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by IreneD
Sun May 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares
Replies: 68
Views: 2457

Re: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares

I'm sure everyone thinks the village they live in is The Best but I would urge you to consider Canillas de Aceituno. Far fewer expats in the actual little town, which gives it a much more Spanish feel than Competa. There are plenty in the campo of diferent nationalities though and we have regular ge...
by IreneD
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: nota simple
Replies: 11
Views: 2777

Re: nota simple

We needed an up to date nota simple when we signed on the register of foreigners over 5 years ago, so there can be times you need one. very quick and easy to obtain.
by IreneD
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: ClicSalud+
Replies: 7
Views: 2292

Re: ClicSalud+

I agree - the app is really great, making appointments is now so easy.
by IreneD
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Getting Residency
Replies: 41
Views: 17498

Re: Getting Residency

Thank you Sid - and Free at Last, I'm pleased you've had no problems but I think we'll just stay as we are, I'm reassured by Sid's comments.

Happy Christmas to all the members of A.Com xx
by IreneD
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Getting Residency
Replies: 41
Views: 17498

Re: Getting Residency

We've been resident for over 5 years and because of Brexit have been thinking of going to the police station again in Torre del Mar to make our status permanent. We had a very helpful official at the police station back in 2013 and she got round our financial position by merely asking us to get a co...
by IreneD
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pensions
Replies: 7
Views: 2264

Re: Pensions

I agree, it makes no sense and is very unfair.
by IreneD
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pensions
Replies: 7
Views: 2264

Re: Pensions

Katy, :thumbup: Sid, I wouldn't trust the Tories as far as I could throw them and they would like to take this protection down to a double lock, removing the 2.5%. For the time being, even after Brexit, it seems we are safe, though. I've signed the petition, as it is very unfair to pensioners in Can...
by IreneD
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pensions
Replies: 7
Views: 2264

Re: Pensions

https://www.change.org/p/stop-denying-my-mum-and-520-000-brits-their-full-uk-pension?signed=true

I think this must be the one, Gerry. Thanks, Katy - I hadn't seen this.
by IreneD
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 55
Views: 12058

Re: Itchy Feet..

Thanks, Gordon! Yes, some properties he has to go in hazmat suited!
by IreneD
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 55
Views: 12058

Re: Itchy Feet..

I can vouche for Gordon being a collector and not a hoarder as OH and I have been to their lovely home and had a tour! And a wonderful lunch! Your place is perfect for you, with your collections, Gordon - it's such a big house which you need. The work involved in moving would put me off, if I were y...
by IreneD
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 55
Views: 12058

Re: Itchy Feet..

I have the same thoughts, Gordon! My choices are your 1) and 4) though. Plenty of the things you've written could apply to me, as well. When we moved here, over 6 years ago, the 'novelty' was exhilarating and most of the time (apart from the scary bureaucratic stuff) we absolutely loved it. We still...
by IreneD
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Bank Accounts
Replies: 12
Views: 4120

Re: UK Bank Accounts

costakid, that's what we do, glad to hear from you that situation won't change.
by IreneD
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Bank Accounts
Replies: 12
Views: 4120

UK Bank Accounts

Is this as scary as it sounds? Does it only apply to private pensions, or also state pensions?

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/no-deal-brexit-ex-pat-pensions-illegal-retired-eu-europe-theresa-may-a8461166.html
by IreneD
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Are you more sociable in Spain?
Replies: 58
Views: 13583

Re: Are you more sociable in Spain?

Hi Richard - how nice! I look forward to meeting you both in the near future- I'm sure you're going to love it here. These days, we have Scrabble night once a week, quiz nights every couple of months and there are other 'events'. As for me driving, I have got behind the wheel but only to drive very ...
by IreneD
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Are you more sociable in Spain?
Replies: 58
Views: 13583

Re: Are you more sociable in Spain?

I don't know why Jover chose this ancient thread of mine to pop his post on, but I've quite enjoyed reading all this again! :lol:
by IreneD
Tue May 15, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Joining a Book Club
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

Re: Joining a Book Club

Thanks for the encouragement, Gordon :) We do have one Spanish member, more are welcome of course. You're right, it's a great way to make friends and also to read books I wouldn't normally have thought of. We've just read the first book in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. Not my cup of tea but th...
by IreneD
Mon May 14, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Joining a Book Club
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

Re: Joining a Book Club

Thanks, Chrissie :) We've got 2 more via messages on facebook, so only really want 1 or 2 more, we don't want to get too big, total of around 8 would be nice, then if people can't make it for any reason, there's still a nice number at the meetings. Nearly there!
by IreneD
Mon May 14, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Joining a Book Club
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

Re: Joining a Book Club

We do have someone joining us from quite a distance. We are a small but perfectly formed group, well worth a little drive once a month :D
by IreneD
Sun May 13, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Joining a Book Club
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

Joining a Book Club

If you'd like to join a Book Club in Canillas de Aceituno, here are the details, posted on facebook by my friend who is in charge (sort of lol) who is happy for me to share the info here. Hope that's OK, Sid, if not, please delete. Anyone interested, PM me and I'll put you in touch with Our Leader :...
by IreneD
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Upholstery in Fuengirola - Marbella area
Replies: 7
Views: 3113

Re: Upholstery in Fuengirola - Marbella area

Stanley the upholsterer, works around the Nerja, Velez-Malaga areas and came to our village (Canillas de Aceituno) to give us a quote, took the chair away and brought it back. Details are phone No.690155652 and his email is total_furnishings 'at' hotmail dot com As you are willing to tavel, maybe yo...

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