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by Sandramay
Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seaside Gazette on line
Replies: 6
Views: 2471

Thanks everyone. I did manage to read the September issue on line, but since then, every time I've logged into their site it's been unavailable. We wondered if the editor might have been carted off. His tongue in cheek comments on the local bureaucrats often verge on being libelous :) As well as mak...
by Sandramay
Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seaside Gazette on line
Replies: 6
Views: 2471

Seaside Gazette on line

Hi, can anyone tell me if the Seaside Gazette publication is still in business? I've been unable to get it on line recently. Cheers.
by Sandramay
Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Flight prices with Ryanair
Replies: 63
Views: 15900

It was on the news today and this is from their site . RYANAIR ANNOUNCES 10 NEW ROUTES FROM NOTTINGHAM EAST MIDLANDS AND INVESTS $210M IN 3 NEW BOEING 737-800s Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 low fares airline today (5th Oct) announced that it will launch 10 new routes from its Nottingham East Midlands base ...
by Sandramay
Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: online route planner required
Replies: 7
Views: 5193

by Sandramay
Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Almunecar (again)!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2661

You might find the following link helpful. http://www.andalucia.com/province/granada/almunecar/home.htm Almunecar does get busy in August, but that is probably true of the whole of southern Spain :) Most of the Spanish take their holidays in August (too hot to work?) and many holiday in Almunecar......
by Sandramay
Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: tiny, black and nasty!
Replies: 19
Views: 5850

Hi Gavilan, I react badly to insect bites and have to use prescription antihistamines. However, for almost instant relief from the pain/itch I use After Bite. It's like a felt tip pen and you can get them from Farmacias in Spain as well as the UK. Stinks of ammonia but who cares if you can get some ...
by Sandramay
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Planting a screen
Replies: 16
Views: 3816

[quote="silver"].. would be easier to cover the ruin with ivy or bugambilia............ Lurve the idea of the latter Silver. Does it attract all the nasties from other plants :D Lenjames if you are determined to set a screen, you could consider pencil pines, Pinos Erectas? They are in keep...
by Sandramay
Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Financial Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 6071

Thank you beachcomber for your thoughts. It's helped me clarify mine. I just hate giving any of my hard earned pennies to any taxman......... especially after I'm dead .....If I can't take it with me, why should he have it :D We are very fortunate, our daughters are both happily settled, with their ...
by Sandramay
Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Financial Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 6071

So, can I ask a financial question of those more knowledgeable or further down the line and prior to making a Spanish will? Would it be a tax benefit for me to leave the Spanish property to the hubby or to our two daughters?
by Sandramay
Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Almunecar for holidays
Replies: 2
Views: 1550

I have difficulty walking but I cope well in Almunecar. Look beyond MacDonald's and you will find a fascinating ancient town with the whole range of shops, bars, restaurants and markets etc. etc. Much to see and do.
by Sandramay
Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Solicitor
Replies: 2
Views: 1398

Solicitor

Hi, can anyone tell me if it is necessary to use a solicitor/ obogado to make a Spanish will, or as in the UK, can we write our own? Any info / advice would be appreciated.
by Sandramay
Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: fences around swimming pools
Replies: 57
Views: 11888

Well, this has been a "lively" topic which might have come full circle IE having happy, safe children. Can I add a couple of points? The private pools I used in Australia were all fenced and most had a sprung hinge and automatic latch to a tall gate. Secondly, making water fun and teaching...
by Sandramay
Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Prickly Pears
Replies: 12
Views: 7529

chumbas

A fairly easy way to deal with prickly pears/chumbas is, pick them wearing leather gardening gloves, then (still wearing the gloves) rub them in a box of fine sand. Wash the fruit and enjoy. My Spanish neighbour tells me the red fruiting variety is superior. However he doesn't eat them, he chops the...
by Sandramay
Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Visting Gibraltar on a Sunday
Replies: 5
Views: 2667

Just a little update for Keddyboy, England has had Sunday shop opening 10 - 4 for years. :wink:
by Sandramay
Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Minimum charge for electricity by Sevillana?
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

electricity

Hi, don't know if it helps, but when we are not in Spain we pay €8.50ish per punt every two months. Can't remember the exact amount without finding the bills. :)
by Sandramay
Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonggg - Tonight with Trevor McDonald - Friday
Replies: 7
Views: 3056

The first programme, earlier this week was about property scams in Dubai.
by Sandramay
Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bee-eaters
Replies: 6
Views: 2428

Thank you for your replies. I have been looking in their preferred types of habitat, but perhaps I need new specs. :shock: I envy those of you with them in your garden. Here, perhaps the Bonelli eagles overhead make them more evasive. El Cid has kindly forwarded me specific directions to a site only...
by Sandramay
Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bee-eaters
Replies: 6
Views: 2428

Bee-eaters

Hi, I'm new to this site but hope someone can help me with some info. I'm a bit of a "twitcher" and I would dearly love to add bee-eaters to my "seen" list. I've been told they do visit the Costa Tropical area. Does anyone know if they return to the same places each year? Thanks ...

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