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by Smiley G
Sat 16 Feb 2013 10:20
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Hard Disk crash - need to find a recovery expert
Replies: 24
Views: 9840

Richard, sorry for this late post but I would recommend a weekly back up on an external drive. If you then suffered a HDD failure, a new HDD could import your last back-up. I haven't used Windows for a number of years and can say that I use Apple's "Time Machine" each week and back-up to a Hitachi G...
by Smiley G
Tue 05 Feb 2013 10:36
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New Astra 2F satellite
Replies: 54
Views: 17016

A Permis de Construire is required for any satellite dish more than 100cm in diameter. Up to and including 100cm is permitted on private property. Anyone living in a residence governed by a Syndic de Copropriété will need their authority to proceed for either a new installation or the increasing in ...
by Smiley G
Sat 26 Jan 2013 09:54
Forum: Travel
Topic: New Route Perpignan-Birmingham
Replies: 0
Views: 1015

New Route Perpignan-Birmingham

Just read in the Independant that Ryanair are reopening the Perpignan to Birmingham route.

Have checked the Ryanair site it opens on 30th April until October.

2 flights per week Tuesday and Saturday.
by Smiley G
Sun 06 Jan 2013 16:34
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: TV
Replies: 12
Views: 3941

Where we live, we are far enough away from the exchange to only get (tested today) 1.5 Mbps. The only answer, as I see it, is for Montgolfiere to supply a new, optimum sized dish and matching LNB and possible a new set-top box. Once the further changes take place later this year, we shall have to se...
by Smiley G
Mon 17 Dec 2012 14:20
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: General Handyman recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 2496

General Handyman recommendation

We sourced this General handyman through PO Life and just wanted to recommend him to other readers. We have no connection to him, so this is a genuine post. His details, see below, are copied and pasted from the index of services on the Home page of PO Life. For all those jobs you just never find ti...
by Smiley G
Mon 17 Dec 2012 11:26
Forum: Pets
Topic: English Cocker Spaniel Puppies
Replies: 15
Views: 6284

I am sorry to have started such a debate when I genuinely just wondered if anyone had any specific knowledge of cocker spaniel breeders in the area. We are experienced dog owners and would NEVER consider having a dog without full consideration of pros/cons etc. etc. So, kind people out there who hav...
by Smiley G
Sat 15 Dec 2012 16:51
Forum: Pets
Topic: English Cocker Spaniel Puppies
Replies: 15
Views: 6284

English Cocker Spaniel Puppies

We're looking to buy a Cocker Spaniel puppy from mid January. Does anyone know of a breeder in P.O.?
This is probably more a local knowledge question as we know you can search on Google France.
by Smiley G
Wed 12 Dec 2012 11:04
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: UK winter fuel payment
Replies: 17
Views: 6975

We are in agreement with you Sue, well said.

We have also paid tax and NI in the UK for over 40 years each and never claimed anything from the State. So what's wrong in taking back what is yours by right as a UK State Pensioner?
by Smiley G
Fri 23 Nov 2012 15:33
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: UK TV Satellite changeover 23rd. -26th November
Replies: 28
Views: 8874

We have a PMB set-top box linked through to a dedicated Astra dish on the roof of our residence, I'm not sure of the dish size though. What, if any, would be the symptoms of the change? 1 Loss of some channels? 2 Loss of all channels? If we need to re-install the PMB set-top box, what is likely to h...