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by Jeffstclair
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Renewing UK passport
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: Renewing UK passport

We did ours this year , no problems did them before the first Brexit cliff edge and got new passports with European Union on them ...so I was foolishly pleased about that ...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: WHERE EXPATS MEET
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: WHERE EXPATS MEET

Kilkis wrote: 'Also a lot of Americans, who more or less speak English..' What, do you think, is the official language of the USA? I am stunned to read such a sentence in 2019. Warwick [/quote] George Bernard Shaw ....from memory wrote something like ...The USA and Great Britain two countries divid...
by Jeffstclair
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: ParcelDelivery from U.K.
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: ParcelDelivery from U.K.

You could post it ....
by Jeffstclair
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: External Villa Painting
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: External Villa Painting

I'd find out what they use with the glass fibre to bond it to the wall and is there a specialised paint that they use ? glass fibre is mainly used with a polyurethane two part resin , for boats , some cars and some furniture very hard waring and strong..... However I have used a fibre glass mesh emb...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109707

Re: The Will of the People

As Maud said , spot on. However I think there is one more I'm not sure where it fits in the ranking ...a person or persons unknown collected copies of emails from 2017 in order to meddle or cause mischief or damage the 'special relationship' and the career of the diplomat ...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109707

Re: The Will of the People

Well I don't think they missed your point scooby , maybe they think is was not a stupid question ...Why do think it was ?
by Jeffstclair
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 182
Views: 33747

Re: Greek Driving Licence

When we applied for our first residence permit in 2004... the guy said that we did not need them because 'we are all in the EU now' he only had one application form so we had to go into town to copy a load , 'cos the machine in the police station was broken ... so glad we stuck to our guns and got t...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109707

Re: The Will of the People

The friends and family members I know in the UK who are campaigning against brexit ,are the self same people who worked in community cafes , ran fundraising benefit gigs , ran a free childminding service so parents could attend meetings, and when the union funds were sequestrated by the tories, rais...
by Jeffstclair
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Sky Express Baggage Allowance
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Sky Express Baggage Allowance

I suggest you try it and see ....things like this depend so much on who is on the desk when you check in ,and who is on the gate when you go air side ....If as you say it's almost within the limits unless you get a stickler you will be fine ....I once had a lamp that was a gift for someone in my han...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: ... So ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: ... So ...

I worked in Ireland years ago and have a handful of Irish friends ..Many of them use' So' at the start of a sentence , it seems fine when you are in Dublin with a glass in your hand ... But when I hear some Old Etonian use it on the radio it feels wrong ...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109707

Re: The Will of the People

Guy wrote In summary, a weak £ due in part to uncertainties about Brexit means more of British companies will be owned by foreign companies. Some of those buyers of British companies will move the businesses overseas. That’s the price you pay for leaving the World’s largest free trade market. And th...
by Jeffstclair
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109707

Re: The Will of the People

Which is fine if you are a healthy, higher rate tax paying vegetarian - but we are a very small proportion of the general population :)[/quote]




Well I score two out of three :?
by Jeffstclair
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Needle aponeurotomy
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Needle aponeurotomy

Just a shot in the dark ....I have got a thing with my right hand called Dupuytren's ...and one of the treatments is a thing called a needle aponeurotomy ..Has anyone had this done in Crete or Athens ?...I tried google and nothing came up ....I found a place in Hania that do full surgery but I'm hop...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Transferring Pension
Replies: 19
Views: 1268

Re: Transferring Pension

Thanks Warwick ...I had heard something about the confusion between government pensions, (not taxable) Teachers pensions (taxable) ...but I had assumed a state pension was taxable...I shall wait and see what the accountant says .. (.I think he is your accountant as well )
by Jeffstclair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Transferring Pension
Replies: 19
Views: 1268

Re: Transferring Pension

Oh that is interesting ...I had assumed state pension was taxable ...I started getting it in November last year and included details of how much it was to the accountant just last week ...expecting to have to pay tax on it ...thanks Warwick ....

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