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by casita-bonita
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: TREADING CAREFULLY MIXERS
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: TREADING CAREFULLY MIXERS

Lidls have great products, often winning 'best of' in various categories. Sure i recently recall they got the gold gong for olive oil. Yes, they have some great products, but their olive oil was rated as the worst in an OCU test. https://english.elpais.com/elpais/2018/10/25/inenglish/1540471744_944...
by casita-bonita
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: TREADING CAREFULLY MIXERS
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: TREADING CAREFULLY MIXERS

Lidls have great products, often winning 'best of' in various categories. Sure i recently recall they got the gold gong for olive oil. I'm not really a gin drinker, rum being my tipple. However I'm pretty much addicted to tjier strawberry gin at the moment and way less calories than rum. Their perle...
by casita-bonita
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 'Google GO' - a fantastic new app for translations !
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: 'Google GO' - a fantastic new app for translations !

Google Lens has been doing that for a while as has google translate. Seems a bunch of tjeir apps have been brought together under the Go umbrella.
by casita-bonita
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK Rental Income, tax query.
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: UK Rental Income, tax query.

I believe that the 40% tax rate is levied on short term rental income for non residents. We rent out our UK home and have to declare the income on both uk and spanish tax returns annually. It is treated as straigjt oncome and taxed at standard rates after allowable deductions. Been doing this for 12...
by casita-bonita
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rental car insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 1829

Re: Rental car insurance

Round of applause for paddy. For the sake of a tenner taking the deluxe cover seems a no brainer. One less thing to have to search when ee do get to travel again. Just noticed an earlier post regarding the effect on other insurances. Have just renewed the landlord insurance on our uk house. No probl...
by casita-bonita
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Satellite/Android Hybrid Receiver
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Satellite/Android Hybrid Receiver

Agree with that.. Kodi takes ages to start up cheking for new shows, updates, media files etc. Find that i have been using it less and less in favour of netflix and prime. One great feature though is that configured correctly it will notify you when a new series of something you are watching is rele...
by casita-bonita
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: 2021 car rental
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: 2021 car rental

Likewise for us it's primarily UK. One day, although not making plans we will be able to go back to the uk. Wife is bereft as we haven't seen our kids and grandkids for over a year, and it's looking likely that we will have to cancel our daughter's august trip here for the second year running. Have ...
by casita-bonita
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: 2021 car rental
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: 2021 car rental

Thought t I'd take a look at Zest, just to get an idea of their deals. Tried 3 different sets of dates to rent a car from gatwick. For every inquiry it came back with no cars available. Same searches on carhire300 produced dozens of available cars... Also interested if anybody comes up with a rental...
by casita-bonita
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Shop local, save your shops ! Perhaps the people who say that are rich?
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Shop local, save your shops ! Perhaps the people who say that are rich?

For computer bits try appinformatica.com. They generally have very competitive prices and there's most likely to be a store near you.
by casita-bonita
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Presents from Amazon.UK
Replies: 16
Views: 566

Re: Presents from Amazon.UK

Simple, just order them on the Spanish site for gifts to Spain and vice versa for UK. Your Amazon account is a universal account and works in any country. Sid Thee is loads of stuff that is available from amazon.uk which isn't available from amazon.es, or de or fr for that matter. Sometimes there i...
by casita-bonita
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: House Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: House Insurance

Just had our quote from LD for home insurance renewal. 330euros. Got a quote from Sabadell who came bac with 195euros... Plus no further bank charges for taking out their insurance. Win win it seems.
by casita-bonita
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Rejas doors
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Rejas doors

Tejiero in competa have done good work, including rejas for us in the past. Head up the road towards competa and you'll find them on your right hand side a kilometrr or so before the mirador. The builders yard is on the main road, the metalworkshop is behind it.
by casita-bonita
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Google : search list.
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: Google : search list.

Hi Mark, DuckDuckgo .......... its been around for sometime, but as you say seems to be getting promoted with all Privacy concerns of late. Have used it but went back to Google I get better results for Techy searches I'm always doing. Give it a go. Any one remember AltaVista...... ? that was a grea...
by casita-bonita
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: UPS back up protection
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: UPS back up protection

Another big advantage of running the tv via a ups is that when the power goes off in the evening you aren't immediately plunged into complete darkness as the screen stays on. No groping around in the dark for a torch.
by casita-bonita
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: TV
Replies: 17
Views: 1508

Re: TV

Hi Enrique, Just did the speed test and the result is 11.96...does that help? When the chap came to the house he did say the speed was between 10-15 but even as he was saying it some channels were not working properly. I pointed this out and he said he did not know why! I am monitoring the tv over ...
by casita-bonita
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Tráfico app
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: New Tráfico app

Hi casita-bonita, "Now to investigate getting the [email protected].... Give me something to do this afternoon."...........afternoon with you........... https://clave.gob.es/clave_Home/en/registro.html Of course it could be me being really stupid, but the links from the above page seem to be broken, ...
by casita-bonita
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: CAR ITV - Whats going on??
Replies: 115
Views: 15065

Re: CAR ITV - Whats going on??

Word of warning folks. One of our cars is due an itv in march, can't remember the actual date. So given the postings recently that suggested long lead times today i asked my village garage to book me an itv for early march. The earliest appointment they could get in algarobbo was for 29th March... S...
by casita-bonita
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Tráfico app
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: New Tráfico app

Be careful you can only change your Google Play country once every 6 months. I recommend setting up a second account. I have 4 accounts on my phone for Google play and switch between themwithin Google Play as I need That's why i didn't want to change my main account. I thought it was 12 months tho....
by casita-bonita
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Tráfico app
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: New Tráfico app

That's the plan now we are back from our daily walkabout... Thanks Gerry
by casita-bonita
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Tráfico app
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: New Tráfico app

Sort of found it.. Google search for midgt comes up with this page on the dgt website https://sede.dgt.gob.es/es/appmidgt/ There is a link to the app on googleplay. However the app page says not available in my country... Subsequently found it on another app repository. Installed successfully, now n...