Re: satellite tv

by thetransporter • Tue 24 Mar 2009 11:54

I have mine pointed to Astra 28.2. I use the sky service/welcome channel (found after first free to air scan on any generic decoder). Then, tuned to that channel, I fine tune with my meter(12€ version)/on screen channel display until I get the best signal. I have an Elap box and dish (bought from Br...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: satellite tv
Replies: 8
Views: 2287

Re: Car insurance - Recommendations

by thetransporter • Thu 19 Mar 2009 11:03

We have used Groupama for the past 11 years at the branch in La Souterraine. We have made three separate claims, (on three different policies) and all have been dealt with swiftly and efficiently. We are extremely happy with both the price and service. I can't speak for other branches, but I would h...

Re: Egnime

by thetransporter • Sat 14 Mar 2009 21:07


Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Enigme
Replies: 46
Views: 9793

Re: Happy, er, Ashes Day?

by thetransporter • Wed 25 Feb 2009 12:09

So Dave, in actual fact you have given something up for lent - 'Giving something up...' ! I'm much of the same opinion, but sometimes one needs a little incentive or a datum by which to start the ball rolling. I used new year 2005 as the kick-start to me giving up smoking, hopefully for the last tim...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Happy, er, Ashes Day?
Replies: 1
Views: 882

Re: French Freecycle

by thetransporter • Mon 09 Feb 2009 13:49

Surely the free ads section here on PN could be used as a freecycle type system. Ads could be placed in two sections - wanted and offered. Maybe with its own section - PN is after all, searchable (search is your friend). Seems like a possible solution - and would all be in English, which the local o...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: French Freecycle
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

Re: Advertising Police - Retirement Announced

by thetransporter • Mon 02 Feb 2009 21:56

Nice one Dave! Perhaps now we can look forward to reading some interesting stuff, as I have done for the last couple of years on this great and informative site. Keep up the good work! I myself, like a lot of others, I suppose, read the site upwards of 3 or 4 times a day, without signing in, and fin...

Re: Kitchens...

by thetransporter • Sun 18 Jan 2009 15:27

Very helpful, thanks for all your comments.

We are off to Hygena in Limoges tomorrow to see what we can find.

Thanks again.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Kitchens
Replies: 7
Views: 1978


by thetransporter • Sat 17 Jan 2009 21:51

Has anyone bought and installed their own fitted kitchen? If so where from, were you happy with it? Was it easy to install, and follow the instructions? I have seen several places in Gueret that supply and install, but none that are willing to supply only - and have seen nothing of any interest in t...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Kitchens
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

Re: Vets in dun le palastel or nearby

by thetransporter • Thu 16 Oct 2008 11:57

There is an excellent vets in Dun-le-Palestel. They moved about a year ago, from the town centre opposite the market place to brand new purpose built premises on the outskirts of the town - along the road to Crozant/Eguzon. We have used them for several years, for both dogs and cats, and have found ...

Re: :: More on postcards

by thetransporter • Thu 09 Oct 2008 20:12

They are great - just downloaded the zip file. A big thank you Sheriffof0, a lot of time and effort obviously went into doing that, but I for one am very grateful. Will share and enjoy these for years to come - seen a lot of familiar places, and even two friends houses!

Thanks again

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: More on postcards
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

Re: Labyrinthe Géant in Guéret

by thetransporter • Thu 21 Aug 2008 22:15

Thanks for that JulieR - useful website listing lots of other attractions in the area too - We will be busy!

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Labyrinthe Géant in Guéret
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

Re: Labyrinthe Géant in Guéret

by thetransporter • Thu 21 Aug 2008 12:47

Sounds interesting, and well worth a 'look-see'.

Has anyone got directions/exact location, and possibly opening times? Thanks

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Labyrinthe Géant in Guéret
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

Re: Favourite French film & why

by thetransporter • Sun 29 Jun 2008 09:07


Great surreal film, very dark and yet humerous.

A little difficult to follow, but well worth it - a real cult French film.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Favourite French film & why
Replies: 13
Views: 2598

Re: Security software for computers

by thetransporter • Wed 06 Feb 2008 12:04

I have found that the new generation of FREE packages are more than adequate and my system (Windows XP SP2) remains clean and bug free with the following Free software (all available at which is a great site for both free and not so free software): AVG Anti-Virus version 7.5 (includ...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Security software for computers
Replies: 7
Views: 2230