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by Webdoc
Thu 29 Dec 2016 17:08
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Looking for a tiler
Replies: 7
Views: 3329

Rob's done several jobs for us and we're very happy with both the price and the workmanship. He is however often very busy. http://www.morleyrenovation.eu/ He did some very small jobs for us recently which he was happy to do as long as there was no time constraint and he could fit them in whenever h...
by Webdoc
Tue 27 Dec 2016 18:54
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: National Front mayor creates 'Rue du Brexit' in French town
Replies: 4
Views: 2340

Unfortunately, although we know where the road starts, we don't quite know where it leads to!
by Webdoc
Wed 14 Dec 2016 14:44
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: New time zone for Spain?
Replies: 9
Views: 4770

The current Spanish day is already divided into 5 zones:

Breakfast-time, lunch-time, bed-time, supper-time and bed-time (again).
by Webdoc
Fri 09 Dec 2016 20:19
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 17
Views: 6077

Brexit

by Webdoc
Sun 27 Nov 2016 21:29
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Taxes SPECIALES
Replies: 15
Views: 10628

Personally I don't "do" Facebook but it's clear to me that the Forum is a far better mechanism for asking questions and sharing knowledge, and as such a very valuable resource for newcomers and old hands alike. The material is divided into relevant sections, searchable, and doesn't disappear after a...
by Webdoc
Wed 19 Oct 2016 23:02
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5201

Message stay in the Outbox until they're read. Then they move automatically into Sent.
by Webdoc
Thu 06 Oct 2016 18:17
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: British And Irish Tv in P-O
Replies: 12
Views: 4834

The legal net is closing around the TV-box suppliers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37508235?ocid=global_bbccom_email_30092016_technology One difference from satellite is of course that it's impossible for the satellite owners to know who's picking up their signal down on planet Earth, wherea...
by Webdoc
Wed 03 Aug 2016 14:37
Forum: Health
Topic: Hearing aids
Replies: 17
Views: 11766

I really question the need to travel to a hearing clinic that is "the best in France". Age-related hearing loss comes to us all in time and typically results in loss of clarity with background noise and loss of the higher tones. (I used to be able to hold a conversation with the kids in the back of ...
by Webdoc
Sun 31 Jul 2016 20:00
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: I'd like to recommend a local building firm
Replies: 2
Views: 5902

I'd like to recommend a local building firm

I'd like to recommend a local building firm who have just finished replacing our ancient roof and re-pointing a huge 4 storey outside wall. Hussell Building is a British father-and-son outfit, based in the P-O, with over 30 years’ experience in roofing and general building work. Our roof was a real ...
by Webdoc
Tue 07 Jun 2016 07:33
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Can we get married??
Replies: 7
Views: 2895

Until 2013 you used to have to have a medical examination to prove you were healthy (plus a test for venereal disease). What if you were unhealthy or disabled? Sounds like eugenics to me.
by Webdoc
Thu 14 Apr 2016 21:31
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Netflix blocking
Replies: 5
Views: 3030

Here is the geek solution: http://readwrite.com/2014/04/10/raspberry-pi-vpn-tutorial-server-secure-web-browsing/ I've just set this up myself - it took several hours but to my great surprise it worked first time. I now have my own ultra-secure VPN server at home in the UK costing less than £20. Bein...
by Webdoc
Mon 29 Feb 2016 19:15
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Issue 51
Replies: 12
Views: 3681

I have just finished reading Bad Science by Ben Goldacre. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Science_(book) Published years ago (2008) - I found it in a charity shop and bought it not really knowing what it was about. Very informative and entertaining. The main thrust of the book is about how very ba...
by Webdoc
Tue 02 Feb 2016 11:32
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Car Insurance - a recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 3384

Car Insurance - a recommendation

Having just bought our first French car we needed to arrange insurance. Kate recommended trying Axa in Saint Genis des Fontaines as their advert in the latest edition of P-O Life said they are experienced in helping ex-pats like us. What an excellent experience we had. We made an appointment by emai...
by Webdoc
Tue 22 Sep 2015 17:58
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Anyone grown a fig?
Replies: 4
Views: 5978

You MUST restrict the root space if you want a small tree with lots of fruit. There are 2 fig trees side by side near my house only a few yards apart. The one in restricted root space grows slowly and is covered in fruit. The one growing in open ground grows very vigorously and has no fruit at all. ...
by Webdoc
Tue 26 May 2015 21:54
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: French Sim ( mobile telephone )
Replies: 3
Views: 2782

For £27 per month with Three in the UK (sim only) I get unlimited minutes, texts and data plus 4G - AND one can use it in France, Spain and many other countries at absolutely no extra cost. There is small print though. It's designed for UK people not residents abroad so if you use it for longer than...
by Webdoc
Fri 29 Aug 2014 09:03
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Smartphones roaming and cheap plans
Replies: 12
Views: 8293

