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by Peter W
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Boat Tours?
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

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: 442

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: 435
Views: 24554

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: 1098

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: 1432

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: 1432

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: 1432

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: 1432

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: 1290

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: 1290

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: 1140

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: 2366

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...
by Peter W
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway
Replies: 14
Views: 2366

Re: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway

Yin&Yang wrote:Yes, HiTek have also helped me out and (unrelated) Bigblu sent an email last week informing me that they are going to be upgrading our service.


As a matter of interest, are you able to access your data usage from the bigblu customer portal?

Peter
by Peter W
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway
Replies: 14
Views: 2366

Re: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway

The ever-helpful Hitek Sound & Vision have provided me with a link to a Skylogic branded site where I am able to see my current data usage, bigblu still resolutely ignore all requests for help.

Peter
by Peter W
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway
Replies: 14
Views: 2366

Re: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway

Thanks for that Jeff. The supply chain for Tooway satellite service is hard to follow, my kit is branded Tooway, I bought it from Hitek Sound and Vision who are located near Chania and according to their website are the "official agents in Greece for the supply and installation of the high spee...

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