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by masterob
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Replating Spanish car in the Uk
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Replating Spanish car in the Uk

I returned to live in the UK in 2014 and as my Spanish registered left hand car was less than 2 years old I planned to re-register it in the UK. I fully investigated the procedure involved (as fully documented by White Horse) and the most expensive part for me would have been the changes needed to t...
by masterob
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Moving to UK-
Replies: 135
Views: 64680

Re: Moving to UK-

We have been back in the UK now for just over 4 years after living in Spain for 10 years. Very content to be back. Do we miss Spain? Not really. Of course there may be one of those "Wish you were here" type programmes on the TV now and again and we have nostalgic thoughts about sunny days,...
by masterob
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: UK car insurance & no claims
Replies: 16
Views: 2730

Re: UK car insurance & no claims

Since my first car in 1964 I have always insured with LV (or Frizzells who were taken over by LV) so they have a very lengthy record of my driving history and lack of claims. I daresay that influenced them when I took out a policy on return from Spain. I have no plans to leave them in the future so,...
by masterob
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: UK car insurance & no claims
Replies: 16
Views: 2730

Re: UK car insurance & no claims

I had no problems in getting the maximum NCB from Liverpool Victoria (LV) when I returned to the U.K. four years ago. I was with them before moving to Spain ten years previously and had the maximum NCB at that time. I had the maximum NCB with Linea Directa during the time in Spain but was not asked ...
by masterob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Cartama? Alora?
Replies: 20
Views: 4384

Re: Cartama? Alora?

The name doesn't ring a bell I'm afraid.
by masterob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Cartama? Alora?
Replies: 20
Views: 4384

Re: Cartama? Alora?

Before we settled on Alora all those years ago we spent some time researching coast -v- inland. Much to be said for both but having hoards of tourists to battle with on the coast rather put us off. Never regretted it.
by masterob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Finding a Renfe timetable
Replies: 11
Views: 2914

Re: Finding a Renfe timetable

Well, according to the renfe site there are three return trains today (Friday) - 00222 Altaria dep Madrid 9.00 arrive Torre Pacheco 14.08 05676 Alvia. 17.20. 21.28 00226 Altaria. 19.00. 00.07 Am I missing something?
by masterob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Finding a Renfe timetable
Replies: 11
Views: 2914

Re: Finding a Renfe timetable

Google “Renfe cercanias” which will take you to the renfe website which has full timetables.
by masterob
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Cartama? Alora?
Replies: 20
Views: 4384

Re: Cartama? Alora?

Maybe, but it's a bit irrelevant to the information they want about a future retirement location.
by masterob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Cartama? Alora?
Replies: 20
Views: 4384

Re: Cartama? Alora?

elusive - think you need to re-read para2 of the OP regarding where Gib Police may live! Emma-louise - we lived in Alora for 10 years before selling up and returning to the UK four years ago. I can recommend it as a pleasant place to live with a particular advantage in having the train service to Ma...
by masterob
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Tourism
Replies: 22
Views: 6134

Re: Tourism

I guess that’s a prediction as we are still in 2018! Can’t say I’ve read or heard about such a prediction but if true there could be a number of reasons not least the implications (if any) of Brexit on travel to EU countries. Also, why would one go on holiday to somewhere where the locals don’t want...
by masterob
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does Anyone know what happens to Expats after March 2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 5366

Re: Does Anyone know what happens to Expats after March 2019?

Controlling the UK borders was one of the cornerstones of the Brexit Campaign so it is hardly surprising that the Government is concentrating on the status of EU citizens in the UK. I would expect nothing less! As to the postion of UK citizens living in the EU, they will, at the very least, be cover...
by masterob
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Mince Pies
Replies: 28
Views: 13299

Re: Mince Pies

The OP shows his location as Madrid! A long way to come for mince pies!
by masterob
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 20 Shades of Green.......
Replies: 31
Views: 2398

Re: 20 Shades of Green.......

Two things weather wise that we have NOT missed since leaving Spain are- The dreadful summer heat (we seemed to hibernate from June onwards!) The freezing house where we struggled to keep warm during Dec - Feb. Before moving to Spain we never owned an electric blanket. Brought it back but have never...
by masterob
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: travel from uk to malaga
Replies: 8
Views: 2769

Re: travel from uk to malaga

If you take a look at the web site mentioned it will be come clear which overnight option suits you. Basically there are two trains daily from Paris to Barcelona so it depends which time train you take. The morning train from Paris leaves at 10.07 which means staying the previous evening in Paris. T...
by masterob
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: travel from uk to malaga
Replies: 8
Views: 2769

Re: travel from uk to malaga

Correction!

Oops, It’s Paris Gare de Lyon not Gare du Este!
by masterob
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: travel from uk to malaga
Replies: 8
Views: 2769

Re: travel from uk to malaga

When we lived in Spain we travelled to and from the U.K. by train many times and thoroughly enjoyed it. Far more civilised than modern day air travel! Admittedly more expensive and a much slower journey but if you accept those constraints, well worth it. Take a look at the “man in seat 61” web site,...
by masterob
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spain isnt cheap
Replies: 104
Views: 29462

Re: Spain isnt cheap

We have been back in the U.K. now for almost three years and the comparative costs really play no part in our daily lives. It seems rather pointless in trying to make comparisons - you pay whatever it costs in the country you choose to live in! Making comparisons based on a short holiday to either C...
by masterob
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: how do you apply for residence in spain
Replies: 25
Views: 5789

Re: how do you apply for residence in spain

OP shows Ireland/Las Mayorales as location so presumably an Irish citizen so contacting Newcastle not appropriate?
by masterob
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing Spanish license to a UK one
Replies: 54
Views: 13191

Re: Changing Spanish license to a UK one

Miro, yes I was surprised by car insurance in Spain even if it included breakdown cover. Water rates are higher here I agree but then we get an uninterrupted supply that you can drink from the tap so, a price well worth paying! Eating out is something we chose not to do regularly here, we do it only...

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