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by pete_l
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Moving to Andalucia next Feb
Replies: 19
Views: 4673

Re: Moving to Andalucia next Feb

Hi, We want to move to Andalucia Feb 2014 and would rather learn from your collective experiences than make too many mistakes ourselves. We want to rent long term and need to know any pitfalls. Well, the biggest "pitfall" for your situation is that the spanish economy might recover and proeprty pri...
by pete_l
Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Pay As You Go SIM for Data
Replies: 7
Views: 2421

Re: Pay As You Go SIM for Data

Have a looks at HITS they do a lot of different bonos I used it recently and it was perfect :)http://www.hitsmobile.es/en/home Interesting ... http://www.hitsmobile.es/image/image_gallery?uuid=40ba1cdc-5080-4c05-a841-bdc021353ff2&groupId=10156&t=1380627875738 Anyone know why their 1GB bono is more ...
by pete_l
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Injunction to stay away from family and village
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: Injunction to stay away from family and village

swerve wrote:Justice
:thumbup:

However I think the OP was asking about a legal process as opposed to a just one.
by pete_l
Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: house value
Replies: 44
Views: 7389

Re: house value

But estate agents aren't in the business of valuing people's houses. That's why I said the prices are all over the place. They have no idea . As you say, they dangle a price and hope you'll bite. Yes, exactly right. But the prices they gave you weren't the price that they thought the house would se...
by pete_l
Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: house value
Replies: 44
Views: 7389

Re: house value

When we asked a few estate agents a few years ago, the prices were all over the place. There was a difference of €100,000 between the lowest and the highest guesstimate. They really don't have a clue right now. But estate agents aren't in the business of valuing people's houses. Their job is to get...
by pete_l
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 382
Views: 120233

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

anyroads wrote:Why anyone needs a £2 million bonus to do their job beats me !
Yeah, it beats me. :?
But being a selfless individual, I'm willing to make a huge personal sacrifice. Give me a £2 M bonus and I'll tell you if it helps me do my job, or not.
by pete_l
Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wind farms
Replies: 40
Views: 4933

Re: wind farms

anyroads wrote:Why we do not switch to nuclear 100% and stop this other nonsense beats me !
'cos greenies can vote!
Though given the "typical" :D spanish practice of just chucking their rubbish all over the countryside, I'm quite glad there isn't a source of radioactive waste anywhere near me. :idea:
by pete_l
Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: GR7 From Granada to Las Alpujarras
Replies: 6
Views: 2076

Re: GR7 From Granada to Las Alpujarras

Have you got the book? ISBN 9781852845070. The girls who wrote it took 60 days to walk the whole stretch. So I guess you could do a fair bit of it in a month. Whether November would be as good a choice as (say) May I wouldn't like to guess. The book does detail the places they stayed en route, compl...
by pete_l
Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: house value
Replies: 44
Views: 7389

Re: house value

anyroads wrote:Anyway, now that Royal Mail shares have gone over £5, and katy is sitting on a profit of over £350, perhaps she could make you an offer ?

anyroads
Well, I'm easily bought - but the house isn't for sale (possibly the only one in the whole of Spain that isn't :thumbup: )
by pete_l
Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Dental Work
Replies: 21
Views: 5604

Re: Dental Work

peteroldracer wrote:When I see these Ferrari prices it makes me realise why all our local Spaniards have such bad teeth. Ridiculous and unjustifiable in my view.
Not at all. Depending on how long you live, it works out at less than €1 per week.
by pete_l
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: house value
Replies: 44
Views: 7389

Re: house value

carrowcrin wrote:with your comments, no surprise at the cave house.
What an ignorant comment. There's nothing wrong with caves houses. Cool in the summer without the need for air-con, ecological, spacious (at least mine is) and low-cost.
by pete_l
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: house value
Replies: 44
Views: 7389

Re: house value

Try Kyero. You may have to scratch around to find prices in your area, try putting "<your area> property prices" in the search box at the top right.
I would recommend you sit down before you start looking.
by pete_l
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Dental Work
Replies: 21
Views: 5604

Re: Dental Work

Got a quote for 1100€ all-in for an single implant(incisor) at my regular a local Spanish dentist in Rute up near Lucena. Well, it's better than the £2,000 I paid for an implant in the UK some years back. Be careful though. Apparently there can be many complications with fitting implants as most de...
by pete_l
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Warm weather?
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Re: Warm weather?

HKM wrote:Does anyone else feel that October is warmer than normal this year?
Not around here.
It's warmer than October 2012, but well within the range of normal for nid-October.
This week in 2004 had temperatures over 30°C, so the 25-ish's we're getting are about normal.
by pete_l
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: The Biggest cause of hassle when you arrive in Spain ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2798

Re: The Biggest cause of hassle when you arrive in Spain ?

I still remember being amazed to see a guy walking up the hill balancing a sofa on his head en route to the house and thinking 'elf and safety would never allow that in the UK! Oh, good. I'm glad that Desperate Dan managed to find work after the Dandy closed last year as it's obviousl from the exce...
by pete_l
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: The Biggest cause of hassle when you arrive in Spain ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2798

Re: The Biggest cause of hassle when you arrive in Spain ?

Refunded your shipping? Good grief, this is SPAIN. Considering "can't be accessed by motor vehicles", you're lucky they didn't zap you with an Extended Area Surcharge instead. Having said that, UPS's surcharge is a bargain compared with the US $ 33 extra that DHL wanted for the privilege of dropping...
by pete_l
Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: The Biggest cause of hassle when you arrive in Spain ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2798

Re: The Biggest cause of hassle when you arrive in Spain ?

For me the biggest hassle is officialdom Officialdom and the language. The two biggest hassles are officialdom and the language ... and trades The THREE biggest gassles are officaldom, language, tradespeople ... and getting stuff delivered. The four biggest hassles are officialdom, language, tradesp...
by pete_l
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Oil and Spark Plug Change
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

Re: Oil and Spark Plug Change

I think the most important part of getting your car serviced (no matter where you live) is to make sure the brakes are up to scratch. Not just the pads/shoes but also the brake fluid, tubes, pipes and hoses. Then when you ask your garage to check them (provided you have one that you'd trust to do a ...
by pete_l
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Adhesive / Glue.
Replies: 6
Views: 2305

Re: Adhesive / Glue.

I stuck mine on just using the adhesive backing on the strip but stopped it peeling straight off with four equally space self-tapping screws . Still there, three years later. Good plan. The metal door will expand and contract with changes in temperature. The draught excluder will probably expand an...
by pete_l
Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Radio Code Ford Ka
Replies: 8
Views: 6332

Re: Radio Code Ford Ka

If you can finagle the radio to come out of its slot (not easy) you could well find that the code is on a sticker on the top/bottom/back/side of the radio unit. While a lot of Ford's can be unlocked per the above link, some (mine included, grrrr) have a "factory" setting. I had to pay some guy on e*...