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by johnincrete
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Walkers on the National Road
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Walkers on the National Road

As I drove last evening along the National Road between Chania and Kalives, I passed many people in small groups and singles walking but not in "normal" hikers gear. I made a mental note to be very careful when I returned in the dark. Sure enough, in the dark, there were more walkers, some...
by johnincrete
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Electric Bill
Replies: 75
Views: 9921

Re: Electric Bill

I too have not received the electicity bill yet. Is there any way - preferably on-line - that I can check if my bill has been issued but is "lost in te post"
by johnincrete
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Refugees
Replies: 33
Views: 4736

Re: Refugees

Just imagine. A foreign power decides to take over Crete. Daily, towns such as Chania are bombed and many are rendered homeless. Many are killed and there are many orphans. OK, we ex pats can return to UK but imagine you are a Cretan with two young children. You decide to flee the danger and accept ...
by johnincrete
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Do you live in west Crete?
Replies: 19
Views: 3697

Re: Do you live in west Crete?

Apokorunas - or Little England as I used to call it - is NOT Western Crete: there's ton's more. Chania is the West's biggest town and is an excellent place to live either in the old quarters or on the outskirts with either sea or mountain views or both. I can't recommend the tourist towns (villages?...
by johnincrete
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: A3 Printing
Replies: 8
Views: 1154

Re: A3 Printing

You could try what we know as "eleni's" which is on the street from the court square to town. It is a large stationery shop that supplies school stuff but we have had printing from a PDF on a USB stick and A3 printing (but not together). Now is a good time to try before half the town's mot...
by johnincrete
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Proxy BBC I player
Replies: 8
Views: 1509

Re: Proxy BBC I player

I regularly access the BBC Radio site using Firefox. I do not have a VPN. I tried to play a programme and was told not available in my country. I have tried to play some Youtube clips (rugby) and some are refused. I have also tried to use Western Union on-line to send money from my UK bank to Nigeri...
by johnincrete
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 15% Electricity discount!
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Re: 15% Electricity discount!

Just got my electricity bill and it was accompanied by a leaflet, all in Greek, with "15%" in large type. Will try to get it translated
by johnincrete
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Long term rent - Wanted
Topic: 3-bed house or apartment Chania
Replies: 4
Views: 1400

Re: 3-bed house or apartment Chania

cty or immediate outskirts

currently living near DEH.
by johnincrete
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Corned Beef - Ouch
Replies: 48
Views: 5041

Re: Corned Beef - Ouch

Thanks alansmithnl I will take the spec for a can opener to my local garage who I am sure will have two vices and a leaf spring or two. Meanwhile, Warwick, where do you get your corned beef from? I remember long ago getting packs of pre-sliced corned beef from Sainsbury's - so much easier but needed...
by johnincrete
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Corned Beef - Ouch
Replies: 48
Views: 5041

Corned Beef - Ouch

Sometimes, I long for a corned beef sandwich. Yesterday was such a time and I got the tin out of the cupboard. Why do all the manufacturers insist on using the rectangular tin that is opened with a key? As usual, opening failed when the strip of metal broke leaving the can partly opened. Much heavin...
by johnincrete
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Long term rent - Wanted
Topic: 3-bed house or apartment Chania
Replies: 4
Views: 1400

Re: 3-bed house or apartment Chania

They need 4 bedrooms now so I guess it's a house they want
by johnincrete
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Which phone and which scheme?
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Which phone and which scheme?

Soon, I will have to pay for my internet access. Currently I don't have a land line. Is there any company who will supply a deal to cover land line, internet and mobile phone. I call UK and Nigeria often and want it to be more frequent.
by johnincrete
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Referendum (2) SPLIT from "Too good to be true?" post
Replies: 170
Views: 17217

Re: Referendum (2) SPLIT from "Too good to be true?" post

There is the old but relevent joke: How do you tell if a politician is lying? His lips are moving! Quite obviously, we have been told many lies and have been subjected to statistics given a false slant. We have many inductrial and financial "leaders" who (naturally?) state the view that is...
by johnincrete
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Photos
Replies: 15
Views: 1942

Re: Photos

To me, the brilliance of Phil's photos is that he saw what many of us do not see and he is quick enough to take the photo. It's like the artist who paints a landscape, not like a photo but with some part or with colours that seem impossible to the ordinary eye but correct in the whole. I would like ...
by johnincrete
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Long term rent - Wanted
Topic: 3-bed house or apartment Chania
Replies: 4
Views: 1400

3-bed house or apartment Chania

Long term rental required in Chania. 3 beds, and parking for professional couple

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