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by katy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 23
Views: 898

Re: Lone and ill

Agree Patrica. Everyone has their own priorities re. charities. Saw where someone left a £198,000 to RNLI and I thought that was stranger. I never give to larger charities either. During my younger years I (aka my parents) must have given a small fortune to build wells in Africa :wink: Look at all t...
by katy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 23
Views: 898

Re: Lone and ill

Going to get worse too as we all live longer. Heard some bad stories about Canada as a relative visited us from there recently. A man in our village aged 81 went into a hospice for end of life care. A charity and the place was wonderful, jacuzzi baths, huge bedrooms and fantastic care. all free. How...
by katy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 23
Views: 898

Re: Lone and ill

There are far worse places than Spain in the world to be alone and ill, including the US and the UK isn't the compassionate and caring place that some may think. UK has thousands of people volunteering for orgs like AgeUK which are very active in this area. Massive volunteering network, probably th...
by katy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 23
Views: 898

Re: Lone and ill

Interesting report from last year Katy, do you think that this type of report is possibly politically motivated ? I'm always wary of newspaper reports, most seem to be trying to score political points with propaganda type reporting. I can only personaly remember one case of family refusing to look ...
by katy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 23
Views: 898

Re: Lone and ill

In most places in Spain families caring for the aged is patchy, not the same anymore. Anyone who reads the Spanish news will know of the frequent articles about the problem of elderly care, or lack of. Long lists for a place in a care home. Have chosen this one as it is from El Pais in English but t...
by katy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 381
Views: 46036

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

Yes and the worst off are those who have a very small pension which takes them just a mere couple of £'s over being unable to receive top ups. They do not qualify for free glasses or other help when they do not receive pension credits...True what some in that boat say "you are better off havin...
by katy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 381
Views: 46036

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

If people are on the breadline on basic pension in the UK as someone said then how would they get the money to make the move. I imagine those pensioners with a house to sell would have a supplementary pension anyway. True Evelyn but they would have to think carefully about where they chose to live a...
by katy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside

chrissiehope wrote:I see that Giraffe are struggling & are planning to close one third of their restaurants in UK !


Yes. Grandson said they had been in Brighton he said he had better and that I would have hated it. Perhaps they are rubbish everywhere.
by katy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside

Country Boy. Not arrogant, a genuine question as I have often wondered when I see all the full restaurants at Gatwick (night or day) I accept the point about people with health conditions. I think all airport food is vile, some worse than others. If leaving from UK usually grab some M&S sandwich...
by katy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside

Why do people feel the need to scoff on a 3 hour flight. :?
by katy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 381
Views: 46036

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

Yes, but very difficult and any scheme that does is likely to be a scam. Many people have lost money in the past over this. Sid Agree. Someone we knew in Spain, now back in the UK lost their home. They have been involved in a class action case for years. Not great in UK either, more regulation but ...
by katy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 381
Views: 46036

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

There are so many variables that I don’t believe anyone can say yes or no with any certainty. Some will own the property, some rent, some have high community charges some none, some want to eat out a lot others live on home-grown veg and no meat....is a car essential to their lifestyle, do they wan...
by katy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Leroy Merlin - Little Faith
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: Leroy Merlin - Little Faith

Worse customer service I cam across in Spain. Had two disputes with them. First a large hot water boiler. Electrician fitted it in basement and every time when filled with water blew the fuse. He spent ages checking cables etc. Finally found the boiler was faulty. LM refused to change it, said neede...
by katy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Travel sickness aids
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Travel sickness aids

On a cruise I think you will quickly get your sea legs. A relative who was in the Navy said he was sick every time they left port if he had been on land for a few weeks but passed after a day or too. Correct the bracelets are harmless which is more than can be said for a lot of snake oil products. T...
by katy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Travel sickness aids
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Travel sickness aids

I think it is the placebo effect, if you think you will be sick you will be. At least they are inexpensive and don't do any harm. I don't believe in acupuncture either, known people in Marbella spend thousands on it and never improved. They were just told they needed more sessions. One of the critic...
by katy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Travel sickness aids
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Travel sickness aids

They sell them in Poundland.
by katy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Travel sickness aids
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Travel sickness aids

Can't see how a wristband could stop it sounds like a con just like those magnetic ones for other complaints. Never had a problem but been on many cruises and heard lots of talk about an injection onboard from the ships Doctors.
by katy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Burberry suit
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: Burberry suit

Just a thought, remember when Doctors all wore Saville Row type suits? One of the younger Doctors at our Health centre doesn't wear shoes. We had a family reunion some years ago, a guy at the hotel arrived with his family by helicopter. Saw him a few times playing on the beach and croquet, he was we...
by katy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Private Sales of Property
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Private Sales of Property

Have you looked at Rightmove?

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