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by filippos
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cigarette smoke issue
Replies: 27
Views: 2541

Re: Cigarette smoke issue

It seems to me that in most tavernas, winter and summer, the smoking area is wherever smokers happen to be sitting. Many tavernas and cafés still put ashtrays on all tables but if there is an absence thereof staff will provide one if asked.
by filippos
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Life Certificate
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: Life Certificate

From the leaflet accompanying the Life Certificate. Who can sign the Life Certificate? The person who signs the Life Certificate should not be related to you by birth or marriage, not live at the same address as you and should be a professional person or a person of good standing in the community. E...
by filippos
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Driving Licences
Replies: 48
Views: 5851

Re: Driving Licences

It appears to be a genuine site for a driving school. It does have some Facebook tracking cookies so perhaps your anti-malware objects to them? Warwick I don't think it's the anti-malware but my system is set to block tracking cookies generally but I can specify selected sites to be allowed. There'...
by filippos
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Coming home .
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Re: Coming home .

jackdaw wrote:........Has anyone read 'Birds Without Wings' by Louis de Berniers? A story that describes the upheavals of that era.
Yes and a thoroughly good read - entertaining and, in my case, educational about the history of that period.
by filippos
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: West or East
Replies: 26
Views: 2091

Re: West or East

bobscott wrote:Sorry about the double post. Got a server error message first time, but it obviously worked OK! Bob.
When that server message pops up I find that just refreshing the error page usually solves the problem and the post appears. It's also quicker than going back a page and submitting again.
by filippos
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Coming home .
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Re: Coming home .

Thanks for that, Jeff.
by filippos
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Driving Licences
Replies: 48
Views: 5851

Re: Driving Licences

evansmr1 wrote:........... In anticipation I searched to see if there were some examples of the Theory test. Found a great site
http://www.bestl.gr/SIMANSI1eng.html
My anti-malware software doesn't want me to view that site. It just blocks it unless I take positive action to allow access. I prefer to play safe.
by filippos
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: To have a TV or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: To have a TV or not?

Kathleen wrote:Given the current weather a TV would be essential for at least part of the day!
This is our 17th winter in Crete without TV and have never missed it and never thought one essential. It's possible to find plenty to do here at any time. ;-)
by filippos
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Sandblasting
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Sandblasting

Depending on the cost of sand blasting and professional spray painting my back-up plan would be to check the cost of new tables as they don't cost even a small fortune. Many of the vehicle repair paint shops have facilities to bake the paint finish and probably have pretty good knowledge about deali...
by filippos
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: To have a TV or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: To have a TV or not?

We never had TV in any accommodation when we were on holiday here. When we moved here permanently we decided not to have TV* and have survived without it for almost 17 years. We have never missed it. Also, in 2004 we built a holiday apartment alongside our house and did not provide TV (or Internet c...
by filippos
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Direct flight to Gatwick this morning.......
Replies: 27
Views: 2736

Re: Direct flight to Gatwick this morning.......

.......... not because the airlines don't want it. I am sure there is a market for it, ..... I'm pretty sure that if the airlines thought there would be enough profit they would fly the route. They have a given number of aircraft which they deploy on routes that give the best return so there a mass...
by filippos
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Appalling weather
Replies: 26
Views: 3622

Re: Appalling weather

This is perhaps not the best week to be moving into our new house just outside Rethymno! It’s been a difficult week trying to get around the roads ........... it can only get better.... can’t it??? Sallyb, it'll all work out and you'll look back on your move with laughter and smiles. But oh, this w...
by filippos
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Appalling weather
Replies: 26
Views: 3622

Re: Appalling weather

Jeffstclair wrote:"Wash the car"what is this strange practice of which you speak ?...
I let the rain wash the car. It looks pretty much pristine at the moment.
by filippos
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 8190

Re: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019

I've just checked the Post Office website again, and the FAQ section of the page: https://www.postoffice.co.uk/international-driving-permit#IDP-Checker now specifically states: Can someone apply for an IDP on my behalf? Yes they can, providing they have the correct supporting documents. So, if you ...
by filippos
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Block on renewal of IKA books due to BREXIT
Replies: 65
Views: 10613

Re: Block on renewal of IKA books due to BREXIT

We did ours last month at IKA, Xania. Filled out and signed the declaration; the clerk, meanwhile, entered our Passport details into the system and waved away the proffered tax return. Σας ευχαριστούμε πάρα πολύ. Καλή μέρα. Job done.

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