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by filippos
Mon May 04, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Theft of wood! Hidden CCTV cameras in our olive trees?
Replies: 46
Views: 6952

Re: Theft of wood! Hidden CCTV cameras in our olive trees?

If a member of a family is caught stealing it would bring shame on all of them. Absolutely agree. When a person gets out of line someone will say, "Stop that or I'll tell your mother." We joke that it doesn't matter whether the miscreant is 5 or 65. On the subject of honesty, about 20 yea...
by filippos
Sat May 02, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 29069

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

I think that should be 'Mathitis and Kilkis'. Yep, I'm the βλάκας* who couldn't find the one you suggested. By the way, thanks for the original link to the site. * To check the tonos position I put the word into Google Translate and discovered 28 English synonyms. The only one missing from the list...
by filippos
Fri May 01, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 29069

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

Thanks to all.
by filippos
Fri May 01, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 29069

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

An update to the link I posted earlier to an online Greek company providing washable white cotton face masks...mine arrived this morning, just as promised, having been ordered on Sunday night. Each in its own cellophane envelope, labelled Made in Greece, sent from Heraklion. I'm very happy with bes...
by filippos
Fri May 01, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer
Replies: 133
Views: 18542

Re: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer

The best way to get economies working again is for a vaccine. (Hopefully in 12 to 18 months). I pretty much agree with that but I think that timescale is an underestimate. Even if a safe vaccine can be created in 18 months (I read recently that a world renowned expert in the field opined there may ...
by filippos
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 29069

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

.........The instructions look pretty straight forward....... If you have any doubts there are many videos on you tube demonstrating the process. Many of them use old T-shirts but there are many other suitable fabrics. Cut the T-shirt across just below the sleeves then cutting off the side seams/ed...
by filippos
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Changes in car registration documents
Replies: 16
Views: 2822

Re: Changes in car registration documents

I suspect there's a better chance of lawyers interpreting an official translation reasonably correctly compared with my chances of achieving that using Google translate as an aid.
by filippos
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Kalyves Post Office
Replies: 54
Views: 8290

Re: Kalyves Post Office

.......... So UK mail is definitely still being delivered but it seems to be delayed by a week or more. I can confirm that post from the UK is arriving in Kalyves but delayed by a bit more than a week. Yesterday I received a "funds deposited" notice from Santander in UK. It is dated 25 Ma...
by filippos
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Changes in car registration documents
Replies: 16
Views: 2822

Re: Changes in car registration documents

... ... Not surprisingly legal texts tend to use more obscure terminology and/or words from the Katharevousa form of Greek, ... ... Many years ago a Greek friend told me, "If you ever need to deal with Greek legal documents get an approved translation. Even to most Greek people it would be mor...
by filippos
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Top Up Heating Oil?
Replies: 16
Views: 3525

Re: Top Up Heating Oil?

Apparently futures contracts for Brent crude for June this year are already up around $25/barrel and many in the industry are forecasting a steady rise as the present surplus starts to be used up as industry begins getting back to work with everything that involves, like workers commuting again, pas...
by filippos
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Greece Flight Ban Extended to 15 May 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 8233

Re: Greece Flight Ban Extended to 15 May 2020

mouche wrote:
Kilkis wrote:I will desist from further comment.
Warwick


And not getting the famous last word? My God!

Impossible when you participate.
by filippos
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Top Up Heating Oil?
Replies: 16
Views: 3525

Re: Top Up Heating Oil?

According to an interview with an oil industry expert I listened to today the negative WTI price has a simple explanation and is unrepresentative of the overall situation. What he said was, "First of all the WTI thing, lets just nip that one in the bud. WTI is a Nymex US Futures contract it's n...
by filippos
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Greece Flight Ban Extended to 15 May 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 8233

Re: Greece Flight Ban Extended to 15 May 2020

mouche wrote:...only fair that I get reimbursed for a service I have paid for but will not get due no fault of mine?...
It's hardly the airline or travel company's fault either. I suppose you could try your luck by claiming from the Chinese.
by filippos
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Top Up Heating Oil?
Replies: 16
Views: 3525

Re: Top Up Heating Oil?

...The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the benchmark for US oil, fell as low as minus $37.63 a barrel. I might be mixing this up with a different report but isn't WTI oil a specialist product used in the manufacture of asphalt and no suppliers accepted any orders at the "di...
by filippos
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Top Up Heating Oil?
Replies: 16
Views: 3525

Re: Top Up Heating Oil?

Nobody's going to pay a customer to take their oil. Demand has cratered with people around the world doing much less travelling during lockdown - no jaunts to the seaside (well a few, maybe, for some), not much commuting, few aircraft flying, people being economical with oil heating lest they run ou...

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