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by Nikvin
Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: market day: is this typical?
Replies: 22
Views: 7981

well the market i use most, several of the traders , have often, with clothes and shoes, happily swapped them a week or 2 later for different sizes or refunded if did fit etc...... Markets seem to vary wek to week, as to which traders attend, and weather can affect this as well. I have never yet man...
by Nikvin
Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DVD Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 4163

we use nail varnish remover, which is apparently the best, tho know of other people using otherproducts, but nailvarnish has always worked for us
by Nikvin
Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: DVD Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 4163

mosdt of the problems we've encountered , and successfully fixed, even an ancient (by dvd standards) machines have been related to the laser, which needs cleaning. The whirring sounds are possibly something else, and even if the machine cost a fortune when you bought it, it may well not be worth fix...
by Nikvin
Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DVD Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 4163

whats up with it??it may be something u can fix yoursel\f quite easily
if so can explain what to do, idepending on what the problem seems to be
by Nikvin
Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Traditional Sangria
Replies: 8
Views: 7625

there are as many traditional recipes as there are Spaniards making it!! The one I was taught years ago, and always goes down a bomb 2 parts red wine, to 1 lemonadfe, best made day before, chop loads fruit, best if bruised, as helps to carry on fermenting process, sugar to taste, cinnamon, orange ju...
by Nikvin
Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: School age
Replies: 1
Views: 2623

official schooling starts the year of their 6th birthday. All kids born the same calendar year are in the sanme school year, so some that come from England, are in differnt years to what they would have been. Many schools have a pre'school element from age 3, same hours as the ones that have to atte...
by Nikvin
Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Is spain cheaper than the UK??
Replies: 96
Views: 26060

Personally I think Spain IS cheaper than the yUK. However I live inland , not in an expensive coastal resort. I buy from Spanish shops, and if needed use Spanish tradesmen. Yes I work, mainly to pay the social security and receive health cover. Private health insurance is Not an option as we both ha...
by Nikvin
Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Almond and Olive Trees - HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 6146

they are different varieties, and grown for different resaons, and have different values, when the fruit is sold.
Most rounfd these parts are pink, and you can graft either way, so its not uncommon to see trees with both sorts!!
by Nikvin
Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Almond and Olive Trees - HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 6146

I dont know anything about almond trees, as we dont have any, but we do have some olives. We have sadly neglected these so far, and not pruned, or collected the olives, until this year. Cut all the suckers off that spring up all round, to encourage the fruiting. The Spanish will leave 1 or 2 suckers...
by Nikvin
Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Lessons
Replies: 8
Views: 5496

consider putting up a notice, asking for some help, or approach her teachers. There wilkl be someone somewhere who can help, it's just a matter of finding them!! Maybe some retires tecaher, glad of some company for an hour or two, and to kepp the brain cells active!! It seems unfortunate that those ...
by Nikvin
Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Lessons
Replies: 8
Views: 5496

|As a teacher, various questions, would first need to be asked : How old is she?? How long have you been here?? What's the rtaio of Spanish kids & British kids in the school? Most importantly, which area do you live in?? Loads more of course to see which way to go, but others on here may be able to ...
by Nikvin
Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: driving english reg. vehicle in spain
Replies: 81
Views: 27306

it can only be legal for first 6 months in Spain. after that, it wont be, well certainly not after next jan. if you come and go, back and forth, that may be ok, but the car has to go with you. some leave a car here and use it on occasions, but then it can be road legal inthe uk, so cant be here either
by Nikvin
Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: driving english reg. vehicle in spain
Replies: 81
Views: 27306

they will all sell you insurance............... just in manty cases int wont be worth the paper its printed on, as the vehicle needs to be road legal in its country of origin!!! they re.insure Brit palted car, year after year, knowing full well, it cant be legal, they're just happy to take their fee...
by Nikvin
Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pay as you go balance
Replies: 21
Views: 5607

can check online too at movistar's own website, and if you fill in a brief questionnaire they give you 6euros free credit
by Nikvin
Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Ikea Malaga
Replies: 27
Views: 11857

there was an article all about Ikea in Sapin in this week 's tIEMPO MAGAZINE. tHEY CURRENTLY HAVE 8 STORES NEXT 4 TO open are murcia this feb, another Nadrisdone 2nd half 2006 zaragosa also 2nd semestaer 2006 malaga early 2007 also planned are jerez and a coruna for 2008 Ggranada, pontevedra,barcelo...
by Nikvin
Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Declared Value
Replies: 21
Views: 6587

The traditional game of underdeclaration is also the reason many unscrupulous agents have been able to get away with extortionate.. commissions. Many agents websites had (probably still do) "advice" saying that one declares appx 50%. No decent lawyer etc, would ever have let a purchaser declare less...
by Nikvin
Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Relocating
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

inland Almeria, doesnt suffer from the plastic, in many areas is very green, but as one heads into the mountains can be quite cold inland. Indeed about 3 years ago when Baza recorded -14C one night, the unofficial temp in Hijate (village on borders of Almeria & Granada provinces) was - 17C
by Nikvin
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:43 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pizza Base instructions (can anyone help me translate it?)
Replies: 15
Views: 3223

use different brand of dough mix myself, havent tried that particular one.

However, try rolling grated cheese into dough, for extra flavour, or (accidental creation by kids) various toppings into dough ball, and toppings on top, looked yukky but tasted great!!
sorry no pics..................
by Nikvin
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Gas bottles empty ?
Replies: 17
Views: 7257

I always put the new bottle on the boiler as that seems to need the pressure, and the cooker needs it too especially if all 5 rings and oven going. As the boittle gets low, give it a shake and it improves matters. The gas fires seem to work quite well when little gas is left, but a quick shake of th...
by Nikvin
Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dates of Semana Blanca?
Replies: 5
Views: 2657

Half term¿¿¿ not round here!! apart from today ( local patron saint) next extra day is for andalucia day, then easter break.

if there are half terms in some spanish schools, then i have no idea when, but dont kno of any that do.