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by johnincrete
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Peeling chestnuts
Replies: 15
Views: 2086

Re: Peeling chestnuts

I thought that there would be an answer out there!!! I'll try boiling and microwave although I seem to remember exploding chestnuts in the microwave. Indeed, after roasting in the oven, they were dry. What would you use chestnut puree* for? Anyone tried the glace* ones that appear at Christmas in so...
by johnincrete
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Peeling chestnuts
Replies: 15
Views: 2086

Peeling chestnuts

I was given a great recipe for mushroom and chestnut casserole the other day so I went out and bought the chestnuts. The recipe said to cut a cross in the flat part of the chestnut and roast them in the oven for 20 minutes. After they had cooled down, I tried to peel off the brown shell and there th...
by johnincrete
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Long term rent - Wanted
Topic: 3-bed house or apartment Chania
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: 3-bed house or apartment Chania

They have found a lovely place at last
by johnincrete
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Heating Oil
Replies: 32
Views: 5192

Re: Heating Oil

Can someone give me the Greek for Heating Oil so I can order some
by johnincrete
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Dual speed limit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Dual speed limit?

On the National Road, East of Chania, is a very strange speed limit sign. It has red-ringed 60 indicating a maximum speed of 60 but immediately below it is a 50-limit disc. What does this sign mean?
by johnincrete
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: cash withdrawals
Replies: 38
Views: 5565

Re: cash withdrawals

Yet again, I am blessed not to have enough money to worry about this!!
by johnincrete
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: smart phone app dictionary
Replies: 18
Views: 2242

Re: smart phone app dictionary

Thanks everyone.

I guess it's going to be a long slog. I need to find an English speaking Greek 12-year old (remembering the advice we got with video players)
by johnincrete
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: smart phone app dictionary
Replies: 18
Views: 2242

Re: smart phone app dictionary

Thanks everyone - obviously what I want is available so now I have to decide which smart phone to buy. People have mentioned "Android". please excuse my ignorance but I assume Android is like an operating system and so applications for Android would not work on another system - and what is...
by johnincrete
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: smart phone app dictionary
Replies: 18
Views: 2242

smart phone app dictionary

I think a phone is something to make phone calls on but the modern smart phone seems to be a small computer and so far I have resisted getting one. However, I have seen people with all sorts of useful applications and the thing that would pursuade me to get a smart phone is if I could download a Gre...
by johnincrete
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Walkers on the National Road
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Walkers on the National Road

As I drove last evening along the National Road between Chania and Kalives, I passed many people in small groups and singles walking but not in "normal" hikers gear. I made a mental note to be very careful when I returned in the dark. Sure enough, in the dark, there were more walkers, some...
by johnincrete
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Electric Bill
Replies: 75
Views: 9384

Re: Electric Bill

I too have not received the electicity bill yet. Is there any way - preferably on-line - that I can check if my bill has been issued but is "lost in te post"
by johnincrete
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Refugees
Replies: 33
Views: 4466

Re: Refugees

Just imagine. A foreign power decides to take over Crete. Daily, towns such as Chania are bombed and many are rendered homeless. Many are killed and there are many orphans. OK, we ex pats can return to UK but imagine you are a Cretan with two young children. You decide to flee the danger and accept ...
by johnincrete
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Do you live in west Crete?
Replies: 19
Views: 3560

Re: Do you live in west Crete?

Apokorunas - or Little England as I used to call it - is NOT Western Crete: there's ton's more. Chania is the West's biggest town and is an excellent place to live either in the old quarters or on the outskirts with either sea or mountain views or both. I can't recommend the tourist towns (villages?...
by johnincrete
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: A3 Printing
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: A3 Printing

You could try what we know as "eleni's" which is on the street from the court square to town. It is a large stationery shop that supplies school stuff but we have had printing from a PDF on a USB stick and A3 printing (but not together). Now is a good time to try before half the town's mot...
by johnincrete
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Proxy BBC I player
Replies: 8
Views: 1378

Re: Proxy BBC I player

I regularly access the BBC Radio site using Firefox. I do not have a VPN. I tried to play a programme and was told not available in my country. I have tried to play some Youtube clips (rugby) and some are refused. I have also tried to use Western Union on-line to send money from my UK bank to Nigeri...

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