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by IreneD
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Permanent residence
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Re: Permanent residence

Thanks, elusive. Hope all goes well for you and changing to the TIE is straightforward..... typing with fingers crossed lol.
by IreneD
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Permanent residence
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Re: Permanent residence

I completely understand you not updating, elusive - it took much hand-wringing before we decided to go for it, I was worried it might get snatched away and our health cover with it. We did it because I'd read that with 'permanente' the change to a TIE card would be automatic...... but who knows? If/...
by IreneD
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Permanent residence
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Re: Permanent residence

Thanks for your replies, elusive, brimsham and Peter, we do still have copies of our S1 forms so will be sure to take them back to the UK with us in future. Elusive, I was hoping just the EX18 forms, the bank payment forms and copies of our passports (plus of course our little green tarjetas) would ...
by IreneD
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Permanent residence
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Permanent residence

We've done as much as we can to ensure we remain in Spain for the rest of our lives, with the last hurdle accomplished a week ago, exchanging our green credit card sized tarjetas for the version that states we are 'permanente'. We originally registered on the register of foreigners over 6 years ago,...
by IreneD
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: ?Mariacristina?
Replies: 15
Views: 973

Re: ?Mariacristina?

I don't post here very much these days but like many of you, I feel very fond of the members here who have helped me so much over the years. I like to pop in and see what you're doing :) Mariacristina has become a very good friend and one of these days we might even meet! She's a lovely person.
by IreneD
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: ?Mariacristina?
Replies: 15
Views: 973

Re: ?Mariacristina?

Chrissie, no the project is.... let me think.....Mariposa?
by IreneD
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: ?Mariacristina?
Replies: 15
Views: 973

Re: ?Mariacristina?

She's fine, we are friends on facebook. I'll let her know you are concerned about her, Gavilan.
by IreneD
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing to Spanish driving licence
Replies: 41
Views: 20279

Re: Changing to Spanish driving licence

It was very quick for my OH, via a gestor, a matter of weeks but much longer for me, via the same gestor. About 9 months, I think, from memory. The gestor blamed dvlc and also a backlog at trafico but I got the licence eventually. It wasn't expensive and did indeed avoid going backwards and forwards...
by IreneD
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cádiz — a personal guide
Replies: 26
Views: 31543

Re: Cádiz — a personal guide

Sounds absolutely lovely! Makes me realise we haven't really been out and about much since we moved here 7 years ago! The places we have visited, Seville, Granada, Cordoba and one or two other smaller places were all before we actually lived here. (We have been back with visitors to places not too f...
by IreneD
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ants!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 24720

Re: Ants!!!!

Thanks, Unicorn, interesting!
by IreneD
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ants!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 24720

Re: Ants!!!!

That would be good for us! I don't like the idea of spray or powder on the worktops. Thanks for the tip, Unicorn - the ants are more a nuisance than a big problem but I'd like them gone.
by IreneD
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 67434

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

It would be great to see you both again, DA - let us know if/when you come back to our area :thumbup:
by IreneD
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 67434

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

I'm very pleased for you, DA - glad it all went as well as could be expected, you forearmed yourself with all the info you could, which helped you get through what always seems to be a complicated process here - selling a house. I'm sure your post will be very useful to others wanting to sell. Very ...
by IreneD
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Hospital Comarcal - good? Or go Private?
Replies: 12
Views: 16463

Re: Hospital Comarcal - good? Or go Private?

My husband and I have both had our gallbladders out at Hospital Comarcal and the care was excellent. If you decide to go private, Dr Veeger at Centro Mar y Salud in El Morche can refer you to a very good dermatologist. Here is her website (she speaks perfect English) https://centromarysalud.com/
by IreneD
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ants!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 24720

Re: Ants!!!!

That's not good, Wicksey :( We are very lucky that they are not in our food cupboards. I wonder why they aren't...... they are on the worktops and the kitchen floor, unless I keep them very clean. If I leave a crumb out, it gets dragged away quickly. Of course, I'm pleased they aren't in the cupboar...
by IreneD
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Retaining residency while outside of spain
Replies: 21
Views: 18313

Re: Retaining residency while outside of spain

You can adopt me if you want someone to leave your assets to, Wicksey? :D Oh, hang on - I'm quite a bit older than you so will no doubt go first lol.
by IreneD
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ants!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 24720

Re: Ants!!!!

We co-exist with them - they don't really bother us. Yes, I have to keep work surfaces scrupulously clean otherwise I get hoards but otherwise, they don't bother us. There are a few on the floors in most of the rooms.... should I try to get rid of them? They disappear once the summer is over.
by IreneD
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cooperative living for older people
Replies: 56
Views: 67260

Re: Cooperative living for older people

Cooperative living appeals to me, too, Dave. The older I get, the more I worry about the future. I might be like my dad and stay fit and active when I'm 90..... or I might need some help.
by IreneD
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cooperative living for older people
Replies: 56
Views: 67260

Re: Cooperative living for older people

The 840 euros a year to become a member is out of our reach. Interesting idea though, I do have a look at your website from time to time. .
by IreneD
Sun May 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares
Replies: 68
Views: 46274

Re: Looking for a holiday home around Competa, Sedella and Salares

I'm sure everyone thinks the village they live in is The Best but I would urge you to consider Canillas de Aceituno. Far fewer expats in the actual little town, which gives it a much more Spanish feel than Competa. There are plenty in the campo of diferent nationalities though and we have regular ge...