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by pilgrim2
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Re ITV
Replies: 56
Views: 10835

Re ITV

Just booked my ITV and got this message,

A partir del 15/09/2017, será obligatorio acreditar el seguro del vehículo al pasar ITV.

although I understand what it says, not sure what I have to do, do I need to take my insurance documents with me?

I still keep mine in the car.
by pilgrim2
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: how do you apply for residence in spain
Replies: 25
Views: 15556

Re: how do you apply for residence in spain

Interesting regarding the Spanish Health cards. My neighbour (Spanish) has been telling me for a long time now to say I have lost my ´red card´ so I can have it replaced with the ´green card´and use that on a day to day basis, keeping my red card in a safe place, like she and all her family have don...
by pilgrim2
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Squatters
Replies: 19
Views: 5055

Re: Squatters

After emptying the the squatters belongings on to the patio, the squatters had us in court the next day! They had been previously denounced by us. It took a year to get them out legally. You can disconnect services as long as no minors are living in the house.( Ours reconnected illegally to both wat...
by pilgrim2
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: first time buyer mortgages?
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: first time buyer mortgages?

sent PM
by pilgrim2
Thu May 04, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Streaming TV programes on an android box
Replies: 11
Views: 3069

Re: Streaming TV programes on an android box

We subscribe to Netflix Es. and access it on our (now ancient) Smart tv . No need for a box.
by pilgrim2
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Commuting to the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 4161

Re: Commuting to the UK

My husbands does, though not on a weekly basis, but on his travels he has met many that do.

Where are you going to be living and where is your husband going to be commuting to?

You can send me a pm if you like.
by pilgrim2
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Car rental at Gatwick
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: Car rental at Gatwick

I always use Budget. They only ever ask for driving licence (mines Spanish) and passport.
by pilgrim2
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: temporary internet uk
Replies: 3
Views: 3778

Re: temporary internet uk

Thank you Costakid
by pilgrim2
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: temporary internet uk
Replies: 3
Views: 3778

temporary internet uk

My elderly mum who lives in the UK loves to look at the family photos on face book when younger relatives visit. I am looking at buying her a tab and some kind of temporary access to the internet to see how she gets on. I am sure there must be a simple solution. Any suggestions or recommendations wo...
by pilgrim2
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Few questions about moving to spain.
Replies: 35
Views: 18986

Re: Few questions about moving to spain.

Could look for a catering job in Gibraltar and you could live in Spain?
by pilgrim2
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello again! What are you all up to these days?
Replies: 15
Views: 7717

Re: Hello again! What are you all up to these days?

I am not a prolific poster but I do remember you, I am still here ! We arrived here in 2004, like you with our family, ¨abandoning¨ the oldest two in the UK :) The 15 year went back to finish his schooling in the UK, but it was girlfriend that he missed the most, they are now married with a young fa...
by pilgrim2
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seville Helecopter Tours.
Replies: 5
Views: 2475

Re: Seville Helecopter Tours.

You use to be able to take a light aircraft tour from here Aeródromo La Juliana in Bollullos de la Mitación, It was 85€ per person approx 5 years ago for just over an hour.
by pilgrim2
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Portugese Toll 8/7/16
Replies: 6
Views: 3320

Re: Portugese Toll 8/7/16

All working fine. Paid in cash at the garage.
by pilgrim2
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Portugese Toll 8/7/16
Replies: 6
Views: 3320

Re: Portugese Toll 8/7/16

OOH I am off down there on Saturday, Like you I always pay the service station. In the past when the machine has been down they have given me a scratch card and I had to pay on line via my mobile. I have met a few people who say they never pay...... I have not yet heard on anyone receiving a fine, h...
by pilgrim2
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...
Replies: 13
Views: 4082

Re: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...

I have used online templates in the past for European travel, though we have never been asked to produce the authorization to travel, though ´times are a changin´

For future reference avoid Faro or have a contingency plan for every `possibility :lol:
by pilgrim2
Sat May 14, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK Bank Notes
Replies: 9
Views: 1818

Re: UK Bank Notes

Nat west machine outside Morrisons. If out of order and you have to use the other machine they will change the notes at customer services if they have them.
by pilgrim2
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Portugal tolls
Replies: 12
Views: 3699

Re: Portugal tolls

I went to Faro Airport last Friday. The machine in the garage was not working so I had to buy a card for 10€ It gives you the instructions in English on the the back of the card. Scratch off the silver bit and text the code to the given number with your registration. A clear example is given. You re...
by pilgrim2
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: can I be fined?
Replies: 18
Views: 2137

Re: can I be fined?

Only today my daughter had a note from the local police informing her to go to the ayuntumiento, she was having two flowerbeds (patches of dirt in her case) concreted over and the police happened to be driving past. She has to pay 2 per cent of the cost or a minimum fee of €60. All for €150 euros wo...
by pilgrim2
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Portugal tolls
Replies: 12
Views: 3699

Re: Portugal tolls

Just after the bridge you pull over to the right and you cannot miss the automatic toll booths. Towards the busy times you will get pulled over into the toll lanes by the Police and you will asked questions in English by the tourist information? people doing a survey? On these occasions I just drive...
by pilgrim2
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Portugal tolls
Replies: 12
Views: 3699

Re: Portugal tolls

Yes still here and still using the toll:) I always pay at first garage and prefer to pay in cash since they took payments twice on two consecutive occasions, and it took ages (about 40mins) for the very nice lady in our local Caixa bank to get my money back. She commented that it happens a lot. Way ...

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