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by bobscott
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Astra 19/e
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Astra 19/e

Since about Sunday last (1 Oct) appear to have lost BBC World News on Asgtra 19E. Any clues as to what has happeed? Bob
by bobscott
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Lessons or Books
Replies: 33
Views: 2078

Re: Greek Lessons or Books

Someone once pointed out to me and others that the most senseless thing in any language is the assignment of a gender to an inanimate object and different languages use different genders for the same article: (cf the feminine 'table' in French and the masculine 'table' in Russian). All rubbish and s...
by bobscott
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare
Replies: 43
Views: 3368

Re: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare

Point taken Warwick. As to gold, yes, I too saw the article. But without a chance to 'reconsider' it's all pretty pointless stuff - true thought it may be. Bob.
by bobscott
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare
Replies: 43
Views: 3368

Re: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare

The Government has resonded to the recent petition calling for another referendum once the terms of the deal between UK and EU are known. This is a tellng paragraph for anyone who hoped there might be a chance for democracy to have another go: "Both Houses of Parliament will have the opportunit...
by bobscott
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New National Road
Replies: 2
Views: 554

New National Road

http://www.chaniapost.eu/2017/09/22/tsipras-says-work-for-the-construction-of-northern-road-axis-of-crete-will-start-in-early-2019/ I had hoped this project had died but it appears we are set for another lot of expense, disruption etc. Have not heard any real explanation why it is necessary. Twice ...
by bobscott
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Sat Navs

Am usually asked at LGW if I want a satnav in my hire car. Answer along the lines of 'wouldn't know what to do with it - but I do have a map and a good navigator alongside'. Kilikis says not much use in Crete. Echo that. Friends staying in Kalyves wanted our postode to get from there to Kokkino Hori...
by bobscott
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Buying a car in Crete
Replies: 12
Views: 1448

Re: Buying a car in Crete

filippos wrote:The root cause of the problem seems most likely to stem from when I fell 4 or 5 metres out of a tree about 20+ years ago.


OUCH! Glad the physio is on the ball. Good luck. Bob.
by bobscott
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Buying a car in Crete
Replies: 12
Views: 1448

Re: Buying a car in Crete

The rental companies can be a good source. A few years ago I dithered for too long and missed out on a very good deal with Auto-Club (also Almyrida & Kalyves). I phoned to confirm yes/no a few days later than promised; Kostas assumed I'd decided against and sold to A. N. Other. Full history, pr...
by bobscott
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare
Replies: 43
Views: 3368

Re: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare

paul g wrote:The fat lady is still a slim young girl taking singing lessons.


Like it! Bob
by bobscott
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: How do I get to Chania at Xmas?
Replies: 17
Views: 1807

Re: How do I get to Chania at Xmas?

If you think Manchester is still in the Midlands, try this link:
http://www.easyjet.com/en/cheap-flights/Manchester/Athens

You still have to get from Athens, of course, but there are a few flights to CHQ each day. Bob.
by bobscott
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare
Replies: 43
Views: 3368

POST-BREXIT continuing healthcare

Saw this today in a final statement by David Davis, following this week's EU talks: This week we have discussed a wide range of issues which will have a significant impact on people’s lives. In particular, both sides have agreed: To protect the rights of frontier workers. To cover future social secu...
by bobscott
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Confiscation of Assets
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: Confiscation of Assets

An interesting article from Zero Hedge. As far as I can see, once this exists in Greek law the Greek authorities will be able to directly confiscate "property" that you own, including bank deposits and the contents of safe deposit boxes because they "think" you cannot justify ho...
by bobscott
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Working in Crete Info
Topic: Opportunities for teaching English
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Opportunities for teaching English

I'm sure lots of people would love for you to teach them English. Good luck with getting them to pay you though. The seven language schools I knew personally, four in Crete and three in northern Greece, have all closed down. Students would attend for a term and then their parents wouldn't pay the b...
by bobscott
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??
Replies: 29
Views: 2780

Re: E1 tax submission - prove you're married??

As far as I can see about half the accountants here claim that the UK State Pension remains taxable in the UK, half say it should be assessed for tax in Greece, half don't know and the other half say it has just changed from taxable in Greece to taxable in the UK. Too many halves? We are talking ab...
by bobscott
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Future (and current) British expats in Crete
Replies: 15
Views: 1854

Re: Future (and current) British expats in Crete

Verhofstadt agrees with you, Bob: "To be in and out of the customs union and 'invisible borders' is a fantasy..." Both he and Barnier stress the need to complete negotiations on citizens rights, Ireland and the financial settlement before discussing trade: Guy Verhofstadt: "...First ...

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