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by filippos
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Income Tax Submissions
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Re: Income Tax Submissions

No, DWP do not send out any form of statement. You get a letter around this time of year telling you what your weekly payment rate will be starting from X April. We received ours a couple of weeks ago. I presume that you mean that you received the letter informing you of the payment rate from X Apr...
by filippos
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: source of supply
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: source of supply

Yin&Yang wrote:........ turn left at/under the bridge. ..........
Turn left just before the bridge; under the bridge and left takes you to Koumos taverna, café and evening cocktail bar.
by filippos
Tue May 28, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Half Litre Pyrex Measuring Jug
Replies: 33
Views: 11205

Re: Half Litre Pyrex Measuring Jug

Buy a 1 litre jug and only ever half fill it.
by filippos
Tue May 28, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: OTE Landline contracts
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: OTE Landline contracts

Your OTE contract must have been renewed more recently than 17 years ago if you have VDSL50! It didn't exist back then? Quite right Carol. I originally had 56K dial up which was upgraded to ADSL as soon as it became available. Then, a few years ago (don't remember exactly when) OTE phoned, singing ...
by filippos
Tue May 28, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: OTE Landline contracts
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: OTE Landline contracts

When contacted by anyone speaking Greek I usually explain, in Greek, that I am English and ask if they speak English. Sometimes they switch immediately to English and sometimes they hang up. Exactly what I do and usually the response to "Μιλάτε Αγγλικά;" is, "Of course." This ti...
by filippos
Mon May 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: OTE Landline contracts
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: OTE Landline contracts

I have just renewed mine, but it includes the Broadband. I'm presuming yours doesn't?............ Mine does includes broadband (VDSL50) and basic phone service without any of the packages of free minutes on offer. We probably use the house phone to make as many as, ooohhhh, 8 to 10 calls within Gre...
by filippos
Mon May 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: OTE Landline contracts
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

OTE Landline contracts

Last Friday, in the course of five hours, I received three phone calls from OTE, each from individuals with less English than I have Greek. (I can get by in shops and basic conversation but don't have much vocabulary for things outside my experience or that only arise every now and again). During ca...
by filippos
Wed May 22, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Madness at Meskla!
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Madness at Meskla!

You could always knock up a sign yourself and plant it where appropriate. Local Cretans won't bothers as they'll all know about the short cut hazards.
by filippos
Wed May 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Land Plot and sqm of house
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Land Plot and sqm of house

I think it depends on how far beyond the village boundary the plot is located. I don't know the distances involved but there are/were three zones - within the village boundary, within x metres of the boundary 2000m² required and beyond y metres needing 4000+m². I'm not up to date with the actual dis...
by filippos
Tue May 21, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Unsupported hardware Win 7 updates
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: Unsupported hardware Win 7 updates

Had no problems with Win 10 since installed at introduction. Use it daily & frequently.
by filippos
Tue May 21, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Dermatologist required.
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Dermatologist required.

Absolutely recommended: I first encountered Giorgios Milonakis in 2002 and have consulted him several times since then and think he's excellent. Address: 2nd Floor, Skalidi & Peiraios 1-3 Megaro Plaza - that's above the supermarket on the street opposite Zara. Go to 2nd floor and he's at the thi...
by filippos
Sun May 19, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Transferring funds, and pink slips
Replies: 26
Views: 2346

Re: Transferring funds, and pink slips

Transferwise offer better rates and never use your U.K bank as rates are low. The same with CurrencyFair. Better rates than UK banks and to transfer Euros the charge is €3.00. Our bank here (Piraeus) charges €4.00 to receive the money. Set up the transfer early in the day and the transfer is usuall...
by filippos
Wed May 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: purchasiing a home that requires renovations
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: purchasiing a home that requires renovations

The engineer you employ will guide you through the process. Don't fall into the trap of thinking that if you do the work yourselves that you will avoid paying IKA (roughly equivalent to NI in the UK). You will be regarded as just another worker and IKA payments will be required as appropriate. The C...
by filippos
Tue May 07, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Wanted: Garden Tools - Border Fork and Spade
Replies: 12
Views: 2032

Re: Wanted: Garden Tools - Border Fork and Spade

Thank you, Eleni, you sweetie.
by filippos
Tue May 07, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Where to rent a Moving Truck
Replies: 12
Views: 1215

Re: Where to rent a Moving Truck

think I'd be geting a tow hitch and buy a trailer...u can always sell it when finished..... You'll have to bear in mind that if you have a trailer it needs to be registered as a unit with whatever vehicle tows it. As Mouche pointed out above fines are likely to be pretty big (€thousands) when you g...

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