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by altohb
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 781
Views: 60973

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

I always maintain that people should be able to do whatever they want in the privacy of their own homes but I wouldn't mention it if you ever have to have a psychiatric evaluation, Jeff. Warwick Ha ha .. Yes I love all vegetables ..but not a great fan of sweet stuff ..when my neighbours make me Gre...
by altohb
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 781
Views: 60973

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Reluctant though I am to disagree with my friend Tim, there is nothing undemocratic about the Lib Dem policy, as it represents a return to the fundamental principle of Parliamentary democracy -- that no parliament can bind its successor. After this general election we will have had two since the re...
by altohb
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Sitia Closed?
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Sitia Closed?

...Avoid Ierapetra on St George's Day (23 April)... Out of curiosity what do the St George churches and the towns/cities with St George's as their main church do when 23 April is within lent? Individuals normally put off their name day celebration until after Pascha, usually to Easter Monday. Does ...
by altohb
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Sitia Closed?
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Sitia Closed?

Correct. Everything shut on St Catherine's day. Avoid Ierapetra on St George's Day (23 April) and Ag Nik on 6 December for the same reason!
by altohb
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 781
Views: 60973

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Your last paragraph just goes to emphasise what I have been saying for a long time - admittedly in respect of some of the blatant lies being peddled on all sides: "Say it loud enough, often enough and eventually people will believe it". It reminds me of that chorus from Handel's 'Messiah'...
by altohb
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 781
Views: 60973

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

[quote="bobscott"]Your last paragraph just goes to emphasise what I have been saying for a long time - admittedly in respect of some of the blatant lies being peddled on all sides: "Say it loud enough, often enough and eventually people will believe it". It reminds me of that cho...
by altohb
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: test post
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: test post

That worked, Bob.
by altohb
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 781
Views: 60973

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

I guess we just look at life differently. Some of us feel that the removal of our rights is something worthy of complaint and we will do what we can to ensure that we can continue to live here. We came here in 2006. We have already survived the Greek crisis, with its fairly drastic effect on our in...
by altohb
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 781
Views: 60973

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

The above is my understanding too. But Brexit has ground down the 2 expats in this house so far that we'd almost welcome a poor deal just to avoid a no-deal, if only to allow breathing space to Dec 2020 to sell up and return to the UK. It has ground down the 2 immigrants in this house as well, Glen...
by altohb
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Overseas Voters
Replies: 28
Views: 4919

Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Hi, altohb, just wanted to say huge thanks for postal proxy tip. It’s now all done and dusted and a great weight off my mind. Glad you got it sorted, Kookla! It wasn't my idea originally, but I was certainly pleased to have come across it! Given the tight timetable for this election it is definitel...
by altohb
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 781
Views: 60973

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Guy M wrote:
Kilkis wrote:Or Avocado?

Warwick


Waitrose in Cheltenham never dares run out of avocado. The natives would get far too restless.


If they can find it after the latest refurb!
by altohb
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Overseas Voters
Replies: 28
Views: 4919

Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Thank you, that’s the page I got to but I couldn’t find the correct form, none of them seemed the right one. Do you know which one you used :) I didn't do the postal bit. The proxy has to do that. So - stage 1, find your proxy. 2, send back the form naming the proxy to your local authority. 3. LA c...
by altohb
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Overseas Voters
Replies: 28
Views: 4919

Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

https://www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk#postal-voting is what you need, I think. When I did ours I sent the proxy form to our local authority. They then informed the proxy that it was set up, and the proxy applied for the postal vote.

Hope that helps.
by altohb
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Overseas Voters
Replies: 28
Views: 4919

Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Good to know Yin&Yang. Perhaps I should look into a postal vote too. X May I make a suggestion, as I know from experience that postal vote papers don't always arrive in time. Contact the secretary of the party you wish to vote for in your constituency, and ask them to find someone who would be ...
by altohb
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: What`s the best way to get rid of Oleander?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: What`s the best way to get rid of Oleander?

It is quite likely that you will be unable to buy poison. As of a couple of years ago (I think) farmers had to sit an exam and be certificated to be able to buy poisons, and shops need to check that you have a certificate before they will sell to you. This is theory, of course, but our local agricul...

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