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by 1bassleft
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1869
Views: 51657

Re: Coronavirus

Useful info, thanks peter- no point in me applying for a UK-ES switch just now then. My last post, I queried if it can be right that only taxis can take people to the airport. By chance, I listened to a minister or govt spokesperson (missed the name) and he addressed this exact point amongst others....
by 1bassleft
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1869
Views: 51657

Re: Coronavirus

3rd day running of the balcony applause (now at 20:00 prompt) but I felt it flagging a bit today - perhaps because I'm not caught out anymore and put a T-shirt on today. Laundry guy is open and I shall collect Weds. He told me a customer was really keen for a collection date ticket because he was qu...
by 1bassleft
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1869
Views: 51657

Re: Coronavirus

I had a feeling things were going to move quickly by Tuesday and managed to get/give email/WhataSap details to some of the elderly/living alone neighbours in case they need supplies getting in. If nothing else, just sending some cheerful messages might help as it's funny how quickly mindless boredom...
by 1bassleft
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car

The lockdown may well put a delay on things but a little update. One of the specialists I've been in much contact with has taken the details of its former Spanish life and says registration tax will not be due because of it. OTOH, a check will be required to see that no outstanding tax is due (and t...
by 1bassleft
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: importing questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: importing questions

Squeezing into the thread (apols, Winston) to say "thanks dxf" for answering two of my own Qs. I suspected padron rather than residencia might be the trigger (although my UK plater originally had an ES plate and the gestor says it will go back to it and no reg tax is payable). What effect this lockd...
by 1bassleft
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Corona virus Spanish lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

Re: Corona virus Spanish lockdown

I'll also add my condolences, Manchesteral. Although attending a funeral might be considered exceptional circumstances, I noticed that FCO advice (which seems to be entirely reactive to other countries' announcements, but hey) is to avoid Spain for all but essential travel. This is bound to have an ...
by 1bassleft
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pet friendly Bordeaux hotel?
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Pet friendly Bordeaux hotel?

Vx/Opel are notorious (I have a Combo Tour for my Eurotreks) for not liking cheaper, aftermarket sensors so carrying your own is good insurance. Countless times on the forum people have problems and it's the sensor they got off ebay or the discount parts store. I'm considering carrying a used but wo...
by 1bassleft
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pet friendly Bordeaux hotel?
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Pet friendly Bordeaux hotel?

I tend to grit my teeth and get past Bordeaux. Only stayed there once, without a pet. I like Chatellerault, but that's a hefty 7+hr run from Lerma (assuming you're not gridlocked in Bordeaux, which I almost always am). Nearer, about 6hrs, but more of a detour from what I suspect is your route, is a ...
by 1bassleft
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: blocked windscreen washer jets
Replies: 12
Views: 2249

Re: blocked windscreen washer jets

Coincidentally (and there's a terrible pun I shall ignore), I have just been down today after last night's feeble dribbles. They've never been good since I bought it (13 yrs old), particularly the passenger side. The interdental brush freed up dust, but the nozzle hole is now so wide that, instead o...
by 1bassleft
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car

Thanks, Span. That is very useful info, as I shall pester my sprog to send me photos of the car's docs and (I know I'll be wasting my breath with him) Mrs Bass is doing a 10-day flying visit next week so I'll get her to bring the glovebox contents with her. Anything that gets photocopied by the gest...
by 1bassleft
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car

Thanks for the quick response and advice. I agree, and not too concerned about, the chattel tax aspect given it's not a hugely valuable vehicle (although some arbitrary time limit is irritating with large items). I am concerned about driving a UK-plated car of mine down here after my residency, padr...
by 1bassleft
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Rematriculating a Previously ES-plated Car

Hello, another one of those "importing my car" threads (most of which I've read thoroughly) but this one is slightly different so I thought I'd ask. Has anyone experience of matriculation for a vehicle that was originally Spanish, taken abroad and re-plated in another EU country but is now to be bro...
by 1bassleft
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a van to move furniture to Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1664

Re: Buying a van to move furniture to Spain

:clap: , Horse. That was a tickler for me as I just read it.
by 1bassleft
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a van to move furniture to Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1664

Re: Buying a van to move furniture to Spain

Assuming you are thinking of buying a van in the UK and coming down in convoy, rather than getting a van once in Albanchez for local shifting, that might well be a hard sell once you're done with it. RHD has very limited appeal, moreso with larger vehicles. I have a LHD Combo Tour, which has been a ...
by 1bassleft
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: DELPASO Car Hire – A cautionary tale.
Replies: 11
Views: 1809

Re: DELPASO Car Hire – A cautionary tale.

Having bought my own car two years ago I wake up every day thanking all deities I no longer have to do this. Before that, I'd packed in with almost all local companies (the exception being Cargest) and paid the extra for Alamo/Enterprise. My last experience with old DelPaso, which is slightly too tr...
by 1bassleft
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Alhambra
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: Alhambra

I don't know if you've seen this already, or if it's actually relevant to your query, but I read this in the printed version of Olive Press just this morning: https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2020/01/27/the-alhambra-in-granada-makes-more-tickets-available-to-the-general-public/ I wonder if th...
by 1bassleft
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Valley of the Fallen
Replies: 14
Views: 1428

Re: Valley of the Fallen

Continuing off-piste, but I agree with Toledo, Katy. There was a museum of tapestries, many years ago, that I could have spent an age in and I didn't get around enough of the city itself.
by 1bassleft
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: blocked windscreen washer jets
Replies: 12
Views: 2249

Re: blocked windscreen washer jets

Bit late to the game, I thought I'd already written this. My jets get the same problem and, rather than a pin, I use an interdental stick. Not the wire ones with bristles for gaps like I've got (I can park the car between my incisors) but little plastic ones with tiny rubbery fronds that my wife use...
by 1bassleft
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Residencia sin co pago
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: Residencia sin co pago

Ask them to send you a certificate, a single A4 page listing what you're covered for SIN PAGO. AFAIK, our certificate made no mention of psychologia, and our friend's certainly didn't (same Co.), neither did the ejemplo certificate sent by our paper monkeys as an example of what we needed. As an add...
by 1bassleft
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: TIE card
Replies: 7
Views: 1538

Re: TIE card

Con la salida del Reino Unido de la Unión Europea, los permisos de conducir británicos dejarán de ser válidos para conducir en España a partir del 31 de diciembre de 2020. En caso de ser residente en nuestro país, tienes únicamente hasta dicha fecha para realizar el canje, renovación o sustitución ...