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by ashtondav
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.
Replies: 26
Views: 899

Re: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.

Ah Pedraza. Giles Coren food critic of the Times had his best meal ever there!

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/travel/artic ... ce-i-know/

It might be behind a paywall.
by ashtondav
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Prawn sandwiches
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Prawn sandwiches

Prawns yum. Salsa rosa - yucky
by ashtondav
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.
Replies: 26
Views: 899

Re: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.

Although a longer distance we had a spectacular tour through extramadura this year. Salamanca, caceres, Trujillo, zafra, Merida all places worthy of a visit. We also stopped in Burgos this year at the NH Palacio. What a lovely town with FANTASTIC tapas bars where you can graze contentedly all night ...
by ashtondav
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Right time to prune Oleanders and how?
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Right time to prune Oleanders and how?

They make a good hedge. I wouldn’t have one if I had pets but they sure keep the local goats out!
by ashtondav
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Fuel prices
Replies: 52
Views: 1142

Re: Fuel prices

by ashtondav
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: car transport
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: car transport

Yep, that sounds silly...
by ashtondav
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Santander Ferry Terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Santander Ferry Terminal

From memory you can walk in to the port. I think your son could meet you after you pass through customs/police and before you get to the exit. I’m assuming son will be on foot. Best if he phones the port - they all speak English.
by ashtondav
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Swimming Pool Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Swimming Pool Cover

Here you go. Leroy Merlin. Not sure if you meant winter or summer - or both

http://www.leroymerlin.es/buscador.html ... %20piscina

Hope that helps
by ashtondav
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga car hire.
Replies: 141
Views: 35143

Re: Malaga car hire.

They don't "charge" your card for £1,000 for the excess. They "block" that amount so it can be charged if necessary, and there is no risk of you exceeding your credit limit. For example if your credit limit was £1,500 and they block £1,000 you would only be able to spend £500 dur...
by ashtondav
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Primera air ditch birmingham
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Primera air ditch birmingham

The wife flew with them in June and said the flight and service was good. Not tried them myself.
by ashtondav
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Primera Air Reviews
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Primera Air Reviews

Yep now just ryanair and Jet2 on the BHX AGP route. Still got Jet2 on the East Midlands route, of course. I think the Primera issue may just be this year as it seems to be a plane capacity issue. However trying to compete with Uncle Mick, AND turn a profit must be difficult, except when theyre on st...
by ashtondav
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Dog poo
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Dog poo

It would be lovely if the Spanish were capable of training dogs not to bark. But that is why they have them! Our neighbours leave their dog to roam free, pooing and barking wherever it likes, between when they leave on a Monday and return on Saturday . The fence between our properties is full of gap...
by ashtondav
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Primera air ditch birmingham
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Primera air ditch birmingham

Primera cancel all autumn and winter flights.

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 71516.html
by ashtondav
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair industrial action July
Replies: 147
Views: 7792

Re: Ryanair industrial action July

costakid wrote:
anis wrote:That was very cheap...and it was 475 € return to BIRMINGHAM.

That was one way but still very cheap


475€ return I’d say was cheap for 3 peops.
by ashtondav
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Exhuming Franco
Replies: 19
Views: 1058

Re: Exhuming Franco

That's true Gordon. I don't take sides because I have Spanish friends across the political spectrum and want to keep them all as friends. The only trouble with all this talk of moving dead people all over the place is the danger of reviving emotions and feelings many people have worked hard at deal...
by ashtondav
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar heat swimming pool
Replies: 16
Views: 2578

Re: Solar heat swimming pool

We have a bubble cover. I reckon it raises the temperature 3C or 4C. Our pool (without cover) is usually 20C in April, 25C in May, 28C in June, July and August. Below 25C I remain on the loungers wondering how the heck I used to swim in the North Sea as a child! Hardy, or stupid? Using the solar pum...
by ashtondav
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Exhuming Franco
Replies: 19
Views: 1058

Exhuming Franco

I heard from someone today that there are definite pans to exhume Franco from the Valley of the Fallen monstrosity and inter him elsewhere. I have never understood why a Fascist shrine was allowed in the first place. The argument is that it is a memorial to both sides, however that doesn't quite chi...
by ashtondav
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Hire Yellow Spanner
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

My Porsche Boxter was every 20,000 miles. Got a Jaguar now and they insist on an annual service.
by ashtondav
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Hire Yellow Spanner
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

I doubt the car hire companies get the cars serviced anyway. Our last problem was a catalytic converter failing - now that is fun. NOT!
by ashtondav
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...
Replies: 32
Views: 3234

Re: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...

I totally disagree about La Herradura. It is a perfectly normal Spanish town in winter and to say it is a ghost town is absolute rubbish. 90% of the restaurants are open, and those that are closed are usually taking a well earned holiday and they reopen within a few weeks.. Parking in summer can be...

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