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by wendyakemp
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Weather in Granada in September
Replies: 12
Views: 3739

Re: Weather in Granada in September

I don't agree with theses forecasts as I have a house near Granada and the evenings/nights in September are extremely warm. We find it cools about the first week in October, when the first snow is on the Sierra Nevada. Until then the mountains hold the heat from the sun and it stays really warm and ...
by wendyakemp
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fox versus cat
Replies: 26
Views: 2501

Re: Fox versus cat

I am overrun with foxes here in the U.k. and my very aggressive, large cat was attacked by a fox. We didn't know until the bite on top of his head got infected and exploded with puss, he had to be rushed to the vets who confirmed the jaw size was a fox. We often have foxes about during the day but t...
by wendyakemp
Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sending new bank cards from U.K.
Replies: 9
Views: 2985

Re: Sending new bank cards from U.K.

I work for a bank and you can have two addresses on file, a U.K and another.
Many of our customers have their cards delivered direct to Spain so I am amazed you have not updated them.
by wendyakemp
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tourist / Business rate of exchange? (£/€)
Replies: 22
Views: 1714

Re: Tourist / Business rate of exchange? (£/€)

The best way of moving money to Spain is through a money broker. They give the best business rate and it costs nothing to send or be accepted into a Spanish bank account. I work for a bank and would not entertain the rates they charge even with staff benefits. I have sent over 20k in one go and it w...
by wendyakemp
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Catatastral Value/IBI
Replies: 34
Views: 7763

Re: Catatastral Value/IBI

It took some years to complete for my house and I had a letter soon after telling me that I owed quite a few thousand in tax as the value was much higher and I must have paid more. This was to be reflected on my IBI etc so I appealled it and have just received my IBI bill, which is still at the old ...
by wendyakemp
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: How Often Do Endesa Take a Meter Reading?
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: How Often Do Endesa Take a Meter Reading?

yep, billed monthly read bi-monthly.
by wendyakemp
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Easyjet new route Southend - Malaga
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Easyjet new route Southend - Malaga

Hi all I know some of you already know but Easyjet will start flights from Southend airport next April. They are already available to book and the nearest for many is the Malaga route, every day from 1.5.12. At the moment only showing til the end of june but the summer ones are due out in a few week...
by wendyakemp
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Economy CarHire
Replies: 8
Views: 2603

Re: Economy CarHire

I use crown at Malaga quite often, I also book though an agent (BCO). I always insist on full/full for my five day hire, they don't put up much arguement. The only thing is that last time I went to their booth one lady was very rude and shouted at me for standing in the crown club queue. I have alwa...
by wendyakemp
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: ecoparcel no longer accept paypal
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

Re: ecoparcel no longer accept paypal

theyve also had problems with credit cards, has a few disgruntled customers calling at the bank moaning about it.
by wendyakemp
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair online check-in
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: Ryanair online check-in

One of my fears as I also do a collect from airport service in the u.k. the times people have given me the wrong date of return, particularly on long haul. How did you fare, did they help you get a new ticket or what? Met some guys in Malaga the other wek and they missed their flight though alcoholi...
by wendyakemp
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Beds
Replies: 11
Views: 1223

Re: Beds

Our bed in the U.K. now has a board as the betal slats started to warp the mattress, even though it was an expensive one. We added the board and our backs feel better for it, we might add one in Spain as if you look under the bed when someone lays on it you can see what I mean. Just one other thing,...
by wendyakemp
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Transfering money between UK and Spanish banks
Replies: 19
Views: 21095

Re: Transfering money between UK and Spanish banks

Hi there I use xe.com, same deal but can send very small amounts with no charge and a good exchange rate. The spanish banks don't charge for electronic transfers in so its a win, win situation. I work for a U.K. bank and would not entertain their rates and charges. I only send £50 or so these days t...
by wendyakemp
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair online check-in
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: Ryanair online check-in

Its £100 to change those details so it makes no difference as its cheaper to buy a new flight. The only thing you can add cheaply is baggage an thats not my bag so no problem there :wink: .
by wendyakemp
Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair online check-in
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Ryanair online check-in

Just in case this is of any use.......I mis-counted my calendar and checked in 22 days in advance.
I printed the boarding passes for 4th august on 13th july and it still worked!!!
It still says on the web site a max of 15 days before but I suppose it must be a lot more as I've done it.
by wendyakemp
Mon May 30, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Careful with the Pepinos!!
Replies: 273
Views: 16027

Re: Careful with the Pepinos!!

I think its the way the cucumbers were stored. They have already admitted that they have not imported any Spanish cucumbers since the winter, so where and how were these stored, yuk??? The reason that peppers were wrongly accused, a yahoo translator mistook pepinos for peppers!!! They changed their ...
by wendyakemp
Sun May 29, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: name change on the factura with Endesa?
Replies: 9
Views: 2551

Re: name change on the factura with Endesa?

I agree with Campo Steve
the meters are read every other month, like it or not. They are not like the English lot who eventually send you a snotty letter after not reading the meter for months.
by wendyakemp
Thu May 26, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel with my Granddaughter.
Replies: 14
Views: 5488

Re: Travel with my Granddaughter.

I have travelled many times with non related children on Ryanair, I have even booked them as adults separately and then phoned the call centre to add them to my ticket so that I can complete the boarding/checking in process. I have never ever been questioned but I usually carry a letter from the par...
by wendyakemp
Thu May 26, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Marconfort Greigo and Griego Mar Hotel
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: Marconfort Greigo and Griego Mar Hotel

Ive stayed at the Flamingo, about 50 euros per couple half board including drinks at meals, good value and sister hotel to the El Pinar which I also think is great value, same sort of price and same meal arrangements (free drinks of wine, beer soft drinks and sangria).
by wendyakemp
Thu May 19, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Advice on Zaragoza
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: Advice on Zaragoza

Hi Julie, yes I have had a look on Tripadvisor but quite a lot is over a year old so wondered if there were any fresh ideas.
Thanks again, Wendy .
by wendyakemp
Thu May 19, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Advice on Zaragoza
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Advice on Zaragoza

Hi all We will be spending a day or so in Zaragoza and wondered if anyone had anything to share. We are staying at the Holiday Inn (I know, but we have two teenagers and they do a big family room), and wondered if there was a bus to the town or hotel and how I could find out, also any tips on good, ...

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