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by johnincrete
Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Can I bank a cheque drawn in sterling
Replies: 28
Views: 5514

Wow! It's all too complicated

Conflicting advice from the experts. My income is from my private pension (fixed day every month) and the state pension (4-weekly) and, as the result of the totally unlamented Gordon Brown, a life-time of saving for a comfortable retirement has resulted in an income on which I just get by. So there ...
by johnincrete
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Dry Sherry - good quality; Thai foodstuff
Replies: 7
Views: 2108

No joy

Visited several supermarkets and did not find sherry. I did get a bottle of port from Lidl ready for next year's christmas cooking! I found Green Curry paste at AB - it remains to be seen how close to Thai green curry it is. Actually, I did not expect to find sherry in a supermarket. I expect it is ...
by johnincrete
Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Petrol Proces
Replies: 8
Views: 1924

Price variation

On a trip westwards from Chania last Friday, I noted prices in excess of 1.70. In Chania, 1.65 is easily found & I have seen today 3 at 1.64 (2 Shell and 1 JetOil) Don't know about eastwards - I rarely go that way. Haven't been up the "Souda Bank" recently so don't know what that usual...
by johnincrete
Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Postal delays
Replies: 31
Views: 6278

Got 'em

Presented chit & got all three missing parcels that had been held together with an elastic band.

There's a lesson to be learned: if parcel is urgent make sure it comes by courier with a tracking system.
by johnincrete
Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Can I bank a cheque drawn in sterling
Replies: 28
Views: 5514

Thanks filippos

I'll head for Bank of Greece tomorrow taking passport etc.

When you withdraw from the sterling account, do you get euros to spend?
by johnincrete
Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Can I bank a cheque drawn in sterling
Replies: 28
Views: 5514

Can I bank a cheque drawn in sterling

I could get the answer by queuing (spelling?) at a bank where I have a savings account - the only one I could get when I arrived in Crete with cash but experience suggests there are people knowledgeable enough and kind enough to save my time! I have received a cheque for over £1000. Do Greek banks a...
by johnincrete
Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Postal delays
Replies: 31
Views: 6278

Delayed letter

Received today letter containing tax refund that was posted 26th November

Also chit for non delivery of parcel: I was at home all day & buzzer is so loud that it would have woken me from my after-lunch nap. Conveniently, no time is on the chit.
by johnincrete
Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Dry Sherry - good quality; Thai foodstuff
Replies: 7
Views: 2108

Thanks Dave

I will investigate when I am next that way.
by johnincrete
Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Postal delays
Replies: 31
Views: 6278

Postal delays

I have 3 parcels somewhere in the post. 1 posted in November 1 from Amazon due 20th 1 from Scotland posted 1st week of December Usually, parcels bigger than can go in the letter box are taken back to the Post Office and a very small slip is left. Has anyone ever tried to find a parcel without the sl...
by johnincrete
Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Dry Sherry - good quality; Thai foodstuff
Replies: 7
Views: 2108

Dry Sherry - good quality; Thai foodstuff

Does anyone know where I can get a bottle of good quality dry sherry? Ditto, Thai foodstuffs I know that some "village" wine is a bit sherrry-like & is OK for cooking but I want the real thing. My new Steamer Cookery book has many receipes that require Thai or Chinese sauces, spices et...
by johnincrete
Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Disco Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Thanks

Got the disco lights for 35€. Great success at the party. THey have different types - I got "Party Lights" - each light in a hexagonal box, six grouped round the controller
by johnincrete
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Disco Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Thanks Paul

I know the shop - I've bought bits and pieces in the past. They'll probably sell me a microphone as well!
by johnincrete
Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Disco Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Disco Lights

Planning teenager's Christmas Party. I have Karioke & music videos. I need some flashing lights as per discos etc. I've got flashing Christmas lights but they are a bit "tame"

Does anyone know where I can get them from - buy or hire.
Reasonable distance of Chania.
by johnincrete
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: New Life Chania: Protestant Christian Church
Replies: 2
Views: 2227

Now Sunday

The meeting times have changed to 12.00 midday to 2.00pm
by johnincrete
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car Tires
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

wot rotten typing!

It looked OK when I previewed it but I missed the errors

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