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by BENIDORM
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Rusty marks on patio tiles...
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Rusty marks on patio tiles...

Flashman, Sorry , just noticed your post. First, it is available in most shops selling cleaning materials, there are several brand names,but mostly it is labelled Aguaferte., and it is usually only around one euro for a bottle. It is very effective, but must be used with care, best to wear gloves an...
by BENIDORM
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 20 Shades of Green.......
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: 20 Shades of Green.......

Well apart from 20 shades of Green on this thread there seems to be 20 sub threads developing, but that's fine, all of interest, well to me at least ! Most health issues basically come down to a common sense approach and certainly cleanliness is close to godliness ..as the say.. Traveling by any mod...
by BENIDORM
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: On this Day
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: On this Day

Chrissie is correct about the having to 'sign up' to get any further details, however it does show basic details of search results and often they can be helpful, just having a correct name-middle name can lead you further, there is so much free information now 'floating around' on the internet, it j...
by BENIDORM
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Mince Pies
Replies: 19
Views: 1274

Re: Mince Pies

Paddy Pumpkin replied..... ''We actively considered it...but we need about 100. Which would mean at least a whole day cooking in our oven'' Gordon the Pie-man answered..... But they don't take that long to bake and think of the benefits ...a warm kitchen-- tasty 'melt in your mouth' mince pies- -A F...
by BENIDORM
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seville-So Many Histories...
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: Seville-So Many Histories...

The only 'problem' that we've found when purchasing souvenir fridge magnets is the fact that many are produced in China. So we always check the product label first and reject it if not produced locally or at least in the region. And it's nothing new about souvenir products being produced in other co...
by BENIDORM
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 20 Shades of Green.......
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: 20 Shades of Green.......

I suppose that the kind of house and location can make great differences with regard to them being warm and cosy or freezing cold in winter and too hot in summer. But now most modern houses in Spain have central heating and double glazing and air-con pre-installed and of course many older houses hav...
by BENIDORM
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Looking to move to Andalucia
Replies: 21
Views: 1008

Re: Looking to move to Andalucia

Sue, One hours drive from Malaga covers a very large area, bordering where we live near Loja. You may need to narrow your search more, but I do recommend that you look at the inland towns and villages, some great places and £100,000 is now quite a good budget , lots of ready restored or modern prope...
by BENIDORM
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Mince Pies
Replies: 19
Views: 1274

Re: Mince Pies

And have you considered making your own ? Not so difficult, very tasty and free from the preservatives added to store purchased mince pies. You can buy the jars of 'mincemeat', but it is quite easy to produce at home....plenty of recipes available online , but if you need a recipe, let me know. And ...
by BENIDORM
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seville-So Many Histories...
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: Seville-So Many Histories...

Pamela1, Interesting.. :thumbup: Perhaps you should consider turning your Cortijo into a rural museum of traditional Granada pottery.. :D ? We also collect the 'Granada' pattern pottery and I've 'excavated' many fragmented pieces lost or buried in the fields over many centuries, the colours have var...
by BENIDORM
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Looking to move to Andalucia
Replies: 21
Views: 1008

Re: Looking to move to Andalucia

Good Morning Sue and Welcome to the Forum :wave: , As you are already an expat you will have the advantage of understanding how a foreigner needs to apply themselves with adjusting to living within a different lifestyle and culture....Very Important ! Andalucia is a very big area to cover, but I'm s...
by BENIDORM
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 20 Shades of Green.......
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: 20 Shades of Green.......

Thanks Sid,
Your explanation of the seasons agreed with thoughts that I had, but I suppose really everyone has the right to believe differently......

However Sid did make a mistake , but it now confirms that Sid is a real person and Not a Robot...!!

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Super Music
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Super Music

Country boy,
Thanks for the info. and I've also added them to my tablet, nice change to listen to good music from my youth !! :thumbup:

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seville-So Many Histories...
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: Seville-So Many Histories...

Thanks everyone for your input, great to hear recommendations etc. :thumbup: And I'm very pleased to note that we are not the only people who collect souvenirs.! I've actually still got some of the souvenirs that I brought back from Spain in the 1960's, mainly well constructed items made from olive ...
by BENIDORM
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 20 Shades of Green.......
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: 20 Shades of Green.......

Wicksey y Olive, I've always considered November to be late autumn, but I could be wrong, where's our resident meteorological expert Sid, to advise? I'm still not sure why we moved to Spain, obviously though the weather had something to do with it, and I really do enjoy most of the seasons in Spain,...
by BENIDORM
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seville-So Many Histories...
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: Seville-So Many Histories...

Pamela 1...Thank You ! I hope that you have a great time when you visit Seville. I try to offer little 'snippets' of information that will create interest in the subject, and I suggest that everyone who doesn't already, does as much research themselves about destinations etc, this way it's much more...
by BENIDORM
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seville-So Many Histories...
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Seville-So Many Histories...

Last week we spent some time in Seville, not as tourists more as visitors ..if you get my drift... You don't have to be interested in history, but places like Seville will impress everyone and when you leave you will take some of the place with you...in your heart and in your mind.... It would proba...
by BENIDORM
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 20 Shades of Green.......
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: 20 Shades of Green.......

Thanks guys...Appreciated . :thumbup: Sights and Sounds... So important to me for my memories and for many other people I suspect. For instance the patter of rain on the windows takes me back to my childhood school holidays, when my Mother would say 'No playing out today, it's raining too much', and...
by BENIDORM
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 20 Shades of Green.......
Replies: 31
Views: 883

20 Shades of Green.......

......8am, Yesterday. Later than usual I performed the usual daily ritual of raising the window shutters in our lounge. Hand over hand I raised the shutters slowly upwards, almost to the beat of a drum , just like raising the flag , a distant memory from my youth as a young sailor. The normal welcom...
by BENIDORM
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Car Boots and Markets in Spain
Replies: 10
Views: 1235

Re: Car Boots and Markets in Spain

I'm 'reviving' this thread because this past month I've had at least a dozen people contact me about selling on car boots/ markets, so maybe the details written previously will help... I would add that it really is important to be aware of the laws and rules with regard to 'trading' and please remem...
by BENIDORM
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Drains Smelling
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Drains Smelling

Good Morning Costakid, Smelly drains always seem to have been a problem in Spain,but there are many products available to help, Mercadona have a good range. However we have found that the best method is to continue using bleach, the 'thick bleach' seems to work best and use a good quality air freshe...

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