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by dxf
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Alternative to FilmOn?
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Alternative to FilmOn?

Hola

If you're using an Android box try UK TV Now for Firestick - google it -it's free

Davexf
by dxf
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Question for El Cid - rainfall
Replies: 23
Views: 2252

Re: Question for El Cid - rainfall

Hola

That's very interesting - I've never bothered with monthly totals but may well start.

Davexf
by dxf
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Question for El Cid - rainfall
Replies: 23
Views: 2252

Re: Question for El Cid - rainfall

Hola

Because my memory pre-dates metric

Davexf
by dxf
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Question for El Cid - rainfall
Replies: 23
Views: 2252

Re: Question for El Cid - rainfall

Hola

A cubic foot of water is six and a half gallons and weighs 56 lbs? From memory when I had an aquarium.

Davexf
by dxf
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Question for El Cid - rainfall
Replies: 23
Views: 2252

Re: Question for El Cid - rainfall

Hola I hate to dispel the myth but rain gauges are automatic these days, the cup fills and the weight means the heavy side rotates downwards which allows the cup to empty- so it rises only to fill again. The whole station is pretty much automatic even having a solar panel to recharge the batteries. ...
by dxf
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Question for El Cid - rainfall
Replies: 23
Views: 2252

Re: Question for El Cid - rainfall

Hola

I have a weather station www.chiclana-weather-station.org and the rainfall for 2017 stands at 466mm; I would expect in excess of 600mm a year - 900mm being a wet year.

Davexf
by dxf
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying from Amazon...
Replies: 13
Views: 1277

Re: Buying from Amazon...

Amazon UK have also become unpleasantly aggressive with Prime, and it's spreading to .es etc. Many items only available Prime, and if you buy one of these, you are automatically signed up to the 30-day 'free trial', at the end of which you will be charged. Previously, signing up for Prime was somet...
by dxf
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pallets?
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: Pallets?

Hola

Any that are left lying around at this time of year are usually quickly snapped up for firewood

Davexf
by dxf
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Mince Pies
Replies: 28
Views: 17631

Re: Mince Pies

Hola

I bought some in Iceland stores yesterday

Davexf
by dxf
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Mirror phone to TV
Replies: 25
Views: 3589

Re: Mirror phone to TV

Hola

Sometimes "Google is your friend" - in that someone else has had the same or similar problem and the tech guys have answered it

Davexf
by dxf
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Unplugging during thunderstorms?
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Unplugging during thunderstorms?

I don't think any of the surge protectors available on the market will save you from a close lightning strike. If you are dependent on your electronic equipment you should unplug it if the thunder is nearby. Well said - there's not much you can do about a true lightning strike - just have insurance...
by dxf
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 20 Shades of Green.......
Replies: 31
Views: 2576

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

Hola Lovely post - I actually took a picture of the crystal blue sky this morning as my brother in Canada said "Nasty overcast day with an expected high of 17C" and there was I sat overlooking the golden sands of the beach on a sunny day in this paradise that calls itself "España"...
by dxf
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: What can I drive?
Replies: 12
Views: 3268

Re: What can I drive?

Hola 19th February 2013 all European countries agreed to make all driving licenses the same. Therefore if you have a modern photo licence, it is exactly the same in all 28 countries - in theory. There are some differences between countries but basically if your licence says you can drive a particula...
by dxf
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car sunroofs
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

Re: Car sunroofs

Hola

Some of the "Extras" like sunroofs are "Dealer options" not factory fitted and as such may fail the ITV test

Davexf
by dxf
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Disposal of old engine oil
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Hola

Can't old oil be burnt to heat the workshop?

Davexf
by dxf
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: mosquito
Replies: 14
Views: 2323

Re: mosquito

Hola

The chemists sell Halley anti-mosquito spray; I have a friend who has an allergy to Deet and this provides an acceptable alternative. You can also get "Ding Dong" Avon calling "Skin so soft" which also repels insects

Davexf
by dxf
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: HELP!! New Android TV Box
Replies: 9
Views: 1676

Re: HELP!! New Android TV Box

Hola I am an avid Wookie user - but I bought my box from http://www.entertainmentbox.com (no connection with company) but they do have a million videos to answer most questions if you don't want to use the Wookie. The downside is they use YouTube Sorry - have made link work - not .co.uk but .com - m...
by dxf
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Modern cars, no spare wheel. Worried?
Replies: 43
Views: 8046

Re: Modern cars, no spare wheel. Worried?

Hola My Yaris came with a space saver spare but with the option of a full size spare. I can't remember the cost but having had a sidewall ripped high above Cañar in the Alpujaras - I decided the full size spare was worth it. I should add that my lady passenger took one look at the electric jack and ...
by dxf
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: extensions not on catastral
Replies: 20
Views: 3990

Re: extensions not on catastral

Hola Can I make a couple of salient points; A DAFO is for properties outside of a town plan; it is totally different if your illegal property is inside the town plan. There are several towns in Andalucia that are considering making their town plan smaller so putting urbanisations outside of it - the...
by dxf
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: What items do you miss most?
Replies: 73
Views: 13504

Re: What items do you miss most?

Hola My advice is exactly the opposite of what you wanted to hear; bring nothing and convert to Spanish food - the Spanish people thrive on it and are only obese because of Macdonalds and the like. I will admit that trips to Gibraltar in the first six months helped me convert but now apart from the ...

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