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by BENIDORM
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Tartessians
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Tartessians

Lavanda, The Tartessos / Tartessian culture has been mentioned to me in the past, but I'm not aware of any remaining ruins, however it is reputed to have links with the lost city of Atlantis, regarded by some as mythological , but the site is possibly under the Donana National Park. As for artefacts...
by BENIDORM
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: I Really Must Make More Effort !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 693

Re: I Really Must Make More Effort !!!

Olive, Thank you , the route you mention is one that I've only ventured on once, probably 10 years ago with a Spanish neighbour, and I must 'do it' again.! As for my 'report'on Lorca, well I've found it quite difficult to write about, quite deep and thought provoking, however it is almost complete a...
by BENIDORM
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: I Really Must Make More Effort !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 693

Re: I Really Must Make More Effort !!!

Good Morning Folks.... :wave: Sorry about my slow response...... :oops: I will start a new topic about our Federico Garcia Lorca visit A.S.A.P, thank you for your interest.. And I've added the other 'day out' suggestions to our list and this year I'm really determined to visit somewhere in Andalucia...
by BENIDORM
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: I Really Must Make More Effort !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 693

Re: I Really Must Make More Effort !!!

Fincalospinos, Thank you for your input, a very clear and helpful report... :thumbup: And I've been looking through some old photos and realise that my previous visit to the Alhambra was in the mid sixties, not seventies as previously mentioned, doesn't time fly ! As for other destinations, well, I'...
by BENIDORM
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: I Really Must Make More Effort !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 693

Re: I Really Must Make More Effort !!!

That's Great.. Many thanks to all members of the 'A.Team' for your advice and thoughts...'The Time Team' really appreciates all your help. :thumbup: So now I will plan our visit..early spring, as suggested and maybe we will see some other members, like us, who have never got around to visiting this ...
by BENIDORM
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: I Really Must Make More Effort !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 693

Re: I Really Must Make More Effort !!!

Costakid & Gasman, First ..Good to hear that I'm not the only expat who doesn't get around to doing the 'tourist circuit'.! Probably it would be best to join in with visiting 'tourists' to go, however we only seem to get visitors during the summer months and I hate trailing around in the heat, s...
by BENIDORM
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: I Really Must Make More Effort !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 693

I Really Must Make More Effort !!!

YES, Now that the New Year has arrived one of my Resolutions is to make a determined effort to visit the Alhambra in Granada. Wow ..I hear you say-----you've never visited the Alhambra ? Well yes actually I have ..in the 1970's.! And despite visiting Granada very often over the years for one reason ...
by BENIDORM
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Happy New Year

A Very Happy New Year to Everyone.!

And Good Luck and Best Wishes to All who are Moving either way or staying put.! :wave:

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: sprouts and parsnips.
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: sprouts and parsnips.

With Christmas looming I knew that I would have to be very wary as gangs of delinquent SPROUTS would be gathering on many street corners and this year I'm trying my best to avoid any contact with the horrible green monsters.... And last night I did have a terrible nightmare, the World had been taken...
by BENIDORM
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Rusty marks on patio tiles...
Replies: 8
Views: 515

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: 1144

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: 547

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: 22
Views: 1732

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: 16
Views: 672

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: 1144

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: 1254

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: 22
Views: 1732

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: 16
Views: 672

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: 1254

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: 1144

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

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