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by katy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London

A bit old but still applies. Many well publicised "hate crimes" were afterwards discredited but they aren't as widely publicised. https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/02/truth-behind-brexit-hate-crime-spike/ I t’s not vainglorious to say that Britain is the most tolerant country in Europe, p...
by katy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Its cold!
Replies: 17
Views: 586

Re: Its cold!

Been good here for 3 days! We are going to South of France tomorrow and if the forecasts are correct it will be warmer here ha ha. Won't be visiting Spain until June, my favourite month for Spanish weather. The late spring has been good for the garden, never seen it so good. Almost wish I was not aw...
by katy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London

I was also answering Flexos recent post if you read the context. BTW she wasn't a single woman on her own read the story again. I know more than 10 foreigners in London, several of them stating that they avoid using foreign language publicly while in London today, compared to not at all 10-20 years...
by katy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: British mortgage Spanish property
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: British mortgage Spanish property

Sounds about right. Don't know why it should be but my Daughter paid around 800 euro many years ago to cancel a mortgage. I was POA and someone from Norwich and peterborough Gibraltar turned up at the notary.
by katy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London

You shouldn't be taking your students around London if you find it so racist. As I said you would be lucky to find any brits in London's tourist areas to act racist. I was there Thursday and from leaving Victoria to coming home I never heard an English voice except Australian and American.. I have t...
by katy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London

London of course is a tourist hotspot but i often wonder how many foreign nationals are actually tourists! To be honest being verbally attacked for not speaking English is quite mild compared to how Spanish treat their coloured residents, there have been a few stories in the Olive Press recently re...
by katy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London

I was also answering Flexos recent post if you read the context. BTW she wasn't a single woman on her own read the story again.
by katy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London

I have a German friend who has lived and still lives in North London for 25 years and says she is reluctant to read a German book on public transport......... Oh dear, you always get these stories and people who have rarely visited London believe them. Some public transport will have 95% foreigners...
by katy
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Spanish woman attacked for Speaking Spanish in London

I find it difficult to believe although I suppose at 3.45 am anything is possible. I go to London quite a lot, was there last week and there are more foreign languages than English, I was in the minority. Probably just an isolated incident. Suppose it will keep the useless police busy whilst the gan...
by katy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Wine

According to that drivel the average person would be dead at 50. To think that the taxpayer pays for those so called scientific surveys. Don't understand why women are rated less either, surely should be based on height and weight. not gender. I wonder if there is anyone who actually believes these ...
by katy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Its cold!
Replies: 17
Views: 586

Re: Its cold!

Spanish golf open started today and they were saying on TV how cold it was. Not much of a crowd but saw a lot of puffa jackets and wool hats being worn. Here in West Sussex Spring flowering is at least 3 weeks late. Always take photos of the magnolia trees when out and last years was dated March 18t...
by katy
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: car hire excess insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: car hire excess insurance

Paddy Pumpkin wrote:I am wondering how long it will be until some car hire excess insurance company starts blacklisting and exclucding certain hire car companies. I mean they will be upfront about it stating we don't provide cover for company X etc.


Either they do that or some will go bust.
by katy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does Anyone know what happens to Expats after March 2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 457

Re: Does Anyone know what happens to Expats after March 2019?

I lived in Paris in the seventies and as I recall had to report to the police station every week or so. Also had to pay for private healthcare A Spanish friend had to register at nearest UK police station about the same time when she stayed in UK. I remember her going to Kingston police station but...
by katy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does Anyone know what happens to Expats after March 2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 457

Re: Does Anyone know what happens to Expats after March 2019?

Very true Mark. Used to happen in the USA too decades ago. My relatives used to take a short trip to Bahamas and get another 6 months. Then there was Ronnie Knight, gangster who lived in Benalmadena, I think he used to go to Gibraltar to extend his time in Spain. I do think that TM and Davis are mor...
by katy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does Anyone know what happens to Expats after March 2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 457

Re: Does Anyone know what happens to Expats after March 2019?

Spain might reciprocate whatever the UK decides. However, We need their workers much more than they need ours. Why would anyone who made their home here not want to register anyway? What are the benefits to that? Many don't register because they can't due to not having enough certifiable income or ...
by katy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Defending your home
Replies: 15
Views: 287

Re: Defending your home

The Police drag a 78 yr old out of the house in handcuffs for questioning but seem to have done nothing to find out the identity of the other thief. I just wonder what most people would do when burgled with one thief upstairs with a female who has dementia. I think in law you are only allowed to def...
by katy
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Sky tv in Spain
Replies: 17
Views: 488

Re: Sky tv in Spain

It won't affect many UK residents, only those with second homes who spend some months in EU. I am sure those on 2 week holidays can live without SKY for the duration ha ha. I am thinking of cancelling SKY, we don't watch it except OH who watches golf and F1 anyone know a cheaper alternative to Sky s...
by katy
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Sky tv in Spain
Replies: 17
Views: 488

Re: Sky tv in Spain

This actually makes little difference to us in Spain This will only benefit subscribers to Sky, Netflix etc. in the UK as we still need a smart DNS if we want to watch stuff like the IPlayer. Subscribers in the UK will lose the benefit once the UK exits the EU. Probably lose it next year as It isn'...
by katy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: 2 New Italian Restaurants
Replies: 35
Views: 935

Re: 2 New Italian Restaurants

I only like "authentic" sparingly :wink: I am a bit queasy about some fish and meats. Don't like anything out of the sea with a head on it, snails, little birds etc. Wouldn't go for the cheek meat either although probably have without knowing it. Authentic italian to me is fresh pasta, pre...
by katy
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: 2 New Italian Restaurants
Replies: 35
Views: 935

Re: 2 New Italian Restaurants

Are these places actually owned by Italians? lots on the west coast are owned by Spaniards serving awful pizzas. One genuine Italian chain is almost unrecognisable as authentic Italian. They have compromised and gone native, a bit like Chinese, they adapt to suit the clientele with dishes like gamba...

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