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by jeansy
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Why Crete?
Replies: 35
Views: 19291

why crete

I worked in france when I was retired from the fire service and I had holidays there most years and loved it, but the leader of the opposition did not like france at all, I was then offered a position in Spain but again the opposition party said NO, so it was back to the old humdrum of the UK me now...
by jeansy
Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Registering your car at the Greek Embassy in London...
Replies: 9
Views: 7794


Best of luck !!! the UK did not sign up to part of the EU bull and the Greek Goverment has decided that UK registered cars cannot be here and on Crete they enforce it big time, so do not bother unless you wish to spend a fortune on legal fees.
by jeansy
Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: starting a business..Jet Skiing!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2656

jet ski

Do your selves a favour and think of something else, not being funny but jet skis are as welcome as a f### in a space suit, I know of 2 Greeks who had a licence last year and had them revoked this year. Also you will need power boat 2 licence to operate and medicals coming out of your ears, if you w...
by jeansy
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: move
Replies: 5
Views: 3924


Been there a couple of times delivering watersport gear to the hotels and beach people, very touristy in the summer of course but it is a nice village, and has a cracking little port, usual tavernas etc and a couple of rural villages close by, sounds like a good move to me, good luck on the move. Paul
by jeansy
Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Job Vacancies Crete
Topic: Vacancy for body piercer / tatooist
Replies: 0
Views: 3252

Vacancy for body piercer / tatooist

Position available for tattoo body piercer in Hersonnossiss area pm me or e-mail for further info and contact numbers
by jeansy
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: wanting to move family to crete
Replies: 15
Views: 48561


I am sorry but I think you really need to sit back and think about your proposed move, work here is not easy to find, your hubby is a scaffolder, no chance all Greek builders hang off a piece of 4 x 2 . The kids school will not be easy, you need to speak really good Greek for your job, insurance wil...
by jeansy
Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 4262


Fullt agree with the Jag side of the discussion, owned an xj6 and a 420 g, the idea of a Jag here in my village would be hilarious trying to get it over the holes in the road and past the abandoned pick ups ( sorry meant parked ) :oops: As for the TVR well looks good sounds good handles like a cross...
by jeansy
Thu May 29, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Neighbours
Replies: 21
Views: 11071


We live in a small village and all of neighbours are Greek, and they are great no dramas that our Greek vocabulary is crap !! and they speak no English, we have a problem they are there if they have a problem we are there, I believe that is what our grandparents called a community. Well for an ex mi...
by jeansy
Sun May 25, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: test for driving boats
Replies: 8
Views: 5316

boat test

The port police will not allow you to use an interpreter but they will allow you to take the written test orally, which if you do not speak fluent Greek is of no help. As Takis has said 18 out of 20 is the pass mark and the questions contain a lot of old type sea terms especially on the wind directi...
by jeansy
Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Brick Walls versus Plasterboard Walls
Replies: 6
Views: 4282

The biggest problem I have seen with plasterboard walls is the fact they use 25mm aluminium frames which are screwed to the floors and ceilings and the plasterbord then screwed to the framing. Reminds me of false ceilings and they can really be a pain in the butt. On a couple of jobs I have run here...
by jeansy
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Getting an MOT for a car here in Crete
Replies: 8
Views: 4813

Hi polyana, I believe the rules on the mot are you must put vehicle through a test after 3 yrs then every 2 years. I live in the Iraklion area and we use the I-KTEO stations just pull in show your log book and passport and they will normally do it straight away, if they decide it is not due they wil...
by jeansy
Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Vista SP1
Replies: 3
Views: 3308

Paul can you keep us informed of any good or bad news on the sp please
paul j
by jeansy
Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The Scottish Invasion....a dream realised (well almost).
Replies: 26
Views: 13497

Bacon ,
there is a small cash and carry on the way into old hersonossis that sells proper bacon in vacuum packed 5 kilo bags also good old pork sausages the same.
by jeansy
Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Anthropogenic Global Warming
Replies: 17
Views: 9179

Well said paulh I believe the forum is for people to air their views and for people to reply if they so wish. Does it matter if it is a global item or an item about shopping in lidls as opposed to carrefour, we are all entitled to say our piece or to keep it to ourselves.
by jeansy
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Trying to Purchase an Annuity
Replies: 23
Views: 27327


Hello John, I believe you will find that you must use the majority of your pension fund to purchase an annuity, which is is then used to provide you with an income. The 25% cash lump sum is your right to take which is the lower rate income tax incentive the goverment added to pension payments to sto...

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