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by rafiki
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Rusty marks on patio tiles...
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Rusty marks on patio tiles...

We have some rusty marks on some patio tiles left by a cast-iron umbrella base. Is there a way to clean off these marks? The tiles are matt not glossy.
by rafiki
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair - more cancellations
Replies: 28
Views: 5068

Re: Ryanair - more cancellations

I can't find a list of the cancelled routes, has anyone seen it? I read that they have already emailed the latest affected passengers so all of our flights are OK I suspect.... until the next round!
by rafiki
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair luggage change
Replies: 55
Views: 9828

Re: Ryanair luggage change

wollie wrote:The cabin bag size was/is 55x30x20, there is no stated size for what is now said small bag which is the additional bag if we were flying today.

This was in El Pais:
... a larger item is limited to dimensions of 55cm by 40cm by 20cm. The smaller item comes in at 35cm by 20cm by 20cm.
by rafiki
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair luggage change
Replies: 55
Views: 9828

Re: Ryanair luggage change

What puzzles me is that this system is allegedly to reduce delays by people bringing wheelies onto the plane but the article states that the wheelies will be collected 'at the gate'. That can't be right surely? They must mean on the tarmac otherwise staff would be required to hump all the wheelies t...
by rafiki
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Airport strikes in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: Airport strikes in Spain

We too! Out and back to/from Eindhoven both on affected days! I don't see mention of which airports but I would be surprised if Seville isn't one of them.
by rafiki
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passport control queues
Replies: 48
Views: 9354

Re: Passport control queues

Thanks. My daughter and grandchildren passed through on their way to UK yesterday. She said longer than usual queue for the FR STN flight plus she was queried about her son's surname as she now uses her maiden name. That has never happened before as the checks were cursory but they were more compreh...
by rafiki
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passport control queues
Replies: 48
Views: 9354

Re: Passport control queues

Has anyone departed from Seville to UK or other non-Schengen countries very recently? I'd like to know if there are any extra delays there.
by rafiki
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Full marks to Ryanair for a change...
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Full marks to Ryanair for a change...

I received notification today of a schedule change to a return flight in October. The change was more than one hour so I was entitled to change the flight FOC if I wished. As it happened we had been thinking of changing our return date but were put off by the inevitably high cost so we forgot about ...
by rafiki
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Wildfire near Huelva & Doñana national park
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

Re: Wildfire near Huelva & Doñana national park

We could smell the smoke at midnight last night. Friends couldn't return from their beach houses in Matalascañas until very late because the roads were closed. An environmental disaster. There's an online petition to encourage the junta to replant asap and not to let developers in now that the land ...
by rafiki
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled
Replies: 34
Views: 7388

Re: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled

Fingers crossed. I've no idea how long 'activation will take...'
by rafiki
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled
Replies: 34
Views: 7388

Re: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled

We attended the brand, spanking new INSS office in Sanlúcar la Mayor this morning. Just a tip before I go on. If you get an appointment for 9 am, the world and his wife get that time too so go to the entrance early and queue. Inside there are machines to enter your NIE and obtain a ticket. Then watc...
by rafiki
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled
Replies: 34
Views: 7388

Re: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled

That's what I thought too. However, I will still take everything else mentioned here including a Padrón if I can get them in time. I am wondering if the DOCUEMNTO QUE LO ACREDITE they mention is the 'Documento Acreditativo del Derecho a la Asistencia Sanitaria' which I also have.
by rafiki
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled
Replies: 34
Views: 7388

Re: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled

Earlier today I had emailed our local INSS office to ask them how to proceed. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a helpful reply just now: Buenas tardes , Efectivamente su esposa aparece sin derecho a “ asistencia sanitaria “, tal como le han informado en el Centro d Salud de Villamanrique. Al ob...
by rafiki
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled
Replies: 34
Views: 7388

Re: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled

We have an appointment for Thursday morning. (You saved me time there, Gasman, thanks). Both copies of S1 were retained by INSS last time. Silly me didn't keep a copy. I do have the S1 accompanying letter from Newcastle but I doubt that will be much use. More importantly, I have the signed and stamp...
by rafiki
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled
Replies: 34
Views: 7388

Re: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled

I am wondering what caused the sudden glitch. The documents you mention, apart from the passports, are the ones I took to them seven years ago. I hope I can find that S1... Thanks for the heads up about an appointment, I'll take a look. I recall the first time we did this we walked in and took a num...
by rafiki
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled
Replies: 34
Views: 7388

Re: Tarjeta Sanitaria (Health Card) Cancelled

An old thread but a search brought me here. About a month ago my wife's digital cert failed to log me in to get her an appointment at the doctors. I tried to log in manually and again I got a message that data was incorrect. However, there was no problem going to the health centre and getting the re...
by rafiki
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Eligibility for hospital treatment in UK...
Replies: 17
Views: 3080

Re: Eligibility for hospital treatment in UK...

I wonder, if challenged, which documentation would be required to prove one's eligibility under the rules?
by rafiki
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Eligibility for hospital treatment in UK...
Replies: 17
Views: 3080

Eligibility for hospital treatment in UK...

I see that the NHS is to crack down on health tourism with new rules from April this year. As far as I can see emergency treatment continues for all but non-emergency treatment will have to be paid for upfront and systems will be introduced to ensure this happens. The reports all refer to 'foreigner...
by rafiki
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Spanish water dog puppy!
Replies: 12
Views: 5600

Re: Spanish water dog puppy!

I don't think you need worry too much about bonding. We have 4 abandonados, various breeds, we picked off the streets of our village over the last 6 years. They came to us between an estimated 1 and 2.5 years old. The bonding comes more from the love and trust between us rather than age.

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