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by masterob
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Beam deflectors Spanish car to UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: Beam deflectors Spanish car to UK

Just add to Enrique's post.. Brittany Ferries sell stick-on deflectors for both left-hand to right-hand and vice versa. The left-hand ones are in French. For non-French speakers that's not really a problem as the pack contains self evident diagrams for a whole range of cars. You asked about Linea Di...
by masterob
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: stickers for headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 2513

Re: stickers for headlights

Brittany Ferries sell stickers for both left and right hand vehicles identified by either a UK Union flag or a French flag on the packaging. The French ones (for all left hand drive vehicles) have fitting instructions for a whole range with varying headlamps printed in French! If you don't understan...
by masterob
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Beer Diet
Replies: 24
Views: 3698

Re: The Beer Diet

Calories and sugar! Do a Google Search for chapter and verse. As many calories in a pint of beer as in a Mars bar!
by masterob
Sun May 10, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: most boring election in the world
Replies: 87
Views: 3841

Re: most boring election in the world

Surely UK taxpayers include the Scots?? Presumably you meant English, Welsh and Northern Irish taxpayers ?
by masterob
Sun May 10, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Meeting the President
Replies: 35
Views: 1811

Re: Meeting the President

peteroldracer wrote:
I wonder how President of England Dave will manage without his Spanish-speaking deputy!


I think you may have been seduced by the Sturgeon woman! Mr Cameron is actually Prime Minister of the UK not England!
by masterob
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Alora by train
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

Re: Alora by train

Pizzara probably has less than Alora to offer for a tourist (the station is fairly close to the centre though!). My suggestion would be to take the MD train from Malaga MZ to somewhere like Ronda. It takes the same route as the Cercanias but goes onwards via El Chorro, Bobadilla to Ronda. Departs Ma...
by masterob
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Alora by train
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

Re: Alora by train

Hi. The train journey to Alora isn't anything special, the more attractive scenery is beyond Alora on the way to El Chorro but the Cercanias doesn't go that far. The station is located at the bottom of a long steep hill. I wouldn't recommend walking as there is no pavement for the majority of the di...
by masterob
Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying LHD in UK and bring to Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 3222

Re: Buying LHD in UK and bring to Spain

When we moved to Spain in 2004 I bought a new LHD 4x4 in the UK because we had a lot of personal effects we wanted with us for the move. We duly re- registered the car in Spain using a Gestor. It went smoothly and I would do the same again! Having now returned to the UK we brought our latest Spanish...
by masterob
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Don't Lose Heart...!
Replies: 21
Views: 1746

Re: Don't Lose Heart...!

Olive wrote: Well by that argument , you could say the UK government could withdraw all payments to anyone who has had the temerity to emigrate. That could include their pension too even though they are the lowest in Europe despite the UK being in the top ten richest countries in the world. Great w...
by masterob
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Don't Lose Heart...!
Replies: 21
Views: 1746

Re: Don't Lose Heart...!

I just don't follow the argument that British immigrants living in the EU should, of right, continue to be entitled to Government payments such as the Winter Fuel Allowance. Why is the Government considering changing the entitlement rules? It is part of their efforts to reduce overall expenditure fo...
by masterob
Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Exchanging UK driving licence for Spanish licence
Replies: 180
Views: 16508

Re: Exchanging UK driving licence for Spanish licence

As a aside, having exchanged my UK driving licence for a Spanish one two years ago I have just exchanged the Spanish one back to a UK one now that I am back living in the UK. I sent the application to the DVLA last Monday and received the new licence this morning all in less than a week! There is NO...
by masterob
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: will you return to uk or stay in spain
Replies: 144
Views: 8976

Re: will you return to uk or stay in spain

Well, after 10 years and 5 months living in Spain ( not intending that to sound like a prison sentence!) we have just returned permanently to live in the UK. We have been back just two weeks and so far, so good. Why have we upped sticks? We moved to Spain a couple of years after my retirement. We so...
by masterob
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Connecting iPad to TV
Replies: 14
Views: 1495

Re: Connecting iPad to TV

Campo Steve wrote:
Will I be able to stream Filmon from the iPad to watch on the TV


Yes, as others have said. That's how we have been watching UK TV since the "switch-off" and it works very well. The picture quality is excellent.
by masterob
Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Musical instrument shops in Malaga area
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Musical instrument shops in Malaga area

There is a specialist musical instruments shop in Malaga City at the river end of Calle Cuarteles. It's a street that runs down from the main station (Maria Zambrano) towards the city.
by masterob
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice please re long term rental...
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Re: Advice please re long term rental...

Long term rentals as distinct from short term lets, are usually for 11 months as anything above 11 months give the renters entitlements which can be difficult to terminate. Of course the rental can be renewed afresh for a further period.
Why do you say they are a myth?
by masterob
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: De-registering your car when its sold ...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: De-registering your car when its sold ...?

In the time I've lived here I have traded in three cars through a dealership and they have done all the paperwork bar insurance. It never occurred to me to anything myself and, fingers crossed, I've never had any problems.
by masterob
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Coin - A357 link road.
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: Coin - A357 link road.

This was in "Typically Spanish" yesterday "Work will start in January on an access road and the hospital can’t open until it is completed, according to the Junta. Once operational it will serve a catchment area of 110,000 inhabitants and fulfils a promise made ten years ago. 20 millio...
by masterob
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Coin - A357 link road.
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: Coin - A357 link road.

That is good news and about time too! Maybe the hospital will be next on the list! Unbelievable that they can spend so much money on such Capital Projects only to leave them partly unfinished for so long.
by masterob
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: UK tax allowance-will it be removed?
Replies: 60
Views: 4647

Re: UK tax allowance-will it be removed?

katy wrote; Some Civil Service depts have been operating voluntary redundancy schemes with immediate pension for 50+. I know someone working in London who has just applied for the next round. You are confusing redundancy payments and pensions! Redundancy payments are just that, they are not a pensi...
by masterob
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: UK tax allowance-will it be removed?
Replies: 60
Views: 4647

Re: UK tax allowance-will it be removed?

Members of the Armed Forces are NOT Civil Servants, neither are teachers! Both have their own separate pension schemes, I was referring to the Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) which covers only employees of Central Government departments.

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