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by katy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 45
Views: 375

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

Just saw your last post DA re. clearing the house in the contract. Interesting, never came across it in Spain although it is strictly applied in UK. Our sellers were loopy eccentrics. He was quite old and she about 20 years younger. They left a note saying that a cranky single bed and some grotty li...
by katy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 45
Views: 375

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

Hi DA. So pleased you had a good outcome. Moving out of a house for the last time is never easy in any country. A really useful post too for others considering selling. Didn't know we had a budding writer on the forum :D We closed down our bank account the day we left Spain. Stopped on our way to th...
by katy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Retaining residency while outside of spain
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: Retaining residency while outside of spain

I think it is better to consult a tax advisor who specialises in international taxes when it involves more than one country. Gestors can be fine for normal spanish taxes but not complex affairs. Maybe a bit more costly but a good Advisor could mitigate your taxes with tax avoidance methods. Just mak...
by katy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Financial Advisors...Again.
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Financial Advisors...Again.

Like lambs to the slaughter. How does one know if the financial advisor is honest without doing checks. The one I posted about from the Times in 2014 was still operating in Spain in 2017 so obviously many hadn't done any research as the info' was available. Friends recommendations may not be sound e...
by katy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Financial Advisors...Again.
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Financial Advisors...Again.

More expats have lost money through a Financial Co. in based in Denia. This is from a post I made in 2014 There was an article in the Times yesterday. It said scammers are gearing up to part you from your cash, be on your guard. Other advice they gave that if someone claims they can help you take mo...
by katy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Olive Oil, Liquid gold or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Olive Oil, Liquid gold or not?

They do lots of infused ones too. Love the one with different herbs and the chile one .... Yes, maybe a bit ambiguous, I was assuming all the intelligent posters on here could follow my train of thoughts and link Chile to infused. :wink: I would never be hired by Rees-Mogg :mrgreen: I was surprised...
by katy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Inheritance tax
Replies: 16
Views: 436

Re: Inheritance tax

I would be guided by Beachcomber.
by katy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Inheritance tax
Replies: 16
Views: 436

Re: Inheritance tax

Thanks for asking that Elusive as I am confused too. I keep seeing the word "gifting".
by katy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Olive Oil, Liquid gold or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Olive Oil, Liquid gold or not?

Some of the specialist oils from Jaen are expensive too. They aren't to slosh around though. This is ok. only a small bottle though. https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/la-espanola-extra-virgin-olive-oil-with-truffle/453574-662498-662499?gclid=Cj0KCQjwyerpBRD9ARIsAH-ITn9JNCN6DVPysJeVlkGxbWgz47i4v...
by katy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Olive Oil, Liquid gold or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Olive Oil, Liquid gold or not?

Just remembered. Did anyone watch bargain loving brits in the Sun? One episode a woman living on a caravan site near Antequera brought a chip pan complete with lard in it from UK :lol: I suppose she won't be buying extra virgen.
by katy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Heinz beans
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Heinz beans

How much are Heinz beans in Spain? Reason I ask that I was in Paris recently and strolling through a small supermarket I noticed they were 4.30 euro. I can get a pack of 4 tins here for £2 bit of a mark up. There was also Felix cat pouches which I buy for around £3.50 and they cost 5.30 euro. Good ...
by katy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Heinz beans
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Heinz beans

How much are Heinz beans in Spain? Reason I ask that I was in Paris recently and strolling through a small supermarket I noticed they were 4.30 euro. I can get a pack of 4 tins here for £2 bit of a mark up. There was also Felix cat pouches which I buy for around £3.50 and they cost 5.30 euro. Good c...
by katy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Olive Oil, Liquid gold or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Olive Oil, Liquid gold or not?

A lot of assumption on here what the average UK "housewife" uses...or not uses! The oil I use from a mill in Provence is my favourite. They do lots of infused ones too. Love the one with different herbs and the chile one. I bring a lot back when we go to Nice every April. I like it on my p...
by katy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Credit/debit cards in retail establishments
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Credit/debit cards in retail establishments

Cash is easier to fiddle the books. Our local village shop and P.0 doesn't give receipts if paying by cash (unless asked) but always a receipt if paying by card. Have seen notices here saying no cards if purchase less than £10 but rare. I think retailers can do what they want.
by katy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Travel vaccinations
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Travel vaccinations

Woolie, where are you based? Helicopteros Sanitarios do vaccinations at their Marbella clinic. Make sure you get the certificate. Also available in Gibraltar at a private clinic.
by katy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Shingles Vaccination
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Shingles Vaccination

No, but reoccurrence is quite rare. Shingles in the facial nerve is really nasty. You can lose the sight in that eye and also get Bells Palsy which causes one side of your face to droop and you can end up unable to close your eye. It happened to a close friend recently and he has never really recov...
by katy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pavement / table tax for cafes
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Pavement / table tax for cafes

I have been in a few places in Marbella and they had different prices for drinking inside or out. I thought it was because of extra work for the waiters, never thought about taxes.
by katy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Best supermarket wine
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Best supermarket wine

A blast from the past. A thread started by poor Ken, sadly departed. Informative and funny.

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by katy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Best supermarket wine
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Best supermarket wine

You can't really go wrong with any of the Lidl wines as long as they are not the really cheap ones. The ones I like are the red Tulga Joven from Toro (2.25), Mezquirez Navarra Rose (1.79) and the white Verdejo from Rueda called Visigodo.. There is an adequate cheap Rueda Verdejo called Oristan, red...
by katy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Fresh Local Andalucian Goat Milk
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Fresh Local Andalucian Goat Milk

Many years ago there was a Chiringuito on the outskirts of Marbella which had a small farm attached. If anyone asked for a con leche the owner would get it straight from the goat, bit of an aquired taste! Suppose it is not allowed now. Google something like donde se puede comprar leche de cabra en M...

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