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by casita-bonita
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK State pension calculation
Replies: 13
Views: 115

Re: UK State pension calculation

Just done my own calculation and the changes in payment age have cost me and my wife the best part of £60,000 in lost payments now that we both have to wait until we are 66. Thoroughly pi55ed off.
by casita-bonita
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar heat swimming pool
Replies: 15
Views: 1365

Re: Solar heat swimming pool

Most pools here get so hot without any help that heating is not usual. Cooling it down in August might be more useful. Ours gets to 28c pretty quickly (which we find perfect) and 30c is possible but that is getting too hot. Solar bubble covers do work and will raise the temperature significantly. T...
by casita-bonita
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: PICKING UP PEOPLE AT MALAGA AIRPORT
Replies: 31
Views: 897

Re: PICKING UP PEOPLE AT MALAGA AIRPORT

Where are the walkways? I went out and across the road and walked alongside the old terminal T2. The whole carparking arrangement still seems to be work in progress. Hopefully I won't need to do anymore drop-offs/collections for some considerable time. Must admit that I don't use the walkways at al...
by casita-bonita
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: PICKING UP PEOPLE AT MALAGA AIRPORT
Replies: 31
Views: 897

Re: PICKING UP PEOPLE AT MALAGA AIRPORT

Bit annoying that as if you stay a little more than 15 minutes you also have to pay for the free 15 minutes. Found that out when I dropped my missus off and figured that I would be getting close, possibly slightly overrunning the free 15 minutes. In the other car park, after you enter it at ground l...
by casita-bonita
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: SmartyDNS alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: SmartyDNS alternative

I've used smartdnsproxy for a couple of years now and for me it works like a charm. Cheap as chips and on the odd occasion that I have needed it support has been excellent.
by casita-bonita
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Eurona satellite option
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: Eurona satellite option

Just call me Mr Pedantic...
by casita-bonita
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Eurona satellite option
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: Eurona satellite option

Does anyone offer wireless internet up your way? Here, we get 15Mb down and 5Mb up, for €35+iva per month. Unlimited data. IPTV just needs 4Mb down to avoid buffering. Not quite true as it depends whether you want SD, HD, 1080, 4k etc. 4Mb is more than sufficient for SD. However jitter and latency ...
by casita-bonita
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: PICKING UP PEOPLE AT MALAGA AIRPORT
Replies: 31
Views: 897

Re: PICKING UP PEOPLE AT MALAGA AIRPORT

Why not just park in the other short term car park, the one almost opposite the old T2. The entrance is next to the rental car return entrance. Picking up my daughter yesterday it cost me 1.5e or thereabouts and no hassle. In the past it has cost as little as 60c. About time to police came and towed...
by casita-bonita
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?
Replies: 29
Views: 2560

Re: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?

Not tricky as I would get my Gestor to do it all, apart from the ITV which would fall to my local garage. I made a decision within a few months of moving here, that is never tangle with be Spanish administration when you can pay someone to fight the fight for me.... I have lived a very frustration f...
by casita-bonita
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?
Replies: 29
Views: 2560

Re: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?

Thanks Sid. Bit more searching after my post and I found these numbers, along with the original price of the car. So I'm getting there.

What I'm missing, and this could be a deal breaker is whether VAT needs to be paid on a car imported from Gib. In the EU but weird tax status.
by casita-bonita
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?
Replies: 29
Views: 2560

Re: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?

The tax office publishes a very long list of all cars with their emissions % and original price. Sid Is this list accessible on-line. I'm contemplating buying a car from a dealer in Gib as it's a good price and low mileage. However Import duty (or registration) may make it not financial worth while...
by casita-bonita
Wed May 02, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: For anyone using 'best parking' at malaga airport
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: For anyone using 'best parking' at malaga airport

No alternative recommendations then? There are dozens of parking companies around the airport some of which must have been used by the folks on here.
by casita-bonita
Wed May 02, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar heat swimming pool
Replies: 15
Views: 1365

Re: Solar heat swimming pool

We have a professionally installed solar heating system fitted to our pool, although for a number of reasons it's not in use at the moment. Why do you want a separate pump? Our heating tube is inline with the normal water flow through the main pump. You're probably going to need a lot mor than 200m ...
by casita-bonita
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: For anyone using 'best parking' at malaga airport
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: For anyone using 'best parking' at malaga airport

Since this isn't an advert the discussion can be widened for recommendations

Looking for recommendations for reliable alternate companies who do car pickup/dropoff at departures.
by casita-bonita
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: New Indian restuarant in Nerja
Replies: 8
Views: 1567

Re: New Indian restuarant in Nerja

Menu looks interesting and very tempting. Going to have to try it out sometime soon.
by casita-bonita
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty DNS
Replies: 74
Views: 6421

Re: Smarty DNS

If I change to samartdnsproxy do I just change it in the router or do I have to do something to all the TVs? That depends how you have stuff configured for your current service. If you only have DNS configured on your router, then simply change its settingsbto smartdnsproxy's DNS servers. If you ha...
by casita-bonita
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty DNS
Replies: 74
Views: 6421

Re: Smarty DNS

Been using smartdnsproxy for 18 months or so. Has proved to be very reliable and I have had no issues with BBC or any other UK services, even tvplayer is working a treat. On the odd occasion that I have contacted support their have been very responsive. Would recommend them without hesitation.
by casita-bonita
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: ?how long before letting a kitten outside?
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: ?how long before letting a kitten outside?

We rescued, or should I say kidnapped a kitten from the village a few month ago. I guess it was around 6 months old at the time and used to people since it and it's siblings scrounged food from the restaurants in the village, hence no problem catching it. The following day we took it to a vet to be ...
by casita-bonita
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: car sales
Replies: 13
Views: 1786

Re: car sales

We bought our current Smart car from Malagacarhire near the airport. Good price and they handled all of the transfer process. A delight to do business with.
by casita-bonita
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Built in log burner problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1292

Re: Built in log burner problem

No I didn't. But I found a local guy to do the job so I never bothered to chase them up.

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