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by Wicksey
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish postal service
Replies: 22
Views: 877

Re: Spanish postal service

We only send and receive a few nowadays. Those without internet or the relatives or friends we only ever contact at Xmas. Every year we seem to lose one or two as everybody is getting older, so very few to send these days.
by Wicksey
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Changing Tax Region
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: Changing Tax Region

Yes I found that you cannot complete certain sections online, I think it is the non resident one in particular. I get sent paper ones with the instruction booklet each April. I can cope with the UK ones, it's the Spanish returns I pay my gestoria to do as I find the property rental rules seem to cha...
by Wicksey
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish postal service
Replies: 22
Views: 877

Re: Spanish postal service

Our Xmas cards to the UK took forever to arrive but I'm blaming UK postal service for that. When we used to send and receive regular letters between here and England they used to only take 3 days.
by Wicksey
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Changing Tax Region
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: Changing Tax Region

The HMRC tax returns are fairly straightforward. I do ours, the main section, income from property and non resident so three in all. They send a book of instructions and often most of the form remains blank as a lot of the sections don't apply. They are issued after 6 April and you have 6 months to ...
by Wicksey
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: House Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: House Insurance

280€ is similar to what we pay for our house and contents insurance here with Liberty. This is our full time home and is in the Campo.
by Wicksey
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Covid Restrictions Andalucia
Replies: 216
Views: 16013

Re: Covid Restrictions Andalucia

This time around I can leave my municipality but the places I want to go to are shut. Not sure how they'll police this as it's quite complicated now.
by Wicksey
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing to Spanish driving licence
Replies: 50
Views: 22932

Re: Changing to Spanish driving licence

Even though I have a satnav I always do as Enrique suggests and drive it via Google Street view. Getting back out onto the main road again afterwards was tricky too.
by Wicksey
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: DAFO
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: DAFO

What water supply are you hoping to get? From experience it's not always easy, unless you are going to try for your own bore hole.
by Wicksey
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Covid Restrictions Andalucia
Replies: 216
Views: 16013

Re: Covid Restrictions Andalucia

There's articles in the English papers here but they did not mention the name of the restaurant. Really you would have thought they should do in case you'd been there recently. Thankfully it's not somewhere I've ever been.
by Wicksey
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 184
Views: 16266

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

I've just renewed mine and they didn't say I couldn't, so hopefully that will be ok.
by Wicksey
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: UK Duty Free Allowances announced
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: UK Duty Free Allowances announced

I knew someone who filled his car with his avocado harvest and drove back, but by the time he got to the UK they were all over-ripe. I know if I did split my time between here and England then I would be wanting to take back some favourite wines with me. It was in the 1990s I last did those sort of ...
by Wicksey
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: UK Duty Free Allowances announced
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: UK Duty Free Allowances announced

It won't affect us, but when living in the UK we had regular weekends in France, stocking up at the supermarkets with so much beer and wine our poor car was weighed down by it. We also filled up with fuel, but I think nowadays there's little difference in price between the UK and France. Perhaps tho...
by Wicksey
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: CAR ITV - Whats going on??
Replies: 108
Views: 12809

Re: CAR ITV - Whats going on??

First appointment available for Algarrobo for a friend's car we look after has just come through for 23 March. The car runs out in January but no-one will be here to drive it anyway. There's been some strikes with the staff walking out at short notice, just to add to the problems.
by Wicksey
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Xmas food
Replies: 30
Views: 5594

Re: Xmas food

Just bought some mince pies from Dunnes today. Also bought one if their puddings as it doesn't have palm oil in. I had made my own pudding for the first time ever in the slow cooker, but thought I'd better have another for backup in case mine is inedible.
by Wicksey
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Playing music on Mobile
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Playing music on Mobile

I think you should be able to do that. I do a similar thing for photos to copy from one Samsung mobile to another via the computer, and have copied music from my computer (where I download it) to my phone. Once you've attached via the USB to your laptop you'll be able to open up the files/SD card th...
by Wicksey
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Covid Restrictions Andalucia
Replies: 216
Views: 16013

Re: Covid Restrictions Andalucia

Go for it Pamela! We're so glad we got away when we did in October before the tests were introduced and the travel restrictions here started.
by Wicksey
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Covid Restrictions Andalucia
Replies: 216
Views: 16013

Re: Covid Restrictions Andalucia

Plus have to organise getting the Covid test 72 hours before coming here. They will accept other types of test now, but still there's the expense and hassle sourcing it. It's difficult to do things last minute nowadays.
by Wicksey
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Municipal confinement?
Replies: 68
Views: 5113

Re: Municipal confinement?

I'm going to Carrefour at Rincon and El Ingenio next week .... quite exciting to get out at last and meet up with friends. I'm making the most of it as they'll probably shut us down again in January!
by Wicksey
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?
Replies: 88
Views: 5621

Re: Non-Resident 90 days in a rolling 180?

It will be a massive issue for anyone with a pre 2018 passport and its not been made very clear to travellers about these new rules. People will be refused travel at departure gates and that will be the first they have heard of this rule. I've just checked mine which was renewed in 2018 and has an ...
by Wicksey
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: I Give up
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: I Give up

We lit the fire 26 November and it's been on most nights since. Down to 5 degrees a couple of mornings in our conservatory last week and we're not far from the coast (and not as high up as Lyric). The socks (at times two pairs!) have been on for a while. It was only 3 weeks ago we had 22 degrees one...