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by BENIDORM
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Amazon 4KFire stick in Spain
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Amazon 4KFire stick in Spain

Mark,
Many thanks for adding this information, very helpful as I was just about to purchase a Firestick from UK....Hopefully I wil be able to install it without too much hassle.!
Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 80
Views: 3228

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

DA,
Thank you for taking the time to add your exceedingly helpful , useful and informative account of your house sale etc..

Good Luck with your future travels and adventures....

Best Wishes,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Driving from Seville airport to Torrox - advice please :)
Replies: 20
Views: 1038

Re: Driving from Seville airport to Torrox - advice please :)

Hello Chris, May I suggest that you book into a hotel near the airport and then set off when you are refreshed the next morning. I assume that you will be in a rental car, so considering all the facts, with children, all tired, stressed and negotiating the route at night, in a strange car.....Just a...
by BENIDORM
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Correos mail hold
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Re: Correos mail hold

Maybe Evelyn is commenting about the post box at her house ? Having a friend or neighbour to collect mail from the Correos is the best way forward and the same for post boxes attached to your house or 'Buzon banks ' on and in urbanisations /apartments. I have a large brass letterbox set in the wall,...
by BENIDORM
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Over 65 card.
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Over 65 card.

We received our cards automatically, with the original photos !. Maybe you should send a request to the issuing office to check . I don't know how long they will continue without having to produce an up-to-date photo. ? We rarely use the card but it's come in handy a couple of times for identificati...
by BENIDORM
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Market days?
Replies: 11
Views: 1634

Re: Market days?

Hello J & D,
I see no reason why the Huetor Tajar market shouldn't be on tomorrow, hope that you enjoy it !

There are also some very large Chinese Bazars in Huetor as well...

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Market days?
Replies: 11
Views: 1634

Re: Market days?

John & Diane, You are welcome... Are you looking for a traditional Spanish market or Brit. carboot or perhaps a fleamarket/antiques.? There is also a medium sized Spanish market on Saturday, at Moraleda, just off the A92, however the Tuesday market at Huetor Tajar, in my opinion, is worth the dr...
by BENIDORM
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Market days?
Replies: 11
Views: 1634

Re: Market days?

Market days....Loja..Monday ..I believe. Better market at Huetor Tajar every Tuesday morning. ( most of the other Spanish markets in this area are the same traders as here.) Hotel Saydo, Mollina near Antequera....( British ).Car boot and market.Every Wednesday. Salar, Car Boot sale ..First Saturday ...
by BENIDORM
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Having a car to use in UK
Replies: 39
Views: 4042

Re: Having a car to use in UK

Peter.....If you can't beat 'em......join 'em....

And in your case you will be a Gamekeeper turned Poacher..... :thumbup:

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 25
Views: 2965

Re: Lone and ill

Katy, Thank you for your update. I know about the abundance of charity organisations in UK, more than 40 years ago I was a volunteer with several organisations and worked a few years for Social Services which was an eye-opener. However Spain does also have many help organisations and of course in ma...
by BENIDORM
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 25
Views: 2965

Re: Lone and ill

Interesting report from last year Katy, do you think that this type of report is possibly politically motivated ? I'm always wary of newspaper reports, most seem to be trying to score political points with propaganda type reporting. I can only personaly remember one case of family refusing to look a...
by BENIDORM
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Having a car to use in UK
Replies: 39
Views: 4042

Re: Having a car to use in UK

Thank you Peter,
And may your plans be successful.... :thumbup:

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Having a car to use in UK
Replies: 39
Views: 4042

Re: Having a car to use in UK

Based on my experience of living and driving in Spain for 30 years, I've never had any problem driving a UK registered car with my Spanish licence as long as the car is registered with a British person with a permanent address in UK, and as I stated before you need to carry a letter of permission fr...
by BENIDORM
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Having a car to use in UK
Replies: 39
Views: 4042

Re: Having a car to use in UK

You could purchase a UK reg car in Spain , currently taxed and tested of course and I would suggest that it should be purchased and insured by a UK based friend or relative, and you could drive it with a letter of permission from the new owner.

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Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 25
Views: 2965

Re: Lone and ill

If an expat goes to the trouble of integrating in Spain they will be 'adopted ' by locals and looked after in times of need. There are far worse places than Spain in the world to be alone and ill, including the US and the UK isn't the compassionate and caring place that some may think. Regards, Gordon
by BENIDORM
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 25
Views: 2965

Re: Lone and ill

Was your friend a member of the Armed Forces? If so he would be entitled to help from numerous organistaions, and as he is age 80 there would be a good chance that he would have been called up for 'National Service'. The Royal British Legion are able to help if he is ex-service, he doesn't have to b...
by BENIDORM
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 382
Views: 55997

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

Lavanda, Evelyn and Elusive ...Thought provoking and humourous comments...Thank You... Katy, I don't do 'little digs', I just state the facts and I must point out that you are not the only 'Gone Back' expat who contributes here, and anyway I really love you and your sometimes twisted humour... :wave...
by BENIDORM
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 382
Views: 55997

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

Ineresting input by some who don't actually live in Spain. My own feelings are that there is much more to life than being wealthy or pretending to be . Living in Spain with just basic pensions as income cetainly isn't living 'on the breadline', however it does require careful management and it reall...
by BENIDORM
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depopulation in Rural Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: Depopulation in Rural Spain

An interesting subject Olive. Rural living has been on the decline in Spain and many other countries including UK for many years, I don't think that it's a plot by Governments , just purely that most people want more in their lives and choose to live in more populated areas where they can have easie...
by BENIDORM
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 382
Views: 55997

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

Well, 6 years on from when I started this post I still believe that it's possible to have a good realistic life with just basic UK pensions to rely on. Of course I agree with POR 's comments about individual requirements, but as long as a balanced lifestyle is maintained it's do-able. Last year my w...

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