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by bobscott
Mon May 07, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Don't pay electricty bills at post office
Replies: 16
Views: 1119

Re: Don't pay electricty bills at post office

My house is near Sitia, Bob. Maybe it's a different water company. Tim That explains it Tim. Apokoronas probably isn't unique in its inability to accept payment through a bank be it online or variable direct debit, but my original post explained that it is an Apokoronas problem for us! Interestingl...
by bobscott
Sun May 06, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Olive oil, vinegar and now house-wine
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Olive oil, vinegar and now house-wine

Some time ago some idiots in Brussells decided it would be a good idea to make taverna owners stop using their own olive oil (because allegedly customers were being fobbed off with rubbish) and the same with vinegar. Sealed bottles of both supplied to diners was deemed the answer. After a year or tw...
by bobscott
Sun May 06, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Registration Procedures Survey
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Registration Procedures Survey

Just be careful you realise that a chunk of the e survey relates to situations where someone in the houshold is a NON EU citizen! That will be all of us next year!! Bob
by bobscott
Sun May 06, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Don't pay electricty bills at post office
Replies: 16
Views: 1119

Re: Don't pay electricty bills at post office

Am assuming that Tim and Glenn B both live in the Apokoronas areas. What you say is news to me. Will investigate a bit further, but within the last 12 months the Apokoronas water authorities at Vrysses and Vamos both said we have to pay in cash. No electronic payments. Bob.
by bobscott
Sun May 06, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Don't pay electricty bills at post office
Replies: 16
Views: 1119

Re: Don't pay electricty bills at post office

Jeffstclair wrote: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.
by bobscott
Fri May 04, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: postal service
Replies: 21
Views: 2237

Re: postal service

As far as I can tell, Kostas will be delivering mail to the Vamos area villages until the end of May. This seems to be the norm now - wait until the end of the month and then continue again for another month. Bob.
by bobscott
Wed May 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: postal service
Replies: 21
Views: 2237

Re: postal service

Around 25 % overall unemployment, about 45 % youth unemployment and no unemployment benefit after the first year but nobody wants the job??? Warwick The last bloke operated a franchise and had to pay megabucks up-front to ELTA to run it. Then when he decided to quit, ELTA were dragging their heels ...
by bobscott
Tue May 01, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Greece-wide litter pick 29 April
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Greece-wide litter pick 29 April

Things will never change until the schools and parents start teaching pupils about litter, plastic bottles and bags which are all thrown out with no regard for the environment, People should come and look at the rubbish school children from Vamos just drop on the road where the school is. it's alri...
by bobscott
Tue May 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: avacados - help please
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: avacados - help please

Pity about the sugar problem John. Sliced in half with stone removed leaves a sizeable hole in each half. Fill the hole with a couple of teaspoons of brown sugar topped up with dark rum; makes a lovely aloholic dessert! Bob.
by bobscott
Tue May 01, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hose pipe ban ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: Hose pipe ban ?

Danny wrote:I've seen locals using hose pipes in front of their house when it's raining, either lack of education / ignorance or perhaps both in using water like this should be enforced by the authorities.


Enforced by the authorities. How?
by bobscott
Tue May 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: postal service
Replies: 21
Views: 2237

Re: postal service

Hi. Has anybody heard any up to date information with regard to our postman no longer covering the villages of Drapanos, Kokkino Xorio, Kefalas Vamos, etc.? We understood he was due to finish at the end of March but he was granted continual work to the end of April and from then on we would have to...
by bobscott
Tue May 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Looking to buy a holiday home..
Replies: 21
Views: 1598

Re: Looking to buy a holiday home..

£50.000 for a small house on Crete. Let me know if you find one! Bob.
by bobscott
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Damaged telephone socket after electric storm
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Damaged telephone socket after electric storm

On the very few occasions I've had a problem with a phone line here the OTE engineers have been the personification of helpfulness every time. I can echo that. A year or two ago there was an unexpected storm that affected Kokkino Horio. No phone or internet! Rang the cosmote number and told them. E...
by bobscott
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hose pipe ban ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: Hose pipe ban ?

we regularly see people hosing down the pavement/ road in front of their house, never understood why. Probably to clean it :lol: When we first came here I asked several people why they hosed down the road and they all had the same explanation. If there's dust on the road traffic stirs it up and it ...
by bobscott
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Greece-wide litter pick 29 April
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Greece-wide litter pick 29 April

Let’s do it Greece! This April 29 is not a simple Sunday! It is a day devoted to the love of volunteering and the environment. With the main slogan "Become the Change You Want", volunteers from all over Greece will be co-ordinated at Let's do it Greece 2018, the biggest simultaneous Envir...

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