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by Smiley G
Thu 05 Nov 2015 18:06
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: BBC iplayer
Replies: 28
Views: 7397

BBC iPlayer & ITV Player both currently available on Firefox with Anonymox Add-On.
by Smiley G
Sat 24 Oct 2015 22:30
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: FilmOn & BBC 1
Replies: 31
Views: 9986

FilmOn & BBC 1

Did anyone have a problem with FilmOn on Saturday evening? Strictly Come Dancing started at 7:35pm and very shortly after that we had severe buffering and picture freezes. The problems were on BBC1 only because I channel-hopped to ITV1, BBC2 etc. and the TV picture was fine on all other channels. A ...
by Smiley G
Sat 24 Oct 2015 11:16
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Avis d'impôt 2015 Now Online
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

Taxe d'habitation

Our Avis arrived in the post on Wednesday (21st)
by Smiley G
Wed 21 Oct 2015 14:58
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Christmas Market
Replies: 6
Views: 2751

Christmas Market

Does anyone know if there will be the usual Christmas Market in St Jean Plats de Corts this November?
If so, what is the date and the time?

Thanks in advance
by Smiley G
Fri 16 Oct 2015 00:42
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 97973

Re: Perpignan

BT wrote:Hi Dimidu,

Do you have a completion date for all the works currently in progress?

Regards

BT
Also, are there any car park restrictions over the next 2 or 3 weeks? Friends want to leave their car at the airport for a week and I said I would try and find out.
by Smiley G
Fri 09 Oct 2015 08:08
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: The palm tree moth
Replies: 4
Views: 2153

I echo the response from Kate but, in addition, I believe the Marie of the commune must be informed. We have friends who had to remove an infected tree, the qualified people who dealt with the removal said they would have to inform the Marie. In Argeles, where they live, the Marie is monitoring prog...
by Smiley G
Wed 07 Oct 2015 15:59
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan
Replies: 19
Views: 7839

On the subject of Macs, can anyone recommend a process or a software to clean my machine up. I converted to Mac about 5 years ago, but have never done any maintenance on it and am clueless. It has just looked after itself really but now it seems to be slowing down quite regularly. Any hints much ap...
by Smiley G
Sun 04 Oct 2015 12:27
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan
Replies: 19
Views: 7839

I installed this yesterday and yes, it took about 30 mins to download. But then, before the actual installation, I had to give permission for it to go ahead and also had to accept some t's and c's. You're quite right Helen, I forgot to mention the usual authorisation to instal and accept terms & co...
by Smiley G
Sun 04 Oct 2015 08:08
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan
Replies: 19
Views: 7839

Re: El Capitan

I keep trying to download this to my Mac Mini running Yosemite and it goes through all the motions, but when I go to About This Mac, there is no sign that El Capitan has come on board. What am I doing wrong ? Did you install it? I only ask because 10.11 takes between 26 & 30 minutes to install. Loo...
by Smiley G
Thu 01 Oct 2015 23:55
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan
Replies: 19
Views: 7839

Martyn, I have PM'd you.
by Smiley G
Thu 01 Oct 2015 17:30
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan
Replies: 19
Views: 7839

Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan

Downloaded and installed this morning (6.08 Gb) well worth it. it is stable and worth upgrading.
by Smiley G
Wed 30 Sep 2015 16:43
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Avis d'impôt 2015 Now Online
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

Our paper Avis arrived today.
by Smiley G
Tue 29 Sep 2015 08:54
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Avis d'impôt 2015 Now Online
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

Re: Taxe fonciere

hamyat wrote:Please could someone tell me how to access the information online . Many thanks
Sorry but you have to be a French income tax payer to register online.
Your main tax reference number is required and your previous year's fiscal summary (your adjusted taxable income)
by Smiley G
Mon 28 Sep 2015 22:24
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Avis d'impôt 2015 Now Online
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

Paid Taxe Fonciere at the Tresoir Publique in Argelès. They and the main tax office in Ceret reckon there's been a major problem in the distribution of TF Avis d'impôts as they're getting enquiries, especially from people who do not have internet access, as to what they owe as the deadline is still ...
by Smiley G
Sun 27 Sep 2015 08:11
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Avis d'impôt 2015 Now Online
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

Thanks for the info Sue. It looks like I'll have to print-off the one you can see online and go into the Tresoir Publique in Argeles.
by Smiley G
Sat 26 Sep 2015 18:23
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Avis d'impôt 2015 Now Online
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

