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by Wicksey
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: NIE
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: NIE

Can you not get it from the Torre Police Station Gerry?
by Wicksey
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Repeat prescriptions
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Repeat prescriptions

If you have a bad mobile signal why don’t you call them on Skype? Sid I can call out using an app but they phone me for a Dr's appointment, and that's the problem. Get a new phone provider? I've got Orange and Movistar SIMs and Movistar is marginally better but still unreliable. We used to have Vod...
by Wicksey
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Air-Con
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Air-Con

Wicksey - To help avoid any draught, you can alter the position of the flaps with your remote, and also the direction of the air by altering the vertical flaps by hand. The fins are already pointing as far away from me as possible and the flap is only half open but I am still in the draught. I shal...
by Wicksey
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Repeat prescriptions
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Repeat prescriptions

I'm not sure ours would do that. When I've run out of stuff before they just shrug and tell me to speak to the surgery. I didn't know whether the nurse would be able to action a repeat prescription as I see there's an option to make an appointment to do that on Clicsalud. It does mean a phone call t...
by Wicksey
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: TIE ...
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: TIE ...

It seems to be the case Gavilan that there are few appointments in the Torre police station for some reason. I have known a number of people from Nerja/Caleta area that have had to trek down to Malaga this year.
by Wicksey
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Repeat prescriptions
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Repeat prescriptions

Is there a simple way of getting a repeat prescription renewed at the health centre? I was trying to avoid a Dr's phone appointment as our mobile signal has disappeared again and it's a right pain trying to speak to anyone at the moment.
by Wicksey
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: TIE ...
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: TIE ...

Our green card residencias were taken off us on the first (application stage) visit in Velez Malaga. They gave us a type of cover note as proof that the application was in the process of being dealt with, and was sufficient if stopped by the police etc. Ours had a 45 day expiry date and we collected...
by Wicksey
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cordoba ( and beyond) advice please !
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Cordoba ( and beyond) advice please !

I think a lot of the locals have decamped to the beach Mark as there's not a parking space to be had along the coast here. Certainly been cooler this summer so far which is good. Enjoy your trip!
by Wicksey
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cordoba ( and beyond) advice please !
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Cordoba ( and beyond) advice please !

The heat here is fine for a holiday and I'm sure you'll appreciate some sun Mark. I used to live the other side of the Pyrenees and the weather was similar. We could drive down in cold and wet weather, go through the tunnel at Bielsa and emerge into lovely sunshine and blue skies, bliss. We also fin...
by Wicksey
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A Special Day..
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: A Special Day..

We always do and my friends that got married a few months after us, sent us a lovely Coral wedding anniversary card. I have read that it is also called Jade as Coral is a bit non PC, being endangered. Having said that, we do have a piece of coral, given to my OH as a child when that was the sort of ...
by Wicksey
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Supersol rebranding
Replies: 3
Views: 4402

Re: Supersol rebranding

Supersol in Torrox Costa is now El Jamon, which is the Cash-Lepe group from Huelva. What I presume to be their own brand stuff (Eliges) is cheap but is otherwise much like Supersol, with expensively priced brands. We did get a bargain 10€ litre bottle of PImms which was the last one. It must have be...
by Wicksey
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cordoba ( and beyond) advice please !
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Cordoba ( and beyond) advice please !

High 30s next week in Sevilla Mark, so that should make up for the poor weather up north. I would prefer it cooler myself, and there's a lovely sea mist on the coast here today but I'm melting at home where it's currently 32. I watch the Spanish forecast with some envy where the temperatures on the ...
by Wicksey
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Travel to UK
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Re: Travel to UK

Reading other articles imo it implies that its uk nationals who have just had the vaccine overseas because they were there on a short term basis. Hence the contact your dr comment They shouldn't have used the term 'expats' in the articles then. Although that is all changed now as they are allowing ...
by Wicksey
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Air-Con
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Air-Con

We only got ours after 18 years and I know of people who don't have it. We used to use the log fire more in the winter but last winter only bought 3 barrowloads of wood, so about 36€, rather than between 150€ and 200€ in some of the previous years. I do find the aircon fan a bit annoying though, eve...
by Wicksey
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair boarding pass checks
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Ryanair boarding pass checks

That's very misleading. Let's hope the airport staff know the rules, as a British passport is no longer EU. It all adds to the hassle!
by Wicksey
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Air-Con
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Air-Con

I'd forgotten about the heating. We use that all the time in the winter and well worth having just for that!
by Wicksey
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A Special Day..
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: A Special Day..

Many congratulations Gordon on your Emerald Anniversary. We have recently celebrated our Coral, and like you have spent over half of our married lives abroad, something we're very grateful for. May you have many more.
by Wicksey
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Travel to UK
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Re: Travel to UK

Just shows how clueless the person who gave that quote is about the situation. You dont have a G.P if you arent a uk resident. (Unless you are under the radar and go back every so often for your prescriptions!) I remember when i was leaving the uk my uk G.P said come in for prescriptions when you a...
by Wicksey
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: House Rubble Disposal without a Skip
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: House Rubble Disposal without a Skip

There are skips by our local bin store area and the contents of houses are dumped there, plus all sorts of other stuff like garden or builders rubbish, and it is removed when the skips are full. That's after the Moroccans that seem to camp out nearby have removed anything of value/use.
by Wicksey
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Air-Con
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Air-Con

I wouldn't go down the portable aircon route as I also hear they're very noisy, plus you need to put the outlet pipe somewhere. We use the aircon in the living room quite a lot (now for instance, mid-late afternoon onwards). It's our cool place to retreat to when it gets to 29 or above in the house ...