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by JAKE M
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: RENFE website
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: RENFE website

Could be a glitch in their web site. We booked back in June for our holiday in sept. with no problems I think you have to pay by visa not a current account card. Also tick the "offertas" button on the top r.h. corner and sellect the "web price" against which train you want to get...
by JAKE M
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Fuel Policy - Car Rental
Replies: 14
Views: 2773

Re: Fuel Policy - Car Rental

Just come back from our hols. booked car throuigh carjet and were allocated Solmar as the car supplier. They allow full/full on a max of 4 day hire and full/empty on 5 days or more. the car was only 100 euros for 10 days so overall still a cheap hire. we returned the car with a 1/4 of a tank of fuel...
by JAKE M
Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: College of Architects?
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: College of Architects?

During our year long wait, we got to your stage Zofia and were told " at the next meeting",
and when I asked when that would be, we were told "the next time they meet" :shock:
by JAKE M
Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: CAR HIRE COLLECTION MALAGA AIRPORT
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Re: CAR HIRE COLLECTION MALAGA AIRPORT

WE ARE USING SOL-MAR VIA CARJET. JUST BEEN TOLD THAT THEY ARE "DOWN THE RAMP"
POR FAVOR ....NO BAD REPORTS ON SOL-MAR. FLYING OUT ON SATURDAY :|
by JAKE M
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: College of Architects?
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: College of Architects?

It did, however, pass through the hands and various in-boxes of the dreaded Junta for endorsement which is where, I am reliably informed, the delay took place. Isn't Spanish beaurocracy wonderful? However when the plans [b]eventually[b]get passed, it is such a wonderful experience that one hurdle h...
by JAKE M
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: College of Architects?
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: College of Architects?

Zofia, not the answer you want but the process for our reform took one year to be passed. The architects wer reasonably quick but the college of architects at Malaga and our local ayuntamiento kept passing the plans back and forth . I think both bodies were afraid to commit and say yes to the plans ...
by JAKE M
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Dentist recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Dentist recommendation

my wife used the one in Benamargosa a couple of years ago and agrees they were top notch. Shad a female dentist and was very understanding and helpful.
by JAKE M
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: CAR HIRE COLLECTION MALAGA AIRPORT
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

CAR HIRE COLLECTION MALAGA AIRPORT

We haven't used malaga airport for over a year and would like to know where the car hire collection point is. Is it down the ramp when heading for the exit or do we still have to go outside where the hire cars are parked?
by JAKE M
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Ceiling Fan
Replies: 18
Views: 1918

Re: Ceiling Fan

C.B.
Wasn't brave enough to try a liquid but on your authority :D I will try a little squirt
by JAKE M
Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cat deterrent
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

Re: Cat deterrent

Buy a dog :D
by JAKE M
Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Ceiling Fan
Replies: 18
Views: 1918

Re: Ceiling Fan

Can I highjack this thread please?

Our ceiling fans squeek on the high speed. :evil:
Can they be lubricated?
by JAKE M
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Removing damp smell in wood
Replies: 7
Views: 5431

Re: Removing damp smell in wood

Try bicarbonate of soda mixed with water. removes all smells -puke from fabric etc.
Honestly it works
Also stop pi55ing in the drawers :oops:
by JAKE M
Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crunch..Crunch..Crunch..Crunch..Crunch..Crunch
Replies: 12
Views: 1734

Re: Crunch..Crunch..Crunch..Crunch..Crunch..Crunch

I'm probably being cynical, but I can't help the feeling that this situation has been engineered by governments the world over. How often have we heard that house prices(uk) have to re-align themselves? A recession comes around every 10 to 15 years and ussually lasts 1 year to 18 months. Then the me...
by JAKE M
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lernin The Lingo.
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: Lernin The Lingo.

I think you will find it difficult to understand local dialect, especially in Andalucia.!..Good Luck.. :) Regards, Gordon Too true Gordon. We went to Madrid earlier this year and had to repeat ourselves and only because we have picked up some "andaluz speak" ie dropping the letter "s...
by JAKE M
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: lawyer v gestor
Replies: 4
Views: 526

lawyer v gestor

We are about to have our escritura updated following the completion of our refomed house. All paperwork is in order :shock: but would like to know if it is better to use our original lawyer we used to buy the house or can a gestor do this work? I am assuming that the gestor fees would be less than t...
by JAKE M
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lernin The Lingo.
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: Lernin The Lingo.

Well put Lavanda. We live in a village of 700 people who have no English language skills. Not to communicate in some sort of fashion would be antisocial (imho). Like you, the villagers would walk by and comment on our reform. Bit by bit we would understand what they were saying. Having done the nigh...
by JAKE M
Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: woudnt it be wonderful if I could speak spanish
Replies: 21
Views: 2679

Re: woudnt it be wonderful if I could speak spanish

Laswalkirias, don't let the age thing put you off. I took basic Spanish lessons at night school at 51. sat gce Spanish at 52 and A level at 53. I only use it on holiday and still make a complete ar5se of myself at times. The locals really do appreciate even a basic converrsation. As fearful fred say...
by JAKE M
Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying a used touring caravan
Replies: 5
Views: 2404

Re: Buying a used touring caravan

Another thing is that a caravan built for the uk market will have the door on the nearside, allowing safe exit when parked in a lay-by for example. The door would open onto the road in Spain.
A bit obvious but I thought worth mentioniong.
by JAKE M
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The eyes deceive...
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: The eyes deceive...

Too late country boy :?
by JAKE M
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The eyes deceive...
Replies: 3
Views: 692

The eyes deceive...

Or am I just dense? I've just realised that the picture in the top left hand corner of the A.com home page is an osbourne bull. I thought it was an elephant with a broken Tusk!! :oops:
Jake

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