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by Sue B
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: ferries
Replies: 43
Views: 25110

Pets in Cabins on Ferries

We travelled to and from Crete, driving through Europe and taking 2 ferries each way. On each ferry we had our two cats in carriers and they were permitted in the cabins. We understood that dogs should be in the kennels provided on one of the upper decks. However, if your dog is small perhaps you wo...
by Sue B
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Query re Tax
Replies: 37
Views: 13889

I made comparisons with costs for Council Tax, Water, Sewage, Gas and Electricity in Crete and the UK for I consider these to be 'essential' costs. Pools, cars (and the associated costs), TV, phone/broadband, eating out etc are not really necessities so will vary depending on peoples' lifestyles and...
by Sue B
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Query re Tax
Replies: 37
Views: 13889

Council Tax, Water Supply and Sewage Charges for the year!

FYI: Current charges in South East UK for Council Tax, Water Supply and Sewage Charge (not entitled to any discounts/benefits). Council Tax on 3 bed (E Band) Property £1870.08 per annum Water Supply (metered - 2 occupants and frugal usage) £153.20 annual charge Sewage (charged at 95% of water suppli...
by Sue B
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: winter fuel payment for expats to be abolished
Replies: 106
Views: 24716

Winter Fuel Allowance and Entitlement

Warwick The majority of expats that post on forums/comments on online papers say they cannot get out the UK quick enough and do not have a good word to say for the country that provided them with a free education/healthcare etc. You are an exception to the rule, but in any event you have decided tha...
by Sue B
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: winter fuel payment for expats to be abolished
Replies: 106
Views: 24716

Winter Fuel Payment and entitlement

As a Brit who has worked all their life in the UK and paid UK tax all their working life - and still resides in the UK, I do not really have a major issue with expats qualifying for the Winter Fuel Allowance. Most expats have worked in the UK and paid income tax/NI contributions and generally retire...
by Sue B
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Easy Jet & Sainsbury Nectar Point's
Replies: 2
Views: 1847

Sainsbury's Nectar Card

Just a word of warning about divulging your Nectar Card No to anyone on the internet. I don't know if if is possible now - as your Nectar Card No is not divulged in full, but some years ago I was shopping in Sainsbury's when the person in the queue in front of me offered me their points as they didn...
by Sue B
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Travelling with Animals to Crete and Pet Passports
Replies: 5
Views: 4004

Thank you all for taking the time to reply to my post and particularly filippos for the link to the defra site. Your comments are most helpful and very much appreciated.

Sue
by Sue B
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Travelling with Animals to Crete and Pet Passports
Replies: 5
Views: 4004

Travelling with Animals to Crete and Pet Passports

Hi, Can anyone please tell me of their experiences of travelling to and entering Crete with their pets, either cats or dogs. Have you obtained pet passports for your pets and were they required to be presented anywhere on route to Crete? As the UK is rabies free, is it necessary to obtain a pet pass...
by Sue B
Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Cretan Adventure - The end of the Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 22121

Back to the UK

Hi Andy and H I don't often post on the website (I am just quite content to read the posts instead) but tonight I was saddened to read that you and H had returned to the UK and your Cretan dream is no more. I read your reports regularly (often turning on the pc just to see if you had added another p...
by Sue B
Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Why am I leaving the UK?
Replies: 18
Views: 10080

Why am I leaving the UK

From one extreme to the other: From today's Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=479607&in_page_id=1770 It seems to me that she is guilty of a lack of consideration to fellow rail travellers, but surely not a criminal offence! Where were these r...
by Sue B
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bringing cats to Crete?
Replies: 5
Views: 3405

Bringing cats to Crete?

Following two visits to Crete, we presently have our house on the market with a view to moving to Crete (lock, stock and barrel) once our sale is completed. Our intention is to rent whilst we look for a property and we have read with interest the posts on the forum. One of our main concerns that doe...

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