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by olive
Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Small trailer number plate
Replies: 8
Views: 2814

Trailer ITV's

We have a small unbraked trailer and it has a log book, VIN but as yet there is no requirement to have an ITV . It will come as even farmers trailers( e.g. the ones they transport 10or 20 ,000 kilos of olives in) have ITV's. Number plate is got from the number plate shops that always seem to be adja...
by olive
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Price of petrol
Replies: 36
Views: 7117

Deja Vu

I paid 1.06 for unleaded 95 on Monday in Granada cos that was how much it was. One of the things I loved about Spain was that fuel always seemed to be about the same price whether you bought at a supermarket or in the middle of nowhere. Three years ago it was about 82 cents and about 85 pence in UK....
by olive
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UNBELIEVABLE - TALLERS v KWIKFIT in CAMPO
Replies: 10
Views: 2482

Or eBay UK. Went to my local large recambio today for a part. 126 euros inc some discount. Same item off eBay £30 plus £8 P&P to my house. I'll wait a few days. I have yet to find any car part here cheaper than in UK. The only exception has been parts from the dealer and they work out exactly the sa...
by olive
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Kwik fit exhaust shop equivalent
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Kwik fit exhaust shop equivalent

Is there a Kwik Fit type chain of exhaust places in Andalucia or do you just go to a garage and they get the parts couriered to them? Are Feu Vert exhausts or just tyres?

We are down in the Malaga area on Monday if there are any recommendations there.

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by olive
Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Courier of a large motorcycle engine from the UK to Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 5027

Courier of a large motorcycle engine from the UK to Spain

Has anyone any suggestions or experience for how to get a large object like a motorcycle engine from the Midlands to Spain please? It isn't in pristine cleanliness but shouldn't leak fluids but knowing my luck it probably would! It isn't urgent. Would a company like UPS touch it? Presumably I would ...
by olive
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Base area to discover Andalucia
Replies: 42
Views: 18122

I agree with the suggestion of Antequera as a base. It isn't quite geographically central to Andalucia but does have easy access to good roads. The inland A92 motorway and to the coastal roads and further inland to Cordoba for example. Andalucia is HUGE and as soon as you get off the main roads prog...
by olive
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: No water and vomiting child....
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

A practical solution for the future would be to install a proprietory small water holding tank between the mains and the house. This would probably also need an electric pump unless you could locate it high enough to give a good head of pressure. You would then always have a buffer in the event of w...
by olive
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Websites for economical English channel crossings
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Websites for economical English channel crossings

What are the best websites/companies for economical Short English channel ferry/tunnel crossings please? Any tips or suggestions welcome.

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by olive
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: What Apple for making apple pies?
Replies: 10
Views: 6574

Have a care if you try and bring an apple tree(s) into Spain from Britain. Spain is fireblight free unlike Britain.

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by olive
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Cooking apples?
Replies: 7
Views: 3474

Cooking apples?

Haven't seen anything remotely like a Bramley here and that is fair enough.

What is the best type of apple for cooking please?

olive
by olive
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Any delays at Malaga?
Replies: 10
Views: 2465

20 minute plus delay in queues at passport control on incoming flights to Malaga on Sunday night.

olive
by olive
Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Any of the larger shops/sheds open on Sunday in Malaga
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Thanks. It will also be nice to have a stroll around the town.

olive
by olive
Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Any of the larger shops/sheds open on Sunday in Malaga
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Any of the larger shops/sheds open on Sunday in Malaga

Have a Malaga airport run to do and just wondered if any of the larger shops ( e.g. Corte Ingles, Carrefour, Urende, Leroy Merlin) are open on a Sunday?

olive
by olive
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: He's at it again!
Replies: 15
Views: 4361

A straight swap. Jenson Button for Alonso?

Alonso has a 3 year contract with Mclaren so isn't about to go anywhere unless Ron lets him. Despite being a pariah he is still getting results. He seems to drive even better under adversity.

Lewis for the drivers crown (just).

olive
by olive
Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Andalucian/Spanish Quiz
Replies: 212
Views: 27724

Acting devils advocate?

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by olive
Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Practicalities of taking a cat to England
Replies: 27
Views: 4878

Practicalities of taking a cat to England

We have sort of adopted a feral cat, which we believe to be a female. We have got various family members ill in the UK and it won't be long before we all have to go back to help out. What to do with the cat? We haven't any close neighbours that I would feel comfortable asking to feed the cat regular...
by olive
Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Chillies
Replies: 34
Views: 13378

Where can you buy fresh chillies? (not the Padron ones but real chillies!0

I have only ever seen them in Alkampo.

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by olive
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: latex self levelling compound for floors
Replies: 7
Views: 5390

25Kg saco of Weber Niv Sol is 18.88 euros plus IVA at 16% from our local builders merchant. It isn't cheap stuff!

olive
by olive
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: latex self levelling compound for floors
Replies: 7
Views: 5390

This question was asked last year but I cannot remember the name of the product here. Before rushing to buy from Leroy M you might find it is cheaper in your local builders merchants. The good news is that Hillybilly will be along shortly with the answer....... I wonder if there is a minimum and a m...
by olive
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Any car DIYer's out there? Where to get parts etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 3226

Great, Yellow pages shows several local recambios. Will check them out. I will ask if they also do loctite, gasket goo, carb cleaner liquid and axle stands? That should excercise my Spanish. I am already buying parts relatively easily via the Internet apart from the occasional package that goes miss...