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...
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,
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...
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...
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...
by mikegrogers • Wed 07 Mar 2012 15:06
Try www.lebara-mobile.fr 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
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...
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
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?
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
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
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, www.idyle-telecom.com is the most reliable wi-max...
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.
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...
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...