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by bobscott
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Praise for the Greek government
Replies: 46
Views: 4811

Re: Praise for the Greek government

The U.K. is slowly starting to notice that Greece is a star performer wrt this virus. Wait until they see this: The London School of Economics has estimated that up to 50% of deaths across Europe will come from care homes. According to the U.K. Government, there are 21,700 care homes in the U.K. wi...
by bobscott
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Kalyves Post Office
Replies: 54
Views: 5513

Re: Kalyves Post Office

Big surprise yesterday in Kokkino Horio. Our postman (who was due to be sacked yesterday but now has a 6-month reprieve) turned up with a whole bundle of UK-generated post, including parcels, some relatively recently posted. Mystery, but a welcome one. Don't know if he can repeat the trick again nex...
by bobscott
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Greece Flight Ban Extended to 15 May 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 4222

Re: Greece Flight Ban Extended to 15 May 2020

I am surprised that France and Belgium are not on the list. France has almost the same number of recorded cases as Germany and nearly five times the number of deaths with a smaller population. Belgium has more cases and more deaths than the Netherlands again with a smaller population. Belgium has a...
by bobscott
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Kalyves Post Office
Replies: 54
Views: 5513

Re: Kalyves Post Office

As there are still no direct passenger flights between Athens and anywhere in the UK I an only assume your UK letters have been swanning around various bits of Europe before arriving. That would be typical of anything from HMRC, Pension Providers including Civil service pensions etc. We have seen no...
by bobscott
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Suspension of ALL flights Greece - UK
Replies: 19
Views: 2150

Re: Suspension of ALL flights Greece - UK

Son of a friend arrived in Athens today on an Air France flight (I think) from Paris. He has been swabbed, put into an hotel and told to stay in his room until sometime tomorrow when the Civil Defence authorities will contact him with swab results. If he is all clear (likely, given that he has been ...
by bobscott
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EOPYY Prescriptions
Replies: 48
Views: 4844

Re: EOPYY Prescriptions

Typically all the items for one month go on one page. I am not sure if there is a maximum number. Normally you get one page for one month. It is pretty much the same in the UK. The page is "a prescription" not each item. Warwick As you say elsewhere on this thread, EOPYY -generated prescr...
by bobscott
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Let's Talk About Beer …....
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Let's Talk About Beer …....

Fascinating topic. Just going to nip to the store cupboard and 'release' a couple of cans of John Smith's Smooth Tadcaster for later! X Specky Hen the next time perhaps. Bob
by bobscott
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EOPYY Prescriptions
Replies: 48
Views: 4844

Re: EOPYY Prescriptions

Thanks for clarifying. If it was €5 for three prescriptions then it made my €20 bill a bit steep and perhaps I should be looking elsewhere. At €5 each, i.e. €15 for 3 it makes my €20 a little bit expensive but not worth worrying about. I've never done it, so I am not absolutely sure, but I think my...
by bobscott
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EOPYY Prescriptions
Replies: 48
Views: 4844

Re: EOPYY Prescriptions

If, like me, you balked at the idea of fighting your way through some on-line process to renew prescriptions, you may be interested in our latest experience. Today was the first time it had become necessary to renew existing prescriptions. A phone call to the health centre in Vamos drew the advice t...
by bobscott
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Kalyves Post Office
Replies: 54
Views: 5513

Re: Kalyves Post Office

... ...the assumption of computerised dictionaries which all follow the US insistence that all such words as computerised are incorrect if not spelt with a z instead of an s. Not ALL words come from the Greek (which DO require the Z) despite the blanket assertion in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'. Bob ...
by bobscott
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Kalyves Post Office
Replies: 54
Views: 5513

Re: Kalyves Post Office

Sorry Carolina: that last post of mine was seriously off-topic. Will try not to let it happen again!!!! Bob.
by bobscott
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Kalyves Post Office
Replies: 54
Views: 5513

Re: Kalyves Post Office

...oops, sorry - that should read 'something at which we can laugh'... Like me, Bob, that is probably what you were taught at school but it is not a grammatical rule, merely a matter of style. While many words in English are derived from Latin, English is not a Latin derived language and as such do...
by bobscott
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Καλή Ανάσταση!
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Καλή Ανάσταση!

Επίσης. Good luck with your τσούγκρισμα, or jarping as it's called where I come from. I hope you've dyed your eggs with onion skins not one of those evil artificial dyes. Warwick Well, bless my soul. I never thought to hear the word jarping on this forum. Takes me back about 74 years! (I was a bit ...
by bobscott
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Kalyves Post Office
Replies: 54
Views: 5513

Re: Kalyves Post Office

Yin&Yang wrote:We’re getting post via Kalyves and our post sent from Kalyves and Souda is arriving in the UK.


Still nothing in KH from Vrysses other than stuff posted within Greece. Mail day again today - maybe, just maybe.......... Bob.
by bobscott
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Kalyves Post Office
Replies: 54
Views: 5513

Re: Kalyves Post Office

Kookla wrote:Haha,tee hee and chortle, chortle. Don’t mind the pedantry at all. Surely it shows that we are paying attention.


And it usually gives us something to laugh at - (oops, sorry - that should read 'something at which we can laugh') - just what we need at this difficult time! :lol: Bob.

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