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by Flashman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga car hire.
Replies: 166
Views: 77302

Re: Malaga car hire.

thanks for the report back ashtondav. interesting and reassuring stuff. I've been loyal to recordGo lately as I've had no major problems and their drop off is dead easy but their pick up is becoming a bit protracted
by Flashman
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga car hire.
Replies: 166
Views: 77302

Re: Malaga car hire.

just got back from using RecordGo for the umpteenth time. again no problems. friends went with OKrental off airport and they were also happy with their experience... maybe things are improving generally
by Flashman
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Roofing Costs
Replies: 18
Views: 1933

Re: Roofing Costs

I suspect mixing modern plasterboard faced insulated boards with old uneven wooden beams would be difficult and involve a lot of ugly packing pieces. You need to get some or a builder quotes and advice. You may find the builder would suggest all new materials. Next hurdle - finding a good builder. ...
by Flashman
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Roofing Costs
Replies: 18
Views: 1933

Re: Roofing Costs

If you want a more traditional look then beams at 50 cm gap and insulated boards faced with plasterboard for underneath are available. Then on top the traditional finish. S/H Old roofing tiles used to be a euro each but may well have plummeted assuming you can find any. hi there, our beams are orig...
by Flashman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bottled gas - how does it work?
Replies: 24
Views: 5003

Re: Bottled gas - how does it work?

Hi edyard, Re-seat the Regulator on to the Gas Bottle................ :!: You should feel the Black ring on the Regulator move downwards when fitting the regulator to the Gas Bottle. This (I shall place a small bet). Many times, I would come over and think I've put it on right, but no. Tug it upwar...
by Flashman
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Light fittings
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

Re: Light fittings

be aware that the wiring might be different to back home if you're planning on fitting yourself. if it's an old property there may be very little clue as to which wire is which. if in any doubt at all i'd get a local sparky to fit
by Flashman
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Podcasts

Intrigue: The Ratline
Nick Robinson: Political Thinking
by Flashman
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Gas heating
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

Re: Gas heating

dare I ask what KW they've installed and roughly how much they paid?
by Flashman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Gardens in the Alpujarras
Replies: 1
Views: 2061

Re: Gardens in the Alpujarras

we know both of these and can vouch there worth a trip, lovely people
by Flashman
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: how to buy a used bike in Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 2701

Re: how to buy a used bike in Spain

they didn't say "cheap" they said second hand. that's quite a trip they've got planned and I personally wouldn't set out on anything less than a well maintained, entry level 'serious' road bike. (they start at about 300euros from Decathlon/Halfords) Obvs for the same money a better bike wi...
by Flashman
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: how to buy a used bike in Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 2701

Re: how to buy a used bike in Spain

Thats quite a journey. I would buy something descent for a journey like that. It is easily doable but if you want to enjoy it dont buy a decathlon 69 euro bike. However a decathlon 400, 700 or 1000euro bikes are the best money can buy. in fact I guarantee the 69euro will be the best around for that...
by Flashman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Vuelta 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 2378

Vuelta 2018

any top tips from cycling fans or those very familiar with the route as to where to watch this on opening day (time trial), day 4 (https://www.cyclingstage.com/vuelta-201 ... oute-2018/) and day 5 (https://www.cyclingstage.com/vuelta-201 ... oute-2018/)

cheers
by Flashman
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Tourism Registry for holiday lets
Replies: 7
Views: 3244

Re: Tourism Registry for holiday lets

really? even if we then want to rent the house out as an occasional holiday let? that's interesting
by Flashman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Tourism Registry for holiday lets
Replies: 7
Views: 3244

Re: Tourism Registry for holiday lets

presumably you have air-con and heating installed in all living rooms and bedrooms in order to get your certificate from the tourist board? we have an old village house for which A/c units would be expensive and ugly. I'm not sure how to get round this conundrum. is there an official solution for ol...
by Flashman
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 7187

Re: World Cup 2018

fortunately the Tour de France has arrived just in time with British interest to the fore with Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Dan Martin all doing well. ITV has brilliant live and highlights coverage
by Flashman
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Writing English Will in Spain
Replies: 20
Views: 2785

Re: Writing English Will in Spain

"If you do have a Spanish will it should be stated within it that you wish english law to apply to it, otherwise the spanish inheritance law will apply, meaning that your assets will go to your children and not your wife" am I missing something here? isn't the idea of the will so that you ...
by Flashman
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Price of paracetemol in Spain
Replies: 27
Views: 9394

Re: Price of paracetemol in Spain

Most supermarkets in UK restrict the purchase of paracetemol & ibuprofen to a max of 2 packs (of approx 16 tabs) per person/purchase of either 2 the same or one of each Yeah its the law Pretty stupid really .just go into the shop next door or back around ala morrisons gib. Pretty pointless 8 pa...
by Flashman
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: occasional internet access
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Re: occasional internet access

GENIUS! once again andalucia.com proves it's worth, thank you costakid and the rest. if this works (back out there in april) i'll be very happy... so will the teenagers among us

cheers
by Flashman
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: occasional internet access
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Re: occasional internet access

I'm thinking a Spanish PAYG sim with movistar is the way to go (unless somebody tells me different). just back from latest visit, partner and I both with EE but again had no sniff of a signal ("NO SERVICE") all week. we were with 2 friends who were with other UK providers (1 of them BT) an...

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