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by wagon ropes
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Energy saving tip.
Replies: 59
Views: 7383

Not quite that. It's the times when you don't mind what heat the water is that you should default to cold, perhaps you are right and other people already do. Still I thought it was worth a mention.
by wagon ropes
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Energy saving tip.
Replies: 59
Views: 7383

Sometimes the brilliant riposts on this forum just amaze me :roll:
by wagon ropes
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Energy saving tip.
Replies: 59
Views: 7383

Energy saving tip.

Don't use the hot tap unless you want hot water. Our house is fitted with lever taps and, up until 3 months ago, they were always left set to 'hot'. Having realized how much gas had gone up in price I decided to try setting all the taps on 'cold' so that if one just wanted to rinse something out or ...
by wagon ropes
Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tax returns for pensioners
Replies: 14
Views: 2393

Yep, that's what we did.

We had been here 4 years before we realized we should be registered so we just did it the next year. There were no problems. Neither the UK Pensions Office nor the Spanish asked why we had not done it before.
by wagon ropes
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tax returns for pensioners
Replies: 14
Views: 2393

Thanks Anis. That makes sense. How on earth did the UK make the tax year
start and end in April :?
by wagon ropes
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: still living the dream?
Replies: 23
Views: 3779

Yes, I am living the dream. I spent 40 very hard working years in the UK to earn enough to be able to buy a house in the sun. I have been here 7 years and have spent that time helping to reform the finca we bought. It has been incredibly hard work but such FUN, and to be able to stand back now and s...
by wagon ropes
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tax returns for pensioners
Replies: 14
Views: 2393

I've never thought to ask this question as my income is always the same, month on month. It might be useful to know, however, if the Spanish fiscal year is the same as in the UK i.e. April to April?
by wagon ropes
Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 'Signed for' post
Replies: 23
Views: 3394

I have just received a cheque from my building society. The first one which I requested over a month ago went 'missing' but fortunately they took my word for it. The second one , which was a replacement one, arrived within 3 days, crazy or what!
by wagon ropes
Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Star gazing
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Star gazing

Got the backyard telescope out last night to look at Jupiter. It is the bright star in the southern sky and at the moment all 4 of it's moons are also visible. I had never seen them before so it was quite a thrill. They were not visible with our binoculars but I think you could see them through a re...
by wagon ropes
Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Pomegranate bush
Replies: 13
Views: 4025

Don't know if you have found answers to your question yet fearfulfred but I heard on the radio today that pomegranate trees will usually drop their fruit or fail to make any until they are at least 5 years old unless the conditions are exactly right for them. Apparently they are self-setting, howeve...
by wagon ropes
Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Easy to read mobile screen in sunshine
Replies: 10
Views: 2166

Don't you find it infuriating that all the producers of these difficult to use items must know of the problems but do nothing about it :x It's the same with the 'clever clogs' computer program guys who think it is great that they can spot you are in Spain and instantly convert your screen to Spanish...
by wagon ropes
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Easy to read mobile screen in sunshine
Replies: 10
Views: 2166

I do feel for you, I've got the same phone and the only way I can use it outside is if I bury it in the depths of my handbag and dive in after it :lol: Not much help to you I know but I thought you might feel better to know there is a fellow sufferer out there.
by wagon ropes
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: English TV
Replies: 34
Views: 5991

Trog, that is my plan too. They call it 'ski'ing I think- i,e, 'spending the kids inheritance. :lol:
by wagon ropes
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 'Signed for' post
Replies: 23
Views: 3394

Got to try that Gretch. We have only had 3 letters sent to us by registered post and all three were returned to sender as un-deliverable. I guess we should be grateful for the fact that they were not just binned :lol: We have only got an apartado address and that seems to be where the problem lies. ...
by wagon ropes
Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Entry to gib
Replies: 14
Views: 2038

Correct. You need your passports. We went a few weeks ago and, as usual, parked our car on the La Linea side and walked in. It is so much quicker than taking the car through customs and if you don't fancy the walk across the runway there are plenty of buses to take you into town. A word of warning t...
by wagon ropes
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: BBC streaming problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2551

I too have had trouble listening to the Beeb since they changed to BBC iplayer from BBC radio player. I still can not get it to play in Firefox but it is fine if I play it through Internet Explorer. Hope this helps.
by wagon ropes
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: English TV
Replies: 34
Views: 5991

I do not watch much TV at all, too busy doing other things...But...I did try to manage with just Spanish TV only the never-ending ads drove me mad :x In the end we invested effort into installing a huge satelite dish and now have a choice of both English and Spanish which is much better :D
by wagon ropes
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What do you do on a Sunday in Andalucia.
Replies: 37
Views: 4990

Masterrob, yes I was happy to answer this particular question. Why on earth not? What personal information information have I 'given away' that matters in the least?
by wagon ropes
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Agua Fuerte,,,Toilet bowl stains
Replies: 21
Views: 7514

But please, please do not use caustic soda in your washing machine :shock:
by wagon ropes
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: abandon
Replies: 35
Views: 6395

Does seem a bit dodgy. Especially as I believe that partners are no longer liable for each others debts in the UK and surely the church would know that?

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