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- Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:51 pm
- Forum: Moving to Andalucia
- Topic: Isolated and Remote.
- Replies: 38
- Views: 6205
It's a very personal choice. For us, places like Competa and Nerja are out: too urban, too many tourists, and certainly too many Brits! Not what we moved to Spain for. Like Brighton, these two popular spots are, for us, nice to visit and have access to, but not the place to live. The sheer quietness...
Hi John & Kath, Endesa meters should always display correct time in Winter. During Summer ("EST") time, the clock will appear 1 hour slow, as they aren't 'put forward'. So that you don't accidentally consume electricity in hours that are 'peak', Endesa specify in their tariffs that Pun...
Many of us shop on Amazon.co.uk. Delivery charges for goods to Spain are usually reasonable (even now), but sometimes a marketplace seller demands an extortionate sum for international postage - sometimes more than the goods are actually worth. It can be a good source of extra profit! If you're face...
- Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:26 pm
- Forum: Living in Andalucia
- Topic: Epic fail MRW and SEUR
- Replies: 105
- Views: 17932
Courier companies who "win the contract" to deliver internationally-ordered goods to the Customer (that's us), have done so by undertaking to deliver the goods to the customer . Sounds good, but, in practice, if you live outside a built-up area (eg in the campo), these companies (and/or th...
Hi Gerry, There seem to be lots of different models of smart/electronic electricity meters installed by Endesa, some smarter than others. Our meter (3-phase) has a single display, and a single 'D' button which can be pressed to scroll the display through numerous readings. http://mercador.ro/oferta/...
- Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:07 pm
- Forum: Living in Andalucia
- Topic: UK Pension and bank account ?
- Replies: 12
- Views: 2020
UK Pension Agency (DWP) does use absolutely top exchange rates when paying into a Euro (Spanish) bank account - far better than having it paid into a UK account in sterling, and then paying the bank's transfer and/or exchange rates when personally transferring money to here. DWP will take an instruc...
Our Endesa bill at the start of January this year gave us something of a surprise. We're 21DHA (dual tariff - P1 Punta, P3 Valle), and our usage normally splits 20:80 between the two. The billing total (total number of kWh) was correct, but the split was roughly 50:50 - and therefore hugely expensiv...
- Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:22 pm
- Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
- Topic: Concreting a track
- Replies: 5
- Views: 1343
Sayalonga Ayuntamiento has the following deal on main campo tracks (NOT for private back-tracks or driveways): - Ayuntamiento organises and pays for all preparation, and labour - Residents pay for concrete and reinforcing steel. Grants from EU are possible, but may take a year for the Ayto. apply fo...