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by Jeffstclair
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?
Replies: 43
Views: 2235

Re: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?

Yes, we have given up using super market cleaning products , and use olive oil soap , wine vinegar , lemon juice and essential oils ...but never tried Raki. I must have at least 60 or 70 kilos of the stuff that I will never drink so I'm interested in what it's used for ...I find good drinkable raki ...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?
Replies: 43
Views: 2235

Re: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?

Yep , I also prefer my own home grown red wine , if I go back to the UK I'm horrified by the price of wine and disappointed with the flavour ....I am interested to know what you can clean with raki , I must be missing a trick.
by Jeffstclair
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Alternative schools
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Alternative schools

Interesting Idea .I've not heard of a Montessori Method School on Crete but there is one in Athens and another on the Island of Pharos ...so I would start there oh and here http://www.kosmospaidiou... I hope this helps ...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?
Replies: 43
Views: 2235

Re: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?

Yes I think Raki is fairly benign ,when it's your own and you know whats in it. I have drunk some odd tasting stuff that has been offered to me and surreptitiously tipped it away. But mostly I think it's a pretty good drink...we have a very well organised village still 20 mts from the end of our gar...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Money Moving Post Brexit
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Money Moving Post Brexit

Hopefully , Olive oil, wine ,raki, eggs ,tomatoes, firewood and friendship.. will still have value so we will all be OK :D
by Jeffstclair
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: UNBLOCKING PHONE
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: UNBLOCKING PHONE

Yeah. I had a new locked cheap Nokia given to me my a friend in the UK ...I asked in the local phone shops and got blank looks ...so I went on line for the unlocking method ..to get the phone unlocked cost 10 quid almost what the phone was worth ... I never use expensive phones just 'burners' there ...
by Jeffstclair
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Money Moving Post Brexit
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Money Moving Post Brexit

I think that most folk do that anyway , Having a UK bank account to have your pension paid into and only moving what you need to pay bills into your greek bank account would be my preferred option....If the UK leave the EU ,having a state pension paid into a UK bank might mean the pension does not g...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?
Replies: 43
Views: 2235

Re: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?

I always (and all my friends around here) treat the olive harvest and olive tree pruning as two separate jobs ....I think its better to get the olives in and to the factory asap ...then when it's all done and dusted ....the nets go out in the field to get a wash in the winter rain (some hope) chains...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?
Replies: 43
Views: 2235

Re: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?

Sounds like a good plan , I've tried on a small scale making faggots out of prunings an they work very well put a couple in the wood stove in the morning while the tea is brewing and bingo instant heat .. I have also tried pyrini compressed into blocks for the stove but they were very labour intensi...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Whither the Weather?
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Whither the Weather?

Well it was overcast and a bit windy today but not a drop of rain ...anyone get a wetting ?
by Jeffstclair
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Whither the Weather?
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Whither the Weather?

Yes ,it's not the rain it's the humidity ...sultanas are very ( and wine grapes to a lesser extent) prone to mould in humid conditions ...just now it is hot and dry perfect conditions the fruits have formed and the bunches are dense the gaps between the fruits are closing ..so if you have many strem...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Whither the Weather?
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Whither the Weather?

All the sultana and wine grape growers will be tearing their hair out if it rains now .....
by Jeffstclair
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Small World
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: Small World

We had a reservoir built this end of the Island a few years ago just a bit to east of Sitia ,on the left of the road as you pass Piskokefalo. before you get to Maronia .as far as I can tell it's never had any water in it... Hi jack thread alert ...sorry Clio..
by Jeffstclair
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Mystery

Well it seems the general opinion is that the drone and the battenburg flags are sommat to do with enfia property taxes ...nothing very interesting at all ......
by Jeffstclair
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: No stone unturned ...
Replies: 1
Views: 236

No stone unturned ...

I'm still laughing about this .....On my way to the local...ish shops this morning just before I got to the main road into the village ,I see my mate George's JCB digger halfway up the steep verge at a very jaunty angle and him crouched down in front of busily doing some thing ...I pull over and sho...

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