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by johnincrete
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: Boxes for packing
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Boxes for packing

I have some boxes left over from my move. I will be glad to get rid of them. TRied to PM but failed. I am in Chania, not far from police station on Souda Road. I got them from Simple City. Perhaps you are more skilled than me and can PM me so I can give you my phone number
by johnincrete
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Alarming rise in cases on Crete.
Replies: 60
Views: 8222

Re: Alarming rise in cases on Crete.

Thanks Warwick. I think that my personal logic has got it about right most of the time.
by johnincrete
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR CRETE POST CONVID-19
Replies: 51
Views: 4695

Re: WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR CRETE POST CONVID-19

You ask
What do you see that gives you hope?
. I see ordinary people who despite corruption keep trying
by johnincrete
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR CRETE POST CONVID-19
Replies: 51
Views: 4695

Re: WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR CRETE POST CONVID-19

So, you are a realist, Warwick? Does a realist not accept that things can change? Greece has debts - but so too have most countries. It was not always so and some people like me are trying our best to see a brighter tomorrow. Why should not good prevail against the bad if more of us ignore the past ...
by johnincrete
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Alarming rise in cases on Crete.
Replies: 60
Views: 8222

Re: Alarming rise in cases on Crete.

As an elderly overweight person with long-standing type 2 diabetes with a pace-maker, I am told that I am in the most vulnerable group. What really bothers me is the lack of reliable information. The traditional sources of the BBC, the broadsheet press and my local GP all offer conflicting advice. A...
by johnincrete
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Hungry Children
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Hungry Children

It seems incredible that some children in UK are so hungry that there is some sort of state-sponsored programme of providing meals at school. At the same time, the press is going on about obesity in children. Can anyone tell me what the situation is in Crete ? Are there children who are not being fe...
by johnincrete
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: English size double bed mattress
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: English size double bed mattress

Mattress delivered at a time arranged on the phone. It is excellent, Strongly recommend Medical Strom
by johnincrete
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: English size double bed mattress
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: English size double bed mattress

Warwick: It was Medical Strom on the corner.
by johnincrete
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR CRETE POST CONVID-19
Replies: 51
Views: 4695

Re: WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR CRETE POST CONVID-19

On another post, I have told about the excellent service I have received from a local shop. We ex-pats should not resort to English pessimism but actively support our hosts. Just look at Cretan history. The island has been invaded so many times but has repelled the invaders and has shown its resilie...
by johnincrete
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: English size double bed mattress
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: English size double bed mattress

I visited Medical Strom accompanied by my Greek-fluent daughter. The service from the young lady in the shop was excellent and the chance to test the many types of mattresses was of great help. I was shocked when I made my choice! I had chosen the most expensive one they had - typical of me! But the...
by johnincrete
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: English size double bed mattress
Replies: 10
Views: 936

English size double bed mattress

Can anyone recommend where I can buy an English-sized double bed mattress in Chania? Also, when I last bought a mattress in UK, it was some 20 years ago. My current one was bought in Chania by my daughter as a present. So any advice on the modern features would be greatly appreciated. The reason for...
by johnincrete
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Who owes and to whom
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: Who owes and to whom

I guess I will never understand this whole subject. Am I better or worse off for this?
by johnincrete
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Who owes and to whom
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: Who owes and to whom

Thanks Warwick.
So someone lends money they have not got? They just imagined it?

But what about our adopted country Greece? Are we still in debt and to whom?

It is beginning to look a bit like a fairy story!!

John
by johnincrete
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Who owes and to whom
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Who owes and to whom

The Times headline states "Pandemic rescue package takes national debt over £2trn for the first time". How much does Greece owe and who is the lender? Where does the lender get its money? The average man might owe money he borrowed to buy his house. The loan is simple in that the bank lent...
by johnincrete
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Let's alter history
Replies: 39
Views: 4577

Let's alter history

It has been the norm for zealots of the past to seek to change or hide parts of the truth of history to suit their propaganda. It is obvious that the current "Black lives matter" movement, although started with a genuine desire, has been infiltrated by a group intent on distorting the hist...

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