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by Wicksey
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: VPN Recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: VPN Recommendation

Mobiles and tablets do seem to be easier to install VPNs on but most routers do not have that option, if you do have a suitable router, yesterday it is reasonably easy. Wicksey, you are lucky to have one that does. DNS is almost always the better option. Sid It is the DNS I've installed, not a VPN....
by Wicksey
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Easyjet
Replies: 49
Views: 1241

Re: Easyjet

It's not actually cancelled yet so I'll just have to wait. I think a refund will be best as long as they are still easy to obtain.
by Wicksey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 617
Views: 13310

Re: Coronavirus

Was the block not there when you Ascended Mrs W ? Ahead of you I was stopped at the Autovia roundabout Coming from ? going to, look at shopping, OK, no document check or anything other Nothing there when I ascended but then I had been to another shop after seeing you, so I ascended later than you. ...
by Wicksey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: VPN Recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: VPN Recommendation

It's not difficult to put the DNS into the router. I'm only self taught and found the step by step instructions on the website easy to follow. I found it the best option as then everything I have here is covered by it and you only need to do it once. However I have also now put the DNS settings into...
by Wicksey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 617
Views: 13310

Re: Coronavirus

I saw those DM articles as well! Just been watching the Spanish news where roads into popular holiday towns on the coast have been closed off with cement blocks and the police are checking where people have come from. Benidorm is completely shut down apparently. Also checking cars parked up on the c...
by Wicksey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Easyjet
Replies: 49
Views: 1241

Re: Easyjet

Jet 2 were saying they are starting to take bookings for holidays from June 15. Seems a bit optimistic to me. I did read in the EWN that Spain is considering keeping its borders closed for the whole of the summer, with no-on being allowed in or out for non-essential travel. Not sure how likely that ...
by Wicksey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 617
Views: 13310

Re: Coronavirus

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/09/id-checks-will-catch-flouters-from-madrid-on-the-costa-blanca-and-costa-del-in-spain-after-exodus/ A video shows huge queues of traffic on the motorway in Madrid as people are trying to get to their second homes. It's pretty obvious isn't it, that they're no...
by Wicksey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Easyjet
Replies: 49
Views: 1241

Re: Easyjet

Ryanair has just contacted me about an upcoming flight, but the options are not particularly good: · You can change your flight to any date in the next 3 months, up to Aug 31 2020. · The flight change fee will be waived in full. · You will only have to pay the difference in fare. · This flight date ...
by Wicksey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: VPN Recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: VPN Recommendation

I use a DNS as it doesn't slow the internet speed and you can put it into the router so that everything is covered. (I have a Smart LG TV, a PC plus a laptop and about 9mbps download which is plenty for watching catch-up). I use smartdnsproxy.com who I have found reliable. They also have a VPN you c...
by Wicksey
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Postal Service
Replies: 23
Views: 835

Re: Spanish Postal Service

Last week we had an electricity bill and something from the bank. Bank holidays Thursday and Friday this week so just thinking about whether to go to the PO or not tomorrow which will be the last day it's open until next Monday. No news of my card arriving in the UK that was posted 2 weeks ago.
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 617
Views: 13310

Re: Coronavirus

Would anything happen though Peter ? Depends who they are, Cousin of Alcalde, Son of Civil Guard etc. Expats could also bring a few problems on themselves by denouncing. As I've already said on here, one of the neighbours is a Guardia Civil officer (he was up here in his GC car with a colleague the...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Easyjet
Replies: 49
Views: 1241

Re: Easyjet

When an easyjet flight was 6 hours late landing last summer I was expecting a fight. A flight that we were all lined up ready to take (albeit late but not over the specified claim time) was diverted elsewhere due to "an incident on the runway beyond our control" and I was expecting refusal...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 617
Views: 13310

Re: Coronavirus

As is normal on Sunday I can see the columns of smoke from at least four bonfires, all at second properties. They must have self ignited. Jose has just passed going to his country house as he does every morning. I will probably be arrested if I take rubbish to the bins. We were just saying the same...
by Wicksey
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 617
Views: 13310

Re: Coronavirus

Talk of extending the lockdown until the 26th (Euro weekly news), so no surprises there. Also contemplating making everyone wear masks but I thought there was a national shortage of them. Perhaps we have to make our own? Lots of tutorials on Youtube.
by Wicksey
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 617
Views: 13310

Re: Coronavirus

It's nice to hear of the good news stories and the kindness of people. The media seem to always concentrate on the bad news stuff. If I was in the UK I would have volunteered to deliver food etc. I'm not sure what is available here in the way of volunteer work, especially as my Spanish, or I should ...
by Wicksey
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 617
Views: 13310

Re: Coronavirus

Torrox, in the "Campo" As I sit on my lofty perch and look around I see about eight houses, there are more further up the track. They have to pass me if going to civilisation. The cars I see daily five are Spanish non-campo residents and the three English residents )I don't see them every...
by Wicksey
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 10408

Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

It went like that during the news just after 7pm. We sat there thinking ... is this it?? But then it came back as normal again within a minute.
by Wicksey
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Easyjet
Replies: 49
Views: 1241

Re: Easyjet

EasyJet Have updated their site re vouchers. Now valid for 12 months and that seems to be for using it, not for date of travel. If new flights are less then the balance will be held for the 12 month period. If you tend to use them a few times a year then this doesn't seem so bad a deal as before. I'...
by Wicksey
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 617
Views: 13310

Re: Coronavirus

I can only get the cat food I need from Mercadona along with a number of other things that I always buy there. I guess the pueblo is nearest but I do not want to live on a diet of tinned fish and Bimbo bread, so I am still alternating between Lidl and Mercadona once a week depending on what I need. ...
by Wicksey
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Thinking of moving to alcaucin area
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Thinking of moving to alcaucin area

Thousands of houses were built illegally and it's those that will on the market, despite the DAFO that doesn't necessarily make it legal. New houses cannot be built in the campo so it's only the existing ones that will be for sale.

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