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by filippos
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 17755

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: 1770

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: 5188

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: 1770

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: 2339

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: 3752

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: 2339

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: 3752

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: 2339

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: 2339

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...
by filippos
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: BOTANICAL HELP PLEASE
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: BOTANICAL HELP PLEASE

If it's really tiny and low-lying, it's a scarlet pimpernel. ...........a blue scarlet pimpernel, if that isn't a contradiction in terms: the most gorgeous cobalt blue. Thank you Clio. My knowledge of plant life just about extends to "Grass is (usually) green". I've now looked up Scarlet ...
by filippos
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: HI-FI SPEAKER STANDS (PAIR) FOR SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 508

HI-FI SPEAKER STANDS (PAIR) FOR SALE

23/04/2020 - UNDER OFFER I have a pair of speaker stands looking for a good home. After 18 years we've decided I don't have room for them even though they're not very tall and have a modest footprint. http://www.creteforyou.com/otherstuff/speaker_stand-20200202.jpg DIMENSIONS Base: (slight taper) F...
by filippos
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: BOTANICAL HELP PLEASE
Replies: 4
Views: 661

BOTANICAL HELP PLEASE

Can anyone help me to identify this little beauty, please? http://www.creteforyou.com/otherstuff/Orange_flower_20200412-7757.jpg and I mean TINY . In the picture below, to help judge the scale, the buttons on the car key are about 8mm x 12mm so I reckon the flower nearest the key is only 7mm to 9mm ...
by filippos
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: FULL Lockdown Monday 23 March 6a.m. in Greece
Replies: 130
Views: 14011

Re: FULL Lockdown Monday 23 March 6a.m. in Greece

Anybody know if its ok to book a car service,haven't seen it anywhere thanks We had our car serviced on 20th March at the Suzuki dealer in Xania. They had to get spares and then phoned me on 17th, "We have all the parts; can you come on Friday." The boss told me authorisation #2 basic sho...
by filippos
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EOPYY Prescriptions
Replies: 48
Views: 4542

Re: EOPYY Prescriptions

At our practice the stand-in receptionist who covered the regular woman's maternity leave is now working at one of the Kalyves pharmacies. Both are/were able to issue prescriptions. The GP prescribed a change of medication for me but it turned out to be unavailable so the ex stand-in receptionist ph...

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