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by Jeffstclair
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Registering a UK car in Crete
Replies: 17
Views: 5304

I did try to register a uk car here it was however 5 years ago the customs people at Sitia sent me to an office in Iraklion .The figure quoted by them to do the paper work and get number plates was 12000 Euro ... Jeff
by Jeffstclair
Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Subsidies for olive oil producers
Replies: 7
Views: 2025

More olive grief

The difficulties with olive production have such knock-on effects. There are Bulgarian labourers staying in pretty grim housing in our village who came for last year's olive harvest and haven't made enough money to get back and/or can't find work when they get there. And by the looks of it won't get...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Subsidies for olive oil producers
Replies: 7
Views: 2025

Subsidies for olive oil producers

Yes filippos in 2005 our local co op paid us 4 eros per kilo for our small surplus and since then the price has been falling. The 2009/2010 price was 1.50 and then when they sold on the oil a futher 50 or 60 cents . The subsidy from the EC ,as far as I know was to make up the loss and give the growe...
by Jeffstclair
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Subsidies for olive oil producers
Replies: 7
Views: 2025

Subsidies for olive oil producers

Does anybody know if the subidies for farmers who produce olive oil are continuing into the 2010/2011 season? last year I heard they were being phased out in 2010 .I don't know how the industry can survive without it as the price the Co op pays the grower has halved in 5 years ansd as we all know th...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Nomad's Crete Express - transport back from Vamos
Replies: 1
Views: 2931

..and then there's the sausages...

Re my earlier post that we're coming back from Vamos to Eastern Crete with an empty truck around 15 February. Nomad International remind me that their depot at Vamos is run by Jon and Sheila, better known as The English Butcher. So if anybody wants their meat order brought back to Eastern Crete, we'...
by Jeffstclair
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Nomad's Crete Express - transport back from Vamos
Replies: 1
Views: 2931

Nomad's Crete Express - transport back from Vamos

We are delivering a shipment of olive oil to Nomad International's depot at Vamos on or around 15th February and will be returning to eastern Crete with an empty pickup. If anybody is due to have goods arriving at Nomad around that time and needs them transported back to eastern Crete (Sitia, Ierepe...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Locating place names
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

Where is Ziros??

Sorry fuzer I should indeed be more precise when I post an add on the site. But lets cut to the chase. Do you want any firewood? If you're in Sitia I'm just a bit further south of you - half an hour in me truck . And as to where is Ziros ? It's the centre of the universe !!! Cheers Jeff tel: 2843 03...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Charlie Needs You!
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Charlie Moves On

We thought you would like to know that Charlie is on his way to Holland in a few weeks. Brigitte and Bruno Hochlui who re-home dogs from their house in Kato Horio, near Ierapetra have agreed to take him. We delivered him this lunchtime, with all his innoculations, tests, passport and electronic chip...
by Jeffstclair
Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Charlie Needs You!
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Charlie Needs You!

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu237/apidi/blackdog4.jpg OK. We admit it. This is a shameless attempt to find a friendly home for a stray dog. Charlie is about 6 months old, lively, affectionate, fine with other dogs, embarassingly grateful for food, shelter and kindness. He is mostly black wit...
by Jeffstclair
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: satalite internet
Replies: 12
Views: 3679

Re: satalite internet

Does anyone know how to obtain a satalite internet connecton??? We are of the main route and are unable to get ote to run broadband to us Hello The person you MUST talk to about satellite broadband in Crete is Mark Banks. He knows it, installs it and understands all its complications. he is at http...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Satellite Broadband
Replies: 2
Views: 1604

Satellite Broadband

We have just invested in satellite broadband equipment from BlueStar Internet on the Tooway system. We have the compass bearing, elevation and polarity from the supplier, but try as we might we can't get a signal strong enough to activiate the modem. The satellite that delivers this is Eurobird 36 3...
by Jeffstclair
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Driving: Go "Local" or Drive by the Book?
Replies: 33
Views: 9723

when people talk of fog lights do they mean driving lights ! there's a difference. and as for fog it's really foggy here now Jeff
by Jeffstclair
Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Facts please
Replies: 26
Views: 9456

Thanks all of you out there who responded to this question. It seems that this is a minefield ! my next question is a tricky one . So if for arguments sake one is paying national insurance in the UK, one should still pay IKA in Crete and then by some odd and very time consuming process involving get...
by Jeffstclair
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Facts please
Replies: 26
Views: 9456

IKA Facts please

hello this is my first posting on this forum a question I have been living here for 3 years now renovating a house myself in a remote village and I heard on another forum that in theory I should have to pay IKA health insurance tax on any work that I have done ,Is this true ? This mean that my mate ...

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