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by SatCure
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: Driving from England to Chania March 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1037

Re: Driving from England to Chania March 2018

I was really tempted to comment on the post by the lady who was "pouring" over flowers in Lidl but I resisted the temptation - knowing that Philip would put his PC hat on and condemn me!
by SatCure
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Cot wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Cot wanted

Hiring is uncommon on Crete. Greek extended families are large and someone always has a relative who will lend them what they need.

I suggest buying what you need and selling when you're finished with it. Try advertising on the two Cretan Facebook groups.
by SatCure
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Used car wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Used car wanted

In a few years I.C.E. cars will plummet in value. Electric engines are taking over. I realise that it's not obvious (here, at least) but all car manufacturers have stated that their future production will be hybrid or all-electric. UK cities such as Oxford have announced that I.C.E. vehicles are to ...
by SatCure
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Help. Shotguns not allowed.
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Help. Shotguns not allowed.

Erect a clear, polypropylene roof over the area. Make it slope at least 3 degrees. Easy to hose down when the rain doesn't do it for you.
by SatCure
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Permanent Residence Document
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Permanent Residence Document

I must have missed something. I have a beige (indefinite) residency permit. Are you saying that this (indefinite) permit is no longer indefinite?

P.s. I just used it to renew my IKA book in Haniá.
by SatCure
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: email and new router problem
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: email and new router problem

Clearly, the problem lies with the new router settings. To see them, launch your web browser and type in the address, such as: http://192.168.1.1 and hit Enter. That address might be on the router's label and/or in the instruction leaflet. Then type in the Admin name (usually "admin") and ...
by SatCure
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: BBC and VPN
Replies: 5
Views: 437

BBC and VPN

I just cancelled my contract with StrongVPN because they can no longer provide an IP address that works with BBC. They refused a refund. There are VPN providers that still work but I'm not going to name them here because I'm sure that the BBC has people trawling the Internet looking for such posts s...
by SatCure
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: FOrgotten what thew topic was...sheesh!
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: FOrgotten what thew topic was...sheesh!

I prefer this version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP4HZC_I4i0

I have an acquaintance near Triopetra who would like periodic deliveries of organic veg. Willing to pay. Maybe worth considering if you can't find a better cause.
Sorry, I don't know of an orphan's charity.
by SatCure
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone

You might also find Calibre useful. It is an app that works on Windows and mobile devices that allows you to organise a library of books and read them. You can use it on your PC and then load them onto a reader device such as kindle, android smart phone/tablet or iPhone/iPad. Just to avoid ambiguit...
by SatCure
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: ANYBODY IN HERAKLION?
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: ANYBODY IN HERAKLION?

I thought that there were quite a few expats in and around Iraklio so I'm surprised that nobody has replied.
Unfortunately, most of the people whom I know are west of Rethymno.
by SatCure
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Homeless in Hania
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Homeless in Hania

I think there is an (possibly more than one) organisation that takes food out to the villages for people who are struggling but I don't have any details. The "Social Supermarket" (based in Vrises Town Hall) does this in Apokoronas district. Also there were a few cafés in Crete that ran a ...
by SatCure
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: oil fired heating
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: oil fired heating

mythos master wrote:due to lovely autumn weather haven't used heating since, so will wait and see

We test ours every Autumn before the cold weather sets in. Otherwise, if you wait till everyone else has discovered their heating isn't working, you could wait weeks for a plumber.
by SatCure
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Wasps still around
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Wasps still around

At dinner we set a separate plate on a corner of the table furthest from us (or on an adjacent surface) and place bones and unwanted gristle on it. The wasps prefer to swarm around that, rather than risking contact with humans. The only time I have been stung is while riding my little motorbike (twi...
by SatCure
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Key ring torch
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Key ring torch

And what do you call it in Greek? I'm not aware of a specific word or phrase but "meea led lampa kleetheeoo" should do it* or "ena fakos meekros kleetheeoo" as all keyfob torches nowadays employ an LED anyway. As above, most Euro shops and supermarkets have them on display, incl...

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