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by Clio
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Spring Forward
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Spring Forward

Clocks change tonight: advance one hour.
by Clio
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Sands Across the Sea
Replies: 13
Views: 1007

Re: Sands Across the Sea

Coming up my outside staircase this evening I realised it was a funny ginger colour, and that I'd completely forgotten to clean that bit when swabbing down the balcony yesterday. So being a virtuous Cretan housewife I immediately got out the mop bucket, lack of daylight notwithstanding. Had just fin...
by Clio
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Airbnb
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Airbnb

by Clio
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Sands Across the Sea
Replies: 13
Views: 1007

Sands Across the Sea

Three in the afternoon and I've switched the lights on. Cars coming through the village have their headlights on too. I can see just about to the end of the street but beyond that it's just an eerie, brassy-tinged white murk. The schoolchildren weren't allowed out to play, and this evening's planned...
by Clio
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Being pestered by 13888
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: Being pestered by 13888

I've twice had occasion to call 13888 in the last couple of days and found them friendly, helpful and quick to answer my call. That has always been my previous experience too. I don't know, but would imagine, that the cold calls are handled by OTE's sales department and are therefore not in the remi...
by Clio
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Help. Shotguns not allowed.
Replies: 17
Views: 1408

Re: Help. Shotguns not allowed.

Aaaargh!! Daisy I have now stopped coveting your beautiful garden after hearing what lurked and may still be lurking in the ground cover. I see from the internet that what you have is a "leopard snake (scient. Elaphe situla or Zamenis situla) ... the most beautiful species of snake in Greece, w...
by Clio
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Piraeus Bank
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Piraeus Bank

I learned today that Piraeus Bank are about to close a number of smaller branches, including the one in Spili, Rethymno, which has a huge catchment area, and which will cease trading from the beginning of next month. (Other members might think it a good idea to make enquiries about their own branche...
by Clio
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The Greek Ombudsman
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: The Greek Ombudsman

has anyone here, or anyone you know, tried to sort out a problem by submitting their story to the Greek Ombudsman? To qualify my earlier reply, Glenn: When I was at KEP yesterday (see IKA thread if you can be bothered) the younger, internet-savvy member of staff was listening to me talking about my...
by Clio
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal Heads Up
Replies: 80
Views: 5789

Re: IKA Renewal Heads Up

My comment really related to people like myself who get health cover through an S1 form from the UK, Clio. Actually that was how I got my vivliario in the first place. I am doubly qualified for one, which makes it all the more galling! Would such a document help you? Bless you, but no. It’s not wha...
by Clio
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal Heads Up
Replies: 80
Views: 5789

Re: IKA Renewal Heads Up

I am pretty certain that if you do not renew the book you will not receive any IKA treatment until it is renewed. Not necessarily so. My two penn'orth for what it's worth. As I mentioned elsewhere, I am engaged in a long-running battle with the social security system, one front of which is the refu...
by Clio
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The Greek Ombudsman
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: The Greek Ombudsman

I’m afraid I don't have a lot for your comfort, Glenn, just a lot of sympathy for a predicament which is depressingly familiar to many of us. I’m not sure what it is about Greek officialdom, but I do understand that it’s deep-rooted in literally Byzantine aspects of Greek culture which are quite ali...
by Clio
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Flights Stansted Summer 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: Flights Stansted Summer 2018

Many thanks.
by Clio
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Good Old Lidls
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

Re: Good Old Lidls

All I grow is weeds.


You know what they say here, Warwick. One (mad English) man’s weeds are a another (wise Cretan) man’s delicious, nourishing, cheap lunch...

Gorgeous pics, Daisy.

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