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by IreneD
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pensions
Replies: 7
Views: 170

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: 170

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: 170

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: 50
Views: 1708

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: 50
Views: 1708

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: 50
Views: 1708

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: 1026

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: 1026

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: 11500

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: 11500

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: 917

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: 917

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: 917

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: 917

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: 2551

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: 3394

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: 2437

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: 1069

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: 1787

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: 2644

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...

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