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  • in reply to: Internet service #45807
    lucyjordan
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        Thanks Andrew and Gem for the info. Looks like we’ll have to go down the satellite route! Can you give me the details of the supplier, Gem? Would appreciate any info.

        in reply to: Electricity Bills to rise steeply #44721
        lucyjordan
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            Whilst this may seem a detour from the original post, can anyone tell me where the VAT on the estimated bill is refunded is shown on the actual meter read bill? I can see where the estimated electricity usage has been credited but not the VAT, I thought it was because of the new bill style that I could not find it but looking at previous bills I am still mystified.

            in reply to: Clover like plants #42033
            lucyjordan
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                Thanks to everyone for the information, they now don’t sound quite as daunting as first feared. Will learn to live with them and enjoy them while they last.

                in reply to: Clover like plants #41831
                lucyjordan
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                    Thanks Donny and Latsida for the quick replies. I agree that they are lovely plants that make the olive groves either side of my property look lovely especially when they are in full bloom. Looks like I will have to embrace this small plant or spend my retirement fighting it!

                    in reply to: Older cars #42411
                    lucyjordan
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                        Whilst this question is slightly off track, does anyone know the position for exporting a UK car within six months and returning with another UK car for a further period? We currently own two cars in the UK and intend driving back in October. We would like to be able to return in late March/April and cannot decide whether to sell both cars whilst we are back in the UK.

                        in reply to: Bats in the belfry!! #41590
                        lucyjordan
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                            Whilst we have no problem with the bats themselves, its the place that they have decided to reside in that is the problem. As it is the gap between two floors accessed via the front porchway and staining, from what we can only assume is droppings, is already visible. We will wait and see if they vacate the premises and then seal the gaps up.

                            in reply to: Metal gates and fencing #41578
                            lucyjordan
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                                Many thanks for the suggestions, am going to Lakonia next week so will look out for Michalis’ place.

                                in reply to: Internet usage #41737
                                lucyjordan
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                                    We are unable to get landline internet in our village but we have Forthnet satellite internet combined with Nova which comes as a package at a reduced cost for both services. Whilst the internet has a fair play policy it does not charge if you exceed the limit but instead slows down the speed. We watch BBC iPlayer, use skype and download movies all without any noticeable problems.

                                    in reply to: Shrubs for a windbreak #42311
                                    lucyjordan
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                                        Many thanks for all the suggestions, I will try our local garden centres, where they seem to be pretty good on plants names.
                                        The choice seems to be fantastic, much better that I had hoped for. If I can find any of Scooby’s suggestions, I’ll let you know where they stock them.

                                        in reply to: Buildings and Contents Insurance #41265
                                        lucyjordan
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                                            We’re in the Elounda area.

                                            in reply to: From Crete to Venice or Ancona? #41691
                                            lucyjordan
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                                                Having just arrived back this morning, I would agree that Ancona is the better option. We went via Venice in January and back by Ancona yesterday. We found the ships on the Ancona route much newer, more comfortable and dog friendly. Plus the road network from Ancona to the Swiss border was quieter and less taxing that the road from Venice.
                                                This is the third time we have made this journey and would have previously argued for the Venice route as you have two nights to relax before the long journey home, but now they have changed the the ships and only the older Anek Kriti I and II do this route. We also managed to avoid the dreaded French toll roads and found the journey better and just as quick. Whichever way you chose have a safe and pleasant trip.

                                                in reply to: coal #38721
                                                lucyjordan
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                                                    Coal sounds great! Does anyone know if its available in the Elounda region?

                                                    lucyjordan

                                                    in reply to: Importing my pet Staffie #34079
                                                    lucyjordan
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                                                        Thank you all so much for the information, feeling much more positive now about the move. Will contact Thomas Air on Monday and take it from there. Again many thanks.

                                                        in reply to: Importing my pet Staffie #33805
                                                        lucyjordan
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                                                            Many thanks for all the information- most gratefully received. Unfortunately the link sent by Kathleen is out of date. The French have now decided that Staffies and any other dog that looks like a Bull terrier (Cross breed or not) i.e short muscular body, short hair and broad head must be a Bull terrier and will not be allowed into France regardless of what its passport states. Looks like the only way is to fly him out.

                                                            in reply to: Importing my pet Staffie #33149
                                                            lucyjordan
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                                                                I have been informed that Staffies are on the dangerous dogs list in both France and Germany and cannot travel there. This may be incorrect but do not want to risk it especially as the law seems to change on a daily basis. Do you know if Greece includes Staffies as dangerous? Hopefully, they don’t as we would be heatrbroken not to be able to bring him as he is a wonderful member of the family and as soft as butter. Thanks for the recommendation. I will contact airpets.com

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