john g.

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About john g.

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    john g.
  • Birthday 07/05/1952

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  • Location Greece
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Southend-on-Sea , Essex , England
  • Gender Male
  • Interests Being is better than not being and helping foreigners understand the German insurance system. It´s what I do..for better or for worse...

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  1. BREXIT positives and negatives

    Remember Dennis Healey! " like getting savaged by a dead sheep." 👍😂
  2. Odd news Watch this 4 year old scouted by Arsenal! He's better than most players at my mob, Southend United!
  3. What made you laugh today?

    So our broken car - for the past three weeks -... Mechanic Jiorgos phoned today.. " The engine is fixed. Just waiting for a spare part to come in the bus in two hours and I will bring the car to your village at about 7 pm." ( about 20 kilometres away )..   Later: " hello, John. Problem.. the spare part was not on the bus. It will come later." It didn't!😂 So we will phone tomorrow morning and if the car is ready.. bloody hell, yet another taxi there!! And pick the bloody thing up!😂   Trials and tribulations! 
  4. Why are you happy today?

    A load off our minds. We are off to Hamburg next week. We will not return to Crete for several months ( house and office house will be locked up)..   But what about the four resident cats? Mr Grey, Molly, Robin and Mickey.. who have houses in the patio and quite like living in the patio and eating...   We are entrusting a lovely local Albanian lady, who loves animals , with the key to the patio. She will feed them with the food we will leave in sacks, water the plants, take care of any " dead mice " etc for those months. She will also get money from us ( though she was too shy to ask ). She can then help with feeding her kids and the rest of it. Her husband is a day worker if he can get work ( low paid)..   Win win. We are happy for her and the cats and for ourselves - we will worry less about the cats ' winter lives here.
  5. What are you cooking today?

    Ha, emkay! I love boiled potatoes with parsley and always ordered it for over 20 years at a seminar hotel at the North Sea area in Germany  ( village of Dangast ) but my dearly missed Irish-American buddy Tom from da Bronx NEVER. " My mother, Mary, was a lousy cook. Every f... day.. boiled f... potatoes."😂😇  
  6. 3G in Restaurants?

    Haven't had a joint for 30 years, Mike!😂 Your use of the word joint reminds me of the old Chicago gangster movies!😇😂
  7. Why are you unhappy today? One of the negative side effects of football fans being free to go to matches in these Covid times-the yobs are also free🙁 In this case, not in the stadium and a 63 year old man is fighting for his life.   And yet more idiots went to Belgium:
  8. What made you laugh today?

    We had a hot chocolate in a cafe today! They also brought us each a glass for water ( normal here ) but forgot the water!😂 Didn't matter! It was a bit cold today!
  9. English-speaking midwives

    Birth giver's cheese cake? Not sure I'm up to date!😣
  10. English-speaking midwives

    I want to know what English-speaking midwives eat!
  11. The Vent - NO CHAT!!!

    Ah, vent..our car engine whilst we were in the mountains nearly three weeks ago ended up in flames. Long story short.. Athens sent the wrong replacement motor twice.. or rather THREE times.. the mechanic can " rumbassteln " this time  but it is taking too long. Today's phone call.. " I will start tomorrow." Tomorrow? How many times do we have to say it is urgent?😒
  12. English-speaking midwives

    True, MariaStan! One of the reasons it is difficult to find such a person is the liability insurance..a friend of mine's girlfriend gave up her job for that reason.The premiums were just too expensive.
  13. English-speaking midwives

    Can't you give birth in a hospital, MariaStan? Why the stress?
  14. Things to ponder

    Zhang Zhangs's comment in French is well worth pondering in your link, Alex!👍   Second ponder- blimey, my Doppelgaenger!😂 Have you been doxxing me? ( Just learnt the word!😂)..