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by Mixos
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Predictions for 2019 include a Hard Brexit
Replies: 75
Views: 2651

Re: Predictions for 2019 include a Hard Brexit

Bearing in mind Warwick's post above, surely we have reached the stage to ask the very straightforward question: In what way is this dog's dinner of a "deal" better than remaining as a full EU member?
by Mixos
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: CAR TYRES
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: CAR TYRES

Yes, if they say 2013 they will definitely have to be changed, even if the tread is good, as evansmr1 explains. I had a new set this year, after five years with the old ones, and the garage said I should have changed them earlier -- even though the car passed the "MoT" without the tester s...
by Mixos
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: leeches
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: leeches

I'm not particularly knowledgeable, Granny M, but could they be the leech commonly known as a skate sucker?
by Mixos
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Why Brexit is Right
Replies: 82
Views: 4139

Re: Why Brexit is Right

Hmmm. Just wondering if "Barry" is actually a reincarnation of a previous poster on here, who used to entertain us with his/her Brexit rants before. If he/she had signed up using a new email address I suppose Carol would not know for sure? The splenetic utterance in his/her final post seem...
by Mixos
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Still in Limbo
Replies: 37
Views: 1710

Re: Still in Limbo

I thought I read somewhere that Theresa May had already, unilaterally, guaranteed the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. If that is so, why hasn't that been reciprocated by Barnier and his team? Or are they just playing hard ball?
by Mixos
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Making olive oil from our few trees
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Making olive oil from our few trees

chrissy, you could get up to 20 litres of oil off your five trees if they are well loaded. Try to get a friendly neighbour to harvest them when he/she does their own trees if you can, and your oil would be part of that batch -- but it would still be some of yours!
by Mixos
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Earthquake Insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Earthquake Insurance

Thanks, Philb.
by Mixos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Polecats
Replies: 15
Views: 1509

Re: Polecats

I believe Honda and Toyota are both facing class actions over the use of soy in the coating of electric cables, which is said to attract mice (and possibly martens?) Coincidentally I spent this morning cleaning all manner of stuff off the engine block and around the plugs of our Hyundai, after it sm...
by Mixos
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Earthquake Insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Earthquake Insurance

Does anybody know how much it costs to obtain a "Certificate of Static Competence" on a property in order to add earthquake cover to a domestic insurance policy? (on a pre-1960s stone house that hasn't had such a certificate issued before.) And is any qualified building engineer able to is...
by Mixos
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Flights
Replies: 94
Views: 4328

Re: Flights

Oh dear, I wasn't going to comment on this thread, but I can't resist, after watching the clip of Lord Lisvane, aka Sir Robert Rogers, a former principal clerk of the House of Commons and a man of immense knowledge and good sense. I met him once, in a previous life, and I always thought he would mak...
by Mixos
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Vehicle Testing
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Vehicle Testing

It surprises me that motorbikes don't need the intermediate emissions test, as some of them are the worst offenders, judging by the plumes of blue smoke trailing along behind them -- although I'm sure you are not one of them Warwick :wink:
by Mixos
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Paying Electric bills
Replies: 16
Views: 1950

Re: Paying Electric bills

Do that moggieman, it really is very easy now to set up regular payments for the utilities at your bank. It wasn't always this simple.. I remember the days not so long ago when we had to queue at the counters of DEH, the water company, etc, to get the "stamps," but that has all changed in ...
by Mixos
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Flights
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: Flights

Lovely jubbly, moggieman, thanks for that. Bagged a bargain already. :D
by Mixos
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 26
Views: 2403

Re: Mosquitos

Ah, you mean the " curly-wurlies " aka " stink worms " that seem to just emerge from the walls? They smell revolting if crushed and the birds and cats won't touch them, so I guess they are pretty toxic. Brushing them into a dustpan and dropping them into the scrub down the road d...
by Mixos
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 26
Views: 2403

Re: Mosquitos

They must all be down our end of the island then filippos. I've just read on the internet that a fine spray of ordinary soapy water is a good roach killer. Who knew?

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