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by markwilding
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Finance V Lump Sum
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Car Finance V Lump Sum

Try to get some more discount. Tell them you are also looking at another car and they might drop it another 200-400 Euros. then when they give you it, tell them you are on a budget and try for another 200 Euros. They have always dropped a little from the original offer because I think they have a li...
by markwilding
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Covid Vaccinations Spain
Replies: 272
Views: 12901

Re: Covid Vaccinations Spain

I didn't even realise the nurse had done mine. I did start to feel a little pain a day or so later especially if I touch the area around the jab. My wife said she couldn't sleep lying on that side after her (Pfizer) jab but mine was nowhere near that bad. I did experience some tiredness, which I'm n...
by markwilding
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: CARREFOUR BOUGHT SUPERSOL
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: CARREFOUR BOUGHT SUPERSOL

It's incredible how much our shopping habits have changed over the last few years. We used to do a big shop once a week to Eroski, then now and again to go one of the others. Now we have Mercadona we tend to go more often but pick up much less as well as going to the big ones much less. I like Carre...
by markwilding
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 199
Views: 15137

Re: Travel Covid requirements

I am not considered a key worker but came inside the 60-65 age group that they were testing. I got the text to apply late on Thursday evening but didn't make the appointment until the next morning. My neighbour, who comes in the same group, was too late because they had run out so has to wait a litt...
by markwilding
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Covid Vaccinations Spain
Replies: 272
Views: 12901

Re: Covid Vaccinations Spain

In Spain it seems that it is also 12weeks for AstraZeneca at least that is what Marks post has indicated. That is my situation with AstraZeneca. My wife had the Pfizer and they were three weeks apart. This seems to confirm that Spain is going to delay the period between AstraZeneca doses and is not...
by markwilding
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Receiving UK Pension but working autonomo
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Receiving UK Pension but working autonomo

How longs he works as an Autonomo will determine whether he receives a pension or not in Spain. I would like to add another question which might be relevant to his situation. Is it necessary to pay autonomo when you are already collecting your pension or is it only necessary to pay IRPF ( income tax...
by markwilding
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Covid Vaccinations Spain
Replies: 272
Views: 12901

Re: Covid Vaccinations Spain

I had the AstraZeneca. Here it's 12 weeks apart. My next one is 27th June 20 minutes before the start of the quarter final of the European championships for which I have tickets. I'll try to go a bit early to see if they will let me get away for the match. I arrived about 20 minutes early for this o...
by markwilding
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Covid Vaccinations Spain
Replies: 272
Views: 12901

Re: Covid Vaccinations Spain

Had my first jab this evening. The next one is in June so there must have been a change of policy. My 81 year old mother in law hasn't had hers yet.
by markwilding
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: The 90 day Allowance & Deportations?
Replies: 41
Views: 1327

Re: The 90 day Allowance & Deportations?

It’s true though about the way some British people think. I remember one of the first times in Andalusia. I was in a massive Electric and white goods store and this guy was telling the salesman that he should get a discount because he was going to buy a fridge and washing machine as if it was a rare...
by markwilding
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Masks on the beach
Replies: 39
Views: 1130

Re: Masks on the beach

In certain places in Spain the restrictions have been even lighter. I can move around the autonomous region. Last weekend I spent the day in San Sebastián and yesterday I went to a small medieval town about 2 hours from here. Nevertheless If the rate goes above the limit, towns close their borders u...
by markwilding
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Crossing Regional Borders
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Crossing Regional Borders

Even though it wasn't necessary, My dentist sent me a text message with the justification for an appointment I had yesterday.
by markwilding
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Thousands of British expats in Spain remain “exposed and unprotected”
Replies: 60
Views: 2186

Re: Thousands of British expats in Spain remain “exposed and unprotected”

Yes it was sensationalist to say that 500 will be deported. Anyway, most people know that there is a legal process to deportation, which takes a lengthy period of time so it's important to read beyond the headline especially one from the Express, which is known to print plenty of untruths regarding ...
by markwilding
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Another casulty of brexit?
Replies: 15
Views: 1060

Re: Another casulty of brexit?

strange, i tried radio 1, and radio 1 xtra last night and it said "unavaliable" on simple radio I've just checked Radio 1 and it is working. Do you use a VPN? In this case it might be better to have it switched off while listening This is the App I have https://apps.apple.com/us/app/simpl...
by markwilding
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Another casulty of brexit?
Replies: 15
Views: 1060

Re: Another casulty of brexit?

This might more to do with BBC policy and other stations do not comply. https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/37e4e3f6-fbd2-4c14-8d72-7f7139641582 This is one time where not being in the UK benefits us. For example, BBC is not available using Tunein in the UK but is in Spain and anywhere e...
by markwilding
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Covid Vaccinations Spain
Replies: 272
Views: 12901

Re: Covid Vaccinations Spain

Beachcomber wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:01 am sheep back into the pen
Another derogatory way of describing people with different views. I will take whichever vaccine is offered to me as will most people I know. 'Sensible' is the word I would use.
by markwilding
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 199
Views: 15137

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Maybe, However, didn't he appear on a reality game show not so long ago so not too old for that? Anyway, that's the way the British press works No need to stalk anyone these days as everyone has a good camera at hand and he knows that. Most people can sympathise with forgetting to put on the mask bu...
by markwilding
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 199
Views: 15137

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Bit unfair how the Stanley Johnson phrase is being used. Thousands were skipping off last year (including some on this forum). We have seen daily photos of the rich and famous cavorting around the worlds trendy spots. An article yesterday revealed Rod Stewart has the lockdown blues. Not so long ago...
by markwilding
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Thousands of British expats in Spain remain “exposed and unprotected”
Replies: 60
Views: 2186

Re: Thousands of British expats in Spain remain “exposed and unprotected”

But if you get your information from a guy in the pub. Here it doesn't happen very often but I remember a guy from Liverpool who told me he'd rather not register. I wonder if he did eventually register or if he's having problems.
by markwilding
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Moving & updating address etc
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Moving & updating address etc

... Half the population are not registered at their correct address. They remain registered at addresses that provide the most financial benefit!! From where did you get that information. :crazy: Cheers Gerry Believe it or not that is what happens here. People from Bilbao who live in Cantabria pref...