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by AndyLucyOne
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Yellow Shrubs in Alginarejo A4154
Replies: 3
Views: 2735

Yellow Shrubs in Alginarejo A4154

At the beginning of March, I was driving north skirting round the edge of Algarinejo on the A4154 when I saw a (civic?) planting of half a dozen or so shrubs (on the left hand side) which were absolutely smothered and dripping in bright yellow flowers, making a magnificent and really beautiful show ...
by AndyLucyOne
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers
Replies: 15
Views: 3666

Re: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers

I found this on the Interweb. It mentions the houses, but not the churches. Reasons for Whitewashing Houses in Andalusia 6 May 2010, 07:12 BennyMalaga Malaga, Spain The white towns in Andalusia whitewash their houses twice a year, as per custom. There are two reasons for doing this, and a recent gui...
by AndyLucyOne
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers
Replies: 15
Views: 3666

Re: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers

I notice that if you're unlucky enough to brush against a wall - inside or out - you come away with a "go-faster" stripe emblazoned on your shoulder and down your arm ! Is it a special kind of paint ? "Addidas White" ? It certainly doesnt have the grip of Dulux Vinyl Emulsion ! I...
by AndyLucyOne
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers
Replies: 15
Views: 3666

Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers

Does anyone know why in the Pueblos Blancos, it seems that the churches and towers that stand proud above the villages are so often bare and aren't whitewashed ?

Were they originally whitewashed/decorated and this has worn off, or were they never so ?


Many thanks !
by AndyLucyOne
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electrician in Lucena / Iznajar area ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: Electrician in Lucena / Iznajar area ?

Thank you. Do you have the address or directions ?
by AndyLucyOne
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electrician in Lucena / Iznajar area ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: Electrician in Lucena / Iznajar area ?

Many thanks, Maureen, I shall seek him out.
by AndyLucyOne
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electrician in Lucena / Iznajar area ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Electrician in Lucena / Iznajar area ?

Hello,

Please can anyone recommend an electrician in the Lucena / Iznajar area to check wiring / quote for possible rewiring and increasing the power rating to a house ?

Many thanks !
by AndyLucyOne
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: What "should" a Spanish Abogado do for a UK non-resident buying in Spain ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

Re: What "should" a Spanish Abogado do for a UK non-resident buying in Spain ?

Ah, thanks, Wicksey. Does a gestoria also do the lawyer bit, or is he an extra intermediary agent/fixer (i.e. if you have a gestoria do you still need a lawyer) ? My abogado did email me a nota simple and a copy of the escritura, but didnt turn up to the notary appointment as arranged (the seller's ...
by AndyLucyOne
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: What "should" a Spanish Abogado do for a UK non-resident buying in Spain ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

What "should" a Spanish Abogado do for a UK non-resident buying in Spain ?

Is there a minimum baseline level of professional service that an Abogado should provide to a UK non-resident buying a property in Spain ? What "must" an Abogado include, and what is included in normally accepted practice ? What would "better" and "best" practice includ...
by AndyLucyOne
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pozo negro
Replies: 46
Views: 26369

Re: Pozo Negros / Fosa Septicas

If you actually mean a Septic Tank, that is a good way of dealing with sewerage. The tank needs to be a good size, about half a cubic metre per person in the house ....... There is the choice of a composting toilet - no water at all. Many people around here use those, especially as they are on priv...
by AndyLucyOne
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Replacement doors and windows: PVC, Aluminium or Wood ... and Persianas or not ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: Replacement doors and windows: PVC, Aluminium or Wood ... and Persianas or not ?

Thank you for your comments. I think wood is traditional and looks quaint-Spanish, but termites have eaten all my frames, leaving behind only a crinkly 'tape' of paint and varnish and no wood structure left, so I feel I have an excuse for appearing a philistine and going for a more modern material (...
by AndyLucyOne
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Taking on Water and Electricity accounts (+- phone line)
Replies: 6
Views: 2523

Taking on Water and Electricity accounts (+- phone line)

I'm in the process of buying a 50-year old townhouse. In the words of a currently famous person: "... It's going to be great; it'll be the best house ever" and ... it's got walls built already. I shall be attending the signing of the escritura at the Notary, with my abodago. Is life as eas...
by AndyLucyOne
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Replacement doors and windows: PVC, Aluminium or Wood ... and Persianas or not ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Replacement doors and windows: PVC, Aluminium or Wood ... and Persianas or not ?

What are the pros and cons for replacing external doors and windows with PVC ones, Aluminium ones or wooden ones ?
... cost (buying and installing), practicality, maintenance, security, looks, sun/shade and hot/cold insulation ... maybe also any planning or permissions considerations
by AndyLucyOne
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Why is the ground around Olive trees kept bare ?
Replies: 10
Views: 6015

Re: Why is the ground around Olive trees kept bare ?

Thank you for the discussion. I just look at all that soil doing nothing and wonder that there must be something that could productively grow there (I know not what). I like the idea of legumes, a crop that would put nitrogen into the soil, and annual crops that could be turned into the soil to enri...
by AndyLucyOne
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Why is the ground around Olive trees kept bare ?
Replies: 10
Views: 6015

Why is the ground around Olive trees kept bare ?

Why is the ground around Olive trees in groves kept absolutely bare ? I understand that nets are used for harvesting, so the olives themselves do not need to be swept up from clean soil (?). Isnt there increased soil erosion in heavy rains with the bare soil ? Couldnt a second low-growing crop (of s...

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