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by olive
Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Morroco and Spain set for tunnel link
Replies: 28
Views: 6552

I wonder if it will be forecast to cost 3 and 6 pence to build and be completed in a year but actually cost 8 billion more than initially thought and overun by four years. :lol:
by olive
Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This years first swallows and cuckoos
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

This years first swallows and cuckoos

Has anyone seen or heard their first ones yet this year? Our first swallows were on the 8th March but then we are inland. The local paper said that the first ones had been seen at Gib in Mid Feb this year (climate change apparently). Haven't seen or heard a cuckoo yet. Last year was the 26th March. ...
by olive
Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Car Insurance
Replies: 30
Views: 6592

Good question but do you honestly think they would say no if claims had failed. They have been around a few years and a Google search doesn't turn up any nasty comments.

Anybody a member of a forum in the Alicante area as well? Perhaps they could ask!

olive
by olive
Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Water water everywhere and not a drop..........?
Replies: 22
Views: 5513

Our community tap water is delicious. I have noticed that water in the larger towns is absolutely ghastly and presume that is the chlorination.

Are we more likely to develop kidney stones from drinking hard water?!

olive
by olive
Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Things that you hate about spain
Replies: 74
Views: 14997

Bank charges. High in Britain, exorbitant here. Halifax Banco even wanted to charge to close my non resident account (unless I went in person - which of course I did, anything for a trip down to the coast to see how the other half live).

olive
by olive
Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: English domestic appliances
Replies: 5
Views: 1578

That doesn't surprise me one bit. We brought a huge fridge with us but only because it was a "sub tropical" variety. Most fridges in Britain aren't designed to work in high ambient temperatures. Interestingly it is hard to find under worktop type fridges here the norm being the tall jobs. ...
by olive
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: reja prices
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

Rejas

Silver - Why regarding "hollow" Rejas? Is it lack of security? Or do they rust quickly? I was going to do a post on this subject myself. Like most Brits my first thought was Ugh don't want to live in a prison/what happens if there is a fire etc. No Rejas equals nice unobstructed views. How...
by olive
Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Morroco and Spain set for tunnel link
Replies: 28
Views: 6552

:lol:
by olive
Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4x4 recommendations
Replies: 47
Views: 11419

What about the Suzuki range e.g. Vitara (secondhand) they seem to be quite popular around us.?

I want something to occasionally pull a trailer (750Kg), occasionally truly go off road, go to the shops, airport runs and that is economical.

olive
by olive
Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tomatoes grown in Almeria
Replies: 19
Views: 7902

Tomatoes and other salad crops are 80% or more water, so Spain exports millions of tons of water each year!! Ye hah. There was a UK health problem recently with Spanish produced lettuces washed in contaminated water (presumably "grey" water) as there was no clean water available. Maybe the...
by olive
Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Is my olive farmer extracting the urine?
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Lets say for a moment that you get 50 Kg per tree for an average year and that the euro a kilo is right ( I think it is on the high side) then you are looking at 1200 euros. If you tended them yourself then you (as a couple) would spend around three weeks harvesting them, maybe another three man wee...
by olive
Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matriculation.
Replies: 7
Views: 2772

First off you have my sympathy. I am not an expert on the subject but here is my take on your situation. Firstly a fact. You can import a foreign vehicle when you become resident. Normally this will be when you are applying for residencia. This allows you to avoid paying certain "Normal" i...
by olive
Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Civil Partnership-recognised as living together officially
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Civil Partnership-recognised as living together officially

First off I did a search on the subject and couldn't find it! I do recall that there was a thread on this a few weeks back but as usual I couldn't find it and gave up due to my incredibly slow Internet connection. As I understand it under Spanish Law(maybe even EU law) that opposite sex or even same...
by olive
Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Foreign plated cars with no tax
Replies: 151
Views: 32263

Katy, I quite like the idea of some sort of Gestapo type unit. It would have to have a different more convivial name of course. All members would have to be absolutely whiter than white, and could meet regularly and devise new ways of cracking down on people- preferably ordinary people. They could e...
by olive
Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Opting to be taxed in Spain as opposed to the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 1619

Opting to be taxed in Spain as opposed to the UK

I don't recall seeing this subject covered before on A.com As I see it, once you have opted to have a Residencia card (because you live here more than 183 days in a year) then you need to be paying tax in Spain on any earned or unearned income derived from the UK as well as any income from Spain its...
by olive
Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seedless grapes - anyone seen the vines for sale?
Replies: 3
Views: 1588

Seedless grapes - anyone seen the vines for sale?

I have tried, without luck, to source a seedless grape vine. There is a good "garden centre" at Loja and when I asked the guy there he just laughed and said no call for them. Everyone eats the pips around here. They do and they are of course beneficial to ones health. Any ideas? Has anyone...
by olive
Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: Indian restaurant Granada
Replies: 2
Views: 3781

Do you mean Muglai (- advertises heavily in where2) near Placa Nueva? Went there yesterday for lunch. Fair smattering of different nationalities eating there including a lone Spanish woman and a Spanish couple. Food wise we thought it was competent. A nice change from what we are now used to. Pricew...
by olive
Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Making a living on Ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 7106

Don't know about making a living here via EBay, a lot easier in the UK. I agree with the issues with posting items here in Spain. They aren't as easy going or as helpful to EBayers as the good old Post Office in the UK on how items are wrapped e.g. re using UK Jiffy bags. Parcel Postage also is or s...
by olive
Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Moroccan Tajin
Replies: 5
Views: 4649

Speaking of slow cookers - Have tried, unsuccessfully, to find a shop selling them in Spain.

Has anyone seen them on sale? If so where?

olive
by olive
Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: electrians/rewire?
Replies: 41
Views: 7270

The best tool I have seen for chasing walls out was from Jewsons(in the UK) It had two diamond encrusted "feet" that shuffled through the walls surface leaving you an easy job of chiselling out between. It made very little dust BUT was £1000 or you could hire it. I have been trying to buy,...

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