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by Lavanda
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

Same here, Wicksey.
by Lavanda
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rainfall.
Replies: 12
Views: 806

Re: Rainfall.

Over in Extremadura we had a drought for over a year with a few days rain last Spring that just washed the dust from the trees. It’s been raining more this winter but not nearly enough, yet. Evergreen oaks, encinas, have died in their hundreds and every tree that dies brings desertification closer. ...
by Lavanda
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

And France. My BarclayCard bill comes via France and I always wondered why.
by Lavanda
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 19
Views: 843

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.
by Lavanda
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

Good. I'm just a deeply suspicious person when it comes to government anything these days.
by Lavanda
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

Ah! Thanks for that, Free at Last. That's good to know.
by Lavanda
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

Absolutely no idea, Olive. The form is very simple, my signature that I believe I am still entitled to the pension, and a space for a witness name and address. I rang the number on the letter for further clarification and there are numbers and options dedicated to this 'Entitlement to Civil Service ...
by Lavanda
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 19
Views: 843

UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

Has anyone else had a Civil Service Pension Overseas Pensioner — Declaration of Entitlement form to fill in? Mine was posted on 24th December 2019 (yes, really) and got to me yesterday, 17th January 2020 via France. I have six weeks since date of postage to reply. The form invites me to declare that...
by Lavanda
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Proof of U K pension
Replies: 12
Views: 1413

Re: Proof of U K pension

Good luck with it all. In my case the problem eventually was resolved but DWP do not actually send out a 'letter of retirement' as the Spanish know it and the Spanish are quite inflexible in matters of paperwork, in my experience.
by Lavanda
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 3011

Re: Rugby World Cup

Agreed, Costa. England played their final last weekend but the Springboks waited until today. We have a small British contingent in our village; six couples. Whenever there is a big sporting series — cricket, football, rugby, etc. we take it in turn to host the match in our homes, with refreshments ...
by Lavanda
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Energy companies and politicians
Replies: 0
Views: 7604

Energy companies and politicians

There seems to be something new going on in Spain — a questioning of exactly what on earth is going on in one of the sunniest countries in Europe yet with the highest energy bills. Throughout this summer I have been on an very, very steep learning curve and have only just recently woken up and joine...
by Lavanda
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!
Replies: 19
Views: 8160

Re: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!

Of course it was Costa. :angel: I have also been known to ring my OH if the supermarket doesn't have his favourite Cruzcampo to ask what he wants instead. Usually nothing but I then have to go to another supermarket to get said Cruzcampo. We all use phones in shops — well, at times. I also shop at 1...
by Lavanda
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!
Replies: 19
Views: 8160

Re: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!

Or at the supermarket yesterday because I wasn't sure which version of a product I needed to buy. A quick photo of both, sent in seconds, avoided problems. :lol: :lol: :lol: So you are one of those people sent to do the shopping who has no idea what they are supposed to be getting and stand in the ...
by Lavanda
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!
Replies: 19
Views: 8160

Re: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!

Fascinating. I don’t have a SmartPhone or WhatsUp but almost everyone I know does. My friends keep on at me to get these but, really, I have e-mail and I do have FaceBook and Messenger. I also have a mobile number. That’s enough ways to contact me, surely?
by Lavanda
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Vejer de la Frontera
Replies: 1
Views: 4302

Vejer de la Frontera

Vejer de la Frontera Every September, for the last few years, a friend and I have gone to Vejer de la Frontera to teach an Art Course. Well, she, a professional artist and lecturer, does that while I loll about having a holiday. Vejer is a pretty place and a typical Andalucían white-washed village ...
by Lavanda
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 26
Views: 13589

Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

Ah! I understand typos, doing so many of them myself!
by Lavanda
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 26
Views: 13589

Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

Los Napolitanos in Calle Columela near the Flower Market is the only one I have actually eaten in — well, we sat outside which was nice. They do a good variety of dishes. I had Vegetable Lasagne and it was fresh (important for me) and very tasty. My friend had something with spaghetti and she said i...
by Lavanda
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 26
Views: 13589

Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

I know you will have a fabulous time, Gerry. Cádiz also has a lot of squares, many with trees, and has some lovely gardens with views towards Puerto de Santa María and an arboretum on the north-west side of the city. If you like that sort of thing, there is a shop that specialises in handmade paper ...
by Lavanda
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 26
Views: 13589

Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

I posted a reply but it's not posted so goodness knows where that went.

Only wanted to say the I loved the story, DA but I don't know what the weather is like in February, Gerry, sorry.
by Lavanda
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 26
Views: 13589

Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

The other nice thing about going somewhere more than once is that you can start to explore beyond the tourist areas and pick up local habits. The square in front of the 'new' Cathedral is a tourist attraction and the cafés and bars are usually full of people working out the maps they just got from T...

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