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by Clio
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Lessons or Books
Replies: 33
Views: 1433

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: 1433

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: 1433

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: 167

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: 2576

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: 389

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...
by Clio
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Reading Recomendations for Maud
Replies: 15
Views: 902

Re: Reading Recomendations for Maud

A few titles from my bookshelf of varying age and content but commendable quality: The Great Island by Michael Llewellyn Smith. Adam Hopkins' Crete. These two written in the 60s and 70s respectively, are obviously quite dated but are both literate and flavourful personal descriptions. Much more rece...
by Clio
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: iPlayer
Replies: 29
Views: 1663

Re: iPlayer

You're a gent. I'll pursue all that when and if the cosh lifts a bit in the next few days, and let you know.
by Clio
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: iPlayer
Replies: 29
Views: 1663

Re: iPlayer

Don't worry Paul - no way you could have known about imminent problems. Your post suggests that you have been in touch with PIA regarding C4. I’m interested to know if this is because you tried PIA and found C4 blocked as well? It’s still fine for me with C4. About 10 minutes ago, I signed up for a ...
by Clio
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: iPlayer
Replies: 29
Views: 1663

Re: iPlayer

Also, according to the bods at Private Internet Access, C4 have just "geo-locked" their service making it impossible (??) to watch outside UK. I haven't had time to check out geo-locking, or possible loopholes, but... Yesterday I had a visit from a Brit friend who lives in Estonia, and who...
by Clio
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Car and van recycling centre?
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Car and van recycling centre?

Sorry I can't help with that, though I'm sure someone else can. I am still curious to know though, re your earlier post about registration plates, what kind of plates you have now on your van?
by Clio
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Business registration plates for imported van?
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Business registration plates for imported van?

I'm still not clear as to whether this vehicle has a) French plates, which is what I think you're assuming, in which case all the aforesaid fassaria applies, or b) Greek private-car plates, organised by the importer, which is how I read it and would obviously require a different and much simpler pro...
by Clio
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Business registration plates for imported van?
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Business registration plates for imported van?

I'm not entirely sure what "business registration plates" are. Surely the key question is: what plates does the car have now? If ordinary private-car Greek ones, then the importer must himself have done the paperwork. And I don't see how he can not have done so - unless there are special r...
by Clio
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: iPlayer
Replies: 29
Views: 1663

Re: iPlayer

Thanks Paul. Really helpful, as always.
by Clio
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: iPlayer
Replies: 29
Views: 1663

Re: iPlayer

I had recurrent problems with the iPlayer but Express VPN sorted me out - a change of UK server means it's now working fine. But there is also a separate recent problem with Channel 4 catchup, which apparently is now tracing locations and telling us "the service isn't available in your area&quo...

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