french terrestial tv finishing

by mikegrogers • Sun 31 Jan 2016 15:32

i have been told that i will no longer be able to get french terrestrial tv after april and must get a new dish and sat box but will i just be able to get free to air french channels? help would be appreciated french satellite boxes seem to be expensive i cannot get broadband via the phone lines her...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: french terrestial tv finishing
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: animal adoption gueret

by mikegrogers • Mon 08 Sep 2014 15:58

hi many thanks for the info, looks as if it has changed its website a bit

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: animal adoption gueret
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

animal adoption gueret

by mikegrogers • Mon 18 Aug 2014 15:53

had a website for an s.p.a gueret just off the n145 come off by the opel garage but have lost to web address does anyone know it please

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: animal adoption gueret
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

french tv transmitters

by mikegrogers • Mon 14 Jul 2014 15:55

hi again were can i find out the position of the french transmitters it might be a case the aerial being off line, i have the new triple arm aerial with the new low loss cable to the tv. cant use a dish as i already have two plus i couldn't line it up with position required,
thanks mike

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: french tv transmitters
Replies: 1
Views: 714

terestial french tv via an aerial

by mikegrogers • Mon 07 Jul 2014 16:28

i have found that more and more my tv signal(french) is breaking up some channels are ok but others go after a short time if the come up at all , is this a ploy to get people to switch to boxes ie sat or terrestial. i also find that hd tv channels break up quite frequently i knowa lot depends on wea...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: terestial french tv via an aerial
Replies: 5
Views: 792

smartphone internet

by mikegrogers • Thu 24 Oct 2013 15:51

thinking of buying a smartphone using pay as you go namely lyca as i am a low user and this hasnt got the limit on rolling over credit, but i would like to know the costs of using the internet side to pick up e-mails and perhaps gps, does anyone use the lyca mobile service as i cant find anything on...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: smartphone internet
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Keeping Chickens

by mikegrogers • Mon 04 Feb 2013 16:17

Just about to get a chicken house need to find someone who makes them plus where to get feed and straw

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Keeping Chickens
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

Re: Ikea Clermont Ferrand

by mikegrogers • Tue 24 Apr 2012 16:11

there is an ikea now in tours which is easier and closer to the cruese.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Ikea Clermont Ferrand
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

Satellite Broadband

by mikegrogers • Fri 06 Apr 2012 09:52

Has anyone heard of or uses a company called connexion verte for internet broadband via satellite. They seem to offer a good deal in as much as you don't have buy the kit but just rent it if you use the slightly dearer subscription, they all have to connect via the two-way sat anyway. would be inter...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Satellite Broadband
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Re: SIM card for occasional holiday use in Europe

by mikegrogers • Wed 07 Mar 2012 15:06

Try they do a sim card for €10 which includes €7.50 calls.

Pay as you go and can top up via the internet. rolls over each month as long as you make 1 call per month.
I found it very good as I only use it occasionally call charges are very reasonable also

Re: 3G Internet Dongles

by mikegrogers • Wed 18 Jan 2012 15:10

i recently tried a 3g dongle from France Telecom mobile i only have a desktop p.c pc recognized the device OK but nothing else happened, the guy at France Telecom spoke English and said it would install itself, but it wouldn't work surprise surprise when i rang back for help not one spoke English th...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: 3G Internet Dongles
Replies: 8
Views: 4472

Re: Television and Radio FAQ

by mikegrogers • Fri 25 Feb 2011 01:50

the new freesat boxes work well here and you get all usual english channels, the grundig sold in pc world for about £54 is very good has the red button interactive etc
if look at the website for bigdish satellite based in the vienne hes has lots of info on his site

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Television and Radio FAQ
Replies: 1
Views: 2628


by mikegrogers • Sat 03 Jul 2010 14:51

does anyone know the date of the big street brocante in Chambon-sur-Voueize? It's usually around last week in July. I've been several times and its a good day out.

Are there lists of events like this in the Creuse area?

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Brocantes
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Re: trials and tribulations of getting a take-away

by mikegrogers • Wed 27 Jan 2010 16:25

there are two vans on the square in boussac on a saturday evening one is for pizza the other kebabs have been told they are quite good but havent tried personally

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: trials and tribulations of getting a take-away
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: Preserves (jams and chutneys)

by mikegrogers • Fri 04 Sep 2009 18:02

sweet pear pickle

3 1/2 pounds pears
1/2 oz cloves (in a muslin bag)
1 1/2lb sugar
1/2 pint of malt vinegar
peal and core the pears cut in small pieces place ingredients into a pan cook until tender and thickened slightly, remove cloves and bottle.

lovely with pork or ham

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Preserves (jams and chutneys)
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

Re: Another Creuse Publication

by mikegrogers • Sat 01 Aug 2009 16:13

the cruese news can be picked up on the english cheese stall at the markets but l'eclerc also distribute it at the stores

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Another Creuse Publication
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

Re: Numeo/Wimax, etcetera.

by mikegrogers • Tue 07 Jul 2009 10:39

Our Mairie in St Pierre le Bost is pushing for the commune to go for wi-max rather than push for France Telecom /Orange to invest in new cables. wi-max is much more expensive than adsl via the phone lines i have been told that a company called idyle, is the most reliable wi-max...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Numeo/Wimax
Replies: 8
Views: 2809

computer repairs and parts

by mikegrogers • Sat 27 Jun 2009 15:18

recently found a computer repair shop in montlucom by the small carpark at the back of the medieval site, guy speaks quite good english and his prices for boards, graphic cards etc isnt to bad. keeps quite a bit in stock also.

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: computer repairs and parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

Re: Numeo/Wimax, etcetera.

by mikegrogers • Sat 27 Jun 2009 15:12

our mairie is pushing out the wi-max route rather than get france telecon/orange to upgrade the lines,its the easy option for him, and as he doesnt live in the commune and has asdl were he lives not to bothered. but although it shows that we are in a good reception area for the mast, everyone thinks...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Numeo/Wimax
Replies: 8
Views: 2809

laptop hard drives

by mikegrogers • Fri 20 Mar 2009 16:15

my laptop suddenly died, ok the day before then nothing the next day, wont boot up and no sound from the hard drive, i assume they its that, need someone with a 2 1/2 laptop drive that i could try in mine to see if that is the problem. any one got one i could borrow, dont want to go to the expense o...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: laptop hard drives
Replies: 2
Views: 1364