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by olive
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: Chiringuitos
Replies: 11
Views: 164

Re: Chiringuitos

We have tried several along the Costa del Sol on spec over the years. Always the same grotty result. Not helped by generally awful disabled access and awful toilets.

Maybe we were unlucky. Willing to try one again if recommended.
by olive
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gota fria this weekend?
Replies: 27
Views: 1287

Re: gota fria this weekend?

Winter drawers on!

haha. Very clever.
by olive
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gota fria this weekend?
Replies: 27
Views: 1287

Re: gota fria this weekend?

Sid. That is excellent. We are on the outer edge of that . It has been rainng moderately since nine a.m. It must be heavy down Malaga way and out to sea.
by olive
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gota fria this weekend?
Replies: 27
Views: 1287

Re: gota fria this weekend?

There is a very impressive real time forecast on elpais in english website.

It looks as though Marbella to Ronda is getting heavy rain as I type.

We only had 20 litros.
by olive
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.
Replies: 43
Views: 2596

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

Excellent account. Some good pointers in your accounts for when we next do the run. Haven't been to any of the beaches but have pulled in various battle sites and the immaculate war cemeteries. Very humbling. Also the site where Mrs o's uncle was holed up for three days. He led a charmed life in a t...
by olive
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Downloading UK TV and playback on TV
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Downloading UK TV and playback on TV

I am still struggling with this. We have limited Internet each month (but crucially unlimited during the night) so streaming programmes isn't an option. A plus is it has a UK Ip address - rightly or wrongly. BBC iplayer works brilliantly. Download to either a Win10 laptop and play back on (smart) TV...
by olive
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Water connection costs
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Water connection costs

The agent is selling on behalf of theirclient. They may be right about the cost but equally it could be lots more or not possible. A question to ask is why water wasnt in the cave house already? If you do a search , a few years back I did a detailed post on how to drill a bore hole including costs. ...
by olive
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Specsavers Fuengirola
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Specsavers Fuengirola

We have stopped using them. A long way to travel ( for us) and parking was a git compared to our local town. We also felt that their prices were high. Very hard to substantiate as you really would have to buy two identical pairs of glasses to get a definitive answer. Really pleased with our high str...
by olive
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Tourism
Replies: 22
Views: 358

Re: Tourism

That must be forecasts as it hasn't actually happened yet. Could be a lot of factors. Turkey is apparently good value and "safe" UK has just had a great summer maybe Brits are expecting another or liked their staycation. The dreaded B word may be a factor though I cannot see that for most ...
by olive
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.
Replies: 43
Views: 2596

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

Safe journey.

I look forward to your account including puncture count!
by olive
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Engine Warning Light - Automatic !TV fail???
Replies: 16
Views: 581

Re: Engine Warning Light - Automatic !TV fail???

So what was the problem and how did the mechanic fix it?

What were the fault codes.?

Did you join a forum like Vauxhallowners network.co.uk ?
by olive
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Engine Warning Light - Automatic !TV fail???
Replies: 16
Views: 581

Re: Engine Warning Light - Automatic !TV fail???

Just join an owners forum.

Bread and butter stuff.
by olive
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Babyliss Cartridges
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Babyliss Cartridges

Never seen them for sale here.

Amazon uk sell them and post them to Spain.
by olive
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 2331

Re: Itchy Feet..

Pamela1 wrote:Sounds like a good plan olive. :thumbup:


Have a care, we might get roped into buying the motor home for Gordon if we show too much enthusiasm :lol:
by olive
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 2331

Re: Itchy Feet..

Gordon

How about a motor home or caravan. Satisfy your wanderlust and then come back to what you know. We will move into your house, leaving ours free for someone else on here and so on. When you come back we all go " home" and marvel at how nice it is.
by olive
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What gender are you
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: What gender are you

Surrounded by millions of them, maybe billions who knows. At the time it seemed like a good forum name especially with a lower case first letter. Time says otherwise. olive
by olive
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 2331

Re: Itchy Feet..

I can identify with the small shops problem. We are good friends of the owners of a local "Super." However only buy a very few lines from them sadly. They sell Greek yoghurt for example but only the awful sweetened version. No demand for unsweetened! Last week I bought 4 pears and four tom...
by olive
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Regrouting swimming pool
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Regrouting swimming pool

Good question years ago , I bought a "blade" type hand tool for raking out grout. I have never had occasion to use it. I suspect on a swimming pool it would take forever. I have seen powered tools, basically a disc which clears grout out. Obvious danger is it slipping and seriously damagin...
by olive
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Care homes and home care for the elderly
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Care homes and home care for the elderly

Thanks Gordon. 94 views but no other comments. Surely someone else has been there before? We had already made an appointment with town Hall for today and as you say a good starting point. Yes there is an age bar easily achieved in our case. However the person must have lived here for five or more ye...

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