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by Wicksey
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Intelsat I907 reception problem
Replies: 15
Views: 225

Re: Intelsat I907 reception problem

We've got a GI box and a smaller 80cm dish but we've not had any problems Could it be your satellite box that's the problem?
by Wicksey
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: New Indian restuarant in Nerja
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: New Indian restuarant in Nerja

Their menu del dia looks a good price and it is what we usually try if a new restaurant has one. Otherwise their a la carte looks pricey ..... one of our favourite starters, prawn puri, is 7.50€.
by Wicksey
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Where to next
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Where to next

Extremadura is worth a trip and not too far out of Andalucia to easily drive it. We had a wonderful week there one April when the spring flowers were out and you can easily do all the 3 main cities Trujillo, Casares and Merida. Merida in particular has very good Roman ruins (having never been to Ita...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: FA cup on Teledeporte
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: FA cup on Teledeporte

The cycling is still on at the mo .... EPG says football but no sign of it yet for some reason.
by Wicksey
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: "Road Tax"
Replies: 26
Views: 714

Re: "Road Tax"

Road tax bill was in our POBox today. It says the date it was sent was 28/3 and the final date of payment is 17/5. We set it up on DD as we cannot be bothered to queue up at the bank to pay it.
by Wicksey
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty DNS
Replies: 58
Views: 1626

Re: Smarty DNS

I am just trying out the SmartDNSproxy on trial as recommended earlier and it seems to work Ok as I can now get the BBCiPlayer to work on my TV and computer. However, I have just tried to watch something on my Smart TV on the Ch4 catchup app and it says it won't work in my location. The Channel4od s...
by Wicksey
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Its cold!
Replies: 17
Views: 649

Re: Its cold!

I guess it all depends where you are located in Andalucia, this April for us has been the coldest in 5yrs...Its the very first time we have had to light a log fire in any April and the first time we have never sat out in the garden.... We're close to the coast (which in theory should be milder than...
by Wicksey
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Furniture shop in Torre del Mar?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Furniture shop in Torre del Mar?

I'm sure I've seen adverts for a new one opened up in what used to be a garden centre on the opposite side on the roundabout to the entrance to El Ingenio (the motorway exit). Not TdM but in Nerja I recently bought an outside store shed from a shop with a big choice of outside furniture. It is on th...
by Wicksey
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Its cold!
Replies: 17
Views: 649

Re: Its cold!

We're lighting the log fire today, but we have had them in May before! From the weather forecast it looks like it's warming up next week. No doubt it will be log fires one day and aircon the next, as the weather is so changeable here.
by Wicksey
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Patio chair cushions
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Patio chair cushions

There are 3 very large ones you can try. I bought some cushions from the one next to Mercadona on Torrox Costa a few weeks back and they had a big stock of cushions for outside furniture. It doesn't look very big from outside but it's a huge shop when you get inside. There is also another large shop...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Bird migration this year
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Bird migration this year

Cranes? Never seen them flying over. Do they sound and look like a skein of geese? If so we might have heard them in the past and assumed rhey were geese. There have been some interesting tv programmes on the return of cranes to the uk after a long absence. They seem to always go over in the middle...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Setting up Smarty VPN
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Setting up Smarty VPN

Hello! So, if smarty dns is plumbed into my router and I have downloaded open vpn onto laptop, how do yo make it work? do you have turn off smarty? Can you only use it on the laptop? Cheers folks There is a separate icon on the desktop for the SmartyVPN on my laptop, and through that you can turn t...
by Wicksey
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Bird migration this year
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Bird migration this year

For me the sound of the bee eaters is always the start of spring, but not heard them yet here. I did hear the cranes go overhead the other evening though.
by Wicksey
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Setting up Smarty VPN
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Setting up Smarty VPN

I think the only way I can use my Smart TV apps such as BBCiPlayer, CH4 etc is by putting the DNS into the router which was quite easy. It means that my PC and laptop also benefit from the DNS but I've had to install the VPN in order to get the BBC to work as Smarty keeps being blocked. I don't have...
by Wicksey
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Setting up Smarty VPN
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Setting up Smarty VPN

Ha .... I didn't spot the SmartyDNSApplication notice on the OpenVPN page which made it much easier to download .... doh. I had been struggling to go through all their step by step instructions before. Much easier this time and all up and running!
by Wicksey
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Setting up Smarty VPN
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Setting up Smarty VPN

Yes it is the VPNs in SmartyDNS website. It was OpenVPN I tried then messed up my computer .... it seemed to be quite complicated. You helped me back up and restore to get rid of it!

I'll have another look at the tutorial and see if I can follow it better this time.
by Wicksey
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Renta 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 576

Re: Renta 2017

I still can't get my digital signature to work. The site seems to say you can just use your tax reference and NIE?
by Wicksey
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Setting up Smarty VPN
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Setting up Smarty VPN

I seem to be having a mental block about this. I set up the DNS in my router without any problems but now that there are so many problems with the BBC their site suggest setting up the VPN using the UK London details. When I go into their tutorial I go through the stages and click on Win10 under &qu...
by Wicksey
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Bramley apple trees
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: Bramley apple trees

People, don't be so negative. Where I live in Canarias, the temp min is 9ºC over winter and that's rare. Mostly min is 12 or 13. I grow all sorts of fruit trees including apple. No problem producing fruit. They may not be huge, but they're good enough for us. Also grow apricot, plum, pear and a mul...
by Wicksey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: UK mobile phone stopped working
Replies: 16
Views: 427

Re: UK mobile phone stopped working

Actually, I discovered today that we can phone the UK on it and receive calls from the UK. It's just calling and receiving within Spain that doesn't work. As I said, I do have a Spanish phone but I will now look into getting a better tariff and getting a second Spanish SIM so we both have a function...

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