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by Mariacristina
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Born Again.
Replies: 71
Views: 8618

Re: Born Again.

I came to have an adventure before I was too old to enjoy it. Seven years on I'm getting very creaky, but I'm still having an adventure.
by Mariacristina
Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: For our Welsh Members
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: For our Welsh Members

Diolch yn fawr, Enrique. Da iawn. Happy Saint David's Day. I have daffodils out in my garden and thought about hanging the Welsh flag out, but didn't want to startle the neighbours too much. I have some Penderyn whisky though so later on I might . . . .
by Mariacristina
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Missing the magic of. . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Missing the magic of. . . .

First of all . . thank you all . . . secondly many many many apologies to Enrique. My week turned into a bit of a frazzle and I was totally sidetracked from normal life. It would certainly have made more sense if I had asked for advice before the game, instead of afterwards, and I would have done ha...
by Mariacristina
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Judging what to take..
Replies: 9
Views: 1968

Re: Judging what to take..

Whatever you decide to do you will end up bringing things that you later wish you hadn't, and will give away things that you wish you had brought with you. Bring the things that matter most to you. Despite all the problems and frustrations you will inevitably encounter you will find that Spain is a ...
by Mariacristina
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Missing the magic of. . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Missing the magic of. . . .

The good news is that I am Welsh. The bad news (though it is not news to that great man Enrique) is that I am a technical dinosaur. The other good news is that Wales won a terrific game of rugby . . . . and the bad news is that I missed it. Can anyone tell me how, being a technical dimwit, I might b...
by Mariacristina
Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Cheap Houses/ Property in Spain.
Replies: 21
Views: 4533

Re: Cheap Houses/ Property in Spain.

Another nice provocative thread, Gordon, and a timely one. There appears to be quite a high percentage of the British people who came here following a dream of a lifelong holiday in the sun who have discovered that the reality is somewhat different. Many have their properties on the market and hope ...
by Mariacristina
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: How to pay IBI for the first time
Replies: 4
Views: 3585

Re: How to pay IBI for the first time

First requirement may be patience! In our area IBI is administered from the Hacienda Local office, separate from the town hall. When I moved here I went to the office (with someone who spoke Spanish as I didn't at that time) and took all the necessary paperwork - Escritura/Nota simple/ NIE/Passport/...
by Mariacristina
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Cheapest places to buy Olive Oil ?
Replies: 13
Views: 5226

Re: Cheapest places to buy Olive Oil ?

Gordon . . . we have superb olive oil here in Spain. The difference between the price of the best and the poorest is very little compared to the difference in the quality. It really is worth spending a little time and money discovering the varieties of oils that are available. The best place to buy ...
by Mariacristina
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Translation please
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: Translation please

Neither "Jua" nor "Juas" appears in the Larousse Spanish Dictionary. Can you put the word in context as that may enable the more fluent Spanish speakers amongst us to work it out?
by Mariacristina
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: time to say thankyou. . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 4334

time to say thankyou. . . .

This seems to be a very appropriate time to say thank you for all the help and information and kindness that comes to us via Andalucía. com. From house visits to sort out new technology, for useful information, for being allowed to share the experiences of other members, for kindness and support thr...
by Mariacristina
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: At last - some sensible dietary advice
Replies: 1
Views: 719

At last - some sensible dietary advice

At last - some sensible dietary advice for those of us who are no longer as young as we might like to be: do not -I repeat DO NOT - eat so-called "healthy" foods. We need all the preservatives we can get.
by Mariacristina
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Lemon trees but no fruit
Replies: 9
Views: 4400

Re: Lemon trees but no fruit

The mixture that gasman has specified is very effective. I have found it is even more effective against garden nasties if the olive oil is infused with garlic. I keep a jam jar of oil with half a dozen cloves of garlic in it with my gardening gear so I always have some ready. It doesn't put the bees...
by Mariacristina
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To see ourselves . . . . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 700

To see ourselves . . . . . .

This is especially for Oliveview01 because she entertains me with tales of her Spanish neighbours doings, but it amused me so much I thought it was too good not to share with all our members who might have a similar sense of humour. It also makes me wonder what our Spanish neighbours really think of...
by Mariacristina
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Olives
Replies: 7
Views: 1422

Re: Olives

The hills on the southern slopes of the Sierra Subbetica are plaited with olives and, dependant on the weather, the serious olive harvest starts in late November and can go on until March. That is when the olives have ripened to that wonderful gleaming purply-black and will give their maximum yield ...
by Mariacristina
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Olives
Replies: 7
Views: 1422

Re: Olives

When I first moved here I thought there were only two types of olives - green ones and black ones. I've learned a bit more since then, especially during the hours that I have spent kneeling on stony ground helping my neighbours pick their family olives. My job usually involves scrabbling about to pi...
by Mariacristina
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: i have been told i am being denounced
Replies: 14
Views: 3356

Re: i have been told i am being denounced

Dear Oliveview01 What an exciting life you lead in your bit of Andalucía! That neighbour of yours must have sex appeal with a capital "S" when you think of the number of ladies who have been to stay with him. It makes me realise how dull it is where I live. Nothing much goes on here except...
by Mariacristina
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Figs_ surplus
Replies: 8
Views: 2608

Re: Figs_ surplus

We haven't got many surplus figs in our area this year after the long wet Spring but during the Autumn I usually get involved in making "Pan de higo" with my neighbours. The figs are sun-dried as Enrique described in his post. We also collect some almonds on our rambles around the campo an...
by Mariacristina
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Kindle
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Kindle

I want to reiterate my thanks to everyone who tried to help and also to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Enrique. He has been exceptionally kind, has sorted out my Kindle, loaded some books onto it for me, shown me some amazing things on my computer that I didn't know were there and, somehow, put his magic i...
by Mariacristina
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Kindle
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Kindle

Many thanks for the information. I am going to have a cool drink and a cold shower and will try to make sense of this tomorrow.

I really appreciate your help.

Enrique: Private message sent.
by Mariacristina
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Kindle
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Kindle

I have looked at the video link but it shows a page with "buttons" that don't appear on my screen. I really am a bit dim with anything but very basic technology. I registered with Amazon but have no idea whether it was .com or UK. I was very careful about upper and lower case letters and I...