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by Peter W
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The Storm and the Gorge
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: The Storm and the Gorge

Post by George » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:03 pm We have a week booked in Plakias next month so I take it we will have to take the long way down through Mirthios. I guess you will be coming from Rethymno if so turn right at Pale, it's signposted to Plakias, only a couple of Kilometres longer journey than ...
by Peter W
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: British in Greece letter to Greek Govt.
Replies: 13
Views: 1763

Re: British in Greece letter to Greek Govt.

Reply from Kate Smith, the British Ambassador in Greece to the British in Greece group representative. Dear Julia Cross Thank you very much for sharing your letter to Minister Charitsis regarding citizens’ rights of UK nationals in Greece in case of a no deal BREXIT. I very much welcome your initia...
by Peter W
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Any advice please on travelling with my cat
Replies: 16
Views: 1354

Re: Any advice please on travelling with my cat

Transfer Ambassador is a grand term for a bloke in a hi-vis vest but yes there was assistance for transfer passengers on a late inbound flight from LHR in January this year. My wife required Special Assistance but we were nevertheless routed through security and passport control for the onward fligh...
by Peter W
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Boat Tours?
Replies: 9
Views: 1876

Re: Boat Tours?

Here's a link to the Anendyk south coast boat service winter timetable:-

http://www.anendyk.gr/pages/en/timetable.php

Peter
by Peter W
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Garden furniture
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Re: Garden furniture

A company called Almeco provides outdoor furniture for many of the hotels and bars on Crete, they also sell into the domestic market, their factory and showroom is located off the National Road, Rethymno, take the Atsipopoulo turn off from the National Road.

Peter
by Peter W
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 736
Views: 51302

Re: The Will of the People

New Statesman interview with Yianis Varoufakis:-

https://www.yanisvaroufakis.eu/2018/11/23/21130/

Peter
by Peter W
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Olive Oil Process Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1802

Re: Olive Oil Process Question

altohb wrote: Everyone's olives are processed separately... Isn't that subject to a minimum quantity. I thought each press had a minimum quantity that it could deal with. If you take in a quantity less than that, because you only have a few trees, then it gets pressed with other olives and you get ...
by Peter W
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Making olive oil from our few trees
Replies: 12
Views: 2099

Re: Making olive oil from our few trees

Paperwork! Blimey Jeff it's a bit sophisticated round your way. Here it's the back of an envelope with the weight of olives, oil yield and acidity.
Peter
by Peter W
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Making olive oil from our few trees
Replies: 12
Views: 2099

Re: Making olive oil from our few trees

My trees are in the south of Rethymno prefecture, olive fly (Dacus) has been a big problem in this area this year. Practically it is difficult to act individually against olive fly, you can buy Eco Traps or use home made traps baited with ammonia but unless nearby olive growers are taking similar pr...
by Peter W
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Making olive oil from our few trees
Replies: 12
Views: 2099

Re: Making olive oil from our few trees

The cost of processing at our communal olive press is 10% of the oil produced, it's a neat system.
Peter
by Peter W
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Making olive oil from our few trees
Replies: 12
Views: 2099

Re: Making olive oil from our few trees

You would need to check with your local olive press, the communal press in our village will process individual batches as small as two sacks. The alternative, not quite so appealing is to add your olives to a larger batch, the olive press would probably arrange this for you.
Peter
by Peter W
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Taking care of Molly
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

Re: Taking care of Molly

Thanks Graeme, I am happy to report that we have found someone to take care of Molly during our Xmas trip back to the UK. We have previously used the website http://www.mindmyhouse.com to find house and pet sitters for longer periods and will almost certainly use the service again in the future Peter
by Peter W
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Taking care of Molly
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

Taking care of Molly

Although cat lovers Monica and I vowed when we built our house on Crete that we would not have a cat – it simply was not practical as we split our time between the UK and Crete. It was not difficult to stick to this resolve as our Crete home is remote and we rarely saw cats near the house. Then Moll...
by Peter W
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Vehicle Testing
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Re: Vehicle Testing

Is your vehicle inspection, KTEO, up-to-date? If not, now might be the time to get it done. Additional fines of €150 begin on 1 October. This is in addition to the existing fines. Also they will be applied automatically through the Taxisnet system. Warwick Thanks for this information Warwick, check...
by Peter W
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway
Replies: 14
Views: 3094

Re: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway

Yes ,but do they own any satellites .. as Warwick says they are buying or renting bandwidth from the owners of the satellites ? This from Wikipedia: "BBB purchases broadband capacity from a variety of satellite companies, sells or rents to the end user the necessary hardware to access the inte...

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