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by olive
Thu May 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga car hire.
Replies: 170
Views: 80084

Re: Malaga car hire.

Which magazine have just done their annual survey. Goldcar bottom on a basket of criteria. Five times out of the last six years apparently.
by olive
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Dart charge for expat users
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Dart charge for expat users

Good idea, It will hopefully be Sunday so less busy. Thanks. Costakid. They chased us and we had paid albeit late. Plus the lorry driver. The paperwork is from Dart and as I said all in Spanish. They seem very organised apart from putting someone elses paperwork in with ours and not being interested...
by olive
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Dart charge for expat users
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Dart charge for expat users

We used this crossing in early January and only managed to pay it an hour over the time lmit. The fine appeared in our mail, all in Spanish, today. Along with a fine for a lorry driver in San Sebastion. He is presumably blissfully unaware! We spoke to Dart on the phone and have submitted a claim to ...
by olive
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: New here
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: New here

Andalucia is a very big place with many different climates. The climate here is very different from the UK. We too are keen gardeners. Germinating seeds is difficult for us. You find baby plants for sale. Bunches of bare rooted tomato plants are a good example. My tip would be to grow what locals gr...
by olive
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Instant electric water heaters
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Instant electric water heaters

Thanks. Been mopping after a deluge of rain!
by olive
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Correos mail hold
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: Correos mail hold

mmm. Convincing arguments for using a friend to empty the box periodically.

Thanks for the comments especially about parcels.
by olive
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Correos mail hold
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Correos mail hold

We may have to be away from home for a while. Is there a facility for Correos to hold your mail rather than cramming it endlessly into the rather small Apartados ? Buzon with our name in the centre of the village? I dont want a mail redirect. If there isn't , a Spanish friend has offered to empty th...
by olive
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Instant electric water heaters
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Instant electric water heaters

3.7 kw? Min on a radial circuit ?

The one I was looking at was a measly 2.8 kw zip es £211 from aquahot in uk. Adequate for hand washing or getting some water for mopping. I didn't want a dedicated cct.
by olive
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Instant electric water heaters
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Instant electric water heaters

That is encouraging. Sourced here in Spain? have you got a name or model number please for your sink ones please?

Does the sink get earthed at all or not necessary as the device is earthed via the circuit?
by olive
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Instant electric water heaters
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Instant electric water heaters

I have a remote sink and would like hot water to accompany the existing cold supply. The traditional solutions are butane instant water heater or a small water cylinder. The former is a lot of hassle and expense for occasional use. The latter is neater but I guess not very economical unless on a tim...
by olive
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Having a car to use in UK
Replies: 39
Views: 2575

Re: Having a car to use in UK

:lol: :lol: :lol:

being serious for a minute, I have said for years that this is a flawed area of the EU. Mostly it is designed around you being in one country.
by olive
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depopulation in Rural Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Depopulation in Rural Spain

"A bi hourly bus service during certain hours to the nearest town " Our nearest large village is on a main road between two towns of around 20,000 each. The large village has a population of 680. Daily bus service is just one bus in the morning and one back at 7 p.m. Not really of great us...
by olive
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Depopulation in Rural Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Depopulation in Rural Spain

Has anyone been following this non political protest. Been on TV and in the papers. For example El Pais (in English). https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/04/01/inenglish/1554107629_170580.html It is a subject close to my heart as an advocate of rural living. Our small village used to have youngsters. The...
by olive
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Re: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside

katy wrote:Why do people feel the need to scoff on a 3 hour flight. :?



Two hour journey to airport, security queue, wait to board, flight, half hour get luggage and hire car other end and two hour journey to destination?
by olive
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Home Insurance Question.
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Home Insurance Question.

Linea Directa do cover no rejas. you have to close and bolt the internal shutters on all windows as part of the small print. Neither Rejas and no rejas just bolted shutters would stop a determined thief but do deter casual ones.
by olive
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: madrid malaga train
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: madrid malaga train

Approx how much is a return ticket out of interest please?
by olive
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New Electricity Connection.
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: New Electricity Connection.

A neighbour has a basic electrical connection to his house like yours. Fit for a television and a few lights and has never been upgraded. The price for the upgrade came in at 4000 euros. A suspiciously round figure. However that is to upgrade the single phase bell wire over four pylon spans to the n...
by olive
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Leroy Merlin - Little Faith
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Leroy Merlin - Little Faith

Just had a thought. Do LM offer “chat” on their website? You could ask there. I suspect one person is dealing with a number of chats at a time which gives you the chance to use google translate if you dont fully understand a response. I suspect you are right with the customer service difference betw...
by olive
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Leroy Merlin - Little Faith
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Leroy Merlin - Little Faith

I wish you luck with that quest. The curse of the "curfew". By the time you have done the morning chores and driven anywhere they are closed. I found that problem with the Granada store but asking at the desk near the entrance they got someone from that department to man the returns desk. ...
by olive
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE
Replies: 14
Views: 1620

Re: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE

You will of course now be perfectly equipped to give advice to expats like they are painting the outside of the house at the wrong time of the year.

Don't forget to switch the tv on the minute you get up for the day.

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