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by bobscott
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Fires
Replies: 35
Views: 8004

Nice one Warwick! Bob.
by bobscott
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Fires
Replies: 35
Views: 8004

................. and it's only about 5 weeks ago since some boffin hidden in the leafy suburbs of Athens pronounced grandly (Athens news) that there were not likely to be any major fires this year because of the wet spring! He's probably a pal of the tourism bloke who confidently asserted about 7 w...
by bobscott
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: External Hard Drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1582

Thanks folks. Reading between the lines then, and wanting to adopt a pragmatic approach rather than a full-blown time-consuming effort, I think I will probably just do the back up first thing each day so that if anything weird occurred the previous day it should have shown up. DV. Bob.
by bobscott
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Driving Instructors
Replies: 0
Views: 660

Driving Instructors

In today's e-kathimerini, in a piece on cracking down on driving tests, is the following: "According to new rules, examiners will be obliged to file declaration of income statements (pothen esches), while the length of their training will be extended from one-and-a-half to two years." Can ...
by bobscott
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Petrol Scams
Replies: 14
Views: 3455

Just bought diesel in Kalyves at the EKO garage for €1.29 a litre. Passed the BP station in Mournies this morning - €1.41.9

A difference of 12.9 eurocents per litre? In the same district? Total rip-off.

bob.
by bobscott
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: External Hard Drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1582

External Hard Drive

A bit of info for anyone interested. Just back from UK where I bought a SEAGATE 250mb external hard drive for £39.99 to use as a back up for my pc. It took 16 hours for 'Instant backup' to verify and load up 11.7gb of data from my pc but I discovered that although the blurb says 'you can continue wo...
by bobscott
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Petrol Scams
Replies: 14
Views: 3455

Herself has made the point in my last posting that whilst I say fuel is cheaper, I go on to point out that transport is more expensive. To elucidate. I paid £1.17 a litre for petrol in the UK and diesel was coming in around 2p a litre more than that. Compare here where diesel is about €1.32 and petr...
by bobscott
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Petrol Scams
Replies: 14
Views: 3455

When we came to live here some 13 years ago, we were told by a long-term resident that Chania was the next most expensive place to live after Athens within the Greek market. We have found that largely correct. Having just returned from Gloucestershire (not the cheapest place in the UK) we can confid...
by bobscott
Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The Kallikratis reform
Replies: 36
Views: 7584

Paul, you said earlier: "Why-vote refers to it being important to have "your part in the decision making". Well you will have at best 10% of the knowledge that a Greek will have at his disposal to vote on. So you are making the equivalent of a random dart throw at a list of names, eff...
by bobscott
Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Nanny state
Replies: 19
Views: 4745

.......... and following your aside Paul, the fascinating thing for me is that despite his wonderful Lancashire accent, he was a Cockney!
by bobscott
Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Nanny state
Replies: 19
Views: 4745

I thought perhaps my comments would have provoked a higher level of response, but there you are. Perhaps it's time to put my cards on the table? For quite a long time now I have been hearing Brit expats explaining that the main reason they are here is to 'get away ffom the nanny state'. On the face ...
by bobscott
Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Nanny state
Replies: 19
Views: 4745

Nanny state

Apologies for bringing this one up, but in another thread, I read: "I guess too many people have grown so used to the nanny state cossetting them that they can't think to go look in a shop. It seems some people can't get far enough off their backsides even to think let alone actually do somethi...
by bobscott
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Interesting Walks
Replies: 19
Views: 3851

I think it was the one round Maza. After heading downhill from the village you turn left and go uphill then (from memory) left up a very rough steep uphill track. The instruction was something like "turn right through ... after xxx metres". We had no idea how many metres we'd walked so, a...
by bobscott
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Interesting Walks
Replies: 19
Views: 3851

Oops, Sorry about that. Can you say which walk and where and we will have a look. Glad you are otherwise enjoying the walks. Bob.
by bobscott
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Interesting Walks
Replies: 19
Views: 3851

The 'charity shop next door to Lydia's' in Almyrida is in fact Villas Crete Holidays who just happen to have a charity book swap as well! Ian who runs the place is well organised and usually has a good stock of the walks books that we produce. Don't know Geoff, but at least he is sensible and taking...

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