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by Jeffstclair
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Temporary Brexit Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: Temporary Brexit Forum

There is no way we could move back to the UK if we wanted to...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway

Yes ,but do they own any satellites .. as Warwick says they are buying or renting bandwidth from the owners of the satellites ? It seems there are as many many layers of companies in satellite broadband as there are in earth based broadband and telecommunication ,each of them subcontracting of each ...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway

Is it possible to leave bigblu and deal with freedom sat or Tooway or Tooway.gr?.its worth a phone call ...you have the kit and it's working...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How to become a greek resident
Replies: 54
Views: 2423

Re: How to become a greek resident

Yes I think it is worth getting a residence permit. The first one I got 12 years ago was very simple, at the police station it took about half an hour if you you don't count the time it took walking back into town to photo copy the form because they only had one and the photocopy machine in the poli...
by Jeffstclair
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway

Yes Peter it there are many links in the food chain from the user to the company that owns the satellite ...we for about 4 months had a link in Spain who went bankrupt ....our service went down at the end of the month and I would phone him and complain and magically it would come back twenty minutes...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: bigblu - formerly Europasat, formerly Tooway

Oh ..I use Tooway via freedomsat Europe and we don't seem to have had any problems ..we use a company called Bentley Walker . in the UK ..However now you can get Tooway in Greece from higher up the food chain these days from http://www.tooway.gr/ this did not exist 12years ago ...worth looking at ..
by Jeffstclair
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flights December - January
Replies: 24
Views: 2273

Re: Flights December - January

I have done similar trips to Manchester to work on a panto in the old days Oh no! You didn't? That's really intrigued me, Jeff, learning what's behind you. I had you down as having been a horny-handed son of the soil long before you came to Crete... Ha Ha Clio..In a previous life amongst other thin...
by Jeffstclair
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Water Shortage
Replies: 18
Views: 2187

Re: Water Shortage

The water shortage is very scary ...the only advantage is I don't have to wash the truck ....
by Jeffstclair
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flights December - January
Replies: 24
Views: 2273

Re: Flights December - January

Yeah I have done similar trips to Manchester to work on a panto in the old days ..I would take the metro in to Athens for a trip around the Museum or Lunch with some Athenian mates ....not a bad way to start a trip to the UK ....
by Jeffstclair
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Driving
Replies: 16
Views: 2152

Re: Driving

Thanks for that BST...the international driving permit is not a massive hassle to get ,it seems you need a passport photo, passport, driving licence it can be issued on the spot at the ELPA office, and there is a fee but the web site wont tell me what it is ....
by Jeffstclair
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Driving
Replies: 16
Views: 2152

Re: Driving

Old thread revival... We are planing a short trip back to the UK in October ...booked a hire car for the trip from Sixt at Gatport Airwick ....reading the small print the very small print it seems I cant hire a car with my New Greek Licence 'cos it's not in Roman script ...The licence office in Siti...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Draining the pool over winter or keep it going?
Replies: 25
Views: 1809

Re: Draining the pool over winter or keep it going?

I spent a bit of my life in the UK designing building and sometimes trouble shooting folks swimming pools . I think with the water shortages here on Crete the decision how to overwinter the pool must be made with water conservation in mind ...I was reading this headline this morning ... http://www.c...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flights December - January
Replies: 24
Views: 2273

Re: Flights December - January

Only advice I can offer, crash around on all the web sites and book it as early as you can...as Warwick says it's a busy time so seat availability is scarce.
by Jeffstclair
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EHIC card
Replies: 27
Views: 2100

Re: EHIC card

Yeah , seems sensible to me ....
by Jeffstclair
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EHIC card
Replies: 27
Views: 2100

Re: EHIC card

bobscott wrote:My understanding is that it is not for us to use in the UK, just elsewhere in Europe.
if that is the case Bob how would a UK citizen traveling to the UK get the medical treatment? ....

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