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by katy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Torre del mar for nie
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Torre del mar for nie

I think there are times when the original certificate is required. When I sold a car and went to Traffico with the buyer I was asked for the stamped A4 sheet. If not anyone could just make up a number (something I did once or twice especially on websites.)
by katy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Chivers Blackcurrant Jam 400gm
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Chivers Blackcurrant Jam 400gm

Does Iceland Spain still stock Waitrose products? A good jam is Wilkins stocked by Waitrose and they are very good. Still a private family Co. My neighbour is a family member and she told me they sell all over the world. Bonne Maman is ok too and available in most Spanish supermarkets.
by katy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: Property in Malaga province advice please

Miro, thet is my view of Torremolinos too. Gradually changed since the 90s to appeal to spaniards. Quite a few hotspots but overall not expatland like Benalmadena. A large gay community, friendly and not rowdy. If looking at renting I imagine it should be ok. The pink pound etc. There is a really go...
by katy
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!
Replies: 19
Views: 750

Re: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!

Mark, you sound like my OH. Even with a detailed list he always manages to get the wrong thing and usually the most expensive. A simple request for a small normal seeded loaf resulted in a large gluten free tasteless one at 3.25. :mrgreen: a skimmed milk came as a special organic one from Prince Cha...
by katy
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: UK TV on Netflix
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: UK TV on Netflix

Yes. I use Grandson's Netflix and he uses my Sky go. Daughter also uses both in Paris.
by katy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: Property in Malaga province advice please

The west is awash with holiday lets. If income is important than unless its special its a small fish in a big pond. To me the only half decent areas are benal pueblo, la cala and arroyo. Miralflores and a few others you name are to me just urbanisations stuck on the side of a busy road. If you just...
by katy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Vejer de la Frontera
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Vejer de la Frontera

Been quite a few posts on Vejer, one of my favourite places and an easy journey from the CDS. One of our old members Frank, who jumped before he was pushed mentioned it often. http://www.andalucia.com/forums/search.php?keywords=Vejer&terms=all&author=Frank&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&am...
by katy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Gib/offshore accounts
Replies: 32
Views: 1207

Re: Gib/offshore accounts

A programme on BBC re. bank fraud covered Revolut. Not the banks fault of course but it was about difficulties of speaking to a live person or their lack of response in urgent situations.
by katy
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 25
Views: 1212

Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

DA we have met quite a few people who never even leave the ship! Many just wander around the cruise port souvenir shops. Not sure how port towns benefit but I know the tour buses and taxis do. Have also seen fresh foods being loaded onto the ship in most Caribbean ports. Have to say we rarely eat as...
by katy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Gib/offshore accounts
Replies: 32
Views: 1207

Re: Gib/offshore accounts

No advantage in holding money in Gibraltar now as they are compliant with the disclosure act. Best to look at real offshore accounts in Cayman Isles. Panama etc.
by katy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Death, what now?
Replies: 19
Views: 1047

Re: Death, what now?

Problem is do you have the cash to pay the tax. We heard it is not possible to get a mortgage to pay. An old thread here what happened to us when inheriting. Most of us didn't want to lay out the money in a rapidly falling market. Would probably have rejected it if the Lawyer hadn't come up with a s...
by katy
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Water
Replies: 11
Views: 5283

Re: Water

I read in the Olive Press that some had been charged 50 cents for an ice cube! Was charged €4 for olives at a chiringuito in Cabopino.
by katy
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Salud Responde
Replies: 32
Views: 5414

Re: Salud Responde

Wonder why there are so many needing new hips now, some at a relatively young age, knees too. Could it be because people are living longer. It must have been constant pain and a wheelchair in the past before techniques were developed.
by katy
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Salud Responde
Replies: 32
Views: 5414

Re: Salud Responde

I had an eye problem. not urgent. Was referred to Costa del Sol hospital by GP. After a few weeks I had not heard anything. Living only a few minutes drive away I called at hospital to enquire. Was told I would be 6 months or more just to see a Consultant. GPs in Sussex have two clinics now. Always ...
by katy
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Salud Responde
Replies: 32
Views: 5414

Re: Salud Responde

I think my doctor is underused! I checked the other day and I could get an appointment 59 minutes later! Eat your heart out UK NHS! Sid Fuengirola should eat it's heart out too as some health centres there are 14 days. There was a report in the Spanish news some time ago stating the best and worse ...
by katy
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: resident taxes
Replies: 5
Views: 2145

Re: resident taxes

gavilan wrote:?Is one taxed on income or property value ... or both ... when one becomes resident here in Spain?


I assume as a resident you ought to be able to tell everyone else :?
by katy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Financial Advisors...Again.
Replies: 28
Views: 5808

Re: Financial Advisors...Again.

I will make a sweeping assumption here that the majority of readers of this forum are either retired or not far off it. In which case none should be invested in actively managed funds and should be taking no risks whatsoever with their capital. Absolutely agree Paddy. We can't take it with us when ...
by katy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Financial Advisors...Again.
Replies: 28
Views: 5808

Re: Financial Advisors...Again.

Financial Advisors wouldn't be wasting time giving advice if they could predict the market. They just rely on commissions from the products you invest in. Some are more honest than others. Don't put all your eggs in one basket is my advice.
by katy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 80
Views: 9714

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Our buyers in Spain did not have a survey but someone came round from their mortgage supplier. I do prefer the Spanish system of purchasing. A deposit and quick procedure is usual. May not work very well for e.g.. a young family who are moving up the ladder as they may not have cash to make a deposi...

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