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by filippos
Mon May 25, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Nothing has changed on here then
Replies: 33
Views: 1918

Re: Nothing has changed on here then

DJ wrote:What a nasty piece of work you are Saddler. What a spouter of negativity. Go away - disappear and do your pathetic critiques somewhere else. We don't want you.

Don't encourage the silly bugger.
by filippos
Sun May 24, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How do you deal with locals breaking quarantine?
Replies: 46
Views: 4027

Re: How do you deal with locals breaking quarantine?

Yorgo wrote:The time when reporting fellow citizens for breaking a rule invented by a politician enforced by a police officer, as if a major crime, is the time when we should all give up.

Hear, hear!
by filippos
Sat May 23, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer
Replies: 133
Views: 10270

Re: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer

Frying pans, baseball bats!!!!! Really? Crete has the highest ratio in Eurpoe of guns to the population, I've been offered so many guns, since I've lived here, single female, you must have a gun, just in case of a burglar! I have a dog, not the biggest, but a Cretan hound, he lives in the house, he...
by filippos
Sat May 23, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: For anybody in a Greek village with no broadband.
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: For anybody in a Greek village with no broadband.

Many oldies 'go cabriolet' as a Greek friend told me several years ago.
by filippos
Sat May 23, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer
Replies: 133
Views: 10270

Re: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer

... If you don't have room for a roundhouse swing try a cover drive. There's a fair bit of soft tissue as well as bone in the target area of that shot. Or a straight thrust to the solar plexus? Hardly any room needed at all. Warwick That will work with a rolled up newspaper (provided you don't have...
by filippos
Fri May 22, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer
Replies: 133
Views: 10270

Re: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer

Frying pan next to the door in case a burglar calls! Bob. Quick trip to a sports shop and buy a baseball bat. With a frying pan you have to get fairly close to someone who may be quite agile. You may not land a good blow or they manage to grab your arm and wrench the pan away. Also, if you do land ...
by filippos
Thu May 21, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Anyone wanting/needing to travel by air to Greece/Crete now.
Replies: 29
Views: 1752

Re: Anyone wanting/needing to travel by air to Greece/Crete now.

In March, friends of ours, permanent residents here, who had been on holiday to India had been planning to visit family in the UK on their way home. They were informed about the regulations restricting travel to Crete ... ... In Athens they were stopped at Passport control ... ... This is such a gr...
by filippos
Wed May 20, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Anyone wanting/needing to travel by air to Greece/Crete now.
Replies: 29
Views: 1752

Re: Anyone wanting/needing to travel by air to Greece/Crete now.

Kilkis wrote:As with most laws it relies on the risk of being caught as a deterrent from breaking the rule. ... ...
Agreed and I suspect the size of potential fines helped to persuade many to comply.
by filippos
Wed May 20, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Anyone wanting/needing to travel by air to Greece/Crete now.
Replies: 29
Views: 1752

Re: Anyone wanting/needing to travel by air to Greece/Crete now.

In March, friends of ours, permanent residents here, who had been on holiday to India had been planning to visit family in the UK on their way home. They were informed about the regulations restricting travel to Crete and decided to forget staying in England, catching one of the last flights before ...
by filippos
Tue May 19, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer
Replies: 133
Views: 10270

Re: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer

Mr O'Leary is not a happy bunny https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/18/ryanair-chief-michael-oleary-uk-mismanaging-coronavirus-crisis Were I in Mr O'Leary's situation I'd be saying much the same.. That said his firm is in a better position than most of his competitors; Jet 2 has struggled...
by filippos
Sun May 17, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tavernas set to open 25th May!
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Tavernas set to open 25th May!

Yeah, yeah, everyone else is stupid.
by filippos
Sun May 17, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tavernas set to open 25th May!
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Tavernas set to open 25th May!

... ... before the tourists arrive & bring the second wave of infections with them ... I don't hear much about events in the UK as we dispensed with TV in 2002 when we settled here but I do read bits in online newspapers (those that don't have paywalls). From what I have read it seems that abou...
by filippos
Sun May 17, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The Lotus Eaters
Replies: 36
Views: 1431

Re: The Lotus Eaters

Maud, what a super idea. I second it! Bob, you must try to upload your presentation somehow. I can quite see how it would have appealed to the locals. Forget the idea of uploading the presentation. Bob should resurrect this original and take it on tour round the island (once travel restrictions are...
by filippos
Sun May 17, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The Lotus Eaters
Replies: 36
Views: 1431

Re: The Lotus Eaters

There's lots of Lotus Eaters and Ferryman on YouTube, of course.
by filippos
Sat May 16, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tavernas set to open 25th May!
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Tavernas set to open 25th May!

Good news indeed. I wonder how they found out that May 25 is our wedding anniversary. Mind you, I doubt there'll be a table available anywhere.

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