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by olive
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: OAP subsidised holidays
Replies: 2
Views: 78

OAP subsidised holidays

Does anyone have any information about these holidays for pensioners please? Is it called Imerso?

Do you automatically get invites on reaching pensionable age or do you have to register?

Anyone been on one?
by olive
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Alcaudete/iznajar
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Alcaudete/iznajar

I am surprised that you haven't had any replies. Cannot help with Alcaudete but would say Iznajar has a charm. We took a visitor there last week. Plenty of photo opportunities. The pantano is pretty low. I prefer it fuller however some interesting photo opportunities for example former river bridges...
by olive
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Skip / contenedor
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Skip / contenedor

There is a yard with hundreds of skips in it on the right in a yard surrounded by a red castellated wall (opposite the Opel garage) as you come into Granada on the Santa Fe road. I suspect that would be too far away. Better might be to ask at your local builders merchants. They would know of someone...
by olive
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 80
Views: 3365

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Ah the joys of the open road.

"50 euros to see what it can do mister" , pay up.
by olive
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: 1.5 ceramic sink with drainer
Replies: 1
Views: 465

1.5 ceramic sink with drainer

You would think it would be easy to find such a thing here in Spain.

Looking for a white ceramic sink plus small bowl and drainer. Have tried the DIY sheds to no avail. Ditto Porcelanosa.

Plenty in England sub £200 but carriage might be prohibitive.


Anyone know of a supplier here please?
by olive
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 80
Views: 3365

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Yes an excellent and informative post. Only this morning I considered posting a “how did you get on with your return trip , especially Bilbao” . That can wait I guess. Some of our campo friends have sold and are moving to a rented piso on the Costa del Sol. Food for thought as we are not getting any...
by olive
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Persids 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Re: Persids 2019

Thanks for the heads up :thumbup:
by olive
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Village near Torres Cabrera Estacion ffcc
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: Village near Torres Cabrera Estacion ffcc

Hi Stephen. Had a few thoughts about your request. Have you the Google earth co ordinates for this village? A google search throws up very little. I live maybe 60 miles away ( 2 hours as the roads are poor). Not an area we visit often and not in the heat of summer. I don't know if you have other lin...
by olive
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Thick ceiling paint
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Thick ceiling paint

We have an uneven 3 by 3 metre ceiling to paint.

Anyone know of a thick finish paint that would hide some of the imperfections and give a good finish please? Maybe matt if available.
by olive
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Dog mess rules - Ronda area
Replies: 4
Views: 2138

Dog mess rules - Ronda area

Saw something on olivepress the other day saying dog owners could be fined for not having a dog poo bag or a bottle of water. I think most responsible pet owners carry a bag. What is the bottle for? Are you expected to wash away dog urine? Are these general rules in Andalusia.? On a separate note. W...
by olive
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Gotele finish
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Gotele finish

That is the sprayed on plaster finish that looks a bit like wood chip when painted?

Never seen it done. Presumably you can hire the kit.
by olive
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Bills
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: Electricity Bills

The house might be in the campo. In our area everyone is on 3 phase with a max potencia of around 5 kw. A few properies only have one phase with less than 2kw potencia.
by olive
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Speed camera map
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Re: Speed camera map

Just seen an item on French traffic offence fines. Their technology is very good along with much improved cooperation on databases. We received a letter last week confirming and thanking us for prompt payment.. You will get fined for speeding but also not wearing seatbelts( cannot be any British not...
by olive
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Olive Oil, Liquid gold or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 2488

Olive Oil, Liquid gold or not?

Interesting item on the problems facing olive growers here in Spain. It is in English. https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/07/19/inenglish/1563550166_050699.html In our area olives are the number one source of income. Areas of asparagus continue to be grubbed up and parcels that grew wheat are both turne...
by olive
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Snake on Bougainvillea
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

Re: Snake on Bougainvillea

:lol:

Hardly dare tell you about me removing a smallish snake from a swimming pool. I copied a method I had seen on tv. String down a pipe and back up to leave a loop. Gently held the snake behind the head to avoid slicing it off. The snake saw a dark hole to escape into - the pipe.
by olive
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Snake on Bougainvillea
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

Re: Snake on Bougainvillea

Yes been there too with the dog investigating “something”. They are long. Haven't seen one for 18 months. Not a fan of snakes. A neighbour had a pair of possibly whip snakes drop on them from overhead grapevines while eating on their patio. They thought they were coupling.
by olive
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Snake on Bougainvillea
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

Re: Snake on Bougainvillea

Yes they do move fast but not as fast as me when I found one in a box of plumbing items in the garage. :lol:
by olive
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Shingles Vaccination
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Shingles Vaccination

Thanks for that. I had a close friend , same age, die from pneumonia and sepsis in April. Not sure a prior vaccination would have helped. TOH had shingles on her face last year. It was horrible. You have my sympathy. Our local witchdoctor said she could cure or alleviate it by flicking gunpowder ont...
by olive
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?
Replies: 25
Views: 2257

Re: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?

Oops. Hotel Larranaga. Nice family run place. Good for an overnight en route. No other bars or restaurants nearby. We had a pre dinner walk around the industrial units and wood yards that abound in the area. Somewhere in San Sebastion or elsewhere with nicer surroundings might be more appropriate.
by olive
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?
Replies: 25
Views: 2257

Re: Bilbao ferry/overnight stay. Any tips please?

DA. Hope you have a good trip. I would be interested in your experience in Bilbao after the event. We were due to spend May in Leon , picos de Europa and Bilbao. Family events overtook us and we drove back to Scotland again. Have done 18k km so far this year. On the way back we stayed in a lovely pl...

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