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by rafiki
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...
Replies: 13
Views: 4202

Re: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...

Thanks Costakid. I will.
by rafiki
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...
Replies: 13
Views: 4202

Re: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...

Thanks Gerry. Were the children's passport surnames the same as yours? Mine aren't.
by rafiki
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...
Replies: 13
Views: 4202

Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...

It is likely that I will bring my grandchildren (11 years and 9 years) over to stay with us for some of the summer. I'd go over to collect them and we'd fly Stansted to Seville and back on Ryanair. Their parents are divorced. Apart from their passports what letters/paperwork is needed/recommended in...
by rafiki
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Right to permanent residency...
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

Re: Right to permanent residency...

Thanks both.
by rafiki
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Right to permanent residency...
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

Right to permanent residency...

We have lived here permanently for more than five years but haven't had our residency certs updated to indicate the right to permanent residency. In the light of today's referendum result would it be advisable to have the certs updated or is that not necessary?
by rafiki
Fri May 27, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Expat OR Exile ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4516

Re: Expat OR Exile ?

My postal voting pack arrived in the mail this morning.
by rafiki
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Scam calls purporting to be from Microsoft
Replies: 18
Views: 2645

Re: Scam calls purporting to be from Microsoft

El Cid wrote:Simple solution - tell them that you have an Apple iMac.

Sid


One or two who I tried that on were undeterred and continued the spiel saying that's OK they can still help. :x I have been getting up to three calls a day over the past week or so.
by rafiki
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Luggage wrap - experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: Luggage wrap - experiences?

Thanks all. I think I'll spend the 6€. Even if it just deters the opportunist it may be worth it. I lived in Africa for 13 years travelling widely by air and never had a single problem but that was 30 years ago.
by rafiki
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Luggage wrap - experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: Luggage wrap - experiences?

I haven't taken notice of the output from the Seville service but seeing some luggage on carousels which is just in plain shrink-wrap I wonder how people identify theirs. My suitcase is covered with lots of stickers which I can recognise immediately...
by rafiki
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Luggage wrap - experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: Luggage wrap - experiences?

Thanks Enrique. Jo'burg is a particular hotspot for luggage tampering and mine will languish there for a 4 hour layover.
by rafiki
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Luggage wrap - experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: Luggage wrap - experiences?

Perhaps. So you have not had any experience of using it.
by rafiki
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Luggage wrap - experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Luggage wrap - experiences?

I have a long-haul flight towards the end of the month with long-ish layovers in Frankfurt and Johannesburg. My luggage will be checked through from Seville to final destination. I have seen a baggage wrapping service in Seville airport and, with my luggage lying around in transit for two periods of...
by rafiki
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Good Company (Companies) for € - £ Transfer...?
Replies: 12
Views: 2705

Re: Good Company (Companies) for € - £ Transfer...?

+1 for CF however I have only transferred GBP -> EUR.
by rafiki
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: British Driving License - Ive got a fine
Replies: 62
Views: 12042

Re: British Driving License - Ive got a fine

Reading the CAB Spain page on this topic it sounds as if they would take this up on your behalf.
by rafiki
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Netflix now blocking VPN and smart DNS?
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Netflix now blocking VPN and smart DNS?

I swapped SmartyDNS from UK to US on my Surface Pro and all ok. Smarty is embedded in my router.
by rafiki
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Netflix now blocking VPN and smart DNS?
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Netflix now blocking VPN and smart DNS?

Which region are you set to UK or US?
by rafiki
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Netflix now blocking VPN and smart DNS?
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Netflix now blocking VPN and smart DNS?

Just tried to connect to Netflix but it barfs saying I am using a proxy or blocker. Is anyone else seeing this?
by rafiki
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Epic fail MRW and SEUR
Replies: 105
Views: 18220

Re: Epic fail MRW and SEUR

I've always considered Royal Mail tracking next to useless because the track usually consists of: 'arrived at our international sorting office' - 'departed our international sorting office' - arrived Madrid for distribution' then an inordinate delay of several days to a week until Ana rings the door...
by rafiki
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Epic fail MRW and SEUR
Replies: 105
Views: 18220

Re: Epic fail MRW and SEUR

Is SEUR a franchise? The variations are amazing. We have a much better service from our depot in Seville. I had two parcels due from Amazon yesterday one despatched from France the other from Madrid both via SEUR. I received an email yesterday morning telling me what time our lad would arrive (1 hou...
by rafiki
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Two digital cert applications?
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Two digital cert applications?

All done! She wanted code printout, passport and green residence form. No copies required. We didn't have to sign the cert confirmation form she printed. Download would be available immediately she said and was sort of confirmed by a confirming email to my phone seconds after printing out the cert c...

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