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by Nicks
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Any recommendations for builder?
Replies: 12
Views: 3008

Re: Any recommendations for builder?

Thanks again for all your suggestions, and just so you are aware, I am experienced and sensible enough to ask builders for references, to go and see a variety of recent work the builders have undertaken, and generally ask around to get points of view. I certainly would not instruct a builder based o...
by Nicks
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Any recommendations for builder?
Replies: 12
Views: 3008

Re: Any recommendations for builder?

Many thanks, will contact him in the next couple of months!
by Nicks
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Any recommendations for builder?
Replies: 12
Views: 3008

Any recommendations for builder?

Hi all, We used a fantastic builder 10+ years ago when we first bought our house in Spain, but he has since moved back to the UK. We now want to do some more work and wondered how to find a decent builder again. We have been ripped off before and need a good lasting job to be done, plus we have basi...
by Nicks
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Help - ideas needed for travel!
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Re: Help - ideas needed for travel!

Thanks that gives us a good start!

Nicks
by Nicks
Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Help - ideas needed for travel!
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Help - ideas needed for travel!

Happy new year everyone! We visit Spain a couple of times each year, but usually fly. This year, we have a ferry booked from Bilbao and will drive down to Malaga in the summer - the back up again after two weeks to Santander to take the ferry back to Portsmouth again. We want to do the drive to Mala...
by Nicks
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Recommendation needed
Replies: 0
Views: 772

Recommendation needed

I have come to the end of the road dealing with Endesa from the UK, and need someone to deal with them for me. I have seen this website and I wondered if anyone has used them before? http://myelectricsinspain.com/index.html If so, could you please pm me, as I have used cowboy builders etc before and...
by Nicks
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Trees for privacy cover?
Replies: 10
Views: 3211

Re: Trees for privacy cover?

That's good to know, Thanks!

nicks
by Nicks
Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Trees for privacy cover?
Replies: 10
Views: 3211

Trees for privacy cover?

Anyone got any suggestions for trees we can plant to offer privacy about 100m up from our pool area? Need something that will grow tall enough, thick enough and do Ok without too much watering...
Thanks,

nicks
by Nicks
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Driving from Calais to Malaga
Replies: 16
Views: 17895

Re: Driving from Calais to Malaga

Thanks everyone - that really helps and puts it into perspective... the ferry sounds a good option, but used to be put off by the price because sometimes the difference between the cost of flying and the ferry did not work out that huge for a family of 5. I guess the cheapest is to book the "li...
by Nicks
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Driving from Calais to Malaga
Replies: 16
Views: 17895

Driving from Calais to Malaga

How long does it really take on average to do this drive? Th michilin journey planner online says 24 hours, is it really this long? How many stopovers would you advise along route?

Thanks,

Nicks
by Nicks
Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Campsites which take dogs?
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Campsites which take dogs?

OK that's great to know - thanks for the tip about the Caravan Club book I'll get that.

Nicks
by Nicks
Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Campsites which take dogs?
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Campsites which take dogs?

We want to drive down from Calais to Malaga next year with our dog and as we are a largish family, camping along the way will be more cost effective than two hotel rooms. Anyone know of any campsites along the route that will take dogs?

Thanks!
by Nicks
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Travelling by air to Malaga with a dog
Replies: 8
Views: 6672

Re: Travelling by air to Malaga with a dog

Thanks very much for that useful info - and yes please do pm me with the company you used. We will look at all options!
by Nicks
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Travelling by air to Malaga with a dog
Replies: 8
Views: 6672

Travelling by air to Malaga with a dog

We come to our house in Spain reguarly and usually leave our dog with family, but this will no longer be possible in the near future and we hate the idea of leaving the dog in kennels. We usually fly Monarch from gatwick to Malaga and notice they do offer transport for dogs. Has anyone flown their d...
by Nicks
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sorry folks - Endesa again
Replies: 8
Views: 3269

Re: Sorry folks - Endesa again

I have found Endesa notoriously difficult to speak to as well - although they promise to have English speaking operators, they seldom seem to have them available when we ring. We had more luck getting a friend to translate our emails to them into Spanish and got Spanish replies back that way!
by Nicks
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 2011 April school holidays?
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Re: 2011 April school holidays?

Thanks, that's very helpful.

Nicks
by Nicks
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 2011 April school holidays?
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

2011 April school holidays?

Hi,

Can anyone tell me when the Spanish school holidays are in April 2011? Many thanks,

Nicks
by Nicks
Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Ski pass + insurance Sierra Nevada
Replies: 8
Views: 4228

Re: Ski pass + insurance Sierra Nevada

Andy - how do you join the Sierra Nevada club?

nicks
by Nicks
Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa energia
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Re: Endesa energia

Sorry just one more question: did you have to cancel everything with Endesa, or did Iberdrola do all the transferring over for you? I don't trust Endesa to actually do the transferring properly!
Also, were their any hardware implications at the house in transferring over suppliers?


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by Nicks
Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa energia
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Re: Endesa energia

Thanks Sid, that is extremely helpful, I'll take a look.

nicks