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by Jeffstclair
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Help. Shotguns not allowed.
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Help. Shotguns not allowed.

What about making one part of your beautiful garden so enticing for birds they just go there? ....
by Jeffstclair
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1265

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

Before we lived here full time I drove from the UK to Crete and back again a few times winter and summer , whenever I had a gap in my work , Never booked ahead just drove down in my old Volvo Estate loaded with tools and materials ...and went back loaded with wine, raki,cheese and oil... I liked the...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1265

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

It's a few years since I went on the ferries ,but I'm sure there were vans of all sizes ...from Italy to Greece and from the Greek mainland to the Islands ...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 134
Views: 19272

Re: More Questions from the newbies

We live in a tiny Village of eleven households ,some of them part time and we get our post delivered to the door , or left on the drivers seat of the truck .. the post lady Stephanular (if you can catch her) also does Pensions for the locals ,water, telephone,Car tax and electric bills ...and will t...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Used car wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Used car wanted

Yep that's what I do ...and have done for ten years or so ...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Good Old Lidls
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: Good Old Lidls

They look lovely , fabulous colours . And well done finding anything worth buying in lidl...I walk around the lidl in Sitia with an empty basket and arrive at the check out with one, item see massive queue .. put the pot of yogurt back and leave ...I shall have another go next autumn .
by Jeffstclair
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA INFO FOR THE BUILDERS
Replies: 25
Views: 1213

Re: IKA INFO FOR THE BUILDERS

When I speak to my neighbours about things like IKA and building permits , they laugh and say " that's for Athens and the big cities we don't worry about that here, if you want to build something just do it ..no problems " .. it's charming, but I think it's a bit short sighted ...
by Jeffstclair
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Friend or Foe?
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Friend or Foe?

Yeah it a weekly thing around here out East , they fly down the valley very low and buzz the nato radar base up on the hill ..sometime two planes and sometime three ...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Carry-On Counting
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: Carry-On Counting

I had to look up Jack Reacher ...haha
by Jeffstclair
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Carry-On Counting
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: Carry-On Counting

Yes, having dog's and. Chickens means we very rarely go to the UK. together....however my partner is the same she will pack more books than clothes...
by Jeffstclair
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Carry-On Counting
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: Carry-On Counting

These days I don't take any luggage on a plane just phone , laptop and cameras, spare t shirts , socks and under ware in a small back pack ...any thing else I can get the other end ... if I'm in the UK for a few days and need more I go to a charity shop for a shirt or a pair of jeans ...and put them...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Sending a package to the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Sending a package to the UK

That's very handy,I don't have a base in the UK and so I would have to get a courier to pick up from Nomad and deliver to London...plus day driving to vamos and back and a tank of diesel in me old truck...I,m still working out the logistics...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Sending a package to the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Sending a package to the UK

I just had an reply from Ben at Greengibble ...sadly they don't shift parcels to the UK anymore ...it seems the food supplies now arrive in containers so they don't have empty vans heading north ..they do however sometimes have space in containers coming here ...jeff
by Jeffstclair
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: No more free plastic bags in Greece
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: No more free plastic bags in Greece

Hoorah...I'll drink to that....
by Jeffstclair
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Sending a package to the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Sending a package to the UK

Thanks Warwick... I 'm going to get on to this after the holiday . We don't have an English Shop down this end apart from the British food shop in Agios Nikolaos. and I think their stock comes via a wholesaler . I sent some oil out to the UK with Nomad years ago , and it worked OK, so I guess I'll u...

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