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by Webdoc
Tue 12 Sep 2017 16:56
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Canet Aquarium
Replies: 36
Views: 16186

CountryBoy wrote:If people are getting crabby perhaps we should consider ending this thread? Mullet over.
This thread will grind to a halt on its own - just wait and sea.
by Webdoc
Mon 11 Sep 2017 23:22
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Canet Aquarium
Replies: 36
Views: 16186

Or even make you crabby.
by Webdoc
Sun 10 Sep 2017 11:53
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Canet Aquarium
Replies: 36
Views: 16186

A GP actually, but I don't carp on about it.
by Webdoc
Sat 09 Sep 2017 13:36
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Canet Aquarium
Replies: 36
Views: 16186

CountryBoy wrote:
Webdoc wrote:
CountryBoy wrote:So it's in a new plaice?

Moving premises is always tricky. Hopefully they don't flounder.
Those tanks are heavy. They must have had lots of mussel.
They'll be fine if everyone works together and not be shellfish
These puns are rather nauseating - I'm feeling quite eel.
by Webdoc
Sat 09 Sep 2017 09:00
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Canet Aquarium
Replies: 36
Views: 16186

CountryBoy wrote:So it's in a new plaice?

Moving premises is always tricky. Hopefully they don't flounder.
Those tanks are heavy. They must have had lots of mussel.
by Webdoc
Wed 06 Sep 2017 21:00
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Canet Aquarium
Replies: 36
Views: 16186

Sue wrote:Banyuls aquarium has moved to a completely new building not far from the old one.
So it's in a new plaice?
by Webdoc
Sat 02 Sep 2017 00:35
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Gas cooker servicing
Replies: 24
Views: 11070

When I'm being obnoxious, I hope that I am generally aware of the fact. This perhaps is the crux of the matter. Martyn KNOWS that he's occasionally obnoxious but because the majority of the time he isn't then, in his eyes, it's acceptable. Other observers may feel otherwise. It's a shame really as ...
by Webdoc
Fri 01 Sep 2017 20:21
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Gas cooker servicing
Replies: 24
Views: 11070

And also obvious and very easy, which is not to diss Webdoc, who has been staggeringly patient. I am not "staggeringly patient", I was merely offering an unqualified option in response to a request for help from someone with a healthier respect for gas than me. I freely offer my opinion when I hope...
by Webdoc
Fri 01 Sep 2017 17:05
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Gas cooker servicing
Replies: 24
Views: 11070

You could try the English helpline for starters: http://www.falconappliances.com/falcon-owners/service-and-spares.aspx Although some spare parts are available to the public on-line. Check this out: http://www.partmaster.co.uk/falcon/cooker-oven/burner-head-rapide-fsd/product.pl?pid=1214328&shop=falc...
by Webdoc
Thu 31 Aug 2017 17:16
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Boxwood moth
Replies: 4
Views: 5672

Each moth lays several hundreds of eggs and there can be three generations a year. So, if they all survive (fortunately unlikely) one moth will produce,say 500 x 500 x 500 = 125 million offspring! Good luck with catching them all. Russell Indeed. I believe you can either have box, or you can have t...
by Webdoc
Sat 26 Aug 2017 17:32
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Death by Cyclist
Replies: 7
Views: 2803

I like to think of myself as a safety-conscious driver (my wife would say boring) but, like all of us I imagine, I've had the odd near-miss over the years through either inattention or just bad luck. Any one of us could potentially end up with a conviction just because of human frailty, not because ...
by Webdoc
Sat 26 Aug 2017 15:11
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Death by Cyclist
Replies: 7
Views: 2803

There's a pretty good analysis / explanation by a QC here:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... ing-charge
by Webdoc
Wed 23 Aug 2017 23:28
Forum: Travel
Topic: Any delays at Girona Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 2755

Just flown in from Blighty via Girona. As seasoned travellers the three of us were first off the plane and consequently hit the three passport booths in sync. At each there was a cursory glance at the passports, no scanning or computer check, just waved through.
by Webdoc
Thu 17 Aug 2017 18:57
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Wedding Venues in the PO
Replies: 30
Views: 17657

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by Webdoc
Tue 15 Aug 2017 11:44
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Sanglier Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 7756

I thought it was Donald Tusk.
by Webdoc
Wed 09 Aug 2017 17:50
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Buying a car - left hand or right hand drive
Replies: 29
Views: 14605

