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by karandjon
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello again! What are you all up to these days?
Replies: 15
Views: 7716

Re: Hello again! What are you all up to these days?

Hi DIane,I remember you! I too am not on here nowadays, as after 12 years in Spain, moved back to UK when my children were 17months and nearly 4, just over 4 years ago. They are now 5.5 and nearly 8! We moved back to the UK as my son was struggling with the language in Spain and knew we had to choos...
by karandjon
Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Spanish driving licence renewal
Replies: 28
Views: 6791

Re: Spanish driving licence renewal

Does anyone know how the licences sent out to those who only have an AP address,Mand a non helpful post office staff who only put things in AP box that has correct Po box number on it?.....
by karandjon
Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: I Waited 6 Months for a Passport...R.I.P.Rasta.
Replies: 40
Views: 7660

Re: I Waited 6 Months for a Passport...R.I.P.Rasta.

I am so sorry to hear that Rasta has passed away. He had such a lovely life, all thanks to you though. His friend, little Jakey, is no longer with us either, (neither is Jemima who died in her sleep aged a Todd 18, but we have another Spanish Rescue dog, Kimba, whose Samoyed mother was locked in a C...
by karandjon
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Visiting CDS from Algave
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Visiting CDS from Algave

where are you staying in Albufeira Rick? Living less than an hour from the border we holiday frequently there, around 8 times a year! Absolutely love it there! it takes us 2 hours to albufeira from here, and we're 3 hours from CDS so 5 hrs is about right. we've been told the toll motorway in portuga...
by karandjon
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Tics on dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

Re: Tics on dogs

Thanks for the replies, and thanks for the link Enrique. I have just purchased one of them tick twisters. will be much easier with that. Her body has lots of the small crabs on too, which is how they start out i presume, before their bellies get full of blood. She has a soft silky coat, footprint, s...
by karandjon
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Tics on dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

Tics on dogs

Our dog (unfortunately my other dog disappeared 8 days ago and hasnt been seen since :cry: ), has gotten loads of tics on her coat. The crab types that get bigger by sucking the blood and the bodies growing huge and grey! The front-line we give regularly does not seem to be making any difference and...
by karandjon
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: How much cash needed?
Replies: 27
Views: 4027

Re: How much cash needed?

Doh ! One can use a Caxton Card to pay for services ( in Spain ) without extra charge, and of course draw euros from a cashpoint ( 2 liner ! ) anyroads ...which has absolutely nothing to do with my original question of how much cash needed to get through Spain, France and England now, does it? Why ...
by karandjon
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Fridge/freezer part
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: Fridge/freezer part

Thanks for the reply Terry. Yes, it only had a 2 your guarantee and it is 3 years old.
May get my plumber to have a look. He was here yesterday but I didnt think of that!
Cheers
by karandjon
Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: How much cash needed?
Replies: 27
Views: 4027

Re: How much cash needed?

just as i thought Julie. Anyroads giving his usual unhelpful sarky oneliner as usual. when will he realise they're not welcome and usually not even relevant! :lol:
by karandjon
Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Fridge/freezer part
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Fridge/freezer part

I have a 3 year old american style Daewoo fridge freezer. i did post about the noises from it (banging) and then its failure to cool. I have finally gotten around to calling Daewoo out. 70 euro call out fee! He said it was working fine but i told him it always do that til 6-8hr later it starts the b...
by karandjon
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: How much cash needed?
Replies: 27
Views: 4027

Re: How much cash needed?

Caxton is a just a currency card isnt it?
Not a Bank Debit card that we were talking about, to use in the petrol stations, had hubby not had cash with him. :crazy:
by karandjon
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Spanish food prices v UK
Replies: 64
Views: 15155

Re: Spanish food prices v UK

After spending 5 weeks in the uk recently, i can honestly say we found it wayyyy cheaper there for food! The choice was also utterly outstanding! I spent 3 hours every week doing my Tesco shop on-line i was so impressed! I didnt like the price of wine tho, and only bought 3 botles the whole time we ...
by karandjon
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 40 degrees?
Replies: 116
Views: 9789

Re: 40 degrees?

El Cid, funnily enough Jon said he felt wayyy hot this morning after it had been a wee bit cooleer. i can tell him he wasnt imagining it now :lol: My concern is keeping my 2 little ones cool in this heat. its 41degs here today. we didnt even fill the pool as we are only now back from a long stay in ...
by karandjon
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Safe foods for a pregnant visitor
Replies: 7
Views: 4782

Re: Safe foods for a pregnant visitor

i've had 2 babies here in Spain in the last 3 years, and my advice from the midwife was to ignore the 'english' can and cant haves and to live like the spanish whilst here. that meant: all types of chorizo was fine, cooked prawns were fine, tuna only once a week (due to amount of vit A in it) UHT mi...
by karandjon
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain
Replies: 119
Views: 7062

Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Thanks Julie. And Anis. Your son and his families story sounds very similar to where we are at, so it is great to hear that after 2 years back they are still enjoying it and it is all they expected it to be. Thanks for sharing.
by karandjon
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 40 degrees?
Replies: 116
Views: 9789

Re: 40 degrees?

I am just back home in Spain after a wonderful 20degs daily in the UK these last 5 weeks. One step off the plane, i almost decided to go back in and hide til it took off back to the UK again! :lol:
by karandjon
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: How much cash needed?
Replies: 27
Views: 4027

Re: How much cash needed?

anyroads wrote:I had to get a new pin number for a card recently. Took me all of two minutes on the phone.

anyroads


Katy/Alexander you are right. You can only get re-advice or new pin numbers via the post.
by karandjon
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Dongles
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Re: Dongles

i bought my Samsung Galaxy Mini smartphone in the UK, on a PAYG, specifically to use the wifi on it in Spain. It was much much cheaper than purchasing from Spain and does the job great!
by karandjon
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain
Replies: 119
Views: 7062

Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

I agree with most of the above, but for me its not so much 'things that have changed since i lived in spain' but more so' how i have changed since living in spain' I moved aross at 29 years old and will be celebrating my 40th birthday next year! i have grown considerably and my wants and likes and p...
by karandjon
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 40 degrees?
Replies: 116
Views: 9789

Re: 40 degrees?

i've been back in the uk for 5 weeks now and have loved the temperature. its not gone below 20degs on any of the days, even if there has been a bit of drizzle here and there. I brought jumpers galore and not even needed them. intermittant cloud cover makes it brilliant for the kids playing out. ther...

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