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by Moving Soon
Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hasta Luego
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

Hasta Luego

As today is my last day in England, just wanted to say thanks to everyone for all the information, advice, jokes and debate up to now.

I will be re-appearing with a new identity shortly, just like a beautiful butterfly from a discarded chrysalis - yeah, right!
by Moving Soon
Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Red Wine sauce
Replies: 22
Views: 9493

Sounds about as good as Heston Blumenthal's recipe for chips (takes about 3 days to make by which time I would have lost the will to live) :)
by Moving Soon
Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Flying from Stansted airport with hand luggage& handbag
Replies: 16
Views: 6497

Well, that'll put paid to the "Will you just put this pair of glasses/pen/book/measuring tape (delete as appropriate) in your bag for me, love?", then!

And he has the cheek to complain about the amount of stuff I carry around.
by Moving Soon
Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fifth time in 14 months government has raised tobacco tax
Replies: 50
Views: 9755

I can't say at the moment I feel as if all my body cells had been replaced by new ones - if only! Maybe it has been too long and the good effects have worn off again, or maybe the good stuff is all there inside and it's just the exterior that looks knackered. :(
by Moving Soon
Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fifth time in 14 months government has raised tobacco tax
Replies: 50
Views: 9755

Well I hate to tell you this, but 25 years after giving up there are still times when I find myself thinking "God, I could do with a cigarette!" - although I wouldn't actually want to light one up. I wonder if it ever goes away? My worst times (as they were just after I gave up) are immediately afte...
by Moving Soon
Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fifth time in 14 months government has raised tobacco tax
Replies: 50
Views: 9755

Sounds very sensible. I've never tried drugs or gambling, not through any puritanical motives but because I always preferred to waste my money on clothes, shoes, holidays and other such things. I could easily have been a shopaholic and at a time in my life when I was earning the most I was far more ...
by Moving Soon
Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fifth time in 14 months government has raised tobacco tax
Replies: 50
Views: 9755

I would not presume to disagree with a consultant, and I too have heard of isolated instances of people who smoke dope developing mental illness - but then again, do not current statistics say that 1 in 6 of the population will experience some form of mental disorder at some stage in their lives? It...
by Moving Soon
Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fifth time in 14 months government has raised tobacco tax
Replies: 50
Views: 9755

Todd, I think your usual common sense has deserted you here. I have never tried "weed" either (or any other kind of illegal substance, how boring I am). However, about 90% of my acquaintance have smoked dope for over 30 years on either a regular or occasional basis. It is not in itself addictive, I ...
by Moving Soon
Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Red Wine sauce
Replies: 22
Views: 9493

Whatever would Gordon Ramsay say - no, don't tell me, think I can guess ...
by Moving Soon
Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: granite work top
Replies: 22
Views: 7736

Thanks Teralin, I will definitely pay them a visit - my Spanish is generally good enough to get by with suppliers (well we haven't had any disasters yet!) face to face, but on the phone it's much harder. I think I've seen them advertised but it's always good to have a personal recommendation from so...
by Moving Soon
Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: granite work top
Replies: 22
Views: 7736

The price of tiles always amazes me as well, the floor tiles for my patio and outdoor staircase were less than 6E a sq metre and look great, and I have Porcelanosa wall tiles in my kitchen that were 20E a sq metre and would cost God knows what here. And bathroom fittings too. But then again, anythin...
by Moving Soon
Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: granite work top
Replies: 22
Views: 7736

Teralin, do you know if they do marble for staircases as well, I need to look for some early in the New Year and was wondering where to start?
by Moving Soon
Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Olympic Swimming Pool
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

It will be Club Sensei at Torre del Mar (across the road from the bus station and one block back). You can get a day pass (was 7E, don't know if it has gone up since last year) to try it out before joining. Centro Deportivo La Vega in Torre (across the road from Hotel Mainake) is good as well but wa...
by Moving Soon
Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Olympic Swimming Pool
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

Are there any private health clubs/gyms in your area that have a decent sized indoor pool? We have a 25m public indoor pool in Velez-Malaga but it is heavily used for school swimming lessons and aquafit classes, and I think would be so busy in school holidays that it wouldn't be much use for "seriou...
by Moving Soon
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fifth time in 14 months government has raised tobacco tax
Replies: 50
Views: 9755

I agree with Grouser that a far smaller proportion of young people smoke (tobacco anyway) these days - and I used to myself, gave up 25 years ago. Unfortunately they seem to have replaced one vice with another - there has been a lot in the British press lately about the alarming rise in the number o...
by Moving Soon
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Man with shotgun in my garden!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 9677

The Kash (The Kashmir at the bottom of Great Horton Road) is a bit of an institution as it was the first ever curry house to open in Bradford, when it stayed open all night to cater for the men who had come over to work in the textile industry and were living in lodgings where they didn't have acces...
by Moving Soon
Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Man with shotgun in my garden!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 9677

Do you take them to the Kash, Todd? Haven't been for some time but 8 of us once ate a meal there including drinks (non-alcoholic) for £29. I can just imagine the reaction of Americans to an environment where tablecloths are unknown, the water glasses are just like the ones we used to get for school ...
by Moving Soon
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Nut Shells and Olive pips
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

I thought they just threw them all on the floor of their local bar. Can't you just sweep them up along with the fag ends and screwed up sugar wrappers? :)
by Moving Soon
Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Move to Vinuela?
Replies: 104
Views: 19708

Story of my life!!!

Todd, there is also www.costadelsolnews.es but I don't think this week's edition says anything about the new road.
by Moving Soon
Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Move to Vinuela?
Replies: 104
Views: 19708

Amazingly enough, it's www.surinenglish.com