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by Fletch
Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Driving to Costa Del sol
Replies: 16
Views: 9048

Dont`t kill yourselves, there`s no mega hurry to get home is there? If not, I would recommend at least 3 days with that carfull!!! I`ve done it a couple of times now, first time was in a transit van. Calais to Clermont Ferrand in France day 1, down to Barcelona the next day and Malaga on day 3. It w...
by Fletch
Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Competa Noche de Vino
Replies: 6
Views: 5784

There is a bus that runs from Canillas, through Competa down to Torre del Mar and on into the bus station at Malaga. You can get a timetable from the agents in Competa (up the hill towards the car park and on the left, Loymerbus I think)
by Fletch
Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Competa Noche de Vino
Replies: 6
Views: 5784

Hi, I`m going to the the Noche de Vino this year for the first time, with my wife and daughter who went last year. By all accounts it`s a great night but don`t expect it to start early as per usual! El Pilon in Competa is excellent for a nice meal, but book early, they speak excellent English 952 55...
by Fletch
Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Maroma by Moonlight
Replies: 9
Views: 4120

Yes I agree, superb pictures.
When did you go up, and did you go from Canillas de Aceituno or Albaida?

(Is there a bar at the top???) :wink:
by Fletch
Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Puerto Banus barriers
Replies: 3
Views: 2670

Puerto Banus barriers

How can I get to drive along and park at the puerto? there are barriers either end, is it a case of buying a ticket, or do you have to have some kind of pass?
by Fletch
Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Double glazing
Replies: 7
Views: 3249

That`s not unusual, the letterplate surround is injection moulded whereas the rest of the system is extruded, for this reason we only use Black letterplate surrounds!
by Fletch
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Double glazing
Replies: 7
Views: 3249

Not at all, PVCu will expand/contract when there is a variation in temp. but the tolerances built in to the system will allow for this.
As long as you go for a reputable window system (Plastmo, Rehau, Kommerling etc) , there should be no discolouration issues.
by Fletch
Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Double glazing
Replies: 7
Views: 3249

PVCu is probably the best in the long run. The frames tend to be a bit thicker than Aluminium, but their maintenance free finish is a bonus. If you are going for DG to insulate in the winter then insist on a LowE glass like Pilkington `K` or a softcoat glass, these units are 60% more efficient than ...
by Fletch
Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Dead Duck
Replies: 17
Views: 5027

Don`t worry, it was just the `Old Bill` !!!
by Fletch
Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Window security grills
Replies: 19
Views: 6430

I guess the intricacy of the scroll work takes away from the neccessity and adds to the visual appeal, it`s a shame we need these grills but if we have to have them at least we can make them look a bit nicer!!!
But yes, they are a pain in the arriss to maintain aren`t they?
by Fletch
Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Window security grills
Replies: 19
Views: 6430

Here`s a thought, window security bars that detach from the inside in case of fire. Instead of having the bars bricked in, have an extension piece running through to the inside of the house in each of the four corners with a form of `key` that can be removed from the inside. If you need to get out i...
by Fletch
Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: French Toll Costs
Replies: 48
Views: 13627

Steve and Yvonne, re Rabid anti-French views. While I have nothing against the French other than the occasioanal bad attitude they appear to have against English, regarding the French roads, I had to pay 150euro to use the French roads to come from Calais to Spain. French drivers in the UK pay nothi...
by Fletch
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: 28 February - Andalucia Day
Replies: 14
Views: 5661

Just back from a week in Meribel and missing the snow already! Does anyone have an idea how late in the season you can ski in Sierra Nevada.
Was there late March last year but snow was a little sparse
by Fletch
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spain, is this real??
Replies: 28
Views: 9615

Come on you guys and girls, give the man a break. He`s new to the area, it`s cold at night, Malaga hotels aren`t the best in the world (!) and he asked for help! Loosen up please. We are all here to help each other are we not? Good luck Midnight,I hope a sunny day or two helps you realise the qualit...
by Fletch
Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Best Beer
Replies: 48
Views: 23709

At risk of sounding like an alcoholic (!) I went down to Mudgley Hill in Somerset and brought back a gallon of scrumpy. I`ve never been in a place like it! 3 floor to ceiling barrels full of cider and a farmer who literally chewed on straw and held his trousers up with string :lol: Think if I mixed ...
by Fletch
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Best Beer
Replies: 48
Views: 23709

Can`t drink Special Brew anymore since I had a `bad night` on it (to be fair I was making Strongbow/Special Brew snakebite`s so it was my own fault, but it was 20 years ago and I still can`t touch the stuff!!!) 1euro for a tubo is about right I suppose :) , although in some pubs in the UK you can ge...
by Fletch
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Importing your goods to Spain without removal company
Replies: 33
Views: 10983

It cost me 158euro in tolls to get from Calais to Malaga in a transit. There is a higher rate for commercial vehicles than cars. The bulk of the tolls were in France, with the trip from Paris to the Midi Pyrenees region the most expensive If you go on viamichelin you will be able to get an idea of c...
by Fletch
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6000 € Cash limit
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Yeah,I saw the news report too, it doesn`t say wether the police questioned the man about where the money came from, but I wonder wether the result would have been different if the finder had not been in the police station at the time the `loser` came in :roll: :?
by Fletch
Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Best Beer
Replies: 48
Views: 23709

Alhambra for me please! I think it`s the best of the bunch.
Are there such things as beer festivals here? I love to go to the one held in Norwich every October
by Fletch
Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Importing your goods to Spain without removal company
Replies: 33
Views: 10983

Anewlife - I`m glad you said it, cos I was thinking it was only me. Yes, what an awful country to drive through! Expensive toll roads, dirty hotels etc. But the new bridge at Millau almost made up for it!

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