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by john4d
Mon May 22, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: A Cautionary Tale
Replies: 9
Views: 3513

A Cautionary Tale

I returned to Crete in early April having spent some time back in the UK. Two days after my return I visited my bank to have my book account brought up to date. I use the account to pay my Electricity Bill by direct debit. I handed over my book and the cashier accessed my account on her computer. “Y...
by john4d
Sun May 21, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Lawyer - anybody knows him?
Replies: 40
Views: 9576

Re: Lawyer - anybody knows him?

As usual Warwick you do a lot of research before contributing to this board, but no research can tell us what we will get for our houses in the unlikely event that after Brexit we are forced to leave Crete. We only know that the resulting fire sale will produce significantly lower prices than are cu...
by john4d
Sun May 21, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: No Water
Replies: 8
Views: 2454

Re: No Water

Talking about water storage tanks, my cousin who lives in Western Australia isn't on what they call 'scheme water' and like many other people collects the water off the large steel roof which covers their single storey house and veranda. This goes into a very large tank. This lasts a family of 4 for...
by john4d
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Gluten Free Dairy Free
Replies: 14
Views: 5968

Re: Gluten Free Dairy Free

yes altohb, I've just bought gluten free Fusilli and Spaghetti from Lidl
by john4d
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bagpipe Player Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

Re: Bagpipe Player Wanted

If I suggest you just strangle a cat then both the animal lovers and the bagpipe lovers will be after me, so perhaps I'd better not.
by john4d
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Staying In
Replies: 23
Views: 5435

Re: Staying In

Surely it's part of the EU's 'Master Plan' to subjugate the individual member counties and turn the EU itself into a super state? It already has "Ambassadors", formerly a role representing their country in another. The EU turns up at the G8, a meeting of the 8 most powerful economies in th...
by john4d
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Campervans in Crete .
Replies: 6
Views: 2868

Re: Campervans in Crete .

I believe 'Wild Camping' is illegal in Greece, though I've done it many times without a problem, including once where the campsite I intended to use was closed and I parked in the gateway of an Industrial Unit by the side of the main road. I was gone long before any vehicles turned up though looking...
by john4d
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Visa Waiver System
Replies: 37
Views: 10028

Re: Visa Waiver System

Warwick wrote For clarity the UK, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania are all members of the EU but are not in the Schengen Zone. but he left out the Republic of Ireland which has an opt out. Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania do not have an opt out, but have yet to join, subtle difference. The fact that the Rep...
by john4d
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Round and Round We Go
Replies: 74
Views: 17374

Re: Round and Round We Go

Apologies Nigel and everyone else on this forum for my misleading you with my claim of 84% turnout, it was late and I skim read headlines. It was the Scottish Independence referendum which had an 84% turnout. The figure you quote is the correct one. Nevertheless my basic point is still valid. The tu...
by john4d
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Round and Round We Go
Replies: 74
Views: 17374

Re: Round and Round We Go

Nigel's well reasoned argument fails to address the ethical question I posed. One assumes that asserting parliaments supremacy by referring the triggering of Article 50 back to them is not just a 'paper exercise', for them to rubber stamp the governments decision. The MP's will vote according to the...
by john4d
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Round and Round We Go
Replies: 74
Views: 17374

Re: Round and Round We Go

Warwick, you've supplied a legal answer which I'm sure knowing you is correct. However I tried to pose the question as one of ethics. One could of course take the view that the law must always be followed otherwise we have anarchy, but where would that have left the suffragettes or in more recent ti...
by john4d
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Round and Round We Go
Replies: 74
Views: 17374

Re: Round and Round We Go

What an interesting debate. Every country elects "local" members to parliament or a senate etc to make laws and govern the country for the people, it's a semi sensible way of doing things, even here in Greece. (See how I got that in to make it relevant for this forum, Caroline and Clio). O...
by john4d
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cretan Energy
Replies: 6
Views: 2462

Re: Cretan Energy

The efficiency figures quoted are as new. All panels lose efficiency every year during their nominal 25 year life. Not all panels deteriorate at the same rate, so it's worth taking that into account during the purchasing decision. The other thing to consider is the inverter. (This turns the low volt...
by john4d
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Mobile wifi
Replies: 13
Views: 5079

Re: Mobile wifi

Hi Doris It looks as if you have to change the APN, which doesn't look too difficult. Connect your mifi to your computer with a USB cable, access its software using your preferred browser, type something like 192.168.0.1 into the address bar (It depends on the MiFi manufacturer) enter the user name ...
by john4d
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Mobile wifi
Replies: 13
Views: 5079

Re: Mobile wifi

Hi Doris

I'm pretty sure that you cannot use a UK mifi unit in Greece, even if unlocked. They are configured for one mobile phone company. They can be re-configured for use in Crete but it is not easy (well not for me :D ) There is a lot of information on the internet re this subject.

John

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