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by olive
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Chumbo , white bugs
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Chumbo , white bugs

I had seen large lumps of chumbo cactus affected by the whitebugs in previous years in Malaga province and never thought much about it. Last year it arrived here in the Poniente. This year the plants are dying back and look a right mess. I have a love hate relationship with the plant. Great environm...
by olive
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil
Replies: 27
Views: 683

Re: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil

That is my conclusion too.

I shall keep the numbers down and makesure it isnt a convoy nose to tail.
by olive
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: classic car
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: classic car

How about enlisting the help of David Bazely at Specialistvehicles.com? He would inspect, transport, register onto Uk or other country plates as required. Have used his services and recommend him highly. Might be a better car elsewhere in Europe. Mobile.de is a handy site and has filters in English ...
by olive
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: "go to" cafe/restaurant near Malaga airport
Replies: 24
Views: 4153

Re: "go to" cafe/restaurant near Malaga airport

Olive, I'm not sure whether or not this is the same place that you and Wollie were referring to in San Julián, but I have had some decent lunches here: Mesón El Pollo del Tio Paco Calle Londres, 6, San Julián 29004 Málaga Tel: 952 236 127 Web site: http://www.elpollodeltiopaco.com/ I believe they a...
by olive
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: La Cala del Moral Beach front restaurants/bars
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: La Cala del Moral Beach front restaurants/bars

Costakid- bit of feedback. We have been there several times. Latest was today. Height of the season. 20 mins from airport pickup. Had a nice meal at the second from last spot then a lovely walk through the tunnels before a drink at the last spot. All very civilised and not at all busy. Great suggest...
by olive
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Organised car tours - Guardia Civil
Replies: 27
Views: 683

Organised car tours - Guardia Civil

I am looking to organise, a not for profit or gain, series of drives for a group of friends to encompass some of the amazing scenic routes that abound in Andalucia. Over the years , I have encountered organised motorbike tours on some of the routes. Are there any laws that might be broken? E.g. max ...
by olive
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rodents
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Rodents

Of greater concern is damage to the wiring loom

Keep putting bait down until you smell decomposing rodent. I find Mercadona's offering the most effective. Red and black box.
by olive
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perseids 2018 11-12th and 12-13th August.
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: Perseids 2018 11-12th and 12-13th August.

Much much better tonight.

Saw quite a few . The website was a great help, thanks for taking the trouble to post it. :thumbup:
by olive
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Now In
Replies: 16
Views: 761

Re: Now In

Couldn't find it in our local Mercadona.

I asked an assistant and they said that the stores do have different stock. I know that is the case as we were surprised at the selection of cakes and bread at the one near Granada airport for example.
by olive
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perseids 2018 11-12th and 12-13th August.
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: Perseids 2018 11-12th and 12-13th August.

One or two but saw an equivalent amount the night before!

Shall try again tonight.
by olive
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Help with accommodation in Andalucia
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Re: Help with accommodation in Andalucia

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like a great adventure. Spain has a good sized network of high speed trains but there are some big gaps. Our nearest access point ( Loja) hasnt had a scheduled train run through it for 18 months die to upgrade works. The “ service “ still runs but is a bus. I believe thi...
by olive
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Perseids 2018 11-12th and 12-13th August.
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: Perseids 2018 11-12th and 12-13th August.

Thanks muchly for the heads up and the link.

I am hoping for more luck than last year!!
by olive
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Recycling in Spain..Update...
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Recycling in Spain..Update...

So which is the heaviest ? ..a tonne of feathers or a tonne of steel ?

Easy. At first I thought it was a trick question but it is the steel as it has 25% tariff on top as the world goes mad. :thumbup:
by olive
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair industrial action July
Replies: 88
Views: 2883

Re: Ryanair industrial action July

More strikes planned for the 6th Aug . German Ryanair pilots association.
by olive
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Nevada shopping
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Nevada shopping

I have very mixed feelings about Nevada shopping. It is fairly easy to get into but getting out is always a hassle with roads taking you to a roundabout or two in a wilderness. Free underground parking which is good and air conditioned shopping. However if you buy anything large from Leroy Merlin th...
by olive
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lunar eclipse july 27th
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: Lunar eclipse july 27th

Really enjoyed that. How ancient man must have wondered.


Congrats Mr and Mrs Beni. :thumbup:
by olive
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Recycling in Spain..Update...
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Recycling in Spain..Update...

Mixed bag. Only yesterday we took a carload to recycle and found the general waste( landfill) bin full of cardboad with the adjacent cardboard bin nearly empty. That was in Loja too. Wehad driven past another cardboard recycling bin as it was so full folk had just dumped theirstuff alongside. I carr...
by olive
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: The forum
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: The forum

No those really are words. I checked on my iPad word generator. You are off the hook Peter!
by olive
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bathroom supplies
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Bathroom supplies

Welcome to the forum.

I think I know what you are after. Try Porcelenosa . They have stores at Malaga and Granada with good displays. None display items they get from catalogues. You might also try the DIY sheds like Leroy Merlin and Bauhaus. leroy Merlin has a good online website.

Hope that helps.
by olive
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Well water
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Well water

Welcome to the forum. Plenty of info if you search on wells on here. The key thing to remember is just because a well has water now , there is no guarantee year on year. A modest household might use 500 to 700 litres a day. This goes up a lot if you syart irrigating gardens. Hot water on demand. Thr...

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