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by Brian c
Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: cost of living 2012
Replies: 54
Views: 25538

cost of living 2012

OK here we go, I am opening this post this year with a certain amount of trepidation. The following figures for those that haven’t seen it before are a VERY ROUGH guide for people that are looking to make a life on Crete/Greece, kindly put together by the folks on this and other sites offering a lot...
by Brian c
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

As always, the photos are terrific and always bring a smile :D
by Brian c
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

terrific photos as always Filippos, but by jings it looks cold :)
by Brian c
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: living greek for a week Channel 4
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Thats the media for you Fillipos, we all know dambed well that almost every country on the planets political leaders are at the fiddle. Britains politicians were caught at it earlier in the year and it made headlines for a month or 2 ....how many of them went to prison or were properly reprimanded >...
by Brian c
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: living greek for a week Channel 4
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

saw it, found it quite intresting, and basicly just confirmed what most of us knew. ...its a different culture that pays little tax (if they can avoid it) and thats just one reason the country is in a financial mess ...but on the other hand, in Britain we all moan that we pay to much.
by Brian c
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: If I were from Greece...
Replies: 74
Views: 7919

al'Miral,
I liked that last post and totally agree :)
by Brian c
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: If I were from Greece...
Replies: 74
Views: 7919

a recent financial papers report ... a Greek an Italian and an Irishman order a round of drinks in a bar .....who pays ????

the German :wink:
by Brian c
Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Robberies
Replies: 39
Views: 7146

intresting thread a "home" alarm will put off the casual theif only, a pro will get round it. and as someone else stated " who will go and investigate these days". In Britain the police no longer respond to domestic alarms as there are so many idiots out there that dont install t...
by Brian c
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Illness and Death
Replies: 23
Views: 2752

John
Thanks for those figures, so in the cold light of day you need to have around 7000 put aside for such an occasion.
by Brian c
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: At Least ELectricity's Cheap.
Replies: 22
Views: 4087

Don't tell them its cheap !!!!!! it will be overloaded with tax before long if the powers that be find out.
by Brian c
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 728

as always filippos
thanks
Brian c :D
by Brian c
Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Free antivirus software
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

I have used AVG with no problems in the past, however with prompting of my geek son I switched to Comodo ( http://www.comodo.com/ ) the free version and found it to be just as good if not even better
by Brian c
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Riots in the UK
Replies: 141
Views: 12974

Topdriller put it very well and the last few posters (fuzer,Scooby, greekboy, al’miral) all make good points, no one has come across as biased or racist, all just making observations that many, many people have given thought to over the years ..indeed Enoch Powel was talking of it back in the late 6...
by Brian c
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: A few more photos
Replies: 11
Views: 1449

terrific photos as always Filippos ..thourghly enjoyed them :D

and Cashey I'm with you on the Christos the pelican affair, lets hope the locals get them first.

Brian
by Brian c
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Holidaymaker questions
Replies: 25
Views: 4076

fillipos..never thought of the smaller villages having a problem with plastic thanks for that ..now that I think about it , I do tend to use the cash machines in agios nicolaos and distribute the cash taken round the villages, and Fuzer i will try that restuarant next time we are over :)

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