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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: 2999

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: 984

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: 587

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: 678

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: 4210

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: 2455

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
by Kathleen
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Top up mobile phones from bank account?
Replies: 13
Views: 1219

Re: Top up mobile phones from bank account?

I forgot to top up my Vodaphone account end of 2015, which I think was when they changed to three months retention. I lost the few Euros credit I had but not my number. As a result I registered for my account online. I tend to keep a minimum on balance, but get 400 mins free to Greek numbers and loa...
by Kathleen
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Top up mobile phones from bank account?
Replies: 13
Views: 1219

Re: Top up mobile phones from bank account?

I have a pay as you go account with VodaphoneGR. I am registered on line and can top up from UK as I wish. Usually just put the minimum 5€ on to keep things going in between visits over the winter.

Kathleen
by Kathleen
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: postal service
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: postal service

Have to say I was impressed by the postal service whilst I was out earlier this year. Having ordered items from UK online, I suddenly realised I had transposed my post box number. I was told by the company the items had been despatched and it was too late to amend the address. I resigned myself to d...
by Kathleen
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Wrought iron gates
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Wrought iron gates

Hi Chrissy, the engineer actually had the brochure when we met him. I only told him the bits I wanted to use in the gate with a rough sketch and he took it from there. It is made of steel, about 3.25 mts long and 1.75 mts high. Lightweight solid panels in the lower area with 15mm square 'arrows' goi...
by Kathleen
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Wrought iron gates
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Wrought iron gates

I had mine made by the local welding engineer in Pigi. The various fancy bits and pieces you may wish to have incorporated in it were all available from catalogues he had. It was made within a week and was fitted by him. I was also offered the option of having it made with an electrical opening syst...
by Kathleen
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Transferwise are now a bank. Or are they?
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: Transferwise are now a bank. Or are they?

I too use them having seen the early posts on this site about them and have since recommended them to friends over here. I tend to transfer funds during the year at a minimal level, because of the Greek bank insecurities, but the transfer is charged at such a low rate, about £5 for £1000 it is a bar...
by Kathleen
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property taxes
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Re: Property taxes

I was told end of August, beginning of September by my accountant on Thursday, there will be no increase apparently.

Kathleen
by Kathleen
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Safe As Houses?
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: Safe As Houses?

I doubt that any of us who have second homes in Crete and still maintain UK residences would 'abandon' them in the event of not being able to sell. As Jeff said, mine was bought (off plan in 2004) to live in and enjoy, it has provided so much pleasure to myself and close family over the years. It wi...
by Kathleen
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Gluten Free Dairy Free
Replies: 14
Views: 2253

Re: Gluten Free Dairy Free

There is a branch of Xalkiadakis (we always called it 'the Spar supermarket') on Eleftherias, the road going to the sea front, by the big roundabout as you come into Rethymnon from the East, on Machiton Scholis Chorofylakis. A large new branch of A and B also opened in the last few months on that ro...

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