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by olive
Sun May 27, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: We Came To Andalucia. May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: We Came To Andalucia. May 2018

Excellent. You clearly do a lot of research.

Dont worry about the flamenco singing. You just havent got duende.
by olive
Sat May 26, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: No Heated Rear Screen
Replies: 19
Views: 341

Re: No Heated Rear Screen

Crikey what a saga. I wonder what else is "different". I don't know much about the model but maybe it is a car from the end/beginning of a spec change. I had a Ford Capri that was like that many years ago. A right pain as things like the rear brakes were from the previous years model. The ...
by olive
Fri May 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Apply for a Blue Badge
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Apply for a Blue Badge

Thanks. “ your condition prevents you from using public transport” There is a bus once a day to local town but the stop is 8 km from our house. The bus entrance is impossibly high The driver might wait five minutes for the person to getfrom door having somehow negotiated the entry hurdle to a seat.....
by olive
Thu May 24, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Apply for a Blue Badge
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Apply for a Blue Badge

Time has come to apply for a Blue Badge here in Spain.

Done the process in the Uk for my Father and my mother in law .

Can anyone point me to a starting point please?
by olive
Thu May 24, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: reduction in OTC at chemists
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: reduction in OTC at chemists

Well I can cast some more light on this. Today we went to the doctors to get more loratadine and eye drops for hay fever. Plus a few other things while were there! A saving compared to over the counter predictably. I asked about the new procedure. apparently it is only Granada Province. The issue is...
by olive
Tue May 22, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: reduction in OTC at chemists
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: reduction in OTC at chemists

Tried two more, this time in Loja, today. Same story. So I will make an appointment to see the doctor on Thursday and spend/waste? 50 minutes round trip and pollute the planet to boot. Price of progress. I have always maintained that chemists should take some of doctors workload and sell you somethi...
by olive
Mon May 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: reduction in OTC at chemists
Replies: 15
Views: 320

reduction in OTC at chemists

Went to my farmacia here today. Another box of hayfever tablets please? Sorry can't sell you them now over the counter. You have to have a prescription. Pointed to a long printed sheet explaining changes. Loratadine 10mg. You can buy them in Wilko in the Uk for around 99p. I sort of understand why b...
by olive
Fri May 18, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: 907 tv signal weak
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: 907 tv signal weak

Update. The new LNB arrived on Thursday so marked relative position to clamp and exchanged them. Then spent about 30 minutes moving a bit and getting TV signal strength via walkie talkie (very handy). I also moved the dish very small amount towards the prevailing wind. Quite surprising what a differ...
by olive
Thu May 17, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10 1803 Update
Replies: 16
Views: 517

Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Good tip :thumbup:
by olive
Wed May 16, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10 1803 Update
Replies: 16
Views: 517

Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

That is some download file. I reckon 2.7Gb Great in a country with unlimited internet
by olive
Tue May 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Former Iberbanda Customers
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Former Iberbanda Customers

irismary - sounds good. Is that unlimited Internet? Also does it slow down during school arrival, leaving, breaks and 4 work rush hours?

We had 3G from Orange and Movistar some years back. they were both diabolical during peak times slowing to virtually nothing.
by olive
Tue May 15, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Prefab/modular/eco homes
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Prefab/modular/eco homes

There is a programme available on bbc iplayer of amazing Spanish homes. One was 11 hideous rusty metal containers linked by a corridor.

Of course money and famous architect talks. I wouldnt have been able to get permission for it but theni am not a famous architect or rich.
by olive
Fri May 11, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car modification and legalities of it.
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Car modification and legalities of it.

Social drive sounds good.

A smart phone sounds good

Getting out more sounds good. I will start withGranada tomorrow.

The police have also deployed mobile speed cameras thatgo roadside under the Armco . Thank goodness for adaptive cruise control.
by olive
Fri May 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: 907 tv signal weak
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: 907 tv signal weak

Old people that can't watch UK TV. No decent internet to stream TV. Hopefully my Spanish seller will have the item here early next. Some Uk sellers were offering up to two weeks plus the Seur "only deliver to your area on a Thursday malarkey" This is coming through Correos. 20 euros includ...
by olive
Fri May 11, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: 907 tv signal weak
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: 907 tv signal weak

Can't find how to see if any of the Amazon.es suppliers are Spanish based. We need a twin even though a single could give a better signal. I was just about to plump for a quad from France but suspect that splitting the signal compromises quality, ditto quad to single? Just bought a twin from orbital...
by olive
Fri May 11, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: 907 tv signal weak
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: 907 tv signal weak

Beni I have a Black Premium 40mm dual lnb already. Where did you get yours from please ? Locally or mail order? I am quite keen on that as a possible fix. The signal strength is 33 % now. I was thinking that some sort of adjustable stay fastened to the wall and the rim of the bigger dish would be a ...
by olive
Fri May 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car modification and legalities of it.
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Car modification and legalities of it.

Not much chance of being stopped by the police here. In ten years havent seen a single police car.
by olive
Fri May 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: 907 tv signal weak
Replies: 15
Views: 466

907 tv signal weak

For some time we have suffered poor signal. Understandable when we had bad weather over the last few weeks but it is still poor now we have fine weather. Anyone else having the same problem at the moment? If not then maybe my 80 cm dish has moved. It does sit in the prevailing wind. Would a larger d...
by olive
Fri May 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car modification and legalities of it.
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Car modification and legalities of it.

I agree with the others. Buy a suitable spec car and then bring it over. I suspect that the odd one or two modded cars you see here revert to standard spec wheels for their ITV (MOT). I also agree that the ITV test is fairly rigorous but I have had things pass that would have been a UK fail. Yesterd...
by olive
Sat May 05, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Bird migration this year
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: Bird migration this year

I heard my first cuckoo today. Some way off. The lone swallow is pitiful. It is trying to attract a presumably replacement mate and keeps showing the other swallow last years unsuccessful nesting site. It was ragged by a large flock of Blue "magpies". They have had the temerity to build th...

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