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by jackdaw
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Bockenvilla
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Bockenvilla

Pruning Bougainvillea is like hand to hand warfare. Don't step on the prunings wearing flip-flops. :roll: :roll: :roll:
by jackdaw
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Channel 5: My New Greek Life
Replies: 17
Views: 1146

Re: Channel 5: My New Greek Life

Episode 2: We learn more. Theriso lady is on the pull. The waiter in the taverna, (I think he is the proprietor. We ate at the same table a couple of years ago) the rat catcher, (I have something to show you upstairs...) and the shepherd. (Oh no, not the shepherd. Its the lingering smell you know). ...
by jackdaw
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1097

Re: Flights

Used Sky express as first leg of homeward journey, allowing 2 hours plus to make the connecting flight. On arrival at Chania they told me that the flight was running 45 min late and the insisted on booking my cabin bag into the hold. The aircraft landed in Chania 45 minutes later and, to the airline...
by jackdaw
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Overnight in Heraklion
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Overnight in Heraklion

Thanks folks for you input. Think we'll go for the Pasiphae. Looks like a good deal.
by jackdaw
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Overnight in Heraklion
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Overnight in Heraklion

Looking for alternatives to our normal Easter Ryanair flight Bristol - Chania (which don't start this year until early May). Considering Bristol-Heraklion with Easyjet which arrives 21:35 - too late for public transport to Chania then Kissamos. Can anyone recommend somewhere to spend the night? Easy...
by jackdaw
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Rotary Clothes Airer
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Rotary Clothes Airer

Has anyone come across a supplier of these on Crete? Our Cretan neighbours were not aware that such things existed. Thinking of shipping one (or more) out from UK, perhaps by Nomad. Any thoughts?
by jackdaw
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: White goods
Replies: 16
Views: 1113

Re: White goods

Thanks for comments folks. First stop will be the shop in Kolymbari.
by jackdaw
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: White goods
Replies: 16
Views: 1113

White goods

We're looking to replace our ancient fridge-freezer and maybe the cooker. I've followed the link to e-shop. looks like there are good deals to be had. Question is whether to follow this pathway (how much hassle involved in ordering online and then getting delivery to our hillside village) or to appr...
by jackdaw
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 2020 car tax
Replies: 27
Views: 2821

Re: 2020 car tax

This year Piraeus Bank have added an extra layer of verification to their online procedure. They send SMS message to your phone containing a pin no. Which is fine as long as they have the correct no. on your account details.. Mine is a UK no. and I forgot to add the international prefix. Doh!
by jackdaw
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Earthquake
Replies: 32
Views: 3474

Re: Earthquake

Called the neighbours for a favour. They went in and did a check. All OK.
by jackdaw
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Earthquake
Replies: 32
Views: 3474

Re: Earthquake

Hands up anyone who is sitting at home in England (or anywhere else for that matter) wishing they had kept up their earthquake damage insurance. I'm worried about water pipe joints and balcony glass. Anyone had this kind of damage?
by jackdaw
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Folding Guest Bed / Put You Up - Where to buy in ( Chania)
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Folding Guest Bed / Put You Up - Where to buy in ( Chania)

We were looking for the same for quite a while. Simple City had sold out. Eventually we found one in a small furniture shop. Sorry. can't give directions. As is often the way after buying one we saw them in several places!!!
by jackdaw
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Is long line fishing with multiple hooks from the beach illegal?
Replies: 10
Views: 2144

Re: Is long line fishing with multiple hooks from the beach illegal?

I regularly fish from the shore with spinning gear. I frequently see spearfishermen swimming through my favourite spots!!! I was unaware of the need for a licence (None is needed in UK) for any form of fishing in Greece. I would be prepared to bet that none off them has a licence. Who is supposed to...
by jackdaw
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Quiet Hours
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

Re: Quiet Hours

There is a venue (an old school with a large playground) which is used for parties - baptisms, weddings, funerals and all the different events in the summer months. Its a kilometre away from us, across the valley, The music and dancing goes on well after midnight. It stops for a while and then they ...
by jackdaw
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Transferring funds, and pink slips
Replies: 26
Views: 4434

Re: Transferring funds, and pink slips

My accountant recently submitted my zero tax return in my absence. He needed details of any deposits to my bank account. Using internet banking I was able to highlight the deposits in my account summary. I was then given the opportunity to save the details as a PDF and I mailed these to my accountan...

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