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by Smiley G
Sun 05 Jan 2014 14:54
Forum: Travel
Topic: Revised Ryanair Cabin Baggage Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 5510

Revised Ryanair Cabin Baggage Rules

This came into force on last month. After the first 90 bags, the rest will go free in the luggage hold. The following is a copy and paste from the Ryanair website. http://www.ryanair.com/en/terms-and-conditions#regulations-cabinbaggage CABIN BAGGAGE One cabin bag per passenger* weighing up to 10kg w...
by Smiley G
Tue 31 Dec 2013 19:17
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Hogmanay
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

A Happy New Year to Everyone!

Lang may yer lum reek
A guid New Year and mony may ye see.
May the best ye hae ivver seen be the warst ye'll ivver see.
Slàinte mhath! Bliadhna mhathùr!
by Smiley G
Fri 27 Dec 2013 17:00
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Pheasant
Replies: 13
Views: 4842

Most decent butchers should have some hanging up Malcolm at this time of year, or at least be able to take an order. Or (and I'm so sorry cos I know that I shouldn't but I just can't help myself :oops: ) you could find a pheasant plucker....sorrrrrrrry, sorrrrrrrry 8) I am not the pheasant plucker,...
by Smiley G
Mon 23 Dec 2013 13:46
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Espi Argeles
Replies: 6
Views: 2738

Espi Argeles

Went to Espi in Argeles this morning with the intention of buying a Buche Noel having seen them advertised on the Home Page.

None available and very few cakes available, very disappointing I cannot believe they had so little on offer on 23rd December!!
by Smiley G
Sun 22 Dec 2013 18:42
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Bose Solo TV Sound System
Replies: 26
Views: 11272

Thank you all for your input. I will go shopping in the New Year!
by Smiley G
Sat 21 Dec 2013 09:47
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Bose Solo TV Sound System
Replies: 26
Views: 11272

Bose Solo TV Sound System

Has anyone got one of these or know someone who has? Are they any good?
I think they consume less power than using a HiFi.
I'm currently using a Sony Bravia and a Denon CEOL.
http://www.bose.co.uk/GB/en/home-and-pe ... nd-system/
by Smiley G
Mon 16 Dec 2013 15:58
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Ryanair Stansted to Girona
Replies: 3
Views: 3028

You're welcome! :D
by Smiley G
Mon 16 Dec 2013 15:51
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: extreme ironing
Replies: 15
Views: 5202

Where I was brought up the village fishmonger was one George Trout! :lol:
by Smiley G
Mon 16 Dec 2013 15:43
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ITV iPlayer not working on Firefox
Replies: 1
Views: 1186

Solution discovered

anonymoX 2.1.1 add-on for Firefox.
by Smiley G
Mon 16 Dec 2013 11:06
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Ryanair Stansted to Girona
Replies: 3
Views: 3028

Yes they are. I think it's 3 times a week, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.
https://www.bookryanair.com/SkySales/bo ... -gb#Select
by Smiley G
Sun 15 Dec 2013 14:03
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ITV iPlayer not working on Firefox
Replies: 1
Views: 1186

ITV iPlayer not working on Firefox

Today I decided to watch Lucan using Firefox with the media add-on. For some reason it would not work and I got a pop-up message stating that I had Ad-Blocking software installed and that I would need to remove or disable it before continuing using iPlayer. I disabled Ad-blocker but nothing changed....
by Smiley G
Sat 14 Dec 2013 11:31
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Things to come?
Replies: 6
Views: 3112

Time will tell but this has already been picked up on French Entree.com

http://www.france-forum-frenchentree.co ... 2&t=145066
by Smiley G
Sat 14 Dec 2013 09:29
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Things to come?
Replies: 6
Views: 3112

Things to come?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... rists.html

In France, a crackdown on holiday lets in the capital Paris as well as Lyon and Marseille is expected next week. If the new law is a success, the rest of the country could follow suit.
by Smiley G
Wed 11 Dec 2013 22:10
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Updates on Astra 2E
Replies: 14
Views: 4974

