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by Andy1
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Just to ask.........
Replies: 40
Views: 5864

Re: Just to ask.........

I think its a lack of salt, probably due to the hot weather there. Drink plenty and maybe try some rehydration powder drinks?!
by Andy1
Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sending money to Spain
Replies: 15
Views: 2310

Re: Sending money to Spain

I wouldn't send it in the post, even if registered. My husband sent me 400 € a while back and the envelope arrived but when I opened it it had been opened at the end and restuck - we only got 100 back from the post office because apparently that is all the insurance covered us for even though he was...
by Andy1
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Transporting Car back to UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

Re:

elkimbodude wrote:http://www.motormovers.net
Avoid at all costs! Unprofessional, will let you down!
by Andy1
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Transporting Car back to UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

Re:

spanish_lad wrote:try www.carstospain.com they took my bosses car from the uk to spain for £400 all in.
First class service!! Very professional and prompt!
by Andy1
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: claiming unemployment benefit and mortgages
Replies: 23
Views: 4395

Re: claiming unemployment benefit and mortgages

Tartan Bar, ignore him! There are some people that don't want to contribute to forums just lurk about and criticise people when they try to help. I knew what was being said, it doesn't take a genius to work through any spelling mistakes. I think the nit picking JAWG was totally unjust. This forum is...
by Andy1
Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Is 19th March a bank holiday?
Replies: 14
Views: 2952

Re: Is 19th March a bank holiday?

Think it depends on area. Our schools are shut today (puente) and tomorrow for San Patricio as it is our Patron Saint, but the village 3 kms away is open for business as normal. To my knowledge, schools are open on Thurdays, but who knows, we only usually find out a day before!
by Andy1
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Spanish for skip (builder's skip)
Replies: 14
Views: 2523

Re: Spanish for skip (builder's skip)

I have always heard contenador aswell. That is what I ask for and I always get the right thing.
by Andy1
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: How To Sell Your Spanish House To The Spanish
Replies: 63
Views: 6094

Re: How To Sell Your Spanish House To The Spanish

You also forgot the multiple 'free' bank/garage/pharmacy...etc etc calenders up hung on every spare random nail in the walls and the obligatory bed on the landing! Or did I miss it in the great list? :D
by Andy1
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: paper residencia
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Re: paper residencia

I went to Motril the other week to get an NIE number with someone and the new cost was 16.?? €. A huge increase!
by Andy1
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Autonomo
Replies: 35
Views: 4697

Re: Autonomo

Thanks for that Jool.
by Andy1
Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Autonomo
Replies: 35
Views: 4697

Re: Autonomo

I am autonomo but leaving Spain very shortly. Is there any easy way of cancelling the monthly payment/autonomo myself? I asked my Gestoria to do it for me and he wants nearly 300 € for the privilage! What happens if I just close my account and do nothing? I have also missed a few payments down to no...
by Andy1
Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: FREE TO GOOD HOME - Staffy Cross
Replies: 12
Views: 2618

Re: FREE TO GOOD HOME - Staffy / Bull Mastiff

Perhaps he has no passport and the owners can't wait for it to be done? If that is the reason it would be worth investigating someone fostering it until the paperwork is done and if the reason was that they couldn't take it because of housing problems then I would, like Scot said, be tempted to take...
by Andy1
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Water meter ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2313

Re: Water meter ?

As far as I know, the meter readers for water and electric are not allowed to enter your premises, so the meters must be readable from public land, without them having to bend down too far or use anything to reach up - health & safety and lack of insurance cover should they either damage something ...
by Andy1
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I want to go Home to UK!
Replies: 122
Views: 17866

Re: I want to go Home to UK!

Oh god, as usual, someone can't post a comment about something without someone picking holes in it. I don't know there inner feelings, I am not a psychiatrist, and I don't particulary care if they are coming out with comments like "'Why on earth do you want to come back, I have just been to Spain an...
by Andy1
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I want to go Home to UK!
Replies: 122
Views: 17866

Re: I want to go Home to UK!

Ok, perhaps I overgeneralised, but in my experience all the people that are asking why I want to return and that I must be mad fall into that category.
by Andy1
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I want to go Home to UK!
Replies: 122
Views: 17866

Re: I want to go Home to UK!

We have decided to return also after 5 years of being here. On hindsight I haven't been happy here for over a year, I put it to the back of my mind thinking that it would be impossible to return and disrupt the childrens education etc until I posted here. I had some lovely pms from people that had d...
by Andy1
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Replacement satellite remote
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: Replacement satellite remote

We bought our replacement from a satellite installer in our area (British). If I can remember right, it was about 15€.
by Andy1
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Chocolate Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 1980

Re: Chocolate Tree

I wouldn't say that it smells like chocolate, it is the most revolting smelling tree that I have ever come accross. If you have a wasp allergy, don't get one, they attract swarms of them.
by Andy1
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Newfoundland Puppy
Replies: 12
Views: 2319

Re: Newfoundland Puppy

He is beautiful, wish I could but we are heading back to England :( When we got a dog it was between a Newfoundland or a Dogue de Bordeuax but we decided (very happily) on a DDB, sadly we lost her just before Christmas aged 7.
by Andy1
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: never again! Spanish hairdressers!
Replies: 31
Views: 6598

Re: never again! Spanish hairdressers!

I know exactly what you are saying!! We are returning to the UK at some point this year and I have vowed never to go to a hairdressers here again. I have spent 5 years of my life walking around looking like Rod Stewart. When needed I trim my fringe itself and let the rest go wild. The sides of my ha...