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by john4d
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Internet connection for visitors
Replies: 13
Views: 4380

Re: Internet connection for visitors

My UK Mobile phone operator does not allow tethering outside of the UK
by john4d
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Heraklion Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 2980

Re: Heraklion Airport

How to hijack a perfectly good thread.

After a hard Brexit won't we get our Inter Europe Duty Free Back & Duty Free Alcohol?
by john4d
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Where are the cats?
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Re: Where are the cats?

I thought the Taverna owners bred new kittens every year for the start of the tourist season. Ahh look at that kitten, isn't it cute.
by john4d
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 238
Views: 42896

Re: Greek Driving Licence

Warwick Some years ago I visited a KEP to enquire about swapping my UK driving licence (EU style) for a Greek one. I was told I had to have it translated into Greek. I pointed out those things you have already mentioned and that the only items to translate were my name, which wouldn't need translati...
by john4d
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Please settle a wager .
Replies: 13
Views: 3445

Re: Please settle a wager .

Ivy is not a parasite it uses its 'suckers' like a drunk, for support only. As mentioned earlier it often grows on the walls of houses, there's not much succour in bricks and mortar. It also grows on dead trees. Popular belief is that the Ivy has killed the tree, this is not usually the case. As pre...
by john4d
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Public Water Fountains
Replies: 10
Views: 2339

Re: Public Water Fountains

Public Toilets are almost extinct because of excessive vandalism. Not just the occasional isolated instance, but regular and frequent. Repaired and reopened within a week they can be targeted again. In addition the frequent cleaning because of deliberate fouling is also a problem. This is especially...
by john4d
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: We're Back!
Replies: 8
Views: 2111

Re: We're Back!

And I thought it was me :D
by john4d
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Chania's Dam to open next month
Replies: 12
Views: 4600

Re: Chania's Dam to open next month

Any plans for a crocodile? :wink:
by john4d
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Lightning damage
Replies: 10
Views: 3407

Re: Lightning damage

When I worked for the power industry in the UK Midlands we had in our central control room access to a very powerful 'radar' system. This showed in real time every lightening strike in the UK, out over the North Sea and even into Holland. The colour screen was coded so every new strike was shown in ...
by john4d
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: sky tv
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

Re: sky tv

I had this problem. I have a skybox and a non sky box. I could receive sky on my non sky box (Free to air and encrypted) but not on my sky box, I reluctantly pruned the olive tree that was overhanging the dish increasing the signal quality to 36%, the sky box then initiated ok. It would appear that ...
by john4d
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Vodafone 4G
Replies: 3
Views: 1800

Re: Vodafone 4G

Thanks for that post. I could make calls ok and I still have all my credits, minutes etc but I was totally unable to connect to the internet when I had a 4g signal. Now it's dropped to 3g my internet has returned. Mystery solved.

John
by john4d
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Organ donation in Greece
Replies: 15
Views: 3390

Re: Organ donation in Greece

When my late wife had an operation in Heraklion University Hospital she was asked to provide so many units of blood. Greek, German and USA friends donated at Chania Hospital on her behalf. When I tried to donate I was refused for the reasons stated in previous posts.However because I had turned up a...
by john4d
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Lessons or Books
Replies: 33
Views: 7281

Re: Greek Lessons or Books

Good joke Warwick, but apparently after lots of research they decided that the 'rule' didn't actually work and they have officially dropped it. Only oldies like you and me remember it.
by john4d
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Half Litre Pyrex Measuring Jug
Replies: 33
Views: 13192

Re: Half Litre Pyrex Measuring Jug

Thanks Margarita, but maybe Tesco would be easier and cheaper!

John
by john4d
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: postal service
Replies: 21
Views: 6054

Re: postal service

I understand that the Post Office in Vamos gets the mail delivered to it and collected from it at 7 am, which incidentally is before it opens to the public. It is therefore not possible to send it on the day of posting. Any mail posted on a Friday won't leave until 7 am Monday. This isn't a problem ...

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