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by Jeffstclair
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Appalling weather
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Re: Appalling weather

Only wash a car if you are trying to sell it ... drinking water is far to precious ...imho ...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Appalling weather
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Re: Appalling weather

"Wash the car"what is this strange practice of which you speak ?...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Appalling weather
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Re: Appalling weather

The weather is great here ...a proper winter at last ...our village spring is working again and our well is full ...
by Jeffstclair
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Block on renewal of IKA books due to BREXIT
Replies: 65
Views: 7365

Re: Block on renewal of IKA books due to BREXIT

Today I renewed my IKA book for the first time , it took about the time it takes too soft boil an egg ...all smiles and waves from the folk in the office as I left and "see you next year"....
by Jeffstclair
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property Register declaration
Replies: 47
Views: 7359

Re: Property Register declaration

Got ours done today , I say done ..we still have to go back with the forms from the bank to say we have paid, and then when the local property register office in Sitia floats our paperwork (they say two months) ...interesting charging system ...to enter one property ( say a house) on the register is...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Block on renewal of IKA books due to BREXIT
Replies: 65
Views: 7365

Re: Block on renewal of IKA books due to BREXIT

That is good news , I'm going into do mine next week ...fingers crossed ...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4027

Re: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019

I turned 65 when I changed my licence and just had an eye test and a medical check ..the eye test was a real test .The medical was just a chat and a few questions , like are you taking medication? are you healthy ? my licence is valid until I turn 68 so three years ...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 142
Views: 19851

Re: Greek Driving Licence

Yes when I changed my licence a bit ago I lost all the categories apart from a car and a car with a a trailer ...I thought well I'm hardly gonna miss driving a road roller , 12 seat minibus , 7.5 ton truck , etc etc ....and all the other things I'm never need to drive again ....but I might do the mo...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Annual property tax 2019 (Chania) (zones?)
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Annual property tax 2019 (Chania) (zones?)

Yes our house and odd bits of land are all joint owned , and we pay one lot of property tax ..
by Jeffstclair
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: National Bank in Vyrsses
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

Re: National Bank in Vyrsses

Yes Scooby , that is what the guy who ran the pharmacy told me ...carrying the stock needed was a massive drain on cash ..and having to wait for the money back from the government was a nightmare , so he packed it in and went back to being a GP ....
by Jeffstclair
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 545
Views: 40392

Re: The Will of the People

Yeah I read about this two years ago , and now the EMA have got a new place of work in Holland ...I don't think the grauniad sensationalised the news item just reported it.... .A bit sad really ...edit ...No it's far worse than sad ..its self destructive madness .( :( there I have just sensationalis...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: National Bank in Vyrsses
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

Re: National Bank in Vyrsses

Yeah it's the same thing here our bank in Ziros has closed ,it only opened a few years ago and then it had 2 staff 4 days a week I think , then it went to 1 guy 2 days a week .. now it closed we still have the ATM ...I don't know how often it's replenished ....I think it's the same in the UK ..local...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 142
Views: 19851

Re: Greek Driving Licence

When I swapped my UK licence for a Greek licence it did take a few months ,I was told the delay was due to DVLC in Swansea being slow at processing the licence details back to Greece . However when I had to renew my Greek licence last November 'cos I turned 65 (how did that happen)...I did the photo...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Info for getting married in Crete
Replies: 18
Views: 1479

Re: Info for getting married in Crete

Yeah, great story DJ ...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 545
Views: 40392

Re: The Will of the People

What a complete waste of time .

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