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Movies and Theatre / West End Comedy
« Last post by Wynne on April 21, 2019, 11:47:28 AM »
As well as seeing the marvellous Maggie Smith in A German Life last week (sold out but you can queue for same day £15 tickets each morning at the theatre) we sent to we A Play about a Bank Robbery at the Criterion.  At first I was a bit underwhelmed as there was a bit too much Marx Brothers type play on words comedy. That said the physical slapstick comedy, while a bit frenetic, is really well done and is very entertaining. You've probably gathered by now that this isn't very sophisticated or highbrow but is more of the 'make them laugh' school.  In that it succeeded and we came away feeling we had been well entertained. We were attracted to it because it was done by the team behind The Play that Goes Wrong.  This is still running at the Duchess and again is very much physical comedy. I'll admit I was a cynic.  We went a couple of years ago and I didn't stop laughing for the whole two hours.  How do you describe it? Think Charlie Chaplin meets Fawlty Towers.  It's been running for about three years so they must be doing something right.
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General Discussion / Re: Brexit
« Last post by Trisa on April 18, 2019, 10:04:32 AM »
Saw a couple on the news a few days ago using their freedom of movement to come back from Benidorm to sign up with a new party run by that arrogant racist person that we should all be very wary of.

"A Spain-based British couple voiced their support for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party while donning anti-EU badges last week.

The couple, known only as Barry and Diane, appeared on BBC news on Friday at the launch of the new party at a factory near Coventry in the UK.

The Benidorm-based couple are hardcore supporters of Farage and flew back just to support the event, we are told in the segment.

A clip from the news piece has since gone viral online after being tweeted from several accounts on Friday, with thousands of social media users blasting the pair for ‘hating the EU’ while living in Spain.

“A couple who flew over from their home in Benidorm to support Farage, rallying against the very institution they owe their sun kissed, cushy lifestyle to while wearing naff anti EU badges is quite possibly the most Brexit thing you will ever see,” one user wrote.




Says it all really.
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General Discussion / Re: Brexit
« Last post by jrk on April 17, 2019, 11:58:08 PM »
Gosh o Golly,  the new Brexit Party has opened up a five-point lead in the next month’s elections to the European Parliament, according
a new YouGov poll, commissioned by the People’s Vote campaign, This puts the Brexit Party on 27 per cent ahead of Labour on 22 per cent with the Conservatives trailing on 15 per cent.

Among the pro-Remain parties, the Greens came top with 10 per cent, followed by the Liberal Democrats on 9 per cent,  the SNP/Plaid Cymru on 4 per cent.

Mrs May needs to give us a clean Brexit or be doomed, surely?
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General Discussion / Re: HOW MUCH DO THNGS COST IN CORFU?
« Last post by just duckee on April 17, 2019, 08:26:18 PM »
To Wynne - Thanks for that link -  I now  realize that  life in Corfu as we once knew it is long gone. . . . . when I got 68 Drachmas to the dollar, and a 2 or 3  course meal with a beverage was about  $3.00.  What a deal! That was 1978.   Aaah, those were the days.  I  saved some of my drachmas, just in case . Ha, ha.  All in all, there is still no other place I'd rather be. Just Duckee .
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General Discussion / Re: HOW MUCH DO THNGS COST IN CORFU?
« Last post by just duckee on April 17, 2019, 08:16:23 PM »
A gyro is +/- 2,5€. In a decent taverna (like Zorba in Gouvia, face to the entrance of the marina, well known for their giant plates served !), a dinner is 15/20 € (whitout wine)

For the sandals, there is a very good workshop in town, offering good quality handmade leather sandals. Approx 20/40 € depending on the model. They have 2 shops in town: one on the port, and one in the center:

https://www.nikolasandals.com/pages/about-us

Thanks for your BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL VIDEO of your workshop. I will pay you a visit for sure. How wonderful to see those divine sandals being made by  your talented and loving hands. I can almost smell the leather from here.  Again, efcharisto poli !! See you in July.  Just Duckee
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General Discussion / Re: HOW MUCH DO THNGS COST IN CORFU?
« Last post by just duckee on April 17, 2019, 08:11:05 PM »
THANKS SO MUCH for your help -  Since I'll be a  guest in my friend's home, most of my expenses will be minimal - but I don't want to be a mooch, so I want  to plan for some really nice dinners out for them (on me of course) and my everyday personal desires while I'll be out and about on my own. I do water ski, so knowing the cost for one ride around the bay will be helpful.  Your reply is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.  (I just exchanged $498.60 worth  including the $5.00 flat fee  and got 410 euros. On second thought  I think I shall get some more euros later  this week. (The going rate here in the States has been  holding steady at $1.20 per each euro for many months now in case any one is curious).   Later . . . . . :)
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General Discussion / Re: HOW MUCH DO THNGS COST IN CORFU?
« Last post by Wynne on April 17, 2019, 01:27:42 PM »
$500 for three weeks works out at 21 euros a day.  We're over in September but based on our experience the last time we visited I would say Corfu is no longer a cheap resort.  I'm sure it's doable, especially if you're not drinking alcohol, but it could be a bit tight.

The figures below seem a bit high but are interesting

www.budgetyourtrip.com/greece/Corfu


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General Discussion / Re: Football Season 2018/2019
« Last post by Wynne on April 17, 2019, 12:54:24 PM »
Delighted to see Ajax doing so well. My son lives in Amsterdam so we've been lucky enough to watch them.  Great brand of football.  Unfortunately the one problem is they'll have to rebuild again once the 'bigger' clubs swoop for their star players in the summer
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General Discussion / Re: HOW MUCH DO THNGS COST IN CORFU?
« Last post by Nicodefreja on April 17, 2019, 10:56:00 AM »
A gyro is +/- 2,5€. In a decent taverna (like Zorba in Gouvia, face to the entrance of the marina, well known for their giant plates served !), a dinner is 15/20 € (whitout wine)

For the sandals, there is a very good workshop in town, offering good quality handmade leather sandals. Approx 20/40 € depending on the model. They have 2 shops in town: one on the port, and one in the center:

https://www.nikolasandals.com/pages/about-us

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General Discussion / HOW MUCH DO THNGS COST IN CORFU?
« Last post by just duckee on April 17, 2019, 02:58:13 AM »
Hi Folks !  Can anyone give me a general  idea of how many euros a  simple  lunch  (a gyro and salad platter with coffee, for instance)  would cost in any of the villages,  and  in  Corfu Town.  How many euros can I expect to pay for a nice dinner (no alcohol)  in a decent taverna? How much would a simple cotton sun dress cost in a nice store?  What do they get to be towed on skiis  at any of the water sport  jetties?  Won't do much high end shopping - maybe hand made sandals (provided they are authenticly Greek and not Chinese)

I'll be spending 3 weeks in Gouvia with friends and am clueless as to how much  money to bring with me. Will $400 or $500.00 USD be adequate for 3 weeks, just for personal spending? Really appreciate any suggestions. How many euros will be enough to cover my visit?  THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR HELP. Don't want to be caught short!! . . . . .Just Duckee
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