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by johnincrete
Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Any diabetics in Crete?
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Diabetes UK

Yes, you can get some very generalised info from Diabetes UK and there is lots more on the internet particularly from USA. What is very clear about the desease is that you need healthcare advice for your personal situation and often you see "as advised by your healthcare professional" - wh...
by johnincrete
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Any diabetics in Crete?
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Any diabetics in Crete?

So far, I have found a remarkable lack of knowledge in healthcare for diabetics considering that the latest estimate is that 1 in 3 suffer from type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes and would like to share your experiences in Crete, diet and exercise advice etc please email me using an email address...
by johnincrete
Wed May 26, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Fly screens
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Thanks for the idea

Actually, I bought a glue gun several years ago and have never used it.
Now I'll have a good time thinking about the label. I suppose I could be boring & use a standard warning symbol but perhaps it could become a picture gallery
by johnincrete
Thu May 20, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Long term rent - Wanted
Topic: Wanted: one bed apartment Chania & to the West
Replies: 0
Views: 1452

Wanted: one bed apartment Chania & to the West

Wanted 1 bed apartment/bungalow in good nick unfurnished long term rental either in Chania or to the West. For active 70-year old i.e. quiet. Good balcony a plus point. Need car parking space.
Happy to pay by standing order between UK banks or cash here.
Must be properly registered.
by johnincrete
Thu May 20, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: DEH electricity Bill
Replies: 9
Views: 3257

Thanks Paul

Saved me much time & is probably better than I could have done
by johnincrete
Tue May 18, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: DEH electricity Bill
Replies: 9
Views: 3257

DEH electricity Bill

I was about to sit with my Greek granddaughter to translate the bill so I could understand what I'm paying for. Working on the principle that one should avoid re-inventing the wheel, has anyone actually done it? I was thinking of photocopying, adding comments to the photocopy & then scanning in ...
by johnincrete
Tue May 18, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Fly screens
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Lidl door

I cannot recommend this. After much effort, got the door made & hung but it is so bowed that it is useless - over 5cm gap at top corner. Maybe the tension required to keep the netting taut is too much for the very flimsy frame. Magnetic "catches" useless. I am fitting proper catches wi...
by johnincrete
Tue May 18, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New Ferry from Chania
Replies: 5
Views: 1954

Blue Star Ferry - 3 economy classes

I see from the Blue Star web site that there are 3 economy classes: Super Economy (fare 19.00), Special (25.00) and just plain Economy (30.00)
Does anyone know what you get for your money?
by johnincrete
Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Dietician required
Replies: 0
Views: 1025

Dietician required

Does anyone know of a qualified dietician?
Ideally Chania area but will travel
by johnincrete
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Receipts & how to get them
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Receipts & how to get them

What can you do if, say, a garage refuses to give a receipt?
Too late if you've already filled up.
Perhaps a Greek speaker will tell me how to say "I will want a receipt" before a purchase is made but it might be a bit insulting to vendors who are honest & would give a receipt anyway.
by johnincrete
Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Changes in ex-pat healthcare arrangements.
Replies: 38
Views: 8608

No forms, no info

After renewing my IKA book and getting the now-famouse stamp, I asked about the forms and was told that the doctor wiyld give me one. Went to reception counter & the helpful young lady looked at the Information leaflet with some amazement - she knew nothing about it. Went to doctor and he knew n...
by johnincrete
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: New Life Chania: Protestant Christian Church
Replies: 2
Views: 2150

New Life Chania: Protestant Christian Church

We are inviting all English speaking people in Chania & to the West to join our services on SATURDAY evenings starting at 6.00pm.
Enquiries to NewLifeChania@gmail.com or phone 6940642178

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