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by TorreDelAguila
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Isolated and Remote.
Replies: 38
Views: 6205

Re: Isolated and Remote.

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...
by TorreDelAguila
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Endesa billing
Replies: 10
Views: 3720

Re: Endesa billing

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...
by TorreDelAguila
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Epic fail MRW and SEUR
Replies: 105
Views: 17932

Re: Epic fail MRW and SEUR

Good news, Steve. We find the Torre del Mar office very good, especially if you attack the staff with irresistible cheefulness!
by TorreDelAguila
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Amazon - choices
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Amazon - choices

Yes, sorry, forgot about Amazon.es ! Free shipping, but limited stock at the moment. I suppose it should be the first port-of-call.
by TorreDelAguila
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Amazon - choices
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Amazon - choices

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...
by TorreDelAguila
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Epic fail MRW and SEUR
Replies: 105
Views: 17932

Re: Epic fail MRW and SEUR

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...
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Endesa billing
Replies: 10
Views: 3720

Re: Endesa billing

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/...
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK Pension and bank account ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: UK Pension and bank account ?

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...
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Endesa billing
Replies: 10
Views: 3720

Endesa billing

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...
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Concreting a track
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Concreting a track

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...

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