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by baroness
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Van or towbar and trailer?
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: Van or towbar and trailer?

Spanish lad. You asked for opinions on trailers, which is what I answered. Not the legal requirements of their use in Spain. I find your assumptions quite insulting. You have no idea what vehicles I drove in Spain nor what steps I took to remain legal. I shall not answer again.
by baroness
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Van or towbar and trailer?
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: Van or towbar and trailer?

When I moved from France to Spain in 2004 a trailer was recommended to me as apposed to returning a hire van to France. Never did I receive such good advice. In my 12 years in Spain the trailer proved invaluable. Used to collect leña, washing machines, fridges and loads of stuff from Leroys. It was ...
by baroness
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Exhuming Franco
Replies: 19
Views: 3682

Re: Exhuming Franco

I do not usually comment on political matters, but your comment requires it..... I take it that you are including the British and Mr Chamberlin in your boot lockers. This subject/stream should be closed
by baroness
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Linea directa insurance - beware
Replies: 11
Views: 3344

Re: Linea directa insurance - beware

Aviva in the UK accept the letter from Linda directa for NCB
by baroness
Mon May 01, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Film on
Replies: 30
Views: 6243

Re: Film on

Still works well in UK ( windows 10) so maybe a geo thing
by baroness
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: UK SIM card
Replies: 28
Views: 2903

Re: UK SIM card

Check out ASDA mobile prices for roaming, very cheap. They use Orange, with 3 months before any chargeable use keeps credit for a further 3 months, jeff
by baroness
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: advice repatriating money to UK
Replies: 34
Views: 8549

Re: advice repatriating money to UK

Having just sold my house for Euros, it depends on how you are being paid. If it is going to be a Spanish Euro bank transfer it pays to use currency direct as they have a Spanish bank account for it to be paid directly into saving your Spanish bank's commission. If, like me, you get a transfer from ...
by baroness
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?
Replies: 127
Views: 15871

Re: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?

Martin EB, your Spanish neighbours may be lovely, but I know the area well. Please tell which bar/café they think this happens at so that it can be defended.
by baroness
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Advice on notary procedure when selling house
Replies: 16
Views: 5940

Re: Advice on notary procedure when selling house

I always have a quick look to see how others are doing, Jeff (sold in mid October)
by baroness
Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Transfer to UK NCB
Replies: 13
Views: 3420

Re: Transfer to UK NCB

Spain, 2001 golf gti 150bhp €364 including breakdown cover
England 2009 mini cooper s 175bhp £270 no breakdown cover
by baroness
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Transfer to UK NCB
Replies: 13
Views: 3420

Re: Transfer to UK NCB

Aviva accepted my 12 years without claim (linea directs) and gave me a very good price, jeff
by baroness
Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 1400

Re: ebay

All I do is log into eBay.de with my (uk eBay account) email and password, hey presto German object in euros, jeff
by baroness
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: No Money in Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 3253

Re: No Money in Spain

In Devon, England, every pub is packed at lunchtime with pensioners eating their fill. My Dad (93) said there's no point in pensioners saving so they go out and spend it. What part of Devon is that? In my part, Dawlish, no pub (there are 13) is packed at lunchtime, with pensioners or otherwise. Bit...
by baroness
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 3% retention on house sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

Re: 3% retention on house sale

Many thanks, jeff
by baroness
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 3% retention on house sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

3% retention on house sale

Hi, I know what it is and what it is for, but how does it work in practice. Who actually hands it to the tax man and when. Is it the buyer before transferring funds to the seller, or is it the seller after receiving the funds from the buyer. Thanks in advance, jeff.
by baroness
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Banks in Spain who do not charge for Caxton currency at ATM
Replies: 6
Views: 2968

Re: Banks in Spain who do not charge for Caxton currency at

Halifax clarity credit card and pay balance on line
by baroness
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 13 year itch? Maybe now time to move on?
Replies: 28
Views: 4282

Re: 13 year itch? Maybe now time to move on?

After seventeen years here, six on a boat and eleven in the campo, I have just got an apartment overlooking the sea in my home town of Torquay in Devon. A bit older, I was finding things just a bit more difficult or tedious here in Spain. Time for a change, unlike others here I never intended to mak...
by baroness
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Traffic fine
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: Traffic fine

I have tried the local station (Valor), with a Spanish person, they just suggested some of the things we have tried already. The main problem is still that I did not receive the original ticket. I have now had 3 emails from companies who got my details from the bolitin, but they just say "take ...
by baroness
Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Traffic fine
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: Traffic fine

Thanks for that, but as I still have been unable to pay there is no bank account or card to hack into. Just spent 2 hours with a gestoria how also could not find out how to pay without the original ticket, jeff

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