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by Clio
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flying Crete - UK
Replies: 112
Views: 7515

Re: Flying Crete - UK

Just for reference, I was a journalist working for British national newspapers before Jonathan Cook was born, and I am perfectly capable of assessing the accuracy of the story to which I linked. For further reference, I am deeply alarmed at the direction in which this present British government is h...
by Clio
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flying Crete - UK
Replies: 112
Views: 7515

Re: Flying Crete - UK

Feeling so sorry for the responsible, law-abiding pasengers on the flight mentioned here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/31/coronavirus-selfish-covidiots-on-tui-flight-to-uk-from-greek-island-criticised I can only too easily imagine myself in their position - their lives disrupted, their...
by Clio
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Registration Certificate and Arthritis.
Replies: 44
Views: 3922

Re: Registration Certificate and Arthritis.

Re the rheumatoid arthritis question, my late husband had excellent care over a number of years at the University Hospital's Rheumatology clinic. He would have recommended the clinic and the doctors unequivocally. I should perhaps explain the rather odd system as regards payment. A consultant and hi...
by Clio
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Direct flights from the UK to Greece from 15th July confirmed.
Replies: 88
Views: 9683

Re: Direct flights from the UK to Greece from 15th July confirmed.

Considering the USA is total insanity!


Insanity being the operative word. This is the response of some Americans to the idea of having to wear face masks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=433b5RJ9BME
by Clio
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 30096

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

Worth a read. It would be funny if it hadn't caused the maximum amount of hassle for thousands.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... licy-farce
by Clio
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 30096

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

t’s a fair bet I am the only one on here who has worked with Stanley Johnson. Hope you washed your hands! Seriously Guy I admire very much the morality behind your and Maud's thinking – the concern that you might unwittingly take the virus into Greece, and sadly I think that is quite rare. Most tou...
by Clio
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 30096

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

An eternal view of how Britain is coping with the Coronavirus crisis
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/17/worl ... virus.html
by Clio
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 30096

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

The good news: The European commission has launched an app and website that provide travellers with real-time information about coronavirus rules and the status of infections in each European country. The bad news: The Uk isn't involved. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jun/16/dismay-uk-fai...
by Clio
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 30096

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

It seems fashionable at the moment to knock various governments for their handling of the pandemic, but these will be decisions that I'm glad I don't have to make. There is only one government on whose handling of the crisis I feel qualified to speak, and since, when I lived in Crete, I castigated ...
by Clio
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 30096

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

Talking of nasty viruses, ever since I tried to link my PC to my smart phone and gave up in the face of Microsoft gibberish, I have been getting regular notifications from something that calls itself a newspaper popping up at the side of my screen. Weather too lovely to sit and tinker with the setti...
by Clio
Wed May 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Nothing has changed on here then
Replies: 92
Views: 10805

Re: Nothing has changed on here then

Carolina mou, maybe a lock would be in order?
by Clio
Wed May 27, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: A New Case
Replies: 37
Views: 5030

Re: A New Case

It didn't strike me as the most hygienic of places. I think this is a real problem. Having had more experience than I would have wished of three major Cretan hospitals - both inpatient and outpatient facilities - I have nothing but praise for the doctors, particularly the overworked and underpaid j...

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