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by Maud
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 42563

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

Yes Warwick, we watch Parliament regularly. - I have seen the green and red symbols on the seats. I have also watched MP’s immediately sitting in places vacated by other members. I mentioned the ‘shoulder to shoulder‘ stance of Johnson, as his daily mantra is to keep 2m distance from other people! A...
by Maud
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 42563

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

As for getting on a plane, ( with a packed suitcase), forget it for now! Just look at those poor people on the Doha flight. Re your Sharma comment Guy, I am not sure if you watched PM’s Questions on the BBC Parliament programme at lunch time yesterday? When the Speaker announced the short recess, Jo...
by Maud
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 42563

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

The Government’s approach to children returning to school has always been for it to be optional. - I don’t think they dare do anything else! Yesterday seven members of staff in a primary school in Derby tested positive and had to be sent home. It is noticeable how little publicity there has been abo...
by Maud
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 42563

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

Yes Guy, when Geordie Greg took over as editor of the Daily Mail from Dacre It caused quite a stir! - A Remainer taking over as editor of a Pro Brexit paper. - You are quite right. In ‘The Papers’ review on Saturday night the Sunday Mail front page was very pro the Government as usual, despite criti...
by Maud
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 42563

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

I am not sure if you now watch The Papers’ on the BBC News channel of an evening at 2200h Clio? It is our final ‘daily dose’ of press coverage! All the front pages of the following days main U.K. papers, plus some international ones, are reviewed by the newsreader and two guests. (Virtually at the m...
by Maud
Sat May 30, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 42563

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

I include Greek tourists in my reference to tourists Warwick. As I said re the U.K.....people don’t want anyone out of ‘their area’ visiting, if they live in a ‘low Covid count’ region. It is exactly the same in Greece on the smaller islands. You are quite right about trailers being loaded on ships ...
by Maud
Sat May 30, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 42563

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

Thanks Kookla. You are correct, our Greek friends are constantly writing asking when they will see us next. I think there is more of a problem on some of the smaller islands though, when no Corvid 19 has been found at all. (As in the case of our friends, who received an email warning them that they ...
by Maud
Fri May 29, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 42563

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

Thanks Warwick and Ros. I did not expect UK citizens that are now resident on Crete to be discriminated against, but wondered if the Greeks would discus UK holidaymakers with you? Your reply answers my questions perfectly Ros. It is much as I expected. Locals don’t want tourists bringing the virus i...
by Maud
Fri May 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 42563

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

You are of course correct Warwick. We have cypriot friends in Cyprus who own a medium sized hotel. They have decided not to open this year. They are not convinced they will get enough tourists to make opening up economically viable. - This is despite yesterday’s announcement by the Government that i...
by Maud
Fri May 29, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 268
Views: 42563

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

http://www.ekathimerini.com/253155/gallery/ekathimerini/community/know-the-rules-the-a-z-for-tourism-in-greece-in-the-covid-19-era I think many Europeans are desperate to get away on holiday after the last couple of months, but it is going to be a very different holiday they are going to be faced wi...
by Maud
Wed May 27, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Nothing has changed on here then
Replies: 92
Views: 16034

Re: Nothing has changed on here then

I agree.
by Maud
Wed May 27, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: A New Case
Replies: 37
Views: 6836

Re: A New Case

Your final sentence made me smile Margarita. When the slogan in the U.K. changed to ‘Stay alert’ the journalist Jeff Korfman made a comment on the BBC programme Dateline London. He ridiculed the comment by stating the virus is not a bomb that we should be looking for in railways stations and airport...
by Maud
Sun May 24, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The Lotus Eaters
Replies: 38
Views: 5896

Re: The Lotus Eaters

You are absolutely correct Warwick. Andros is an island favoured by rich Athenians. Originally it was home to many of the shipping families, and the main town of Chora has excellent examples of the elaborate homes they built. Locals will tell you the reason the island doesn’t have an airport is that...
by Maud
Sun May 24, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The Lotus Eaters
Replies: 38
Views: 5896

Re: The Lotus Eaters

Thanks Sue. That is exactly how I remember its location, - and also with all the photos on the wall! I am glad that as a family we enjoyed Elounda and it’s surrounds in the days when it was so unspoilt. We even remember just one small boat going out to Spinalonga as a tourist boat in those days. It ...

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