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by filippos
Tue May 29, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Renewing UK passports in Crete
Replies: 17
Views: 8188

I think it's also possible to remain a British citizen but to be officially domiciled elsewhere although, so I'm told, it's quite an involved procedure and, reasonably enough, there are strict limits on the amount of time spent in the UK. When I have time to spare I intend to investigate. Filippos.
by filippos
Tue May 29, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Renewing UK passports in Crete
Replies: 17
Views: 8188

Re: Passport Renewal

Wayne d wrote:About £70 now
Is that for the fully biometric ones? Are they were available yet?

Also, will we need one if we are fully resident outside the UK, own nothing in the UK and have no intention of ever returning?

Filippos.
by filippos
Mon May 28, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Renewing UK passports in Crete
Replies: 17
Views: 8188

Re: Passport Renewal

When you first arrive here you will need to register with the Consulate, ... ... What for? What am I missing here? I've never registered with the Consulate for any reason. Also, Passport renewal in the UK can be done in advance (up to twelve months, I believe) so you may be able to get a new 10 yea...
by filippos
Sun May 27, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Engage brain before speaking
Replies: 33
Views: 15151

Re: brain

jeansy wrote:... ... their pilots would probably drop a biggie on the wrong Island
That's a relief, then. (As long as Crete is the 'right' island.)
by filippos
Sun May 27, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Advice on buying car.New or second hand ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4861

... As to Champion and Lidl's having nicely marked, wide, parking bays - what has that got to do with skillfully parking a car across two or even three bays. Is it true that the white line should either go under the CENTRE of the vehicle or that the near or off-side wheels should be parked on it? N...
by filippos
Sun May 27, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Engage brain before speaking
Replies: 33
Views: 15151

Re: brain

jeansy wrote: ... please let me know if any carriers pull out
Is that as in aircraft or pigeons?

Filippos.
by filippos
Sun May 27, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Advice on buying car.New or second hand ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4861

Yesterday (Saturday) I collected the cash, not a cheque, from our insurance broker for my window which was broken by a garage. (See the thread "A Greek car insurance tale".) Good news, John. One question. What is a cheque? I'm told the problems can arise if you need to make a claim as the insurers ...
by filippos
Sun May 27, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Advice on buying car.New or second hand ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4861

Oddly, and happily, after eight months my car has received fewer marks whilst in car parks than any car I had in the UK. Judging by the height/position/type of most of the bumps and scrapes on our car the most likely culprits are "bull bars" as fitted to a wide range of agrotika and 4x4s ( very com...
by filippos
Sun May 27, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Advice on buying car.New or second hand ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4861

Second hand cars here are generally not particularly good value because they hold their price very well. Cretans aren't usually into the British habit of "must have the latest model/new registration" or whatever. Often, a vehicle that's replaced is passed down to a child, on to a younger sibling or ...
by filippos
Sat May 26, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Engage brain before speaking
Replies: 33
Views: 15151

Kenny wrote:Can't you take a joke ...
I love jokes but there is a requirement that they are funny, which I've always thought was the point of them.

My response would have been the same whoever had submitted the post.

Filippos.
by filippos
Sat May 26, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Tax Laws
Replies: 10
Views: 5340

Kilkis wrote:Remember for 2007 you will need to submit an E9 as well as an E1.
Warwick
As I have such a terrible memory for things like this I leave everything to the accountant.

Filippos.
by filippos
Sat May 26, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Too old for this!
Replies: 13
Views: 6263

In my experience it is virtually essential to switch such a PC on and off a couple of times per day or it will simply grind to a halt Or invest in a small utility program like C(rap)Cleaner which I think will work with older operating systems. It clears out all the rubbish that accumulates on a PC....
by filippos
Sat May 26, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Engage brain before speaking
Replies: 33
Views: 15151

Are you sure you don't mean Methuselah Filippos :lol: Ken. Absolutely sure, Ken. Had I meant Methusalah I'd have said so. Methuselah allegedly lived for 969 years but didn't necessarily pre-date Moses. I did suggest to you a few days ago that you shouldn't put your own interpretation on my posts as...
by filippos
Sat May 26, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Tax Laws
Replies: 10
Views: 5340

Good point, which I'd forgotten, Jean. Blobby, you must have a tax number as it would be needed for the property purchase. A return will be needed even if it's only a "Nil". I'd act promptly because there are deadlines (set according to your tax number) for submitting the return and you'll be fined ...
by filippos
Sat May 26, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Engage brain before speaking
Replies: 33
Views: 15151

Kikh wrote:
filippos wrote:Gaw' blimey, Kikh, that's older'n me. Filippos.

Didn't think that was possible Filippos :wink:


Not impossible but bl***y difficult. Do you know my cousin Moses?

Filippos.

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