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by katy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: One year ago today, to the hour.
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: One year ago today, to the hour.

Devils Advocate said Mrs left her favourite ever dress in the wardrobe of the hotel in Santa Cruz which made the trip a bit frosty :mrgreen: We cheered up when Currencies Direct called us though as we were crossing in to La Rioja that the monies were now in our UK account. Had to smile. When we comp...
by katy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1871
Views: 52081

Re: Coronavirus

Antonio Banderas has tested positive.
by katy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Easyjet
Replies: 143
Views: 9243

Re: Easyjet

Was reading today about all these extra flights Easyjet were putting on. However, I have had a flight to Jerez mid September cancelled. I was able to re-book early October, but again had an email yesterday saying again the flight was cancelled. Now it may be, that they are pulling flights to Jerez ...
by katy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1871
Views: 52081

Re: Coronavirus

Unsurprisingly the real death toll from CV 19 in Spain is 44,000 looking at excess deaths. Source El Pais Officially it is stuck at just over 28000! All a farce now in most countries. The spikes are just increased testing and 70/80% are asymptomatic. Restrictions are a joke as most people disregard...
by katy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1871
Views: 52081

Re: Coronavirus

In Murcia I got 2 free masks once, refused to give me any more since. rules unclear! Free masks doesn't seem to be going well in some areas. Some farmacias ran out the first day. https://elpais.com/sociedad/2020-07-24/andalucia-se-queda-sin-las-mascarillas-gratuitas-de-la-junta-a-las-48-horas-de-em...
by katy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Any providers of Travel Insurance to Spain despite the FCO advise?
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Any providers of Travel Insurance to Spain despite the FCO advise?

Had this from BA. https://www.magroup-online.com/WL/BAW/GB/en/?utm%255Fsource=BA%255Femail&utm%255Fmedium=Your%255Fessentials&DM1_mktgCat=Email&DM1_MktgSubCat=2&DM1_Campaign=PR-12433SOLVE00342&DM1_Chksm=100003822734&DM1_SRC=&DM1_Channel=Email&utm_source=eD&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Email&utm_ter...
by katy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Travel Insurance

Booking.com is ok. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before arrival. Most don’t even need credit card details. Too much small print on travel insurance. Avila paid out my claim and was in my bank within 4 days a couple of years ago. Anyone know the cost of the few insurance companies offering cover f...
by katy
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Flying from Gibralta
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Flying from Gibralta

Yes, you do. You have to declare which countries you have been to prior to flying. Whether anyone will check is another matter. The UK is good at introducing such measures, but never seem to enforce them. Sid Impossible to enforce seeing as you are allowed to go food shopping etc. When Daughter vis...
by katy
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1871
Views: 52081

Re: Coronavirus

It is called NOT working from home. I have a few examples.
by katy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1871
Views: 52081

Re: Coronavirus

True DA. heard another from a woman in our village. Her Father was rushed to hospital in Reading a few weeks ago. He was 90 and diagnosis was heart failure. Was tested for virus and clear. Consultant told her that prognosis was not good and to prepare for the worse. some stage later he caught the vi...
by katy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1871
Views: 52081

Re: Coronavirus

Seems as all the strict regulation in Spain were pointless against the virus, especially the mask wearing. Will be similar in UK soon. I think most outbreaks are probably due to increased testing, if 80% are asymptomatic what's the problem. Those who need/want to isolate can do so. Cases increasing ...
by katy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Vet - Granada/Antequera
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Vet - Granada/Antequera

Probably no use due to location but recommend 100% the Vet we used for 14 years in Spain. A small place, his name is Hector, lovely man. Treat all our many pets. Excellent English, his wife is English and us often on reception.

http://clinicaveterinariaelviria.es/nue ... -patients/
by katy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1871
Views: 52081

Re: Coronavirus

Staggering to read this from not even 2 years ago, 50,000 deaths from flu in the UK in 2018 and no lockdown or mask wearing, shattered lives and economies. What is the difference now? Article partly behind the paywall but the first paragraphs with the numbers are visible......and true. https://www....
by katy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1871
Views: 52081

Re: Coronavirus

I read that Spain could be taken off the safe list. Nice when they have been encouraging people to book holidays. There was a family in the news who had booked a holiday with TUI to Spain. Due to travel in a couple of weeks she found out from another source that their hotel was closed and there was ...
by katy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel to the UK
Replies: 52
Views: 2012

Re: Travel to the UK

Saw 4 plane tracks in the sky yesterday. First time for months. Not hears the 6am transatlantic flights coming in. Think they are all going to Heathrow. France is looking into closing the border with Spain due to new spikes in Spain. doubt they will though.
by katy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Noisy neighbours and 'abandoned' dogs
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: Noisy neighbours and 'abandoned' dogs

We stopped visiting friends who lived in the campo because of the plight of their neighbours dogs. They were very visible through the iron gates. One dog always chained up, the other a smaller dog would come to the gate. It was hung down in ticks. I couldn't live seeing them every day, would have so...
by katy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1871
Views: 52081

Re: Coronavirus

A view from an expat living near Malaga.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/07/2 ... rty-state/
by katy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Masks to be mandatory from next week in Andalucia
Replies: 259
Views: 4870

Re: Masks to be mandatory from next week in Andalucia

Around a 1000 people have already been fined in Malaga. Who keeps the money, the Police? Read that schoolchildren over 6 will have to wear masks in classrooms.
by katy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Masks to be mandatory from next week in Andalucia
Replies: 259
Views: 4870

Re: Masks to be mandatory from next week in Andalucia

Perhaps but your sources aren’t all that reliable are they, Euro weekly news huh!
by katy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Masks to be mandatory from next week in Andalucia
Replies: 259
Views: 4870

Re: Masks to be mandatory from next week in Andalucia

Quite right what we are doing around here. Even taking our own glasses.