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by Parilla
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1966 WC Final
Replies: 9
Views: 590

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: 1064

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: 1064

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: 1260

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: 664

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: 664

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: 664

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: 51
Views: 30684

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: 11826

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: 11826

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: 26103

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 retur...
by Parilla
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: dinero
Replies: 22
Views: 26103

Re: dinero

Main one is Halifax Clarity Mastercard, which I believe is still available from the Halifax. Also use one of the Barclaycard Platinum Visas (using Visa Europe exchange rates) with the "no extra charges" part of the T & Cs locked in until 2023, but that card is no longer on offer to new applications....
by Parilla
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: dinero
Replies: 22
Views: 26103

Re: dinero

Paddy P you could not be more wrong. The rate I got on the purchase was 1.0968 and NO spread, NO additional fees. I have been using this method for the last 3 years + and have never paid anything extra over the daily exchange rate. The absence of any charges above the daily exchange rate is clearly ...
by Parilla
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: dinero
Replies: 22
Views: 26103

Re: dinero

Mastercard's GBP:EURO rate yesterday, for any value transaction, was 1.0968.

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by Parilla
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Owner not paying yearly community fee
Replies: 5
Views: 11956

Re: Owner not paying yearly community fee

Our community has been in exactly this situation and it became clear that irrespective of the HPL, it is virtually impossible to prevent an owner or their tenant from using the pool (or any other community facility) if they wish to use it, other than by committing some criminal offence ourselves. Pa...
by Parilla
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: La Renta 2018 UK Rental Income - Tenant Identification
Replies: 15
Views: 6321

Re: La Renta 2018 UK Rental Income - Tenant Identification

Just make up any old number and put it in the box. No way for Spain to check, and if they did find it were nonsense, just tell them that was the number given to you by your tenant.

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by Parilla
Sat May 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Strange email event
Replies: 10
Views: 2465

Re: Strange email event

Thanks Enrique - we wondered if it was something like that. It is a Gmail account. However - why would Google allow someone to have the same email address? For instance, if we had [email protected].com - surely they wouldn't let someone else have mickey.[email protected].com? That would mean that we would...
by Parilla
Sat May 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Strange email event
Replies: 10
Views: 2465

Strange email event

Yesterday evening we found 2 emails in our inbox from Trainline, one confirming a return rail ticket booking Winchester / Waterloo (going today and returning tomorrow) and giving the last four credit card digits of the payment; the other was the actual e-ticket. We had not made the booking and do no...
by Parilla
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: BEING MADE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANTER
Replies: 17
Views: 2965

Re: BEING MADE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANTER

Patricia, when you say "planters", do you mean a fixed part of the fabric of the building, or separate moveable containers like plant pots ?

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by Parilla
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: amazon
Replies: 27
Views: 3925

Re: amazon

If there is a site located near to you, the Amazon Lockers are a really convenient and safe way to collect your stuff. We have used them many times and not had any problems.


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