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by bobscott
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Food in Supermarkets
Replies: 40
Views: 5170

Re: UK Food in Supermarkets

There are one or two 'English' shops around the Chania area at least and quite a number of small businesses in areas with a large number of expats live also sell a variety of 'English' foods. Good hunting! Bob
by bobscott
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Absolutely no reason!
Replies: 8
Views: 1317

Re: Absolutely no reason!

Jealousy, xenophobia, decades of being ignored, disastrous policies by central government to hamstring local government .........how much more do you want? As you say, it's so obvious to all but the extremists on both sides and the devious and malicious interference from some on the sidelines (e.g. ...
by bobscott
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 796
Views: 64449

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

The man is a pathological liar and a vengeful twister to boot. Wouldn't trust him to put petrol in my car! Bob.
by bobscott
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Mrs May Legacy
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Mrs May Legacy

I don't really think this is a BREXIT issue, but over the last 3 years I think a new 'term' has entered our vocabulary, which has undoubtedly come from our previous PM. Like using the word 'SO' as the first vocal utterance of someone responding to a question; a fairly recent phenomenon. Mrs May left...
by bobscott
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 141
Views: 28091

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

Kilkis wrote:It looks like there has been some reorganisation there? I am sure Overseas Healthcare Services used to be part of DWP?

Warwick

Yes Warwick. Overseas Healthcare Services are now under the NHS BSA remit. Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 141
Views: 28091

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

Imagine my surprise today to receive, unannounced, a copy of the S1 form I completed and returned in June 2004. It came in the post from NHS Business Services Authority . Anyone wishing to make enquiries about S1 copies should write to: nhsbsa.ohsregistrationsws@nhs.net. or by post to Overseas Healt...
by bobscott
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 796
Views: 64449

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Guy M wrote:
Toebs wrote:
You have to understand that many politicians ‘play’ you for their own ends - they don’t want to do good for you, they want to do good for themselves - we are just a bi-product or collateral damage.


No startling revelation there, then. Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 238
Views: 46745

Re: Greek Driving Licence

...We're both 68 and our recently acquired Greek licences expire on the eve of our 70th birthdays, in late 2020. There's probably a system in there somewhere ;) Very odd. The requirement to renew a Greek licence starts at 65 and is then needed every 3 years. This implies a renewal at 68 and then 71...
by bobscott
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 141
Views: 28091

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

Thanks Jeff. Most interesting. Looking at the text, one portion stands out as a possible problem: " Paradoxically, even though we have health care, you will still need evidence of a state or private insurance fund to get a residence permit. But you can always take a basic one out for 12 months ...
by bobscott
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Prorogation of Parliament - Petition
Replies: 48
Views: 6341

Re: Prorogation of Parliament - Petition

Tim wrote:
You've not been paying proper attention then, Bob! :lol:


Yeah, OK! :D
by bobscott
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Prorogation of Parliament - Petition
Replies: 48
Views: 6341

Re: Prorogation of Parliament - Petition

Maud wrote:
Brexit has brought out the worst in human nature.


Yes Maud, I think you are spot on there. Apologies to all for my somewhat intemperate language in my previous post - just goes to prove what you say!


Bob.
by bobscott
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Prorogation of Parliament - Petition
Replies: 48
Views: 6341

Re: Prorogation of Parliament - Petition

Bobscott wrote Yes thanks. So after 40 years of NI contributions and 62 years of paying income tax to the UK, I am an alien? Great! Bob. Keltz wrote That is about the size of it Bob. We are of little relevence to the 'Great British' project to protect the richest 1%. Nobody made you pack up your ca...
by bobscott
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 141
Views: 28091

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

The two of us in this house spent our entire working lives making tax and NIC contributions in the country we'll be returning to. "British nationals living abroad have also been reassured by Hammond that if they “face changes in how they can access healthcare” they may return to live in the UK...
by bobscott
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Prorogation of Parliament - Petition
Replies: 48
Views: 6341

Re: Prorogation of Parliament - Petition

Got a link for that please? Googling hasn't located it. Ta. Bob. It is on their facebook page. Hope this works: https://www.facebook.com/BritsInGreece/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARBd1uUx_SBtdsp5WNMY2LIAlkacs9rba65CgfR1mb986cZaXs4nDMVT6sD6g9GVWSEWUxYp_LiZvyqD&hc_ref=ARQFm-wYtiX6fxIGXwibctJOlRRLx34xqJ_...
by bobscott
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Prorogation of Parliament - Petition
Replies: 48
Views: 6341

Re: Prorogation of Parliament - Petition

It didn't take long to get an answer to this question. The British consulate in Greece has just posted an information statement under the heading "Considering returning to the UK? Here's what you need to know!". Looks like we are not even on the list. Got a link for that please? Googling ...

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