Astra 2E in February 2014

Thanks for this Montgolfiere :D
by Smiley G
Mon 09 Dec 2013 13:36
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: FACEBOOK
Replies: 38
Views: 10284

Facebook

I do not use Facebook and I will not use it in the future.
I will always support and contribute to this forum.
by Smiley G
Sun 08 Dec 2013 15:01
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Contact your CSR message
Replies: 2
Views: 3246

You may need to contact your card provider to set up either; Verified by Visa http://www.visaeurope.com/en/cardholders/verified_by_visa.aspx or MasterCard SecureCode http://www.mastercard.co.uk/securecode.html As a general tip, ensure that the address you complete on, in this case a booking form, ma...
by Smiley G
Thu 05 Dec 2013 18:52
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Updates on Astra 2E
Replies: 14
Views: 4974

Astra 2E in January

Looks like it's going to be January at least
http://www.skyinmadrid.com/pages/news.html
by Smiley G
Tue 03 Dec 2013 10:37
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Updates on Astra 2E
Replies: 14
Views: 4974

Do SES have a problem with Astra 2E?

Given that the satellite was launched on 29th September and we were told it would be operational 6-8 weeks after that, I find it strange that it's still at 43.5°E this morning. http://www.satellite-calculations.com/Satellite/Catalog/catalogID.php?39285 I understand that normally SES issue regular up...
by Smiley G
Sat 30 Nov 2013 16:21
Forum: Health
Topic: Dental Hygienists
Replies: 1
Views: 1752

Dental Hygienists

Does anyone know of a good Hygienist in P.O.? This far south it would probably be a practitioner from Germany, Denmark or Holland or possibly from the U.K.
by Smiley G
Thu 28 Nov 2013 07:55
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Updates on Astra 2E
Replies: 14
Views: 4974

As of the 27th, Astra 2E was still at 43.6°E.
Source: http://www.britsat.tv
by Smiley G
Wed 27 Nov 2013 09:53
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Financial advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3527

You may need to spend some time researching healthcare. Your father will need to join the French healthcare system, for this I recommend a trip to CPAM in Perpignan with all the paperwork he will need. In addition, you will need to look at "top-up" insurance as I understand they are now asking for e...
by Smiley G
Mon 25 Nov 2013 09:16
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: literary quiz
Replies: 14
Views: 4034

Sherlock Holmes!
by Smiley G
Mon 25 Nov 2013 07:40
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Updates on Astra 2E
Replies: 14
Views: 4974

Updates on Astra 2E

Link attached to Spanish SKY site.
http://www.skyinmadrid.com/pages/news.html

Interesting to read the NO NEWS,GOOD NEWS? post dated yesterday. I read recently a report from the U.K. that SES might put it into service once the Christmas/ New Year holidays are over.
by Smiley G
Wed 13 Nov 2013 22:33
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ASTRA 2E STILL TESTING
Replies: 11
Views: 4964

Re: ASTRA 2E STILL TESTING

Meanwhile, the campaign of misinformation continues from those selling illegal IPTV boxes: You obviously know something I don't. Can you tell me what French or Spanish law, or European Directive makes these IPTV boxes illegal? Russell. I think CharlesRyder is quoting a Spanish Website. I suppose it...
by Smiley G
Wed 13 Nov 2013 11:37
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: SCAMMING AGAIN
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

I had a similar call two weeks ago via the Orange "Stop Secret" system. The caller claimed to be from Orange's Client Service team (now there's a contradiction in terms!) I challenged the caller and she hung up. A call to Orange the following day resulted in their confirmation that the call was frau...
by Smiley G
Sat 02 Nov 2013 17:06
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra 2E Testing 22 November
Replies: 3
Views: 2282

Re: Astra 2E Testing 22 November

Provisional testing of ASTRA 2E to begin around the 22nd November 2013. This will during the following weeks give us a clearer indication of exact dish sizes required if we can lock onto ASTRA 2E to obtain a stable signal if available for Freesat channels BBC, ITV etc. Reproduced with courtesy of; ...