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  1. John if you use Firefox and Thunderbird you can transfer all your passwords settings and emails with this: http://www.mozbackup.org/
  2. If you change your mind and get a French one, I just bought an Acer online at a very good price.   It arrived in just under 24 hrs from placing the order.  Post again if you want the name of the supplier.
  3. [quote user="Joshua"] In the event that the new French rules apply solely to EU citizens, whilst allowing French nationals to remain covered by CMU or the CPAM, this could be considered unlawful discrimination under EU law. In that event, as a matter of EU law, you must be entitled to continue to affiliate to the CMU or the CPAM under the same conditions as French nationals. [/quote] This seems to be perfectly clear and means that the proposed changes are unlawful and should be withdrawn immediately. Have you forwarded this to the MEP who has taken up these cases?
  4. There would be no need to take the box to UK just to activate one of the £20 Sky cards, as that can be done in any sky box in the UK and will then work in any other anywhere.  Maybe the digibox is u/s though.   Whoever fitted the dish should be able to check that for them.
  5. It may be worth you looking at this site: http://www.devismutuelle.com/index.asp We chose one that suited us from here and it would give you an idea of costs of different levels of cover for your age group.
  6. I don't know what offers are available in Spain now, but about 10 years ago I bought a Spanish sim card for about £10.   The special offer was an unknown amount of credit included. When I checked I found mine had £90 credit on it and I used it for several years with just a small annual top up to keep it going. France seems to be by far the worst country for mobile phone costs, so it's about time it was sorted out here. There are other things which seem to be accepted in France such as annual fees for bank cards, there does not seem to be much competition going on does there?
  7. To phone the UK from Spain, by far the cheapest way is to purchase a phone card when you are there. They allow something ridiculous like 3 hrs for 6 euros.   The only problem is that you have to dial into their system first, before you dial the UK number from a phone box. If you have a UK mobile, you can get your people to send you a text message which is free to receive and then phone them back. Spain also has good deals on pay as you go sim cards.
  8. Hi ltf, I am having problems with Firefox too.   Mine seem to be related to google-analytics and are only a problem on some sites I need to log in to with a password.   Are you getting any error messages?  
  9. [quote user="ams"]  Just in case, we have obtained a good quote for health insurance and I have sourced alternative prescrptions on the internet at 1/6 the price of what is paid at the local pharmacy..   ams [/quote] I think you need to take care with drugs sold on the net.   Some of them are not genuine and may not contain what you need.
  10. Suggest you turn on automatic updates.
  11. [quote user="dreamer"] Also, has anyone had one of those seemingly very expensive all-year-round covers fitted?  Are they worth the money and any ideas on cost and a local company to supply/fit one?  Many thanks.[/quote] Not sure what you have in mind here, but if you mean an abri, bear in mind that you should achieve a discount of some 30% if you deal direct with a manufacturer such as Abrisud, rather than a local pool store. Cost depends on size, but maybe 7000€ for a 9 * 4 metre pool. A roller cover would maybe cost you around 3000€ but is unlikely to help heat the water.
  12. Oh come on, they have to spend your taxes somehow.[;-)]
  13. I don't know whether you can read French, but if you can there is a forum where all these things are discussed: [url=]http://www.eauplaisir.com/annuaire/forums/index.php[/url]
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