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by BENIDORM
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: OAP trips in Spain.
Replies: 11
Views: 144

Re: OAP trips in Spain.

OAP trips have been 'around ' for many years, I remember that the same time each year we would get the same people visiting our shops in Benidorm, usually in groups of at least ten they were very noisy but very friendly and they would buy massive amounts of our 'bargain' clothing, I actually met an ...
by BENIDORM
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Why Do People Pack Up and Leave Their Family To live In Spain ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7082

Re: Why Do People Pack Up and Leave Their Family To live In Spain ?

It's interesting to note the revival of this thread and since I first wrote it there would appear to be more and more new arrivals, not just to Andalucia, but Spain in general. I do keep in touch with several expat forums and the 'where is the best place to move to' and many other requests for infor...
by BENIDORM
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers

CK...Yes, Malaga Cathedral is a fine example. With regard to some pueblo churches being white-washed actually highlights my point about the fact that many people living in the villages were really poor and the churches would have been constructed from whatever materials available at the time. Recent...
by BENIDORM
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers

For what it's worth...My theory is .... Most churches in Spain are constructed from stone or bricks, usually a combination of both , the materials used would have been better than many of the 'pueblo' non specific materials constructed houses .( mud -pebbles-straw etc ). It's important to note that ...
by BENIDORM
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Amazon Echo now availabe in Spain
Replies: 52
Views: 7188

Re: Amazon Echo now availabe in Spain

:D :D :D ...Well put Sid.... :thumbup:

Maybe it's just me being 'old fashioned' or maybe because of some past experiences, but I still wouldn't be comfortable with this type of device even when switched off...
Happy Dreams Sid,
Regards,
Doubting Gordon... :wave:
by BENIDORM
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Amazon Echo now availabe in Spain
Replies: 52
Views: 7188

Re: Amazon Echo now availabe in Spain

Sid,
But what if you talk in your sleep or maybe other activities ?.... :wink:

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Amazon Echo now availabe in Spain
Replies: 52
Views: 7188

Re: Amazon Echo now availabe in Spain

I have to say...Do you really need these 'Big Brother' devices in your home.? I really do draw a line when it comes to my invasion of privacy and really wonder why people need to use such devices, is it 'keeping up with the 'Joneses', or is it 'Boy's Toys Syndrome'...????..or some other reason? I wa...
by BENIDORM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: purchase fees
Replies: 22
Views: 4576

Re: purchase fees

I've also been involved with numerous personal property transactions during my time in Spain and I can't actually remember any of them being the exact same format, it really comes down to what has been agreed between the buyer and seller and yes sometimes the buyer will be asked to cover sellers cos...
by BENIDORM
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: purchase fees
Replies: 22
Views: 4576

Re: purchase fees

In my experience I've found that the '3 cheque system' has been in use for quite some time and is in some ways a safer way for the buyer, you have better proof that fees have been paid and received by the various parties, but of course the buyer is in the driving seat and if you don't wish to do thi...
by BENIDORM
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Victorian-style Ceiling Drying Rack
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

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: 55
Views: 7197

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: 55
Views: 7197

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: 55
Views: 7197

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: 55
Views: 7197

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: 55
Views: 7197

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: 46
Views: 7904

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: 55
Views: 7197

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: 2119

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: 2119

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: 1770

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...

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