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by palmtrees
Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Utility bill costs
Replies: 66
Views: 12552

Hey, we think it is exciting. :) We're planning a few trips, we've got some vehicle maintenance coming up, planning to get back on the bikes, oh and tbh, anything that doesn't involve getting up and going to work is the best thing ever to me. It is sheer bliss waking up on Monday morning and not hav...
by palmtrees
Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Utility bill costs
Replies: 66
Views: 12552

We women cannot be blamed this time as hubby likes the fire too. :lol: People we know, all seem to have their fires for at least nov - april, who live here permenently. What about others on here? Surely we arent the only ones who feel the cold? I must admit when we used to just come out for holiday...
by palmtrees
Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: going to morroco from andalucia?
Replies: 8
Views: 2834

I loved Tangier. I thought it was absolutely great, one of the best places I went to in Morocco. I loved the international atmosphere, just todo. Be careful of the scams from some people, especially at the port and filling in entry/exit cards. But most people were super to me, including giving away ...
by palmtrees
Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Mains water leak
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

Err, you rang on Friday at 5pm. :roll: 1) This is good that you managed to speak to someone. My Aqualia office shuts at 1pm, so you must have gone for the emergency number. 2) You are now writing on Saturday. This is Spain. We come here for a more relaxed way of life. :) That does not mean public ut...
by palmtrees
Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: British woman killed
Replies: 24
Views: 6146

I'm on another forum with a news section and people rarely comment on the news posts.

But they invariably do have something :roll: to say to anything on the main discussion forum.

I would say leave as is for now. This thread is certainly attracting comments.
by palmtrees
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: 1) Pressure cookers. 2) Boiling Fowl
Replies: 17
Views: 6587

When you use your chick peas and lentils, I take it you still soak them for ages before using?........or do you lob them in dry? I too have heard of the horror stories about the contents ending up on the kitchen ceiling, but reading the instructions on this Prestige cooker it says it only cooks at ...
by palmtrees
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: British woman killed
Replies: 24
Views: 6146

I like the news items too. I don't always catch up with everything on every forum or every news site.

This was the first site where I read about the Dakar rally cancellation.

So those of you who write up relevant news posts for this region, thanks.
by palmtrees
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Utility bill costs
Replies: 66
Views: 12552

OK palmtrees for comparison purposes, not large but modest 4 bed detached villa, air con and pool. I love it. "A modest 4-bed detached villa, air con and pool." Not having a laugh, I just think that sounds so cool. Ojala. Seriously thanks to everyone for posting up what your properties ar...
by palmtrees
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: 1) Pressure cookers. 2) Boiling Fowl
Replies: 17
Views: 6587

I use the pressure cooker for garbazos and alubias mainly. I don't like doing the veg in with them though - they end up as sloppy mush,

No idea about cooking chicken etc in there. Myself I would not do that, a sealed pan/slow oven would be better IMO.
by palmtrees
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Utility bill costs
Replies: 66
Views: 12552

dont know who said it earlier but it really is horses for courses....I was shocked when i got my leccy bill but to be honest, 167.50 per month on electric, 30 on gas and whatever on water is still much cheaper than my gas bill alone for central heating when in the UK at winter!!!!!!! It was me. I s...
by palmtrees
Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Dog beds
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Does your dog not have a sofa? :lol:
by palmtrees
Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Utility bill costs
Replies: 66
Views: 12552

Thank goodness for an honest poster! While I agree that it may be possible to get by on 40 or 50€ per month electric, it is far better for prospective emigrants to budget for quite a bit more. We do NOT live a life of luxury, with lights all round the garden and everything running all the time. Far...
by palmtrees
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Train Malaga Airport to Malaga
Replies: 13
Views: 3989

But if you are coming from the airport it is easier to use the bus station. Use the Alsina Graells/Alsa http://www2.alsa.es/portal/index.asp website to check out the times. Website is not as good now that Alsa has taken over but you can still find out the times well enough. Nerja buses go from aroun...
by palmtrees
Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Utility bill costs
Replies: 66
Views: 12552

I can never understand how some people only pay a few Euros for electricity - our bill is creeping inevitably towards 200€ for 2 months - we are all-electric, for water, cooking etc, but I reckon some folk live by candlelight, with no tv or fridge, no pool, and only take cold showers! :D Agree with...
by palmtrees
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Location of bus station
Replies: 4
Views: 2420

I meant I couldn't copy the exact page for the Ayamonte bus station. sorry for any confusion.
by palmtrees
Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Utility bill costs
Replies: 66
Views: 12552

Broadband/phone around 67€ a month. AND I THINK THAT IS DEAR. Electricity about 30 something euros every two months. Water about 30 something euros every quarter. Butano, about 15 a month, used for cooking and hot water in the bathroom (always turning off the pilot to save on the gas). Council tax, ...
by palmtrees
Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Location of bus station
Replies: 4
Views: 2420

I'm using spanish yellow pages at the moment as their map stuff seems to work out ok. I can't make the clicky linky work, it's avenida cayetano, in front of the old renfe (train) station. Ayamonte is small. Not difficult to find. Search for paginas amarillas on the internet. Then in the drop down me...
by palmtrees
Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cutting Wood
Replies: 19
Views: 5171

Stihl and Husq are both great. Buy the big ones, not those for domestic use, but the ones to be used professionally. BUT, if you do not know much about it, go on a course, watch videos, everything. Do not use a chain saw without learning how to use it. Never use it after a drink. This is not a direc...
by palmtrees
Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: New guy introduction and questions
Replies: 40
Views: 26481

One of my own training tips is to watch a favourite show (Seinfeld in most cases) that I know almost all lines to, in Spanish with English subtitiles so I can get a hang of the spoken word. Spanish subtitles are very addictive when you aren't confident. But leave the English ones alone. Totally. It...
by palmtrees
Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Searching for a dream trying to aviod a nightmare.
Replies: 40
Views: 12959

25 Grand? If only. Ojala. We originally started looking (many years ago) at spending 40 grand. We spent more. If you find something at 25 I will be very interested. There is 7,500 square meters going for sale locally. With permission to build, allegedly, of course. I think it rings in at 156,000 Eur...

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