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by Brian c
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Holidaymaker questions
Replies: 25
Views: 4058

I holiday in the agios nicolaos area 2 or 3 times a year and regularly use plastic and cash machines no problem, other than if I use i.e. visa, there is a small iritating charge for exchange from sterling to euro rate included when my bill comes in. cost of living ??? varies a lot depending on what ...
by Brian c
Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Break In ..
Replies: 50
Views: 7398

Just another point on break ins. My home was broken into a number of years ago in Britain, when the police arrived and found that we were insured, they advised that the theives could return, as they know that when valuable electrical good for example have been stolen, if insured they tend to be repl...
by Brian c
Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: brian and andrew a place in greece
Replies: 54
Views: 34500

I watched the show for the scenery and any tips I may pick up, to be honest I found both Brian and Andrew extremely iritating and untrustworthy, but would wish anyone well battling against an illness. ...... married ???? a legal partnership maybe. ... a debate I'm probabley best to avoid.
by Brian c
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Paul Hooper - Shock and sadness
Replies: 46
Views: 14053

only ever had a few posts and e-mails from Paul, passing on advice, he always came across well ,,,sad
by Brian c
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: burglary
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

burglary

Over the last couple of years I have noticed quite a few reports and posts on house break ins on Crete, this is something that was unheard of a few years back, I just wondered what your thoughts were on people installing burglar alarms on their properties, or is this felt that you are just advertisi...
by Brian c
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: cost of living 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4050

Once again thanks to everyone that contributed. :) The last few comments & e-mails have been advising that some prices are a little on the high side so I have adjusted the overall totals to suit. and edited the opening post which is now up to date. Please note the figures I am quoting are an ave...
by Brian c
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: cost of living 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4050

Hi carolina :) the above is based on 2 adults living a moderate lifestyle The figures have been gathered over 3 years and adjusted and corrected and tweeked as people from this site and a couple of others contact me. i.e ITEM 2 Some have told me they spend around €5000 euro on groceries and toiletri...
by Brian c
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: cost of living 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4050

Thanks to everyone that contributed this year and in the past. It would appear that like everywhere else in the world we have a small increase in costs on last year and from the various comments and e-mails our ”cost of living” figure is reasonably accurate. To anyone that’s looking at this for the ...
by Brian c
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car rental from Iraklion
Replies: 12
Views: 3044

snap with a few above, we have used "athens cars" many many times and never had a problem.
by Brian c
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: cost of living 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4050

Thanks for that Satcure ..I will edit the above list to suit. Kathywil ..glad to hear you do ok on a lot less cause the list is starting to get scary, but that obviously includes everything you may wish to use we can think of .... I doubt very much many of us will use everything on the lists , I am ...
by Brian c
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: cost of living 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4050

cost of living 2011

It’s that time of year again, for the last couple of years I have put together a “cost of living” list , with the generous help from a lot of contributors living on Crete, largely on this and a couple of other sites. I am now looking to update the list as much as possible, so any input would be much...
by Brian c
Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: A few more pictures
Replies: 35
Views: 5793

P.S. I see you stayed in the warm to take the pictures. LOL :D dambed right, We are off on holiday this week and obviously couldnt get flights at this time of year to anywhere in Greece so elected to stay home rather than go to the canaries or tunisia for the sun ......as it is the local airports ar...
by Brian c
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: A few more pictures
Replies: 35
Views: 5793

as always, super photos filippos :D here are a couple of snaps from my house,,,just to let you see what you are missing back in sunny Britain [url] http://i54.tinypic.com/5frksk.jpg [/url] [url] http://i56.tinypic.com/2lwm89s.jpg [/url][/img] anyone for a snowball fight :wink:
by Brian c
Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Crete photos
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

filippos
as always ..fabulous
by Brian c
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: small boat prices
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

thanks Jon ,,RYA is a good tip and one I may follow up ..if I procceed with the boat thing, may for the moment stick to under 25hp

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