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by IreneD
Tue May 15, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Joining a Book Club
Replies: 5
Views: 140

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: 140

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: 140

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: 140

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: 1120

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...
by IreneD
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Registering residence locally
Replies: 18
Views: 1202

Re: Registering residence locally

gerrynag, we had the same experience as you when registering for residencia at Torre del Mar police station. S1 accepted for health cover (we are pensioners) and a nota simple to prove there are no debts on our house accepted to show we would not be a financial liability in Spain. Glad you found it ...
by IreneD
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: quorn products
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: quorn products

Arkwrights at Puente don Manuel usually have it but it is a bit of a detour for you. I stocked up with sausages, mince and chicken pieces just before Christmas. If you do decide to come this way for Quorn, maybe give them a ring to check they have stock. Here's the address, phone no. etc Barriada de...
by IreneD
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: English spoken Gestor
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: English spoken Gestor

Hi Pamela - this is the firm we use, we've used them for years, when we were non resident and now that we are residents. Anne speaks perfect English and is very efficient. http://www.aljarife.com/index.php/en/
by IreneD
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Taking on Water and Electricity accounts (+- phone line)
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: Taking on Water and Electricity accounts (+- phone line)

Welcome to the forum, AndyLucyOne :) We bought about 14 years ago and also used the abogado recommended by the estate agent. When I look back, and having heard all sorts of horror stories, I can hardly believe everything went so well. I really hope you have the same experience. For us, the abogado s...
by IreneD
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Looking to move to Andalucia
Replies: 21
Views: 1834

Re: Looking to move to Andalucia

You're looking for a detached house, then, Sue? The inland villages, such as ours, are composed of attached townhouses, as far as I know - adosados. Campo villas can be quite isolated, although of course you might find one within walking distance of a village. Not being too close to neighbours but n...
by IreneD
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Looking to move to Andalucia
Replies: 21
Views: 1834

Re: Looking to move to Andalucia

Welcome to the forum, Sue. If you want to be on the coast, have a look at Almuñécar on the Costa Tropical. I would say probably everywhere on the coast heaves with tourists in the Summer but a lovely town like Almuñécar is probably worth it, a beautiful place to live for most of the year, I would th...
by IreneD
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Registration of S1 form
Replies: 23
Views: 1665

Re: Registration of S1 form

I think it's good to hear about other peoples' experiences, whether they be good or bad. I had probably heard more negative accounts than positive ones of the process of obtaining residencia, or registering as a foreigner living in Spain, at the police station. All the problems I'd read about helped...
by IreneD
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Velez Malaga people......
Replies: 1
Views: 882

Velez Malaga people......

.....do you know this place? The Peña Flamenca Niño de Vélez https://mivelezmalaga.com/whats-on/flamenco-abierto-october/ I've seen Antonio Guerra - he is a wonderful flamenco dancer and I do like flamenco dancing but not too keen on the singing..... There's a link within taking you to info about th...
by IreneD
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Residencia - sufficient funds
Replies: 17
Views: 1339

Re: Residencia - sufficient funds

El Cid is right - proof we owned our own home, with no outstanding debts on it was all that was needed to convince our funcionaria at the police station we wouldn't be a drain on Spain. I had brought bank statements showing our monthly state pension going into our bank but that wasn't accepted as be...
by IreneD
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sad times for spanish_lad
Replies: 10
Views: 1702

Re: Sad times for spanish_lad

So sorry to hear this news, spanish_lad. My condolences at this sad time, thinking of you and your family xx
by IreneD
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Do You Know ????
Replies: 24
Views: 1809

Re: Do You Know ????

That is so true, Gordon. Listening to the stories of our Spanish friends here gives us a much clearer picture of who they are.
by IreneD
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Do You Know ????
Replies: 24
Views: 1809

Re: Do You Know ????

I do know a little bit about our house. When we bought it, it was attached to a ruin next door. The ruin has since been demolished and a lovely new house, built in Andalucian style is there now - looking at it, you wouldn't know it wasn't an original old house, the builder used old doors, shutters, ...
by IreneD
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Spanish Health Service
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: Spanish Health Service

A frightening experience, so pleased you were cared for so well throughout it. I hope your appointment comes through quickly and you will soon be given perhaps longer term treatment to return you to good health.
by IreneD
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Where to move to Andalucia for 6 months?
Replies: 30
Views: 4563

Re: Where to move to Andalucia for 6 months?

If your son doesn't need to be at school from June to August, come to Canillas de Aceituno! (The school is for younger children)There are lots of lovely white towns, which you already know, of course but I would recommend mine because it doesn't get too touristy in the Summer months. Have a look at ...
by IreneD
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Weather
Replies: 56
Views: 6367

Re: Weather

An amazing display of lightning in the night but not much thunder. Torrential rain but not really for very long...... hope we get some more.

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