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  1. Willum

    It's Still a Bl**dy Shambles...........

    Good to hear you're still alive and kicking, Sundowners. Doubtless you're aware of the dire situation in the UK. We're just hunkered down, dodging Covid idiots (plenty of them around) waiting and hoping for the vaccine rollout before the wave overtakes us. How is Portugal doing on the vaccine...
  2. Willum

    Locked Down

    Now that is what I'd call a serious Lockdown. Wonder how the great British public would react to that idea as a means of getting the 'R' rate down? Be interested to know how the Greek public react?
  3. Willum

    Locked Down

    Ah! Back on the beach on a low profile, then? Good luck
  4. Willum

    Locked Down

    Ooooops! I can only offer sympathy and a hope that you're good at makeshift plumbing. Talking of loos/showers: I've spent a less than pleasant morning cleaning sewers. The bolthole system backed up big time. The notable thing outdoors today is the sunshine and warmth. Wonderful for a change...
  5. Willum

    Locked Down

    I've got vivid memories of being locked down in Spain, Eric. The most vivid part of the memory was that it was WARM!!! :) In reality it was too flippin' warm in mid-July. Please feel free to enjoy it for us :thumb: We too are - and always have been - pretty careful in view of Pat's lung...
  6. Willum

    Locked Down

    Been trying to ignore everyone's updates on their whereabouts - but can't any longer. I'm jealous - and pretty much trapped in a UK winter :( You are probably well aware of the huge upsurge in infection rates here and it's pretty much for the same reasons as Dunroamin cited. The reaction is...
  7. Willum

    Locked Down

    They're on................ and only once small smear of the sticky stuff where it shouldn't have been. Miracle! A bit of tidying up to do once the 'goo' is fully set, the wiring to route and connect but that should leave us pretty much self sufficient for electricity when we wild it. Hadn't...
  8. Willum

    Locked Down

    I think we already knew that bit, Alan........ :) OK, OK, I'll rise to the bait. Happy now? ;) .................. and you actually managed to use them in most of the right places.:rofl::rofl: All that apart, Lockdown Syndrome included, it's our turn to have a lovely sunny day, a bit of a...
  9. Willum

    Locked Down

    Yep, lovely sunny day, so outside most of the time. We had a pretty foul late summer after a blistering July and August. On the Lockdown front: The Local Council, in their wisdom, have bowed to pressure (or worse, depending on your level of cynicism) from the big static caravan park owners and...
  10. Willum

    Hi all

    I know your wife, Neville. She's a very talented lady - but I didn't know she could connect to the internet as well......... :thumb: :thumb: :D:D:D That apart, welcome Dee63 and family. It's a very 'interesting' time to start full timing, lots and lots of changes but I'm sure you'll love the...
  11. Willum

    It's Still a Bl**dy Shambles...........

    ........ at the moment, who does?:sick::D:D I see that from tomorrow (Saturday) they will be joining the exclusive and much reviled UK quarantine list, along with Malta and Holland. It seems we are trying quite hard to alienate every country in the EU, instead of cold shouldering the ones we...
  12. Willum

    It's Still a Bl**dy Shambles...........

    Excellent post. Very clear and well written, Eric. You're right, a lot of folk don't/didn't - grasp all the implications and I think a lot of the reason for that is it hasn't really been well publicised. Maybe too, this aspect of leaving the EU has a much greater impact on our community, so...
  13. Willum

    It's Still a Bl**dy Shambles...........

    Yes, it is and making plans has gone on our back burner. I've a strong suspicion that Boris et al are busy backpedaling on quite a few major issues, keeping it as quiet as they possibly can - then pretty much aiming to present us with the same thing as Theresa May had, dresses in different...
  14. Willum

    MiFi and Internet

    I'd suggest that currently it's anyone's guess. The only (possibly erroneous) hint I got was from GiffGaff, when they sent out text messages to quite a few folk a year or so ago (first attempt at Brexit) that hinted at 2 weeks roaming then a greatly hiked rate for calls and texts. Internet...
  15. Willum

    MiFi and Internet

    Dohh! Sorry, just re -read you post. Europe included, going to anywhere else in the world (eg Aus?) for an additional £6 per day?
  16. Willum

    MiFi and Internet

    Ta. No need to check the bills - but is it £180 per month if you're touring in Europe? Three has some good deals - but no service worth the name in this area. We have one of their SIMS as a standby for Europe. Vodafone and O2 are good here. EE (Everything Everywhere? Pah!) are the worst of...
  17. Willum

    MiFi and Internet

    A couple of questions, Chris: Does it work OK in Europe and have you tried it for more than 60 days? Do you know roughly how much data do you get through each month? I assume it's a tad more than our £32/month :eek:- but we don't stream films/TV/whatever.
  18. Willum

    MiFi and Internet

    I'd guess most folk have already solved their particular problem but we put the 60 day roaming issue to the test with a Sky phone SIM, a MiFi and a 12 month contract. In a round about way we asked what the roaming time limit was. The answer, much to our surprise, was that there wasn't one! We...
  19. Willum

    It's Still a Bl**dy Shambles...........

    Ah! Now I'm with you. I'll put it down to tiredness................. :snooze:
  20. Willum

    It's Still a Bl**dy Shambles...........

    Made it!! Back at the Home Depot. 6 hour slog northward overnight, very, very little traffic, even on the M25. Tired to poach a slot at Newhaven but it was full of everything but motorhomes. The bit where we last parked up waiting for a ferry was full of trucks and cars. Stopped at one...
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