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by louisejersey
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hello, and a quick question about living costs
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Hello, and a quick question about living costs

Hi, I would say you could live nicely on about £4000 less than that. We do. :D
by louisejersey
Tue May 16, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Processionary Caterpillars
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Processionary Caterpillars

Hi, has anyone seen any of these on the ground lately? Just wondering if it is safe to resume my usual walk? Thanks
by louisejersey
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Processionary Caterpillars
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Processionary Caterpillars

That was a really informative post Warwick , Thank You. I had read the article that you shared Jeff, and Wikipedia, that's why I give the area a wide berth. But none of them seemed to say how long before it was safe to go back after they had buried themselves ready for their next stage.
by louisejersey
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Processionary Caterpillars
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Processionary Caterpillars

Thanks Warwick, that's really interesting, didn't occur to me that the nests would drop at different times, so really the answer is "How long is a piece of string?" . Last year they appeared earlier ,(end of Feb, but it was exceptionally warm), we avoided the area till May, so suspect will...
by louisejersey
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Processionary Caterpillars
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Processionary Caterpillars

I have had to alter my dog walk to avoid these blighters. I know after a certain time they bury themselves ready to emerge in the summer, but, despite scouring the internet, ( and asking the natural History Museum who haven't replied. ) I can't find out how long it takes for them to get to this stag...
by louisejersey
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Crete driving is appalling !
Replies: 49
Views: 7026

Re: Crete driving is appalling !

When I first started driving here, I was terrified. I used to come home and say "You'll never believe what I just saw!" after 18 months I am still nervous, but now just shake my head at the appalling things I see. Warwick's explanation of the Greek Driver's psyche is spot on . So is his ad...
by louisejersey
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: XRONIA POLLA - KALES GIORTES
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: XRONIA POLLA - KALES GIORTES

Happy Christmas to All. And thanks for all the advice over the last year. xx
by louisejersey
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: DVLA has not sent my V5 log book before trip
Replies: 24
Views: 2632

Re: DVLA has not sent my V5 log book before trip

We did Bari to Patras with Minoan Lines. Again, nothing was asked for. Of course, we might have just been lucky.
by louisejersey
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Overland to Crete & Ferries
Topic: DVLA has not sent my V5 log book before trip
Replies: 24
Views: 2632

Re: DVLA has not sent my V5 log book before trip

Hi we travelled through France Switzerland, Italy, and Greece on our way here 18 months ago, and no one looked twice at our (Jersey registered) car. x
by louisejersey
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 2326

Re: Travel insurance

Hi, I have my Health Insurance here through Interamerican. I am going to India next year too (coincidence) and they say they can arrange my Travel Insurance through them. x
by louisejersey
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Internet in smaller villages
Replies: 23
Views: 2801

Re: Internet in smaller villages

We live in a rental property in a village a few minutes away from Neapoli. The house had had a landline before and it was quite straightforward to get both landline and reasonable Broadband (took about 2 weeks) . As others have said, I think the key is for the house to have had a landline already. .
by louisejersey
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Newbie question re residential running costs
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Newbie question re residential running costs

Hi, we are in the East, so there may be some difference, but we also rent a 2 bedroomed house. We don't have gas, but in the Year we have been here, the Electricity has averaged out at 400 euros (We have Solar powered Hot Water). Broadband and Landline combined 25 euros a month. and the water charge...
by louisejersey
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Licence to watch BBC I Player
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: Licence to watch BBC I Player

Thanks for that. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Wonder if they are hoping that people are going to panic and rush to buy a licence?
by louisejersey
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Licence to watch BBC I Player
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: Licence to watch BBC I Player

Thanks, that would work, as my Stepmother a( licence holder) in Jersey doesn't use the internet, Would the BBC be able to tell that the wifi being used was not at the address on the licence though?? (Big Brother!!) x
by louisejersey
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Licence to watch BBC I Player
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Licence to watch BBC I Player

As from September 1st the BBC have said that anyone watching I player will need to have a TV licence. Are there other people on here who use a proxy server to do this, and if so, any ideas on what to do? My Proxy is up for renewal and I don't want to pay only to find out I can no longer watch BBC Ca...

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