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by Lavanda
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: El Gordo — How does it Work?
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: El Gordo — How does it Work?

Thank you everyone. I am now armed with enough information to go and buy my lottery ticket(s). Should I win anything over a million you will all be invited to a party!!!
by Lavanda
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: El Gordo — How does it Work?
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: El Gordo — How does it Work?

The actual draw itself. Normally all tickets in any given draw have an equal chance of winning the first, and biggest prize. In el Gordo the 1st prize is also a lottery as it could come up at any time in the draw. I know that is the rule of the lottery and that is the way it is done. I accept that. ...
by Lavanda
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: El Gordo — How does it Work?
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: El Gordo — How does it Work?

I didn’t think to use Google as I’m alergic to their politics and ethics - but, thank you for the link.

Well, I read it but can’t say it’s totally clear to me now. :think:
by Lavanda
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: El Gordo — How does it Work?
Replies: 10
Views: 254

El Gordo — How does it Work?

It's el Gordo time of year again and, this year, finally, I would like to understand how it works. I know that each number is divided up into smaller parts so it's possible to buy fractions of the whole number. When all the parts of the number are sold, there are no more parts to buy. That bit is cl...
by Lavanda
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Just bought a villa, now I need the internet
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: Just bought a villa, now I need the internet

We did have Vodafone for several years on a contract and then 'free' to leave whenever we wanted. When we did leave, informing them by phone, e-mail and certificado letter giving three months notice, they sent threatening solicitors and debt collecting agency letters. We had to pay them a whole year...
by Lavanda
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Just bought a villa, now I need the internet
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: Just bought a villa, now I need the internet

We have had Vodafone, Movistar, Quantis and now Movistar again. Agree with Sid. They have improved HUGELY since six years ago. Also agree with CostaKid. They are fast and very reasonably priced. We have a 24/7 wi-fi package with a house phone plus free calls on a mobile in Spain plus the TV. We're h...
by Lavanda
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Yearly tax on house ownership
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Yearly tax on house ownership

I think that must be what she was talking about. I've checked back on our tax returns and two houses are, indeed, listed. Thanks, everyone. I'm just in panic-overload as I hate all this paperwork stuff.
by Lavanda
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yearly tax on house ownership
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Yearly tax on house ownership

Well if that is all it is we’ve done that.
by Lavanda
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yearly tax on house ownership
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Yearly tax on house ownership

I've just had a meeting with my solicitor who informs me that, in addition to the Catastral tax every year that goes directly to Madrid, I am supposed to declare, every year, what properties I own and pay a tax on them. In addition, on the PURCHASE of a property there is a tax to be paid. I know abo...
by Lavanda
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: senora
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: senora

Yes. Doña, as I wrote in my list. Older lades especially, whether married or not or if their status is unknown seem to like that form of address, a lot.
by Lavanda
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: senora
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: senora

Yes. Agreed. However the name taken from the father is his father’s and the name taken from the mother is her father’s. Women may keep their own name but only pass on that of their father.

We have friends called Juan Manuel, JuanMa, and Luis Miguel, LuisMi.
by Lavanda
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: senora
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: senora

Brilliant. Thank you.
by Lavanda
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: senora
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: senora

When addressing any female “Guapa” is the best option for both men and woman to use.

Nina, chica, jovenvita, senorita, senora, dona, bruja, anciana, all can be used but depends on how well you know the person.
(I can’t get the tildas on this iPad but you get the idea, I hope).
by Lavanda
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Renewing of Padron
Replies: 15
Views: 1085

Re: Renewing of Padron

Never updated my Padron in nearly 11 years. Maybe I should check this out.
by Lavanda
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Tartessians
Replies: 19
Views: 3902

Re: Tartessians

Very, very interesting and exciting. Most myths and legends have their beginnings in fact. An advanced civilisation going back 10,000 years is no so far-fetched, either. Just look at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. Here, in Extremadura at the Tartessian site near Guarenia archaeologists have found a human s...
by Lavanda
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Architect, Technical Architect etc
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Architect, Technical Architect etc

Yes. It’s all a bit convoluted. We had a Technical Architect to make the plans for the reforms on our town house. These had to be seconded by an Architect and passed through the College of Architects, although there is also a College of Technical Architects. The whole project, including the fees of ...
by Lavanda
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Massive links!
Replies: 4
Views: 3766

Re: Massive links!

The links are working fine but, as Peter has posted, they are now three or four lines long. All very weird.
by Lavanda
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish government planning action on owners of empty homes
Replies: 14
Views: 2590

Re: Spanish government planning action on owners of empty homes

It's crazy. Apparently, there's a big construction project planned for the Sotogrande area. The link, below, is from a property promotion company, I think, but it tells a similar story to other coastal areas around Spain: https://expocostadelsol.com/developers-expect-a-new-housing-boom-on-the-costa-...
by Lavanda
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish government planning action on owners of empty homes
Replies: 14
Views: 2590

Re: Spanish government planning action on owners of empty homes

Slightly off-topic — but not that far — is the news that the Costa Brava is to have a building boom along one of its last unspoiled coastal areas. I'd post the link but 'lost it' but it was in the papers a few days ago with conservationists up in arms. So, one the one hand there's the plan to force ...
by Lavanda
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish government planning action on owners of empty homes
Replies: 14
Views: 2590

Re: Spanish government planning action on owners of empty homes

Agree totally. We wanted to buy the finca next door and were negotiating with our neighbour but it turned out he had seven siblings, all with a share in the finca. The negotiations came to nothing and the finca is used for occasional cattle grazing and when this current generation dies it will be ow...

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