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by Wicksey
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: "Road Tax"
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: "Road Tax"

Road tax bill was in our POBox today. It says the date it was sent was 28/3 and the final date of payment is 17/5. We set it up on DD as we cannot be bothered to queue up at the bank to pay it.
by Wicksey
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty DNS
Replies: 58
Views: 1560

Re: Smarty DNS

I am just trying out the SmartDNSproxy on trial as recommended earlier and it seems to work Ok as I can now get the BBCiPlayer to work on my TV and computer. However, I have just tried to watch something on my Smart TV on the Ch4 catchup app and it says it won't work in my location. The Channel4od s...
by Wicksey
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Its cold!
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: Its cold!

I guess it all depends where you are located in Andalucia, this April for us has been the coldest in 5yrs...Its the very first time we have had to light a log fire in any April and the first time we have never sat out in the garden.... We're close to the coast (which in theory should be milder than...
by Wicksey
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Furniture shop in Torre del Mar?
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Furniture shop in Torre del Mar?

I'm sure I've seen adverts for a new one opened up in what used to be a garden centre on the opposite side on the roundabout to the entrance to El Ingenio (the motorway exit). Not TdM but in Nerja I recently bought an outside store shed from a shop with a big choice of outside furniture. It is on th...
by Wicksey
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Its cold!
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: Its cold!

We're lighting the log fire today, but we have had them in May before! From the weather forecast it looks like it's warming up next week. No doubt it will be log fires one day and aircon the next, as the weather is so changeable here.
by Wicksey
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Patio chair cushions
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Patio chair cushions

There are 3 very large ones you can try. I bought some cushions from the one next to Mercadona on Torrox Costa a few weeks back and they had a big stock of cushions for outside furniture. It doesn't look very big from outside but it's a huge shop when you get inside. There is also another large shop...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Bird migration this year
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Bird migration this year

Cranes? Never seen them flying over. Do they sound and look like a skein of geese? If so we might have heard them in the past and assumed rhey were geese. There have been some interesting tv programmes on the return of cranes to the uk after a long absence. They seem to always go over in the middle...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Setting up Smarty VPN
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Setting up Smarty VPN

Hello! So, if smarty dns is plumbed into my router and I have downloaded open vpn onto laptop, how do yo make it work? do you have turn off smarty? Can you only use it on the laptop? Cheers folks There is a separate icon on the desktop for the SmartyVPN on my laptop, and through that you can turn t...
by Wicksey
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Bird migration this year
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Bird migration this year

For me the sound of the bee eaters is always the start of spring, but not heard them yet here. I did hear the cranes go overhead the other evening though.
by Wicksey
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Setting up Smarty VPN
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Setting up Smarty VPN

I think the only way I can use my Smart TV apps such as BBCiPlayer, CH4 etc is by putting the DNS into the router which was quite easy. It means that my PC and laptop also benefit from the DNS but I've had to install the VPN in order to get the BBC to work as Smarty keeps being blocked. I don't have...
by Wicksey
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Setting up Smarty VPN
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Setting up Smarty VPN

Ha .... I didn't spot the SmartyDNSApplication notice on the OpenVPN page which made it much easier to download .... doh. I had been struggling to go through all their step by step instructions before. Much easier this time and all up and running!
by Wicksey
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Setting up Smarty VPN
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Setting up Smarty VPN

Yes it is the VPNs in SmartyDNS website. It was OpenVPN I tried then messed up my computer .... it seemed to be quite complicated. You helped me back up and restore to get rid of it!

I'll have another look at the tutorial and see if I can follow it better this time.
by Wicksey
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Renta 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 486

Re: Renta 2017

I still can't get my digital signature to work. The site seems to say you can just use your tax reference and NIE?
by Wicksey
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Setting up Smarty VPN
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Setting up Smarty VPN

I seem to be having a mental block about this. I set up the DNS in my router without any problems but now that there are so many problems with the BBC their site suggest setting up the VPN using the UK London details. When I go into their tutorial I go through the stages and click on Win10 under &qu...
by Wicksey
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Bramley apple trees
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Bramley apple trees

People, don't be so negative. Where I live in Canarias, the temp min is 9ºC over winter and that's rare. Mostly min is 12 or 13. I grow all sorts of fruit trees including apple. No problem producing fruit. They may not be huge, but they're good enough for us. Also grow apricot, plum, pear and a mul...
by Wicksey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: UK mobile phone stopped working
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: UK mobile phone stopped working

Actually, I discovered today that we can phone the UK on it and receive calls from the UK. It's just calling and receiving within Spain that doesn't work. As I said, I do have a Spanish phone but I will now look into getting a better tariff and getting a second Spanish SIM so we both have a function...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Non Aligned tax year UK v Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Non Aligned tax year UK v Spain

I would have thought there were others on here that have to declare tax that's been deducted on their UK income on their Spanish returns. I've only been on PAYE when I worked in the UK and haven't really paid anything since I left apart from a very small amount which I think was requested when I got...
by Wicksey
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: 2 New Italian Restaurants
Replies: 35
Views: 948

Re: 2 New Italian Restaurants

Katy, pig cheeks are delicious. Cooked all day in the slow cooker in a red wine gravy ..... they just melt in the mouth and don't taste porky-piggy either, which I find with some pork cuts here.
by Wicksey
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Non Aligned tax year UK v Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Non Aligned tax year UK v Spain

I keep accounts on a spread sheet showing monthly income and any expenses. Our rental is paid mid month so I use the April to the following March figures for my UK tax return. I cut and paste the monthly figs of income and expenditure from the UK accounts to form the accounts for my Spanish tax retu...
by Wicksey
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: car hire excess insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: car hire excess insurance

http://andalucia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=37064&start=120 The later pages in the thread above discuss the excess car hire insurance amongst other things. It is my understanding that they may insist on a deposit against any possible damage and they'll need your credit card details whic...

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