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by Gin Monster
Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Gecko catcher!
Replies: 13
Views: 3902

Got to agree with kexon...leave them alone. They eat an adundance of flies and mozzies so should be your best friends. They are very timid and will not approach you...you have nothing to worry about with them...and they are kind of cute in an ugly sort of way :lol:
by Gin Monster
Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property Buying Help/Info/Opinions
Replies: 14
Views: 5941

I believe the standard norm for Spanish mortgages is a maximum of 70%...some banks may offer a bit more....so you will need some cash to put down...and don't forget to account for a further 10% of the house purchase price for taxes and charges etc :cry:
by Gin Monster
Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car Hire - fuel levy.
Replies: 52
Views: 12656

Crown at Almeria airport don't charge so long as you bring it back full
by Gin Monster
Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: boys on bikes
Replies: 25
Views: 5789

Noisey bikes...barking dogs....folks will be complaining about how funny the Spanish speak next!!!

Take a couple of chill pills and have another gin...you won't notice any of it then :P
by Gin Monster
Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Noisy Dogs
Replies: 49
Views: 12035

It's not the answer you want to hear, but barking dogs in Spain will not go away...it is a part of life here and you either have to get used to it or go live in the sticks to get away from it.
by Gin Monster
Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: HELP - GONNA TAKE US TO COURT
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

Take you to court for what exactly? Have you defaulted on payment, damaged contents etc? If not, then I would be tempted to treat the "threat" with the contempt it deserves. Not sure about your bond...you may have to seek some legal advice about that, but its very important to document any...
by Gin Monster
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: 2008 Andalucia.com Calendar
Replies: 20
Views: 9416

...and what exactly do the 3 photos portray of Andalucia?????

How about a nice shot of gin and tonic instead :shock:
by Gin Monster
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Short Story Comp.
Replies: 11
Views: 3514

Best ever short fairytale:

Once upon a time there was a man who met a woman. He asked her to marry him, she said "No", and he lived happily ever after :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Gin Monster
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Leroy Merlins
Replies: 13
Views: 6164

Look on the bright side...at least you keep getting your dosh back :D ...in the UK you would get fobbed off telling you to contact the manufacturer etc etc
by Gin Monster
Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Things that you LOVE about Spain
Replies: 51
Views: 11674

Cheap gin? :oops:
by Gin Monster
Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: San Miguel ad
Replies: 17
Views: 3955

Like Beach says...get firefox and you wont have these problems. End of story 8)
by Gin Monster
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: GPS in cars
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

and presumably Benidorm...it sits quite happily in the back seat giving you the directions :P
by Gin Monster
Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: burriana beach
Replies: 5
Views: 4224

Try "The Little Red Kitchen"??? 8)
by Gin Monster
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: Has anyone been to a place called 'Plates"
Replies: 12
Views: 5976

You are right Val...the one at Cartama is a meat venue...the other one is a fish venue. Both called El Tintero.
by Gin Monster
Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: Has anyone been to a place called 'Plates"
Replies: 12
Views: 5976

Its not easy to find...unless you know where it is!

If you need directions, then I can send you a google earth place mark (just pm me your email address) 8)
by Gin Monster
Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: Has anyone been to a place called 'Plates"
Replies: 12
Views: 5976

If its the one I'm thinking of, it is called El Tintero...we call it the "plate place" as waiters carry hands full of different dishes around shouting out at the top of their voices what they have to offer....it is a real experience not to be missed. The place is huge and will seat about 1...
by Gin Monster
Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Things that you hate about spain
Replies: 74
Views: 15033

apart from the above...everythings hunky dory then? :lol: :lol:
by Gin Monster
Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bringing cash to Spain
Replies: 14
Views: 4305

I'm not sure about pounds sterling, but I did enquire at the post office when I was exchanging for some euros...the limit was something like 3,500 euros worth of GBP..so just over 2 grand by my poor reckoning.
by Gin Monster
Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: intruder alert, whats the deal, can i hurt them?
Replies: 12
Views: 2563

Re: intruder alert, whats the deal, can i hurt them?

spanish_lad wrote:what would happen to me if i found a pikey in the yard with one of my drills in his hand? if i were to "persuade" him to drop it via a metal bar.. what would happen to me ?


If you did a good enough job...who would know about it :wink: :wink:
by Gin Monster
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Orange Blossom...
Replies: 32
Views: 5956

A freshly cut slice of lemon just before it dives into my long cool G & T :lol:

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