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by Devils Advocate
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: UK Duty Free Allowances announced
Replies: 15
Views: 1192

Re: UK Duty Free Allowances announced

Brexit is a walk in the park compared to Covid. Brexit would never ban you from visiting your Spanish house or seeing your mother.
by Devils Advocate
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2325
Views: 98425

Re: Coronavirus

Worrying for you Lavanda, I hope your Dad is back home asap in good health.
by Devils Advocate
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Curfew?
Replies: 47
Views: 3005

Re: Curfew?

I think they are trying to get us all to drink and eat at home. This is exactly the plan, make life as miserable and as awkward for the customer as you can, but allow bars and restaurants to remain open. Double whammy, no customers (hopefully) and no compensation for the business.................be...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: House sale proceeds
Replies: 18
Views: 2492

Re: House sale proceeds

A banker's draft should not take six days to clear. DA said that the proceeds of the sale of his Spanish property were in his UK bank account within 48 hours. The thread has struck a chord with me as I posted an almost identical one last year before completion, and got info., the same info the OP i...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: House sale proceeds
Replies: 18
Views: 2492

Re: House sale proceeds

We just had the cheque made out from the buyers to us, just to be sure what amount was on the cheque when we received it. Much like we should have insisted the buyers kept our retention in their bank as opposed to their lawyers.
by Devils Advocate
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: House sale proceeds
Replies: 18
Views: 2492

Re: House sale proceeds

Our completion one year ago went exactly as Beachcomber describes. The only money of ours a lawyer got near was our retention for a DAFO we paid for. Not seen a penny of it since.
by Devils Advocate
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: House sale proceeds
Replies: 18
Views: 2492

Re: House sale proceeds

Don't give the buyers lawyer a sniff of it. Currencies direct will send a rep. to the Notaria on day of completion, you hand them the cheque and job done. Money will be in your own bank account of choice within 48 hours.
by Devils Advocate
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Carburetor Mechanic in Motril
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: Carburetor Mechanic in Motril

Ahhh, I knew it would be something oddball, vintage and French :mrgreen:
by Devils Advocate
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Carburetor Mechanic in Motril
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: Carburetor Mechanic in Motril

There are lots of suppliers of refurb kits for most carbs on Ebay and the like, one bloke in particular I've used a lot (fastroadcars). Not a lot to go wrong with them really so on most occasions a capable mechanic with sort it.....although fewer and fewer around now who've even seen a carb I'd gues...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Road Trip
Replies: 36
Views: 4471

Re: Road Trip

Totally agree with that Beachy. 20 years ago when I took our first car over there to leave in Spain we must have taken the route (or similar) you mention. Sadly I was with a mate and not the other half.....and we were going at break neck pace with no overnight stop just to get there ready to pick th...
by Devils Advocate
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Road Trip
Replies: 36
Views: 4471

Re: Road Trip

Another gem in the La rochelle region for a stop is a town called St Jean D'angely. Not a huge place as we avoid them but well big enough to explore. Lovely central square with safe parking too. Lot's of restaurants and bars and a truly French olde worlde morning market that is fabulous....all food ...
by Devils Advocate
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Road Trip
Replies: 36
Views: 4471

Re: Road Trip

Plaza Nueva in Bilbao is an absolute must if you love a nice wine and some of the best tapas in the world. If it's anything like back to the way we found it last year it's a memorable place to visit. We stayed outside Bilbao in a town called Muskiz and a hotel called Munatones. Highlight was the eas...
by Devils Advocate
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Road Trip
Replies: 36
Views: 4471

Re: Road Trip

Ah, thinking about it again some of the gems we found were off the beaten track, La Pedraza in Segovia for instance, stayed in the best hotel we've ever used in Spain, beautiful place with a world renowned restaurant too in the lovely walled village. Whether it's open and functioning in these times ...
by Devils Advocate
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Road Trip
Replies: 36
Views: 4471

Re: Road Trip

We've done the leisurely multi day trip from UK to Andalucia for the last 3 years now as opposed to flying, a lot more expensive but it became a major feature of the holiday, discovering places you'd never see otherwise. We have never enjoyed holidays as much, something new every day.....gutted not ...
by Devils Advocate
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2325
Views: 98425

Re: Coronavirus

Best one yet. A lady at OH's firm had slight symptoms so went to the local test centre, she logged on when there with her details and was given a test number. It was very busy indeed, eventually with queue taking so much time to go down she left without having the test. Phone goes today and the call...
by Devils Advocate
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perseids
Replies: 10
Views: 2319

Re: Perseids

Sid....time for the new scope to come in to play!!
by Devils Advocate
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: One year ago today, to the hour.
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Re: One year ago today, to the hour.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Unbelievable.
by Devils Advocate
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: One year ago today, to the hour.
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Re: One year ago today, to the hour.

Thanks Olive and yes where has that time gone? I followed your posts on the struggles you had to get back home and again it was all part of the surreal blur. Truly hoping you get to travel more very shortly and get the house on the market and sold.....then pastures new. This can't go on forever, peo...
by Devils Advocate
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2325
Views: 98425

Re: Coronavirus

As more people are tested then more positives will be recorded, however it's nailed on we'll suffer once again this Autumn and winter whatever happens.
by Devils Advocate
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: One year ago today, to the hour.
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Re: One year ago today, to the hour.

I have a hunch you may well be correct CK sadly.