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by Wicksey
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 19
Views: 323

Re: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

I received an automated email from mycsp about the declaration of entitlement 5 days after emailing their form back to them.
by Wicksey
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: ITV Documents
Replies: 42
Views: 5931

Re: ITV Documents

It all seems a shambles I must say. Our garage man has a note to book my car in as soon as the late April ones become available. It's driving him a bit potty trying to arrange ITVs. To my knowledge they haven't created any new ITV stations and there seems to be only Algarrobo near to us, or the next...
by Wicksey
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rainfall.
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Rainfall.

Yes I think it was steady overnight but luckily not the monsoon type of downpour we used to have. It may be heavier tomorrow but then the forecast seems to change nearer the time to being just light rain. Looks like sunshine after that though for next week! Unfortunately what we've had here won't ma...
by Wicksey
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Crab
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Crab

We have bought the frozen ones from Mercadona and found them to be mainly water once they had defrosted, so a bit disappointing. Not a patch on a fresh Cromer crab!
by Wicksey
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rainfall.
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Rainfall.

The east coast has had really bad weather over the last few days. We watch the weather programme on Antena around 4pm and you get pics from around the country. It was even mentioned on the BBC weather the other night. The rain never really reaches us here. Certainly haven't had the downpours that ot...
by Wicksey
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Holiday rental
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: Holiday rental

Is that list for rural properties dxf? It makes me think that the rental properties in our valley do not have a licence as there's no drinking water here. In fact the places we rent when we go away in Spain do not meet all those requirements but are on airbnb. We still have to buy bottled water as w...
by Wicksey
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying in Torre del Mar
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Buying in Torre del Mar

The money was sent to our gestoria and she then produced various cheques when we were at the notary (to the seller's bank where they had an outstanding mortgage, a balance to the seller, and notary fees etc.) I would never transfer money directly to the seller. In our past transactions the banker's ...
by Wicksey
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 19
Views: 323

Re: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

:lol: I did ask the young woman I spoke with if the witness to my signature could be my OH and she said that it could be anyone. I did wonder about that but got a friend to witness it in the end. I could be buried under the patio and my OH is happily forging and witnessing my signature and still re...
by Wicksey
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Selling our rural house.
Replies: 28
Views: 756

Re: Selling our rural house.

Nothing much has changed as we had a dreadful time buying here 24 years ago. Illegal house, non-segregated land ..... you name it we had it (as did all the neighbouring houses built at the same time). However back in those days we did manage to regularise everything, although it did take 6 years. Ou...
by Wicksey
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Activity clubs drama / golf / sailing / art Caleta / Torre / Velez Malaga - help please!
Replies: 34
Views: 442

Re: Activity clubs drama / golf / sailing / art Caleta / Torre / Velez Malaga - help please!

If the Scottish section is still being called by George Bain ask him about the bridge club (if you play). I will see George tomorrow as he doesn't always go to the monthly dances now. I shall ask him about the bridge which I think he still plays. Bill Caleta I'll PM you about the Cudeca dances as I...
by Wicksey
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 19
Views: 323

Re: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

Ditto for me, same letter exactly and I have also scanned it and sent it back by email. Seems a fairly simple form as my OH (who was local government) had to go and collect a generous 10 quid that his pension provider sent via Western Union in order to prove his identity and that he was still alive!...
by Wicksey
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Activity clubs drama / golf / sailing / art Caleta / Torre / Velez Malaga - help please!
Replies: 34
Views: 442

Re: Activity clubs drama / golf / sailing / art Caleta / Torre / Velez Malaga - help please!

Yes that still goes on from October to April with a mix of sequence dancing and ballroom, (although the OP didn't mention dancing as an interest.) The Restaurant El Trapiche does do a very good value menu de dia though. There are a few choirs here. I've seen Coraxalia perform and they are very good....
by Wicksey
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: ITV Documents
Replies: 42
Views: 5931

Re: ITV Documents

Makes me think I'll have to book well in advance for an April ITV then if this problem continues.
by Wicksey
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: ITV Documents
Replies: 42
Views: 5931

Re: ITV Documents

The garage we always use told me last month that he's been unable to obtain ITV appointments at Algarrobo. Then a few days later he came back to me to say he'd managed to book the car in. I had read that there were staff shortages causing problems at the ITV stations which are few and afar between. ...
by Wicksey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Bottle brush bush
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Bottle brush bush

Do you mean this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callistemon

We have one that grows well in full sun. Doesn't get a huge amount of watering.
by Wicksey
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 51
Views: 13329

Re: Buying a rural property - are any legal??

A blatant lie and try on as soon as the offer was made. We received a call from our legal rep. a few days after holding deposit was paid. They informed us that our plans/drawings in our paperwork were wrong. They said our land drawing was ambiguous and unclear and did not match what was on the Cata...
by Wicksey
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 51
Views: 13329

Re: Buying a rural property - are any legal??

It certainly is a minefield these days for campo houses and you really don't know what will happen until you come to sell. I know of three owners who were lucky enough to sell to people who didn't insist on having the DAFO done so that saved a lot of hassle. Another couple that did need it were told...
by Wicksey
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Plant ID
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Plant ID

Thank you, that's definitely it :thumbup: . I see some of the descriptions say it is poisonous :shock: . It seems to 'eat' flies, which we would be happy with but I can't find out if it's poisonous to animals if they touch it or whether we have to be careful if removing it, as with oleanders.
by Wicksey
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: "Can't hear what they are saying..."
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: "Can't hear what they are saying..."

I know I am getting older and deafer (I have tinnitus which badly affects my comprehension of speech) so I am glad that so many other people have trouble hearing the TV, it's not just me. I cannot understand why the 'background' music is even there, let alone loud enough to drown out the speech. Try...
by Wicksey
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja
Replies: 22
Views: 2255

Re: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja

“Saw” them the other day but it is an optical illusion. Due to the curvature of the Earth you cannot see that far. If you google and calculate height and horizon it will become clear. It is however an impressive illusion. No so, as the others have said. I have been seeing them for over twenty years...

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