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by rhys
Thu 27 Aug 2015 22:47
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Where to buy a house
Replies: 21
Views: 9931

pool vs sea

I had not guessed you had such a substantial budget. That being the case, and if a regular dip is important for you, would there not be benefit in at least investigating seaside houses walking distance from the sea ( for ease of early morning / evening baignade ) ? More healthy, I think, and a lot l...
by rhys
Thu 27 Aug 2015 20:00
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Where to buy a house
Replies: 21
Views: 9931

budget ?

I would have thought a pool would be a nightmare to maintain - and are they even attractive any more with the Regs about having fencing around ? When I lived in the Caribbean I had a pool, which certainly looked good, but tbh I hardly ever went in as I actually found it rather cold - be totally hone...
by rhys
Fri 14 Aug 2015 11:29
Forum: Travel
Topic: aug Flights North England to Gerona / Toulouse / Beziers ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1766

aug Flights North England to Gerona / Toulouse / Beziers ?

thanks v much for these pointers most of them such early starts they require overnight hotel but exception is Man Beziers ( had not occurred to me to search ryanair at Manchester for some reason ) : not only reasonable timings but also old fashioned Ryanair cheapo fares..... further bonus is delight...
by rhys
Thu 13 Aug 2015 15:26
Forum: Travel
Topic: aug Flights North England to Gerona / Toulouse / Beziers ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1766

aug Flights North England to Gerona / Toulouse / Beziers ?

Anyone know of flights from Northern England to Gerona / Toulouse ? Beziers in late Aug this year please ?

I can find Perp to Birmingham but nothing to / from further north than Birmingham.
by rhys
Tue 19 May 2015 14:26
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Washing Machine Repair Needed
Replies: 0
Views: 1161

Washing Machine Repair Needed

Bit of a long shot but can anyone recommend ( from experience ) a washing machine repair person / engineer ?
Preferably near / in Argel'es ?
by rhys
Sun 17 May 2015 00:42
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Satellite tv
Replies: 11
Views: 4103

150 cms dish

How much does a 150 cms dish cost ? dish itself plus installation costs ? And how does that work in terms of high winds and such ? Are there dishes which are mesh so the wind blows through them and does not twist them out of alignment ? Or do they have to be concreted into a solid base in the ground...
by rhys
Thu 28 Aug 2014 10:16
Forum: Travel
Topic: PERPIGNAN AIRPORT 2014
Replies: 99
Views: 45550

birmingham to perpignan

Is it known whether Ryanair (or any airline ) will be doing Birmingham - Perpignan in 2015 ?
by rhys
Wed 27 Aug 2014 12:51
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair to quit Girona
Replies: 19
Views: 8343

perpicat

25euros per person each way ?

seems reasonable to me.


They have to cover their costs and make some profit.
by rhys
Wed 27 Aug 2014 11:04
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair to quit Girona
Replies: 19
Views: 8343

Perpicat

Perpicat is a better connection in my view from Girona airport as it stops in towns along the route as well as Perpignan. Some posts would indicate that not all Forum members are aware of its existence. It needs support though or it risks closing. As to Ryanair leaving Girona - if the passenger dema...
by rhys
Tue 24 Jun 2014 10:33
Forum: Travel
Topic: airplane strikes
Replies: 24
Views: 9154

easyjet from toulouse ?

Anyone any gen on Easyjet Flights from Toulouse tomorrow 25th ? (Specifically the flight to Rome ). I have visited the website of course but nothing beyond a vague warning that some 25% of Easyjet flights will be cancelled - nothing specific. My problem is that I have to set off v early - just befor...
by rhys
Sat 07 Jun 2014 12:46
Forum: Airport Transport
Topic: Gerona airport to Perpignan
Replies: 3
Views: 2574

Perpicat

Have you checked with Perpicat whether their timings suit ? I know they will hold bus departures for a while from Gerona Airport if someone is arriving just a bit after their announced departure times. In general they are flexible; can negotiate shared taxi type arrangements if necessary as well as ...
by rhys
Tue 20 May 2014 11:54
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: 180cm Satellite Dishes South of Perpignan
Replies: 55
Views: 23563

world service on short wave ?

On subj of world service BBC I attempted to find on short wave radio but was completely unable - has it disappeared from short wave ?
by rhys
Sun 18 May 2014 03:10
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: 180cm Satellite Dishes South of Perpignan
Replies: 55
Views: 23563

french tnt via satellite

I have not actually tried as yet with a non-satellite TNT aerial. Reason being that I have this great big tree about three metres from where my aeriel would have to be in the direction of the transmitter ( I assume from the fact that that is the direction that the other half dozen caravans have thei...
by rhys
Fri 16 May 2014 15:05
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: 180cm Satellite Dishes South of Perpignan
Replies: 55
Views: 23563

TNT via satellite

The satellite dish I have at the moment - pointed towards Astra ( and still receiving loads of channels though none of the ones I would like ) could it be re-pointed to whatever satellite is carrying the French TNT channels ? - and if correctly orientated would it just receive thes channels followin...
by rhys
Mon 12 May 2014 17:19
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: 180cm Satellite Dishes South of Perpignan
Replies: 55
Views: 23563

decoder with card ?

