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by Jeffstclair
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Bank accounts for ex pats
Replies: 36
Views: 1879

Re: UK Bank accounts for ex pats

When I moved here I kept my old UK bank account and used it to continue paying my national insurance and my pension ....I now have it set up so my pension and my state pension get paid into it and I move bits to my Greek bank when I need to . They won't let me have a bank card or a cheque book ,so I...
by Jeffstclair
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The 2020 Ig Nobles
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: The 2020 Ig Nobles

Nice one Warwick..Who awards the Ig Nobles...and is it possible to make a donation? May be we should start a crowdfunding project and get Elon Musk to send them to the moon ....
by Jeffstclair
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Σεισμός!
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Σεισμός!

I think some people must be more sensitive to earthquakes than others? I expect there's some truth in that. Do you remember the (powerful) earthquake January 8 2006 and then another powerful one on January 6 2008 - apart from the "odd" date inversion, the first was a horror and the earth ...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΗ ΔΗΛΩΣΗ
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: ΥΠΕΥΘΥΝΗ ΔΗΛΩΣΗ

Yes Warwick they both open fine ..with the option to save them to Dropbox or print them ...might be useful...thanks
by Jeffstclair
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flying Crete - UK
Replies: 112
Views: 7426

Re: Flying Crete - UK

It's bad I know ...but I think we must stay at home if we can ,and if we must travel we must wear masks and take care ...we can rebuild after we have eradicated this virus ...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Visiting the Electricity offices
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Visiting the Electricity offices

solitude1 wrote:Don`t forget to take everything with you including your inside leg measurement.
Good luck.



And your cousin Manolis ....
by Jeffstclair
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Nomad in Chania
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: Nomad in Chania

Yes ...I have shipped items both ways with Nomad through Mark , nice bloke friendly and efficient ...
by Jeffstclair
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Nomad in Chania
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: Nomad in Chania

Yeah Mark works for Nomad ..
by Jeffstclair
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flying Crete - UK
Replies: 112
Views: 7426

Re: Flying Crete - UK

Yep, I agree Warwick... I ain't going no where for a bit ....
by Jeffstclair
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E-paravolo - how to pay?
Replies: 25
Views: 1602

Re: E-paravolo - how to pay?

In the almost 15 years I have lived full time here I have alway found most of the people in the various offices that I have had dealings with, to be unfailingly cheerful and helpful ... putting up with my dreadful Greek and steering me through the minefield of Greek bureaucracy ...apart from the guy...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: WHERE TO BUY TROPICAL PLANTS AND PALMS
Replies: 13
Views: 2292

Re: WHERE TO BUY TROPICAL PLANTS AND PALMS

The Garden centre on the national road at Agios Nikolaos ..by the traffic lights ..where you turn left for Iraklion have palms ... I've never stopped and looked but they seem to always have them ...sorry I don't know the name of phone number ...try the online yellow pages ...I have bought fruit tree...
by Jeffstclair
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How much should we be paying?
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Re: How much should we be paying?

It is very hard question to answer tbh ...I you want someone to take on a job and work unsupervised with their own tools and bill you for the work done ..or are you wanting some one to give you a hand for a few hours now and again on a very friendly ad hock basis ...if your Cretan friends are keen t...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: WIFI calling ...
Replies: 15
Views: 1342

Re: WIFI calling ...

That is very interesting Warwick about Piraeus giving an option of push notifications. Can I ask where you saw that ? I think I’m going to have to back into town and badger them a bit more ....
by Jeffstclair
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: WIFI calling ...
Replies: 15
Views: 1342

Re: WIFI calling ...

Yes Joan , that was my thought to try and use tooway for the sms messages I get from the bank when I'm doing internet banking ...but tooway have told me that it will not support sms ...and my Greek bank don't use whatsapp ...our UK bank will send one use pins in an email but not our Greek bank..
by Jeffstclair
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: WIFI calling ...
Replies: 15
Views: 1342

Re: WIFI calling ...

Thanks all for suggestions ..wifi calling is not possible with our tooway broadband , so I think the next time I'm in town I will pop into cosmote and see if they have a phone signal booster ...I can get one bar from cosmote on the roof of the house and I have a 4 mt high mast fixed to the masonry c...

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