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by Manchesteral
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Made in China
Replies: 95
Views: 1937

Re: Made in China

My brother has a Rolex which he inherited from our uncle ( I got something else) he has the original bill of sale showing that it cost less than $100.00 in 1953 in Germany, it was valued two years ago at around £1900.00 so indeed a good investment, on the other hand I have seen a Roleks :-) for sale...
by Manchesteral
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Low income allowance calculation help
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: Low income allowance calculation help

I don't know what the tax allowances are in Spain , I will be looking into this (with fear and trepidation) in the coming months, I can tell you that I have a Finnish friend who lives here with an annual income of €14000.00 give or take a few euros and pays no tax but he is legally obliged to fill i...
by Manchesteral
Thu May 28, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Dog ownership
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Dog ownership

Thanks for the assistance so far, I'm thinking (only thinking at the moment) of a Bichon frise, let yo know what happens !
by Manchesteral
Thu May 28, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1382
Views: 28475

Re: Coronavirus

I'm afraid the CV19 subject could turn the tide in the favour of many political parties around the world. Some for the better and some for the worst. There's truth in what you say Pamela, however in retrospect I doubt any government in the world could have dealt with it, this pandemic hit like a to...
by Manchesteral
Wed May 27, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Dog ownership
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Dog ownership

Do you need a licence for a dog in Spain, what are the rules. I am a long term dog owner of several breeds, sadly left behind when I moved here, my ex now has "custody" and she's doing, as always a fine job but I'm now thinking of taking a small dog here in Las Palmas, anyone clarify the rules for m...
by Manchesteral
Wed May 27, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Daily Express
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: Daily Express

You a Daily star reader then ?
by Manchesteral
Wed May 27, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Donating your body to medical science
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: Donating your body to medical science

Paulinmalaga wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 10:12 pm
If its Malaga Province I can give you details....
I live in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria !
by Manchesteral
Wed May 27, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Donating your body to medical science
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: Donating your body to medical science

We've no plans to have funerals, so I don't really care what happens after I'm dead. Donating organs seems to be at least a good way to do some good after your demise. My MIL never wanted a funeral so we didn't have one and we didn't miss it. My FIL feels the same. Hi wicksey, without a funeral how...
by Manchesteral
Wed May 27, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Donating your body to medical science
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: Donating your body to medical science

Thanks for your replies, I'm still thinking about it !
by Manchesteral
Tue May 26, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Donating your body to medical science
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Donating your body to medical science

Sorry to introduce this morbid subject but I'm exploring the possibility of donating my body to medical science, does anyone have any info regarding this, Funerals are so depressing !
by Manchesteral
Mon May 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Made in China
Replies: 95
Views: 1937

Re: Made in China

One of the many bad practices was to say a worker had worked say 20 hours when they had actually worked 40. I wonder if the Spanish authorities investigated? ------------------------- Thats common practice in many "legitimate" jobs. Pretty normal which surprised me when i got a work contract but af...
by Manchesteral
Mon May 25, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1382
Views: 28475

Re: Coronavirus

Maybe more people will take the opportunity to visit the gems they have close to where they live. I'd hope so too Mark but it will purely depend on the pricing in the Travel agents window. We all know by now you can get a fortnights cruise or package holiday to Spain, Mexico, The Caribbean wherever...
by Manchesteral
Sat May 23, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Retirement age Spain
Replies: 17
Views: 525

Re: Retirement age Spain

You need 15 years working contributions in Spain to qualify for minimum state pension, so if you have 25 years in U k AND 15 IN Spain then you would have a reasonable pension ! It's interesting to know that many E U countries have different scales and criteria for calculating pensions, Spain is one ...
by Manchesteral
Sat May 23, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1382
Views: 28475

Re: Coronavirus

The cops (municipale) are all over Las Palmas like a cheap suit !
by Manchesteral
Sat May 23, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1382
Views: 28475

Re: Coronavirus

As far as I'm aware the following rules now "appear" to apply, at least in Las Palmas anyway. Anyone can go out any time they want, providing they (everyone) wears a mascarilla if they cannot keep a two metre distance, doesn't appear to be working though, last night walking past a local restaurant t...
by Manchesteral
Sat May 23, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Retirement age Spain
Replies: 17
Views: 525

Re: Retirement age Spain

Olive, I'm not sure what you mean by a Combined "pension", If you have worked in U K AND Spain. the pensions will be paid separately and probably on different days of the month. The info is easy to access in U K not sure about Spain though !
by Manchesteral
Wed May 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1382
Views: 28475

Re: Coronavirus

I don't usually wear one while out for a walk but I do when I go shopping so I expect to carry on the same way. Remember, It's not necessary while having a drink on a terrace. It will be interesting to see anyone trying to have a drink while wearing one. I see a market niche here for a mask with bu...
by Manchesteral
Wed May 20, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Made in China
Replies: 95
Views: 1937

Re: Made in China

Not everything in the Chinese bazaars are made in China. I've bought a number of glass dishes and cookware that were made in France, and plastic storage containers were made in Spain. As already said, there are different levels of quality of Chinese goods, as they make products for big names like B...
by Manchesteral
Tue May 19, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1382
Views: 28475

Re: Coronavirus

What a ridiculous idea, a 5OO billion "grant" I defy anyone here to tell me where this "grant" will come from, free of charge !!
by Manchesteral
Mon May 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1382
Views: 28475

Re: Coronavirus

However, when we talk about generations to come where is the evidence? My parent' and grandparents' generation went to war and in spite of the devastation to lives and the economy, the baby boom generation have had life expectancy and living conditions unseen before due to a move towards a decent h...