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by Mixos
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: English speaking accountant
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: English speaking accountant

No, I wasn't thinking that. Just assumed you hadn't been on the forum for a while. If you'd like me to forewarn him that you might wish to use his services I can pop in to see him next week and tell him another ex-pat will be calling in. Give me any further details - your name? - you might wish me t...
by Mixos
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: English speaking accountant
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: English speaking accountant

Well OK, I'm perfectly happy to do that, but I just thought it would avoid more verbiage on the forum. So far Sinkingslowly hasn't PM'd me anyway, but if anyone else is interested, the accountant is Manolis Psikarakis, Piskokefalou Avenue 4, 72300 Sitia. email: psikarakis@otenet.gr He deals with qui...
by Mixos
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mobile phone shops (Chania/Kalives)
Replies: 28
Views: 5727

Re: Mobile phone shops (Chania/Kalives)

Hi Tim, Yes I believe you can do this, as I have a cheap PAYG handset with a Greek SIM (though I'm sure you could just buy the SIM without a handset) and I just top it up online after setting up a Vodafone Greece account (no contract needed.) Happy to give you the details over a couple of Alfa beers...
by Mixos
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: English speaking accountant
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: English speaking accountant

Well, as an East End boy I might be able to recommend someone in Sitia (it's only 50 mins or so from your neck of the woods.) If you want to send me a PM I'll give you the details.
by Mixos
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Rats
Replies: 18
Views: 3083

Re: Rats

Just beware putting mothballs in your wood pile. Naphthalene is highly flammable ... as I recall from my miss-spent childhood. :lol:
by Mixos
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: VPN
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Re: VPN

Norton Security (Symantec) are currently plugging their VPN to their subscribers because of the so-called KRACK security flaw which has just been discovered to attack almost any device that uses wifi -- that's just about everything, right?! That's the bad news. The good news is that KRACK does not a...
by Mixos
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Lessons or Books
Replies: 33
Views: 3979

Re: Greek Lessons or Books

The word I was searching for was, indeed, Laiki, Warwick and I'm happy to say that my Greek has come on a bit since then and I've not made that mistake again. I accept that the words are not that similar, so I didn't even have the excuse a friend had when she introduced her daughter as her cucumber....
by Mixos
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Lessons or Books
Replies: 33
Views: 3979

Re: Greek Lessons or Books

Once, during our early days in Crete, I hoped to impress our elderly neighbour, Georgos, who appeared to be waiting for a lift, by asking him in Greek if he was on the way to the market. I remembered that the word started with "L" and ended in "i" "Kalimera Georgo, sto Lekan...
by Mixos
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Organ donation in Greece
Replies: 15
Views: 1848

Re: Organ donation in Greece

Blood donors in the UK have a blood sample tested at every donation, for CJD, HIV, Hepatitis, inside leg measurement ... ok not that, but just about every nasty virus known to mankind, so I would imagine that the Greek blood donation service does the same. In the UK the donation is not used on NHS p...
by Mixos
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Lessons or Books
Replies: 33
Views: 3979

Re: Greek Lessons or Books

This BBC book with CDs is as good a place as any to start, Alan. I found it a bit heavy on the grammar, but once you get into it, it's a pretty good teach-yourself way to begin and the CDs help with the phonetics.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/GREEK-LANGUAGE ... 0563519762
by Mixos
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New National Road
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: New National Road

The answer to your last question, Bob, is No! The elevated section to bypass Xamezi sits exactly as it has done for the past 5? 8? years, although work either side of it has finished with a lovely new blacktop surface that nobody can drive on. So many rumours have "explained" the delay in ...
by Mixos
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Flying to Chania at Easter
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Flying to Chania at Easter

I'm a great fan of easyJet, Paula, and fly with them several times a year to/from Gatwick/Bristol to Athens/Heraklion, so if you have only experienced Ryanair so far, you should be pleasantly surprised by easyJet! Also, they have just released their Spring schedules and tickets, so you might grab a ...
by Mixos
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 5703

Re: Mosquitoes

Good advice from altohb about the flour weevils and I agree that they seem to be in the bags when bought, as airtight bags and boxes alone don't seem to stop the problem. As for fly bites, Warwick, somebody told me that these small Cretan flies are not actually biting but regurgitating formic acid, ...
by Mixos
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 5703

Re: Mosquitoes

Mozzies not so bad over here but the wasps are diabolical this year. Big aggressive things too!
by Mixos
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Buying a car in Crete
Replies: 12
Views: 2185

Re: Buying a car in Crete

You were lucky, Peter. It was the other way round with us. When we bought a new car from the Hyundai dealership in Agios Nikolaos we had to hand over the entire price up front "so that they will release the car from the store in Athens..."! For a while I did wonder if we would ever see the...

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