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by RichardCoeurdeLion
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: car hire excess insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: car hire excess insurance

The business model of many hire companies is to offer very cheap rates, then pressure you into taking out their very expensive insurance. If you don't take it, on return, they will forensicaly examine the car and you can be 100% sure they will find a minute fault and charge you an astronomical fee t...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: "go to" cafe/restaurant near Malaga airport
Replies: 22
Views: 880

Re: "go to" cafe/restaurant near Malaga airport

Sorry to put a negative spin on this post, but I know two people who have stopped somewhere to eat after leaving the airport and had their cars broken into and ransacked.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 49
Views: 1284

Re: Gibraltar

I've visited Gib many times over the last 35 years. I think it's a very interesting place. Got some unique tourist attractions like the apes and the seine tunnels. The caves are excellent. The Marina is nice We've taken the car in many times . The wait can be tedious but is soon over I recomend you go
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Disposal of old engine oil
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Good point chris

I don't understand the mentality of people.

We have a council tip a couple of miles from us which accepts more or less every thing foc.

Yet we still get normal household stuff dumped regularly.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Disposal of old engine oil
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Disposal of old engine oil

I used to mix my old engine oil with the new type of creosote. It makes a great preservative for wooden pots and fence panels
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Recommendation Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: Recommendation Sanlúcar de Barrameda

We had a few days there when we had an extended stay at our holiday home. I thought it was a smashing place. One night we went to a restaurant where you chose your stuff from a display cabinet and they cooked it for you. When they realised we were English they treated us like royalty. For me the bes...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Do You Know ????
Replies: 24
Views: 1734

Re: Do You Know ????

Lovely stories everyone. The little house we had had no real history as it was just a holiday place on an urbanisation. It was built in the 70s. The original owners were a Dutch couple Mr and Mrs Ollgard. We bought off them when they got to old to visit. We eventually sold it to the next door neighb...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Modern cars, no spare wheel. Worried?
Replies: 43
Views: 4116

Re: Modern cars, no spare wheel. Worried?

The fitter at my local place told me that if you use the spray can of goo to inflate the tyre, the tyre has to be scrapped.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Water heater on a timer problem
Replies: 29
Views: 2288

Re: Water heater on a timer problem

Not pertinent to your problem but related. When we had our house it was let out occasionally. The tenants used to leave the water heater on when they left. Often for months. So I bought a "Run down Timer" which replaced the old on off switch. You just pressed a button and it ran for 1 otr ...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Old maps of Estepona
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Old maps of Estepona

Thanks Gordon. I will do what you suggest next time. I'm part of a group called Estepona en el Corozan. Often old photos are posted. One recently showed Calle Real ( now it's a pedestrianised street) But you can see from the photo it had buildings only on one side and was in effect the passeo. The l...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Old maps of Estepona
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Old maps of Estepona

Found some good videos, but no maps.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Old maps of Estepona
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Old maps of Estepona

Cheers, didn't think of that.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Old maps of Estepona
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Old maps of Estepona

I like looking at old maps and seeing how things have changed.
I've googled to try and find one of Estepona without success.
Does anyone have a link?

Thanks
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Hotel recommendation in Málaga, please
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Re: Hotel recommendation in Málaga, please

You could also ask your question on the Tripadvisor Malaga Travel Forum.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Did he have to pay inheritance tax?
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Did he have to pay inheritance tax?

Thanks very much for taking the time to post that reply. I'll pass the info onto him. It sounds like he needs some to see a professional. He does have a son who lives in UK. He told me the property was sold for "a hundred and odd thousand" He put the property in the hands of the company th...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Did he have to pay inheritance tax?
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Did he have to pay inheritance tax?

Visited my friend Tarquin who used to live on an urbanisation near Estepona, but came back to uk about two years ago. His wife Samantha died about six years ago. They were joint owners of their property. After she died he just carried on living there as if nothing had happened. The property has now ...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Breast Feeding in Public
Replies: 30
Views: 3322

Re: Breast Feeding in Public

The Little Britain lot had a long running sketch on this topic.
Whilst I like a lot of their stuff, I didn't like that one.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Why Do People Pack Up and Leave Their Family To live In Spain ?
Replies: 41
Views: 4262

Re: Why Do People Pack Up and Leave Their Family To live In Spain ?

This is a very interesting thread. Thanks for starting it Gordon. The flip side is why wouldn't someone want to uproot, and move to Spain. Us.... we had a little holiday home for over twenty years which we visited about three times a year. We sold it a few years back, and when we visit now we rent. ...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Cropping a photo on an iPad.
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Re: Cropping a photo on an iPad.

What do you mean by "both categories"?

Me and OH have POA for each other

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