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by Parilla
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: San Pedro to Estepona . . . Restrictions ? ?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: San Pedro to Estepona . . . Restrictions ? ?

Marbella (San Pedro) and Estepona both exceeded 500/100K this week so went into closed borders. Both now look to be heading to burst through the 1000/100K level so that would add "all non essential activity" at the next count. We crossed into Estepona yesterday for a previously arranged ap...
by Parilla
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 88
Views: 6377

Re: Travel Covid requirements

By which airline, Paddy ?

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by Parilla
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Community agm
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

Re: Community agm

True, but the law hasn't changed.

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by Parilla
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Apps keep closing on Samsung smartphone
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: Apps keep closing on Samsung smartphone

Thanks for the suggestions folks. Got it sorted, had to resort to a factory reset.

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by Parilla
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Apps keep closing on Samsung smartphone
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Apps keep closing on Samsung smartphone

Since just over a week ago, when I try to open Gmail, Google Search and some others, they flash open and then close at once. A message appears eg " Gmail keeps closing - Send feedback", and when you try, that keeps closing. Any idea what might be going on anyone please. and what can I do t...
by Parilla
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: tapping 6 and 8mm threads in wood
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

Re: tapping 6 and 8mm threads in wood

Thanks both. Since the original post, I've thought of several other things I could better do by thread tapping, so I've ordered a pukka full set from amazon.es. Eagerly awaiting my new toy.

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by Parilla
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: tapping 6 and 8mm threads in wood
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

tapping 6 and 8mm threads in wood

My metric tap and die set which I bought in Spain 15 years ago, and which I have not used for about 12 years, has gone AWOL. I now need to tap some 6mm and some 8mm threads in hardwood, and I am unlikely to need a full set ever again. Anybody know if it is possible to just buy for those two sizes, o...
by Parilla
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Ball bearings
Replies: 7
Views: 2323

Re: Ball bearings

Selection of both Rodamientos and Bolas de Metal available on amazon.es.

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by Parilla
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Masks to be mandatory from next week in Andalucia
Replies: 259
Views: 14379

Re: Masks to be mandatory from next week in Andalucia

I gather that masks must be worn when walking on a beach, but not when swimming. You are on a beach, 20 m from the water line and want to go for a swim, so you put on your mask and walk to the sea. What do you do with your mask when you go in the water ?

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by Parilla
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1966 WC Final
Replies: 9
Views: 2004

1966 WC Final

Had a hugely enjoyable Saturday night watching the '66 England - W. Germany final, original black and white footage and commentary. It must be 50 years since I last watched that game, and I expected to find noticeable differences from the modern game in tactics, technique, fitness etc. It was a very...
by Parilla
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK State Pension
Replies: 18
Views: 1564

Re: UK State Pension

Peter..o..r…, I know comparisons are difficult, I've been doing this sort of thing most of my working life, but I know the date when each instruction would have been given, and even using a 3 day window either side, the PS exchange rate was inferior to that of Visa Europe across all six transaction....
by Parilla
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK State Pension
Replies: 18
Views: 1564

UK State Pension

Just a point of interest, something I have discovered this morning - I promise I'm not really a saddo, just becoming rather bored and stir crazy. Some years ago, my wife and I both changed how we received our State Pension and had it paid in euros direct into our Spanish current account. This becaus...
by Parilla
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: One in a car ???
Replies: 23
Views: 3716

One in a car ???

Can anyone give a definitive answer on the emergency regs and number of bodies allowed in a vehicle ?

Is it actually just one, or is that just the opinion of the weird bloke down the pub ?

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by Parilla
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: iOS Android version
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: iOS Android version

Thanks again all. Followed your directions Enrique, and I am it appears a 9.0 which seems to be more than adequate to avoid the chop. Yes, Gerry, I can now forget about finding a replacement for WhatsApp, or a replacement phone.
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by Parilla
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: iOS Android version
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: iOS Android version

Thanks folks. The penny is beginning to drop - I have misunderstood, but claim this is due to terrible grammar and punctuation skills of the journalists writing the articles I read. It is not the iOS (whatever that may be) I need to know, but the Android equivalent which I assume will be called some...
by Parilla
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: iOS Android version
Replies: 8
Views: 915

iOS Android version

Can anyone tell a tech luddite how to find out what iOS version my Samsung phone uses. I have looked at several websites telling me how to find the answer in "settings" but the results are nothing like the instructions say they will be.

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by Parilla
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 58
Views: 36461

Re: Cyclists

Every country has some stupid laws, and Spain is certainly no exception, but if the above is true it is the most idiotic I've ever heard. "S*** for Brains Award of the Century" to the clowns who dreamed that one up.

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by Parilla
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Taking cigars to the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 12299

Re: Taking cigars to the UK

Thanks for everyone's comments. Unfortunately I didn't keep the receipt ( which makes me cannon fodder for my wife ! ) so I'll just have to wing it.

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by Parilla
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Taking cigars to the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 12299

Taking cigars to the UK

Having a trip northwards later this month, partly for an old pal's 70th birthday bash. I've bought some of his favourite cigars to take (a third of the cost in the UK !!), from an Estanco so they are legit, tax/duty paid etc, but I cannot see any indications on the packaging to confirm this. It's ma...
by Parilla
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: dinero
Replies: 22
Views: 27395

Re: dinero

PP, that's not something I have ever needed to do with the Clarity card so I've no experience to call on, but I think it would be unlikely. As with some other card providers, the T & Cs specifically state that you cannot load the card up into credit, that any funds received in that way will be r...