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by Lavanda
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 23
Views: 896

Re: Lone and ill

Trouble is, we never know what is around the corner. A year ago my Dad was moaning that he felt old and that all he was doing was waiting to die. He got on my Mum’s nerves. Now they look forward to the weekend visits of their five month old great-grandsons, identical twin boys, so they get to play w...
by Lavanda
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 23
Views: 896

Re: Lone and ill

Can we keep the subject to what is happening in Spain, maybe?
by Lavanda
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 23
Views: 896

Re: Lone and ill

We have a very small UK community here — less than a dozen couples. We all look after each other in times of crisis and need.
by Lavanda
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depopulation in Rural Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Depopulation in Rural Spain

Agree, totally.
by Lavanda
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Depopulation in Rural Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Depopulation in Rural Spain

and will help alleviate boredom. :lol: :lol: :lol: Love it, Beni. Oh for the chance to be bored in the countryside. :lol: :lol: :lol: I have been following the story but long before it became 'popular' it's been of concern in Extremadura. We are a place the size of Switzerland with fewer than a mil...
by Lavanda
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 381
Views: 46036

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

This question reminds me about the advice I was asked to give someone who was thinking of buying a finca house run on solar power. The wife wanted a fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, fan-assisted oven, hob, air conditioning and a full range of electro-domesticals including an ice cream m...
by Lavanda
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 381
Views: 46036

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

At the moment it's possible, yes. However, post-events-not-to-be-named if the exchange rates become less favourable things might get tight.
by Lavanda
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Possible error on Modelo 100 tax return
Replies: 24
Views: 4729

Re: Possible error on Modelo 100 tax return

Go and talk to the tax people. If you can prove there was no intention to 'defraud' you will not be fined.
by Lavanda
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

Re: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE

Have breakfast in a café or bar early every morning and never eat dinner before 22.00. Ignore officialdom completely. Always stop when driving to greet friends going in the opposite direction, roll down the window and have a good chat. Never set foot in a church but have a dangly image of the Patron...
by Lavanda
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Voting in the Spanish election in April
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: Voting in the Spanish election in April

We know that, thanks.
by Lavanda
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Santander 123 account
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Santander 123 account

Exactly. Nothing like their web site conditions.
by Lavanda
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Santander 123 account
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Santander 123 account

All I know is that we, residents, had one of these 123 accounts for about a week and then we closed it. Each of us had three cars which we were supposed to use so many times each week. One card for withdrawing money from the hole in the wall. One for regular shopping. One for credit shopping. So all...
by Lavanda
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Voting in the Spanish election in April
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: Voting in the Spanish election in April

Ha! Ha! Ha!
by Lavanda
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passport control post Brexit
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Re: Passport control post Brexit

Ha! Ha! Olive. I guessed that as soon as I read your post.
by Lavanda
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 41
Views: 4014

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

To be honest, it was agreed I was retired and that all was correct in the practical, physical world but they want some imaginary bit of paper. I think I might draw up the document myself using my skills on Photoshop. That's a joke. Actually it is a joke. The other bonkers thing going on is that the ...
by Lavanda
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 41
Views: 4014

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

Nothing has happened yet ...
by Lavanda
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passport control post Brexit
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Re: Passport control post Brexit

Of course with all the new eye-readers at passport control it won't be long before 'they' will know where everyone is all the time. Ha! Ha!
by Lavanda
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passport control post Brexit
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Re: Passport control post Brexit

They won't refuse entry and I doubt the passport control people will enforce much but the information (scanned passports) will go to a department that WILL look at the movement of that passport and events will follow ...
by Lavanda
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passport control post Brexit
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Re: Passport control post Brexit

Exactly!
by Lavanda
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passport control post Brexit
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Passport control post Brexit

I've just come back from the UK and on going through a quiet passport control in Seville I asked what the plans were post-Brexit. The passport officer told me they have been instructed to accept normal British passports but to stamp them on every entry and exit. That should sort out the non-resident...

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