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by Gasman
Sat May 26, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Drive repair in the campo
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Drive repair in the campo

You are within your rights to go and give them a prod about the licence ... if only to ask when it is likely to be approved, and perhaps you can be getting on with the work? Worked a treat for us ... and you get to know the staff in the catastal office too!
by Gasman
Sat May 26, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Insurance for Old car
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Insurance for Old car

Have you tried the searcher for insurance ... http://www.rastreator.com/seguros-de-coche/asegurar-coche/seguro-citroen/dyane-6.aspx They ask an awful lot of questions so you will need your brother handy for some ... but they did come up with a price on this page, with an invite to give more details ...
by Gasman
Wed May 23, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Imserso - reduced price holidays for pensioners
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Imserso - reduced price holidays for pensioners

Well done, Patricia - thanks for that. May take another look ...
by Gasman
Wed May 23, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: buying
Replies: 20
Views: 1497

Re: buying

Jimmy - irrespective of the price they have put on it now, it is only worth something if they sell it. If you are keen on the place, make them an offer at the price YOU want to pay, then see what they come back with. If they have not had any other offers or interest, they may well snap up yours. The...
by Gasman
Sun May 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Imserso - reduced price holidays for pensioners
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Imserso - reduced price holidays for pensioners

OH did look up a couple of Spa/Thalassotherapy centres, as advertised in helping arthritis etc - and rapidly got put off by the price, even at the discounted rates. Not cheap! So, no not made use of the service as yet. Be interested to know of anyone who has benefitted ...
by Gasman
Thu May 17, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: ants nesting around young plants
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: ants nesting around young plants

Agree with all El Cid says, and also would suggest that ants nests under and around the roots of your plants will disturb the roots and may prevent the plants absorbing water from the soil - too much drainage and loose soil can be a killer.
by Gasman
Tue May 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Taxation of ETFs and Investment funds in Spain
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Taxation of ETFs and Investment funds in Spain

I thought I would do a google to see what you are talking about as I had never heard of ETFs - it seems to be tax friendly between Ireland and the US, and is quite well known in Spain as an investment idea. It does seem though that treatment may depend on whether it is a Spanish based fund, or like ...
by Gasman
Tue May 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pitch up a tent
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Pitch up a tent

To emphasise Costas comment - BBQs and open fires, sparks of any kind including little petrol or gas stoves, are strictly forbidden from mid May to Med September in anything vaguely like a forest or woodland ...don't risk it. I would think for overnight stops a small tent will not attract much atten...
by Gasman
Mon May 14, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: The "joys" of renting.
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: The "joys" of renting.

You have come across the main reason we have hesitated about renting. As we get older and may have to change our liefstyle from country living, we have been looking at the idea of renting ... total lack of security on a long term basis with the risk of finding oneself without a leg to stand on or a ...
by Gasman
Sun May 13, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Prefab/modular/eco homes
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: Prefab/modular/eco homes

I have heard of a modular home being built here in Huelva provincia, on the outskirts of town, I believe - the glazing company we were in contact with were chatting about the windows they had to design and put into what seemed to be something like Containers (like you see on the back of a lorry) wit...
by Gasman
Sun May 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: judiciary
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: judiciary

Our local courts are tucked away in a side street where you would never expect to find such a building, with an alarming dearth of parkng available, and on a one way street. Your average tourist would never find it!
by Gasman
Sun May 13, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Getting Residency
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Getting Residency

At present any EU citizen will be granted residency in Spain - apart from known criminals etc - and of course this may change after Brexit though it is most unlikely. Their problem may be in applying for health cover under the spanish health service via the INSS - there are ways and means as explain...
by Gasman
Fri May 11, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: 2 Lovers and 1 Hater..!
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: 2 Lovers and 1 Hater..!

The only thing to worry about with these treats is to watch the salt level - dogs dont naturally take in a lot of salt and too much can rapidly affect their kidneys - watch out for drinking to excess and possible vomiting as signs of kidney problems. We use Mercadonas cheapest frankfurter sausages f...
by Gasman
Mon May 07, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Home Bread Making
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: Home Bread Making

Back to bread making machine - ours seemed to be having a problem with its thermostat after many years of good service and since we not only find decent bread in Mercadona and Lidl, we have also discovered that one of our local bakers, who now supplies 7 of the little shops in our local town actuall...
by Gasman
Mon May 07, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Home Bread Making
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: Home Bread Making

Olive said ....Mercadona used to, until quite recently, do a very nice raspberry cheesecake. Our local manager thinks it has been withdrawn. Olive - we are also quite distressed at the disappearance of the raspberry cheesecake, and the purple coated sweet concoction is no match for it! The raspberry...
by Gasman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Connecting to Town Water
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Connecting to Town Water

Another part of the official EU rulings on provision of Mains - town - water is that there has to be provision for legal drainage also. What comes in, water, has to go out - grey water and sewage - and has to be seen to be legal. So if like most of us in the campo, you still have a pozo negro soakaw...
by Gasman
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Dunas & Cats
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Dunas & Cats

You will find that out of season dogs are tolerated on beaches even, and most places will allow exercising under control (off lead but with good recall) on the dunes and public walkways away from the beach itself. Never seen any notices about cats though ... you will probably get some surprised look...
by Gasman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Bird migration this year
Replies: 16
Views: 1041

Re: Bird migration this year

Our bee eaters were heard and seen for the first time this year yesterday, in Huelva province. There are more and more swallows about now, arriving since about 7 to 10 days ago and seem to be starting nesting. Spring has awakened, all of a rush, over the last week!
by Gasman
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Inheritance
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Inheritance

As I understand it, non EU inheritors have to go with the National rate of tax, rather than where the deceased was resident. The national rate is usually worse than the Comunidad eg Analucia, rate.
Remember that under spanish law it is the inheritor that is taxed, not the estate (as in UK)
by Gasman
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Construction info for jobs in Gibraltar? Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Construction info for jobs in Gibraltar? Help!

You may find that in construction or similar in Gibraltar you will have to work with/coordingate/manage spanish workers who come over the border to work in Gibraltar. This is something to bear in mind when applying for jobs ... it would speed up your learning of spanish though!!!

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