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by Lavanda
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Massive links!
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

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: 13
Views: 1044

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: 13
Views: 1044

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: 13
Views: 1044

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...
by Lavanda
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish government planning action on owners of empty homes
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Spanish government planning action on owners of empty homes

Exactly Pamela. It doesn't really make sense in small, rural villages where some families own several, falling-down, houses and where there are no homeless people sleeping on the streets. I think this story needs a bit more of an explanation. In the north of Extremadura, in the Sierra de Gata, for e...
by Lavanda
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish government planning action on owners of empty homes
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Spanish government planning action on owners of empty homes

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/09/18/inenglish/1537258176_649049.html This story is interesting but badly reported, I think, as there are so many questions unanswered. How Sanchez with his minority Socialist government could implement something like this remains to be seen. However, in principle, i...
by Lavanda
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Topless in Marbella and Puerto Banus
Replies: 15
Views: 1842

Re: Topless in Marbella and Puerto Banus

I didn't think anyone exposed any flesh in the sun at all these days! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Lavanda
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Primera air ditch birmingham
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: Primera air ditch birmingham

Never heard of them full stop.
by Lavanda
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK State pension calculation
Replies: 19
Views: 1536

Re: UK State pension calculation

I paid in for 35 years and never 'opted out' whatever that is, was born in 1953, had to wait an extra four years and seven months for my pension and it's an average of €620 a month. It's pants, basically. Thank goodness the State Pension is not my only pension!!!
by Lavanda
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passports
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: Passports

I'll make my travel plans for next Spring, then. Thanks.
by Lavanda
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passports
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: Passports

I know Mark, but a UK in the EU will not exist, will it? Therefore we will be travelling with a passport for a country that is not anywhere.
by Lavanda
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passports
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: Passports

Depends how picky the passport controls are in other European countries, I suppose.
by Lavanda
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passports
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: Passports

Thanks Maureen. My passport is two months old. However, I don't supposed the Passport Office knows what will happen, either, and so just issued the usual EU one!!!
by Lavanda
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passports
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Passports

I've just done the 'checking-in on-line' for my trip to see my parents in two weeks and, for the first time, I looked at my passport properly. It has 'European Union' written at the top of the cover. In six months, when we are NOT in the EU how can we travel with documents that are not valid? Can an...
by Lavanda
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Exhuming Franco
Replies: 19
Views: 1624

Re: Exhuming Franco

Nice one, Gordon.
by Lavanda
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Exhuming Franco
Replies: 19
Views: 1624

Re: Exhuming Franco

Ah! Pyramids! Yes!
by Lavanda
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Exhuming Franco
Replies: 19
Views: 1624

Re: Exhuming Franco

knocking the heads of statues like the Romans did


It was the Christians that did that, not the Romans. The Christians chopped of heads and noses and also arms from Greek and Roman statues, especially of gods and goddesses to 'release the evil spirits within the statue'.
by Lavanda
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Exhuming Franco
Replies: 19
Views: 1624

Re: Exhuming Franco

That's true Gordon. I don't take sides because I have Spanish friends across the political spectrum and want to keep them all as friends. The only trouble with all this talk of moving dead people all over the place is the danger of reviving emotions and feelings many people have worked hard at deali...
by Lavanda
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Exhuming Franco
Replies: 19
Views: 1624

Re: Exhuming Franco

He's dead. Spain would do better to preoccupy itself with the living.
by Lavanda
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Solar panels and feedback to the grid, or not?
Replies: 36
Views: 4535

Re: Solar panels and feedback to the grid, or not?

The warranty is 20 years, as I wrote. It seems incredible but that's what the paperwork says.

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