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by 1bassleft
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: TIE card
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: TIE card

True. I think most of my companeros are newish to residency or non-res heading back for long periods at a time but I've been a bit stunned by some neighbours. One chum, bilingual, no UK address other than offspring's, only changed his recently. Why? UK doesn't even require IDPs for any state's full ...
by 1bassleft
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: TIE card
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: TIE card

Interesting, Wicksey. After December, I decided that >6months here is more likely than >6months 'there' and have residencia (done last week). The DGT website was (and I presume still is) adamant that a simple switch of my driver's licence will not be possible if an application is made after 31/1 (tr...
by 1bassleft
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Is Wheel Clamping allowed ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

Re: Is Wheel Clamping allowed ?

Two of the nearby blocks (not mine) have parking spaces allocated to owners and they have droppable/lockable posts similar, but more visible, to Beach's. There could be savings in bulk purchase and installation if you had a community meeting, got some quotes etc. I know circs vary, but I would consi...
by 1bassleft
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: What's the latest, best, 'phone line deal?
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: What's the latest, best, 'phone line deal?

I went with Olivenet as they have a 100Mb Fibre internet and nothing else added for €19.90/mes. Seems to be ok with all 'phones and my laptop surfing simultaneously. The only pizza-wheel-wait of annoyance was with the other Lenovo on iplayer but I connected it up to the modem-router using an RJ45 ca...
by 1bassleft
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja
Replies: 22
Views: 4778

Re: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja

Blimey, might get a lockdown (hopefully) before this ends up like those Youtube flame wars. Light refraction is a thing, although it's okay to consider it an illusion if you like. In the same way as the science demonstration with the coin in a cup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFYsyTbjw7g there ar...
by 1bassleft
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja
Replies: 22
Views: 4778

Re: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja

Very brief diagonal - but the mention of refraction, observer height and (the dreaded Nikon P900) magnification gave me the shivers. I've been called a 'globetard/Illuminatus' enough times elsewhere to develop a twitch.
by 1bassleft
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rough pic but what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: Rough pic but what is it?

Yes, I think I'm out on the decade. Split-screen more likely on the pre-wars and, although there's not much to go on, the general look of those billboards suggests 1950s as advertizing was more often directly painted onto gable walls in the 30s. Otherwise, hard to date the scene. Obviously Marbella,...
by 1bassleft
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rough pic but what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: Rough pic but what is it?

Tricky from that distance, but it could be a Fordson panel van, circa 1938
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: moto (again)
Replies: 18
Views: 28143

Re: moto (again)

I just looked at Peter's Amazon.es link (above). There did seem to be several that had lock holes and good, thick nylon around €17. They should do the job well.
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Confusion about NIE/Residency
Replies: 45
Views: 33593

Re: Confusion about NIE/Residency

Manchesteral, your number should stick to you. My 2001 NIE was no use for a 2017 car purchase but I have a good memory for alphanumerics and my NIE was an easy brainstore. As Sid says, that passport number may be handy. Do you keep your old Spanish bank books? I do, and my changing passport numbers ...
by 1bassleft
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Methotrexate Medications
Replies: 2
Views: 13538

Re: Methotrexate Medications

I had a quick scan for info on metotrexato and didn't see anything implying OTC availability. Best to talk to your Geep about this.
by 1bassleft
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: moto (again)
Replies: 18
Views: 28143

Re: moto (again)

I would advise that you buy one where the lock passes through the cover, and is thick, durable nylon. I have bought three car half-covers (roof and windows). One - within a week - was considered such a good idea that somebody took it. The next two (I passed the fastenings through locked doors) both ...
by 1bassleft
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet/ISP recommendations for Benalmadena/costa del sol area?
Replies: 14
Views: 9756

Re: Internet/ISP recommendations for Benalmadena/costa del sol area?

Quick update on Olivenet. Very solid and fast enough for my uses. We did get some issues watching UKTV so I switched to tethering from my Simyo data allowance which made things worse. It turns out that Smarty DNS was the problem, not Olivenet, but it served to demo that it was more capable than my 4...
by 1bassleft
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Spanish keyboard v Uk keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 9585

Re: Spanish keyboard v Uk keyboard

You're right, Wicksey; all countries have variations (US is mildly different and French isn't even qwerty but azerty). As Beach says, I'd rather have Spanish but I can get Lenovos dirt cheap in Blighty so I have to wish everyone a Happy New Bottomhole in late December, which causes its own problems.
by 1bassleft
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Router
Replies: 18
Views: 12320

Re: Router

Been back a few days and suddenly remembered to check my router lying unused in the drawer. It's a ZTE mf283, as I thought and included a link to previously. There's no mention of 5Ghz (plenty of lower frequency bands, perhaps showing its age) which seemed to be a requirement, Gina, so I'm afraid it...
by 1bassleft
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk
Replies: 24
Views: 21964

Re: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk

I'm teetotal, so's my non-driving missus. My long-standing garage MOT'd the car (2002 - before all these 'projector' headlamps became the rage) and categorically told me there's no bleed onto the left that would annoy Eurodrivers and he's correct. It's just that I'll be driving back in Nov so I am m...
by 1bassleft
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 74832

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Bet you said "I'm Travelling, Will Bury it deep in the skip" Love it :thumbup: I didn't, Trooperman, because I am nowhere near clever enough. I confess it took me two or three mins of wondering what songs you were on about, then what song might have such lyrics, and then a search engine: ...
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Tyre replacement Nerja
Replies: 5
Views: 13637

Re: Tyre replacement Nerja

There's a small disadvantage (might not even be the case with neumaticos, but has been for me with others) that sometimes .es or .co.uk websites still source the tyres from Poland or wherever it's dirt cheap and it can be a while before they arrive. I had four new boots and my garage did correctly p...
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk
Replies: 24
Views: 21964

Re: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk

Pity this is too late to help, but purchasing at the ports or Chunnel is about 2x the ebay price and, if UK/EU flitting were a regular thing (for anyone else reading) there is a brand that you place one way up for adapting to UK and upside down for adapting to EU. Downside is that they're not as sup...
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 74832

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Sorry to read that you're now only in one neck of my woods, DA. Just flown back tonight (my Euro-trekker still parked here) after a fortnight in UK. Unfortunately, my tooth removal (injection hurt more than the mild tug needed) snowballed into swift appointments and even an overnighter for everyone ...