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by ashtondav
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Swimming Pool Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 114

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: 30743

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: 174

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: 249

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: 354

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: 174

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: 88
Views: 2882

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: 498

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: 1923

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: 498

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: 529

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: 529

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: 27
Views: 2325

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...
by ashtondav
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...
Replies: 27
Views: 2325

Re: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...

Hmmm. Herradura has a marvellous bay, (and stoney beach with wonderful snorkelling, scuba diving). BUT, it always strikes me as a town of two halves; October to May basically a ghost town. July to September well overcrowded with tourists and nowhere to park. Now that may be the same as a place like ...
by ashtondav
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: SmartyDNS alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: SmartyDNS alternative

I use PureVPN installed on iPad then cast to the tv. Sometimes the casting process can be strange but it eventually works. Unfortunately I am with broadband4spain and iplayer got wise to the “uk” IP address they provide - as did itv.
by ashtondav
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Land registry + legality + mortgages
Replies: 15
Views: 452

Re: Land registry + legality + mortgages

Many properties in the campo will be too old to have obtained licence of first occupation. Speak to the town hall architect, get everything in writing and employ a knowledgeable local solicitor.
by ashtondav
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar heat swimming pool
Replies: 16
Views: 1923

Re: Solar heat swimming pool

I have hundreds of meters of irrigation pipe exposed to the sun for years with no or little degradation. The solar pump I quote delivers 1,300 litres an hour so in 8 hours it will probably heat 20% of the swimming pool water. I reckon the total cost will be under €100, so i’m prepared to experiment....
by ashtondav
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga car hire.
Replies: 141
Views: 30743

Re: Malaga car hire.

Just a quick review of interrent car hire in Gatwick. I think they are the budget arm of europcar. Anyway I was really apprehensive as I had read a number of scathing reviews. However I have to say the 5 day hire at 66£ was very good. No argument when I declined their insurance. They simply blocked ...
by ashtondav
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: nispero
Replies: 9
Views: 6597

Re: nispero

Only just found this thread. We made jam and because nisperos are high in pectin it’s just sugar and the fruit. Delish!
by ashtondav
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Casting bbc and itv
Replies: 1
Views: 995

Casting bbc and itv

I have installed a vpn on my iPad, and can watch iplayer and itvplayer on the iPad perfectly. However when I use chromecast to the tv I can cast itv, but not iplayer - it just freezes on the shot displayed in the programme information screen. I’m guessing iplayer knows the original signal is from th...

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