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by Jeffstclair
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Anyone else saddened by today`s activities?
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

Re: Anyone else saddened by today`s activities?

Yes littering is a problem...I have a few older Cretan friends who I have worked with over the years picking grapes , harvesting olives , pruning , watering or whatever ,,you do a few hours work and someone says " it's coffee time " and various bags and boxes appear ...We all sit down and ...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: There must be a better way?
Replies: 15
Views: 2054

Re: There must be a batter way?

Kamisiana I agree the joys of Greek electric. I once changing a light, switched of the electric and started changing the light, held the Green (earth) and got blown of the ladder. Even with the electric switched off the earth was still alive........Im convinced Greek electricians are colour blind. ...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: There must be a better way?
Replies: 15
Views: 2054

Re: There must be a batter way?

Yes sounds like need switches on the electrical circuits to the panels or just use the circuit breaker in the main panel which seems to be the normal method anyway. When I was try to get our spark to fit a switch for this purpose it was a alien concept ended up buying a UK timer switch to fit mysel...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: There must be a better way?
Replies: 15
Views: 2054

Re: There must be a batter way?

Yeah I agree with YoMo2 ....need more info . Have you tried leaving the switches you described in the on position ...and switching off the power that feeds them at the trip switch / in the fuse box /consumer unit.. that is how the folk in my village switch the immersion heaters on and off... I 'm we...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: There must be a better way?
Replies: 15
Views: 2054

Re: There must be a batter way?

I don't understand ..when you say you have 17 ...17 what ?... what type of system have you got ?.When I installed our very simple solar water heating system with one tank and one solar panel, we did not have any electric power at the house , at that time I only came over in the summer to work on the...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Health cover? What is IKA? And how?
Replies: 25
Views: 3211

Re: Health cover? What is IKA? And how?

Don't worry too much Tom . Cheap private health insurance can be found in order to fit the legal requirements so you can get your residence permits . And getting simple treatment privately is fast and not very expensive....
by Jeffstclair
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Health cover? What is IKA? And how?
Replies: 25
Views: 3211

Re: Health cover? What is IKA? And how?

Tom ....Sadly I think you are going have to stump up for private health insurance for the first year , until your UK state pension kicks in ....then with an S1 from DWP you will qualify for IKA or EOPYY as it is known now (plus an AMKA number like an NI number) ...however when you get your state pen...
by Jeffstclair
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The final countdown....
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: The final countdown....

I have never found a right hand drive a problem here but I just gave up when the customs people asked for 12 thousand euros for Greek plates...I 'm glad you managed to get it sorted for a reasonable price Houmeri91 ... How did you swing it ?
by Jeffstclair
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Phishing
Replies: 15
Views: 2226

Re: Phishing

Yes I had a Microsoft call this morning ...Youngish male with a slight American accent ...he asked if I spoke English ..I replied yes I do ..then he started the " I am phoning from Microsoft "...I interrupted him with "Wait two mins I think you need to speak to our IT dept" and l...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Phishing
Replies: 15
Views: 2226

Re: Phishing

Never had a call like this ...but if I did I think I would say ..."wait one moment and I put you through to our IT department" ....then find something very important to do in the garden ...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?
Replies: 52
Views: 7022

Re: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?

So does this mean that if a single person wanted to retire to Crete after the transition period on a UK state pension ...they could not do it ?
by Jeffstclair
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Channel 5: My New Greek Life
Replies: 41
Views: 6104

Re: Channel 5: My New Greek Life

Yes I have not watched this but I have worked on one or two TV filming gigs ...and your dead right Maud everything is done for the Camera...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Channel 5: My New Greek Life
Replies: 41
Views: 6104

Re: Channel 5: My New Greek Life


That house looks like a bargain at that price .....159,000
by Jeffstclair
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New Airport at Kastelli
Replies: 18
Views: 2176

Re: New Airport at Kastelli

Yes Yomo2 we can look on the bright side ...As for a better experience once inside the terminal ....I don't see much wrong with the airport we have ....I tend to switch off in Airports ,train stations, whatever ...I just read and drink a coffee ,or a glass of wine ....and go into stasis ....
by Jeffstclair
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New Airport at Kastelli
Replies: 18
Views: 2176

Re: New Airport at Kastelli

Hah ...Yes I know the Kastelli project is massive compared to the Sitia project ...and for us out in the East the Kastelli airport will be a bit nearer than the airport it replaces ...We do use Sitia for flights to Athens ..the new terminal is a massive improvement ..

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