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by Mixos
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Earthquake
Replies: 32
Views: 4061

Re: Earthquake

I think that might be a little fanciful, as there have been two other earthquakes -- one north of Sitia and another out beyond Rhodes -- in the same period, and there's no oil drilling going on there. There have been numerous tremors all around the "Hellenic Arc" recently so I would imagin...
by Mixos
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Rats!
Replies: 12
Views: 2087

Re: Rats!

Mothballs certainly do the trick, as Warwick says, if you can put up with the smell, although we only get the occasional waft to remind us they are there. Halkiadakis supermarket sells them in packs, with the mothballs in plastic tubes with holes in them to let the odour out, but sealed so that you ...
by Mixos
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Earthquake
Replies: 32
Views: 4061

Re: Earthquake

Ironic that you should ask that question, because I have just had a house insurance application to a Greek company turned down because of the age of the property (about 80 years.) So I will stick with the UK-based company which does include earthquake cover, albeit at a higher price and a fairly hef...
by Mixos
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 2020 car tax
Replies: 27
Views: 3396

Re: 2020 car tax

The car tax rate for 2020 seems to be the same as last year, moggieman.
by Mixos
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: EasyJet Autumn 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 2217

EasyJet Autumn 2020

EasyJet have just released their autumn flights.
by Mixos
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: What`s the best way to get rid of Oleander?
Replies: 14
Views: 2536

Re: What`s the best way to get rid of Oleander?

I might recommend this to my neighbour as a slightly more eco-friendly way of disposing of his pickup engine oil which, at the moment, he just tips into the storm drain.
by Mixos
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Quiet Hours
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Quiet Hours

It's a pity that this law appears to say nothing about people allowing their dogs to bark all night long!
by Mixos
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Could this be true?
Replies: 16
Views: 4198

Re: Could this be true?

Our Greek wills, which we did 15 years ago when we bought property here, were in English, but they had to be hand-written and free of any crossing out, amendments or other errors. They were witnessed by a notary and lodged in her files. They are simple mirror wills, leaving all our assets in Greece ...
by Mixos
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Driving
Replies: 32
Views: 4952

Re: Driving

Yes, Tim's right about the roundabout in Sitia which, after about six? years since it was built, can still be a frightening place for the unwary. Most of the locals have now learnt how to use it, but there are still a few old boys in pick-ups who drive on to it without looking left or reducing speed...
by Mixos
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Food in Supermarkets
Replies: 40
Views: 6740

Re: UK Food in Supermarkets

Izal? Is that the paper we used to "play" by putting it next to a comb and humming...? No, that was Bronco I think. Happy days.
by Mixos
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Food in Supermarkets
Replies: 40
Views: 6740

Re: UK Food in Supermarkets

Tim, although I've never been inside it myself, I should think you'd find of most of what's on your homesick shopping list at "The English Shop," on the Kritsa Road about 1km outside Agios Nikolaos. (Not sure about the industrial size loo rolls though.)
M.
by Mixos
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cats in Rethymno
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Re: Cats in Rethymno

Well they must have all migrated east, Guy, to our village and -- specifically -- our house. Mostly they are manky old toms, but they all have to eat and, as we are old softies who feed them, word must have gone out in the local cat population. If they can avoid the speeding pickups and the miserabl...
by Mixos
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The Far East
Replies: 33
Views: 4589

Re: The Far East

I remember you posting about your trip to Kato Zakros last summer, Guy, and how much you said you enjoyed the area. Those of us who live in "the far east", either full or part time, are very happy with the slower pace of life, emptier roads and comparative lack of tourists. Yes it's a fair...
by Mixos
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Gramvousa and Balos by boat
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: Gramvousa and Balos by boat

Sounds like the same trip that we did as a family about 25 years ago, Guy. Is it the place with the shipwreck just offshore? There was quite a heavy swell on the sea coming back from Gramvousa and my better half took some seasick pills called Vertigo Vomex (doesn't leave much to the imagination does...

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