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by White Horse
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Rabbies post Brexit
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Rabies post Brexit

Same dogs, same vaccinations, agreements cancelled on 29th March at 23:00, dog can't travel.
All of this despite the virtual absence of rabies in Western Europe. Bureaucracy creates problems, sometimes, just for the sake of it.
Makes one wonder whether our politicians serve us, or we serve them.
by White Horse
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK driving licences valid in Spain?
Replies: 33
Views: 3102

Re: UK driving licences valid in Spain?

Am I reading some comments correctly? Would some people rather avoid a medical examination, and carry on driving? Would people prefer to bury their heads in the sand or be told that they are medically unfit? The cost of around £35 for the medical is not too much - and I have heard of very few people...
by White Horse
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Alternative Messaging Apps
Replies: 25
Views: 2536

Re: Alternative Messaging Apps

After consulting with family and friends, we've decided that multinational Internet companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft pretty much own us and therefore resistance is futile, to quote the Borg.
by White Horse
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Alternative Messaging Apps
Replies: 25
Views: 2536

Re: Alternative Messaging Apps

I despise Facebook. I deleted everything in January 2018 and deactivated my account. It is not possible to delete an account, which I am sure must be a breach of GDPR, as they continue to keep data they do not need. If Whatsapp is going to rejoin and share with Facebook, I'm going to Google Hangouts...
by White Horse
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Alternative Messaging Apps
Replies: 25
Views: 2536

Re: Alternative Messaging Apps

I think it's called Google Allo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSz6FVcxipw

Or how about Google Hangouts? (Rather poorly named IMO)
by White Horse
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Alternative Messaging Apps
Replies: 25
Views: 2536

Re: Alternative Messaging Apps

I've not used it, but is Google Duo an option worth considering. After all, nearly everyone in the world has a Google account.
EDIT
I see that's a video calling option. Don't they have a messenger?
by White Horse
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: fridge
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Re: fridge

The live should NOT be on the thread. As has been discussed it could be the 3 pin plug is wired incorrectly, or if using an adaptor the polarity is reversed. Either way it makes it potentially more dangerous than having the live only to the centre of the base of the bulb. If the brown wire in the pl...
by White Horse
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Late ITV
Replies: 11
Views: 2117

Re: Late ITV

The ITV ran out on my moped and I wasn't prepared to risk a pull from the police, so I took my moped to the testing station in my Kangoo van.
I know it's not as easy with a car. That app Beachcomber suggests sounds brilliant!
by White Horse
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Late ITV
Replies: 11
Views: 2117

Re: Late ITV

Depends what side of the bed the GC officer got out that day.
Technically, if there's no current ITV in Spain, it has to be taken to the testing station by grua, I think.
by White Horse
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Just bought a villa, now I need the internet
Replies: 13
Views: 2629

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

Go for Vodafone or ONO but not Movistar. Movistar customer service and billing are rubbish, in my opinion.

This website may be of help:
https://www.comparar-adsl.com/ofertas_adsl_fijo/index.html
by White Horse
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gota fria this weekend?
Replies: 38
Views: 7639

Re: gota fria this weekend?

There's now a red alert for Malaga province for tomorrow: Fenómeno Lluvias Precipitación acumulada en 12 horas : 120 mm Ámbito geográfico Sol y Guadalhorce Hora de comienzo sábado, 20 octubre 2018 a las 06:00 hora oficial Hora de finalización sábado, 20 octubre 2018 a las 18:00 hora oficial Probabil...
by White Horse
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Driving with dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 2794

Re: Driving with dogs

You can only use approved routes: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pet-travel-approved-air-sea-rail-and-charter-routes-for-the-movement-of-pets/pet-travel-sea-routes-and-companies-you-can-use We used the Eurotunnel when returning to the UK with a dog and 2 cats. We stopped at a hotel in Mi...
by White Horse
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gota fria this weekend?
Replies: 38
Views: 7639

Re: gota fria this weekend?

Is the current situation with very heavy rain over Castellón a true Gota Fria? AEMet mention two depressions, one from the Atlantic and the other Mediterranean around the Baleares joining up and causing the thunderstorms. There are Amber warnings for Almería on Saturday 20th. Although it is an unusu...
by White Horse
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar lighting for gardens
Replies: 8
Views: 2892

Re: Solar lighting for gardens

happyh - You might find this Independent newspaper article interesting. The Philips make is good but not cheap. https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/house-garden/garden-furniture/best-solar-powered-lights-garden-review-uk-eco-b-and-q-10411557.html Philips Lights on Amazon link
by White Horse
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Cables
Replies: 14
Views: 2920

Re: Electricity Cables

@spanish_lad - I bet you don't mean a 10a lightbulb, that would be 2.5kW. A tad bright! ;)
by White Horse
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Cheapest sim only with online order
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: Cheapest sim only with online order

I was with MasMovil.
You can have 50 minutes calls and 600MB data for €4.90 a month.
You can keep your current number if you want to. (as with any change of provider).
https://www.masmovil.es/tarifas-moviles/
by White Horse
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Chumbo , white bugs
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

Re: Chumbo , white bugs

It's quite interesting that the opuntia plant, imported by man from the Americas, is being killed off by the cochineal beetle, which was also imported by man to Europe. The beetles were more useful for their dye than the chumbas were to eat.
by White Horse
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Topless in Marbella and Puerto Banus
Replies: 15
Views: 3296

Re: Topless in Marbella and Puerto Banus

Obviously Marbella have a killjoy in the council, a bit like Mojácar in Almería. Rosa María Cano Montoya hates noise, people, especially ex-pats and holiday makers, it seems. They can be fined if they drink bottled water on the beach!! Woe betide them if they carry a can of beer in the street. https...
by White Horse
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Cant log in from my phone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: Cant log in from my phone?

You are logging in as spanish_lad and not spanish-lad as a username? Are you using chrome on your phone? It could be auto completing using a different password. Is there more than one user in your house for the forum? What is the response you are getting? Does it tell you your password is incorrect?...

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