I have the general idea that the Freesat satelite has changed so as to disadvantage viewers south of the UK - but what is the significance of SOME of the Freesat channels having the legend ' SIGNAL SCRAMBLED' in the info box, as opposed to 'NO SIGNAL' which the rest of them have? DOes that mean that...
by rhys
Mon 12 May 2014 11:34
Forum: Travel
Topic: PERPIGNAN AIRPORT 2014
Replies: 99
Views: 45550

Ryanair also do Leeds / Bradford to Gerona several times a week currently. Mostly the flights arrive too late in the eve for convenient buses, but on Thursdays the timings are good - you arrive just before 5pm thus can get the Perpicat bus service to Argel`es / Perpignan and so on. [ None of that ri...
by rhys
Mon 12 May 2014 11:21
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: 180cm Satellite Dishes South of Perpignan
Replies: 55
Views: 23563

by what date will it be known ?

I am in Argel`es ( near the rondpoint of the Games thing ), so northern edge of. Last year I could receive plenty of Freesat channels, plus a number of channels I'd not seen before like CNN / Movies4Men / More than Movies / CBS Drama etc.. This year I can still get the non-Freesat channels but not t...
by rhys
Sat 22 Feb 2014 10:26
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Bringing a 'phone line 200 metres to one's property - cost ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2914

I already have both French and English pre pay 'phones.

I want the wired connection principally for internet and maybe eventually for TV if the satellite stops working.

[ No, there are no FON or BT hotspots in my area either. ]
by rhys
Fri 21 Feb 2014 19:27
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Bringing a 'phone line 200 metres to one's property - cost ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2914

I already asked the management. Of course I can do nothing without their permission. They basically will do nothing about it themselves; but are ok if I get it sorted - provided there is no cost whatever to them. So the Q remains does anyone on this Forum have any experience of the mechanics and cos...
by rhys
Fri 21 Feb 2014 10:28
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Bringing a 'phone line 200 metres to one's property - cost ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2914

Bringing a 'phone line 200 metres to one's property - cost ?

I keep a 'mobil-home' on a year-round Camping in Argel`es. There are telegraph poles around the site, however the nearest one to me is maybe ( I'm guessing ) some 200 metres away. Too far anyway for a cable to be just drooped from the pole to my caravan. Does anyone have any experience with getting ...
by rhys
Fri 21 Feb 2014 09:11
Forum: Travel
Topic: Girona Airport to Perpignan
Replies: 8
Views: 3365

PERPICAT

http://perpicat.com/ Perpicat seems still to be functioning. I have used the service on and off for maybe three years between Gerona Airport and Argel`es - always found it excellent. I once tried to get to Argel`es using bus to Gerona train station plus train - it took forever with the change at the...
by rhys
Tue 03 Sep 2013 00:36
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Small House in St Genis
Replies: 15
Views: 7170

And my strong suspicion would be { est-ce que je rante ou est-ce que je rante pas ?? ] that now you have specified your money parameters you will get a WHOLE LOT MORE inquiries / responses, now that people know what sort of financial ball park you are talking about. Do keep us informed . NOTHING in ...
by rhys
Mon 02 Sep 2013 22:35
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Small House in St Genis
Replies: 15
Views: 7170

why are people coy about stating the PRICE ??

Does anybody in the whole wide world understand what benefit derives to anyone from persons advertising houses to sell or to rent NOT STATING CLEARLY WHAT PRICE THEY WISH TO OBTAIN, WHETHER FOR THE OUTRIGHT PURCHASE OR THE MONTHLY RENTAL ????? presumably the advertisers do not wish to have their tim...
by rhys
Fri 19 Jul 2013 19:29
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Small House in St Genis
Replies: 15
Views: 7170

house st ge'nis

More details would probably be helpful,
incl photos, and the price/s asked for the
various options ???
Street address / noise level ??
by rhys
Fri 12 Jul 2013 11:03
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Russian Proton Launcher Crash. 2E may be delayed.
Replies: 8
Views: 2873

'pilot' error

Quite an eye-opening programme last night on TV about potential dangers in flights increasingly arising from excessive computerisation / automaticisation of flying........... So much is done by computers that pilots find it difficult to - as it were - pay attention........... they even nod off.........
by rhys
Sat 08 Jun 2013 04:32
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: 2 F new low level average signal.
Replies: 53
Views: 14869

how to get UK tv after this summer

Sticking to the original topic : I am not sure internet access will be a good way to get uk tv in future ...... I have used it ( with a vpn thingy ) a couple of years ago in the Caribbean. It did work well enough to be able to watch some programmes..... however certainly not as well as sat tv has wo...
by rhys
Fri 31 May 2013 18:03
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: How can I record TV Programmes off my Satellite system
Replies: 17
Views: 5452

Sat Recep in Argel`es ?

When you say reception will be different as between N and S of Perpignan - what would be your estimate regarding Argel`es [ northern part on the coast- near Re'serve du Mas Larrieu ] ?

I have a 1 metre dish.

By what date will we know the new Dispensation ??
by rhys
Fri 31 May 2013 17:41
Forum: Travel
Topic: Car value - right hand drive
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

RHD French Reg

Why not post much fuller details on this site, together with a coupla pics. Incl one of engine / tyres / interior / milometer / etc..

Year is not necessarily a guide to condition.

I think it is free to advertise n'est-ce pas ?
by rhys
Sat 20 Apr 2013 17:08
Forum: Travel
Topic: flights in APRIL to Perpignan / Toulouse / Gerona ??
Replies: 9
Views: 45552

I think I did check out Man to GRO but the departures were too early in the morning to be able to safely make it from the other side of the Pennines. Have ended up getting an evening flight from NCL to GRO and accepting that I have no option but to stay the night at the Vilobi' at the airport. From...
by rhys
Mon 15 Apr 2013 18:17
Forum: Travel
Topic: flights in APRIL to Perpignan / Toulouse / Gerona ??
Replies: 9
Views: 45552

Birm to Perp not till very end of April / into May unfortunately.

It's next week I wish to travel.