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by Wicksey
Thu May 09, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Possible error on Modelo 100 tax return
Replies: 40
Views: 5584

Re: Possible error on Modelo 100 tax return

I'm slightly confused over this question of annuities. My OH receives a very small amount from an annuity that he took out as a free standing AVC (additional voluntary contribution). He paid it himself and it attracted tax relief which was added to the contributions (ie he paid 100 pounds pm by stan...
by Wicksey
Wed May 08, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best Pay as You Go sim Card
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Best Pay as You Go sim Card

I've got PAYG with Orange and Vodafone (and Virgin for the UK), I've never had a phone contract. I bought the Vodafone SIM a year or two back as I wanted a second SIM in our UK phone for local use in an emergency so we can have a Spanish number each. I bought it for 5€ and check it online to make su...
by Wicksey
Tue May 07, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares
Replies: 68
Views: 1234

Re: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares

We once counted the bends up to Competa .... something like 147! I get travel sick even when I'm driving up there. It obviously suits some people but if you want to pick up the motorway or go out for trips, you have to negotiate one of those twisty roads each time. Canillas de Aceituno is better as ...
by Wicksey
Mon May 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares
Replies: 68
Views: 1234

Re: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares

Where will you stay when you come in June? Being so mountainous, wherever you are in this area you're not really far from being able to access countryside and fairly untouched areas for birdwatching. I am close to the coast (15mins) but we have a pretty good range of birds like hoopoes, nightjars an...
by Wicksey
Mon May 06, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares
Replies: 68
Views: 1234

Re: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares

Agreed both roads up from the coast are torture, the one from Torrox being the longest 11km in the world, or so it feels, it takes forever. The regulars will tell you it's not too bad and you get used to it. Poppycock, I wouldn't live up there for a gold watch. Agree entirely. That was the best bit...
by Wicksey
Wed May 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: On Off Internet
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: On Off Internet

I have just been told (by email) that my internet won't be continued due to technical problems beyond their control. So had to go to a cafe to find this out as I had no internet at home! Very few companies cover this valley but neighbours managed to get Axartel which I think has the option to be swi...
by Wicksey
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: amazon
Replies: 27
Views: 1022

Re: amazon

It was Amazon Prime too, Sid! It's now on its way to my friend's house.
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: amazon
Replies: 27
Views: 1022

Re: amazon

Peter, I said that the PO is also an Amazon delivery point but they won't deliver it there either. Normally that's what I do as it works so well.
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Dart charge for expat users
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Dart charge for expat users

Can't you just pay online before you go? (I always do it once I'm there and know the reg number of the hire car.) You can do it in advance as it is valid for ages and you just buy the number of crossings you need. https://www.gov.uk/pay-dartford-crossing-charge Where you enter your reg no is a drop ...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: amazon
Replies: 27
Views: 1022

Re: amazon

I think it is because they can be used for various nefarious reasons so they are considered a potential security issue. In the UK they are rare as everyone has postal deliveries. In Spain they are a way of life for millions. Sid A shame that they are not recognised for deliveries then. I want to or...
by Wicksey
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: amazon
Replies: 27
Views: 1022

Re: amazon

We're much closer to the nearest bin but don't get charged for the basura tax. I think campo is just campo to the town hall, they don't measure how far into the hills you are! Never had post delivered here as I've always been 'off road' without an address. Since we have to pay for each name in the P...
by Wicksey
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Double Taxation
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Double Taxation

FaL HMRC are all over the place these days. All the local offices have shut where I used to live and work, and everything seems to go through centralised call centres which just don't give you that personal service. Plus the staff don't seem to be so well trained. I guess it's the same for most thin...
by Wicksey
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Double Taxation
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Double Taxation

I altered my OH's tax codes directly through their website that I am registered to use (used to be the Gateway but seems to have changed now). They kept allocating far too much allowance to a small fixed pension and too little to the larger one meaning that he was paying tax unnecessarily. It seemed...
by Wicksey
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: amazon
Replies: 27
Views: 1022

Re: amazon

I have used the PO as a collection point on several occasions and it's worked very well for me as I live in the campo. They have even delivered a small vinoteca to the PO but anything larger I've had to get sent to a friend's address as grappling with a courier company has never really worked. They ...
by Wicksey
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Torrox
Replies: 45
Views: 5434

Re: Torrox

Some places have had hugely expensive looking refits only to last one season before closing. We don't eat out that often but when we do it does tend to be on the Costa more than anywhere else. A very Spanish place we like for raciones is El Rubio II on Av el Faro. No menu or opening hours outside bu...
by Wicksey
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Torrox
Replies: 45
Views: 5434

Re: Torrox

Bought my first property here in Torrox campo in 1996 and have never found anywhere else that I would like to live, but then I am a campo girl (the only other place that I like is Caleta de Velez). As others have said, the pueblo has banks, farmacia, health centre etc that you may need day to day bu...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: NIE updating
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: NIE updating

My residencia doesn't show any passport details and I have never considered telling anyone that I changed my passport.
by Wicksey
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Re: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside

Exactly! Door to door is 6 hours for us and even on shorter flights we are often in the air around lunch time and I need to eat :crazy:
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Home Insurance Question.
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Home Insurance Question.

Our house doesn't have rejas but does have windows with built in persianas. We managed to get house insurance OK with Liberty Seguros.
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Re: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside

I never usually buy anything at airports. I take through my water bottles to refill airside and take my own packed lunch! It's not just the money saving, I don't generally like the food on offer and prefer my own.

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