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by Kilkis
Tue May 29, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Renewing UK passports in Crete
Replies: 17
Views: 7984

Re: Passport Renewal

May and I have just had our passports renewed.They are the new biometric ones and as Carol has said currently cost £66 each. Ken. I could be wrong, Ken, but I suspect that they are not the "full" biometric ones. As far as I know, currently they are simply digitising the photograph and sto...
by Kilkis
Mon May 28, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Renewing UK passports in Crete
Replies: 17
Views: 7984

Only the embassy in Athens can actually issue new passports. Jeana renewed her passport "through" the consulate in Thessaloniki last year. They were very helpfull and are authorised to accept passport applications but all they did was send it to Athens in the normal post. As Carolina says,...
by Kilkis
Mon May 28, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tragedy in flash floods on mainland Greece
Replies: 1
Views: 1796

A similar thing happened in Crete nearly 20 years ago in October. A flash flood swept down the Samaria Gorge killing several people. We had planned to go down the gorge that day but decided to postpone it beause the weather looked pretty grim. Personally I wouldn't go near any of the gorges unless i...
by Kilkis
Mon May 28, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Too old for this!
Replies: 13
Views: 6126

There's hope for us all yet!!!! A "new" (?) group have just recorded a remake of The Who classic, "My Generation". Average age......... 78! Age of lead singer............91! Almost forgot. The name of the group?.......The Zimmers of course, what else? Watch it and weep on http://www.youtube.com/v/zq...
by Kilkis
Sun May 27, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Tax Laws
Replies: 10
Views: 5200

We bought our land in 2004. When I did the tax return in 2005, I was told that the E9 form didn't need to be submitted until later in the year. It was only when I came to submit it that I discovered that the contract price of the land should have been entered on the E1. The local tax office told me ...
by Kilkis
Sun May 27, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Too old for this!
Replies: 13
Views: 6126

Or invest in a small utility program like C(rap)Cleaner which I think will work with older operating systems. It clears out all the rubbish that accumulates on a PC. Filippos. I don't think it would help, Filippos. The problem with 95 was mostly memory leakage. Many processes would not release memo...
by Kilkis
Sat May 26, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Monday 28th National holiday in Greece (and England)
Replies: 2
Views: 2056

I think that state run organisations will be closed but many private companies will work as normal. I think the banks will be closed but I am not 100 % sure.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Sat May 26, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Too old for this!
Replies: 13
Views: 6126

114 for a 61 year old tends to show that it is dangerous to generalise. I also think that some of the questions are badly worded, e.g. the one about switch over from analogue to digital network doesn't mention TV anywhere. For control sytems in industrial networks there has been an ongoing change fr...
by Kilkis
Sat May 26, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Tax Laws
Replies: 10
Views: 5200

Unless your tax number ends in a 0 you are already too late. If it ends in 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 then the deadline is 30 May. If it ends in 60, 70, 80, 90 or 00 then the deadline is 1 June. I think accountants might get away with submitting a bit later but you realy need to see someone soon. The impo...
by Kilkis
Fri May 25, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Water.How will Crete cope ?
Replies: 52
Views: 21311

Jeana heard a news item on Kydon this morning that a new reservoir and pumping station is being built at Vamos, due for completion by the end of 2008. This should then improve the water shortage situation for those living in the Apokoronou area. Obviously not an immediate respite but at least a glim...
by Kilkis
Thu May 24, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Back up battery/surge protector
Replies: 3
Views: 2259

I would support Paul on this one. I bought a laptop in the UK because, at the time, I couldn't get the spec I wanted in Greece. So far it has gone wrong three times. Although it has been fixed under warranty transport backwards and forwards wasn't included. Typically €100 each way!!!!! Buy from wher...
by Kilkis
Thu May 24, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Water.How will Crete cope ?
Replies: 52
Views: 21311

…There were no other charges but then we are not on mains drainage so I don't know if there is a charge for this… John Hi John For reference so other people know what to look out for, the additional items on our bill were labelled: Ειδ.Τέλος 80 % With an amou...
by Kilkis
Wed May 23, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Transporting bones
Replies: 12
Views: 6011

A few other points regarding funerals etc: If the person dies in the morning the funeral may be on the same day. If not, the following day would be more typical than after two days. It is usual for people to visit the house of the deceased and sit in vigil for a time between the death and the funera...
by Kilkis
Wed May 23, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Water.How will Crete cope ?
Replies: 52
Views: 21311

A few minor points concerning the water situation: It is true that the amount of rainfall decreases as you move from west to east along the island and between the north and south sides. This is largely due to prevailing wind conditions, i.e. the wind is predominantly from the west/north west in wint...
by Kilkis
Tue May 22, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Water.How will Crete cope ?
Replies: 52
Views: 21311

...Cavo Sidero, 10sq mile complex, 7000 beds (and thats only the most obvious one). If it includes the planned golfing facilities (and thats what Minoan Group are all about) then other nearby areas will certainly be developed to give homes with an access to local golf... I am sure you must have got...

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