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by Jeffstclair
Sat May 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Don't pay electricty bills at post office
Replies: 16
Views: 1598

Re: Don't pay electricty bills at post office

Yes we pay all the household bills on line , Phone ,lectric , water , truck tax& insurance,...
by Jeffstclair
Tue May 01, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Looking to buy a holiday home..
Replies: 21
Views: 2212

Re: Looking to buy a holiday home..

Yes there are a lot of houses for that sort of money , they need a bit of work but if you have that sort of cash you can get a great little house,it's a buyers market ...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: What's happening to my water supply?
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: What's happening to my water supply?

I guess it's like around here , the water pressure is lower than normal because of the severe water shortage.They lower the pressure to save water and that causes air locks in the system.. I think it's gonna get worse ...ho hum....
by Jeffstclair
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted in Crete
Topic: fencing metal type.
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: fencing metal type.

Re- rod uprights every two and a half mtrs ( ish ),straining wire top and bottom and a roll of chain link is about the cheapest fencing you can have ...Plegma or grid- weld and re-rod uprights with a straining wire is a bit more expensive but is quicker to put up and you can push the bottom edge of ...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hose pipe ban ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Re: Hose pipe ban ?

Sorry , I forgot that bit ..".around here" is the far East past Sitea ...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hose pipe ban ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Hose pipe ban ?

The Dimos has brought in a hose pipe ban they notified us with our last water bill. No watering plants or washing cars with a hose .It's about time in my opinion . The car washing bit is fine as I never wash me truck anyway , watering the vegetable garden is a bit of problem, Is it the whole of Cret...
by Jeffstclair
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car hire in UK
Replies: 34
Views: 2125

Re: Car hire in UK

Can you still use cash to hire a car in the UK ?...if I ever need to hire a car for a visiting friend here in Crete I always pay in cash and get a good deal.
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by Jeffstclair
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: postal service
Replies: 21
Views: 2731

Re: postal service

Some companies in the US claim the item is a gift , in order to avoid customs duty..
by Jeffstclair
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Damaged telephone socket after electric storm
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Damaged telephone socket after electric storm

Yeah I have great respect for the OTE guys They are very helpful and have loads more technical knowledge than the sales staff who cold call me and tell me I can have fast cheap broadband from their system ...based on my phone number !...long story ...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Damaged telephone socket after electric storm
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Damaged telephone socket after electric storm

Our phone line has been zapped by lightening twice ,the first time it fried the mother board in a computer and the phone socket ... we were on dial up internet then.... remember that? The second time it killed a phone and the phone socket was melted ...OTE replaced the phone sockets both times foc.....
by Jeffstclair
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Ryanair
Replies: 16
Views: 1480

Re: Ryanair

Yeah .I have done both ways a few times, when traveling to London or Manchester ... If the flight times work out it is worth it to avoid the long drive to Iraklion and the cost of a tankful of gas for my old truck...Ive done the early flight from Sitea ,get the brilliant Metro into town spend time a...
by Jeffstclair
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Ryanair
Replies: 16
Views: 1480

Re: Ryanair

I have been using Iraklion for years . I did'nt think it was so bad,they painted it up a bit two years ago and redid the front bit this year I think ... They are planing a new one further out from the city ,so I guess improving the old one is not on the top of the list .
by Jeffstclair
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: DRM and e-books
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: DRM and e-books

Yes to the above we read e books using Kindle software on non kindle devises . Mac book pro, andriod tablet, and ipad .There are loads of free and cheap ebooks on manybooks .com and project Gutenberg ...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Yannis: The Return
Replies: 35
Views: 2636

Re: Yannis: The Return

Yep , I'm with you on that ....nothing wrong with being an "erratic marxist" some of my best friends are....
by Jeffstclair
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: water into wine
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: water into wine

when I first lived here, I sometimes went and helped out an elderly neighbour, pruning grapes , harvesting olives , planting spuds or whatever he needed a hand with ..for me it was a steep learning curve and I learnt loads about how small scale farming works or doesn't work...but the 10 o'clock raki...

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