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by Wicksey
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Certificate of Permanent Residence/T.I.E
Replies: 46
Views: 15109

Re: Certificate of Permanent Residence/T.I.E

We used our cards when flying last week and hiring a car and they were accepted. They are aware of the mistake so I wasn't going to refuse them and then have the job of trying to get another appointment. They had taken the green cards at the first appointment so we didn't have any residencias, so I'...
by Wicksey
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Curfew?
Replies: 44
Views: 848

Re: Curfew?

In Fuerteventura last week masks were only optional on the beaches so it was lovely to walk around and be able to breathe fresh air. It was very quiet everywhere as the travel restrictions were still in place, of course My OH has only just recovered from weeks of bronchitis. Every time it started to...
by Wicksey
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Curfew?
Replies: 44
Views: 848

Re: Curfew?

I realise it's not between each mouthfull but I have read that they must be worn if not eating and drinking, so therefore it's been suggested that that includes whilst waiting for your next course. Trouble is I find it hard to hear people when they're wearing a mask so meeting up with friends (some ...
by Wicksey
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2022
Views: 72945

Re: Coronavirus

Beachcomber wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:39 pm
It is here on my phone:
Covid notifications.jpg
That's different from the configuration on my phone and I cannot see any mention of a Covid app. Maybe they haven't got to me yet :think:
by Wicksey
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Curfew?
Replies: 44
Views: 848

Re: Curfew?

Surely having to keep removing and replacing masks whilst you're have a meal means that they are going to be handled more? I use the elastic straps to remove mine and then place it in a plastic bag when not in use but many people don't. I often see people putting them on the table when not being wor...
by Wicksey
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2022
Views: 72945

Re: Coronavirus

Google has surreptitiously installed onto everyone's Android phone something called 'COVID-19 exposure notifications'. (Settings>Google Services and Preferences) It is set to off by default and only works when a participating app is installed but how long will it be before a 'participating app' is ...
by Wicksey
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Opticians
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Opticians

I use Soloptical in El Ingenio for my glasses as they are reasonably priced, although the eye test is pretty cursory. I use Ole Optica next door to the Mas supermarket in C/Antonio Ferrandis in Nerja for contact lenses as he gives a more thorough check up that they are fitting OK. His glasses aren't...
by Wicksey
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Flying experience in these days of Covid
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Flying experience in these days of Covid

Looks like no-one had gone through passport control until their flight had been called in Rhodes. That's another reason why we are sticking to internal flights as there's no passport control hassle.
by Wicksey
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Flying experience in these days of Covid
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Flying experience in these days of Covid

When we arrived back to Malaga we had to get on a bus which was pretty crowded! The plane was obviously not due to go anywhere else that day so it was parked up some distance away from the terminal. On our Vueling flight they did a trolley service although we always find that the Spanish rarely buy ...
by Wicksey
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ubeda and Baeza trip account
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Ubeda and Baeza trip account

I think it was on offer for the night .... not our usual sort of place! Yes it's a beautiful building.
by Wicksey
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Flying experience in these days of Covid
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Flying experience in these days of Covid

We booked a last minute trip to the Canaries and were slightly apprehensive about flying since Covid arrived. I have to say it was a very good experience. Malaga airport was near empty and so it was straight through security, and departures area was also very quiet (departures were for internal or S...
by Wicksey
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Avocados
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Avocados

Last winter we didn't start to pick until the winter, probably around November, and picked through to May. They're brilliant things, as you can leave them on the tree for months and they don't ripen until after you've picked them.
by Wicksey
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ubeda and Baeza trip account
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Ubeda and Baeza trip account

We did the trip about 15 years ago staying in the Parador in Ubeda. It's somewhere we are thinking of returning to for a short staycation as it was so lovely there. We also drove through Cazorla park which was very scenic.
by Wicksey
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: House sale proceeds
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: House sale proceeds

When we moved from here to France we took the bankers draft with us to pay into our French account to avoid Spanish charges but the money didn't come through for 3 months. Spain blamed France and vice versa. I think Currencies Direct sound the best bet next time.
by Wicksey
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: House sale proceeds
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: House sale proceeds

I said that it's how it's been done for the purchases and sales (5 in total) that we've had in Spain, wrongly from what you say.
by Wicksey
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: House sale proceeds
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: House sale proceeds

The buyer usually pays the money into their gestorías or lawyers account though, in our experiences. Then they produce bankers drafts to the notary for fees and taxes, the bank if there's an outstanding mortgage and the balance for the seller on the day of the sale.
by Wicksey
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Certificate of Permanent Residence/T.I.E
Replies: 46
Views: 15109

Re: Certificate of Permanent Residence/T.I.E

I would rather have my new ID card even though there's a small error in the wording. It's just a matter of choice and we wanted to do ours sooner rather than later. If they suddenly say all Brits have to change to the TIE I expect there would be similar problems in trying to get the appointments. I ...
by Wicksey
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Certificate of Permanent Residence/T.I.E
Replies: 46
Views: 15109

Re: Certificate of Permanent Residence/T.I.E

Picking ours up on the 28th. Read somewhere that if we refuse to accept it (due to the wrong wording) they will return it and a new one would be issued muy pronto....anyone done this? As it was so difficult to get the appointment to collect ours, I am sticking with whatever I get today, as long as ...
by Wicksey
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Confusion about NIE/Residency
Replies: 42
Views: 30175

Re: Confusion about NIE/Residency

Spanish Lad the quote you first commented on was August 2019, so it's moved since then. I am there today!
by Wicksey
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Confusion about NIE/Residency
Replies: 42
Views: 30175

Re: Confusion about NIE/Residency

Must have moved to its new location this year Spanish Lad.
https://goo.gl/maps/YPPNFJimVNKvryCZA easy to get to just off the big roundabout in Torre del Mar with plenty of parking nearby.