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by altohb
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Replies: 5
Views: 2621

Electricity charges

Looking at the last DEI bill for which we had a breakdown of charges, we had the following: First 800 units @ .07623 per unit Next 800 units @ .09713 per unit Next 400 units @ .11295 and extras above that at .15949 Hope this helps. If you are reading the meter yourself you will soon see where you ar...
by altohb
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Cretan Adventure - The end of the Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 15949

Leaving Crete

Andy + H

So sorry we have lost you - next year's olive harvest just won't be the same!

We're still keeping up with feeding the waifs & strays near here, as well as the one which moved in......

Hope you are able to find somewhere good to settle in future.

by altohb
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Replies: 6
Views: 6411

Greek lessons

We pay 20 euros an hour for two of us. We go to the teacher's house. I think this is a very reasonable rate, as we were quoted 25 pounds an hour in the UK 2 years ago. Our teacher is Greek and speaks very good English; we use Greek Now text and exercise books. These are all in Greek, but with gramma...
by altohb
Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek Lessons
Replies: 1
Views: 4038

Greek lessons

Not sure whereabouts "in the East" you are, but you ought to be able to find mixed ability type classes in most towns, or if you want private lessons, just try asking local people. When we first got here we got very tired of Greeks saying "you must learn Greek" and just asked the...
by altohb
Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: driving licence
Replies: 28
Views: 10168

Driving licence

Thanks for the info, Warwick. However, have tried to change address via the DVLA site - if you check under Residency Rules it seems quite clear that you need to be resident to change the address. Once you get into ...
by altohb
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Communicate in Greek 1
Replies: 27
Views: 21105

Learning greek

We're using Greek Now (EΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ ΤΩΡΑ), on the recommendation of our teacher. We're having private lessons once a week, and making reasonable progress, though some of the grammatical stuff is a bit tricky. It is more than 30 years since either of...
by altohb
Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Living costs etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 9490

Living costs etc

We are in East Crete, and have found that our general grocery bills come in at roughly the same in euros as we paid in pounds in the UK. We've been here 10 months, so have nearly seen all the seasonal variations through, I think. We try to buy as much local produce as possible, but sometimes this is...

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