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by gus
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga car hire.
Replies: 170
Views: 175631

Re: Malaga car hire.

Dav, I must say I have never had a problem with them in the past and with them being on-airport I can usually walk straight down and sort out the car while the OH collects any hold luggage. I'm often "sorted" and waiting before she arrives. Fingers crossed for our next outing which will be the day a...
by gus
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga car hire.
Replies: 170
Views: 175631

Re: Malaga car hire.

I'm also out on 27th Feb using Firefly through DoYouSpain. I'll also feed back when I get back to the UK.
by gus
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bogus Gas Appliance Inspectors!!
Replies: 30
Views: 4500

Re: Bogus Gas Appliance Inspectors!!

Flyeogh ,
Perhaps the "clue" is in what Mark actually wrote!
He actually said that he has a contract in Spain, exactly the same as for his house in the U.K.
The general consensus is that there are bogus inspectors at large and the best way to avoid them is to refuse them admission.
by gus
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: buying beds and bedding
Replies: 30
Views: 10330

Re: buying beds and bedding

No playground, no offence intended, meant as a touch of humour.
by gus
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: buying beds and bedding
Replies: 30
Views: 10330

Re: buying beds and bedding

Did it come with a free supply of nibbles??












Canopy or canapé ?
by gus
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Nuisance Phone Call (Spam)
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

Re: Nuisance Phone Call (Spam)

The BT system asks callers to announce themselves and then gives us the opportunity to accept or decline before the caller is put through. We can accept one call or all future calls from that number. Works well apart from a delay in the first call. Even caught me out the other day when I phoned home...
by gus
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Nuisance Phone Call (Spam)
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

Re: Nuisance Phone Call (Spam)

Ouch! Expensive !
I tried one at about £40 from Argos - didn't work so full refund. I then realised I could buy a new triple handset from BT for around £70 which includes call blocker technology. Works a dream and no longer any scam calls:-)
by gus
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Mortgages
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Re: Mortgages

I should have known Costakid wouldn't get it that wrong!
by gus
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Mortgages
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Re: Mortgages

Costakid,
I think you are missing something ? Interest only mortgages have been around for many years....pay the interest on the loan and repay capital from an insurance or investment policy. (Unless the OP has edited their post)
by gus
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trump good for expats????
Replies: 9
Views: 3036

Re: Trump good for expats????

These forecasts sound like the SALE adverts in the shops .... " UP TO 70% off".... 1p off fulfils the legal requirements for that kind of ad!
I'm not sure about trump making you money....unless you have a stock of nuclear shelters for sale :-)
by gus
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: press gone mad???
Replies: 9
Views: 3029

Re: press gone mad???

Not even I would swap for Bognor !!
by gus
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: press gone mad???
Replies: 9
Views: 3029

Re: press gone mad???

Some costs have certainly gone up - but that's true in the U.K. too. The exchange rate certainly doesn't help but we were told that wouldn't be an issue by the brexiteers! The slight improvement over the last few days won't cause a problem ( although it won't help our exports). Again, I haven't hear...
by gus
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?
Replies: 127
Views: 16864

Re: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?

Who knows Pamela? There is certainly a hint of split-personality around. ( which is probably why posts are being duplicated :-)
by gus
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?
Replies: 127
Views: 16864

Re: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?

Is this your idea of fishing??
Just casting bait??
Enjoy while you can - it won't be too long before you overstep the mark, again!
by gus
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?
Replies: 127
Views: 16864

Re: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?

And I think you are the one who has a problem :-) - but that of course is my opinion.
by gus
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?
Replies: 127
Views: 16864

Re: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?

Patricia,
Try re-reading your post at 10.24 on 19th. I am pretty sure you mentioned the greedy developers , unless I am suffering from an eyesight problem !!
by gus
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?
Replies: 127
Views: 16864

Re: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?

Patricia, It may well be a pleasing sight to see the farmers drift by with their goats or oxen ( but I'd suggest that's only because you don't have to do it yourself and rely on the income it provides). Selling up to developers is usually more reflective of the land owners "greed" rather than the de...
by gus
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Comments and queries re FAQ for Non-resident income tax
Replies: 1447
Views: 393030

Re: Comments and queries re FAQ for Non-resident income tax

Am I missing something here?
Sounds like the lawyer is still getting it wrong!
by gus
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Del Paso - Beware !!!
Replies: 42
Views: 6954

Re: Del Paso - Beware !!!

I assume you mean €3650 not €365.
by gus
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Del Paso - Beware !!!
Replies: 42
Views: 6954

Re: Del Paso - Beware !!!

The other issue I have from time to time is the "out of hours" charge which can be levied - EasyJet's last flight out from Luton only needs a slight delay to take us past midnight - but I do understand that the charge is there.