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by Lavanda
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 12
Views: 146

Re: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

:lol: I did ask the young woman I spoke with if the witness to my signature could be my OH and she said that it could be anyone.
by Lavanda
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 12
Views: 146

Re: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

Good. I'm just a deeply suspicious person when it comes to government anything these days.
by Lavanda
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 12
Views: 146

Re: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

Ah! Thanks for that, Free at Last. That's good to know.
by Lavanda
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 12
Views: 146

Re: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

Absolutely no idea, Olive. The form is very simple, my signature that I believe I am still entitled to the pension, and a space for a witness name and address. I rang the number on the letter for further clarification and there are numbers and options dedicated to this 'Entitlement to Civil Service ...
by Lavanda
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit
Replies: 12
Views: 146

UK Civil Service Pensions post Brexit

Has anyone else had a Civil Service Pension Overseas Pensioner — Declaration of Entitlement form to fill in? Mine was posted on 24th December 2019 (yes, really) and got to me yesterday, 17th January 2020 via France. I have six weeks since date of postage to reply. The form invites me to declare that...
by Lavanda
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Proof of U K pension
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: Proof of U K pension

Good luck with it all. In my case the problem eventually was resolved but DWP do not actually send out a 'letter of retirement' as the Spanish know it and the Spanish are quite inflexible in matters of paperwork, in my experience.
by Lavanda
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 2669

Re: Rugby World Cup

Agreed, Costa. England played their final last weekend but the Springboks waited until today. We have a small British contingent in our village; six couples. Whenever there is a big sporting series — cricket, football, rugby, etc. we take it in turn to host the match in our homes, with refreshments ...
by Lavanda
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Energy companies and politicians
Replies: 0
Views: 6406

Energy companies and politicians

There seems to be something new going on in Spain — a questioning of exactly what on earth is going on in one of the sunniest countries in Europe yet with the highest energy bills. Throughout this summer I have been on an very, very steep learning curve and have only just recently woken up and joine...
by Lavanda
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!
Replies: 19
Views: 7460

Re: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!

Of course it was Costa. :angel: I have also been known to ring my OH if the supermarket doesn't have his favourite Cruzcampo to ask what he wants instead. Usually nothing but I then have to go to another supermarket to get said Cruzcampo. We all use phones in shops — well, at times. I also shop at 1...
by Lavanda
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!
Replies: 19
Views: 7460

Re: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!

Or at the supermarket yesterday because I wasn't sure which version of a product I needed to buy. A quick photo of both, sent in seconds, avoided problems. :lol: :lol: :lol: So you are one of those people sent to do the shopping who has no idea what they are supposed to be getting and stand in the ...
by Lavanda
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!
Replies: 19
Views: 7460

Re: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!

Fascinating. I don’t have a SmartPhone or WhatsUp but almost everyone I know does. My friends keep on at me to get these but, really, I have e-mail and I do have FaceBook and Messenger. I also have a mobile number. That’s enough ways to contact me, surely?
by Lavanda
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Vejer de la Frontera
Replies: 1
Views: 3791

Vejer de la Frontera

Vejer de la Frontera Every September, for the last few years, a friend and I have gone to Vejer de la Frontera to teach an Art Course. Well, she, a professional artist and lecturer, does that while I loll about having a holiday. Vejer is a pretty place and a typical Andalucían white-washed village ...
by Lavanda
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 26
Views: 11966

Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

Ah! I understand typos, doing so many of them myself!
by Lavanda
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 26
Views: 11966

Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

Los Napolitanos in Calle Columela near the Flower Market is the only one I have actually eaten in — well, we sat outside which was nice. They do a good variety of dishes. I had Vegetable Lasagne and it was fresh (important for me) and very tasty. My friend had something with spaghetti and she said i...
by Lavanda
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 26
Views: 11966

Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

I know you will have a fabulous time, Gerry. Cádiz also has a lot of squares, many with trees, and has some lovely gardens with views towards Puerto de Santa María and an arboretum on the north-west side of the city. If you like that sort of thing, there is a shop that specialises in handmade paper ...
by Lavanda
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 26
Views: 11966

Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

I posted a reply but it's not posted so goodness knows where that went.

Only wanted to say the I loved the story, DA but I don't know what the weather is like in February, Gerry, sorry.
by Lavanda
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 26
Views: 11966

Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

The other nice thing about going somewhere more than once is that you can start to explore beyond the tourist areas and pick up local habits. The square in front of the 'new' Cathedral is a tourist attraction and the cafés and bars are usually full of people working out the maps they just got from T...
by Lavanda
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 26
Views: 11966

Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

I'm glad you find it interesting. I like going to different places and am quite adventurous on the bus. I've still not been to Cordoba, though!!!
by Lavanda
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 26
Views: 11966

Cádiz — a personal guide

Cádiz Cádiz is fast becoming one of my favourite places. I first went there 12 years ago when I was looking for somewhere to live once my husband, Roger, and I had retired. We thought the Costa de la Luz might be the place for us but it wasn’t. Too many people, wind turbines and wind. I went back t...
by Lavanda
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 48
Views: 15106

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

SUCCESS!!! Finally, on the 28th May the money popped into my account. No word on why it took so long or on why they finally decided to give it to me but obviously I just needed patience! :wink:

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