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by poppylou
Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows XP 8th April
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Re: Windows XP 8th April

Thanks, Enrique.

My biggest worry is am I still covered for any fraud for on-line banking (all this small print that gets sent out in the post, changing terms and conditions)?, but I guess that is a bigger problem for the financial institutions than it should be for me.
by poppylou
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Climate in the Mountains
Replies: 17
Views: 5369

Re: Climate in the Mountains

At 600m in Canillas de Albaida, next to Competa, we find our south facing 3 storey townhouse very comfortable in the winter. We never have the heating on before the sun goes down, and often have to drop the shades because the house becomes too warm. The small woodburning stove on the first floor lan...
by poppylou
Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Which ISP in Canillas de Albaida
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Re: Which ISP in Canillas de Albaida

We use Broadband 4 Spain as our ISP. Their service was very good - before all the tv traffic increased (we haven't needed to use it since). We got rid of our two landlines a few years back, but may well consider having Movistar ADSL installed for the future. As BB4Spain are talking about having to r...
by poppylou
Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Driving down from Calais
Replies: 28
Views: 12922

Re: Driving down from Calais

We have just done the journey ourselves this week by Chunnel with 2 dogs, but we do go via Biarritz/San Sebastian. A good aire for the dogs just after the tunnel is Baie de Somme. Head for the caravan area, and there is an open field for letting the dogs off lead. Rouen is a bit difficult to travel ...
by poppylou
Tue May 28, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Walking group
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

Re: Walking group

Look at the web site of Salamandra Aventuras in Competa - they advertise a trip up La Maroma.
by poppylou
Thu May 16, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Hotel recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

Re: Hotel recommendation

NH La Perdiz hotel at La Carolina, just south of Despenaperros gorge, has rooms with private garages. We have never been charged extra for this, just requested it on our web booking.
Dogs stay free, too. Our 1.97m high van fits in fine.

In April on a weeknight, the room was only about 40 euros.
by poppylou
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Dog friendly hotels
Replies: 5
Views: 3399

Re: Dog friendly hotels

Depending on your route, the Hotel Alisa in Lerma (km 203 north of Madrid on main route) is dog friendly, and makes no additional charge for them. There is also a good menu del dia for 12 euros - always far too much for us to eat, plus good dog walking across the road by the river. You mentioned Ibi...
by poppylou
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Instruction Manual for Washing Machine in English
Replies: 6
Views: 6629

Re: Instruction Manual for Washing Machine in English

Thanks all for your help - I will do a translation from that online version of the spanish manual.
by poppylou
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Instruction Manual for Washing Machine in English
Replies: 6
Views: 6629

Instruction Manual for Washing Machine in English

Just got a new LG WD10700 MDS washing machine, but the manual is in Spanish. Instructions for day to day use are fine, mainly in diagrams, but I would like the English manual if possible for the "if it goes wrong, try this" section. I have tried Google, but no luck. I have emailed LG UK of...
by poppylou
Sun May 20, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Bougainvillea not flowering
Replies: 6
Views: 2126

Re: Bougainvillea not flowering

Many thanks - patience and fertilizer it is!
by poppylou
Mon May 14, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: View from Competa. (Land or Cloud)
Replies: 11
Views: 1245

Re: View from Competa. (Land or Cloud)

That was a fantastic view yesterday from 600m in Canillas. A friend had said it was about 185km across the water, but it looked so close! We, too, went down to the coast, hoping for a cooling breeze - wrong!
by poppylou
Mon May 14, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Bougainvillea not flowering
Replies: 6
Views: 2126

Bougainvillea not flowering

Any ideas on why we have no flowers so far this year? We are at 600m, the plant is 10 + years old, and it is pruned regularly to keep it under control. We lose the leaves in the winter winds. It is on an east facing wall. It looks healthy now, plenty of leaves. Does it flower on new wood only - in w...
by poppylou
Sat May 12, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Car parking Malaga airport
Replies: 17
Views: 4448

Re: Car parking Malaga airport

I would also recommend the airport's own long term parking as above - we have never been happy with the idea of giving our car and keys to someone else.
by poppylou
Thu May 10, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Yippeeeee! €1.23 to £
Replies: 55
Views: 5976

Re: Yippeeeee! €1.23 to £

1.244 euros to £ yesterday drawing cash on Halifax Clarity card.
by poppylou
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A question about Unicaja online and a favour maybe.
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

Re: A question about Unicaja online and a favour maybe.

I just noticed your location DA - if it is Competa branch, the fax number is 952 516 055, and Francisco was the contact.
by poppylou
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A question about Unicaja online and a favour maybe.
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

Re: A question about Unicaja online and a favour maybe.

If you need that bill paid quickly, FAX your branch - they need your signature (an email won't do).
I had a similar problem, my online set up failed, but the manager happily paid the bill on receipt of my fax.
by poppylou
Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Car Hire 3 year old Post
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Car Hire 3 year old Post

When I used this, or a similar company's, annual policy a year ago, it excluded car hire within a certain distance of your home UK address, if you have one. So if you are returning to the UK, hiring a car, and still use a UK address, it is worth reading the small print in case this still applies!
by poppylou
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: weed in stream
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Re: weed in stream

Water snake seen for the first time ever today in the acequia. Do they have a venomous bite?
by poppylou
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Comments and queries re FAQ for Non-resident income tax
Replies: 1382
Views: 314366

Re: Comments and queries re FAQ for Non-resident income tax

I had this problem with the "Province" box not appearing, plus a few other boxes being knocked out of position, using Internet Explorer. I got round it by saving the form, coming out of the web site completely, and when I returned to the web site and re-opened the form, the "Province&...
by poppylou
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Parking P3 Malaga.
Replies: 17
Views: 3385

Re: Parking P3 Malaga

Thanks everyone for the info, I will go and have a look beforehand. I can't tell you the number of times we have taken our lives in our hands in Spanish underground car parks showing height limits of 2.05m, only to find large concrete lumps hanging down from the roof, painted red so we can weave aro...

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