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by Mariacristina
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Places around Cordoba
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: Places around Cordoba

The bus station and the railway station are very close to each other in Cordoba and both have a very good service covering a wide area. Easy to check there for special excursions There are direct buses to Priego and Baena, both well worth visiting. There is, however, so much to see and do in Cordoba...
by Mariacristina
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Good books to read
Replies: 11
Views: 1014

Re: Good books to read

I would have commented sooner but have had major problems logging on to A.com. A small book packed with information is Hilary Gavilan's book "La Axarquia". Also well worth reading is Paul Richardson's book "A late dinner". It covers his travels around Spain exploring history and ...
by Mariacristina
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Chainsaw Purchase
Replies: 20
Views: 1545

Re: Chainsaw Purchase

I am in my seventies, a bit arthriticky but have to get on and cut up all my own firewood . Very sad . . . there are times when a man around the house would be very useful! I have a Bosch electric chainsaw and it is brilliant. Has an excellent safety cut out. Need to keep the chain sharp and use you...
by Mariacristina
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Tortugas
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Tortugas

I have spent much of the summer heat (remember that?) revamping my garden and hauling paving stones and mixing cement and moving earth. I have ended up with a beautiful relaxing space with a lovely fountain and pool . . . and my neighbours have donated a couple of tortugas which were born in someone...
by Mariacristina
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Solar eclipse
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Solar eclipse

I am sitting here with my friend and we are trying to work out what time we can see the eclipse live streamed on the Nasa website tomorrow evening here in southern Spain. Neither one of us is very bright and we cannot agree what time we should switch on. Please advise. PS. We are both quite bright a...
by Mariacristina
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Locked out of andalucia.com
Replies: 13
Views: 1292

Re: Locked out of andalucia.com

I was locked out a little while ago because my password was no longer accepted . . . fortunately user name and email address OK, Had to wait for a new password which is too complex to remember (at my advanced age) but I just have to look it up each time . . . . must get it tattooed onto the back of ...
by Mariacristina
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Second hand furniture around Lucena/Rute
Replies: 16
Views: 3609

Re: Second hand furniture around Lucena/Rute

There is a Facebook page for "Lucena segundo mano" which advertises second hand goods in the Luena and Iznajar areas.
by Mariacristina
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Indian Bean Trees
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

Indian Bean Trees

Despite having a very small garden I have grown quite a few trees from seeds . . . and then have to persuade friends and neighbours to adopt them. About six years ago I acquired (for which read "stole") a seed pod from an Indian Bean Tree. I now have a magnificent tree in my garden which i...
by Mariacristina
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Help! Two ladies in distress.
Replies: 26
Views: 2688

Re: Help! Two ladies in distress.

Enrique, many thanks for this advice. Unfortunately, the only option that works from the four offered is number 4, to switch off. The others - 1 to 3, simply freeze when you click on them, forcing me to shut down the pc with the on/off button. Then, I am back in the loop of diagnosing your pc when I...
by Mariacristina
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Help! Two ladies in distress.
Replies: 26
Views: 2688

Re: Help! Two ladies in distress.

Enrique..... this is Mariacristina's friend. It is my computer that is driving us to the point of jumping off a cliff. Regarding clicking on option 4 to close the pc down - yes, I have done this on many occasions. The pc closes down and then when I re-open it, I am, once again, back in the loop of t...
by Mariacristina
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Help! Two ladies in distress.
Replies: 26
Views: 2688

Re: Help! Two ladies in distress.

!. Thank you miro. I thought that bit of my plea for help was being ignored. I had to ask for a new (and complex) password. . . . and whenever I try to login now I am told it is not a secure site. My friend was also told it would be up to five days before her application might be accepted. Now that ...
by Mariacristina
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Help! Two ladies in distress.
Replies: 26
Views: 2688

Re: Help! Two ladies in distress.

My friend with the Toshiba had to go home as she was working this afternoon . . . and so was I. She teaches English for a living and I teach it in repayment for all the kind things people in the village do for me. My poor friend lives half an hour away from me and has moved twice in the last five we...
by Mariacristina
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Help! Two ladies in distress.
Replies: 26
Views: 2688

Re: Help! Two ladies in distress.

Thanks for your help. It's Windows 8.1. Unfortunately, I can't do a system restore because I can't actually reach that point. When I open the pc it starts immediately 'analysing your pc' and this continues for about 2 hours then it offers to restart. Then on switching on again, I am back in the anal...
by Mariacristina
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Help! Two ladies in distress.
Replies: 26
Views: 2688

Help! Two ladies in distress.

!. Have just had a frustrating time trying to log on to A. com. Went round and round in circles in a rigmarole that has never happened before . . . logged on with no problems and posted last week . . . is something strange happening on the site? 2. I've been telling a friend of mine to join the site...
by Mariacristina
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: wild green figs
Replies: 14
Views: 1733

Re: wild green figs

A rather late response . . . haven't had an opportunity to catch up with A.com for a while. The figs available now are called Higos Brevas and are mostly green but a few purple ones about. There are some on sale in the supermarkets but no one in this village would dream of paying for them! Plenty in...
by Mariacristina
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Chainsaw Chain Sharpening
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Re: Chainsaw Chain Sharpening

I also have an electric chain saw sharpener and find it comparatively quick and easy to use. I have wood delivered but not ready cut into logs and the amount I save by cutting it up myself paid for the sharpener in just one delivery. I'm getting a bit old and creaky to do it now but it helps keep me...
by Mariacristina
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Cheap Deals in Lidl.
Replies: 36
Views: 5563

Re: Cheap Deals in Lidl.

I'm 100% with Gordon on this. He buys up the tinned figs . . . . I head for the 30% off stickers and fill the trolley with those. I have sampled some superb cheeses that way with the added frisson of feeling a bit guilty if they are not Spanish cheeses. :D
by Mariacristina
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair online check in
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: Ryanair online check in

Thank you Stevemul. . I haven't got anything useful to add but really appreciate your final comment . . it's great to start the day with a smile.
by Mariacristina
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another year and another thank you.
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Another year and another thank you.

Another year has raced by and Christmas is here again. I would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and a productive 2017. I must also say thank you for all the useful advice and information that is shared here . . . for the friendships that I have made via this forum . . .and once again especial...
by Mariacristina
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good reads over Xmas
Replies: 19
Views: 2536

Re: Good reads over Xmas

I'd recommend any of Jean Auel's books . . . the last one I read - The People of the Painted Caves - was partly researched in Spain. The Whisperer by Donati Carrisi is an intriguing thriller. Any of Simon Barnes bird books are a great read even if you think you are not into birds particularly. The A...

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