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by footscapes
Mon May 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 31630

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

And in a parallel universe, far, far away .....

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aQdhq_1588452264

:shock:
by footscapes
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 31630

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

As masks are now compulsory .... Or even a firm bra cup! :oops: :roll: Thanks, Kookla - can't wait to be seen out and about in Sitia with an item of ladies intimate apparel strapped to my face. I rather think something black and lacy might suit me .... finally, things seem to be looking up! Tim Ple...
by footscapes
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Let's Talk About Beer …....
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Re: Let's Talk About Beer …....

......... Now I'm happy to pay someone to do it. Warwick Things must have changed considerably in the last 5 years on the supply side of beery comestibles in Crete for that to be practical. When I was last there, just one shop in Rethymno sold "ale". Supplies were sporadic, limited ("...
by footscapes
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Let's Talk About Beer …....
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Let's Talk About Beer …....

…. or, more accurately, about brewing. I stopped by LIC the other day and read in another thread some wistful comments from more than one of you about getting a decent pint of ale. Have you never considered brewing your own? Since leaving Crete, I've got into brewing in a big way. I'm fairly confide...
by footscapes
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 31630

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

A pessimist's playlist, all from the Brian Jonestown Massacre:

Panic in Babylon
Cannot Be Saved
Going to Hell

Top tunes all, but the last one's a belter.

https://youtu.be/79K8YYLvppY

Let's be careful out there.
by footscapes
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Village Boundries
Replies: 9
Views: 2538

Re: Village Boundries

More info on the issue here https://www.euroimmo.gr/constructions/villages-rethymno-crete/ as at 2017 but I don't know if anything has moved on since. A local estate agent would probably tell you. Nikos at Euroimmo (per link) or Stelios at Homeland would know current status.

Paul
by footscapes
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?
Replies: 44
Views: 17856

Re: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?

Just temporarily steering back to the original topic (my stocks of exported raki ran out some time ago ....), if the OP wants to find out about funding programs (and there are some EU ones available), try a quick trip to the local Chamber of Commerce. CoC websites seem to be regionalised, with just ...
by footscapes
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: iPlayer
Replies: 29
Views: 12652

Re: iPlayer

Hi Clio ....... I signed up for a trial and did briefly get C4 before they blocked it. (Can it be that you are receiving loud and clear because you're in the UK, not outside? If that's so I'm a bit bemused as to why you're using a VPN...?) ........ No, we're outside the UK and I need a UK VPN to acc...
by footscapes
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: iPlayer
Replies: 29
Views: 12652

Re: iPlayer

Hi Warwick I'm still a fan of the original Swedish buccaneers. Despite their site being widely blocked by ISPs, it's fairly easily accessible via proxy sites in countries that haven't banned it. Proxies come and go, but one or more will work. Try https://proxybay.one/ for a list. https://torrentz2.e...
by footscapes
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: iPlayer
Replies: 29
Views: 12652

Re: iPlayer

Hi Clio I’m sorry about your woes with PIA. I promise that when I posted on LIC on 21/8, I had just checked PIA’s London and Southampton servers with BBC and C4 and all was working fine. Unbelievably (timing wise), the BBC seems to have zapped it the very next day after my test. See this thread from...
by footscapes
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: iPlayer
Replies: 29
Views: 12652

Re: iPlayer

And just to update my earlier post, as of this afternoon, the UK and Southampton connections of Private Internet Access have been blocked by the BBC.

Paul
by footscapes
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: iPlayer
Replies: 29
Views: 12652

Re: iPlayer

Hi Clio The VPN I use https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/ , and have used for years, is tested and working fine with both iPlayer and C4/All4 as of this afternoon. Current progs are playing without any problem. It has multiple servers worldwide, including 2 in the UK (London & Southampton), s...
by footscapes
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Places to visit
Replies: 20
Views: 7187

Re: Places to visit

Preveli is well worth a visit on the south coast, but you'll be stretched to do it in your 4 hours. Almost directly due south of Rethymno, it would take about 50 - 60 minutes drive from the national road. Site of beach evacuations , the monastery has a nice little museum and there is a spectacular m...
by footscapes
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New residency rules post Brexit - reciprocity in Greece
Replies: 24
Views: 8399

Re: New residency rules post Brexit - reciprocity in Greece

.............................. A few years ago the tax code was changed to require anybody who lived here for more than 183 days in a year to become tax resident. It was fairly quickly changed to say that the 183 day criterion did not apply to "anyone staying for health, touristic or other per...
by footscapes
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bicycle Hire in Kalyves area
Replies: 5
Views: 2762

Re: Bicycle Hire in Kalyves area

If you don't find anything nearer to Kalyves, I can recommend http://olympicbike.com Markos, the owner, is a good guy, bikes are in great order and their service is reliable. We've used them a couple of times. For rentals outside of Rethymno, they charge EUR 25 delivery per bike. Expensive for just ...

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