Three have just started a new deal where calls/texts/data in France can be used just as if you were in the UK. It's called "Feel at home". There are conditions which you need to read carefully. I have just bought a data-only sim for my Android Tablet for £70 which gives 12GB of prepaid data that las...
by Webdoc
Mon 23 Jun 2014 23:19
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair / Hertz at Girona
Replies: 7
Views: 4439

Re: Ryanair / Hertz at Girona

Clive wrote:Not easy to use a full tank of petrol driving to St Genis and back from Gerona Airport.
WARNING: Firefly is NOT Hertz and if you read the small print at https://global.fireflycarrental.com/qualifications.html you will see that you are NOT allowed to take the car from Spain into France.
by Webdoc
Sun 05 Jan 2014 21:54
Forum: Travel
Topic: Revised Ryanair Cabin Baggage Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 5718

If you carefully observe the overhead lockers on a RyanAir flight you will note that there is space for TWO standard-sized pieces of hand-luggage per THREE seats. More pieces can be squeezed in if the hand-luggage is "soft" (i.e. a backpack) rather than hard-shell. We've all seen cabin crew struggle...
by Webdoc
Sat 14 Jul 2012 16:07
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: An urgent call .......
Replies: 43
Views: 12389

I (with my GP's hat on) got woken at 2am by a patient complaining they couldn't get to sleep. You couldn't make it up!
by Webdoc
Sun 25 Mar 2012 00:54
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: The price of eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 4614

But the farmer surely did not kill numerous birds when he had to buy bigger cage! he would surely have bought bigger cages and put his orriginal hens in there? I think the hens are less costly than the cages and, in the changeover, thousands and thousands of chicken were killed to avoid farmers bre...
by Webdoc
Sat 11 Feb 2012 19:10
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: wireless router
Replies: 4
Views: 2561

Re: wireless router

Iam looking to buy a wireless router. Which one do you recommend and where to buy it Take care - you might buy quite the wrong thing which doesn't work. As far as I understand it (and I might be wrong) there are basically 3 types - a plain wireless router, one that's designed to work with ADSL, and...
by Webdoc
Sat 11 Feb 2012 11:52
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hertz car rental - top tip
Replies: 0
Views: 2099

Hertz car rental - top tip

I thought I would re-post a fantastic tip I found on the forum several years ago that has saved us heaps of money since then. If you book car hire from Hertz there's an option on the top right corner of the page to select what country you're from. Bizarrely perhaps, if you change this option you wil...
by Webdoc
Sat 21 Jan 2012 11:10
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Cooperative housing effort for the urban poor
Replies: 2
Views: 2327

I think it's all about their ranking on Google. One's placement near the top of a Google search is determined by (amongst other things) the number of links dotted around the internet to one's own website. In the past people have constructed complex webs of interconnected websites all linking to each...
by Webdoc
Fri 06 Jan 2012 08:52
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Prepaid Euro card offer.
Replies: 15
Views: 10204

Re: fairfx card not free with Ryanair anymore as far as I kn

We used the Fairfx card last year to purchase Ryanair flights. It saved us a lot of charges, certainly 100 pounds or more. Unfortunately they now changed their policy and charge for the use of the Prepaid Mastercard (as Fairfx). We tried to get an Electron card in the UK to avoid the charges and co...
by Webdoc
Thu 05 Jan 2012 07:29
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Prepaid Euro card offer.
Replies: 15
Views: 10204

Re: euro prepaid card

I think maybe the point of the original post of being lost. The discussion has centered on Ryanair flights rather than on a useful card for general use throughout Europe that has really competitive conversion rates and can be loaded online whilst travelling throughout Europe. It was the best card f...
by Webdoc
Wed 04 Jan 2012 21:17
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Prepaid Euro card offer.
Replies: 15
Views: 10204

Am I not right in saying however that such cards will ONLY work for flight originating OUTSIDE of the UK? i.e. suitable for those living mostly abroad and flying to the UK for visits. If you are booking flights FROM the UK you need the RyanAir own-brand card. I believe the RyanAir website also says ...
by Webdoc
Tue 29 Nov 2011 19:52
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: SFR/Neuf Customers in France, Can One of You Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 7171

Lovely man - can referee him as totally honest, and respectable and very useful if you happen to have an abscess in your mouth needing instant antibiotics, or are in need of a flake! Admitting that I help with your dental problems and then supply you with chocolate does not make me sound a sensible...
by Webdoc
Mon 28 Nov 2011 23:26
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: SFR/Neuf Customers in France, Can One of You Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 7171

If I had the slightest clue about what you are talking, I'd give you them all. 8) Sadly, my friend, you don't have SFR broadband at home so you can't help with this. You could, however, offer to give me a reference (by PM) to any other AD member who might be inclined to offer me a SFR email address...
by Webdoc
Mon 28 Nov 2011 16:02
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: SFR/Neuf Customers in France, Can One of You Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 7171

This is the SFR 3G/WiFi dongle: http://www.sfr.fr/mobile/cles-pc-tablettes?vue=0002f9#sfrintid=V_nav_cle_cle I know it works because Ian demonstrated it to me! An cheap alternative for occasional internet access via Hotspot is this: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/features/allfeatures/skype-wifi/ Pe...