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by olive
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Best supermarket wine
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Best supermarket wine

I will give that Lidl rose a go. Just come back from UK and been consuming Gallo rose. Very nice and not horribly acidic like most Spanish offerings.
by olive
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Tile on Tile adhesives
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Tile on Tile adhesives

We followed advice from our builders merchants and used swimming pool tile adhesive. Porcelanico Capacer by the Capa company. About six euros a 25kg sack. We cleaned the tiles surface beforehand and also brushed with PVA solution beforehand. Bit of belts and braces. All the reputable firms like Webe...
by olive
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Experience with Lobster mobile
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Experience with Lobster mobile

I took the small package and it works well for me.

Been out of Spain but in Europe for 13 weeks so far this year with no problems.
by olive
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Aspirin
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Aspirin

This may well be part of a tightening up of rules on painkillers and other drugs which people had come to regard as everyday consumables. This was tied up to changes in what you could buy over the counter at chemists. The rationale being to have you visit the doctor to confirm you needed what you pr...
by olive
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Hot tubs
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Hot tubs

Anyone got practical experience of these in Andalucia? I tried one in the UK. Very enjoyable.the owner goes in nearly every day! Seems to be some practical considerations. One is the kw use of your total. Ours is 5,5 kw Does anyone run theirs partly on solar power for example. Siting. Would you choo...
by olive
Thu May 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga car hire.
Replies: 170
Views: 82007

Re: Malaga car hire.

Which magazine have just done their annual survey. Goldcar bottom on a basket of criteria. Five times out of the last six years apparently.
by olive
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Dart charge for expat users
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Dart charge for expat users

Good idea, It will hopefully be Sunday so less busy. Thanks. Costakid. They chased us and we had paid albeit late. Plus the lorry driver. The paperwork is from Dart and as I said all in Spanish. They seem very organised apart from putting someone elses paperwork in with ours and not being interested...
by olive
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Dart charge for expat users
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Dart charge for expat users

We used this crossing in early January and only managed to pay it an hour over the time lmit. The fine appeared in our mail, all in Spanish, today. Along with a fine for a lorry driver in San Sebastion. He is presumably blissfully unaware! We spoke to Dart on the phone and have submitted a claim to ...
by olive
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: New here
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: New here

Andalucia is a very big place with many different climates. The climate here is very different from the UK. We too are keen gardeners. Germinating seeds is difficult for us. You find baby plants for sale. Bunches of bare rooted tomato plants are a good example. My tip would be to grow what locals gr...
by olive
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Instant electric water heaters
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Instant electric water heaters

Thanks. Been mopping after a deluge of rain!
by olive
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Correos mail hold
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Re: Correos mail hold

mmm. Convincing arguments for using a friend to empty the box periodically.

Thanks for the comments especially about parcels.
by olive
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Correos mail hold
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Correos mail hold

We may have to be away from home for a while. Is there a facility for Correos to hold your mail rather than cramming it endlessly into the rather small Apartados ? Buzon with our name in the centre of the village? I dont want a mail redirect. If there isn't , a Spanish friend has offered to empty th...
by olive
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Instant electric water heaters
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Instant electric water heaters

3.7 kw? Min on a radial circuit ?

The one I was looking at was a measly 2.8 kw zip es £211 from aquahot in uk. Adequate for hand washing or getting some water for mopping. I didn't want a dedicated cct.
by olive
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Instant electric water heaters
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Instant electric water heaters

That is encouraging. Sourced here in Spain? have you got a name or model number please for your sink ones please?

Does the sink get earthed at all or not necessary as the device is earthed via the circuit?
by olive
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Instant electric water heaters
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Instant electric water heaters

I have a remote sink and would like hot water to accompany the existing cold supply. The traditional solutions are butane instant water heater or a small water cylinder. The former is a lot of hassle and expense for occasional use. The latter is neater but I guess not very economical unless on a tim...
by olive
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Having a car to use in UK
Replies: 39
Views: 2981

Re: Having a car to use in UK

:lol: :lol: :lol:

being serious for a minute, I have said for years that this is a flawed area of the EU. Mostly it is designed around you being in one country.
by olive
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depopulation in Rural Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Depopulation in Rural Spain

"A bi hourly bus service during certain hours to the nearest town " Our nearest large village is on a main road between two towns of around 20,000 each. The large village has a population of 680. Daily bus service is just one bus in the morning and one back at 7 p.m. Not really of great us...
by olive
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Depopulation in Rural Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Depopulation in Rural Spain

Has anyone been following this non political protest. Been on TV and in the papers. For example El Pais (in English). https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/04/01/inenglish/1554107629_170580.html It is a subject close to my heart as an advocate of rural living. Our small village used to have youngsters. The...
by olive
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Re: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside

katy wrote:Why do people feel the need to scoff on a 3 hour flight. :?



Two hour journey to airport, security queue, wait to board, flight, half hour get luggage and hire car other end and two hour journey to destination?
by olive
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Home Insurance Question.
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: Home Insurance Question.

Linea Directa do cover no rejas. you have to close and bolt the internal shutters on all windows as part of the small print. Neither Rejas and no rejas just bolted shutters would stop a determined thief but do deter casual ones.

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