Perhaps there's a good reason for buying in the UK and taking it to France but I believe there's a lot of hoops to jump through getting it re-registered in France. 18 months ago we bought a new Renault Captur in Perpignan (great little car) and, broadly speaking, the price was the same number in eur...
by Webdoc
Tue 08 Aug 2017 15:45
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Super yacht Titania
Replies: 21
Views: 11404

neil mitchell wrote:It is very nearly the most vulgar thing I have ever seen.
OK, if it offends you I'll get my crew to move it (as soon as I've finished lunch).
by Webdoc
Wed 02 Aug 2017 17:25
Forum: Travel
Topic: What's going wrong at Carcassonne airport?
Replies: 4
Views: 2648

I hadn't realised that there had been changes to controls for passengers flying to/from non-schengen countries There's certainly a change in Spain - three times in the last 18 months I've flown from Girona to Luton with no passport checks at all. Not waved through; no border staff in attendance at ...
by Webdoc
Sun 30 Jul 2017 23:35
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: May I share this with you?
Replies: 21
Views: 6361

martyn94 wrote: I'm nowhere near masochistic enough to re-read all my posts, but I can't recall ever disclosing my gender.
Quite so. What on earth would make anyone assume that a person called Martyn was male?
by Webdoc
Sat 29 Jul 2017 19:11
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: May I share this with you?
Replies: 21
Views: 6361

Now don't start calling ME a big pussy!
by Webdoc
Sat 29 Jul 2017 10:04
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: May I share this with you?
Replies: 21
Views: 6361

I too have been a member of this Forum for 11+ years and have read every post. The forum has been through worse in the past, and survived thanks to Kate remaining undaunted. There have been one or two true trolls who were ejected, a few irritable members with a short fuse who were also eventually sh...
by Webdoc
Wed 26 Jul 2017 20:10
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: English products
Replies: 8
Views: 7042

martyn94 wrote:I once won a bet in my primary school playground by eating Winalot for elevenses
You must be barking. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
by Webdoc
Sun 09 Jul 2017 13:46
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: NHS Ransomware - aka Wanna Decryptor - Updated
Replies: 13
Views: 9476

Some users of Windows 10 might find the following link useful:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... -outbreak/
by Webdoc
Fri 09 Jun 2017 12:17
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: General Election
Replies: 13
Views: 4351

Webdoc wrote:SPOILER ALERT: The Conservatives won by a mile.

Now you can have an early night!
I never said that. It wasn't me. Fake news!
by Webdoc
Tue 30 May 2017 20:10
Forum: Travel
Topic: CALOR GAS
Replies: 10
Views: 4502

A friend visited us in his motor home recently and used LPG. Some outlay for the kit but the fuels is much cheaper. He re-filled at petrol stations using a special adaptor but said he usually did it out of sight of the attendant in case they disapproved. There's an article about it here: https://www...
by Webdoc
Wed 24 May 2017 19:02
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Scrap Merchants
Replies: 10
Views: 3557

We replaced our old dishwasher recently when it started leaking. I had a go at repairing it myself but it was just too difficult. Plus the replacement part for an old model were uneconomic. The new machine of course cleans much better and is very Eco friendly. Darty takes the old one away for free a...
by Webdoc
Wed 17 May 2017 15:43
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Hello handsome man
Replies: 6
Views: 6873

I have often thought that, as a civic duty, we should all respond to one scam email a week. A general reply like "Hey I could really do with some extra cash right now. What do I have to do?" If the spammers (who send out millions of emails) get tens of thousands of replies they will be overwhelmed a...
by Webdoc
Mon 15 May 2017 13:55
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: NHS Ransomware - aka Wanna Decryptor - Updated
Replies: 13
Views: 9476

Actually in practice this situation just about never ever occurs. The unaccompanied unconscious patient is pretty rare and is usually either a head injury or drunk which is easy to identify, or high on drugs which is also easily spotted. Diabetics in a coma are diagnosed in the ambulance with a simp...
by Webdoc
Wed 10 May 2017 16:17
Forum: Travel
Topic: Pay for parking in StCyp
Replies: 17
Views: 7262

What's the betting that the outraged locals vandalise the meters in protest, just as they did with the speed cameras? A coin covered in superglue would do it easily and the culprits would be unlikely to get caught. Watch this space.