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by Kathleen
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New House Purchase
Replies: 33
Views: 2592

Re: New House Purchase

For furniture and garden items (though now at the end of season so selling off) take a look at http://www.praktiker.gr . They now have a fairly large range, slightly better quality than it used to be and often reasonable priced. Also good for electricals, builders materials and other DIY essentials....
by Kathleen
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Draining the pool over winter or keep it going?
Replies: 25
Views: 1709

Re: Draining the pool over winter or keep it going?

Likewise Warwick, only a bit further North, we always went to Seaton Sluice, fabulous long sandy beach and usually managed a swim from late April onwards. Spent a day there whilst on my mid summer break away from Crete in early August, with my great Niece and nephews. Despite being in swimwear in ca...
by Kathleen
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Draining the pool over winter or keep it going?
Replies: 25
Views: 1709

Re: Draining the pool over winter or keep it going?

Not being here full time I take the opposite view to Scooby. I have tried both options over the years. Initially I had my tiled pool drained and fitted a UK manufactured purpose made cover which is now kept folded and stored in my apothiki. Over the winter the pool filled with a foot or so of rain w...
by Kathleen
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Removal Van - UK to Crete
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Removal Van - UK to Crete

Also worth trying Paul at Greek Island Removals, T/A PMS logistics.
Based in Stockport, pleasant and prompt service based on my own experience.

Kathleen
by Kathleen
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Heraklion Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: Heraklion Airport

As far as I am aware there was no change in arrivals when I came out in May and my sister who came over two weeks ago never mentioned any problems. Her luggage arrived quicker than expected! On her return last week a she was pleasantly surprised in departures. After a quick check in with Thomas Cook...
by Kathleen
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Just wondering...
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Just wondering...

Just wondering if anyone else out there has an Indesit tumble dryer. There was a safety recall on some of their models two years ago which received extensive publicity in UK. They were liable to catch fire! If you own one it may be worth checking up. I am not sure but some Hotpoint models may also b...
by Kathleen
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Possible meet up in/near/around Rethymno
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: Possible meet up in/near/around Rethymno

Hi!

I am in Crete until mid July at my home near Rethymnon. I would be happy to meet up with you for a coffee and chat, you can contact me at x5kmt at hotmail dot com and I will pass on a mobile number.

Kathleen
by Kathleen
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Sands Across the Sea
Replies: 13
Views: 1655

Re: Sands Across the Sea

Sounds delightful Clio! Time to get the brush out! :wink: I expect everywhere outside is, by now, well coated in rusty orange sand. Glad I got away safely yesterday for my flight to Athens in the morning. I saw the winds were forecast to return late afternoon and was worried they may arrive early an...
by Kathleen
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 149
Views: 25581

Re: More Questions from the newbies

Curious to know why you had to pay for a post box Mackie. Getting mine was a big surprise at the time. I had called in at the main post office in Rethymnon and was told to speak to a man called Lefteris, upstairs. I explained where I lived and said I would be happy with a post box anywhere close by....
by Kathleen
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Parcel Delivery Crete - Send Parcels From UK to Crete
Replies: 10
Views: 3930

Re: Parcel Delivery Crete - Send Parcels From UK to Crete

Reads like great free advertising for Nomad :shock: Stick with what you know you can rely on :wink:

Kathleen
by Kathleen
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Wasps still around
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

Re: Wasps still around

Worst year ever where I am, my neighbours and I lost count of the number of nests we had to get rid of in shrubs and trees. My gardener got badly stung on his arms whilst cutting back Bougainvillea in August prior to the arrival of my young nephews on holiday. (They have a pathological fear of anyth...
by Kathleen
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mesh cover for pool closing...
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Mesh cover for pool closing...

I have a made to measure pool cover brought out from UK when I bought my house. It is made from a close PVC mesh with webbing strapping tensioned into stainless steel loops to secure it. I was advised to leave the pool filled so the cover touched the surface of the water when it was installed. Sugge...
by Kathleen
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Key ring torch
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: Key ring torch

The one Euro shops here in Rethymnon usually stock them, I assume there will be one at least in Chania. I have one on most of my sets of keys...very handy on a dark night!

Kathleen
by Kathleen
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Central heating in winter?
Replies: 27
Views: 5570

Re: Central heating in winter?

Does anyone know any installers near Rethymno, Arkadi side? Thanks Steve Have you enquired at Rethymno Gas, Misiria as you drive into Rethymnon on the beach road. Friends of mine had it installed, not sure who by, but they were happy with it. If they can not do it I am sure they will point you in t...
by Kathleen
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Renting AirBnb? Finance Ministry is looking for you..
Replies: 16
Views: 3639

Re: Renting AirBnb? Finance Ministry is looking for you..

Friends are renting a village house under the new simplified system. They are restricted to maximum of 90days summer letting,through Air BnB and other sites, which they have to declare and pay 15% tax. Long term winter rental - 5 months - also has to be declared for tax purposes.

Kathleen

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