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by BENIDORM
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Victorian-style Ceiling Drying Rack
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Victorian-style Ceiling Drying Rack

Hello Cadore33,
They are also available on Ebay, 4 up to 7 lathes, you can buy them in kit form ..no lathes..buy locally.
Beware of high postage costs though...shop around.

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Itchy Feet..

Irene kindly added......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...
by BENIDORM
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Itchy Feet..

BLIMEY !!!... Pamela, I hope that everyone doesn't have a 'conjured up picture' of me sat amongst piles of empty cartons and stacks of back issues of Horse and Hound/Antiques Gazette and Playboy.. :shock: Actually ..quite the opposite, everything I collect is catalogued and in a labelled and numbere...
by BENIDORM
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Itchy Feet..

Olive & Pamela Yes ..Good Plan...but I already tried that and it only lasted a few weeks, my old Aunt once told me that our family always had one boy with curly hair and he would always be an adventurer and traveller.....I got the short straw for my generation.... :D I'm also a fanatical collect...
by BENIDORM
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Itchy Feet..

Olive, I know what you mean about fancying different places to live/move to and I'm sure many others think the same. ! I was just thinking today how many expats I know who seem really restless and pondering on moving, of course that's nothing new , over the years I've observed so many arriving and g...
by BENIDORM
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Itchy Feet..

Pamela1, That was a good response and does really highlight the importance of living as near to amenities as possible, especially for older people. The problem of smaller villages losing shops and pubs is a problem in most countries, but I suppose that the locals have to take some of the blame for n...
by BENIDORM
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 39
Views: 1258

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

flyeogh, First I have to say from my experiences as a 'shopkeeper' in Spain and UK that both Spanish and English like good mannered and helpful people. I have been giving free English conversation classes for quite some time now and it really depends if the 'pupils' are looking for certificates or j...
by BENIDORM
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Itchy Feet..

They say that moving house can be as traumatic as coping with a bereavement or breakdown of a relationship. I can understand that, however we have moved many times during our married life and although for us quite a stressful time we've soon recovered, but I know some people really do suffer health ...
by BENIDORM
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Payment day for Spanish pensions.
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Payment day for Spanish pensions.

You could be correct Patricia, I just assumed that what I stated was correct based on what I was told when I applied, maybe it has changed ?

However, I don't really care what day they pay me ...all contributions gratefully accepted... :D

Regards,
Gordon..a Poor Pensioner.... :(
by BENIDORM
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Payment day for Spanish pensions.
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Payment day for Spanish pensions.

When I first received my Spanish pension, about 8 years ago, I was advised that it would be paid on the same date as my birthday, and it has always arrived on time and earlier at Christmas as stated. My friend in Madrid receives his on the 28th and another friend in Valencia receives his on the 10th...
by BENIDORM
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Care homes and home care for the elderly
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Care homes and home care for the elderly

Good posts Pamela and Gasman.! :thumbup: Also the account by Pamela is very similar to my findings, although it really can vary from area to area, very similar to UK. I assume that Pamela's family member to be Spanish, which obviously makes a difference with language etc., however from my experience...
by BENIDORM
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Itchy Feet..

For anyone interested I'm in the process of listing some of my research into 'going back', maybe of use to some. I'm really busy at the moment so it may take a few days to compile and post... I have learnt quite a lot while researching so if anyone has a specific question please ask, I may be able t...
by BENIDORM
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Care homes and home care for the elderly
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Care homes and home care for the elderly

Olive, I would suggest that your first stop should be the Town Hall ( Social Services dept.), they should be able to give you information on all of the services available in your area. It varies from area to area but home help type service is usually available for over 80/85 years of age or in circu...
by BENIDORM
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: HIRING A COACH
Replies: 25
Views: 701

Re: HIRING A COACH

Patricia, No problem, just give me as much warning as possible so that I can arrange your visit...... Also for transport ,have you ever tried carsharing for smaller numbers of members, I've tried it and it worked ! I also look forward to meeting up with you.. Regards, Gordonious...
by BENIDORM
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Itchy Feet..

Mark, We did actually consider the move that you suggest and it will still stay as an option should things change. Peter, I followed your reports about the move to the Mar Menor area with great interest and I'm sure that your reports helped many people. And I'm sure that you are correct about the ag...
by BENIDORM
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Itchy Feet..

Country Boy, I have some experience of Care Homes in UK ( mainly North and East Yorkshire ) and in Spain, in several places and that is why I would choose Spain.. But that is just my own opinion based on my personal findings, some may have had different experiences. And as to where I'd like to die, ...
by BENIDORM
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Black Tie Ball
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Black Tie Ball

Paddy P, There doesn't seem to many such events in formal dress nowadays..Most advertised as 'smart casual dress'. We used to sell masses of Dinner Jackets etc in Spain,20 years ago, but now the young people wear them with jeans, usually for the New Year. :shock: I have oodles of black ties and bow ...
by BENIDORM
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: HIRING A COACH
Replies: 25
Views: 701

Re: HIRING A COACH

Patricia, As stated you would be covered by the bus owner for actual travelling and you could ask the operator if they would include Public Liability Insurance for the period of your visits.( ask for a copy ) You could also arrange annual Public Liability Insurance in your name or in the name of you...
by BENIDORM
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Itchy Feet..

Katy ...answer 4 You know me well...as I know you.... :wink: But you are right about not fixing something that ain't broke... I have to say though that this time the decision to stay was much more difficult and it really was a tug-of-war decision. A fellow Brit said to me the other day...Would you l...
by BENIDORM
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 1802

Re: Itchy Feet..

Olive,....Answer 3 Thank you for your input, but less of the 'Twilight Years' codger type reference...please.... :D I have the body of a 72 year old but the brain and aspirations of a 30 year old..! As you know my main hobby and interests are history and psychology and for me they blend seemlessly a...

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