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by MaggieMay
Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Should there be a "living in spain Proficiency test&quo
Replies: 24
Views: 8235

They do have driving tests. I believe to pass you must show ability in tailgating at 140kms per hour forcing the car infront to change lanes, and an ability to overtake on the wring side and swerve into a gap that is not big enough for your car. Its a tough test.
by MaggieMay
Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Should there be a "living in spain Proficiency test&quo
Replies: 24
Views: 8235

Yes you are quite right about Brick lane.

As for the official census figures I'll take your word for it, my point was more about Calahonda not being the situation in reverse.
by MaggieMay
Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Should there be a "living in spain Proficiency test&quo
Replies: 24
Views: 8235

I agree with you that large areas (if not most of) Leeds, Bradford etc have been taken over by immigrants. These were existing cities and previously populated in the majority by white British. Bit like Brick Lane and the East End. Calahonda has not been taken over by armies of expats that have drive...
by MaggieMay
Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Should there be a "living in spain Proficiency test&quo
Replies: 24
Views: 8235

It would be totally unachievable. There are thousands of people living on the Costa del Sol that can manage Hola, Adios, and La Cuenta por favor, and thats it. But is it really having any ill effect on their lifestyle in Spain? No. It's a personal choice thing. But without doubt whether or not a per...
by MaggieMay
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: anybody out there with schizophrenia
Replies: 9
Views: 4298

Would have thought maybe a "medical" forum would be more help to you than this one.
by MaggieMay
Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Crown green bowling
Replies: 10
Views: 5880

He probably would, but you didn't turn up :lol:
by MaggieMay
Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Is spain cheaper than the UK??
Replies: 96
Views: 25706

I'll second that there are no British supermarkets on the coast. Unless you count a couple of dingy little shops piled high with custard creams, heinz baked beans, and gravy granules. Can't see that everyone is blowing their budget on that. Nor are there opportunities, whether or not you speak Spani...
by MaggieMay
Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Police powers
Replies: 65
Views: 17539

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by MaggieMay
Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bits of news
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

Is that "Silver in English" or "Silver the Iberian" :)
by MaggieMay
Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Checking (someones) title
Replies: 32
Views: 10293

The site seems to be suffering some problems. Posts are swapping order and the time is getting out of synch. I'm having to log on twice to get in. :?
by MaggieMay
Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Property sales
Replies: 37
Views: 12019

katy wrote:Kevin, you were almost right, the 50 million was on its way to the CDS. Just heard on local radio that one of the guys arrested has a place in la campana, nueva andalucia and another has connections in Marbella.


Hmmm, their gardener in La Campana must be sick as a parrot. :)
by MaggieMay
Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: new breed' of criminals
Replies: 54
Views: 15007

katy said: A lot of reported crime here is also insurance fraud, suprising how many tourists on cheap package holidays have a small fortune in jewellery in their bags This must of course be a contributing factor to the CDS crime rate. Many tourists look upon their holiday insurance as an opportunit...
by MaggieMay
Sun Feb 26, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Arrived all in once piece...
Replies: 9
Views: 3451

Chris, you can be sure the weather will get better 8)
Oh and Safeashouses is most definitely a "Senora", but we will let you off that one, bit of a could be either handle :)
by MaggieMay
Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: advice on travel in late march/early april
Replies: 40
Views: 17570

To discover these coastal Shangri-Las with stunning scenery you talk of. Go on give us a laugh, name them. I never felt I was missing out bypassing the coastal strip (remember we used to have to drive through it!) but perhaps there are some undiscovered pearls nesting along that coast that I must h...
by MaggieMay
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: advice on travel in late march/early april
Replies: 40
Views: 17570

Pray tell Frank, why would I want to convince you to divert to the coast? :wink:
by MaggieMay
Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Low fat cooking spray!
Replies: 4
Views: 5113

Aren't low fat Sprays described as lowfat because you are only supposed to use a couple of sprays of them? Bit like the the lowfat lowcalorie ready meals in the UK supermarket, fits on a tea plate therefore obviously low in calories cos you don't get much. I think Silver is right, put your normal ol...
by MaggieMay
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: advice on travel in late march/early april
Replies: 40
Views: 17570

Well said Spanish Hopes. Funny, generally you never hear the folks that live on the coast bad mouthing "life inland" or life in the"typical" whatever that is, Spanish village. I know people that would hate living on the coast and people that would hate living out in the sticks. Both places a lot goi...
by MaggieMay
Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: advice on travel in late march/early april
Replies: 40
Views: 17570

I think Alan was just pointing out that La Cala has a large Spanish population, which it does. Same as Marbella, and Fuengirola. I don't think she specifically said she doesn't want to bump into any Brits, (which would be difficult even inland). Also the original post concentrated on beaches and sea...
by MaggieMay
Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: anyone own a (sucsessful) business in spain?
Replies: 65
Views: 16626

daneinspain wrote:Wet tshirt contest where is this in fuengirola? When? How do I get intouch with the organisers?


Do you look good in a wet tshirt then Dane? :)
by MaggieMay
Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New to Spain
Replies: 22
Views: 6505

Yeah, that information was classic Al.
No doubt Katy will be zooming across from Marbella right this minute to get your autograph.
Do let me know if Rod Stewart is ever recording down at your big studio :roll:

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