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by john4d
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Any rebates available?
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

Re: Any rebates available?

I'm sure jackdaw is more than capable of defending himself, but I found the reactions to his post, although understandable, a little strong. What is the expression, you have to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to understand them. No one knows anyone else’s circumstances. A person might have a suc...
by john4d
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car emissions test
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Car emissions test

When my car passes its MOT the tester tells me any ‘advisories’, highlights the date of the next MOT and the Date of the Emission Test. Two years later when I go back for the next MOT they never ask to see proof of the Emission Test. Is the Emission Test Data held centrally?
by john4d
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Let's alter history
Replies: 39
Views: 2672

Re: Let's alter history

Oh look here's a parapet I'll stick my head over it. 1) I saw an interview on TV with one of the activists in Bristol who said (paraphrased) "We sent a petition to the Council to have it removed, they talked about it but did nothing, so we had to take action" However just the cause can the...
by john4d
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The name of this forum is? Living in Crete!
Replies: 41
Views: 6401

Re: The name of this forum is? Living in Crete!

chrissyg wrote Surely John no-one was thinking that we would never be able to go abroad as a tourist or even be unable to get work visas . We were all concerned that we wouldnt be able to live here permanently or get health insurance and all the other concerns Bettyboo Wrote we and they are very luc...
by john4d
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The name of this forum is? Living in Crete!
Replies: 41
Views: 6401

Re: The name of this forum is? Living in Crete!

Ros21m wrote WHY if you are so ANTI EU would you ;- A) Buy a house in a foreign country? B) Want to spend time in a foreign country? C) Want to be a member of this group - Living in Crete? Top One must not confuse being anti EU with being Europhobic. The EU is a political institution not a country. ...
by john4d
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Is long line fishing with multiple hooks from the beach illegal?
Replies: 10
Views: 3367

Re: Is long line fishing with multiple hooks from the beach illegal?

Various licences issued by the CoastGuard/Port Police were either abolished or relaxed some years ago. This coincided with a sharp reduction in the number of officers available. If you fished from a boat you needed a boat Licence, a licence to fish from the boat and everyone on board the boat needed...
by john4d
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: MECHANICAL DIGGER?
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: MECHANICAL DIGGER?

Have you given up on the shovel?
by john4d
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cost of getting temporary plates to export a car
Replies: 17
Views: 2772

Re: Cost of getting temporary plates to export a car

Scooby Wrote I think my Uncle holds the prize for the worst car in the family.... a Wartburg. Wow. It may have been the worst car in your family but it was the best in mine (well the only one actually) The only weakness it had was a high fuel consumption and a rather weak clutch, I think I changed i...
by john4d
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Green card car insurance.
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Re: Green card car insurance.

Remember that the 'Green Card' only provides proof that you have third party insurance. Most Greek insurance companies do not provide comprehensive cover outside of Greece, they think driving outside of Greece is too risky! One even told me it was illegal to do so. It is worth checking with your ins...
by john4d
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Brewery and glamping in crete
Replies: 15
Views: 2872

Re: Brewery and glamping in crete

In effect you would probably have to get licences for two new businesses, going through all the requirements and costs for each.


If you have two businesses won't you be assessed for tax on both seperately?
by john4d
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: UK mobile providers
Replies: 13
Views: 4711

Re: UK mobile providers

Yes I've had this with Three. I overcame it by getting another PAYG sim, putting some money on it and keeping it as a spare, though not in a phone otherwise it would register as being in Greece.Three assured me that even if they switched my 'roaming' off I could still receive calls from the UK, so a...
by john4d
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Please explain
Replies: 10
Views: 3135

Re: Please explain

Well this thread has brought back memories. Firstly the main theme, of naming children after grandparents. This used to be the practice in England. Some years ago, whilst researching my wife's ancestors in Cumbria, we discovered a series of William, John, William, John relationships. We were okay un...
by john4d
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Vehicle Testing
Replies: 9
Views: 2730

Re: Vehicle Testing

Is there an equivalent of a UK SORN? other than handing in the plates?

I'm currently stuck in the UK due to a medical condition and cannot get to Crete to either MOT my vehicle or hand in the plates.
by john4d
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Paying Electric bills
Replies: 16
Views: 5167

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: 1562

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 ...

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