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by Cassandra
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lotto....Do you play from Spain
Replies: 12
Views: 2412

Interesting! I never buy lottery tickets anyway so just asking out of curiosity but if it is UK residents only then they should have notices warning people in the shops that sell them, particularly in tourist areas. Might be an interesting one for trading standards - and Richard Branson who lost out...
by Cassandra
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Wheelie Bin fines
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

How do they get to such an odd figure for the maximum fine? Does that odd 26 centimos on the end really make such a difference :roll:
by Cassandra
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lotto....Do you play from Spain
Replies: 12
Views: 2412

If only the health service could be so efficient at weeding out the fictitious addresses and get rid of some of the NHS fraudsters! Do they allow you to play if you use a correctly registered Spanish address? I wasn't aware it was restricted to UK residents, after all they sell tickets to holidaymak...
by Cassandra
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Dilemma...what to do with info
Replies: 77
Views: 14888

Thank you :D Why didn't I think of that :?
by Cassandra
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Transferring all my stuff from a PC to my new Laptop!
Replies: 17
Views: 3663

Yup, didn't know it at the time though :evil: A friend of my son built it for me. Unfortunately it's not a laptop, it's a pc so would have to lug the whole lot with me but I don't use it for business so it's not as if there's any critical files on here, maybe I'll just keep it till it croaks then bu...
by Cassandra
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Dilemma...what to do with info
Replies: 77
Views: 14888

Is there one for Almeria? I tried just replacing Malaga/Cadiz with Almeria but that didn't work.
by Cassandra
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Transferring all my stuff from a PC to my new Laptop!
Replies: 17
Views: 3663

Just had a look, you can only download it if your running genuine Microsoft Windows :( Last time I looked at that option they wanted about $175 to upgrade and I didn't consider it worth it as I still get the security upgrades. Will have to make do with save documents on the hard drive, it's more tha...
by Cassandra
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Transferring all my stuff from a PC to my new Laptop!
Replies: 17
Views: 3663

Thanks both :) I already have an external hardrive (250gb, hope that's enough) that I just use as a back up at the moment and then only when I remember :oops: El Cid you assumed right, currently XP and of course a new one has to be Vista though I'm told it's much better now than when it was launched...
by Cassandra
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: After you've sold ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

That's the trick though, making sure they are honest :? Also competent, it's no good having an honest one if they're not very good. Fortunately, there are one or two recommended solicitors in our area who we can try. Any idea what happens if the buyers choose the same one? A possibility as the one w...
by Cassandra
Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Transferring all my stuff from a PC to my new Laptop!
Replies: 17
Views: 3663

If you use the windows file transfer thingy (another computer numpty here :oops: ) can you store everything to a portable hard drive and transfer later to a new laptop? Asking cos I'm thinking of leaving pc with a good home and buying a new laptop at the other end. The alternative is to save all my ...
by Cassandra
Sat May 31, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: After you've sold ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

I realise the responsibility lies with the new owner, the newspaper report seemed to be suggesting that where they fail to do this then councils are simply continuing to charge the previous owner :? Of course we all know the level of in-depth reporting that's carried out here so it was probably just...
by Cassandra
Sat May 31, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: After you've sold ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

After you've sold ...

... what happens about bills like IBI, basura etc.? I had assumed that as there is a check to make sure all debts are paid before signing at the notaries that you're responsibility ends once you sign the property over to the new owners. However, the Costa Almeria News did a story about rubbish colle...
by Cassandra
Sat May 31, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Healthcare U.K.
Replies: 7
Views: 2748

Slightly different scenario as we were all UK resident at the time but when we had my late father in law staying with us for a short while we were able to register him as a temporary resident and our doctors were very happy to see him. If you are staying in the same area for a while it may be worth ...
by Cassandra
Sat May 31, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: New Printer
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

I bought a new Lexmark all in one (X2450) recently for a fraction of the price I paid for my last printer, an Epson. I've been very pleasantly surprised by it, even the ink usage is economical, which I didn't expect as it's a single cartridge for colour and black. It would be expensive if you obeyed...
by Cassandra
Sat May 31, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Selling Your House in Spain
Replies: 13
Views: 2627

Re: Selling Your House in Spain

The most memorable bad selling point that I have ever witnessed, was when I had made an appointment to view a house, and the old man had 'passed away' during the night, but when we arrived , his Wife insisted on showing us around the property, and the old man was still lying on the bed, covered wit...
by Cassandra
Fri May 30, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Simply Red in concert
Replies: 14
Views: 4886

... and I'll sit on 'er till she squeals Image
by Cassandra
Thu May 29, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Simply Red in concert
Replies: 14
Views: 4886

Damn, I was told on Tuesday night that they may be coming to Spain soon but hoped it would be nearer, Marbella is 4+ hours away, and sooner, we leave at the end of June :roll:

Ah well, will have to just keep the memory of when I saw them during the Stars tour too many years ago :)
by Cassandra
Thu May 29, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Outdoor flies!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 5690

If you have electricity on your terrace try a fan. They love still air and even a slight breeze can disperse them. A ceiling fan would probably work best if you could mount it just under the centre of the terrace roof.
by Cassandra
Wed May 28, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Wher is the half symbol?
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

Alt 171 works for me. Hold the alt key down while you type, has to be the key pad numbers though, not the ones above the qwerty.
by Cassandra
Mon May 26, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Stewing Steak
Replies: 4
Views: 2915

Careful Katy, thoughts like that can be dangerous :shock:

It was having to stop for cattle and sheep to cross the road when I was on the school run that started me off on that tangent. Turned veggie within two years and can't even walk past the fish counter in Mercadona now :oops: