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by olive
Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Light trailers - rules and regulations
Replies: 2
Views: 1634

Light trailers - rules and regulations

Does anyone know the rules and regs for lightweight trailers towed by a Spanish regd car? By lightweight I am talking about unbraked up to 750Kg payload jobs. In particular are they subject to an ITV yet? This was a rule being introduced/or already introduced that I read about somewhere (I think). A...
by olive
Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Olive Oil
Replies: 26
Views: 14012

Olive price

Susan - presumably that doesn't include the EU subvention? Do you have any idea what that is going to be this year?

Olivefarmer - Out of interest is that in line with what you expected / got?
by olive
Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Toledo City - practical visit tips
Replies: 2
Views: 2477

Toledo City - practical visit tips

I am planning a long weekend break for Mr and Mrs olive to Toledo in the Spring. Driving up from Andalucia. We will be avoiding Easter when I guess prices will go up. Plenty happening here then. Does anyone have any practical suggestions re budgetish hotels, parking and so on? From what I can gather...
by olive
Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: In praise of good service!
Replies: 9
Views: 2474

repair

It depends where in the tyre the puncture is and nature of the hole. In simple terms a rubber plug not unlike a golf tee in shape is glued and pushed through. I have had two done here ,one pushed through from the inside(6euros) and one alarmingly pushed through from the outside(4 euros). That one is...
by olive
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Best border crossing from France into Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 6910

No that is at MILLAU which is central southern France. Great bridge but you can't stop on it to enjoy the view.
by olive
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: driving english reg. vehicle in spain
Replies: 81
Views: 26678

At a stroke - we now are all viewing other GB reg cars with suspicion, checking them on the DVLA site, equipping the Guardia with favourite links, getting insurance companies to check issues and so on. It is hard enough making a go of living here financially and paper chase wise without expats givin...
by olive
Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: driving english reg. vehicle in spain
Replies: 81
Views: 26678

sticker

Dead easy as long as your vehicle is actually roadworthy. Make appointment, go to ITV centre for advisory ITV on a foreign car, pay 30 euros bit more if diesel, get paperwork put sticker in window. Doesn't mean anything though. Now why doesn't someone open up a licenced MOT centre in Gib doing prope...
by olive
Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryan Air and luggage charges
Replies: 10
Views: 5690

luggage charges

I am not surprised by this latest development. Ryanair's boss is quite a leader in cheap airline innovation. His suggestions for driving ticket prices down include moving to hand luggage only (saves on baggage handlers so he can pass that saving on) and they can turn the planes round quicker. The pl...
by olive
Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: driving english reg. vehicle in spain
Replies: 81
Views: 26678

Susi I think you will find that they secretly drive back to the UK every twelve months to get an MOT and car tax! If not their insurance technically isn't valid. The insurance companies all pay into a pool which can be used to compensate "not at fault" victims of traffic accidents so you should be O...
by olive
Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Free to view satelite receivers.
Replies: 45
Views: 15278

Satellite TV components

I see this thread rumbling along some time. I am, I guess at the same stage as Curato . i.e. 75 cm dish and (Metronics) box plus now superfit from up and down ladders. I can receive Sky News,CNN, Men and Motors, Teachers channel, some travel and shopping channels and about 60 scrambled Sky channels ...
by olive
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Internal (or external for that matter) Doors
Replies: 12
Views: 3906

Doors

I think the answer to the first question is that there aren't many forests of suitable wood in Spain - certainly not near Andalusia. Secondly the transport and seasoning costs bump the price up. We use Carpenteria Capillia near Granada (circa Puleva) to good effect but have suitable transport and fi...
by olive
Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Neighbour generosity - how to repay?
Replies: 5
Views: 1957

Neighbour generosity - how to repay?

We live in the countryside and receive many gifts from our various Spanish neighbours. In the summer it is a self sufficiency of fruit and veg. This time of the year it is pork meat products, cheese and cakes etc. Now I'm not complaining, in fact it is lovely but find we have very little to reciproc...
by olive
Fri Dec 23, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish national insurance contributions
Replies: 19
Views: 8615

Minimum contributions level

Can anyone tell me the minimum Spanish income level (e.g. from olives) that social security payments made then qualify you to be in the system? I seem to remember that the minimum payment is about 200 euros a month from a previous thread. If so does that mean your minimum Spanish income has to be 24...
by olive
Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Silly question but 'YES IT'S MY HOBBY'
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

poultry suppliers

Hi We bought our range of poultry from Hnos Cuesta (Agricultural store) at the bottom of Loja near the Gran Capitan bridge. I wanted some Andalucian Blues. Some chance! They sell partridges and quail in addition to chickens. The stock bird is a common or garden brown bird and comes at point of lay -...
by olive
Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Free to view satelite receivers.
Replies: 45
Views: 15278

Hi Beachcomber. yes, have tried your excellent link and the others. Erased all data and started from scratch using El Cid's data. Bingo got a large handful of really depressing(to me) shopping channels, Men and Motors, about five different Sky News's inc UK and Eire., and ITVi test transmission (loo...
by olive
Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Free to view satelite receivers.
Replies: 45
Views: 15278

Azimuts y Elevaciones

Right have had a bit of a rethink based on useful posts above! This is what I am actually seeing via the system Astra 2A 28.2 E LNB1 9750, LNB2 frequency 10600 Astra 1B,1C 19.2E Hispasat 1B 30W (presumably a strong signal) Sirius 2,3 5 E There are about 50 possible options of satellites to "receive ...
by olive
Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Free to view satelite receivers.
Replies: 45
Views: 15278

Twin LNB

The dish just has one LNB, so the other is in the box. A single LNB version is 50 euros less from memory.

Yes it is pointed at the 28. ..... correctly. we get a few shopping channels but in German. No other FTV channels.
by olive
Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Free to view satelite receivers.
Replies: 45
Views: 15278

Twin LNB satellite

Hi I bought one of these from AKI. Mine has two LNB's . One on the dish to decode the satellite signals and one in the Metronics box to decode signals from the aerial. The satellite bit works fine with my English TV. I am not so impressed by the lack of BBC1.2 and ITV and CH4 etc despite hours caref...
by olive
Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Water filtering for calcium and sediment
Replies: 5
Views: 2331

Water filtering for calcium and sediment

Hi Our campo tap water is lovely but we have noticed that we are getting sediment blocking nozzles on taps and so on. Has anyone got any suggestions for a cost effective solution - maybe a settling tank/canister, electric curent device or heaven forbid an inline Brita filter affair ( I've seen a mon...
by olive
Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: single beds 200cm long -where to buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 3893

problem sorted

Just got back from a shopping trip to the local small village. There we saw a very small sign for muebles and electrodomestics. yes we sell beds - tried out the mattresses and placed an order for exactly what we want. It will be delivered free NEXT Wed. Price competitive. Who needs out of town shopp...

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