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by Miro
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 495
Views: 10651

Re: Coronavirus

I wonder if this may spell the end of dirt cheap flights though? Will the budget airlines survive? And how long before people feel confident going on cruises again?
by Miro
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 495
Views: 10651

Re: Coronavirus

Strange, isn't it? Plenty of fresh peppers here, which almost certainly came from Spain! Forgot to mention, I did want some corriander seeds, but couldn't get them. I can live without. Yes, there is a very relaxed atmosphere everywhere & it feels very safe. Maybe because we live in an area with ...
by Miro
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 495
Views: 10651

Re: Coronavirus

Tesco says they have employed an extra 35,000 packers and drivers. Wonder how they managed that. Simple: Tim Wetherspoons told his 44,000 staff to go work for Tesco. If they have any sense, they will try to stay there rather than return to 'Spoons after this all settles down. First time out for 8 d...
by Miro
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 495
Views: 10651

Re: Coronavirus

Plenty in the news about what various countries are (or are not) doing to contain the spread of infections & limit the fatalities - but I haven't come across anything to explain how Portugal is keeping the numbers so low. Did they close the border with Spain early on? Latest figure is 76 deaths,...
by Miro
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 495
Views: 10651

Re: Coronavirus

Swedes also tend to be very pragmatic and sensible, without having to be told to be. I was speaking to a friend of mine in Falkenberg (between Malmö & Gothenburg) earlier. Although they have no enforced lockdown, he's staying home, and ordering home deliveries, which he never has done before. An...
by Miro
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 495
Views: 10651

Re: Coronavirus

I signed up for a daily update e-mail from the BBC on the coronavirus situation. Amongst all the doom and gloom, today's message announced "a live page dedicated to all the positive news - the acts of kindness, the reasons to find hope". Thinking I could do with a bit of that, I clicked th...
by Miro
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 495
Views: 10651

Re: Coronavirus

...El Pais has been reporting re. Prioritising treatment. Locals in Murcia were outraged about people from Northern Spain visiting and straining Salud...where the expats would stand if there was a decision to be made. I wouldn’t like to be lingering on an Italian hospital bed right now. Same storie...
by Miro
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 495
Views: 10651

Re: Coronavirus

Worrying about future holidays wouldn't be high on my list of priorities right now either.
by Miro
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 495
Views: 10651

Re: Coronavirus

...travel companies are the greediest in the world next to the insurance companies and banks, there's no way they'll stop selling and no way they'll refund... I'm keeping tabs on the situation for a relative who is in Fuertaventura, originally due to fly back to Liverpool tomorrow with easyJet. Fli...
by Miro
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Corona virus Spanish lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Corona virus Spanish lockdown

Ryanair "severely reduce" flights to/from Spain until Thursday: https://twitter.com/Ryanair/status/1239 ... 47/photo/1
by Miro
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Corona virus Spanish lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Corona virus Spanish lockdown

easyJet announced this morning they are cancelling all flights to/from Spain from Tuesday 17th - https://www.easyjet.com/en/policy/coronavirus-spain
by Miro
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: CANCELLING MOVISTAR & RETURNING THEIR EQUIPMENT

When we switched from Movistar to Orange the process was relatively straightforward and returning the router exactly as Unicorn has explained. Cancelling Orange when we left Spain, on the other hand, was far more onerous. We were told they would collect the router within 3 months - which clearly was...
by Miro
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Retention return. When to get vocal?
Replies: 12
Views: 7061

Re: Retention return. When to get vocal?

Why not believe the less satisfactory stories as well? Our paperwork was all correct, but it took just shy of a year to receive our refund (plus interest).
by Miro
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: CGT Relief
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: CGT Relief

As far as I know, the exemption/relief applies if you are reinvesting the sale proceeds in another EU country, or another EEA country. I'm not sure, but I am not aware of any intention for the UK to remain/become a member of the EEA. So I wish you well with selling ASAP. I would aim to have the sale...
by Miro
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Crockpot
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

Re: Crockpot

Although no longer living in Andalucia, I still like to check in every now and then to read "posts....relevant to Andalucía" and even the occasional "posts that also relate to other parts of Spain, particularly in the Travel and Tourism section" and "posts about specific iss...
by Miro
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 15801

Re: Property in Malaga province advice please

It's good to know that there are others out there who have a positive view of Torremolinos; I did wonder whether the bad reputation it picked up in the past still lived on in people's minds. Mind you, I think I would have liked to have seen the Torremolinos of the 60s, so eloquently described in Mic...
by Miro
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 15801

Re: Property in Malaga province advice please

Like I said, not much good for a night out in Málaga. Most Spaniards don't eat until around 10pm, and are just getting warmed up by midnight :D The good news is, however, that during the Féria there are special buses running all night between the Málaga fair ground and Torremolinos :thumbup:
by Miro
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Retention return. When to get vocal?
Replies: 12
Views: 7061

Re: Retention return. When to get vocal?

Since the 30 day deadline for the buyer to submit the retention to Hacienda has passed, I would politely ask my representative to forward me a copy of the buyer's form 211 duly rubber stamped by Hacienda with the date on which it was actually received by them - just for my records, you know?! :wink:...
by Miro
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property in Malaga province advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 15801

Re: Property in Malaga province advice please

Torremolinos these days attracts mostly Spanish holidaymakers and as such has a more Spanish feel to it; I dislike the term "Real Spain", but for want of a better term.... :wink: You'll probably find that Benalmádena (Costa) is much more of a typical bucket & spade holiday resort for f...

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