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by GlennB
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 479
Views: 30880

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

“Under no circumstances... will I allow the EU or anyone else to create any kind of division down the Irish Sea."

Wonder who said that, in July 2019. Hmmm ... let me think ...
by GlennB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EHIC CARD LOST
Replies: 27
Views: 1198

Re: EHIC CARD LOST

Both paid for by NHS not the EU so fundamentally what's the difference? It's a reciprocal benefit. But, more to the immediate point, it isn't designed for permanent expat residents, just visitors. You might have been lucky to be able to use it but you can't expect that luck to continue and certainl...
by GlennB
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EHIC CARD LOST
Replies: 27
Views: 1198

Re: EHIC CARD LOST

Your right Bob. Makes me sick as a parrot! I can't see why they will continue to cover S1 people (maybe only for 6 months of course) but are taking away the EHIC!!!! So mean and unfair.....AGAIN! The EHIC was only ever meant for emergency treatment for visitors. It sounds to me like you've got away...
by GlennB
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 140
Views: 18266

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

"You will still be able to travel to and from the UK with a cat, dog or ferret when the UK leaves the EU" Ah, which shall I get in order to travel to the UK? I rather fancy a ferret. :wink: I wonder if we can disguise our parrot as a ferret? Seriously, Greece was pretty relaxed about lett...
by GlennB
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 140
Views: 18266

The S1 letter?

On a Facebook group (Brits Remain in Greece) it has been reported that UK expats here (and presumably in other EU countries) have started to receive a letter from the DWP stating that, in the case of a no-deal brexit, the UK will pay their S1 costs for 6 months. In other words Nov to Apr inclusive. ...
by GlennB
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Quiet Hours
Replies: 10
Views: 853

Re: Quiet Hours

We're certainly aware of it, but I'm not sure that many others around here are ;)
by GlennB
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: What are "skneepa"?
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: What are "skneepa"?

Kilkis wrote:Literally they are called άμμος μύγες (ammos meeges). I am not sure if there is an alternative colloquial name for them. They are much bigger than Σκνίπες.

Warwick


Not sure I've ever seen one, just suffered from their attentions.

Nuke them from orbit, it's the only way to be sure!
by GlennB
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 140
Views: 18266

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

It all looks even odder if one considers that IKA books are not now (allegedly) being issued to new S1-ers. Can't photocopy what you haven't got or can't get. Bob. The IKA booklet itself has been pretty worthless for a few years. Its only use to us is as a handy paper record of our AMKA number, tho...
by GlennB
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: What are "skneepa"?
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: What are "skneepa"?

Biting midges is what we call them, and they're so small they can get through standard bug mesh. The bites don't irritate for very long. The real buggers are the local equivalent of sand flies, that lurk in dry undergrowth and chew your ankles. They'll even fly up your trousers to have a bite. Their...
by GlennB
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 140
Views: 18266

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

The microbiology lab in Kalyves are quite happy to complete blood screens with AMKA so no change, perhaps it's a translation issue https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156712843341699&id=564596698 link currently not shareable full payment for blood tests even with AMKA? IMPORTANT INFOR...
by GlennB
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 140
Views: 18266

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

Mandraek wrote:https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156712843341699&id=564596698

full payment for blood tests even with AMKA?


Unable to access that page here. Can you summarise it?
by GlennB
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Overseas Voters
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: Overseas Voters

Yep, cheers, we're switching to proxy after our postal votes arrived very late last time.
by GlennB
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 479
Views: 30880

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Interesting article from The Independent. https://news.yahoo.com/brexit-boris-johnson-accused-being-112100790.html I am reminded Boris was regarded as no good, when he was n the Foreign Secretary role. If this report is true, then in fact there is no cunning plan for an NI-only deal, and Johnson is...
by GlennB
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Driving
Replies: 32
Views: 2553

Re: Driving

...And ignore the idiots who are riding the clutch with one hand on the horn to "scream" as soon as the light goes to green... I wouldn't assume that someone using their horn very briefly when the lights turn green is an indication of impatience in Crete. For some reason that I can never ...
by GlennB
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Food in Supermarkets
Replies: 36
Views: 2470

Re: UK Food in Supermarkets

Kilkis wrote:Me neither Glen. As long as it's not Izal I don't really care. Now that was bad.

Warwick


Yep, I'm of that age too :)

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