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by rhys
Sat 02 Sep 2017 12:21
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Death by Cyclist
Replies: 7
Views: 2614

It wasn't just a moment's inattention

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 rhys
Sat 02 Sep 2017 11:55
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: MUCH REDUCED Holiday 'Mobil~Home' For Sale Argelès sur Mer
Replies: 0
Views: 2005

MUCH REDUCED Holiday 'Mobil~Home' For Sale Argelès sur Mer

Old but pleasant 'Mobil~Home' as they are called down here for sale on Equinoxe campsite - £2,000 or best offer for quick sale. To remove from Camping in Argelès sur Mer. There have been no takers for this caravan when it was offered in conjunction with a very pleasant Emplacement at the green edg...
by rhys
Sat 02 Sep 2017 11:14
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Help please - Quick boarding pass print in Argeles needed
Replies: 7
Views: 4275

Internet Café in Argelès Village

Just to update and confirm that 1] The super internet café at the Plage which I have been using since it opened in 2000 ( ! ) is definitively closed, sadly. The gent who now runs some other business in the premises told me the man who owned it had returned to Belgium ( imagine ~ going to Belgium fr...
by rhys
Sat 02 Sep 2017 10:59
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra Satellite back up for Brit TV
Replies: 22
Views: 7249

brit tv on astra as of sept 2017 ?

Oh ~good to know ~ were you expecting this ?

Also ~ what size dish please ?

And also ~ do you know if a 2014 UK supplied TV with built in Freesat will just work, or does it require an additional decoder ?
by rhys
Sat 02 Sep 2017 10:35
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 105513

Re: perpignan to northern england

ssyson wrote:Dies anyone know it there are likely to be any flights from Perpignan to the North of England.Would recommend Tees Valley airport very little used and good foe Teesside, Durham and Newcastle.
SECONDED !!!
by rhys
Sun 09 Jul 2017 19:13
Forum: Airport Transport
Topic: Barcelona Airport to Argelès ? Simplest Way ? Train ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3281

Barcelona to Argelès

Thanks for this. My friend's plane lands at Noon 30, so I am assuming an hour or so to get through immigration etc.. As far as I can tell the only TGV to Perpignan departs at 16 something so she should make that. Are you saying that there IS a direct coastal train from SANTS to Argelès ( with the c...
by rhys
Sun 09 Jul 2017 11:24
Forum: Airport Transport
Topic: Barcelona Airport to Argelès ? Simplest Way ? Train ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3281

Barcelona Airport to Argelès ? Simplest Way ? Train ?

Hello. Anyone have experience of getting from Barcelona Airport to Argelès sur Mer ? Does the train now go direct from the Airport to Perpignan ? Or is there an option to get the train that hugs the coast and actually stops in Argelès ? Does anyone know what the options are and changes required et...
by rhys
Sat 08 Jul 2017 14:51
Forum: Airport Transport
Topic: Perpignan Airport <> Collioure Sep/Oct 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 3432

mourning the loss of the Navette

Useful info. I had forgotten about regularising by finding the Conductor. Strange though, that something which worked well ( the Navette meeting 'planes and taking people direct to the GARE SNCF ) has been abolished, to be replaced by a more anxiety inducing municipal bus which stops hither and yon,...
by rhys
Fri 07 Jul 2017 13:16
Forum: Airport Transport
Topic: Perpignan Airport <> Collioure Sep/Oct 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 3432

perp airport to SNCF

I happen to have been researching, as far as possible, ways to get from Airport to SNCF. Though in my case the day being a SUnday makes things extremely difficult. Apparently the very convenient NAVETTE which just used to meet planes and take you to the SNCF with friendly and helpful lady driver has...
by rhys
Fri 07 Jul 2017 13:05
Forum: Airport Transport
Topic: Perpignan Airport Sunday 9th @ 15:20 to Argelès ? BUS
Replies: 5
Views: 3206

Perpignan Airport Sunday 9th @ 15:20 to Argelès ? BUS

Not sure what that is ( I believe UBER has been banned in France ? ). But if blablacar is basically a quasi taxi service a bit like UBer then even if a bit cheaper than the 80 to 90 Euro taxi fare from Airport to Argelès it is too much for these youngsters. From what I have been able to find out ( ...
by rhys
Thu 06 Jul 2017 21:52
Forum: Airport Transport
Topic: Perpignan Airport Sunday 9th @ 15:20 to Argelès ? BUS
Replies: 5
Views: 3206

Perpignan Airport Sunday 9th @ 15:20 to Argelès ? BUS

Hello Does anyone know if the regional BUS from Perpignan to Argelès works on a Sunday afternoon ? I suspect not. If so, am I right that the only way from Perp Airport to Argelès Plage would be Navette to SNCF then train to Argelès station ? ( I am enquiring on behalf of some students who could n...
by rhys
Fri 14 Apr 2017 08:33
Forum: Travel
Topic: Argeles Train Station
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Taxis Alazard

Taxis Alazard have an office just a few yards down the hill from the station.

But yes, book in advance :

from UK : 00 33 4 68 81 05 12

I am guessing between 25 and 35 Euros to Sorède ( but you could ask them ). In my experience the cars are metred anyway.
by rhys
Thu 06 Apr 2017 16:46
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Small village house 26000 euros
Replies: 2
Views: 3132

village house sold

Hello

As a matter of interest : could you please advise name of village this house is / was located in ?

