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by luffes
Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: The Pill
Replies: 10
Views: 10523

They are available over the counter in most pharmacies. You may have difficulty getting the same brand you used in the UK, so it is worth taking the packaging so that they can offer a suitable alternative.

It normally costs up €10 for one month.
by luffes
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 1942

Car insurance

I've just renewed my car insurance as it runs out tomorrow. I asked the guy to email me the proof of payment, in case I get stopped by the police. He was quite happy to do that, but said that I would be covered for another month under my current proof of payment. How does that work? Is car insurance...
by luffes
Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: moving to the south of spain in Jan
Replies: 10
Views: 6561

The south of Spain is a rather vague description. If you narrow the area down, people might be able to recommend something local
by luffes
Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Good Home
Replies: 13
Views: 4772

It doesn't sound like she is trying to dump the dog. By the sounds of it, she is trying to do the right thing for the dog. It is being attacked by the neighbours and short of locking it inside all day long (which is no quality of life for a dog), I'm not sure what else she can do apart from rehouse ...
by luffes
Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Good Home
Replies: 13
Views: 4772

Perhaps you did not read the bit where it said the dogs goes crazy anytime a scooter goes past.
by luffes
Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Your nicked!
Replies: 10
Views: 2773

Very true, in Britain you would get 3 points on your licence and a £60 fine. Personally, I'd rather pay the €250 and be on my way.
by luffes
Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Say no to 0870 (or 902)
Replies: 17
Views: 8598

I think he meant how does Beachcomber get free Spanish calls :roll:
by luffes
Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Wage in Spain
Replies: 28
Views: 12956

Hi Expat

I would have to query that. I don't know about in Spain, but in the UK almost all office workers are on 37 or 37.5 hours per week, and they are considered full time
by luffes
Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Do you want to go back to uk??
Replies: 32
Views: 8856

I park in Spain, so I don't have to queue.

I may pay higher income tax, but my net salary is still higher than I would earn in Spain
by luffes
Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Do you want to go back to uk??
Replies: 32
Views: 8856

I live in Spain and work in Gibraltar. My salary is the approximately the same as it was before I left the UK.

So basically, UK salary and Spanish quality of life and cost of living :wink:
by luffes
Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seeking Owners of Cave Houses
Replies: 3
Views: 3137

Hi Syd

Can you post the link to Emilio's posting. I've been into the memberlist and found 3 Emilio's but although one of them has posted 8 times, nothing comes up when you try to view their posts :roll:
by luffes
Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: ADSL again (sorry)
Replies: 7
Views: 4220

This could only happen if you are on an urbanisation and unless the community is able to provide a viable alternative you cannot be prevented from erecting your own equipment. Beachcomber, is this based solely on the law (as outlined in Spanish Hopes post), or is there something else contributing t...
by luffes
Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Telefonica ADSL.
Replies: 27
Views: 8933

What address did you type in for the speed test. It just won't let me get past that bit
by luffes
Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: the rains are here
Replies: 39
Views: 21986

I understand, from another forum, that he was found with about €770,000 in his house.

His brother in law was found with €20,000.

Doesn't sound dodgy at all :shock: :roll:
by luffes
Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Road Deaths
Replies: 11
Views: 6581

We had, I believe a fatality at the bottom of our street on Saturday. (There was a hearse there, so I assume someone died).

They came off the main carretera too fast for the right angled turn they wanted to make. They rolled their 4x4 and it landed up through the full length window of the shop.
by luffes
Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: the rains are here
Replies: 39
Views: 21986

Pouring down in Gibraltar and surrounding area. Should be a fun drive home tonight. :roll:
by luffes
Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: the rains are here
Replies: 39
Views: 21986

What was quite odd was that the electricity for as far as I could see out my window went about at about 10.40 last night. But the rains and storms didn't start until well after that. In fact they hadn't started when my electricity came back on 11.50.

The storm was indeed very spectacular
by luffes
Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: "Inland"
Replies: 26
Views: 14728

I've read the opinions expressed by people in this thread and another that descended into a similar "coast versus inland". I live on the coast, and the essence of what people have been saying is that I don't live in "real" Spain. To live in real Spain I have to live over an hour from the beach, wher...
by luffes
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Moving to Andalucia
Replies: 44
Views: 20102

spanish_lad wrote:
Rossini wrote:We had to pay tax but return flights for three were less than 120 euros.
ah. 60€ each return from spain to the uk is still pretty cheap isn´t it, thats handy to know. thanks.
I make that €40 each :shock:
by luffes
Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Euros or Pounds
Replies: 3
Views: 4022

Out of interest, my credit card is still a UK credit card. Would it not be better for me to be charged in Sterling, that way I would not get exchange rate charges?