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by Webdoc
Mon 06 Apr 2009 15:31
Forum: Health
Topic: Visiting a doctor in the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 3728

There are 2 ways of registering with a GP - permanent and temporary resident. To be a permanent resident you need proof of ID (Passport or photo-driving-licence) PLUS proof of residence i.e. utility bill in your own name (which for some is difficult). Temporary residents just turn up and say "I'm st...
by Webdoc
Mon 06 Apr 2009 12:03
Forum: Health
Topic: Visiting a doctor in the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 3728

Sorry to be slow chipping in with my penny's worth, but here goes. Firstly, please don't blame me - I don't make the rules! Secondly, the rules regarding eligability for NHS treatment via a GP (as opposed to hospital) are not completely clear cut and can be interpreted differently by different surge...
by Webdoc
Mon 30 Mar 2009 19:06
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Wifi question
Replies: 21
Views: 12168

The latest range of routers are much more powerful in terms of range (Google the word MIMO) so that might work. Otherwise, does the work building with the thick walls have a window facing the house? If it does you could perhaps place a Wireless Range Extender in the window and transmit inside.
by Webdoc
Sat 07 Mar 2009 20:50
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Credit card cloning .....
Replies: 50
Views: 21597

Just an update .............. it may help others to avoid the problem : The cards are stopped, I've made statements to my bank and local police, and I'm waiting for a questionaire from Visa. As of now, I'm about Euro 1700 out of pocket. It seems, if they are certain it was fraud, I will probably be...
by Webdoc
Fri 06 Mar 2009 09:28
Forum: Travel
Topic: RyanAir/Hertz car hire
Replies: 15
Views: 6272

When I received the online booking confirmation it included the following: "If you rent for three days or more from Alicante or Gerona airports, your vehicle will be provided with a full tank of fuel which will be charged on pick-up. This charge should amount to approx. EUR37 - EUR79 depending on t...
by Webdoc
Mon 23 Feb 2009 15:45
Forum: Travel
Topic: RyanAir/Hertz car hire
Replies: 15
Views: 6272

I think it is a Gerona thing. John I seem to remember the booking page says it's two places - Girona Airport and one other (can't remember which). I'm sure it was in force when I came to Girona a month ago but there was a distinct danger that one could return the car full out of habit and lose out....
by Webdoc
Thu 29 Jan 2009 21:27
Forum: Travel
Topic: RyanAir - New charges...
Replies: 64
Views: 18502

I believe they are overcharging on credit cards to dissuade us from using them. There must be a cost associated with Credit (or Debit) Card payments and I don't particularily mind paying a seperate charge for that if that's the way they want to play it. But this charge must be PER TRANSACTION and n...
by Webdoc
Thu 15 Jan 2009 15:44
Forum: Health
Topic: erysipèle
Replies: 17
Views: 6415

Germs get into the body through the skin all the time, via cuts and scratches etc. 99.99% of the time the body's immune system polishes them off in an instant, but just occasionally the germ is too quick and forms a "bridgehead" so to speak. The famous Staphlococcus likes to cause a localised infect...
by Webdoc
Sun 11 Jan 2009 22:02
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: overnight electric questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3141

Re: overnight electric questions

I am confused because what I thought were storage heater points have power going to them during the day during normal rate periods. I was going to replace the ancient storage heaters with new but is it possible that these points could have normal rate power going to them during the day and switch t...
by Webdoc
Fri 17 Oct 2008 19:39
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Vin Jaune Arbois Henri Maire 1983
Replies: 4
Views: 2531

I've only drunk that wine once before, about 20 years ago. It had an extraordinary flavour which still sticks in my mind despite the passage of such a long time. I shall be interested to hear how it was when you finally uncork it. The think I remember most was that it took me at least 5 minutes to d...
by Webdoc
Sat 13 Sep 2008 20:29
Forum: Travel
Topic: Is your UK driving licence expiring?
Replies: 57
Views: 17247

PaddyFrog wrote:If you get done by the boys in blue and you are a resident, you are obliged to change to a frog licence so that you can have your points deducted.
So I can collect points in the UK, and have them taken away in France? Fantastic!
by Webdoc
Sat 21 Jun 2008 01:09
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Bins - what do the colours signify if anything?
Replies: 7
Views: 3390

Why not lift the lid and see what's inside each one !
by Webdoc
Sat 19 Apr 2008 14:00
Forum: Travel
Topic: Checking in Baggage at Gerona
Replies: 13
Views: 6117

As the 10kg rule is set by RyanAir (and not the CAA etc) then I feel the airline must be behind it. I believe EasyJet allows any "reasonable" weight for handluggage (as long as it's not over-sized). I don't suppose it's a coincidence that the enforcement of the rules got much tighter the same week t...
by Webdoc
Fri 18 Apr 2008 23:56
Forum: Health
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 25
Views: 10096

by Webdoc
Fri 18 Apr 2008 17:39
Forum: Health
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 25
Views: 10096

I believe the truth is that everyone gets bitten but only some people react - i.e. are allergic enough to come up in itchy bumps. They've "started biting you now" because you have become allergic to them after a few years of being unknowingly bitten. The cow idea's not bad because it is true that th...
by Webdoc
Mon 10 Mar 2008 07:35
Forum: Travel
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 6983

BEWARE - in the world of Insurance you get what you pay for. There are broadly two kinds of travel insurance - cheap and expensive. The cheap ones will cover you for NEW conditions that crop up while you're away. The expensive ones cover you for anything even if you've had it before (and will almost...
by Webdoc
Thu 14 Feb 2008 00:37
Forum: Travel
Topic: Bonne route?
Replies: 20
Views: 7972

Dear Neil
If you ever need a co-driver, or just someone to keep you awake, I might be tempted to offer to accompany you.
Regards
Andrew
by Webdoc
Mon 19 Nov 2007 21:57
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Chateau L'Hospitalet
Replies: 2
Views: 4708

I have recently discovered Gerard Bertrand's Muscat Sec on sale in the UK - and very nice it is too. You can get it at Magestic for only £4.99 although I've seen it in an independant wine merchant for more money. http://www.majestic.co.uk/find/keyword-is-muscat/product-is-10287 And "No, I don't work...
by Webdoc
Sun 30 Sep 2007 14:05
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Tax on swimming pools
Replies: 13
Views: 5692

My place was completely refurbished by the previous owner, but the work was finished well over 2 years ago (? 4+) so they two year exemption should have run out by now. Should I just keep quiet and await events, or am I storing up trouble for myself? (I guess the same applies to Helen too.) Any idea...
by Webdoc
Thu 27 Sep 2007 16:49
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Tax on swimming pools
Replies: 13
Views: 5692

I don't have a problem with the Taxe d'habitation - I know I have paid the correct amout at the correct time (although I was surprised it hadn't gone up a bit this year). It's the Tax Foncieres I'm really concerned about. How have I missed out on that and what should I do about it? (I did find this ...
by Webdoc
Thu 27 Sep 2007 12:03
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Tax on swimming pools
Replies: 13
Views: 5692

Oh dear - time to reveal my ignorance. We bought our place in June last year and paid the Taxe d'Habitation last December. The bill was in the name of the previous owner. I have just recieved (and paid) this years T d'H which was sent to me at my home address in England which must have been supplies...