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by hillybilly
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Motorhome wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 3829

Re: Motorhome wanted

LOL I bought a 1991 Fiat Ducato http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g116/hillybilly444/IMG_4728.jpg Am planning a long, round trip...over to Portugal, up the coast to Galicia, then back down via Salamanca and Toledo...not just yet though ;o) Not owned a motorhome for a few years so need to get reacqua...
by hillybilly
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Motorhome wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 3829

Re: Motorhome wanted

Found one now! (A motorhome, not a unimog :wink: ) Thanks all!
by hillybilly
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet on the road...
Replies: 38
Views: 7877

Re: Internet on the road...

Ah now I understand - I saw that movistar were selling/offering USB modems - wondered what they were! Thanks Gerry! So, I could eg buy myself a nice new netbook/notebook (they seem to have more battery life than a conventional laptop and are a bit more portable) and use a USB modem aka a dongle... T...
by hillybilly
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet on the road...
Replies: 38
Views: 7877

Re: Internet on the road...

Sorry but you're going to have to explain what a dongle is and does and what you stick it in :wink:
by hillybilly
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet on the road...
Replies: 38
Views: 7877

Internet on the road...

OK - planning ahead for possible motorhome purchase and a road trip (Spain & Portugal). What are the options for having internet access whilst on the road? I mean independent of campsites etc. Would it be one of these new-fangled iPhone things? iPad, Blackberry, notebook/netbook, dongle...? WTF ...
by hillybilly
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Motorhome wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 3829

Re: Motorhome wanted

Thanks for all the suggestions. Am presently considering one I've found that a guy in Casabermeja has - he seems to have 3 or 4 for sale at any one time...he imports them and puts them on Spanish plates. I did look into importing from Germany but have been told that numberplates there remain with th...
by hillybilly
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please Read: re Alan-LaCala
Replies: 23
Views: 6204

Re: Please Read: re Alan-LaCala

Ah, sad news...heartfelt condolences to you and your family...
by hillybilly
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What to do with my money?!
Replies: 29
Views: 6613

Re: What to do with my money?!

I tell you what is funny - now that I have some money sitting in my Spanish bank acct, the staff are being everso friendly and making a point of telling me all about their latest offers every time I go in - TVs on zero % interest etc... :wink: Little do they know I've just transferred over half of i...
by hillybilly
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What to do with my money?!
Replies: 29
Views: 6613

Re: What to do with my money?!

Thanks again all. TBH I hadn't given much thought to the currency issue, but now you're all making me think I'd be better off getting most of it out of Spain lol.
by hillybilly
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Motorhome wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 3829

Motorhome wanted

Am looking to buy a LHD Spanish plated motorhome, 1990 onwards, diesel pref, up to 10k euros, poss a bit more for the right vehicle. Not having much luck with the usual classified sites at the mo (full of fake ads...). If anyone knows of any for sale, please let me know. Also the whereabouts of 2ndh...
by hillybilly
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What to do with my money?!
Replies: 29
Views: 6613

Re: What to do with my money?!

Thanks for that. Have also discovered there are some higher interest ING accts that I could already have transferred my money to! Darn!
by hillybilly
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What to do with my money?!
Replies: 29
Views: 6613

Re: What to do with my money?!

I do already have a couple of UK based accts - Barclays and ING - but the interest rates aren't great and too great a deposit in either would take me over the protected limit under the FSCS scheme...I shall have a poke around tho...
by hillybilly
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What to do with my money?!
Replies: 29
Views: 6613

Re: What to do with my money?!

LOL thanks for the replies.
Not had a great deal of success with shares in the past :wink:
Don't imagine I'd be able to open any new UK acct, what with being a resident in Spain...
Has anyone stumbled across any accts here in Spain paying OK interest?
by hillybilly
Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What to do with my money?!
Replies: 29
Views: 6613

What to do with my money?!

OK - being in the fortunate position of having sold a house I now have a wedge of cash, presently sitting in my Spanish current acct. I need to do something with it! (None of the usual suggestions, please!) Have been given details of my bank's (Banco Popular) savings accts - typically 3-4% interest....
by hillybilly
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: "Romantic" hotel, Malaga?
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

"Romantic" hotel, Malaga?

Can anyone recommend a nice hotel (boutique/romantic?!) within striking distance of Malaga airport or en route from there to Antequera direction? (For next week). Loads of the places I'm looking at are closed right now!
by hillybilly
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Two seater sofa S/H or new
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

Re: Two seater sofa S/H or new

This link might get deleted but there's a Facebook Buy/Sell/Swap group for the Antequera area
http://www.facebook.com/groups/211721138912251/
where you could post a "want" ad! Spanish Lad set it up ;o)
by hillybilly
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Can't afford autonomo
Replies: 45
Views: 21560

Re: Can't afford autonomo

:clap:
by hillybilly
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Speed Humps
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Re: Speed Humps

country boy wrote:The Painting gang seem to be about 14 days behind the Tarmac gang, can be a bit of a surprise, especially if you are tall! (Head hits roof :crazy: ),
Yes, have been airborne myself a few times!
by hillybilly
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Speed Humps
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Re: Speed Humps

Here in Estepa, they put speed humps in about 2 years ago - quite vicious some of them. Then they took some out...and put them back a little less steep. Now they've taken all but a few (still vicious) on the outskirts of town out again. In Villanueva de la Concepcion, they put them in, took them out...