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by bobscott
Thu May 27, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: CYTA
Replies: 24
Views: 6159

CYTA

Am in the throes of changing from OTE to CYTA. What should be easy is coming across as complicated. New modem, but we can't show you the one you will get via the courier,((why not deliver to the shop and then I can pick it up?)) only an earlier model. This is where you put your phone line, but to us...
by bobscott
Thu May 27, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Passports
Replies: 12
Views: 3643

All part of the 'cuts' to which we must all become accustomed. It was an initiative of the previous UK government, of course, but I imagine the current administration will include it in their £6bn cuts?
by bobscott
Fri May 21, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: battle of crete
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

There was a good turnout at Kokkino Horio last night, with quite a few Brit ex-pats and loads of local Greeks. Short service and a few speeches, plus quite a bit of food and wine.
by bobscott
Tue May 11, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: COST OF LIVING 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 13377

One thing of no use when calculating living costs at the moment but may be by the end of the year, is the business of keeping receipts for the taxman. At least one can work out the cost of food and drink from there. Utilities are easy of course. My initial reaction to the exercise of keeping receipt...
by bobscott
Sun May 09, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: House Building
Replies: 12
Views: 3943

Re: House building

You should be looking at around E1,500 - E1,600 for a legal completed home, with all taxes paid, and paperwork ready for water/electricity connections.Stuart http://www.crete-perfect-home.com Stuart is right. You also need to know what else is involved, like concrete/tarmac driveway, stone walls et...
by bobscott
Fri May 07, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: PAYE
Replies: 8
Views: 2483

According to a local here, the Civil Service employees are already effectively paying that way. At least, their tax is deducted at source although I don't know how they arrive at how much to deduct. The main culprits appear to be the self-employed and private sector workers. Lots been written on thi...
by bobscott
Fri May 07, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: REVIEWED PLS READ - Disabled toilets in chania
Replies: 7
Views: 2240

It is just possible that KEP, the Citizens Advice Service (multilingual) can help with your queries. From Greece, call 1564. If in Chania already, visit them on the ground level to the right hand side of the courthouse. They are extremely helpful and may just be able to answer some of your questions...
by bobscott
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Automatic resonse in Outlook Express
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Thanks folks. Followed Paul's routine. Fingers crossed! (Not for his solution, but my ineptitude!!).
by bobscott
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Changes in ex-pat healthcare arrangements.
Replies: 38
Views: 9534

someone on another forum pointed out rightly that the letter with the card referred to NHS Services and not NHS Treatment. Not sure I understand the difference though! One of the services has to be the ability to go to a GP or a Hospital, to get treatment? Enlightenment sought.
by bobscott
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Changes in ex-pat healthcare arrangements.
Replies: 38
Views: 9534

When our new EHIC arrived, I was amazed to see in the covering letter that the card would not include NHS treatment in the UK; so I queried that. Here is the response - Excellent news! "Thank you for your recent e-mail regarding your European Health Insurance card (EHIC). Please accept my since...
by bobscott
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Automatic resonse in Outlook Express
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Automatic resonse in Outlook Express

Does anyone out there know how to generate an automatic reply from the server in outlook express? Want to send one when I am on holiday. Thanks.
by bobscott
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car Ferry from Kalamata to Kissamos
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Unless I've missed it, it doesn't say when summer 2010 begins and ends.
by bobscott
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Increase in system failures
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Thanks for that Paul. Bob.
by bobscott
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car Ferry from Kalamata to Kissamos
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

From memory, the Kissamos ferries start late June for a couple of months.
by bobscott
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More strikes??
Replies: 2
Views: 993

More strikes??

Today's e-Kathimerini: "The new tax law is due to be tabled in Parliament tomorrow and legislation reforming the pension system will follow within 10 days. A development law and the Kallikratis plan for reshaping local government will be the next pieces of legislation to be submitted. Plans to ...

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