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by johnincrete
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 3987

Re: Mosquitoes

I have what some Greek people call "sweet blood" because I usually get many mossy bites that are very big and last a long time with only temporary relief from itching using various skin-coolers. But no bites this year - at least no big ones but several small ones this month. An interesting...
by johnincrete
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Arrivals at Heraklion airport
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Arrivals at Heraklion airport

I want to pick up some people who will arrive at Heraklion early afternoon a week on Sunday. IT is about 7 years since I last met someone at Heraklion and that was a disaster - I was at one door and they were at another and had given up and ordered a taxi. At that time, arrivals was at the extreme l...
by johnincrete
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Honey
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Greek Honey

I was told that all commercial honey i.e. the sort you can buy in shops, is polluted by chemicals. Is this true or is it yet another Facebook load of tripe?
by johnincrete
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Self-help group for diabetics
Replies: 0
Views: 313

Self-help group for diabetics

Having lost loads of weight after a major operation, I need to get into a totally different routine for managing type 2 diabetes. Are there any diabetics out there who would like to get together perhaps monthly over coffee to discuss problems, solutions, diet, recipes etc? Please PM me your locality...
by johnincrete
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Medicinal Herbs
Replies: 18
Views: 2531

Re: Medicinal Herbs

Thank you everyone for your replies. I can see that I have much studying to do.
I shall certainly visit the Spilli herb garden.

As I cannot yet drink coffee I am trying supermarket herbal tea and have been greatly disappointed.







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by johnincrete
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Cosmote Mobil Bill
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Cosmote Mobil Bill

Kilkis
It's the site I cannot read and hence cannot get the pdf

The man in the shop quickly showed me but I don't know what he did. I will need to go back to the shop with pen and paper
by johnincrete
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Medicinal Herbs
Replies: 18
Views: 2531

Medicinal Herbs

I know nothing about medicinal herbs but after bowel surgery, I want to know about their medicinal value.

Can anyone recommend a good book?

Being the opposite of green fingered, I don't want to know how to grow them
by johnincrete
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Cosmote Mobil Bill
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Cosmote Mobil Bill

Since having a landline installed, I no longer get paper bill for the mobile. I get a very clear SMS from OTE which enables me to pay the bill through the Bank but the Cosmote one does not give the payment code (it seems to try to force you to use their payment method) Various trips to the office ha...
by johnincrete
Fri May 12, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Yellow arrows on the road
Replies: 10
Views: 1931

Re: Yellow arrows on the road

Saw white arrows today. They have very long tails. I got to a junction and there were arrows pointing both ways.
by johnincrete
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Crete driving is appalling !
Replies: 49
Views: 7781

Re: Crete driving is appalling !

My 10 year-old car has many scrapes and dents most of which occurred while I was parked. In the 10 years before I left England, I had 3 accidents which were not my fault and each car was written off. My advice to drivers here is to remember that the other driver has to get to wherever he is going fa...
by johnincrete
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Lamps on poles
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Re: Lamps on poles

Thanks everyone. Unfortunately, illness prevented many joining our carol singing so the event had to be cancelled. However, I will certainly follow up and prepare the lanterns ready for next year - although they may be used before then to light night-time barbecues
by johnincrete
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Lamps on poles
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Lamps on poles

I am looking for "carol singers" poles with lights on them, presumably battery operated. The last time I saw them in use was in UK some 15 years ago and the lights were candles, they being for decoration because street lights were sufficient to see song-sheets. If I were DIY-able, I am sur...
by johnincrete
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Peeling chestnuts
Replies: 15
Views: 2559

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: 2559

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: 1541

Re: 3-bed house or apartment Chania

They have found a lovely place at last

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