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by Superplonk
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Where to put fibre router
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: Where to put fibre router

I've recently replaced my wifi extenders with a Tenda brand mesh system. I got a set of 3 boxes from Amazon for 70 euros. For the first time ever I have been able to get decent internet on every floor (3) of the house with no reconnection lag as I move about. Takes five minutes to set up.
by Superplonk
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Solar central heating
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: Solar central heating

Does your underfloor system use a heat pump, Sid?
by Superplonk
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Costs to offset CGT
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

Costs to offset CGT

Having just bought a house, I am thinking ahead and wondering what expenses are allowable against CGT at the time of an eventual sale. I assume general maintenance (painting, plumbing repairs...) doesn't count, but what about a new boiler or solar panels?
by Superplonk
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Purchasing an Annuity in Spain
Replies: 5
Views: 10315

Re: Purchasing an Annuity in Spain

That's a nice tax saving, but with annuity rates where they are in 2019, I'd consider other options too.
by Superplonk
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty BBC
Replies: 9
Views: 10703

Re: Smarty BBC

I believe that certain routers let you put the dns details directly in the settings, so the whole house is covered. I prefer to set it device by device, as I don't mind where some of them think I really am. The instructions are quite clear on the website for many different kinds of computer, phone, ...
by Superplonk
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty BBC
Replies: 9
Views: 10703

Re: Smarty BBC

Trickbyte and Getflix work.
by Superplonk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 90 day rule
Replies: 22
Views: 8231

Re: 90 day rule

Am I correct in thinking that after leaving the eu I will be able to spend 90 days in each 180 day period in Spain.... NB: it's not Spain, it's the entire Schengen area. This would prevent you from filling in the rest of the year in the Algarve, for example. It also means no dawdling through France...
by Superplonk
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Keep talking about OUR Freedom of Movement
Replies: 7
Views: 2853

Keep talking about OUR Freedom of Movement

I notice that a recent thread was closed as it was deemed irrelevant to Andalucia for straying too far into British politics. It is alarmingly clear that misunderstandings about what is about to happen to many of us are rife, not just in the UK, but among those who have chosen to come and live here....
by Superplonk
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Specsavers Fuengirola
Replies: 5
Views: 13160

Re: Specsavers Fuengirola

I was extremely impressed by the staff in Fuengirola.
by Superplonk
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Writing English Will in Spain
Replies: 20
Views: 4085

Re: Writing English Will in Spain

I am assuming that everything could change after March. New laws could affect whose wills get recognised where. Depending on your health, you might want to hold off paying for legal advice until our leaders have implemented the will (geddit?) of the people.
by Superplonk
Tue May 15, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Taxation of ETFs and Investment funds in Spain
Replies: 5
Views: 4078

Re: Taxation of ETFs and Investment funds in Spain

Pro:In Spain the reinvested dividends on accumulation funds are not taxed until sale, when you are liable for CGT.

Con: One disadvantage of ETF's over mutual funds is that you can't delay CGT by reinvesting sale proceeds in a similar fund.
by Superplonk
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 49
Views: 13162

Re: Gibraltar

I enjoy eavesdropping on the locals in Morrisons.

She: "El problema con Richard es que tiene un inferiority complex."
He: "Well there's nothing wrong with that!"
She: "Claro!"
by Superplonk
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Amazon Echo Dot
Replies: 15
Views: 2413

Re: Amazon Echo Dot

The latest version of the app allows you to enter a Spanish address, so asking for a weather report gets you the local version straight away. I don't think it's worth bothering with unless you have a UK account with Prime for the music, though. Otherwise it works perfectly.
by Superplonk
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Endesa
Replies: 12
Views: 4100

Re: Endesa

Have you checked the numbers on the actual meter, or just on the website? I recently got charged for 5x my actual consumption. The meter showed the correct figures, but a huge surge in consumption that lasted a month appeared on the website. The bill that came two months later corrected the mistake....
by Superplonk
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Dacia diesel recall - do I go for it?
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Re: Dacia diesel recall - do I go for it?

To follow up on this, I have been advised by a Renault dealer not to have it done. The reasons given were that it will affect performance, can't be reversed and that possibly a less bad version will be offered in the future.
by Superplonk
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Dacia diesel recall - do I go for it?
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Dacia diesel recall - do I go for it?

I've had a letter from Dacia offering a "free adjustment" to the pollution control systems on my two year old car. When I ordered the car it took several months to arrive as they were switching the production line to produce Euro 6 engines. It very quickly became apparent that these were remarkably ...
by Superplonk
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Road from Coin to Malaga Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

Re: Road from Coin to Malaga Airport

Rather, the road from Coin to the motorway is open. Very convenient for the airport.
by Superplonk
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Monarch Airlines
Replies: 28
Views: 7455

Re: Monarch Airlines

What's the procedure for getting a refund for a Spain-UK flight that was booked with a Spanish credit card? All the advice I've seen is for UK-based customers.
by Superplonk
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Parsnips
Replies: 6
Views: 3113

Re: Parsnips

chirivia is correct
by Superplonk
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Rolling stones ticket prices
Replies: 16
Views: 22341

Re: Rolling stones ticket prices

When my friend told me how much he'd paid for tickets to see them in 1989, I was astonished.
HIs reply: "But I'll probably never get another chance."