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by john4d
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Paying Electric bills
Replies: 16
Views: 1543

Re: Paying Electric bills

For many years I've paid my Electricity Bill by "direct debit" from my Bank of Hania account so when I breezed in and asked them to set up a "direct debit" to pay my WIND account I was somewhat taken aback when they said "We don't deal with them. You can pay Vodafone or Cosm...
by john4d
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Ferry Fire
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Ferry Fire

I've done the Italy - Crete ferry crossings about 20 times and on one occasion only, did we have a complete evacuation at sea drill. Ships siren blowing seven times, assemble at the muster point, issued with life jackets, formed into a "conga" line and led down the stairs through the fire ...
by john4d
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Piraeus Bank ATM Withdrawal Charge
Replies: 15
Views: 1854

Re: Piraeus Bank ATM Withdrawal Charge

Are there any charges on pre-paid cards?
by john4d
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Cyprus or Crete ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1383

Re: Cyprus or Crete ?

Warwick I may have misunderstood the solidarity tax. I thought the tax was always applied from zero. ie if the total income is €35.000 then you pay 6.5% on the whole €35,000, (€2,275) not just on the €5000 above €30,000 (€325) which would give a total of €1001. Did it change when they changed the pe...
by john4d
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Life with a pacemaker
Replies: 14
Views: 1439

Re: Life with a pacemaker

Yes, I've recently had two MRI scans and I have steel plates and pins in both of my legs, no problem having the scans,
by john4d
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Junker
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: Junker

Now the 'Head of the EU civil service' meets the elected US President to reach a trade deal. Apparently without consulting the leaders of the EU member states, France and Germany having now said he's not speaking for them.
by john4d
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Junker
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: Junker

You're quite right Warwick, saying that Junker is 'head of the civil Service' it's just unfortunate that he doesn't know that. He masquerades as head of the EU, greeting foreign Heads of State. He even manages to go to the G8 (or now G7) meetings, taking part in their Photo Calls and 'handing' them....
by john4d
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Internet connection for visitors
Replies: 13
Views: 1557

Re: Internet connection for visitors

My UK Mobile phone operator does not allow tethering outside of the UK
by john4d
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Heraklion Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: Heraklion Airport

How to hijack a perfectly good thread.

After a hard Brexit won't we get our Inter Europe Duty Free Back & Duty Free Alcohol?
by john4d
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Where are the cats?
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Where are the cats?

I thought the Taverna owners bred new kittens every year for the start of the tourist season. Ahh look at that kitten, isn't it cute.
by john4d
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 43
Views: 4960

Re: Greek Driving Licence

Warwick Some years ago I visited a KEP to enquire about swapping my UK driving licence (EU style) for a Greek one. I was told I had to have it translated into Greek. I pointed out those things you have already mentioned and that the only items to translate were my name, which wouldn't need translati...
by john4d
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Please settle a wager .
Replies: 13
Views: 1616

Re: Please settle a wager .

Ivy is not a parasite it uses its 'suckers' like a drunk, for support only. As mentioned earlier it often grows on the walls of houses, there's not much succour in bricks and mortar. It also grows on dead trees. Popular belief is that the Ivy has killed the tree, this is not usually the case. As pre...
by john4d
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Public Water Fountains
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Public Water Fountains

Public Toilets are almost extinct because of excessive vandalism. Not just the occasional isolated instance, but regular and frequent. Repaired and reopened within a week they can be targeted again. In addition the frequent cleaning because of deliberate fouling is also a problem. This is especially...
by john4d
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: We're Back!
Replies: 8
Views: 982

Re: We're Back!

And I thought it was me :D
by john4d
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Chania's Dam to open next month
Replies: 12
Views: 3342

Re: Chania's Dam to open next month

Any plans for a crocodile? :wink:

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