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by altohb
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Wanted, Second hand car
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Wanted, Second hand car

mountain man wrote:Thanks Kilkis, Altohb & Tim for your recommendations, I'll look into both of these :D


No problem. Hope you manage to find something suitable.
by altohb
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1313
Views: 90677

Re: The Will of the People

Phil is correct, there is not going to be any time to put a halt to this situation. I fear we are going to crash out without a deal just for the Conservative Party to save itself! Boris will probably get elected as PM, as the Conservative Members believe he is the only person that can ‘save’ the Pa...
by altohb
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Wanted, Second hand car
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Wanted, Second hand car

I endorse what Tim has said - Vassilis Tsikrikonakis is good to deal with. His office is on the corner opposite the National Bank, and his "lot" is just down that side street. I bought a car from him last year and the process was very easy. We have also sold a car to him - again, straightf...
by altohb
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1313
Views: 90677

Re: The Will of the People

The role of Parliament is to hold the executive (ie the government of the day) to account. The Speaker is key in making sure this happens and, whatever we think of John Bercow for other reasons, he is upholding the power of Parliament, as is correct. The last time the executive (the King) attempted ...
by altohb
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1313
Views: 90677

Re: The Will of the People

You make a fair point scooby , but to be honest being in or out of the EU is a bit more important than what car you drive , what sofa you have or amazingly what chocolates you like .... Today of all days, as we are commemorating the 75th anniversary of D Day, the fact that there has been peace in E...
by altohb
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1313
Views: 90677

Re: The Will of the People

Yes, it was, indeed, a good piece, and echoes what my brother, who lives and works in the North West of England, has picked up about pro Brexit sentiment. Sadly, however, as Jeff says, many of those who have supported the idea of Brexit as a means to get back at the government will be those who will...
by altohb
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1313
Views: 90677

Re: The Will of the People

Not to mention the millions being spent over the next three days to safeguard a man who is a Boris and Farage admirer and is actively promoting them politically! Maybe I shall just not look at the UK news for a while! Probably better for your blood pressure and your sanity, Maud - I'm taking the sa...
by altohb
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1313
Views: 90677

Re: The Will of the People

Perhaps I am naive but if I were a voter, which I am not, before voting for Farage I would at least like some inkling as to his policies on healthcare, education, policing, defence etc etc. Obviously there are some people who would vote for him whatever those policies were, which I presume means th...
by altohb
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1313
Views: 90677

Re: The Will of the People

It beggars belief, too, that those of us who were wise enough to have moved here many years ago with what we thought was a sufficient "nest egg" could have anticipated either the financial crisis, (which hit both savings and income very hard indeed), or the current mess. As Carol says - Br...
by altohb
Wed May 22, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Still on the Road Topic....
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Still on the Road Topic....

.....and of even less interest to those in the west, the stretch bypassing Hamezi on the Sitia/Ag Nik route is finally open. It has only taken about 10 years! Cuts the journey time by around 5 minutes, so not dramatic in that sense, but means avoiding around 30 hairpin bends - bliss. It was odd to s...
by altohb
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car Hire Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Car Hire Insurance

Yes, they confirmed that existing policies are still valid - I'd asked because my husband has one. Having had a bit of a moan, the agent I spoke to confirmed that it was not only Greece which was now excluded - she mentioned Portugal as another. I wouldn't be surprised if exclusions were aimed mainl...
by altohb
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car Hire Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Car Hire Insurance

Just a note that iCarhireinsurance are no longer covering Greek residents - just discovered when I went to renew my policy.

Have taken out a policy with www.worldwideinsure.com - costs are comparable with iCarhireinsurance.
by altohb
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: GIVEAWAY DOG -Cocker Spaniel for free
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: GIVEAWAY DOG -Cocker Spaniel for free

Please contact one of the rescue groups in your area for advice about rehoming this dog - offering to give him away may be fraught with danger.
by altohb
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: European flag
Replies: 13
Views: 1163

Re: European flag

I can probably match you on this one, Bob! High for second altos as well. To be nit picky, there isn't a prelude to the ninth symphony; the last movement begins with orchestra only and then continues with chorus and soloists. The other 3 movements are purely orchestral.
by altohb
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Health Insurance/IKA
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: Health Insurance/IKA

We have, in the past, used Healthcare International, based in London. With Brexit looming, we may have to do so again! Premiums definitely more sensible than anyone else and they appear willing to cover "older" people.

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