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by olive
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Persids 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1860

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: 2718

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: 2223

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: 5
Views: 4305

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: 1529

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: 2659

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: 3621

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: 5137

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: 2828

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: 2828

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: 2828

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: 1877

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: 4183

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: 4183

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...
by olive
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Speed camera map
Replies: 13
Views: 3621

Re: Speed camera map

1bassleft. Good news. The paying process is very easy for the French fine. The website is http://www.amendes.gouv.fr Multi languages including English. All you need from your son is your unique 14 digit number and 2 digit code on the payment slip at the bottom of the orange coloured A4 sheet. When y...
by olive
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Van or towbar and trailer?
Replies: 10
Views: 2433

Re: Van or towbar and trailer?

I would go the trailer route provided you have the space to keep it. Noting the 550 kg towing limit, I would go for a 200 long. Less trips , more volume. Ever seen a loaded trailer being weighed? Not that I am promoting law breaking . Trailer is easier to clean out too after garden waste. Then you h...
by olive
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Granada City Traffic Fine
Replies: 12
Views: 2887

Re: Granada City Traffic Fine

Good question. I guess you could tackle the system and get it annulled . We had success with getting our Dart crossing late payment fine quashed. I suspect most people just capitulate and pay. We got a bus lane infringement fine in Granada a few years back outside Corte Ingles going into the undergr...
by olive
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Speed camera map
Replies: 13
Views: 3621

Re: Speed camera map

Does that app cover France too?

I managed to get clocked doing 92 in an 80 earlier this month. Only took two weeks to get the fine too. Very efficient.
by olive
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Best supermarket wine
Replies: 13
Views: 2762

Re: Best supermarket wine

I will give that Lidl rose a go. Just come back from UK and been consuming Gallo rose. Very nice and not horribly acidic like most Spanish offerings.
by olive
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Tile on Tile adhesives
Replies: 2
Views: 1427

Re: Tile on Tile adhesives

We followed advice from our builders merchants and used swimming pool tile adhesive. Porcelanico Capacer by the Capa company. About six euros a 25kg sack. We cleaned the tiles surface beforehand and also brushed with PVA solution beforehand. Bit of belts and braces. All the reputable firms like Webe...

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