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by katy
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Fuel coming down 20 cents
Replies: 15
Views: 1875

Re: Fuel coming down 20 cents

Dropped in a week here near Arundel from £1.99 . £1.76.
by katy
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: October school holidays in U K
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: October school holidays in U K

All the travel industry is crazy now. More demand than supply. Usually use Eurostar to visit daughter in Paris. Average cost £80 return even summer months. Looked a month ago to travel late August and it is £300 return :wtf: Watching Bloomberg business earlier flash on screen news says that many who...
by katy
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Banks
Replies: 47
Views: 859

Re: Banks

When at our place in the Cotswolds this is one of our locals.......take a look at the Menus for food and drink and you'll get a good idea of the crazy prices now in U.K. I always feel like I've been "raped and pillaged" after a visit :crazy: https://www.crownampneybrook.co.uk/food-and-dri...
by katy
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Banks
Replies: 47
Views: 859

Re: Banks

Most places in Caribbean have it. Very popular here in Sussex. Cost about £9. Ordered 2 at Royal Horseguards London £32 Ouch.
by katy
Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Banks
Replies: 47
Views: 859

Re: Banks

Yes Wicksey we are lucky...free tapas are a way of life here, if people are served their drinks and the tapas are taking ages to come out the Spanish soon let them know but not in a bad way :lol: :lol: Another thing is if you become a local to certain bars it's often a drink on the house.. Nice peo...
by katy
Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Banks
Replies: 47
Views: 859

Re: Banks

Business taxes, wages increases due to a shortage of staff in the hospitaility industry due covid and brexit,import costs all help increase prices. Ontop of the good rip off britian mentalilty of any excuse to put up prices. Theres something to be said for being tee total!! Waitrose cheap plonk (Sp...
by katy
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Banks
Replies: 47
Views: 859

Re: Banks

Yes wine is cheaper but a lot of those 3 course meals are not what you would expect.
by katy
Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Banks
Replies: 47
Views: 859

Re: Banks

We do tend to drink in each others houses but on a couple of evenings a large group of us meets at the pub. Or garden right now.Friday evening there was 10 of us plus know more who were in so its more social. Good crowd and mix of age groups. It is more expensive than a lot of London bars though.
by katy
Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Banks
Replies: 47
Views: 859

Re: Banks

I'll expect to share a bottle with you when I land there Manchesteral :lol: :wink:
by katy
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Banks
Replies: 47
Views: 859

Re: Banks

Not many seem to want cash in UK. Local Pub most pay by card for just one drink. Couple of glasses a wine when you pop in and masses of transactions over a few weeks :mrgreen: Does make you realise though where the money goes. Realised our local is a rip off. £7.25 for a large glass of house wine :r...
by katy
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Car hire - big changes coming
Replies: 23
Views: 992

Re: Car hire - big changes coming

I like the Spanish system best.
by katy
Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tax Recovery
Replies: 34
Views: 761

Re: Tax Recovery

How does it work receiving rental income or paying repairs etc. if not having a UK bank account. Can Tenants just transfer to Spanish bank?
by katy
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Assistance in clearing personal goods through customs
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Assistance in clearing personal goods through customs

The Freight Company you use will normally handle the paperwork.
by katy
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bank Charges
Replies: 18
Views: 16720

Re: Bank Charges

New Chase bank is the way to go for a UK bank account. I opened an account and thinking of using it as my main account.
by katy
Sun Jul 24, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: E-Gates
Replies: 23
Views: 820

Re: E-Gates

Looking at it from the other side....if someone who had been contributing to your club or organisation decided they did not really like you and wanted nothing more to do with you and left, with considerable costs to you and widespread bad affects, would you be bothered to continue to nurture and en...
by katy
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: E-Gates
Replies: 23
Views: 820

Re: E-Gates

I think he used to live in Calahonda ?
by katy
Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: E-Gates
Replies: 23
Views: 820

Re: E-Gates

Wasn't that long ago Spain was falling all over themselves to keep their borders open to allow Brits in when they were not open to Brits in other EU countries.If Brits wern't so important!! The likes of Benidorm would close down...I remember being in Torre and the taxi driver said it was dead and t...
by katy
Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Unauthorised deduction
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Unauthorised deduction

Best to use a credit card as if you point out it is an unfair deduction you can ask for charge back and claim it back.
by katy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: British Passports
Replies: 20
Views: 4231

Re: British Passports

Anyone remember years ago when you could go to PO ang get one instantly. My Passpirt was damaged once and was flying to Malaga next day. Popped into PO next morning and got one to fly in afternoon.
by katy
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: British Passports
Replies: 20
Views: 4231

Re: British Passports

Yes that’s why I needed a new one. I had extra months but 10 years expired.