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by Alcala Barry
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 46
Views: 730

Re: Gibraltar

atg1952

Still off subject, that's a hell of a change.
by Alcala Barry
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 46
Views: 730

Re: Gibraltar

That Is a boat and a half. Moody produced some very fine yachts didn't they.
An old friend of mine at the club has sailed many boats over his many years and always said the best was the Moody he owned until he had to retire from sailing.

Very jealous.
by Alcala Barry
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 46
Views: 730

Re: Gibraltar

El Cid. Out of interest, what sort of yacht did you have?
by Alcala Barry
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Builder/decorator payment profile
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Builder/decorator payment profile

Agree with Wollie that trust is vitally important and it is a two way thing. If someone insists on 50% up front, I would walk away from it. 25% up front is more normal, with agreed stage payments as the job progresses. It is perfectly normal for a retainer to be agreed of say 10% until a mutually ag...
by Alcala Barry
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 46
Views: 730

Re: Gibraltar

The situation with Gibraltar is far more important than Morrison's or Fish & Chips. It HAD military significance during WW2, but that ended more than 70yrs ago! However, most Brits prefer to look backwards rather than to the future. We are in the middle of negotiating with various parts of Europ...
by Alcala Barry
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 46
Views: 730

Re: Gibraltar

Is Gibraltar worth a visit? Nope. Have been there a few times over the years, but it never impresseed me at all. Unattractive, untidy and anachronistic. So it has a Morrisons, so what. Seems to have a lot of ex-pats living there who want to live in a Britain that doesn't actually exist anymore and h...
by Alcala Barry
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Good books to read
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Good books to read

Manchesteral

I agree with you.

I read ''Driving over lemons' and thought it very overated.

I also read Gerald Brenan's South of Granada' and thought it was excellent. I would recommend that to anyone.
by Alcala Barry
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Newspapers -Granada
Replies: 27
Views: 521

Re: Newspapers -Granada

Afternoon all. Came up trumps in Granada. First day there found a single copy of the Telegraph in about the sixth kiosk that we tried, but as it was late afternoon, didn't expect too much. Also tried the magazine/papers section in El Corte Inglés on C' Acera del Darro, but all they had left was one ...
by Alcala Barry
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Solar panels and feedback to the grid, or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: Solar panels and feedback to the grid, or not?

All that sounds very sensible Flexo. I've got a pretty good idea what we may need and when. Also have a reasonable idea when we would have to resort to using Endesa for the heavier out of season times. I'll put all of that together and re-post. I had a quick look at some of the power ratings/outputs...
by Alcala Barry
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Solar panels and feedback to the grid, or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: Solar panels and feedback to the grid, or not?

I have only just started reading up about this.

So if you want to avoid being involved with the grid at all (except for normal domestic connections) and intend to generate less than say 6Kw, what might be a cheap(ish) way to store the excess power generated from your solar set up?

Regards

Barry
by Alcala Barry
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Newspapers -Granada
Replies: 27
Views: 521

Re: Newspapers -Granada

Pamela1 At last we have found someone who understands the difference between reading a real book or newspaper compared with an online version. A major point of the whole process is to have the thing physically in front of you. Yes I know we could sit there open-mouthed gawping at a Kindle, iPhone or...
by Alcala Barry
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Newspapers -Granada
Replies: 27
Views: 521

Re: Newspapers -Granada

That's the last place we got one from in Granada.
They only sell them on the other side of security, in the departures bit.
by Alcala Barry
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Newspapers -Granada
Replies: 27
Views: 521

Re: Newspapers -Granada

Yep. Looks like The Times is hanging in there.
Interesting site though and they seem to cover most of the world.

Our problem is that we like to take a real paper with us to a bar and have a beer or two while we attempt one of the crosswords. Well, you can't win them all.
by Alcala Barry
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Solar panels and feedback to the grid, or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: Solar panels and feedback to the grid, or not?

Is there any sort of battery system or similar that could store the excess power you generate?
by Alcala Barry
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Solar panels and feedback to the grid, or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: Solar panels and feedback to the grid, or not?

Domestic Solar Power

Excuse my ignorance, but has the law changed recently regarding generation of solar power?
Am I right in assuming that if you generate less than 10KW and don't wish to feed onto the grid, then there is no tax applicable?

Regards

Barry
by Alcala Barry
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Newspapers -Granada
Replies: 27
Views: 521

Re: Newspapers -Granada

Chrissie- we both prefer reading a real paper, not online and via post is very expensive. Olive - Didn't expect to get one near Brico and we have to go into the city centre anyway. Costakid - Thanks for the link. It's quite a site. Just tried to read the Times to test it, but you get part way throug...
by Alcala Barry
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Newspapers -Granada
Replies: 27
Views: 521

Newspapers -Granada

Evevning all. Right. I am under serious instructions from her indoors. Next weekend I have to go to Brico Depot in Granada and I am been asked/told I have to return with a Times or a Telegraph newspaper. We have visited Granada on many ocassions and at every shop/kiosk we went to they only sold sodd...
by Alcala Barry
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Flight delays from UK due to bad weather
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Flight delays from UK due to bad weather

I'm off back to the UK for Christmas booked with Ryanair. So pleased to to have just read that Ryanair will now accept and recognise unions. One of the threatened strikes has already been postponed/cancelled, which seems good news.
by Alcala Barry
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Insulating a bedroom
Replies: 16
Views: 1750

Re: Insulating a bedroom

Enrique. Thanks for that. I tried a Google.es search to get to the Topex site, but they have been take over by someone else, anyway I found their site and it was very useful. We don't want to lose our slanted beamed ceiling as it looks good. So thinking along the lines of insulated board between the...
by Alcala Barry
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Insulating a bedroom
Replies: 16
Views: 1750

Re: Insulating a bedroom

Enrique/Oliveview01 Sometime ago you posted about roof insulation. We have a similar problem, boiling hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter. When you installed the insulation board did it solve the problem/improve things? Also, how did you finish it off. Was it plastered over and painted...

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