Search found 367 matches

Go to advanced search

by Mixos
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Top up mobile phones from bank account?
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: Top up mobile phones from bank account?

You don't say which network you are with, Alan, but as Kathleen, Warwick and altohb all confirm, you can definitely use a Greek bank debit card to top up a pay-as-you-go mobile with Vodafone Greece by setting up an online account. You used to be able to keep your credit for six months, but that's no...
by Mixos
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bad smell from sump pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Bad smell from sump pump

Frank's advice is good. The tracing dye is a good idea. Is there a drain pipe feeding into your sump pit or is it simply a pit that collects groundwater from the surrounding earth and rock? If you have a pipe feeding into the pit you need to check that you are not getting raw sewage in there from a ...
by Mixos
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Places to visit
Replies: 20
Views: 2940

Re: Places to visit

Many years ago we visited the German War Cemetery at Maleme and as we walked round we passed an old man standing by one of the graves. He turned and spoke to us in German so I had to apologise in English for not understanding what he was saying. "Oh, you are English," he said, grasping my ...
by Mixos
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Photos (a few more)
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

Re: Photos (a few more)

If you ever venture this far east, Warwick, you could try the 20+ hairpins on the road from Xametoulo to Xerokambos .. but take the spare underwear :lol:
by Mixos
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Origins of Early Cretan Culture
Replies: 1
Views: 609

Re: Origins of Early Cretan Culture

Thanks for posting that, Warwick. Interesting, too, that the test sites were island-wide from Lassithi in the east, Armenoi in the west and Moni Odigitria in the south.
by Mixos
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Business
Replies: 28
Views: 4337

Re: Greek Business

Thank you, Eleni. My use of this :wink: emoticon was intended to signal that the post was lighthearted and not to be taken seriously. I thought it was pretty obvious. Ti na kanoume? :roll: There's another one for you !
by Mixos
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Business
Replies: 28
Views: 4337

Re: Greek Business

Can't speak for Andrew or Eleni, but my post was intended as a joke, Clio -- albeit a rather weak one -- and I'm pretty sure mouche has broad enough shoulders to comprehend that without feeling offended.
by Mixos
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Business
Replies: 28
Views: 4337

Re: Greek Business

Mouche is Norwegian I believe? ... From Wikipedia: "A troll is a class of being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore..." :wink:
by Mixos
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Aegean Earthquake
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: Aegean Earthquake

Nothing our end of the island, Tim. Just a faint wobble and not even as strong as the one last week, so your house will still be standing! M.
by Mixos
Wed May 17, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Ballot papers
Replies: 30
Views: 4496

Re: Ballot papers

The postal poll card is what the Returning Officers send out to people registered as postal voters, about a month before the actual ballot papers are sent to them. (Well they do that in West Dorset anyway. Perhaps not all returning officers do so?) It's just a large postcard informing recipients tha...
by Mixos
Wed May 17, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Ballot papers
Replies: 30
Views: 4496

Re: Ballot papers

We should receive ballot papers "around 24th May" according to our postal poll cards.
by Mixos
Fri May 12, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: A Little Night Music
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: A Little Night Music

Interesting post, Clio. As Warwick says, Crete is on the Nightingales' migration route, so it's entirely possible that is what you have been hearing. It could be a Blackbird, as Bob says, as they sing after dark. A Nightjar is also possible, although I wouldn't describe their call as lovely and tril...
by Mixos
Tue May 09, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tax resident in Greece < 183 days ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Tax resident in Greece < 183 days ?

As I understand it, you can drive a car in Greece which is registered in any other country, for up to six months in a year, but the car must then be out of Greece for the other six months. In other words, you can't simply drive into Albania or get the ferry to Italy for a few days. I don't think it ...
by Mixos
Thu May 04, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Yellow arrows on the road
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Yellow arrows on the road

... might be better described as tourofhalfofcrete.com .. they're totally ignoring the best half of the island (we have some great hairpin bends too) :wink:
by Mixos
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Vehicle Circualtion Tax - A Dire Warning
Replies: 24
Views: 5648

Re: Vehicle Circualtion Tax - A Dire Warning

I still can't follow the logic of removing the plates if it is not to save circulation tax. What about all the hire cars -- without plates on --parked up in compounds awaiting the new season? Is that not a way for the owners to save tax, and if not, what's the point of removing them in the first pla...

Go to advanced search