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by BENIDORM
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Market days?
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Market days?

Hello J & D,
I see no reason why the Huetor Tajar market shouldn't be on tomorrow, hope that you enjoy it !

There are also some very large Chinese Bazars in Huetor as well...

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Market days?
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Market days?

John & Diane, You are welcome... Are you looking for a traditional Spanish market or Brit. carboot or perhaps a fleamarket/antiques.? There is also a medium sized Spanish market on Saturday, at Moraleda, just off the A92, however the Tuesday market at Huetor Tajar, in my opinion, is worth the dr...
by BENIDORM
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Market days?
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Market days?

Market days....Loja..Monday ..I believe. Better market at Huetor Tajar every Tuesday morning. ( most of the other Spanish markets in this area are the same traders as here.) Hotel Saydo, Mollina near Antequera....( British ).Car boot and market.Every Wednesday. Salar, Car Boot sale ..First Saturday ...
by BENIDORM
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Having a car to use in UK
Replies: 20
Views: 1626

Re: Having a car to use in UK

Peter.....If you can't beat 'em......join 'em....

And in your case you will be a Gamekeeper turned Poacher..... :thumbup:

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 24
Views: 1025

Re: Lone and ill

Katy, Thank you for your update. I know about the abundance of charity organisations in UK, more than 40 years ago I was a volunteer with several organisations and worked a few years for Social Services which was an eye-opener. However Spain does also have many help organisations and of course in ma...
by BENIDORM
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 24
Views: 1025

Re: Lone and ill

Interesting report from last year Katy, do you think that this type of report is possibly politically motivated ? I'm always wary of newspaper reports, most seem to be trying to score political points with propaganda type reporting. I can only personaly remember one case of family refusing to look a...
by BENIDORM
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Having a car to use in UK
Replies: 20
Views: 1626

Re: Having a car to use in UK

Thank you Peter,
And may your plans be successful.... :thumbup:

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Having a car to use in UK
Replies: 20
Views: 1626

Re: Having a car to use in UK

Based on my experience of living and driving in Spain for 30 years, I've never had any problem driving a UK registered car with my Spanish licence as long as the car is registered with a British person with a permanent address in UK, and as I stated before you need to carry a letter of permission fr...
by BENIDORM
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Having a car to use in UK
Replies: 20
Views: 1626

Re: Having a car to use in UK

You could purchase a UK reg car in Spain , currently taxed and tested of course and I would suggest that it should be purchased and insured by a UK based friend or relative, and you could drive it with a letter of permission from the new owner.

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Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 24
Views: 1025

Re: Lone and ill

If an expat goes to the trouble of integrating in Spain they will be 'adopted ' by locals and looked after in times of need. There are far worse places than Spain in the world to be alone and ill, including the US and the UK isn't the compassionate and caring place that some may think. Regards, Gordon
by BENIDORM
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 24
Views: 1025

Re: Lone and ill

Was your friend a member of the Armed Forces? If so he would be entitled to help from numerous organistaions, and as he is age 80 there would be a good chance that he would have been called up for 'National Service'. The Royal British Legion are able to help if he is ex-service, he doesn't have to b...
by BENIDORM
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 381
Views: 46082

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

Lavanda, Evelyn and Elusive ...Thought provoking and humourous comments...Thank You... Katy, I don't do 'little digs', I just state the facts and I must point out that you are not the only 'Gone Back' expat who contributes here, and anyway I really love you and your sometimes twisted humour... :wave...
by BENIDORM
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 381
Views: 46082

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

Ineresting input by some who don't actually live in Spain. My own feelings are that there is much more to life than being wealthy or pretending to be . Living in Spain with just basic pensions as income cetainly isn't living 'on the breadline', however it does require careful management and it reall...
by BENIDORM
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depopulation in Rural Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Depopulation in Rural Spain

An interesting subject Olive. Rural living has been on the decline in Spain and many other countries including UK for many years, I don't think that it's a plot by Governments , just purely that most people want more in their lives and choose to live in more populated areas where they can have easie...
by BENIDORM
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 381
Views: 46082

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

Well, 6 years on from when I started this post I still believe that it's possible to have a good realistic life with just basic UK pensions to rely on. Of course I agree with POR 's comments about individual requirements, but as long as a balanced lifestyle is maintained it's do-able. Last year my w...
by BENIDORM
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Moving to UK-
Replies: 135
Views: 59044

Re: Moving to UK-

I started this thread almost 2 years ago and it has had more than the usual amount of readers / followers, which surprised me. It does prove to me that 'Moving back to UK' must have been a serious consideration for many expats and I now wonder how many have actually returned ? Also I have to ponder ...
by BENIDORM
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Moving to UK-
Replies: 135
Views: 59044

Re: Moving to UK-

Red Dragon,
Good to hear that you have resolved your problem. :thumbup:

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Living Permanently in a Mobile Home ?
Replies: 24
Views: 5492

Re: Living Permanently in a Mobile Home ?

First I must apologise for my absence in following up this thread. :oops: Thank you everyone for your input and it is very much similar to my own thoughts. I can understand someone moving to Spain and wishing to live in a mobile home surrounded by a British community and having the security comfort ...
by BENIDORM
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Living Permanently in a Mobile Home ?
Replies: 24
Views: 5492

Living Permanently in a Mobile Home ?

Some friends were recently discussing with me the possibility of permanently living in a mobile home , they have sold their house ( in Spain ) and are at present living in a rented apartment while they decide what to do. I really didn't have a clue what I could tell them, my only experience with mob...
by BENIDORM
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Moving to UK-
Replies: 135
Views: 59044

Re: Moving to UK-

My understanding is that you should cancel your agreement/contract and the buyer will start a new contract, you really don't want to have your name left on any contracts etc. You shouldn't have to pay any fees, if they do try to charge ,then resist, I would suggest that you cancel immediately any st...

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