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mbcoolj



Joined: 18 May 2007
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Location: Athens

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:41 pm    Post subject: GLYFADA Reply with quote

Do you live in Glyfada? If so can you help?

I am an English teacher (female) living in Athens and need to find accommodation. I am looking for another English girl/boy/people to flatshare with in Glyfada/southern suburbs from September. Can you help?

Ive lived in Athens centre for 2 years and commute using metro & buses everyday to Glyfada (Yes - its killing me!!)

I know this is a teaching website but I am a teacher too and hope that a fellow teacher can help/advice. Maybe you know someone with a spare bedroom who needs extra income?

Please, please rack your brains! I am responsible and able to pay my rent with ease every month. Time is running out and Its so difficult to learn these things as I dont know many other Brits and Greeks just stare at me with bewilderment at the idea of flatsharing....

Thanking you
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Iowakopela



Joined: 29 May 2007
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi MB,

My name is Sarah, I'm 22 and flying out to Greece in a week. I'll be taking my TEFL and then looking for a job/place to live afterwards. I'm an American, not English. After my course finishes in July, I am not sure where I will settle down, but am planning on working in Athens. Let me know if you still need a roommate, just realized I pm'd you about a different topic!

-Sarah
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mbcoolj



Joined: 18 May 2007
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Location: Athens

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sarah. I may be looking for a flatmate but as all things Greek...Beware!

I have found a place tht I can share with someone but it is totally unfurnished and needs everything. Do you have a bed chairs etc? Didnt think so.

The other problem is that Im looking for a place in Glyfada and as you may know, its quite an expensive area and if you are in your first year of teaching you may not be earning enough to live there unless of course we flat share something very small, dingy.

The other solution for you would be if you took my place in the centre of Athens living with a Greek girl but you would have to talk

Anyone else? PLEASE HELP!!!
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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only Greeks look on the idea of flatsharing with bewilderment. An awful idea !
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mbcoolj



Joined: 18 May 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:46 pm    Post subject: flat sharing Reply with quote

Well, if your interests are exclusievely"avoiding crazy people" then don't flat share.

If on the other hand, your experience of people are that they are generally "ok people" and believe that there is hope and kindness out there, then, like me, you would be willing to flat share.

Any other replies??
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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well my view is that grown-ups have a place of their own.
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mbcoolj



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, do you have a lot of time on your hands! Let me guess...Bitter, middle aged, single.

Enjoy your life in your house scot and yes, do please avoid me as will get crazy on your ass!
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scot47



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Middle aged ? No - just old. Single ? No - 4 children and 5 grandchildren.
Bitter ? After 40 years in teaching what do you think ?

And don't be so ageist !
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grahamb



Joined: 30 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:42 am    Post subject: Crazy ass Reply with quote

What has Scot47's donkey got to do with it?
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mbcoolj



Joined: 18 May 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it hightime you retire then Scot? Having children doesnt mean you can't be single.

Well you are old enough and wise enough to know that sarcastic comments are tiresome to everyone, even for young and fit people like me.
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:12 pm    Post subject: Sarcasm Reply with quote

I enjoy Scot47's waspish wit and pithy comments.
Since when has "hightime" been one word?
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mbcoolj



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

same time 'bumchums' became one
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:20 pm    Post subject: Getting to the bottom of the things Reply with quote

That's the second time you've made reference to unnatural acts on this thread. Something Freudian there, definitely.
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maruss



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:16 am    Post subject: Flatsharing Reply with quote

From my experience and opinion,flat-sharing is a very delicate matter and certainly not something which an employer should try to impose on their staff(BKC,L.L. Moscow etc etc please note!!)Everyone needs 'space' at times and even people who seemingly get along together well can end up arguing over the most trivial things!
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