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by bobscott
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Uk/Crete Postal Service
Replies: 14
Views: 1215

Re: Uk/Crete Postal Service

We generally try to post in Chania - letters posted there on a Sunday generally reach their UK destination by Wednesday but Tuesday is not unheard of. From UK to Crete is a moveable feast for us as we only get mail twice a week in Kokkino Horio (and only once a week when our normal delivery day is o...
by bobscott
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 34
Views: 3567

Re: Greek Driving Licence

Just one point to remember that I don't think is covered above. If you change to a Greek licence, that is renewable every 3 years.

I thought you could extend your licence in the UK online these days without visiting doctors etc? Bob
by bobscott
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Brexit and the continuing healthcare
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: Brexit and the continuing healthcare

filippos wrote:Cab we give up the guessing games until a deal is struck when we'll know what we're discussing?


Well Phil. As we know, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. Fat chance. Bob.
by bobscott
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Abyss.
Replies: 12
Views: 1459

Re: Abyss.

It's been pretty obvious from the start Brian. Bob.
by bobscott
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: EU joke(s)
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: EU joke(s)

All good erudite stuff folks! Can I just add one small point of view. As far as the US is concerned, I would not want to see ANY trade deal with the US as long as that idiotic, egocentric bully Trump is in charge. Anyone who can decide foreign policy with a couple tweets is just NOT TO BE TRUSTED. S...
by bobscott
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Why I feel smug.
Replies: 18
Views: 2055

Re: Why I feel smug.

Temperature predicted to be in the 20 to 24 C range and mostly sunny........ When I said to the waiter, "Αυτός ο καιρός είναι σαν την άνοιξη.", he contradicted me with, "Οϊ, είναι το καλοκαίρι." I agree about the need for some rain. P.S. "Οϊ" was the only way I could t...
by bobscott
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Citizen's Rights Update
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: Citizen's Rights Update

Will lead to certain death, Andrew! My old Grannie used to say 'I want, never gets' Pity Mrs May and I didn't share the same Grannie. No, on second thoughts, no thanks!! Bob.
by bobscott
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: VODAPHONE MYSTERY
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: VODAPHONE MYSTERY

Talked to Vodaphone (our company) in the UK today and were politely told to talk to Vodaphone Greece. Having rung their number (13830) 3 times from the mobile and got nowhere ('For English, please press 9 .....silence.....Δεν Καταλβένω") I rang from my landline and the 'press 9' instruction wor...
by bobscott
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: VODAPHONE MYSTERY
Replies: 5
Views: 756

VODAPHONE MYSTERY

We have a vodaphone mobile here in Crete. Recently had 3 different messages sent to us from daughter in UK. Each message purports to come from a different UK mobile number, only one of which is daughter's phone. The other two come from phones which neither we nor she knows anything about, but they A...
by bobscott
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Overseas Voting Rights Bill
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Overseas Voting Rights Bill

I just wish I had someone 'in authority' to whom I could legitimately write or with whom I could chat, to voice an opinion about how the Government uses the money I 'give' to HMRC every year! As they said all those years ago, 'no taxation without representation'. So why are they dithering? Bob.
by bobscott
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Please settle a wager .
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Please settle a wager .

One of the things I recall from over 60 years ago on a Boy Scout camp was cutting ivy all the way around affected trees, so that it would die off above the cut. Seemed to have worked when we visited the 'treated' trees the following year. Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Oil central heating
Replies: 10
Views: 1259

Re: Oil central heating

........ since they've owned the place both house and apartment have become even more "illegal" with alterations and extensions to both buildings. There's a surprise. :) Andrew Not really Andrew. I think legality only becomes an issue when you want to sell. If you intend to keep it in the...
by bobscott
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Can I borrow my car..
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Can I borrow my car..

Almost sure you can lend your car to family (or anyone else) if they have a valid driving licence which is recognised in Greece. Unless things have changed recently, it's the car that is insured, not the driver (although the recent move by an insurance company not to reinsure a customer over the age...
by bobscott
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: European Citizens Rights in the EU (ECREU)
Replies: 10
Views: 1348

Re: European Citizens Rights in the EU (ECREU)

As far as I can see the government position is: 1 We are leaving the EU so we can take control of our borders. 2 We are not going to have a border. I doubt if the absolute top of the range Cornish clotted cream fudge from Harrods could resolve that one? Warwick At the moment Harrods are probably as...
by bobscott
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: European Citizens Rights in the EU (ECREU)
Replies: 10
Views: 1348

Re: European Citizens Rights in the EU (ECREU)

Oh what a tangled web Brexit has woven, maybe no reciprocal agreement, big problem... : cry: What's the relevance of that to abolition of the 15 years rule re. voting in UK elections. Relevant in that Brexit work and effort has put other domestic legislation on the back burner because of lack of ti...

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