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by olive
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Gestor for matriculation in Jerez/Cadiz
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: Gestor for matriculation in Jerez/Cadiz

On the plus side your car will be a known entity. Secondhand prices are high in Spain. We gave up buying in Spain. Dearth of well specced S/H cars ( probably due to the recession) , all with dubious service history and accident history and high kilometerage . In the last twenty days we have done 170...
by olive
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers

GerryinCajiz wrote:There was some talk a couple of years ago about getting Malaga cathedral finished. I think that died a death in the current economic climate.


They could ask Trump for the money!
by olive
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers

Still is in our village. Only women can hold and use a paint brush.

Man present? Then he drives regardless of the fact he has been drinking. Women dont drink, at least in public
by olive
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boy who fell into a borehole
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: Boy who fell into a borehole

It will be a miracle if the lad is recovered alive. How you feel for the parents. Last year there was a spate of bore hole drilling in our area ( more cost effective I guess) . I remember one guy prepared to go to 100 metres but added another 30 and it was predictably still dry. The mess down the hi...
by olive
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boy who fell into a borehole
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: Boy who fell into a borehole

I am out of the country in the land of milk and honey at the moment so cant see anything on tv about the recovery.

Found an article on Sur in English whish says it was an unlined exploratory borehole. They got a robot down 78 metres . Two years old.
by olive
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boy who fell into a borehole
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: Boy who fell into a borehole

Terrible for the child. Lets hope for a successful rescue. We have covered two disused bore holes on neighbours land. They are too small for a child but an animal or a pet would have trouble. I know of two abandoned old fashioned wells ( throw a bucket on rope type) that are just covered with a mat ...
by olive
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: olives
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

Re: olives

Good article, Sid - detailed explanation there. Our neighbour does his own olive oil and tries to do the crushing within the 24 hours recommended after picking, but sometimes it can get to 48 hours as he tends to pick while the weather is good and then process as and when he has enough for a big ba...
by olive
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.
Replies: 66
Views: 11962

Re: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.

1bassleft , that was a joke about abandoning an untaxed etc UK car and hiring for the uk leg. We continued oneard n our Spanish reg car. I forgot to say that yesterday there were numerous yellow jackets protesting. First lot were on a very large roundabout in Rouen. Lots of burnt debris and tainted ...
by olive
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.
Replies: 66
Views: 11962

Re: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.

Part 2 Navigated inner Rouen fine. Done it times. Saw Esso diesel at 132 cents but passed it by. Nearer Montrieul it was clear we needed yet more fuel so next motorway services. 165 cents. Got enough to get to Ashford with certainty. Good supermarket there just off the motorway. Booked online Best W...
by olive
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.
Replies: 66
Views: 11962

Re: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.

Part One. Superb nights sleep at the Hotel Gardenia. Room was as near perfect in design as possible. Smallest niggle was the green light from the LED on heating panel. Just a day driving today on toll roads and motorways. Didnt fancy any sidetrips. Too cold and the days are too short. Having laughed...
by olive
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.
Replies: 66
Views: 11962

Re: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.

95 so another relative with a good innings. It is life apparently but that doesnt help atthe moment. We all have this to go through. Hope your flight went smoothly and the family grieving. I have to say nice that the dc was the beds were uncomfortable. Cant recommend the place. Wasn't looking forwar...
by olive
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.
Replies: 66
Views: 11962

Re: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.

Family troubles - old age funeral. So we are off to the UK. Thought I would append to this thread. I was a bit dubious about travelling north on New Years day. It has proved to be a mixed blessing. Madrid was the ultimate doddle. Later in the evening “ empty roads” was a feature on the TV news. Howe...
by olive
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Driving England to Anderlucia
Replies: 32
Views: 2039

Re: Driving England to Anderlucia

Welcome to the forum. Has your dog got a pet passport.? We are shortly heading off for the UK. Our pet passport is upto date. You need for example to administer by a vet, tapeworm tablets within five days of re entering the uk but at least one day before from memory. And it needs to be recorded in t...
by olive
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pellet Stoves
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Pellet Stoves

Sid. Is your olive wood seasoned.? Our replenished store is all less than nine months old and doesn't burn as well as it will in 12 months time. We are fortunate living in olive country not havng to pay for logs. Just our labour and a few bottles of wikki as gifts. I remember seeing seasoned olive l...
by olive
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Death Certificate questions
Replies: 0
Views: 525

Death Certificate questions

All seems to be proceeding well with the paperwork. The cremation was this morning and we were given a set of paperwork. - ministerio de justicia .Certification del acta de defuncion ( three copies) each signed and stamped. The reverse of each is translated into eight common languages including Engl...
by olive
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: El Gordo — How does it Work?
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

Re: El Gordo — How does it Work?

Elgordo.com has a box you put yourticket number in to check.

Good luck. :thumbup:
by olive
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish Nationality?
Replies: 79
Views: 13336

Re: Spanish Nationality?

Well done. :thumbup:
by olive
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Geminids tonight
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Re: Geminids tonight

Hmm currently cloud here too ( Spain). Might be different in a few hours . Some harvesting here of early ripening varieties but the bulk is Feb . That is us too. Looks to be better than average harvest. I will pm last years outurn in a few weeks. We have examples of “African olive fly” here. There i...
by olive
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Geminids tonight
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Geminids tonight

Geminid shooting stars tonight. Now till dawn.

Near Orions belt.

Hopefully our experts will be along shortly with better info!
by olive
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: El Gordo — How does it Work?
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

Re: El Gordo — How does it Work?

I await someone knowledgeable to confirm para two. As you get a ticket down our way that is your thousandth share of the "number". With that ticket you can win on numbers or combinations of the later numbers. Ordinary lottery outlets sell tickets for 20 euros I think but organisations and ...

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