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by Tim
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Help and advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 9925

Hi John Others may disagree, (and I can't speak for the western part of the island) but in my experience the south-eastern coast, due to the topography and the fact it faces North Africa, can become unbearably hot in the summer and, again, certainly in the South East, water shortages are not uncommo...
by Tim
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Marble Restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 5710

Not sure, Jeff - you probably know that everything in the forces either has a nickname or an acronym (or both). I think it's something to do with with the Arsenal (Woolwich rather than Wenger & Co), arsenal being an ammunition store, but that might be an old wive's tale (which also abound in the...
by Tim
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Marble Restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 5710

Hi Filippos

Good advice - to be honest I hadn't noticed it was a UK site - I had it in my mind that it was Spanish for some reason! I'll drop them a line.

Tim

PS. I sold my ammo boots for a goodly sum of money when I left the forces. Shiny boots = good investment!
by Tim
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Marble Restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 5710

Interesting debate Warwick and Jon. I too picked up on the final para of the vitrfication site and although it sounds like a professional process, I'm not sure that a sealant wouldn't do pretty much the same job; it reduces the porosity thus allowing the application of a high gloss finish. What I co...
by Tim
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Marble Restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 5710

Hi Chaps Many thanks for your prompt replies: Stuart/Jo, I'll keep an eye out for that logo - they seem to distrubute acros the EU. Jeff, I know that shop - I'll have a word with the brothers when I'm over in April. Roussa, hadn't thought of Papanikolo - if Hadzakis can give me a product name I'll a...
by Tim
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Marble Restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 5710

No MacDonalds in Sitia, Bob!

Nor Burger King, Goody's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Fish 'n' Chips, English Themed Pubs, Irish Themed Pubs ........ etc, etc. Can't get a pint of Watney's Red Barrel anywhere.


Hallelujah,
Praise the Lord.

Tim
by Tim
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Comparison between Crete and Cyprus
Replies: 33
Views: 11174

I went into McDonalds yesterday for a burger. The lad behind the counter asked me if I wanted anything on my burger. I gave it a moment's thought and replied "I'll have a fiver each way, please."

:D

Tim
by Tim
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Marble Restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 5710

Marble Restoration

Hi All I have a marble capping to the wall around my balcony which looked as though it had never been maintained; approximately 40 years of weathering. Last summer I had a go at restoring it - I bought from the UK a selection of silicon carbide sanding discs of different grits - link below if anybod...
by Tim
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Accountants
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Hi Stuart

Done!

Tim
by Tim
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Accountants
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Hi Momo

Have sent you a PM

Tim
by Tim
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cars in Crete - To buy or not to buy
Replies: 10
Views: 4242

Hi Blighty Can't help you on b) or c) but as far as a) is concerned, I did a one-way trip Crete to Portsmouth and taking into account petrol, motorway tolls, pitstops and three ferries (+ an awful lot of driving) I didn't get much change out of £1000. Times that by two ..... that's a lot of car hire...
by Tim
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New Tax Laws 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 11905

Hi Kathleen

Have sent you a PM.

Tim
by Tim
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Accommodation on ANEK ferry Piraeus-Chania
Replies: 8
Views: 3187

Would definitely not recommend any sort of 'aircraft seat'! Uncomfortable, situated in noisy lounges and impossible to sleep on.
by Tim
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 3021

And to you Dave, and all LivinginCrete members. Let's hope 2013 is a better year for Greece in general and Crete in particular. Have booked flights for April, July and September and am counting the days.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tim
by Tim
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hi, Materials needed to renovate house
Replies: 28
Views: 8163

Ahhh, all becomes clear.

Thanks TweetTweet.

You live and learn, don't you?

Tim

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