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by Maud
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: EMPRESS OF THE SEAS
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: EMPRESS OF THE SEAS

This night explain what is happening with cruise ships at the moment.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53720419
by Maud
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The Lotus Eaters
Replies: 38
Views: 3046

Re: The Lotus Eaters

Yes, I read that yesterday Bob. I suppose it was Inevitable, as the area is full of expensive hotels and villas these days. The ‘next step’ is clearly to accommodate the super yachts, then maybe a helicopter pad etc! We feel fortunate to have spent a lot of time there when the local women still did ...
by Maud
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The Far East
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Re: The Far East

We spend a few days there every year. Sometimes there is a French yacht moored up in the bay, so I assume they are regular visitors at a similar time of year to us. It is a very special place. We know a German chap who spends two months a year on Kriti. He is a walker, so visits for a month in the S...
by Maud
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The Far East
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Re: The Far East

Be quiet Guy! - Have a nice time though.

Will you go down to the Nature Reserve at Xerokambos? We like the birds there in the Spring and Autumn.
by Maud
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: WD-40
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: WD-40

Thanks Bob. We know all about getting tar on the car, but not about WD40 to get it off!
We have used diesel in the past but will give it a go, as we always have some WD40 to hand.
by Maud
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Direct flights from the UK to Greece from 15th July confirmed.
Replies: 88
Views: 7856

Re: Direct flights from the UK to Greece from 15th July confirmed.

It is a balance.....economy v health. As ‘shine on’ wrote, without people there will not be an economy. Sadly due to the pandemic people will lose their jobs. In the U.K. Boris Johnson wants everyone to go out shopping/eating/drinking to spend to help the economy. His latest plan is to get everyone ...
by Maud
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Direct flights from the UK to Greece from 15th July confirmed.
Replies: 88
Views: 7856

Re: Direct flights from the UK to Greece from 15th July confirmed.

I can’t help but think that will be the same with lots of flights Tim. We have all seen flights cancelled at the last minute recently. It is not easy for travellers who also need to book accommodation. I assume lots of ‘independent’ tourists will not take the risk off booking a villa/room ahead, jus...
by Maud
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Direct flights from the UK to Greece from 15th July confirmed.
Replies: 88
Views: 7856

Re: Direct flights from the UK to Greece from 15th July confirmed.

I read that as well Kookla. - You are correct. It was fact, not ‘fake news!’

The first flight from Bristol to Athens is due to take off tomorrow. The cost is £263 one way. The cost might deter some tourists, especially if it is a family, so more than a single ticket to purchase.
by Maud
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Any rebates available?
Replies: 17
Views: 1980

Re: Any rebates available?

Rather like cutting off your nose to spite your face’ there then Jackdaw. - Sweating it out without air con, driving your car when it needs checking over and could cause an accident, not building your wall therefore not getting even more enjoyment out of your garden. I believe these things are for y...
by Maud
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Another fine mess!
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Another fine mess!

Three pubs have shut down in the U.K. today as they have had customers with Covid 19 over the weekend. Once people start gathering together, the virus will spread again. - It was socially distancing and not touching ‘public surfaces’ that slowed it down recently. Once there is an influx of tourists,...
by Maud
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 25418

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

I think you missed the irony in Warwicks post Mike! Over twenty years ago, (whilst he was a student at Athens University) , a young friend from Hania asked me why youths from the U.K. go out for the evening in Greece and get drunk? He said that when he is at home, he and friends go down to the harbo...
by Maud
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 25418

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

You are lucky with your hairdresser Chrissyg. We rang ours before they opened to try to book an appointment, yet cannot get a hair cut until 15th July. I spoke to a friend in Wimbledon earlier today. She said most of the pubs there have not opened yet. Two restaurants were open in Wimbledon Village ...
by Maud
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 25418

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

It is so bad Clio that you could not make it up! The link you posted describes everything perfectly. Thanks for the kind comment earlier by the way. Being ill on Crete would not be a problem for us in the way that it would for Guy. We are the only non Greeks where we are, so surrounded by friends wh...
by Maud
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Any rebates available?
Replies: 17
Views: 1980

Re: Any rebates available?

My reaction was based on the fact that someone would even consider they were entitled to money from a government that they probably don’t even pay tax to Mixos and John4d. I would not expect or accept a hand out from a Government, when their own people were struggling so much financially. We make a ...
by Maud
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Any rebates available?
Replies: 17
Views: 1980

Re: Any rebates available?

I am speechless...for once! Well said Ros21m.

You are also correct SueA. When on Crete we still have to pay our council tax, telephone line rental, tv contract etc when not in the U.K. I do not expect financial help because I am not using the facilities!

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