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by Clio
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Getting rid of coins
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Getting rid of coins

I took some once to the post office and asked if they could change them. Postmaster Aristides hesitated a bit before agreeing, and asking me to come back later. When I did, and collected my ten euros or whatever it was, I found out why he hadn't been too keen. I was embarrassed to discover that the ...
by Clio
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Its here ! The Big Christmas Fayre.This Sunday, 3rd December
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Its here ! The Big Christmas Fayre.This Sunday, 3rd December

On the return journey go past the olive press and follow the road under the National Highway. Turn left at the T junction and that will take you back onto the carriageway going East. Read that too late to comply so we just followed our noses in an easterly direction via some interesting back roads,...
by Clio
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Its here ! The Big Christmas Fayre.This Sunday, 3rd December
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Its here ! The Big Christmas Fayre.This Sunday, 3rd December

For the benefit of those of us travelling against the tide of Westenders and coming from the Rethymno direction, could somebody kindly provide an idiot's guide to getting off the Ethniki and to the venue?
by Clio
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car tax for 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3748

Re: Car tax for 2018

Thanks Warwick, another job ticked off the list. Worked fine first time for me (Windows 10 and Chrome).
by Clio
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Internet Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Internet Problems

my techie friend has just visited and assures me that it's nothing to do with my PC - the problem is caused by OTE doing works in the area, and there's nothing for it but to hope they'll soon finish. I love my techie friend dearly but I think he should probably stick to sheep farming. After days of...
by Clio
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Browser problem
Replies: 51
Views: 4605

Re: Browser problem

Or maybe I should move to Windows 10...............


Αποκλείετε!
by Clio
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Internet Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Internet Problems

Thanks everybody for advice, all filed for future reference. But my techie friend has just visited and assures me that it's nothing to do with my PC - the problem is caused by OTE doing works in the area, and there's nothing for it but to hope they'll soon finish. At the moment the connection is fin...
by Clio
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Internet Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Internet Problems

I have been plagued by them for the last two days. The connection keeps cutting out, for a period of some hours, then is OK again. The message I get is "a network change was detected". I don't know if the problem is a general one to do with Cosmote locally, or if it's just me. So I phone t...
by Clio
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Lessons or Books
Replies: 33
Views: 2047

Re: Greek Lessons or Books

Guy wroteI I was teasing, So was I! Only because I know Warwick really knows the word perfectlywell, and that his shoulders are attractively broad. Kilkis wrote In Greek there isn't a female equivalent for words like doctor SatCure wrote Try "yiatreea". Well, you could, but I’m afraid Ms ...
by Clio
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Lessons or Books
Replies: 33
Views: 2047

Re: Greek Lessons or Books

I only mention it because this is a thread about language...

they were just enumerate.


Enumerate: "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways" That's Elizabeth Barrett Browning, enumerating.

Innumerate: that's me, failing to make head or tail of my electricity bill.
by Clio
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Lessons or Books
Replies: 33
Views: 2047

Re: Greek Lessons or Books

Blimey, Warwick, If somebody who hasn’t done much walking fancies stretching their legs, and asks about a nice route round the lower slopes of Scafell Pike, would you give them a climbing map for the ascent of the South Col of Everest! Yes, Alan, it’s true the grammar can be complicated . But you do...
by Clio
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: IKA and over 65's
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: IKA and over 65's

it (the EHIC health card) effectively works as though you had an IKA health book . Sorry, Kilkis, but I think you are wrong, and Filippos is right. The two things are not at all the same. The distinction is as Phil describes it. It (the card) is intended to provide medical assistance for emergency ...
by Clio
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 3186

Re: Mosquitoes

I guess you've not been in a lot of other pharmacies, Warwick, because they all stock Vicks! Every Cretan knows about "Veeks", and uses it just as a Brit would do. (I haven't read the DM article because I won't on principal, but it is also used successfully by many people as a treatment fo...
by Clio
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Salted capers and pomegranate molasses
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Salted capers and pomegranate molasses

It's a bit difficult to point you in a direction without knowing where you are based. But if you are anywhere near Rethymno, the Moka shops will have the molasses, and so many other tempting products that it's worth making a special trip there. I agree about preserving your own capers, both capers a...

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