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by Rickse28
August 31st, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Electricity charges
Replies: 57
Views: 36187

Re: Electricity charges

This post has been dormant for a year. May I reopen it? I saw that utility charges jumped in 2018, and many people began to look for alternatives to electrical heating. Lighting IMO is not a problem with low voltage LED lamps being quite cheap, especially if you have solar panels. But heating villas...
by Rickse28
August 30th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Moving to menorca from the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 4380

Re: Moving to menorca from the UK

Good luck with your plans! Am wanting to do the move there as well, although to retire there. I am not an expert on Menorca or Spain in general (apart from as a tourist), but my impression of all things European is that you probably would encounter bureaucratic hurdles unless you have the necessary ...
by Rickse28
August 7th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Problems with the forums help is here
Topic: Some gripes about navigating the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Some gripes about navigating the forum

Many thanks - it's probably because originally when I used the drop-down Quick Links menu things were quiet on the forum and I was disappointed, so I stopped using it. I had been hoping to see a healthy list of new subjects and ripostes, but usually only got one or two. Maybe if New Posts could be u...
by Rickse28
August 6th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Problems with the forums help is here
Topic: Some gripes about navigating the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Some gripes about navigating the forum

Hi all, I have been on this site since May of 2017 - I know my profile says 2019 but there was a glitch last year - and have learned a ton of useful stuff about Menorca, life and everything on it. However, I have to admit that the way to navigate around the forum is looking increasingly clunky and d...
by Rickse28
July 28th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Permission to review Files?
Replies: 17
Views: 1359

Re: Permission to review Files?

Tigipaul wrote: ↑
July 27th, 2020, 9:23 pm
Blackballed ??
I'll send you some of my cream for that 😁😁 .
I got some for when I was nearly Blackballed πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
.Mr Tigi
You could get that one into Suzie's joke of the day!
by Rickse28
July 5th, 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Schools in Minorca
Replies: 5
Views: 3136

Re: Schools in Minorca

Sorry to hear about your friends. I am still trying to get to Menorca to retire there, and I have one 15-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son. My daughter may no longer be required to attend school by the time I settle in. My son is not keen on going, but that's mainly because he is glued to a co...
by Rickse28
July 5th, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Face coverings, masks
Replies: 16
Views: 2043

Re: Face coverings, masks

I am a bit surpruzzled by the difficulties of getting masks to fit. If you can't sew a button on (which is about the same as stitching a piece of elastic or tie string) how about using a stapler? I've had several masks that broke, or family ripped them off enthusiastically and the cord wrenched off....
by Rickse28
June 11th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Mao [Mahon] & Es Castell area.
Topic: Cala Fonts Web Cam
Replies: 133
Views: 79753

Re: Cala Fonts Web Cam

Feeling blue, stuck in my flat in sarf east Lunnon. Tried to look at the Cala Fonts webcam but it doesn't seem to be working. I also get a Not Secure warning in my browser when I try. Has the era of webcamming passed? Bit of a shame really. A dozen years ago I worked in an office near Old Street and...
by Rickse28
May 17th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Lockdown
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: Lockdown

I heard on the radio today that they have started using infra-red cameras to scan people arriving in the UK. They won't show that someone has Coronavirus, but will indicate a possible feverish condition. Anyone showing up as being 'hot' (in the old-fashioned meaning of the word!!) will be taken asid...
by Rickse28
April 30th, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Computer tips, info and help
Topic: Internet speeds/providers
Replies: 13
Views: 11518

Re: Internet speeds/providers

:rock: :???: I know it's a few months, er, down the line, but was wondering how you got on, Susie, with any upgrade - or not. I would like to add my experience, in south east London. We started WAY BACK with a company called Freeserve, which was bought up/swallowed up several times and eventually be...