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Jan 20th 2018, 1:22 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,928
Posted By GC44

Re: VPN/DNS

Into my second year with Express VPN. No issues whatsoever.
Forum: Spain
Dec 17th 2017, 7:55 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,364
Posted By GC44

Re: Will we look back in time, and say we bought at the bottom in 2014

I do hope you are right.

I'm no expert but I really can see some repercussions after April 29 2019, wether its the Euro dropping through the floor or the Spanish house price recovery (as small as...
Forum: Canada
Oct 8th 2017, 1:37 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 9,284
Posted By GC44

Re: bbc iplayer

I tend to access bbc through the jersey or isle of man selection of vpns. I also use the jersey choice for UK netflix.
Glad your sorted.
Forum: Canada
Oct 6th 2017, 3:17 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 9,284
Posted By GC44

Re: bbc iplayer

Been using express vpn for 14 months now. Very reliable. Which is good cause we dont have Canadian TV at all.
Forum: Canada
Jul 16th 2017, 1:55 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,747
Posted By GC44

Re: BBC & ITV not working behind VPN

Been with express vpn for a year now. Have found it to be extremely reliable. We get BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and US Netflix. Not sure if its a vpn issue or something I'm doing wrong but we do struggle to...
Forum: Canada
May 31st 2017, 12:08 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 23,722
Posted By GC44

Re: Any VPNs still work for BBC/ITV?

We had Overplay for a while and initially it was great for Netflix but slowly over time it started to really struggle connecting.

We did a bit of research and eventually switched to Express VPN...
Forum: Canada
May 29th 2017, 1:10 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 23,722
Posted By GC44

Re: Any VPNs still work for BBC/ITV?

Express vpn is working just great. Can still watch all the usual UK channels plus Netflix US and UK.
Forum: Canada
Apr 11th 2017, 5:19 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By GC44

Re: Car Insurance Cheaper in Canada?

The wifes Fiat 500 is $1650 here, the same car 6 years ago in the UK cost her Gbp 198. Even if you take into account the rise in inflation over the 6 years the difference is outrageous. But what can...
Forum: Canada
Apr 11th 2017, 3:09 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 8,235
Posted By GC44

Re: Cashing in final salary pension.

Welcome to Canada, have a nice day!
Forum: Canada
Apr 10th 2017, 3:11 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 8,235
Posted By GC44

Re: Cashing in final salary pension.

Have just done a web chat with someone at the UK pension advisory and he informs me that as I am a resident in Canada I cannot set up a new pension scheme (SIPP) to transfer my company pension too. ...
Jan 18th 2017, 12:06 pm
Replies: 1,051
Views: 71,629
Posted By GC44

Re: Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

Locked Up on More 4 (Walter Presents) is definitely worth watching. Found series 2 on some streaming service so looking forward to get into that tonight.
Jan 17th 2017, 12:16 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,283
Posted By GC44

Re: Have you ever been to Bognor Regis?

Hard to beat a day to Filey, taking a stroll over the Brig searching the rock pools for crabs. Then back to one of the seafront cafes by the lifeboat station for a mug of tea and a baked potatoe with...
Jan 12th 2017, 5:51 pm
Replies: 1,051
Views: 71,629
Posted By GC44

Re: Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

Taboo on BBC looks like it will be good if the 1st one is anything to go by.
The Passenger (French) on More 4
Jan 6th 2017, 12:10 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By GC44

Re: Christmas TV and Radio

The new Sherlock was worth the wait.
Forum: Canada
Dec 10th 2016, 1:11 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 3,234
Posted By GC44

Re: Moving to Calgary in January - what cold weather gear do we need?

When you get over find out where your local Winners stores are and get your winter gear there. Winners is basically T K Maxx. Probably not so good for boots but you can't beat there prices for coats,...
Dec 4th 2016, 11:12 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 4,660
Posted By GC44

Re: What do you miss from where you came from?

Simply supermarkets undercutting each other, a phenomenon that hasn't made it to Manitoba yet. Indeed competition appears restricted to ice hockey or curling!
Dec 4th 2016, 5:06 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 4,660
Posted By GC44

Re: What do you miss from where you came from?

Decent curry
Car boot sales
British humour especially sarcasm
Choice of vehicle insurance
Cheap holidays abroad
Historic buildings (used to work in York Minster)
Pubs (decent pint)
Roads with...
Forum: Spain
Sep 26th 2016, 5:19 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,192
Posted By GC44

Re: Benidorm

Believe Madge did for a little while.
Forum: Canada
Sep 25th 2016, 8:20 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 5,581
Posted By GC44

Re: Do Canadians have a nickname?

Were I live, the term Redneck would not be inappropriate!
Somebody told me once that the term Canuck meant Canadian from the UK. Who knows!
Sep 4th 2016, 2:29 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 2,651
Posted By GC44

Re: UK to benefit from a great Canadian export.

Before we left the UK in 2011 we would frequently do the normal Saturday morning shopping and coffee in Starbucks on the outskirts of York. The queue for coffee was frequently through the length of...
Sep 4th 2016, 1:44 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 2,651
Posted By GC44

Re: UK to benefit from a great Canadian export.

Many of my co-workers happily slurp Timmies, but when I suggest Starbucks they all claim its far to strong. As the UK is awash with Starbucks / Costa among others I am dubious just how popular Tims...
Forum: Canada
Sep 3rd 2016, 10:49 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,814
Posted By GC44

Re: The financial cost of our immigration to Canada

Thats basically why we got one here. The OH loved her white 500 in the UK, now she has a red one to love.
Her commute is about a 20 mile round trip 4 of which are gravel. No problems so far after 2...
Forum: Canada
Sep 2nd 2016, 8:56 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,814
Posted By GC44

Re: The financial cost of our immigration to Canada

Wives Fiat 500 got through last 2 prairie winters with winter tyres, no problem.
Sep 1st 2016, 4:29 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 10,094
Posted By GC44

Re: BBC IPlayer to require a TV Licence from 1st September 2016

I set my vpn to Jersey, the fine there is only 500 gbp :thumbsup:
Forum: Canada
Aug 5th 2016, 3:46 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 23,722
Posted By GC44

Re: Any VPNs still work for BBC/ITV?

There was a BBC Global iplayer, not sure how long it lasted but it closed fairly recently. Not sure why it ceased operation but I have a feeling the uptake was disappointing. After all why pay for a...
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