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by Flashman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Rusty marks on patio tiles...
Replies: 8
Views: 3109

Re: Rusty marks on patio tiles...

forgive my ignorance on this... do you a apply with a cloth? brush? and what do you do after 30mins? mop clean?
by Flashman
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Looking to move to Andalucia
Replies: 21
Views: 5050

Re: Looking to move to Andalucia

lecrin valley?? just over an hour from Malaga but ideal for Granada and still only 30mins from the coast. lots of villages with houses of character of any size and type to suit any budget
by Flashman
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Jet2
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: Jet2

we used them from Birmingham, very pleased with staff and luggage allowance. some cringeworthy sales patter from the cabin staff reading from script offering 'great deals not available in the shops' but other than that - no problema
by Flashman
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga car hire.
Replies: 170
Views: 176673

Re: Malaga car hire.

just returned to uk having had another good experience with RecordGo. there was a bit of a hard sell on the excess insurance which we always politely decline as we have our own annual policy to cover any excess. otherwise all good. I especially like that (if you ask) they stamp your agreement "car r...
by Flashman
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: flu jab
Replies: 13
Views: 3929

Re: flu jab

Don't forget it's also about preventing passing the virus on. You may well fight the flu off yourself but in the process you'll have passed it on to dozens including eventually the very young, old or otherwise vulnerable. Every year thousands die from flu in the U.K. alone. If you get the chance (or...
by Flashman
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: New TV
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: New TV

This is great, just the sort of advice I was after many thanks everyone
by Flashman
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: New TV
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: New TV

Sorry, location would have been helpful. We're just south of Granada..... were already Samsung devotees so it's really where to buy that's the issue...
by Flashman
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: New TV
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

New TV

Looking to buy a new TV in the next few days. As we're only over there for a week can any of you full time residents point us in the right direction? Which stores should we try, don't necessarily want to spend all our time walking around retail parks. Any sales on?
by Flashman
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hourly rate for a cleaner?
Replies: 19
Views: 10634

Re: Hourly rate for a cleaner?

great thanks for the replies. very useful just to get an idea of what to expect
by Flashman
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hourly rate for a cleaner?
Replies: 19
Views: 10634

Re: Hourly rate for a cleaner?

any pointers as to how many hours a 3 bedroomed, 2 reception room, 2 bathroom, kitchen diner with roof terrace should take to 'turn round' in-between stays. an educated guess is all I'm after... does the 10e per hour inc laundry? do they put spares on beds and return later with washed and dried stuf...
by Flashman
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: What kind of spider
Replies: 38
Views: 22357

Re: What kind of spider

sadly MRSA is endemic in the community so 'treating' it is likely to be a short term solution only, chances are you'll get re-infected pretty soon by a family member of work colleague. The MRSA wont have caused the original infection but will have made it resistant to the cure ie regular antibiotics...
by Flashman
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Vuelta 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 7808

Re: Vuelta 2017

sorry for the late follow up but just wanted to say thanks for the info and suggestions. we got parked up early afternoon outside a couple of restaurants and had a lazy lunch before watching the riders come down. they then returned uphill as part of the last climb of the day. fabulous atmosphere. al...
by Flashman
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: La Taha Alpujarras
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: La Taha Alpujarras

we stayed in the Pitres area a couple of years back, it's how we fell in love with andalucia. we stayed with William and Robert at Cortijo Opazo. they do a very good website and FB page with lots of info on the local area
by Flashman
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: the nun's biscuits
Replies: 4
Views: 2296

Re: the nun's biscuits

thanks for the suggestions, gives me another reason to venture to new towns on our next visit, much obliged

any more suggestions for in Granada itself?
by Flashman
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: the nun's biscuits
Replies: 4
Views: 2296

the nun's biscuits

recently took my girls to Granada for their first trip and wanted to show them a convent where I'd been before and bought some biscuits made by the nuns via a 'lazy susan'. we did have a conversation with a sister through the hatch but sadly no biscuits as they've stopped making them... at least I t...
by Flashman
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: bathroom fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 1918

Re: bathroom fittings

thanks for these guys, much appreciated
by Flashman
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: bathroom fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 1918

bathroom fittings

hi there

any suggestions for new bathroom fittings ie toilet, sink, taps, shower unit and tray in south Granada, Padul, Durcal, Motril area (apart from Leroy Merlin and Big Mat). we're looking to save a few quid on our refurb

cheers
by Flashman
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga car hire.
Replies: 170
Views: 176673

Re: Malaga car hire.

just returned from another trip using RecordGo, all gone very smoothly. I really appreciate the same day email confirming the return of the full tank of petrol charge (if returned full) and the 'release' of the 1100euro(!) deposit for the possible accidental damage (I always take my own insurance ou...
by Flashman
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Vuelta 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 7808

Re: Vuelta 2017

thanks all for the info, much appreciated
by Flashman
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Vuelta 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 7808

Vuelta 2017

any tips for places at the side of the road to watch the race go by? where's the finish line going to be in sierra Nevada? ideally looking for a café/bar on a steep climb towards the finish.... any local knowledge would be appreciated