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by BENIDORM
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Tank and pump for house
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: Tank and pump for house

Olive, Have you visited the newish shop/almacen in Huetar Tajar, they stock all kinds of pipes /hose /pumps etc., maybe worth a look if you haven't been, sorry never remember names. It's situated on the way in from the 92 , left at the big roundabout and then the first building just on the left in t...
by BENIDORM
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Vet - Granada/Antequera
Replies: 9
Views: 1372

Re: Vet - Granada/Antequera

Olive,
Have you tried the vets in Huetor Tajar ?

We use them for our pack and have had no problems, really helpful staff.

Have a safe journey back and you've been away so long I won't recognise you !

Regards,
Gordon.

Beachcomber ....No problem .. :thumbup:
by BENIDORM
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Online shopping in the Covid world
Replies: 54
Views: 1956

Re: Online shopping in the Covid world

Elusive, Bonmarche have been taken over by another company, and they are now much more efficient with good quality merchandise.
My wife has had 3 orders from the new Bonmarche and is very happy with everything, she said to tell you that they now have a bigger range also.

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Online shopping in the Covid world
Replies: 54
Views: 1956

Re: Online shopping in the Covid world

We've been using online buying for quite a long time, most of the previously mentioned organisations and the likes of showroomprive.es / bon marche etc. without any real problems and always had pretty good service from Correos and the courier firms. I think all shops big and small need to use online...
by BENIDORM
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel to the UK
Replies: 52
Views: 3603

Re: Travel to the UK

Good advice and help, Thank You Peter.

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 78
Views: 4336

Re: Disappearing History

Mark I fully understand your views and respect them. However my point is that it won't stop with 'slave traders' , already they are discussing removing Roman statues. And I really don't see why some are having to apologise for acts carried out by previous generations, we've already moved on, surely ...
by BENIDORM
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 78
Views: 4336

Re: Disappearing History

Well as I thought, most of the thugs who have been destroying statues and defacing memorials are politically motivated extremists. This situation got out of hand very quickly, what a sad state of affairs No allowance has been made for the fact that several hundred years ago life was very different, ...
by BENIDORM
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 78
Views: 4336

Re: Disappearing History

At the moment I'm really so busy, preserving history !! So I'm not in a position to write lengthy replies ,but I do appreciate all of the interesting views added .. :thumbup: All I will say is that I feel that it's important to ensure that all history , in whatever form, is made available to everyon...
by BENIDORM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 78
Views: 4336

Re: Disappearing History

GoE, Good to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Liverpool museums and I think that they give quite a balanced view of slavery and many other interesting subjects. Birkenhead is also worth visiting ,I particularly liked visiting the German U-Boat , a bit eerie for me as it's very similar the the A.bo...
by BENIDORM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 78
Views: 4336

Re: Disappearing History

Maybe some of the more long-standing members will recall my thread about the TSMS Lakonia Disaster.? I spent a lot of time researching where the victims had been buried and eventually with the help of many of the members and the A.Com Management we were able to place a memorial plaque at the cemeter...
by BENIDORM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Gibraltar

A friend of mine told me that they visited Gib the other day, no problem , they took their Residencia papers and other papers like a copy of the padron with them, quickly in to Gib. but a long wait as usual to get out...

Hope this helps.
Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 78
Views: 4336

Re: Disappearing History

I agree with most of the very sensible comments made here, however .. 'Going Overboard' with comments--Not At All. It has taken the horrific and tragic killing of one man to kick off all of the present protests and ONE toppling of a relatively unkown statue could easily lead to much more outcry and ...
by BENIDORM
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 78
Views: 4336

Re: Disappearing History

Gerry, I believe all monuments, statues, paintings etc., from history should be preserved and if necessary put in a 'villains' museum, where anyone can go and view and research them. Do you really agree that Winston Churchill's statue should be dismantled, if some had their way. ?. Many ancient monu...
by BENIDORM
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 78
Views: 4336

Re: Disappearing History

Gerrynag, I understand your viewpoints however it's Not about changing history it's about removing artefacts in the form of monuments etc., which takes away the chance to study and understand previous centuries. And any form of yob and mob rule in my books is not on ! I'm an amateur local historian ...
by BENIDORM
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 78
Views: 4336

Re: Disappearing History

Thanks again to everyone for putting forward your different views on what without doubt is a very emotive issue/subject. Elusive, Your kind words and thoughts are most gracious and well received by me, Thank you.... A little encouragement goes a long way.. :thumbup: alpiniSi, Your interaction with t...
by BENIDORM
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 78
Views: 4336

Re: Disappearing History

THANKS ALL, for your good input , thoughts and suggestions :thumbup: I've always thought that a famous persons life achievements, good and bad should be made available for study. Some statues should be moved to more appropriate sites such as museums, but where do you 'draw the line ' as others have ...
by BENIDORM
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 78
Views: 4336

Disappearing History

Did I mention my passionate interest in History ? :think: Well I wasn't going to comment about the problems in several countries with regard to the vandalising and distruction of historical monuments, but it worries me that similar mindless distruction could happen in Spain. History happened , it ca...
by BENIDORM
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Applying for UK Pension in Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Applying for UK Pension in Spain

I applied online for my UK pension first, waited until I received it and then applied at the INSS office for the Spanish pension, it worked well and the Spanish pension is backdated to the date that you applied for it.

Regards,
Gordon
by BENIDORM
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: My Bread Machine Has Been Working Overtime.!
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Re: My Bread Machine Has Been Working Overtime.!

Wicksey, Sorry, I didn't see your post in the Amigos Lounge, I don't go down to the basement very often.. :D But great to see that you and others have been making good use of their bread machines. Just before the lockdown I bought 4 of the big bags of flour in Mercadona, very reasonably priced and g...
by BENIDORM
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: My Bread Machine Has Been Working Overtime.!
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

My Bread Machine Has Been Working Overtime.!

We've used bread machines for a long time to produce our own tasty loaves with all sorts of exotic ingredients, previously it was used about 3 times a week but because of the splendid selection now available in the supermarkets it had reduced down to once every ten days. But during the lockdown we'v...