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by GlennB
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 96
Views: 4956

Re: Storm Clouds.

I blame the whole thing on bad grammar, in particular the misuse of a single conjunction. Every part of the leave campaign said that if the UK left the EU it could: 1 Stop paying into the EU budget 2 Stop implementing EU laws 3 Stop being under ECJ jurisdiction 4 Stop free movement of people 5 Ente...
by GlennB
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 96
Views: 4956

Re: Storm Clouds.

O for goodness sake, what is everyone worried about. Do you really think that Greece is going to kick out the UK expats. In general most of us spend more than the locals do as our income is greater. We have the better spending power. Does the Greek Government want to lose that?. How many have their...
by GlennB
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 96
Views: 4956

Re: Storm Clouds.

^ Thank you for that. I wish I could quote it on 'another forum', but it's too long 8) Can I quote bits of it? It strikes me that 'panic mode' is setting in in UK govt. circles (May taking over from Raab, for example, and being willing to mention the stockpiling of food), so is it just possible the...
by GlennB
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 96
Views: 4956

Re: Storm Clouds.

^ Thank you for that. I wish I could quote it on 'another forum', but it's too long 8) Can I quote bits of it? It strikes me that 'panic mode' is setting in UK govt. circles (May taking over from Raab, for example, and being willing to mention the stockpiling of food), so is it just possible they'll...
by GlennB
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 96
Views: 4956

Re: Storm Clouds.

Nobody knew the detail of what they were voting for, but for expats to vote leave does amaze me. Some of these 'worst case' complications were pretty predictable.
by GlennB
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cataract Operation
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Cataract Operation

Hi All Are cataract operations carried out under IKA or are they, as I suspect, all carried out in a private/paid basis? I've had both eyes done here in Greece, and in both cases it was IKA. Each one took 4 appointments - diagnosis, health checks, the op, then final checkup. Compared to the NHS wai...
by GlennB
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Santander Debit Card
Replies: 24
Views: 980

Re: Santander Debit Card

How do you get round the UK address problem without utility bills in your name etc? Bob. My wife just received a letter re the suspension (soon) of her Barclay's credit card. To avoid that she would need to provide what you describe - not just a UK address but proof that she's resident there. It's ...
by GlennB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coolair
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Coolair

That particular product is being targeted at us wherever our internet setup fails to block ads. Kind of annoying that it's being trumpeted as a tech breakthrough, as those things have been around for a long time. We already had an 'evaporative cooler' for a small bedroom and it's OK. The other day i...
by GlennB
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Taxisnet up?
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Taxisnet up?

Thanks for that news. We were in Blighty for a while and hadn't had time to complete the submission, so no panic now.

Blighty, incidentally, was wall-to-wall sunshine and 30°C temperatures. I'd been looking forward to feeling a bit chilly.
by GlennB
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The house is finally legal
Replies: 1
Views: 480

The house is finally legal

We bought this old house in 2007. It was in a sorry state so it was reduced to a shell and rebuilt. The large open area of the downstairs (stabling, storage, the usual) was converted into bedrooms, which was the main source of its illegality. Our builder had assured us that as all the work was happe...
by GlennB
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cicadas-love em or hate em?
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: Cicadas-love em or hate em?

Love 'em. Unfortunately my advancing years have reduced my high frequency hearing range, so they have to be damn loud for me to notice them much.
by GlennB
Thu May 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Taxisnet up?
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Taxisnet up?

Cheers!
by GlennB
Thu May 17, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Taxisnet up?
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Taxisnet up?

I've had a look around and can see no news on whether taxisnet is up for the 2017 submission. Any clues?
by GlennB
Sun May 06, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Don't pay electricty bills at post office
Replies: 16
Views: 1596

Re: Don't pay electricty bills at post office

Yes we pay all the household bills on line , Phone ,lectric , water , truck tax& insurance,... Interesting that you pay water bills on-line. Apokoronas still behind the times on this one. Cash at the town halls/KEP offices only. Bob. We asked our local town hall for the IBAN (presumably theirs)...
by GlennB
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: How to Watch UK TV Abroad
Replies: 19
Views: 2290

Re: How to Watch UK TV Abroad

For the past few days access to the BBC iplayer via expressvpn has been very unsatisfactory. The company say that they're aware of the problem and their engineers are working on it. (I have this vision of a kind of battle of the engineering brains, with the Beeb's boffins forever trying to build vi...

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