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by Nikvin
Mon May 28, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pay as you go mobile. Keeping it activated
Replies: 10
Views: 3575

with movistar, you can go to their website, and se all the details there.Obviously you will have to register some details to go with the ph no, so your anonymous payg will no longer be anonymously owned. however at one stage ,( dont know if they still do), they were giving a free 6 euro credit to ph...
by Nikvin
Mon May 28, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Elections 27 May
Replies: 54
Views: 7906

if you go to http://www.elpais.com/comunes/2007/elecciones/municipales you can see the breakdowns for each individual ayuntamiento. also shown are the results of the last 2 elections (2003 & 1999) for comparison. Its quite interesting ( with the smaller ones) to see the "increase" in voting populati...
by Nikvin
Sat May 26, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Antibiotics
Replies: 21
Views: 13916

I recently ( a month ago at most) bought antibiotics across the counter, without any problem. so yes it can still be done, but it will depend on the individual chemist and the particular medication requested
by Nikvin
Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish TV Reception
Replies: 8
Views: 2454

We tried one of those digital tuner thingies,,,,,,,,,, zilch, nada, rien, nothing...not even "snow". The postcode search said we shpould be able to receive quite a lot of channels, though not all, it was partially available. It certainlt wasnt a problem being in a valley dip or similar as we are up ...
by Nikvin
Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lots of questions re rats! Please help.
Replies: 29
Views: 5743

Just remembered another possible tip I was told about for mice, but have never tried. Mix some yeso into flour or rice, cereal etc, the sort of food they'd go for. They'll eat it all up and then the yeso will mix with moisture in stomach and set solid quite quickly. never tried it as sounded TOOOOOO...
by Nikvin
Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lots of questions re rats! Please help.
Replies: 29
Views: 5743

you can buy a special non-drying glue that you can then just spread on cardboard or anything else suitable. It isnt pleasant, as the mice are still alive!! and then need to be disposed of. However it is non-toxic, and albeit a pain to get off anything else, especially other animals, it may be the be...
by Nikvin
Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: population statistics late 1800s
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

try www.ine.es ,the Spanish national statistics site. I don't know if it will have what you want, but loads of interesting info. You can look up registered population figures onthe padron of each yown hall, with breakdowns into nationalities, ages, and sex. quite an eye opener when you find villages...
by Nikvin
Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: tarjeta seguridad social
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

i really don't know whetehr dependants need one or not, but we all got one when I started employment, as this was done through the employer and a gestor, it was painless for us. I would suggest you kep at it to each get their own, as you may not always be together, should something happen, and it wo...
by Nikvin
Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Length of ITV on cars
Replies: 10
Views: 2545

we got 14 months on our ITV last year!! car was coming up for its 10th birthday, so centre gave it until its 11th birthday for next test! Now very confusing as ITV and insurance dates different, and as stupid ins.co didnt send a renewal notice, we ended up 1 week with no insurance, but luckily hadnt...
by Nikvin
Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: English
Replies: 122
Views: 26100

The Spanish have lots of shortened expressions Por fa (vor) Cole (gio) Guarde (ría) , and many more. Dac in French is not new at least 40 yrs old ......... If you have Xp on your PC set keyboard language to Spanish in Settings/Control Panel/ Regional and Language options. May need to run XP plus dis...
by Nikvin
Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Ayuntamiento Registration
Replies: 33
Views: 7607

There is no need to get a certificate unless you need one (e.g car purchase) They are only valid 3 months, so one can sometimes get away with one a bit older. Some ayuntamientos charge, some dont for the certificate. It can take up to a week to get (depends if the person who has to sign it is about ...
by Nikvin
Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: slow house market?
Replies: 1
Views: 1444

Some agencies, put/keep properties on their books that arent for sale, or have been sold, especially the cheaper ones, as it draws the punters in. Spaniards think they should hike their prices, as a year has passed, so it must be worth more!!, or they try another agent and put the price up!! Some Sp...
by Nikvin
Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Any Experience of Country Properties Esate Agents
Replies: 16
Views: 3503

no pm received, have tried sending you one
by Nikvin
Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Any Experience of Country Properties Esate Agents
Replies: 16
Views: 3503

what sort of property are you afetr? new or old?
advice varies!!!
Gotlots of tips, bit long winded for forum so could pm more details!!
by Nikvin
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Any Experience of Country Properties Esate Agents
Replies: 16
Views: 3503

As you can speak some spanish , try to speak direct to the vendors if they are Spanish. Dont believe a word any estate agent tells you, some may be honest,but the bad ones with rip off commisiions dont have stripey jumpers, bags marked swag, or crook tattoed on their foreheads. Take measurements of ...
by Nikvin
Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fair costs
Replies: 5
Views: 2675

ht004 ..whatever.. It sounds like you are thinking of using lawyers in UK, who will pass on to Spanish based firm... That does not seem like a good idea as ypu are paying twice really, lots for the UK admin side and no control over spanish side... 1% of purchase costs is a normal fair price , + some...
by Nikvin
Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: round house v square house buildng costs
Replies: 5
Views: 2595

maybe the architect hasnty got any standard round plans she can adapt, so she'd charge more and without any plans be harder for her to cost up too!!
by Nikvin
Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Antibiotics
Replies: 21
Views: 13916

technically, they shpouldnt be selling them without a prescription anyway, and they are trying to tighten up on this. many pharmacies will not sell them without a prescription, or any other medication that requires a prescription, unless they know you, or its a fairly common problem that the chemist...
by Nikvin
Mon May 15, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Religion in schools
Replies: 5
Views: 4944

religion is Not compulsory within the syllabus, and whentaken should be general religion, rather than specific catechism etc, tho, when our childrens religionteacher was onmaternity leave, the over zealous supply techer, had them on their kneees praying which caused quite a furore amongst the Spanis...
by Nikvin
Sun May 14, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nispero problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2928

the shriveled up black fruit is probably not a problem, just last year's (or older) unpicked crop, which will dry up as you describe. Ours was like that, a good prune , and a great improvement. we seem to miss some fruit each year, and always notice them much later when dried up etc. They do get aff...