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by Joan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cost of getting temporary plates to export a car
Replies: 17
Views: 595

Re: Cost of getting temporary plates to export a car

Not answering your question but...we smile when we see the car with Heraklion plates which is around in our home town in Sussex. It's often parked quite close to the Greek taverna. I guess the owners drive to and fro as we do... When we were considering importing our English car to Crete we had some...
by Joan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Portable Generator - brand new
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Portable Generator - brand new

I have sent you a PM.

Joan
by Joan
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: So what was happening at Chania airport yesterday aftrenoon...?
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: So what was happening at Chania airport yesterday aftrenoon...?

Re Warwick's reply they'd already said on the Easyjet site that since it was an "extraordinary" happening outside of the airline's control there would be no compensation for the delay (it was well under 3 hours late anyway). They were pretty sharpish getting the return flight off - three h...
by Joan
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: So what was happening at Chania airport yesterday aftrenoon...?
Replies: 3
Views: 328

So what was happening at Chania airport yesterday aftrenoon...?

(Apologies to an earlier contributor about the title!) Does anyone know what was happening at the airport yesterday afternoon? We went to collect a family member off the usual 8 am-ish Easyjet from Gatwick yesterday, Aug 9th. It had taken off ¾ hour late so we expected arrival about 14:10 (due 13:55...
by Joan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 217
Views: 36816

Re: Greek Driving Licence

UK drivers have to renew their licences every 3 years once they reach the age of 70. They do self-certify - but there is a system of random medical checks (which I remember being told was for 10% of older drivers). Other UK drivers also have to renew every 3 years - eg my son who is much younger but...
by Joan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Realistic Driving Costs
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

Re: Realistic Driving Costs

Re the above "Milano , Bologna ,Rimini, Ancona a good fast road ..much too fast for some ...doing 90mph in me Volvo ...with a wall of artics to the right of me and Lamborghinis tailgating, flashing headlights..." we always do this stretch on a Sunday when there are very few artics.

Joan
by Joan
Wed May 22, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Unsupported hardware Win 7 updates
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Unsupported hardware Win 7 updates

I think it all stops in January 2020 - so I have a few more months to dither/decide!

Joan
by Joan
Wed May 22, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Unsupported hardware Win 7 updates
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Unsupported hardware Win 7 updates

I have a Windows 10 laptop which I use for work - easy and no problems. I also have a Windows 7 desktop in England and a Windows 7 laptop in Crete, both several years old. In both cases I tried to upgrade to Windows 10, which I was more than happy to do. In both cases the upgrade failed at the last ...
by Joan
Fri May 10, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Realistic Driving Costs
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

Re: Realistic Driving Costs

Re total costs...we've just tried to do a full cost-benefit analysis, because we are wondering whether to import our car. It will all hinge on the import cost, which is currently being negotiated with the powers that be at Souda. We've driven once or twice a year for several years, via France, Switz...
by Joan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Monopoly & Cluedo English version
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: Monopoly & Cluedo English version

We could buy and bring sets out in a month's time, when we will be driving down - if that's any help.

Both together would come to about £35 from Amazon.

Joan
by Joan
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Parking at Chania airport
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Parking at Chania airport

We collected and delivered a guest there in the last ten days. The first 20 minutes are free, which we managed on delivery. Collection of our guest on arrival took longer, as usual. I wasn't there but my husband had some fun paying - I think he had to go to a machine first to pay before exiting. A b...
by Joan
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Orthopaedic aids
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Orthopaedic aids

I've not been able to access the forum for a few days, but just to say thank you for the advice. We landed at Chania courtesy of Easyjet at 13:45, shopped at Synka in Souda, and then turned onto the Ethniki towards Mournies. By this time it was mid-afternoon. Quite soon after exiting for the hospita...
by Joan
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Orthopaedic aids
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Orthopaedic aids

Thanks everyone for the reassuring suggestions.

We don't travel for another few days - I may be in touch about the loo seat nearer to the time.

Joan
by Joan
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Orthopaedic aids
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Orthopaedic aids

Does anyone know of a store in western Crete which sells orthopaedic aids suitable for someone who has recently had a hip replacement? Things like raised loo seats, grabbers etc.

Joan
by Joan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Agricultural water problem
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Agricultural water problem

Call Vamos 28253 40200 or 40208.

A fairly grumpy man answers - ask for someone who speaks English (he doesn't). He'll pass you over to a woman who does speak English and who we have found to be pretty helpful. She may ask you to call back when she has spoken with an engineer.

Joan

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