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by bobscott
Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Nanny state
Replies: 19
Views: 4798

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: 4798

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: 3903

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: 3903

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: 3903

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...
by bobscott
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Pastures New?
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Absolutely!
by bobscott
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Just Now In Crete
Replies: 2
Views: 927

It's lovely in our hot tub - especially after dark!!
by bobscott
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Pastures New?
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

We even have them now in 'Little England' (aka Kokkino Horio).
by bobscott
Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Interesting Walks
Replies: 19
Views: 3903

Don't worry Phil. This is Greece and as yet, Christmas is low-key; not many flashing lights etc. Hang in there and you never know!
by bobscott
Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Interesting Walks
Replies: 19
Views: 3903

Hi John. the water pipes are generally all uniquely numbered. When you see them at the side of the road, or track, they usually have a zinc plaque fastened near the top and the number is in blue. On older pipes, the number is painted in weird yellow numbers. 2's and 9's are easily confused. Have a l...
by bobscott
Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Interkriti
Replies: 16
Views: 5027

Can't say I will miss it. Load of plonkers on it!
by bobscott
Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Interesting Walks
Replies: 19
Views: 3903

Thanks Phil. Bob.
by bobscott
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: CYTA
Replies: 24
Views: 6388

If your musing that I can get switched from a good line to a bad line is right, then I hope the recent furore which involved CYTA and OTE having to work together, may just put them off doing it again! Your comment about floodlights is interesting. Our basketball court in the village is about 50 metr...
by bobscott
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Interesting Walks
Replies: 19
Views: 3903

John: you could do a lot worse than go into Papyrus in Kalyves and buy all 6 of our walks booklets - for the princely total sum of €18. The first two books have walks around Kalyves and Almyrida. The rest need a car to get to start. All are in the Apokoronas area, easy to follow and the longest (thi...
by bobscott
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: CYTA
Replies: 24
Views: 6388

The price difference is the key really. It works out at slightly less than half my OTE bill. I am happy with the speed, and when they get their fingers out, reasonably happy with the tech support although I have my suspicions that there is only the one CYTA techie in the Chania area! Another factor ...

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