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by Kilkis
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Working in Crete Info
Topic: Engllish teaching in Chania area
Replies: 5
Views: 8569

Re: Getting certified to teach English in Chania

To teach here in Chania, you need to have a BA, which I understand you already have and a full certificate, the certificate you get from a course that has over 100 hours tuition and teaching practice... Mihaela Dascalu (MAT) Course Director INTESOL Greece Or a BSc???? No mention of having to have p...
by Kilkis
Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Are you a Vista user?
Replies: 0
Views: 1603

Are you a Vista user?

Microsoft is shortly to issue Service Pack 1. Be aware before installing this Service Pack that a number of programs will not then run or have reduced functionality. They include 6 security programs, i.e. anti-virus and/or firewall. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7205059.stm

Warwick
by Kilkis
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Laptop
Replies: 7
Views: 3236

A minor point worth noting is that the keyboards in Greece are American, not UK. You can recognise this as the Shifted 3 key has the # symbol on it not the £ symbol. This is not a big problem. You can change the keyboard to the UK layout but when you do this Shift 2 becomes the " symbol, instea...
by Kilkis
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cost of Living
Replies: 24
Views: 7960

Putting an amount depends entirely on lifestyle. It is worth noting two important facts: 1 Greece entered the Euro zone on the grounds that it's economy was convergent with other EU countries. It blatantly wasn't. By being in, however, it is forced on a path of convergence. This means that Greece's ...
by Kilkis
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Can anyone explain please?
Replies: 53
Views: 11446

Back in the beginning this was about global warming - ooops, sorry, the fanatics have changed that to "climate change" so they'll be right whatever happens. . As mentioned in a previous post, global warming means more heat energy in the atmosphere. More energy in the atmosphere means more...
by Kilkis
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Cretan Adventure - Another day in Paradise
Replies: 3
Views: 5329

Re: Cretan Adventure - Another day in Paradise

...Our Adventure continues but bloody hell it is cold. Can you believe it, some old B%^$%^d who shouldn't even be out was throwing snowballs at me today. I laugh at your bloody cold. Where we used to live in northern Greece it is down to -10 C. Thank god for this semi-tropical paradise. Warwick
by Kilkis
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Can anyone explain please?
Replies: 53
Views: 11446

Retired in Crete wrote:
I am baffled too.

Please explain, 'cos I am not knowledgeable at all.

John


"There's none so blind as those who will not see"

Warwick
by Kilkis
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Strike
Replies: 15
Views: 4061

This is a quote from the article referenced by Paul. "Households will continue paying the same price, –21 for 1,000 liters, and are obliged to supply distributors with the electronic payment code number which appears on their electricity bills, issued by the Public Power Corporation (PPC)."...
by Kilkis
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Can anyone explain please?
Replies: 53
Views: 11446

You are experiencing weather, John. Weather is highly variable and always will be. Because of that variability we cannot perceive in our everyday life the effects of global warming. Also, there is nothing to say that the weather at any one place at any one time will be warmer because of global warmi...
by Kilkis
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Weather
Replies: 20
Views: 6308

Info for those with kids - all the schools in Crete will be closed for the day tomorrow due to the bad weather. (No matter that there is no snow in many places!!). Aahhhh Ellada.. I could have misunderstood, due to all those bloody Greek words, but I think I heard on NET news today that the schools...
by Kilkis
Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Digital Camera Repairs?
Replies: 9
Views: 3328

The problem with trying to get it repaired is that most places want a fee for examining it and giving you an estimate. If you go ahead with the repair you are not charged this fee, only the repair cost. If, however, you reject the estimate and decide not to go ahead with the repair then you get char...
by Kilkis
Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Strike
Replies: 15
Views: 4061

Our new neighbour managed to get some oil yesterday before they stopped delivering. Interestingly he had to give his customer reference number with ΔΕΗ. The garage said they could not deliver if he could not give them it. He has only just been connected and has no bills. Fortunately h...
by Kilkis
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Digital Camera Repairs?
Replies: 9
Views: 3328

I don't know for sure but I would guess that you can buy an equivalent spec camera today for less than the cost of repairing the old one. In the field of digital photography, four year old top of the range technology is today's forecourt give-away.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Earthquake
Replies: 22
Views: 8015

I was stood in an insurance office in Chania when the first one occurred. Not a big movement but certainly one that made me feel queasy. All the staff ran outside and asked me if I wasn't afraid because I stayed inside. They seemed quite perplexed when I said that in Japan they recommend not going o...
by Kilkis
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Spam
Replies: 15
Views: 5636

I got a new email address with OTENET when I moved to Crete. It started to receive spam within 24 hours despite never having been used. Probably a combination of having your own web address with an email server and a redirection service like Spamex should keep spam down. Because the real email addre...

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