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by peteroldracer
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish postal service
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Re: Spanish postal service

The main problem is stuff getting sent from the UK to here. About 50% gets through, taking from a few days to a couple of months - and we are in town, not out in the campo. Of course there could be more go missing than we know about as not everyone likes to ask if we got their card!
by peteroldracer
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish postal service
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Re: Spanish postal service

Most expensive thing about posting cards is that a lot go missing...
by peteroldracer
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish postal service
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Re: Spanish postal service

"Spanish postal service" is an oxymoron!
by peteroldracer
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Municipal confinement?
Replies: 68
Views: 4548

Re: Municipal confinement?

Today's clamp down in Murcia has taken us to a closed regional border, 22 municipalities closed borders and no meeting anyone outside the household indoors or out - as well as the 10pm to 6am curfew.....
by peteroldracer
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 88
Views: 5567

Re: Travel Covid requirements

There are many people who have the skills and qualifications to administer the vaccine (particularly the less-twitcy ones that don't need to be kept at low temperatures and must not be shaken). Tatooists, beauty therapists, dental nurses etc all have most if not all that is needed, maybe after a sho...
by peteroldracer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 88
Views: 5567

Re: Travel Covid requirements

olive wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:24 pm Motorhomes are still looking very attractive.
Until you look at your permiso de conducir and see that you lost the entitlement to drive the bigger ones that you never thought you would need....
by peteroldracer
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing to Spanish driving licence
Replies: 50
Views: 22206

Re: Changing to Spanish driving licence

Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico de Málaga
Calle Max Estrella, 12, 29006 Málaga
952 04 07 70
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by peteroldracer
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Enrique's account deactivated !
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Enrique's account deactivated !

This really makes me feel less of a tech-twit - if Enrique, master of all things electronic can get caught out like this there is hope for the likes of me!
by peteroldracer
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2218
Views: 93314

Re: Coronavirus

I think that anyone denying the existence and effect of the virus, or rambling on about it being some sort of big brother control plot should be made to serve time in a Covid ward, cleaning and tending to sufferers. This is real, kills people or has severe long-lasting effects and must be treated wi...
by peteroldracer
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Legal speeding?
Replies: 20
Views: 1091

Re: Legal speeding?

But a report of the press conference on this says “ Los turismos y motocicletas no podrán rebasar en 20 km/h los límites de velocidad en las carreteras convencionales cuando adelanten a otros vehículos.”
No wonder there is no consistent enforcement!
by peteroldracer
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Legal speeding?
Replies: 20
Views: 1091

Re: Legal speeding?

Seems to have been a change of mind: speed limits may only be exceeded to overtake by 20kph...
by peteroldracer
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Legal speeding?
Replies: 20
Views: 1091

Re: Legal speeding?

Transaltion from N322 " Personal Mobility Vehicles. - Vehicles with one or more wheels, equipped with a single place, powered exclusively by electric motors, such as scooters and Segways will be regulated, the maximum speed will be between 6 and 25 km/h. Vehicles for people with reduced mobilit...
by peteroldracer
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: EHIC cards expiring between now and Brexit
Replies: 16
Views: 2282

Re: EHIC cards expiring between now and Brexit

Received our new EHICs the other day, having registered with UK govt for them, as S1-holding pensioners resident in Spain.
Of course these are not needed for the UK, but does give us cover in the whole of Europe except Spain. on the same terms as the residents of that country.
by peteroldracer
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 184
Views: 15240

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

Sounds about right - the whole thing stank from the beginning!
by peteroldracer
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Covid Restrictions Andalucia
Replies: 187
Views: 14080

Re: Covid Restrictions Andalucia

Has anyone seen that las yucas on the high street in torre del mar has closed down? Its been there since before i have.. What a shame. Are you sure it is not just a staff holiday? They did seem to have the odd closed weeks when we lived down there, and were always busy when open. It was my retreat ...
by peteroldracer
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 184
Views: 15240

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

It will probably be like the banks. Those having a lot of business with clients in a Euro country will consider it worth their while sorting out licences etc, others will not.
by peteroldracer
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VAT post-Brexit
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: VAT post-Brexit

Interesting paddy: the server is in France, I am in Spain, the club is based in the UK....
by peteroldracer
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: CAR ITV - Whats going on??
Replies: 104
Views: 12226

Re: CAR ITV - Whats going on??

I remember the early days of the MoT - I used to give a hand at the garage where I kept my race bikes, in the leafy suburbs of Croydon. There was more than one Captain Mainwearing type who would bring in an old Jag or similar and boast that we would not find anything wrong with his pride and joy. Up...
by peteroldracer
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VAT post-Brexit
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: VAT post-Brexit

Possibly, just possibly a tiny benefit of Brexit! We shall see....
by peteroldracer
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: VAT post-Brexit
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: VAT post-Brexit

Not really the case mark - I have never claimed VAT back as it has always been levied and paid within the EU. With the UK no longer in the zone will they not have to/be able to charge VAT to anyone not in the UK? The whole VAT on clubs has been a bone of contention with golf clubs for example, and t...