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by palmtrees
Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Base area to discover Andalucia
Replies: 42
Views: 17725

Do watch out for spending too much time renting. There is a fine balance between renting for a while and finding the right/wrong place, and renting and never finding the right one. Suddenly your money has gone. Do think about your money. Do not rent for ever. Do not buy on impulse. Think about setti...
by palmtrees
Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: king juan carlos
Replies: 5
Views: 2310

Seen this loads on the Internet now. I actually think Zapatero comes out well from it.

Juan Carlos is great - but guess he can get away with that.

Still not heard what Chavez said though.
by palmtrees
Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Soup weather
Replies: 21
Views: 6966

Two totally clear soup recipes. Well not recipes as such, you get the idea, a few ingredients and put it all together. First My Money. Again from my neighbours. Usually garlic (sometimes onion), tomatoes, water, er and not much else, apart from what you have left-over, maybe a bit of pasta. Sounds n...
by palmtrees
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Soup weather
Replies: 21
Views: 6966

I think we must live on chick pea-based soups/stews in winter (with acelgas). Probably due to Adelina next door feeding it to us endlessly for the first few years when we moved in. She used to cook too much for her daughter and the marido and the kids (they all prefer burgers) so we always got the l...
by palmtrees
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga to Birmingham by train??
Replies: 8
Views: 2946

I have done Málaga to UK loads by train. It is much dearer than a cheap plane. I did Málaga to Madrid. Madrid to Austerlitz (shared sleeper, cost around 100€ it will be more now). Cross Paris and then go to Calais for quick ferry crossing. Didn't do Eurostar. I have also crossed from Cherbourg to Po...
by palmtrees
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Happy Ending?
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Re: A Happy Ending?

katy wrote: very heartening that sur have published a doggy story...maybe the tide is turning.


Ojalá.
by palmtrees
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What a wonderful November day
Replies: 22
Views: 5437

Now raining here in Gib (and windy too), but not serious Spanish rain. You all know what I mean by Spanish rain :lol: . Seems like it is hitting the whole of the southern peninsula. As a total aside, it is really helpful to get up to the minute weather reports from other forum members. (Especially w...
by palmtrees
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: who carries their passport?
Replies: 24
Views: 6577

But Canadian ones aren't EU. Although sometimes the GC don't think UK is EU.
by palmtrees
Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: English veggie food and Patak's stuff in Málaga?
Replies: 8
Views: 5316

Just realised you are in the Axarquía. Eroski in Vélez does sell Linda McCartney stuff if you like that. Last time I looked they had sausages but cant remember if they had any of the other items in the range. If you get to Vélez, there is a good herboristería which also has a branch in Torre. The Vé...
by palmtrees
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Praise for Telefonica
Replies: 10
Views: 4544

I've got good things to say about Telefonica too in terms of speed of service and helpful technicians. When the line went dead (Sunday), we had someone out the following morning and it was fixed straightaway by a very pleasant guy. My router for internet access was delivered 3 or 4 days after orderi...
by palmtrees
Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: All help welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 4026

Do you mean the "wealth tax" primarily on your property if you are a non-resident? For non-residents it is payable by the end of the year following the year you bought your property. So for example, if you bought in May 2007, it does not have to be paid until end Dec 2008. And you also onl...
by palmtrees
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: who carries their passport?
Replies: 24
Views: 6577

We got photocopies of ours authorised by the British consulate in Málaga. You can get it done in Spanish or English. Can't remember the cost, it wasn't cheap. Guardia don't tend to stop us though so no idea how useful they are in Spain. They work for stuff like British buildiing societies and banks ...
by palmtrees
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ladies Clothes
Replies: 23
Views: 4736

For clarification - I junked off my clothes sizes 8 & 10 in Spain. My profile should say I live in Andalucía and Gib. My neighbours in my Spanish pueblo are not size 8, 10. It is not a city, there are no slim guapa women. Certainly beyond the age of 12. The charity shops in the nearest town are ...
by palmtrees
Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ladies Clothes
Replies: 23
Views: 4736

8/10 ? not where I live

we must live in different places
by palmtrees
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Payment of taxes
Replies: 7
Views: 2320

Wealth tax applies to Spanish residents with more than one property and non-Spanish residents with a property in Spain. Here is a link to some info on this site. It is based on the catastral (ie rateable) value of your property. You need to supply your hacienda office with your NIE, address, probabl...
by palmtrees
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Payment of taxes
Replies: 7
Views: 2320

Sorry can't help on direct debits - we've always paid cash because we've been around. If your ayuntamiento (town hall/council) bill is being paid for IBI that sounds ok. But wealth tax - assuming you have declared it - is not local council. It is the Hacienda (tax office). We tend to fill it out eve...
by palmtrees
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Farmers Market, Trapiche
Replies: 16
Views: 8096

Cheers for that, I have just read a few threads with loads of Spanish words in them and wondered what was wrong with lechugas and colifor? :( Feeling better now. :D Does that mean I don't have to bother with the silly translations for simple words? Apols again - remember - newbie here, not yet worke...
by palmtrees
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: New life in Spain
Replies: 23
Views: 8734

We originally used someone doing private rentals/estate agency that we found when we were still in the UK. It was not a good experience. Over-priced, misleading, and dangerous. We did this because my partner wanted to have something sorted. But the reality is that if you arrive out of season you can...
by palmtrees
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Bringing food from the UK
Replies: 30
Views: 8830

I haven't been for a few days. Suffering from woman flu. I'll have a look tomorrow or the day after and see how it's stocked. It's certainly been better than it was. If anyone is particularly interested in anything pls post or pm me and I will have a specific look. If I can find it. The reorganisati...
by palmtrees
Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ladies Clothes
Replies: 23
Views: 4736

I would like to have given mine to an animal charity - but I don't know who would buy them - they were all 8s and 10s. So I chucked them in the recycling textile bin outside our local church. You might have one of those in Sevilla.

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