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by pdellis
Sun May 06, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Nice little trip round inland andalucia
Replies: 14
Views: 4928

Why not try the Hotel Rural La Paloma? On the road to Rute, between Salinas & Tapia. I would say 20 minutes from Rute, 10 mins from Iznajar. Italian owners who speak Spanish, French etc etc and great food. Think it is about 50 euros a night for a double en-suite and very nicely furnished(biased as w...
by pdellis
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Weather?
Replies: 9
Views: 3299

If you want to keep tabs on the weather, I find the following quite accurate : www.inm.es the Spanish meteorlogical institute
by pdellis
Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Interpreters
Replies: 12
Views: 2325

Speak to Katy, her husband does voluntary interpreting!
by pdellis
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: MOVING TO SPAIN IN 2008
Replies: 52
Views: 26601

If you have a history of NI payments in the UK, you may be covered for a certain period with regards to the equivelant of the NHS. For example, my wife & I contacted the DWP in the UK before moving over and were told (with documents to confirm) we were covered until Jan 2009. Since being here, this ...
by pdellis
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Furnishing a house in Iznajar - Cordoba
Replies: 9
Views: 2728

The bank opposit is Cajamar. Beware though there is a 2nd furniture store same side of the road but nearer the Tabacos on the right-hand side The shop in question also has a seperate showroom down a sidestreet (I say 'down' but it is actually up a steep hill). Father normally stands by the front doo...
by pdellis
Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Do you have a house name for your place in spain?
Replies: 43
Views: 15034

Casa La Alegria - corny I know, but the story is that when young girls the previous owner and her sister were always happy & laughing. Their Father therefore came up with the name
by pdellis
Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is everyone happy?
Replies: 27
Views: 5685

We sat on our front terrace last night, glass of wine in hand, listening to the cicadas and occassional owl and watching the lunar eclipse - wife said to me "this is what we moved here for" Nowhere is life a complete bed of roses, but wouldn't swap what we have here & certainly not to return to the UK
by pdellis
Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: Good Chinese Restaurants?
Replies: 25
Views: 14077

Take a day out and go to the Big Wok in Antequera. Set price buffet and fantastic food. Help yourself to hot / cold starters & main courses. Or get the chef to cook a dish for you whilst you stand and watch.

Only downside is charging full price for children over 7
by pdellis
Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: toilet smell & septic tank advice - Pleeease!
Replies: 23
Views: 6944

I concur with Dido, all our pipes (toilet, bath, shower and sink), connect into the same waste pipe leading to the septic tank. I have noted on occassion a smell from the shower trap and put it down to this. You can get eco-friendly drain cleaners which could possibly help and at the same time won't...
by pdellis
Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Questions about living in Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 4367

If he were to register as automino here, he would need to pay Spanish Sociasl Security. This would enable him to qualify for the basic spanish state pension. Bearing in mind dependant upon his age, there may not be a British state pension by the time he comes to retire Could he not work for his UK b...
by pdellis
Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Building permit for updating a bathroom ???
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

It does seem to vary from area to area, but here, you have 6 months to commence the work (from date of permissions being granted) & 2 years to complete the works
by pdellis
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Garden Centre Opening tomorrow?
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

The one just off the A92 (junction before 211 to Montefrio) is open until mid-afternoon.

Just bought 2 x 2m palm trees for 15 euros each (plus the cheapest pots I have seen anywhere)
by pdellis
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: English cinema in Antequera or Granada
Replies: 10
Views: 7463

At La Veronica last week - can confirm only showing films in Spanish & no info indicating english-speaking films are on their way
by pdellis
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: message board covering sitges area
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

If you do a search for the local Ayuntamiento site, you may be able to get info from there as well
by pdellis
Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Little bells moving
Replies: 19
Views: 4786

I thought it meant there had been additional postings on the topic since my last visit - shows how much I know !!!
by pdellis
Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Dish of the Day on Spanish T.V
Replies: 6
Views: 4272

Have thought similar to you on many occasions.

Now I would quite happily eat Tapas & traditional Spanish dishes ( indeed we do try our hand at cooking 'local' dishes), but I have to say, in the majority of cases the presentation leaves much to be desired, whether it be in restaurantes or on TV
by pdellis
Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Questions about living in Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 4367

My wife builds web sites for a UK company (as well as a small local client bank). She has registered as automino (self-employed), here in Spain and pays taxes etc here. Her boss does a BACS transfer each month in euros, picking up the £25 transfer charge as part of her remuneration Seems to work wel...
by pdellis
Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Moving to Spain from the UK
Replies: 12
Views: 4365

moving to spain

We bought over our King size bed, a dining table, chairs & sideboards. Everything else was either sold, dumped or given away. You can more than satisfy most furniture needs here & we found white goods to be reasonably priced and of good quality. Wherever you decide to eventually buy, I am sure you w...
by pdellis
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: tax allowances
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

tax allowances

Thanks safeashouses, exactly what I was looking for !
by pdellis
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: tax allowances
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

tax allowances

I have a similar query as my wife is automino - need to find out the tax bandings & 'trigger' amounts. Anyone know of a web-site for someone with basic spanish?