If you pay annually, the demands have only just gone out.
by Smiley G
Tue 22 Sep 2015 17:47
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Avis d'impôt 2015 Now Online
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

Has anyone received their Avis for Taxe Fonciere yet? The Connexion reported last week that they were in the post.
by Smiley G
Sun 20 Sep 2015 22:23
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 97973

Some family comments iMessaged from departures tonight. 22:00 FR937 Perpignan to London Stansted................ " Perpignan Airport is a total disgrace" " No food or drink being served" "In Departure area about 75 seats with around 150 people waiting" Other passenger comments concerning the lack of...
by Smiley G
Sat 12 Sep 2015 15:02
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 97973

I just wanted to make a comment about Perpignan Airport, our son flew in this morning from Stansted. As we haven't been to meet arrivals since May or taken anyone to departures, we expected to see significant improvements today. What a disappointment and what a total mess. Some of you may already kn...
by Smiley G
Thu 10 Sep 2015 09:49
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Unwanted telephone calls - spam
Replies: 7
Views: 2461

Allan, what IS a call blocker? You've got me interested.
by Smiley G
Wed 09 Sep 2015 22:46
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Unwanted telephone calls - spam
Replies: 7
Views: 2461

Re: Unwanted telephone calls - spam

How do I block calls from cold callers in France? Thanks Most cold calls come from withheld numbers. If you're with Orange you can subscribe to "Stop Secret" whereby the callers have to identify themselves and you are called by Orange Stop Secret. You then have the option to accept or reject the ca...
by Smiley G
Sun 06 Sep 2015 21:38
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet
Replies: 6
Views: 2200

We've been with Orange since 2008. In Argeles we don't get breathtaking speeds but we've got an excellent Internet/Fixed Line package, Livebox Zen. Go online and test your line to see what they could do for you. If you want there's an English-Speaking line where you can start the ball rolling. The b...
by Smiley G
Sun 06 Sep 2015 15:20
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: UK Referendum on continued British membership of the EU
Replies: 98
Views: 32030

It seems that the latest surge in the "we want to leave the EU" vote has been triggered by immigration issues.
PaddyPower's latest odds for the EU referendum are:
• 1/5 In favour of staying in EU
• 3/1 In favour of exiting the EU
by Smiley G
Sun 06 Sep 2015 07:30
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: UK Referendum on continued British membership of the EU
Replies: 98
Views: 32030

51% WANT TO LEAVE THE EU

Latest Survation poll for the Mail on Sunday indicates 51% wanting out with 49% wishing to stay in the EU.

http://news.sky.com/story/1547487/major ... om-eu-poll
by Smiley G
Wed 02 Sep 2015 22:38
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: App sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 1968

Martyn, the only advice I can offer is to back-up your iPad Apps. to your iTunes account on your computer/laptop. It will not take long with the Lightening-USB cable. After you have done this, remove the Apps. you don't want on your iPad and free up some memory. You can always re-install them either...
by Smiley G
Mon 31 Aug 2015 17:41
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Avis d'impôt 2015 Now Online
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

Taxe Fonciere online today.
by Smiley G
Fri 28 Aug 2015 08:16
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Where to buy a house
Replies: 21
Views: 8520

Just a small point about your comment SteveB on 'swimming in an outdoor pool and the sea in May and October'. In our case, when we came to live here it was amazing how quickly we became accustomed to the temperatures and how swimming in the sea became far less appealing in the early spring and late ...
by Smiley G
Thu 27 Aug 2015 09:24
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet speeds
Replies: 31
Views: 10948

I have been experiencing drops in speed from Orange. This morning, my download speed was less than 0.25Mbps and the upload speed was about half of that. The server was at Perpignan. I re-booted the Livebox and immediately got over 2Mbps download and 0.8Mbps upload. The difference, the server had mov...
by Smiley G
Mon 24 Aug 2015 20:01
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 97973

Perpignan to the U.K. Winter 2015/16

Kate, Is there any chance of finding out from dimidu66 what's actually happening at Perpignan after Nov. 3rd? Ryanair seems to have pulled Stansted to Perpignan and Girona- Barcelona after November 3rd (end of U.K. Half-Term) leaving only Carcassonne & Barcelona El Prat with a route to London Stanst...
by Smiley G
Fri 21 Aug 2015 22:46
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 97973

rogb wrote:Has anyone any news about when Ryanair will decide/tell us whether they are running a winter route between Stansted and Perpignan this year?
I looked ahead to December and there are flights listed for Stansted to Barcelona El Prat, there's nothing for Perpignan.