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by GlennB
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The cost of removals, Greece to UK
Replies: 3
Views: 745

The cost of removals, Greece to UK

We used Nomad to get out here, but can't for the life of us remember the rough cost. I contacted them but they wanted me to use their online system, which would have involved endless clicking of items. Our removals will be about the equivalent of a 2-bed house, with a fair few odd bits of furniture....
by GlennB
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Overseas Voters
Replies: 28
Views: 8241

Re: Overseas Voters

We’re still waiting for our proxies in the UK to hear from the Electoral people so that they can complete their forms ... Our daughter is our proxy and said today that she hadn't received the ballot papers yet. Our old council told me by email that it's sending out the second of two batches tomorro...
by GlennB
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Cosmote What’s Up
Replies: 4
Views: 1779

Re: Cosmote What’s Up

Is anyone else having problems with What’s Up app and cosmote myinternet. Always working fine, then last couple of days neither is working , so unable to check internet usage or buy minutes to phone Uk/abroad. :? :cry: I don't use WhatsApp for calls, just messages, so might be well wide of the mark...
by GlennB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Overseas Voters
Replies: 28
Views: 8241

Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

GlennB, I have downloaded the form for my husband I to apply to have a proxy vote on our behalf but I can’t find the relevant form for the proxy to make an application to make a postal vote on our behalf; can you or anyone point me in the right direction please? They're different forms from a norma...
by GlennB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Overseas Voters
Replies: 28
Views: 8241

Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

You can even have a postal proxy. Our proxy gets a postal vote on our behalf, as she lives a long way from our constituency. There's much less chance of a delay with the post that way.
by GlennB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EHIC CARD LOST
Replies: 27
Views: 3299

Re: EHIC CARD LOST

Both paid for by NHS not the EU so fundamentally what's the difference? It's a reciprocal benefit. But, more to the immediate point, it isn't designed for permanent expat residents, just visitors. You might have been lucky to be able to use it but you can't expect that luck to continue and certainl...
by GlennB
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: EHIC CARD LOST
Replies: 27
Views: 3299

Re: EHIC CARD LOST

Your right Bob. Makes me sick as a parrot! I can't see why they will continue to cover S1 people (maybe only for 6 months of course) but are taking away the EHIC!!!! So mean and unfair.....AGAIN! The EHIC was only ever meant for emergency treatment for visitors. It sounds to me like you've got away...
by GlennB
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Quiet Hours
Replies: 10
Views: 2393

Re: Quiet Hours

We're certainly aware of it, but I'm not sure that many others around here are ;)
by GlennB
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: What are "skneepa"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: What are "skneepa"?

Kilkis wrote:Literally they are called άμμος μύγες (ammos meeges). I am not sure if there is an alternative colloquial name for them. They are much bigger than Σκνίπες.

Warwick


Not sure I've ever seen one, just suffered from their attentions.

Nuke them from orbit, it's the only way to be sure!
by GlennB
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: What are "skneepa"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: What are "skneepa"?

Biting midges is what we call them, and they're so small they can get through standard bug mesh. The bites don't irritate for very long. The real buggers are the local equivalent of sand flies, that lurk in dry undergrowth and chew your ankles. They'll even fly up your trousers to have a bite. Their...
by GlennB
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Overseas Voters
Replies: 28
Views: 8241

Re: Overseas Voters

Yep, cheers, we're switching to proxy after our postal votes arrived very late last time.
by GlennB
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Driving
Replies: 32
Views: 4942

Re: Driving

...And ignore the idiots who are riding the clutch with one hand on the horn to "scream" as soon as the light goes to green... I wouldn't assume that someone using their horn very briefly when the lights turn green is an indication of impatience in Crete. For some reason that I can never ...
by GlennB
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Food in Supermarkets
Replies: 40
Views: 6713

Re: UK Food in Supermarkets

Kilkis wrote:Me neither Glen. As long as it's not Izal I don't really care. Now that was bad.

Warwick


Yep, I'm of that age too :)
by GlennB
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Food in Supermarkets
Replies: 40
Views: 6713

Re: UK Food in Supermarkets

Danged if I can see the difference between Greek toilet paper and UK t.p.

You folks sure you're not hanging kitchen roll on the bathroom wall ?? 8)
by GlennB
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Food in Supermarkets
Replies: 40
Views: 6713

Re: UK Food in Supermarkets

Seems like a funny time to try to sell Brit products in the EU, especially if it involves a fairly expensive trip to scout individual supermarkets.

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