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by La Raya
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Sevilla to Lisbon....
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

Re: Sevilla to Lisbon....

Thanks again Lavanda. :)
by La Raya
Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Sevilla to Lisbon....
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

Re: Sevilla to Lisbon....

Does anyone know the name of the bus company that runs buses from Mérida to Sevilla? I'm trying to get a timetable.

Is there only one direct train from Mérida to Sevilla per day?
by La Raya
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Sevilla to Lisbon....
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

Re: Sevilla to Lisbon....

Thanks very much for the replies. We had looked at the flights but it seems a non starter. They are either overly expensive, or they don't fly direct so take all day. The train seems to be the option from Badajoz to Merida, and then the bus on to Sevilla then Cádiz. After visiting us my friend is go...
by La Raya
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Sevilla to Lisbon....
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

Sevilla to Lisbon....

I have a good friend from Australia who is visiting Badajoz for the food processing company he works for. He has a few extra days and would like to visit our good selves in Cádiz, before returning to Lisbon to pick up his schedule. However he is not keen on driving here. What I would like to know, i...
by La Raya
Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chiclana de la Frontera
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Chiclana de la Frontera

Scallywag I suggest you look at longterm renting in order to try it out for yourself. Chiclana and surrounding areas has shops, woods, beaches, countryside etc. Whether or not it is to your liking only you can tell. We love it.
by La Raya
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Anti Bullfighting demo Sevilla 25/4
Replies: 42
Views: 8598

Re: Anti Bullfighting demo Sevilla 25/4

No Sid you didn't, but I understood the following quote from sunray and his earlier comments to imply that non-Spanish are not entitled to protest. Spanish people are entitled to protest, however we are guests in this country and whether we like all of their customs or not, I do not think that ought...
by La Raya
Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Anti Bullfighting demo Sevilla 25/4
Replies: 42
Views: 8598

Re: Anti Bullfighting demo Sevilla 25/4

Whatever the status of non-spanish living in Spain - guest, resident, citizen.... The last time I looked Spain was a free country that allows people to freely demonstrate. I see no reason why residents here should not join in with local protests if they so wish. We are allowed to vote in European el...
by La Raya
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Anti Bullfighting demo Sevilla 25/4
Replies: 42
Views: 8598

Re: Anti Bullfighting demo Sevilla 25/4

sunray wrote:Or if you feel that strongly about a very important part of Spanish culture there are planes leaving daily from an airport near you!
Does the same go for the many, many Spanish who don't support bullfighting and find it an anachronism from a by-gone age!
by La Raya
Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: What is eating my onions?
Replies: 17
Views: 15007

Re: What is eating my onions?

Thanks for the replies, but I'm certain that it is not ant damage. Since posting I have spoken to a neighbour about the problem, it looks very much like it is mole crickets (langostas). There are thumb sized runs under the damaged onions which go down into the ground. Also it is the same bed that I ...
by La Raya
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Best position to grow veg
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Re: Best position to grow veg

In my opinion the direction of a veg garden only matters in winter, when you need the southern sun. During the summer the sun gets to all parts and sometimes a little less sun is helpful!!
by La Raya
Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: What is eating my onions?
Replies: 17
Views: 15007

What is eating my onions?

I have wonderful bed of almost mature onions. Probably the best I have ever grown. To my horror I noticed that two of the onions had had their bulbs eaten away and there was what looked like a mole hill next them. I have since found two more onions which looked fine on top, but when moved the bulbs ...
by La Raya
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: internet addiction / nectarine trees
Replies: 14
Views: 3044

Re: internet addiction / nectarine trees

Peach leafcurl is an absolute bugga to control and imposible to get rid of - it will eventually make the tree useless. Martin don't give up. As Sid says you need to treat them with a fungicide. I use copper sulphate which is cheap and freely available and is useful for spraying other crops such as ...
by La Raya
Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Civil War?
Replies: 28
Views: 3910

Re: Civil War?

masterob wrote:Maybe the "Socialists under every bed and to blame for everything" brigade against those who just get on with life?
You mean it could take place on ADC.... a virtual civil war. :lol:
by La Raya
Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Civil War?
Replies: 28
Views: 3910

Re: Civil War?

Jool wrote:I am hearing increasing murmurings about civil war in Spain soon if things don´t change as the crisis is really beginning to bite.....
From where?

Sounds like a load of nonsense to me, but I'm sure others with more pessimistic outlooks will disagree.
by La Raya
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has anything changed?
Replies: 41
Views: 4286

Re: Has anything changed?

Being self employed is a bit like moving to Spain. If works out well you are very happy, but if not you are on your own! :(
by La Raya
Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seville airport parking
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Re: Seville airport parking

We often take the train (10 euros/person) to Santa Justa station and then get the regular about every 20mins) airport bus from outside the front doors, at a cost of about 2 euros per person. Has always proved reliable. You can get train times and prices on the following website: http://www.renfe.es/...
by La Raya
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Leaf/ Pine Needle Blowers
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: Leaf/ Pine Needle Blowers

Much easier to lift pine needles with a fork as they are quite matted.
by La Raya
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pozo Negro emptying?
Replies: 16
Views: 3472

Re: Pozo Negro emptying?

I think you should be talking about a poza negra rather than a pozo. The later is a water well, the former a soak-away for sewage - at least it is in Cádiz. Best not to get them confused!! :(
by La Raya
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Hop On Hop Off tourist buses in Cadiz and Malaga
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: Hop On Hop Off tourist buses in Cadiz and Malaga

This is what the Cádiz Tours says: Wheelchairs -- Wheelchair facilities are available for some services. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated on tours only if they can get on and off the tour vehicle on their own. The wheelchair must be foldable. The driver is not permitted to ass...
by La Raya
Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: A word of advice....
Replies: 20
Views: 4100

Re: A word of advice....

One option I have seen used successfully (if it is possible or desirable in your situation) is to run new piping round the outside of the building and bypass the leaking pipe. This avoids the need to dig up tiled floors and makes the piping accessible for any future work. If the piping is run and fa...