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by olive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1652
Views: 39041

Re: Coronavirus

Just when it looked safe to go out again...... A new flu virus with pandemic potential has been found in China. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53218704 Sobering thought that meat eating is behind much of our current troubles. China developed, understandably, a taste for meat especially pork. They...
by olive
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 58
Views: 1575

Re: Disappearing History

At one point he had a Portugeuse wife. Isabel and Ferdinand of Spain sponsored his West Indies exploits. He wouldn't have been Italian per se as the country was only formed in modern times. He was probably Ligurian. Whatever, it does illustrate how cosmopolitan some people were in those days.
by olive
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 58
Views: 1575

Re: Disappearing History

I saw that the Spanish authorities had expressed concern over defacing of statues in the US including Christopher Columbus. Had a google and he wasn’t a very nice man. Nobody told us that at school just that he was a discoverer ( not that the lands were lost)
by olive
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: exchange rate to use for income on 2019 tax return
Replies: 14
Views: 643

Re: exchange rate to use for income on 2019 tax return

Thanks guys.

Gestor took on board the different figures. Return submitted.
by olive
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: exchange rate to use for income on 2019 tax return
Replies: 14
Views: 643

Re: exchange rate to use for income on 2019 tax return

FAQs working now.....

Anyone have the official internet link to the official exchange rate for last year please? e.g. Hacienda that I can quote to my gestor.
by olive
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: exchange rate to use for income on 2019 tax return
Replies: 14
Views: 643

Re: exchange rate to use for income on 2019 tax return

Cannot open FAQ . Tried two different browsers. get 404 nginx/1.16.1 Anyway. As usual, I used El Cids ECB figure when I submitted my figures to our gestor earlier in the year.i.e. 1.13934 Gestor is questioning this figure. " Por cierto, la tasa de cambio medio de Libras a Euros que yo tengo es 1,19 ...
by olive
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1652
Views: 39041

Re: Coronavirus

I dare say most businesses will want to pass on or recover their incurred costs. I guess that is business. Some will try it on in the early days. I am desperate to get my dad to the dentist for quite a complicated procedure (in the UK). They are only doing extractions which is a step forward as emer...
by olive
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1652
Views: 39041

Re: Coronavirus

Oh that the removal of lockdown could be detailed so well in advance. The problem is everyone is chomping at the bit to go on flights, holidays, shopping, you name it. In this case I think the UK government is right. They have told everyone what is happening and people are deciding what is best for ...
by olive
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 58
Views: 1575

Re: Disappearing History

Yes lets get rid of all the buildings associated with these villains. Replace with cheap prefabs. About 100 pages ago , I asked what Spain is going to do with the Muslim/christian fiestas celebrat8ng ousting the Muslims. Are the outcomes to be changed and no black faces allowed.? Ditto the Black Pet...
by olive
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1652
Views: 39041

Re: Coronavirus

Wicksey. With you on that. Our number one priority is a quiet room. Most hotels definition of a quiet room is one on the back of a main road. Our pet hate is folk coming back from one party at two in the morning and then rearranging all the bedroom furniture before having a second party. We once sta...
by olive
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1652
Views: 39041

Re: Coronavirus

We had a parador break planned for our anniversary in March. Seems like a lifetime ago. Who knows we might actually get back to Spain one day
by olive
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 58
Views: 1575

Re: Disappearing History

I agree with you gerry, that was my thought. However if the statues have to come down then maybe all the buildings should too like concert halls. Just put up a prefab in the modern style. We were talking about how the Moors and Christian festivals in Southern Spain will fare. Will they be banned? Wi...
by olive
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1652
Views: 39041

Re: Coronavirus

I am thinking that self catering breaks will become more popular, especially if you are provided with a decent hamper on arrival. That comment about being like staying in a prison is about right.
by olive
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Flue pipe boot/collar
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Flue pipe boot/collar

Two more places to try. The Bronpi (log burners) outlet in Lucena. Up on the main road at the back of Carrefour. Carretera Córdoba-Málaga, Km. 78,2, Nacional 331 http://www.bronpi.com/index.php/en/contact-us If you are in Antequera try the ferreteria Linde that sells everything ( over 23,000 lines) ...
by olive
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1652
Views: 39041

Re: Coronavirus

Cake and eat it springs to mind. In this case the uk has a policy to reduce infections. Folk have been quick enough to criticise lack of uk actions. Why risk a fine ? Just wait or go somewhere else. What are other airlines proposing in other countries regarding carry on luggage? The airlines themsel...
by olive
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1652
Views: 39041

Re: Coronavirus

Mark, that link won't work as it says I've reached the free article limit. I did just see that Lufthansa are resuming flights before the page disappeared. I'm not sure anyone knows how flights will go until they start. I read a few weeks back of a German flight being turned back from Sardinia as th...
by olive
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1652
Views: 39041

Re: Coronavirus

And demand is surging!
by olive
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: How long has it been since you last filled up the car
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: How long has it been since you last filled up the car

Costakid and companies will realise they only need maybe 2/3rds of the office space. Maybe itcould become real low cost housing
by olive
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Wild Animals on the Loose ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1369

Re: Wild Animals on the Loose ?

We used to see foxes in Spain, usually when driving home late at night. Had Boars outside the bottom of our garden too and they used to make a real mess of the golf course. Saw mountain goats when we used to go walking near Ronda. Lots of foxes in UK. I feed them leftovers but recently the badgers ...
by olive
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Public Transport under Threat
Replies: 15
Views: 956

Re: Public Transport under Threat

What social distancing was there on the limited services?

I have some sympathy with a company operating under such circumstances. It may all be a ploy to get some form of government assistance especially if the profitability of the service was marginal before CV19.