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by Nikvin
Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: games consoles
Replies: 6
Views: 3331

try play.com

same prices for their dvds and games throughout western europe, and no additional postage!!

Good prices too, we have found, and good selectiuon
by Nikvin
Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: EEK !!! GAS BOTTLE PRICE HIKE !!!!! gone up on the 1st.
Replies: 27
Views: 7954

ouch.....
was told on sat they were going up 1 euro!!, got an extra one, bit had we known it was 1.60 increase would have grabbed 3 or 4 more still!!
by Nikvin
Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: a very interesting thread about working in spain!!
Replies: 26
Views: 6070

There are jobs out there, but it is a matter of hearing about them, thorugh friends, the grapevine etc.. The main difficulty is the language. I find it incredible , the amount of people, who think they´ll just walk in to a well paid job, however well qualified they may be, just because they are ther...
by Nikvin
Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Hospital treatment.
Replies: 4
Views: 2120

friend , 3 yrs ago, had bad fall, and broke his neck ) bones only thank goodness) had xrays, scans etc at Baza,ambulanced to Granada, to see specialist, ambulanced back, week in hospital or so. no e111, no insurance...nada. only thing they wouldnt do for him was give him the surgical collar (made to...
by Nikvin
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity
Replies: 36
Views: 12056

when we had our supply connected I requested a night tariff meter, and then whilst discussing with the very helpful lady at the office how much to contract for, she told me they didnt put the "limitador" in the night meters. However some time after that they did start putting them in again, on new i...
by Nikvin
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Will my British Sony TV work in spain
Replies: 13
Views: 8177

If your english TV has a country option in the menu, then it will work fine on its own, once you select SPAIN. This has been a feature in many TVs now for a while, as its probably easier for the manufacturers to include this than to have 2 different standards. some very cheap tellys from the UK have...
by Nikvin
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bank Holidays
Replies: 8
Views: 2970

well round these parts, the kids DO have school on Monday, but off rest of week.........

As far as I am aware, most shops are just shut the 2 BH. Some businesses will possibly take Wedneadsay off as well, but some i have spoken to are working through the week as normal
by Nikvin
Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Ginger Wine
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

If it wasnt intermarche, it may have been Caprabo.......
sorry it was probably 3 yrs ago, which is why I cant remember.
Trouble is now that you´ve mentioned it, I want some, so will be on the look out myself!!
by Nikvin
Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Ginger Wine
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

I have bought some here, in a non british establishment, but i forget where exactly.
It may possibly have been Intermarche in Vera, so try an Intermarche supermarket
by Nikvin
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Terrible Injustice.
Replies: 21
Views: 7722

just read your woes on the other site mitzipurr....... sorry for you

Dont know what the outcome of any possible prosecution would be,

but many officials who " didnt notice all these buildings going up"
should be referred to the guide dogs for the blind association!
by Nikvin
Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: cat scratching post?
Replies: 10
Views: 2572

we made one............... broom handle, flat piece of wood, glue and string.. cats loved it till the kids stood on it!! ( couple of side branches too!) LIDL had some superb ones a few mnths ago, more like apartment blocks!! various "rooms" and " branches" and up to 4´ tall i seem to recall, and alt...
by Nikvin
Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: HELPPPP PLZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

you dont say where you live, but today there has been a major problem in the Almanzora valley area with no landlines and no mobile reception either! Its back now, well my landline is, or I wouldnt be able to post this!! We just had a buzzing sound, and occasionally like a crossed line , could hear s...
by Nikvin
Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: spiral staircases
Replies: 5
Views: 1717

the best bet, possibly, is to find a carpintería metalica, and get them to make one for you to your exact measurements and design. Possibly work out considerably cheaper than finding a supplier
by Nikvin
Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Thinking of moving to Albox
Replies: 5
Views: 3116

you probably should look further inland, though I dont think there is any village that doesnt have at least some Brits. Avoid the bigger towns, where there are more. Baza has quite a lot as does Caniles, though I don´t know how many have children.Although the distances can seem quite large, the road...
by Nikvin
Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Thinking of moving to Albox
Replies: 5
Views: 3116

Albox.......... well some love it, and others..NOT the area has a very large British community, lots of British shops, businesses, activities. Albox has BIG problems re illegal builds. Very un-Spanish, certainly not, although some magazines and articles still describe as such, an unspoilt typical An...
by Nikvin
Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scary Article about losing your home 2
Replies: 20
Views: 10673

Thanks for that Beachcomber. Not a lot there, but something at least!
Better at any rate than reding posts wondering what it´s all about!
by Nikvin
Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scary Article about losing your home 2
Replies: 20
Views: 10673

what did this article say, as the link given , doesnt take me to anything remotely like the comments made would indicate.
Maybe it was last week´s edition, but thats gone, and no archives yet, or am i just looking in the wrong place?
by Nikvin
Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mushroom expert ?
Replies: 13
Views: 7098

couple years back, at a local mantanza, the guys went off t find mushrooms, whilst the work was done. When they returned with many basketfuls, lenghthy discussions ensued over each mushroom, as to whether it was ok or not. very few got a unanimous vote, and about half that were cooked were voted aga...
by Nikvin
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Fresh Milk
Replies: 13
Views: 8109

mercadona in Albox , certainly have sold fresh milk, but ont know about the one in Baza, and Intermarche in Vera have also had it. I dont buy it any more, so havent looked or noticed it elsewhere. Fresh goats milk you could probably get hold of fom any local goat farmer should you be interested in t...
by Nikvin
Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: "Inland"
Replies: 26
Views: 15016

as it happens Granada city centre had an "english Bar" about 25 yrs ago, maybe more...pretty unattractive, a kind of theme pub idea, supposed to recreate a typical Uk pub!!!!!!!! was vey naff.... but the local youth thought it was brill, with dart board, snooker table, warm beer, pint mugs, and not ...