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by murbisa
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Sky Reception Today
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: Sky Reception Today

We have got an old Pace 2600 in the bedroom and when this happens it takes about an hour to come back on. The sky+ box works again pretty well straight away.
by murbisa
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Automatic gates
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: Automatic gates

Sorry - just given you a wrong phone number - should have read 951238647. It is so dark here i can't see the computer keys :lol:
by murbisa
Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Automatic gates
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: Automatic gates

Try phoning Mark on 951238847 or 620680540. He does all the work for is and made and installed our gates. business called Anvil Fabrications and near Cartama.

Muriel
by murbisa
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Should we take big electric goods to spain??
Replies: 38
Views: 7475

Re: Should we take big electric goods to spain??

We did ours with vodafone in the UK as we have our mobiles with them and they knock a bit off. Pay £25 a month for line rental, all calls and broadband. Speed usually about 4mb. Very happy with it,
by murbisa
Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Gardening Ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Re: Gardening Ideas

Sid, they are beautiful. Have you got any photos of the rest of them? Do I hard prune mine back now? Have been doing a bit of gentle pruning throughout the year but nothing drastic. The roses I brought back are the "old english roses" - Jude the Obscure is one and can't remember the name o...
by murbisa
Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Gardening Ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Re: Gardening Ideas

You are so right Martin. We have learn't a lot from wandering round the parks. I love Paloma park in Benamadena and could spend hours there. Especially the cacti garden. We are in the campo and it gets quite windy and I have learn't the hard way that not everything in the garden centre will survive ...
by murbisa
Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: LCD TV Screen
Replies: 15
Views: 1303

Re: LCD TV Screen

Paula - just a thought :roll: do you leave the tv on standby all the time? I can remember one we had a few years ago started going pink. Iwas told to turn it completely off for a few hours. let it sort itself out and switch on again. I left it overnight and it was fine next day. It did it afew times...
by murbisa
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Photobucket INFECTED!!! BE CAREFUL!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3653

Re: Photobucket INFECTED!!! BE CAREFUL!!!

It wasn't that. I had that in Spain on something but didn't click on it fortunately
by murbisa
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Photobucket INFECTED!!! BE CAREFUL!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3653

Re: Photobucket INFECTED!!! BE CAREFUL!!!

Ken I don't know what it was but it totally corrupted everything. One minute I was on a reputable website and the next everything just froze. I am fairly computer savvy but just gave up and re-installed. We are in the UK for a couple of weeks which was lucky as nothing important on my computer here ...
by murbisa
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Photobucket INFECTED!!! BE CAREFUL!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3653

Re: Photobucket INFECTED!!! BE CAREFUL!!!

I had the same problem this morning on the Martins Money Tips forum. Computer froze and I couldn't get back into it. Had to do a complete re-install of XP. It has taken me most of the day to get things back to how they were :(
by murbisa
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: You Tube Video on Vera house demolition
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: You Tube Video on Vera house demolition

Jool I agree with you that Spain is a great place to be. Wish I was brave enough to retire here completely. I love where we are, the spanish people are great and the weather out of this world (apart from today!!) But even when my OH retires completely I don't think we will commit while all this is g...
by murbisa
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: You Tube Video on Vera house demolition
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: You Tube Video on Vera house demolition

It's horrifying. And this is the reason we are keeping our roots in the UK. We have always got a bollt hole to run back to!! Our villa is mostly legal, apart from a third bedroom we built on in 2002, but then they thought theirs was legal - it doesn't seem to mean much over here. My brother is in a ...
by murbisa
Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Detail on SATNAV for Spain
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

Re: Detail on SATNAV for Spain

We were until it conked out!!! We were actually going to a little place called Fines which is near Albox.
We weren't sure where we were going the first time and got lost finding his place. Some of the tracks it took us down I wondered if we were going to ever see civilisation again!!
by murbisa
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clothes washing powder/liquids
Replies: 16
Views: 2886

Re: Clothes washing powder/liquids

For those in the campo and on soakaways/septic tanks. I found in the UK that our drains kept blocking and was forever getting the rods out. Thought all the white stuff coming through was fat from the sink until someone told me it was washing powder. I switched to liquids and the drains stopped block...
by murbisa
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Detail on SATNAV for Spain
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

Re: Detail on SATNAV for Spain

Yes we did have climate control on. Perhaps it was a bit high up for it? But it has happened twice up there on our trips to my Brother in Almeria.
by murbisa
Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Detail on SATNAV for Spain
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

Re: Detail on SATNAV for Spain

Like Detourer we have the TT 910 and we think it is fantastic over here. You have to be a bit careful and make your own mind up whether to tackle a track up a mountain, but we had that problem in the UK. Some roads it tried to send you down were ridiculous. Would recommend it to anyone. One piece of...
by murbisa
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Coffee machines?
Replies: 10
Views: 1656

Re: Coffee machines?

For black coffee we bought a Braun in the UK, still going strong after a few years. Brought a Krups over here and very pleased with it after a year. It has a thermos jug so the coffee doesn't "stew" on the hotplate. Once it has brewed you can take the jug where you want so handy in the sum...
by murbisa
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can you bring houseplants to Spain?
Replies: 9
Views: 3322

Re: Can you bring houseplants to Spain?

I have just flown back from the UK with 2 David Austin Roses in my suitcase without a problem. I wonder if anybody ever looks at anything when you drive over. We drove the whole way through France and Spain and I don't think they even realised we had 2 dogs in the car as we had darkened windows. Nev...
by murbisa
Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Sky box switching to standby
Replies: 56
Views: 8153

Re: Sky box switching to standby

I would suggest you leave it unplugged from the mains overnight and see if it will work in the morning. Sounds as if it might be on the way out

Muriel
by murbisa
Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Sky box switching to standby
Replies: 56
Views: 8153

Re: Sky box switching to standby

have you tried pulling out mains lead for about 10 mins and letting it reset itself. When you put lead back it will take a couple of minutes to reset before you can switch it on again. Just keep pressing the sky button until it goes green.

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