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by Cornflake
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: AlhaurinGolf roadworks
Replies: 5
Views: 829

AlhaurinGolf roadworks

I'm out of Spain at the moment. Could anyone here please advise the current situation regarding the roadworks around Alhaurin Golf (I understand they're affecting travel to/from Alhaurin, Coin, Mijas and Fuengirola)? And when they're programmed (!) for completion? Thanks.
by Cornflake
Sun May 04, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Any decent agents selling?
Replies: 11
Views: 4582

Any decent agents selling?

You can take this in a number of ways . . a) are there any decent agents . . ? b) are there any agents actually selling properties . . ? Easy to be facetious, when it seems quite a few agents are folding, and most of those that aren't, aren't up to much one way or another . . but seriously folks - a...
by Cornflake
Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PADI Dive School
Replies: 6
Views: 3339

dive school

There's a dive school/centre on the Marbella Paseo near the Hotel Fuerte (east end of the Paseo near the smelly beach). Been there some time, their RIB is parked up in Bajadilla harbour a little further eastwards.
by Cornflake
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Gibraltar telephones
Replies: 0
Views: 880

Gibraltar telephones

From 10th February the code for Gib from Spain will change to 00350 - i.e the international code. This replaces the old 9567 "Gibraltar is in Spain" code. Additionally, Gib mobile numbers (which were formerly blocked) can be dialled using the same code. http://www.gibtele.com/Site_Files/Site_Resourc...
by Cornflake
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: mobile phone contract options
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

mobile phone contract options

We're with Movistar and the price/contract options are complicated and confusing. Where can we get some (reliable) advice, maybe even in English? Shop staff seem completely uninterested in helping us find the best 'plan' and we don't trust what they do say. Any suggestions gratefully received. Thanks.
by Cornflake
Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Dunnes Stores in Mijas Costa
Replies: 28
Views: 5758

Dunnes

There's also a fairly big Dunnes in the ghastly looking brown drum La Trocha centre, on the Cartama side of Coin.
by Cornflake
Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do you turn off your computer at night?
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

Thanks for the link - good fun! :-) On a slightly more serious note, when I was "in work" and running a design company with lots of 'puters and a big server, we never turned machines off, just the monitors. It was reckoned stopping and starting up computers puts more strain on their delicate little ...
by Cornflake
Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: ikea in Malaga
Replies: 11
Views: 2722

Ikea flat pack assembly jokes are all very well, but I think their instructions are actually very well thought through, clear and easy to follow. They are much better than many other "instructions" including those for DVD players etc etc
by Cornflake
Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Barcelona Scarey Place??
Replies: 14
Views: 4235

Dodgy - Swinging

Got mugged there, in a shop!
In spite of this, it is a great place.
by Cornflake
Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Is there aTesco in Gibraltar ??
Replies: 16
Views: 8244

Tesco

The High Street Tesco has closed down. There is what seems to be a quasi-Tesco (fairly big, too) halfway along Devil's Tower Road (rock side). No signs (not much) - looks like a trade place, but isn't. I say seems because I haven't been inside but seen lots of folk emerging with bulging Tesco plasti...
by Cornflake
Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: electrical sockets
Replies: 27
Views: 6891

So, all in all, it seems you cannot get an actual "13amp" equivalent switched socket outlet in Spain, that takes the proper round earthed plug and that you could plug a toaster or a fan heater into. Let alone a double one.

Next question. Why not? Against Regulations?
by Cornflake
Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gibraltor shopping
Replies: 12
Views: 3842

Doh!
by Cornflake
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Anyone know someone similar?
Replies: 35
Views: 5563

Grazie, signora, ora capisco!
by Cornflake
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gibraltor shopping
Replies: 12
Views: 3842

El Cid wrote:Most of the Electrical/Camera shops seem to be run by Pakistanis now! Sid
Yeah, you can buy any amount of Pentaxes and Toshibas!
'bout time Spain had some entrepreneurial folk like that. Few more 7-11s other than the criminally expensive OpenCor.
by Cornflake
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Anyone know someone similar?
Replies: 35
Views: 5563

Quiero? Que?

. . those of us wanting to learn Spanish must learn that it is " th ero", not " k ero", and " o y" not " h oy"! er, what Spanish word is kero? I've never heard of it. There are very few Spanish words starting with "k" - Kuwait, kilo (-metro, etc) and they're all pronounced with a "k" sound, not a "...
by Cornflake
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gibraltor shopping
Replies: 12
Views: 3842

But do bear in mind that most (many) places are closed Saturday - the Jewish Sabbath, so I believe. Well, I don't believe - but what's more important, is that they do. :?
by Cornflake
Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: electrical sockets
Replies: 27
Views: 6891

socket to me . .

. . well . . our sockets are brand new (well 2 years old - new with the new property) and electrical/build standards in here are as good as I've seen anywhere in Spain. Have looked all over (not exactly busting a gut, you understand) for switched sockets - which in the UK you'd have a hard(er) time ...
by Cornflake
Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: electrical sockets
Replies: 27
Views: 6891

electrical sockets

Why is it that you can't get switched Spanish electrical sockets? You have to keep pulling the plug out, which combined with the ludicrous way they're fixed into the wall box (including rubber bands and little clawed bits of metal) means that the sockets end up falling off the wall or all at c*ck-ey...
by Cornflake
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: broadband
Replies: 10
Views: 2585

www.mail2web.com is very good, very useful. You may need to set up an 'Advanced' connection with some POP3 accounts (i.e you need to type in more account access details). Quite easy. No cost. Haven't noticed any untoward effects like increased spam (beyond the normal ridiculous level . . . )
by Cornflake
Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Company Information
Replies: 5
Views: 2568

Gracias