Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Normal Service has been resumed

Okay, back to normal.

I am going to stop worrying about the potential property tax in Greece because it has been voted through the Greek parliament tonight and no point in worrying now. I suppose I could worry about how much it is going to be as so far £ have just heard 'thousands'. So I will do my bit for my almost adopted country.

Jamal still hasn't heard about his job but hopefully by the end of this week......

Ahdel has an interview on Thursday for a job. I know there is a big gap between interview and job but he is very chirpy about it.

My missing manager appears to be back on Thursday. I really hope so. I have been doing appraisal for her staff this week, as well as my own staff. Looking on the bright side I could now teach the appraisal training instead of needing to receive it.

Other things to stop worrying about:
Fahed has decided that we wont be going on holiday to Syria and Jordan next summer whatever happens. In fact we are unlikely to visit for at least another 5 years and that is if things go well. I also think his holiday visits to his huge extended family without me and the kids might be behind him. He just cant cope with life very well without us. Bless his little cotton socks.

My car is dying on its feet (wheels) but I am eligible for an interest free loan from work when she finally gives up the ghost. My dad is also looking at new cars, despite saying this was his last car when he bought it at the age of 73. He doesn't like to sell his cars to strangers, so we see where I get my weirdness from, but I could get it at a bargain rate. That means we could trade in our two, very old, fairly uneconomic cars, with a combined mileage of about 210,000 miles, for two smaller, more economically viable motors without breaking the bank. Nice to know that we have a little safety net.

This is an old one but still counts. We are selling up all interests in Syria. We will make a small profit or maybe a loss but at least we wont have lost everything, which seems likely if we stay in. I will continue to worry about moving the actual money back to the UK at a later date! Anyway there is now longer enough to worry about.


  1. Hi Lizzie!

    Sounds like things are falling into place.

    I just want to say how beautiful your home in Crete is.

    The pictures are magical. You can really feel the energy from them.

  2. Glad you have made some decisions. Amazing how other countries' messes (Syria and Greece) are having such a negative effect on your life. Of all the countries to be involved in...wow...glad you are simplifying a bit.

  3. Hi MW
    Thank you. You are welcome to visit when you are over that way. Southern Crete is like nowhere else.

    Hi Daizy
    My friend at work is teasing me that I should have property in Italy and Ireland too. I know I am not responsible but they are making me feel guilty!



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