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by Alpujarra
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: What can I do ?
Replies: 57
Views: 18527

by Alpujarra
Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Wow! I'm impressed!
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

....but all the cables are overhead! :D
by Alpujarra
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: damaged hire car!
Replies: 14
Views: 3805


I'm keeping well out of the way of hire cars in future :D
by Alpujarra
Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Transporting Car back to UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2793

Bear in mind that they do tend to have the odd fire.
by Alpujarra
Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Things that you hate about spain
Replies: 74
Views: 14949

I don't really 'hate' anything about Spain. However, I do find the postal service rather inefficient. For example, my Giro for Unemployment benefit from the DSS went missing recently, as did the SORN declaration for my car. A couple of phone calls to Newcastle and Swansea soon had the situation sort...
by Alpujarra
Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: I really, really hate football !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4438

.....and looting! :D
by Alpujarra
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Changing UK driving licence to Spanish one
Replies: 34
Views: 9308

They do, it is included on their policies as standard.

Some companies consider this an extra and charge more for trailer cover.
by Alpujarra
Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Spraying Cal
Replies: 1
Views: 1958

Spraying Cal

Does anyone know of a spraygun (the type used in conjunction with a compressor) that would be capable of spraying Cal.

I have tried a standard spraygun but it just clogs up.
by Alpujarra
Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Long term rental - where best to advertise?
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

I let a house long term once. Never again. More trouble than it is worth in my opinion. I would advise taking a substantial damage deposit and getting a neighbour to regularly check for any untoward activity. There are probably some genuine long term tenants out there, but most are just time wasters...
by Alpujarra
Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Holidays out of Term Time
Replies: 35
Views: 9246

Good point.

They are missing out on a lot of hassle but also missing out on..........

If you are a parent you will know.

I wouldn't want to be in their shoes when they reach old age.

Choosing a life without children, what is the point?
by Alpujarra
Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gitanos peeing in the street... ?? is it just round here?
Replies: 19
Views: 10729

Now again what is a Gippo? Maybe that should be TOW then! A group of thieving toe-rags who: Rob and beat up old ladies. Will give an estimate to tarmac yer drive for 250 quid and then demand 2 grand. Pitch their caravans just about anywhere, steal electricity and water leaving the obligatory trail ...
by Alpujarra
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gitanos peeing in the street... ?? is it just round here?
Replies: 19
Views: 10729

Gippos are the same the world over!
by Alpujarra
Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Naughty Tenant
Replies: 9
Views: 3002

I had a similar situation with a property I used to rent out. The advice given to me by a solicitor, was not to pay the outstanding phone bill as it was a personal debt and could not be attached to the property. You may well get a few others also keen to see their money back. Don't accept any regist...
by Alpujarra
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: English clicks
Replies: 31
Views: 7436

The worst ones around here are some of the 'cortijo brigade', easily identified by their Brit registered 4x4's complete with personalised number plates, no less. The chosen previous profession is usually doctor, teacher ex M.D. or something ending with "ist". They have all taken early reti...
by Alpujarra
Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pirate Canal+
Replies: 17
Views: 6103

Pirate canal plus.

Taken from the Olive Press newspaper June 13th 2007: Couple arrested in pirate TV clampdown June 4, 2007 An Orgiva couple have become the first victims of a nationwide police operation against satellite television piracy. The un-named married couple were detained during a police raid on their home i...
by Alpujarra
Sun May 27, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Whats the weather like where you are today?
Replies: 105
Views: 22485

:?: Beautiful here, warm with unbroken sunshine. It was yesterday too 8)
by Alpujarra
Fri May 18, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: removals
Replies: 29
Views: 14330

Big Col, I can't recommend him highly enough

All of our possessions were delivered on time and in perfect condition.

Top bloke!
by Alpujarra
Thu May 03, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Zero Tolerance
Replies: 16
Views: 3212

They seem to be having a purge in Almeria Province at the moment.
I was stopped and breathalized (negative) at a roadblock near Roquettas recently.

About ten Guardia officers were breath testing every single driver.
by Alpujarra
Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mapfre Seguros
Replies: 0
Views: 955

Mapfre Seguros

Has anyone who has a policy with this insurance company actually received the shares or cash sum which were offered about 3 months ago?

I filled in the application form and sent it off as soon as I received their letter but I have heard nothing from them since.
by Alpujarra
Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tomatoes grown in Almeria
Replies: 19
Views: 7819

Casa you old devil!!!

Guess who!!

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