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by Cassandra
Mon May 26, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: publisher wanted for the book!
Replies: 24
Views: 6180

Re: publisher wanted for the book!

gavilan wrote:Cassandra: I took a deep breath and posted a copy to Eyewitness Guides this very morning!
Great minds think alike :D

Good luck with finding someone!
by Cassandra
Mon May 26, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sterling u.k. transfer to sterling spanish a/c ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

People like Currencies Direct etc. won't touch sterling to sterling, we asked when we needed to move money to a bank in Malta. In the end we just paid by cheque. Bancaja are operating no charge accounts, other than paying sterling into a euro account but even then you get a better exchange rate than...
by Cassandra
Mon May 26, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Another gas question
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

We only have two small bottles, solely for cooking. I didn't even know we had a local gas office as we just got them from a nearby petrol station where we filled in the necessary paperwork. We still have our copies for both bottles so maybe we should start by asking there :?
by Cassandra
Mon May 26, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: publisher wanted for the book!
Replies: 24
Views: 6180

I know their a huge publisher so probably hard, if not impossible, to get into but what about Dorling Kindersley? They produce travel books - Eye Witness Guides - and also historical/educational books so are bound to have some that cross both genres.
by Cassandra
Mon May 26, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Jersey Royals
Replies: 20
Views: 7443

I love them and am green with envy :) Bought some last week in Gib. Think they were about 3 GBP a kilo. My favourite. Leg of Lamb, Jerseys and fresh mint sauce. Have to send the chauffeur again this week. (Well, the OH that is :wink: ) No need for lamb or mint sauce. Just a large bowl and plenty of...
by Cassandra
Mon May 26, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Another gas question
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

We have the opposite problem. Do we have to cancel our contract, OH didn't even remember we had one!, or do we just leave the gas bottles here and tell new owners where to buy? It's been 6 years and apart from initial contract have never been asked for paperwork, can't even remember if we had to pay...
by Cassandra
Sun May 25, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Live flight Info site needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1787

I look at the website for the Uk airport where the plane is leaving from. Stansted for example have "live flight departures". I usually check before leaving home to catch a flight that it has taken off on time from the departure airport. I do the same and as Almeria airport is only 45 minutes away ...
by Cassandra
Sun May 25, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: publisher wanted for the book!
Replies: 24
Views: 6180

There's also http://www.lulu.com/uk/products/

I don't know a lot about them but they get good recommendations on a writers site I belong to and list travel books as one of the types of books they publish.
by Cassandra
Sun May 25, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: publisher wanted for the book!
Replies: 24
Views: 6180

You've obviously got no hang ups about self-publishing so what about trying some of the bigger ones that will handle marketing and distribution for you. Athena Press list on Amazon as well as distribute to independent bookshops, in fact I didn't even realise until I started to look at publishers rec...
by Cassandra
Sun May 25, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: publisher wanted for the book!
Replies: 24
Views: 6180

Santana Publishing, based in Malaga, I think. They publish English language books about Spain or novels set in Spain and I'm pretty sure they're the publishers of Driving Over Lemons. You should find them easily enough on a google search.
by Cassandra
Wed May 21, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sterling bank account ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3779

A strong euro will 'encourage' the UK to join. At last and thank goodness. No it won't. There would be a bigger revolt than with Maggies poll tax if a government decided to join now, offering 60 million people 1.25 euros for their savings, not a chance :idea: ......it won't happen for a while yet b...
by Cassandra
Wed May 21, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sterling bank account ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3779

Posted this yesterday as a tag on to info about moving money to the UK but it's more relevant here. We've now opened the account (with Bancaja) and they also explained how the sterling accounts work. The idea is that you can bring money over, sterling to sterling so no loss in the exchange rate, int...
by Cassandra
Wed May 21, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Money to U.K?
Replies: 8
Views: 2346

That may explain why Currencies Direct do the trading for you, maybe the instruction is to pay CD who then pay the UK bank :? Must go in again to clarify as I'm getting confused with it all but definitely don't want my UK bank reducing our money by 2.75% because the bank here can't/won't send sterli...
by Cassandra
Wed May 21, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Money to U.K?
Replies: 8
Views: 2346

We went to Currencies Direct yesterday to check what we needed to do and it's not as straightforward as we thought. I'm not sure why but they said it's not possible to arrange a direct debit as we have for moving £ to €, instead they do the trading for you then you take a slip to the bank and ask th...
by Cassandra
Tue May 20, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: UK emigration
Replies: 117
Views: 32595

It's strange the way people perceive things, maybe we see what we want to. I worked very hard to get a degree at the same time as holding down a full time job, which maybe ties in with the perception that the well educated are the ones emigrating, but it's been absolutely useless to me here. I would...
by Cassandra
Mon May 19, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Hand baggage size with BmiBaby
Replies: 17
Views: 4494

It would be nice to see a hand luggage size tester in at least the specialist luggage shops as what is sold as hand luggage is often too big these days. I know it varies from airline to airline but there must be a minimum which would then be OK for those with more generous allowances. I'd like to se...
by Cassandra
Sun May 18, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Burger vans
Replies: 11
Views: 2494

We have an ice-cream van in our village, well sort of, he sells in boxes of 6 or 12 rather than individual ice-creams and also other frozen foods as well. Delivers every Saturday but a poor substitute for Mr Whippy every evening in the summer :(
by Cassandra
Thu May 15, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scared of heights
Replies: 21
Views: 5819

Tried again, gave up even quicker than last time Image
by Cassandra
Thu May 15, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: BBC1 News at 10, tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 2674

I was being slightly tongue in cheek there. I'm sure there are plenty of perfectly legal new builds with all paperwork in order and with licences correctly issued so as long as you take ultra care in your choice of solicitor or legal advisor then all will be well. There are areas though, and Almeria...
by Cassandra
Thu May 15, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: BBC1 News at 10, tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 2674

The upside, and there is one, is that you will be buying at or close to the bottom of the market, so as long as you stay a few years (and don't buy a new build!) then things should work out OK for you. Even for those of us selling now it's not all bad. If you're moving within Spain then whatever you...