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by ashtondav
Sat May 08, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Fit to fly PCR test
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Fit to fly PCR test

I’m catching a ferry to Spain arriving 14:00 on the 2nd June (hoping border restrictions have been eased). I will need a PCR test not more than 72 hours before I arrive. But most of the express tests near us “aim” to get the result back by 10pm the next day but state that in “exceptional” circumstan...
by ashtondav
Sat May 08, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: No tourists until after summer
Replies: 110
Views: 5691

Re: No tourists until after summer

Yes you can enter if you’re a resident. That’s why there are flights. If not it may be a very quick visit!
by ashtondav
Fri May 07, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Is PCR test required for entry to Spain?
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Is PCR test required for entry to Spain?

My ferry for 31 May was cancelled today. BF rang me to put me on the ship Galicia on the 1st June. Hoping spain opens its borders for June 01 as I’m hearing France is closed until 9th June for non resident Brits.
by ashtondav
Mon May 03, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Muddy water circulating in pool
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: Muddy water circulating in pool

You may need new filter or sand or the more modern stuff. After installing my water was amazing!
by ashtondav
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Building options
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Building options

I’m pretty sure you will be required to use a spanish qualified/registered architect. He will advise on regs. There is nothing to stop you using British workers. Especially as spanish have very little knowledge about things lie damp proof courses, guttering and uk quality internal plastering. For th...
by ashtondav
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 371
Views: 22203

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Think I may have been gazumped by a hotel in Nice I booked for May. Email from booking.com informs me booking has been cancelled by hotel. Hotel still taking bookings but almost double the price. Maybe it’s because I’z a Brit :wink: :lol: Was going to cancel anyway as 10 days isolation still in pla...
by ashtondav
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 30km/h in urban areas
Replies: 6
Views: 364

30km/h in urban areas

Has anyone heard about the new urban speed limits and where they apply. Someone told me all current 50km/h zones will automatically become 30km/h zones. If so that will certainly slow things down...
by ashtondav
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Covid Vaccinations Spain
Replies: 361
Views: 17901

Re: Covid Vaccinations Spain

Sorry didn’t read thread subject. UK.
by ashtondav
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Covid Vaccinations Spain
Replies: 361
Views: 17901

Re: Covid Vaccinations Spain

66 2nd AZ jab today.
by ashtondav
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: Strawberries

Sadly the birds got 50% of our cherries. But the other 50% were delicious.
by ashtondav
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Dog breeding "farms"
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

Re: Dog breeding "farms"

chrissiehope wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:55 pm Unless they eat them first :-(
Reminds me of Prince Philip’s infamous quote: “if it has 4 legs and isn’t a chair, if it has wings and isn’t a plane, if it comes from the sea and isn’t a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it!” RIP.
by ashtondav
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New restrictions extended??
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: New restrictions extended??

Sadly i think there will be an uptick in Spanish cases due to the Easter confusion in a week or two. Unfortunately the only way to control this thing is virtual lockdown until sufficient numbers vaccinated. However that would mean no meeting indoors, closing bars, restaurants, non essential stores -...
by ashtondav
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Seasoning for steak.
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Seasoning for steak.

Oops. I meant the steaks don’t taste smoky or spicy - not the paprika! :crazy:
by ashtondav
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Masks on the beach
Replies: 48
Views: 1833

Re: Masks on the beach

There may be light at the end of the tunnel. Some on here are reporting that vaccinations are picking up. In a month or so cases could drop like in the UK which is under 50 per hundred thousand. All could change when immunity increases. We’ve only got low cases because we have effectively been lock...
by ashtondav
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Seasoning for steak.
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Seasoning for steak.

I doubt it’s paprika. They taste neither smoky nor spicy. Definitely some sort of rub. Maybe even just good seasoning.
by ashtondav
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Would You Dob Someone in to DHSS/HMtax etc
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Would You Dob Someone in to DHSS/HMtax etc

So how does this work? In the brief time i was on jobseekers i had to sign in every two weeks and every month i was called in for an "assistance" interview. I presume long term disability, but even those are called in for check ups, aren't they?
by ashtondav
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Seasoning for steak.
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Seasoning for steak.

Based on taste alone i would say its garlic salt. But over to the experts.
by ashtondav
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 371
Views: 22203

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Reflecting I now think it may be a veiled threat to the EU. Get jabbing or lose Brit tourism this summer. I bet Boris’ phone has been red hot today!
by ashtondav
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 371
Views: 22203

Re: Travel Covid requirements

This is ridiculous. I have a house which by July will have been empty for 7 months. I will have to pay people to in and air the place to avoid damp and other problems. By mid May my wife and I will have had two jabs so why the flying expletive can’t we go to our house, if necessary only leaving to s...