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by Superplonk
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Getting a British passport for a dual nationality child
Replies: 0
Views: 687

Getting a British passport for a dual nationality child

For the last nine years my son has been unknown to the British authorities as the Spanish nationality he inherited from his mother has sufficed. During all that time I've fended off my own mother's demands that he get a British passport "in case anything happens." Until now I've told her t...
by Superplonk
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Moving out of a long term rental
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: Moving out of a long term rental

Yep, do it. I made the mistake of trusting the friendly landlord and paying rent until the last day. My deposit was never seen again. You'll have to endure some abuse, but as a Spanish lady told me the other day, "It doesn't matter how friendly they are. Never trust Spanish people, especially i...
by Superplonk
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: Malaga City - Good Vegetarian Option
Replies: 3
Views: 4526

Re: Malaga City - Good Vegetarian Option

There is an excellent place down the alley on the left of the cinema that is next to the Roman theatre. They make little effort to publicise the fabulous menu del dia, hoping you'll go for more expensive options, but it's there if you ask for it.
by Superplonk
Wed May 27, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Computer says no: Tarjeta Sanitaria Europea renewal edition
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: Computer says no: Tarjeta Sanitaria Europea renewal edit

I have to play off the likelihood of losing an argument on European law with a local funcionciaria (time wasted 2 hours) against that of spending a second day in Malaga after THEY decide that I'm lacking a document. I'd risk the former to avoid the latter. I wonder if there's any official word on th...
by Superplonk
Wed May 27, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Computer says no: Tarjeta Sanitaria Europea renewal edition
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Computer says no: Tarjeta Sanitaria Europea renewal edition

Yesterday was biennial renewal time at the Social Security office. I knew from my experience in 2013 that the convenient website would reject my application and tell me to attend in person as I am covered as a pre-retirement beneficiario of my working wife. I checked my notes from last time and took...
by Superplonk
Tue May 12, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Certified letter from DGT
Replies: 21
Views: 3484

Re: Certified letter from DGT

The fine in question is my first in 30 years of driving. I've never even had a parking ticket. My wife was also fined a month ago. What's going on? Is it just the easy income for DGT/GC provided by a largely automated system?
by Superplonk
Mon May 11, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Certified letter from DGT
Replies: 21
Views: 3484

Re: Certified letter from DGT

The photo of my car was taken from ground level. I'm pretty sure it was taken from an unmarked car parked just at the petrol station turn.
by Superplonk
Mon May 11, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Certified letter from DGT
Replies: 21
Views: 3484

Re: Certified letter from DGT

I have paid up. It seems that nothing was showing in the fines pending sections of the DGT or Buscamultas sites because the driver had not yet been identified. After a couple of hours of wrestling with the relevant pages I was able to do that. Interestingly, I had to tell them how much the fine was ...
by Superplonk
Mon May 11, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Certified letter from DGT
Replies: 21
Views: 3484

Re: Certified letter from DGT

I feel they are getting overly keen on this sort of thing. That's a long, straight, safe road with excellent visibility and a separate lane for petrol station traffic. Meanwhile, I frequently pass GC vehicles parked on the outside lanes of roundabouts. I wish I could fine them, grumble grumble.
by Superplonk
Mon May 11, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Certified letter from DGT
Replies: 21
Views: 3484

Re: Certified letter from DGT

Ahem.....yes: 93. It's the short section of the Coin-Marbella road as you approach the Monda service station. I'd never noticed any sign intended for traffic going straight on towards the coast.
So is that something that the insurance could gestionar?
by Superplonk
Mon May 11, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Certified letter from DGT
Replies: 21
Views: 3484

Re: Certified letter from DGT

And it was a fine! Before I hand myself in, what exactly is it that the insurance company can do for the speeding motorist? Looking at Streetview images, I can see a 60 sign that I'd never noticed before, in a place that doesn't seem to make much sense. It IS there though. Do I have any way out? The...
by Superplonk
Mon May 11, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Cancer Hospital
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: Cancer Hospital

Also the Virgen de la Victoria, which is often just called the clinico. It's next to the university.
by Superplonk
Sun May 10, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Certified letter from DGT
Replies: 21
Views: 3484

Re: Certified letter from DGT

Thankyou both. No fines outstanding apparently. It's a one hour walk (the wife has the car tomorrow) down a semi-mountain to the Post Office, so this had better be worth it. Perhaps I've won a prize for careful driving.
by Superplonk
Sun May 10, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Certified letter from DGT
Replies: 21
Views: 3484

Certified letter from DGT

Tomorrow morning I have to pick one of these up from the post office. Any idea what it could be? Speeding fines just get sent through the normal post. I´ve spent the weekend trying to remember every little occasion on which I´ve bent the rules in the last six months.
by Superplonk
Tue May 05, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan
Replies: 20
Views: 3000

Re: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan

It's arrived along with a letter that took ten days to get here from Madrid! .....and it's going in the bin.
by Superplonk
Tue May 05, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: AVE Reservations
Replies: 17
Views: 4308

Re: AVE Reservations

I think tickets are only put on sale a maximum of 60 days ahead. Every time I visit the site it has changed and you have to relearn how to use it. At least you no longer require two surnames to buy a ticket. A few years ago it even asked you to take your credit card to the station, so that they coul...
by Superplonk
Mon May 04, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan
Replies: 20
Views: 3000

Re: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan

I don't know anyone who lives in that constituency, so a proxy vote is out.
To my enormous surprise my letter box was empty today. :roll: Even if the papers turn up tomorrow, it's now too late to get them returned in time.
by Superplonk
Mon May 04, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan
Replies: 20
Views: 3000

Re: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan

...maybe I have income in the UK. I think the responsibility does lie with the local councils. In my case it is Southwark and the incumbent MP is Simon Hughes. I've tried direct messaging him on Twitter. I know he's rather busy this week, but I'm not too impressed that he hasn't replied. Anyway, I w...
by Superplonk
Sun May 03, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan
Replies: 20
Views: 3000

Re: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan

Well they let me make a UK tax return online! I do know it's largely the fault of the Spanish end of the delivery operation, but this is hardly a secret. The UK should allow for the reality of other countries' postal systems and send out the papers with time to spare. I only want to vote in one gene...
by Superplonk
Sun May 03, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan
Replies: 20
Views: 3000

UK postal votes - system unfit for purpose moan

Well it's now four days to go until the General Election and I am still waiting for my ballot papers. The chances of my vote (if I ever get to cast it) being counted are now negligible. The confirmation of entitlement to vote that I recently received stated that the papers can be sent out five days ...

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