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by Cassandra
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Currencies Direct
Replies: 13
Views: 3363

I know most of you are moving money the other way but we've just moved out euros from the house sale back to the UK with Currencies Direct. Bancaja transferred it the them within a couple of hours and CD put it into our bank account on the same day, excellent service :D I think it helped that our ba...
by Cassandra
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Animal Neglect....Again!!
Replies: 110
Views: 44091

Aahhh, I love happy endings :D

You've done a fantastic job with her, maybe you could be a foster mum for one of the rescue centres now :wink:
by Cassandra
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Moving On - Update
Replies: 9
Views: 2494

Moving On - Update

Hi Folks, it's been a while! Almost two months in fact. We've been back in the UK about 7 weeks now, in Scotland since 1st August due to delays caused by the usual family stuff and a health issue. I'm very pleased to report that the stories we have heard so often on here about the demise of the NHS ...
by Cassandra
Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: The book is finished!
Replies: 95
Views: 17232

A small publisher will probably work harder for you, well done :D
by Cassandra
Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: The book is finished!
Replies: 95
Views: 17232

Great news Gavilan :D Are we allowed to know who the publisher is or are you still in negotiations?
by Cassandra
Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: what are the Spanish kids like near you?
Replies: 27
Views: 4026

Got the highlights of the Isle of Wight festival on TV at the mo. The locals there have also taken their own food and drink - and are selling it to the incomers :lol:
by Cassandra
Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: what are the Spanish kids like near you?
Replies: 27
Views: 4026

here in my town we have an annual all night rock concert which can be heard far and wide, no body complains, its a 1 night event and people live and let live. Love to see the same reaction in UK in a small town!! Have you never heard of Glastonbury :? and there are lots of small festival held aroun...
by Cassandra
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Animal Neglect....Again!!
Replies: 110
Views: 44091

That's excellent news :D It's a big step forward for a rescue dog!
by Cassandra
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Low-cost veterinary care?
Replies: 8
Views: 3469

The vets do offer a reduced price service to the shelters, after all it's steady business for them. I suspect the reason they don't do it for the public is that they have been scammed in the past by people claiming the dog/cat is a stray. Having said that I've seen our local vet check for a microchi...
by Cassandra
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Low-cost veterinary care?
Replies: 8
Views: 3469

Do you have any animal shelters near you Peter? Some of them offer veterinary care at a reduced cost, though it's usually only for strays if at all. Other than that the only free or reduced price 'care' I've seen here is the annual rabies vaccination programme.
by Cassandra
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Animal Neglect....Again!!
Replies: 110
Views: 44091

So glad that wasn't bad news. I had my fingers crossed on one hand while clicking the mouse with the other :? Have you tried doing the round of the shelters again yet. You never know when a space in the kennels or even a foster home might become available and you could always try a bit of gentle bla...
by Cassandra
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tributaria
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Thanks again, she has offered to help sort it out 'but will have to charge us'. It was our 1st tax return here and a mess all round. We had 4 different lots to pay and some forms were re-printed - 2 of them because the system wouldn't accept the apostrophe on my name - said she had never come across...
by Cassandra
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tributaria
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Our tax adviser split the payment, ½ immediately and ½ in November by direct debit. She didn't ask first and we preferred to pay the full amount straight away so we did. They're now chasing us for non-payment of the November payment :? We've now managed to get through to a national number by phone b...
by Cassandra
Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tributaria
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Tributaria

Does anyone know if Tributaria offices open after siesta? I know we could phone and ask but not until they're open again and as they're about an hours drive away wanted to get there for opening time if possible. The B@st@rds are demanding payment plus a late fee for non payment of taxes we paid 6 mo...
by Cassandra
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What do you really think of Gib
Replies: 71
Views: 11692

We went for the day with friends last year and I was pleasantly surprised by the place :D Probably because of everything I'd read on here and other forums about how dreadful it was :roll: It was also February so not a lot of tourists about and we were able to drive straight in and found a parking sp...
by Cassandra
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fuel on Friday 13th - Still Shortages?
Replies: 13
Views: 3154

Our local petrol station was still coned off this morning but several people where filling up when I drove past again just before 2.00.

It's at Los Gallardos between jct 525 & 520 of the A7 and is just a short detour off the motorway if anyone is passing through and needs fuel.
by Cassandra
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Transport Strike Starting Friday
Replies: 137
Views: 22048

Found some pudding rice 2 years out of date, half a packet of soft brown sugar and a full jar of maraschino cherries and tomorrow I'm going to hunt out OH's secret chocolate stash. Will have to go on a diet when the strikes over :oops:
by Cassandra
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: An Alternative Way To Help Abandoned Animals
Replies: 10
Views: 3187

Sorry Karen I don't, I only really know the Almeria area. Hopefully someone who lives nearer to you can help or google perros abandonados as I know there are some private Spanish shelters around as well and they probably struggle for volunteers even more than we do. In the meantime if you know of an...
by Cassandra
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: An Alternative Way To Help Abandoned Animals
Replies: 10
Views: 3187

An Alternative Way To Help Abandoned Animals

Kenny posted this in Troglodyfae's thread about her rescued dog and I'm sure there are a lot of other people who feel the same way. Have to agree................not enough people like you about, you sort of make me feel a bit useless when it comes to situations like that. Kenny Well it may not help ...
by Cassandra
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Transport Strike Starting Friday
Replies: 137
Views: 22048

From today's guardian The Spanish government said it would announce measures tomorrow to ease the strain of fuel price rises, in the hope of reaching a deal with lorry drivers by midweek. The measures included allowing hauliers to make financially favourable changes to their contracts during times o...

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