cost of the Napoleonic Wars. That gives some idea of what "temporary" means in government speak.

Warwick

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