Is that a typical price for village houses there ?

Thanks
by rhys
Tue 27 Sep 2016 18:28
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Unique French stonehouse with vine in privat valley for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2285

Dare one ask the Asking Price ?
by rhys
Tue 27 Sep 2016 16:02
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 11158

Which satellite is it that requires the sky box again ?

And which satellite would work straight off with the sat tuner in my tv, ie without any box ?
by rhys
Mon 26 Sep 2016 19:50
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 11158

So if one gets a sky box does that require a one off payment or also an ongoing sub ?

And is that the one which works with Intelsat, thus a 1 metre dish is sufficient ?
by rhys
Mon 26 Sep 2016 18:35
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 11158

Thank you.

But is the dish you use for Astra 1 metre or larger ?

Does Sky work for the BBCs and Channel 4 ?

If so does it require an ongoing sub or just an upfront charge for the decoder ?
by rhys
Mon 26 Sep 2016 17:18
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 11158

The TNT I get is through a standard terrestrial aerial, not a dish.
I still have the 75cms dish left over from when that worked a cpla years ago.

I accept I would need a larger one.

Would a one metre dish be sufficient to get UKTV, for either or both of the satellites which have been mentioned ?.
by rhys
Sun 25 Sep 2016 19:04
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 11158

intelsat

So are you saying the Intelsat thing works all year round for BBCs 2,4 and Channel 4 ? That would be fine for me.

Is 75cms dish ....... the one I already have.... enough for Intelsat ?

And how does the de crypting thing work ? Is it a one off payment or a regular subscription necessary ?
by rhys
Sun 25 Sep 2016 09:10
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 11158

1 metre dish sufficient ?

Does the fact you are up in the mountains give you an advantage, or is that irrelevant ?

And what do you get in summer with the other satellite ?
by rhys
Sat 24 Sep 2016 17:09
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 11158

dish

Well, put it this way .........I have a dish, 75cms diametre, which worked fine before the satellite changes. At the time maybe three years ago, I had an old TV with a separate satellite decoder. I am not sure if I can still find the satellite decoder but I do have a UK purchased TV which has satell...
by rhys
Sat 24 Sep 2016 13:21
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 11158

uk tv ?

Can you clarify please ?

Does this mean one can receive some UK Freeview channels with the right dish and decoder ?

Would a UK purchased TV with satellite tuner have the correct decoder ?
by rhys
Wed 22 Jun 2016 16:35
Forum: Airport Transport
Topic: Perpignan airport to Argeles campsite
Replies: 7
Views: 4491

taxi to argel`es

From experience Euros 70 is a good and fair price for that trip.

Don't waste your time looking for cheaper.
by rhys
Sat 11 Jun 2016 10:28
Forum: Travel
Topic: BEWARE driving from La Jonquera south on N11
Replies: 29
Views: 17786

telling the politicians

Could she not be persuaded to contact her De'pute'; also her local and regional Councillors with a view to asking THEM to insist on police follow up. I would guess that the local press and TV would also be very interested in a story of this nature - the problem will get worse and worse unless the Po...
by rhys
Sat 11 Jun 2016 00:05
Forum: Travel
Topic: BEWARE driving from La Jonquera south on N11
Replies: 29
Views: 17786

car scams

It seems extraordinary that the Police are well aware of these robberies ( which is what they are when people are intimidated into paying ) yet they seem to do nothing whatever to apprehend the people doing it. It would not be THAT difficult to set up plain clothes police ( nearing retirement ? ) in...
by rhys
Wed 08 Jun 2016 15:26
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Satellite reception 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6142

TV programmes - advance info

The Saturday edition of the Daily Telegraph has a fairly good arts coverage - including previews and reviews of tv programmes; also listings so you can plan what to see for the week ahead.
by rhys
Sat 24 Oct 2015 09:45
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Biting Insects
Replies: 5
Views: 5068

DEET ?

What is the Deet based spray and where do you get it ? I thought it had been banned. I have read ( and also seen a programme on French tv ) that there is supposed to be a big and increasing problem of TICs, said to be esp prevalent in the Pyrenees......... I also have a friend whose life has been ab...
by rhys
Sun 06 Sep 2015 23:11
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Trying to buy a laptop with english keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 2985

laptop from john lewis ?

Sorry to hear of your bad experience I have no specific laptop recommendation, save to say that if you find a well recommended one through searching online, and it can be obtained from John Lewis, and they will deliver to France ( they deliver some items abroad, not all ) then the John Lewis guarant...
by rhys
Sun 06 Sep 2015 22:59
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: General UKTV Satellite Signal Improvement
Replies: 1
Views: 1269

is UK Freeview now available on satellite in Pyre'ne'es Ori

Hello.
Not been here for a good while.
Could you please give an update on whether or not UK freeview channels can now be received in the P. O. ( or to be selfish : Argel`es ) and if so what size dish is required to get a good, reliable , signal ?


Merci d' avance
by rhys
Sat 29 Aug 2015 09:16
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 3173

hard drive usage ?

Is it known how much more of your hard drive capacity Win 10 takes up as compared to Win 7 ? I am no techy expert, far from, but from what I have read in weekend computer columns in the papers I believe that ( for me at least, an d perhaps for others who stuck to WIN 7 ) best to wait till nearer the...