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by Wicksey
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 216
Views: 15363

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Well no wonder people are so miffed off about not being able to leave their province when people living close to an airport can fly into another country. Maybe that is the case at the moment Pamela. When I cancelled I didn't think we were supposed to leave the province and as I was going to another...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?
Replies: 88
Views: 12361

Re: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?

You can have a euro and a sterling account with Wise. I transfer money from my UK bank to the Wise sterling account then change it to euros and get an excellent rate for a few pounds. I then transfer the euros to my Spanish bank (the last transfer for 700€ cost me 28 cents). I've yet to have any add...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 216
Views: 15363

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Yes it does Wicksey, i read it last night, i'm a bit puzzled though but that is only because i don't know what the rules of travel are when leaving Spain. Does Spain allow residents to travel to other countries in order to visit family members? I didn't think Spain allows travel for a holiday, only...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 216
Views: 15363

Re: Travel Covid requirements

An interesting account of a family travelling back to the UK for a short break: https://english.elpais.com/trans_iberian/2021-04-09/i-just-took-a-two-week-trip-from-spain-to-the-uk-with-my-family-heres-what-it-was-like-and-what-it-cost.html Certainly looks like a logistical nightmare of tests, expen...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel from Spain by Car via France via Channel Tunnel
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Travel from Spain by Car via France via Channel Tunnel

A friend did the journey last month and wasn't stopped at all in Spain, but was stopped at the French border and fined for not having his PCR test, then stopped by a police car and searched near to Pau. He almost picked up some unwanted hitchhikers (no fewer than 5!) in Calais near the tunnel, but h...
by Wicksey
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Finance V Lump Sum
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Car Finance V Lump Sum

We bought a new car 2 years ago but paid cash and did not get any offers. Is it just when you take their finance they do that? In the UK many years back we bought a car on 0% finance but here at Suzuki, they did not push the finance + reduced price offer at all. We had looked at Peugeot and Seat and...
by Wicksey
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 216
Views: 15363

Re: Travel Covid requirements

I don't know how they have survived Pamela. The cruise company that I and many friends have used went bust last summer, a week after I had booked a cruise for this year. It couldn't have gone ahead anyway as I probably couldn't have got to the UK easily in June, it probably couldn't have gone to the...
by Wicksey
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 216
Views: 15363

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Headlines from the Daily Telegraph this morning: Travel news latest: France and Spain to be off limits as only handful of countries on 'green' list Backlash as holidaymakers face paying hundreds of pounds per trip for Covid tests Seems that the Covid tests and quarantine will still be required as no...
by Wicksey
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: CARREFOUR BOUGHT SUPERSOL
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: CARREFOUR BOUGHT SUPERSOL

I think they do Lyric. It's a much bigger store than Eroski in Velez. We go 2 or 3 times as year. They do some different things we like to get from there (and they do stock a few things we recognise from when we lived in France too Screagle). In December they have some good deals on wine. We used to...
by Wicksey
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 216
Views: 15363

Re: Travel Covid requirements

I'm not aware that you have to pay for a text in the UK, I just returned from the US and I have to take a text but no charges and I equally have travelled to Spain in March and on my returned to the UK I have to take the text but no charges for the services. :?: :?: Do you mean test rather than tex...
by Wicksey
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pool cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Pool cleaning

The jelly stuff looks interesting as we have problems with dust. I notice it says to put into the basket of the pump but as we only have a small above ground pool of about 13m3 we only have one of these type of combined filter/pumps https://www.manomano.es/p/sistema-de-filtracion-de-arena-400-w-1019...
by Wicksey
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pollen / Costa Tropical winds
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: pollen / Costa Tropical winds

My optician used to tell me that wearing my contact lenses would help to keep the allergens out of my eyes. I usually only wear them when I go out but when I've chopped onions with them in my eyes don't water at all, so it must keep something out.
by Wicksey
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 216
Views: 15363

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Neighbours have just had to go back to the UK and were charged 110€ each for their tests by a clinic in Nerja, then then there's the two each they have to have whilst isolating, then another to come back home. It's not something most people would want to pay out for if it was just for a holiday.
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: TREADING CAREFULLY MIXERS
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: TREADING CAREFULLY MIXERS

I'll give it a go as I don't drink alcohol every night and get bored with soft drinks and like a tonic, even without the gin!
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?
Replies: 26
Views: 426

Re: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

Mine is on my shoulder at the very top of my arm, an area I hope won't sag like the rest of me :cry: so it's quite visible. I think they've became more acceptable in recent years, but not sure if it was a mid-life thing or not. I care less about what people think and had it done because I wanted to....
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?
Replies: 26
Views: 426

Re: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

The rose one will be interesting when she gets old and saggy :lol: Trouble is the colours do fade and dark ones can end up looking like a bruise. I'm thinking of getting mine touched up as the yellow has faded and it doesn't look as vibrant as it once did.
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?
Replies: 26
Views: 426

Re: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

I was over 50 when I had it done and it wasn't spur of the moment. It's young people that have ones that are very visible (on hands and necks) that may well be regretting them in later years. You do see some awful ones on the TV programmes. My tattooist was a good artist and she did it from a photo ...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pollen / Costa Tropical winds
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: pollen / Costa Tropical winds

I don't wear a mask at home though and that's where I sneeze most.
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?
Replies: 26
Views: 426

Re: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

Wicksey i have a little tattoo also, i wonder if that makes me a sociopath...along with everyone i know who has one and there isn't many people i know who doesn't. :lol: :lol: :lol: I never used to like tattoos but in recent years they have become so commonplace and much prettier, that I really fan...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?
Replies: 26
Views: 426

Re: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

Wicksey how are things going? are you back on your feet yet? Not yet Pamela, hence the amount of time I am spending writing inane comments on here :( I have improved, but when I try to do too much I end up having to rest up and do nothing, so am spending far too long on my laptop at the moment writ...