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by sherlock holmes
Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Port Banus
Replies: 27
Views: 10660

I will be visiting 'yet again' during August and really don't want to get a taxi across Marbella looking at hundreds of urbies. To this end, I will value any feedback. you won't be taking taxis for 2 reasons. 1. youre best chance of a rental is thro agents who will drive you around. 2. You dont see...
by sherlock holmes
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Port Banus
Replies: 27
Views: 10660

if you are renting a flat in this area its all urbanisations and its going to cost around 2000E a month or much more in you are in either Marbella front line or Puerto Banus. Most of the ones are "quality" except Dame el noche which seems to be about 90% empty at most times! why are you as...
by sherlock holmes
Mon May 14, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Help desperately needed please
Replies: 42
Views: 8879

Who told you there would be a job with a TEFL course? there are jobs going, they pay 10E an hour and have no contract or guaranteed hours. Normally schools teach 2-3 hours a day with one teacher. Its a nice part time job for the missus. Thats about 150E a week.... a little short of the 2k £ a month...
by sherlock holmes
Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Going rate for villa changeovers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2275

we employed an agent who charged 150~E to clean, change sheets etc. One time he charged 400E at the tenant left the place like a pig-sty - I believe people advertise in Sur at about 50E a time?
by sherlock holmes
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Marbella Belles
Replies: 124
Views: 48074


PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:52 am Post subject:
I just wonder if in 10 years time any of them would be proud to show an episode to their children/grand children?



i'm sure its already recorded to make into Presentationsets of DVD for presents!
by sherlock holmes
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Marbella Belles
Replies: 124
Views: 48074

38??? was that the size of the mouth or the words in its vocabulary or even the IQ? anyone else think the "38" is an actress, I think the others could be "real". Certainly the nail woman is not that bad. Admin edit: Potentially libellous postings will be edited or deleted along ...
by sherlock holmes
Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Marbella Belles
Replies: 44
Views: 10110

Most of the slappers don't live in Marbella City - they live in district of Marbella - and unfortunately exist between Puerto Banus and Nueva Andalucia - and it is stuffed FULL of them. You can't walk to your car without hearing the dulcet scream of the east/south london slapper ......... ERE WOT U ...
by sherlock holmes
Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: long term rental
Replies: 16
Views: 5703

You must have had Tenants from Hell, unfortunately Beachcomber is not alone in this opinion, I have three in a row all of which did a runner before the 11 months contract expired and one who trashed the place and one didnt pay a bill in 4 months before doing a runner. All of these where "vette...
by sherlock holmes
Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Renfe
Replies: 6
Views: 2407

Thus construction work itself would be put out to tender in 2006 and start in 2007. does anyone know where to look at the plans online, just curious where it's going as the whole of the coast from Malaga to Estepona is built up? Will there be complusory purchase of land and property to facilitate t...
by sherlock holmes
Tue May 09, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Watchdog tonight BBC1
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

unfortunately its probably only going to confirm what we already knew :cry:

Mark Stucklin has been interviewed about problems with real estate agents, and I think theres some stuff about Financial "advisors" on CDS.
by sherlock holmes
Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Puerto Banus barriers
Replies: 3
Views: 2679

you need a PortPass - they are issued to residents and cost couple hundred euros.

the nearest car park in down the end by Jewelry's shop
by sherlock holmes
Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Police powers
Replies: 65
Views: 17533

I must move in different circles because virtually everyone I know in the UK would welcome the introduction of compulsory ID cards
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same here - although I do object to being on a DNA database.
by sherlock holmes
Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: trade jobs in Spain
Replies: 13
Views: 2926

private security guards don't seem to have these restrictions, as we discovered when we lost a visiting teenage who decided to skip off down to Port at midnight. He was unable to make him self understood to the armed guards in either Spanish or English, we came to the conclusion that they where Russ...
by sherlock holmes
Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Property Sales Update - SUR
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

buy a copy of Sur in english - they have pages of rentals you'll get all the details in there or the other smaller English papers.
by sherlock holmes
Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spain, is this real??
Replies: 28
Views: 9664

Sherlock, where have you been for so long? Nice of you to come out to support another of your alter-egos. glad to see you noticed I was away, been staying with my family as they have a new born babby. If you bother to actually read my post rather than jumping in with an insult - I was agreeing with...
by sherlock holmes
Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spain, is this real??
Replies: 28
Views: 9664

spanish hopes wrote

Shouldn't it be *yawn* yourself?



and so it starts, our troll stirs it up as he prepares to sacrifice another personality.

Amazing how he knows insults from months before he joined the board :?:

yawn .....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
by sherlock holmes
Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: for the workers amongst us, how much do u get paid ??
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Spanish lad, is nt that under the minimum wage? I glad you raised this question, quite a few of my friends kids come out on holiday think the place is fab and want to stay after the holiday. I give them the paper and tell them to phone around. First question - can you read and write spanish (its spa...
by sherlock holmes
Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Costa del Crime
Replies: 34
Views: 10263

dear Kevin and P, lets not forget it was basically "reality" television so old ladies walking home safely won't make the edit.! I agree some of the mistakes by the police made the best viewing :lol: Although I was surprised that there where areas where the local police had to go into in twos.... any...
by sherlock holmes
Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Costa del Crime
Replies: 34
Views: 10263

yes Dave Courtney my hero great guy :lol: subject of a Costa Crime programme on his own I seem to remember. However have met him at the Gun Club and apart from him and friends being psychopathic(?) they were all great friendly guys. I don't think the violence was any worst then any UK deprived inner...
by sherlock holmes
Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Scrapping a Spanish vehicle
Replies: 6
Views: 1836

glad to see youre back Hilly, hope to read more of your unique combination of common sense and fun.... more building advice and some more mice stories please :lol:

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