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by Cassandra
Wed May 14, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Menopause
Replies: 129
Views: 43893

Interesting comment Annie, I have felt increasingly unwell since living here. Nothing major or life threatening, just general lethargy, aching joints, fluid retention and other symptoms that I associate with thyroid but could just as easily be attributed to other things including peri-menopausal sym...
by Cassandra
Wed May 14, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Menopause
Replies: 129
Views: 43893

Jool, thank you for posting that information. I'm not at the stage where I have to consider HRT yet but would be reluctant to take it anyway for a number of reasons. I tried it once when my doctor thought I might be going into an early menopause, the only youthful feelings it brought back where morn...
by Cassandra
Sun May 11, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Weather on coast today?
Replies: 27
Views: 4445

Really cold here, grey and cloudy but no rain so far today. It was so cold last night I had to get the fleecy pyjamas out!
by Cassandra
Sat May 10, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Immigrants or expats
Replies: 12
Views: 1993

For me, the term ex-pat conjures up images of all those colonial types in India and Singapore lording it over the poor natives. Come to think of it, I know a few people here who have the same attitude :roll: I've always considered myself an immigrant here, definitely not a guest because nobody invit...
by Cassandra
Sat May 10, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Weather on coast today?
Replies: 27
Views: 4445

Just got back from the coast where we've had sunshine, rain, thunder, lightning and hailstones :shock: Yes, hailstones in May. Good for the bars though as everyone stayed for another drink or two, mainly hot chocolate or horlicks though :lol:
by Cassandra
Fri May 09, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: How to Behave on an Internet Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 4351

How to Behave on an Internet Forum

I guess admin will dump it into the Amigos lounge on Monday morning but in the meantime ...

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-beh ... rnet-forum
by Cassandra
Thu May 08, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why do I keep getting the same word wrong!
Replies: 26
Views: 5555

I don't make deliberate mistakes :shock: I'm just stupid :oops:

I think Concorde was the original cuarto/cuarto poster, I just ordered lots of cheese :lol:
by Cassandra
Thu May 08, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: advice on buying a bar in spain
Replies: 68
Views: 25031

I don't think Tj said it was because her friend was British, just that the Spanish kids had learned the behaviour from British kids! Nowhere near as serious but last week we saw a couple of teenagers in our village spit on a poster for one of the bands at our fiesta then tear it down and stamp on it...
by Cassandra
Wed May 07, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why do I keep getting the same word wrong!
Replies: 26
Views: 5555

I've done exactly the same, except it was 4 kilos of cheese I asked for :oops: Fortunately, the owner of our village shop is used to dumb foreigners and just gave me a quarter kilo. She even managed to keep a straight face, at least until I was out of the shop :?
by Cassandra
Wed May 07, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Fuel at 2 euros per litre ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3331

Well it'll give me the perfect excuse to buy another roadster. I really missed my mazda eunos when we moved here but when we were in England last week I saw the perfect replacement - a Daihatsu Copen. Small but perfectly formed, unlike me, economical, low tax 'cos it's only 1.3 but it's soooo tiny i...
by Cassandra
Wed May 07, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: mercadona madness
Replies: 17
Views: 8309

The old ladies in our village are complaining about how much things have gone up since the last fiesta, I guess it's as good a benchmark as any :? The number 3 was mentioned but our translation skills (or lack of) couldn't quite figure out if prices had gone up 3 times or 3 fold :oops:
by Cassandra
Tue May 06, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scared of heights
Replies: 21
Views: 5886

Couldn't watch it all the way through Image

Still say I'm not scared of heights though, just of falling :oops:
by Cassandra
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Voiles
Replies: 20
Views: 6167

They look great Dido :D but get some weights or they'll end up on the roof tiles when the wind gets up! Fisherman's lead weights might do the trick and you can sew them in to the bottom.
by Cassandra
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sunflower Oil warning!
Replies: 16
Views: 3828

Thank you :D I can use my sunflower oil freely now!
by Cassandra
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Returning to the UK..Article
Replies: 20
Views: 4082

Iwas just speaking tongue in cheek :) Mainly for the odd family existing on rice :wink: I really do understand your reasons. A friend returned in Jan for the very same reasons as she missed the buzz of having a "proper" job :wink: They had been here for about 5 years. Yeah, I knew it wasn...
by Cassandra
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Returning to the UK..Article
Replies: 20
Views: 4082

Hey, who said I hadn't made it :? I can cook pretty well when I put my mind to it :wink: Seriously, we're not 'going back' because we've run out of money or can't hack it here. My OH speaks pretty good Spanish, I get by. I have a part-time teaching job and a part time voluntary job which between the...
by Cassandra
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Returning to the UK..Article
Replies: 20
Views: 4082

Well if we decide to sell and that turns out to be true I'll sell to the kids at cost and get them to give me the rest in cash :D Like that'd happen Bank of Mum pays out not the other way round :roll: I noticed it also debunked another myth, that you don't get health benefits until you've been back ...
by Cassandra
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Returning to the UK..Article
Replies: 20
Views: 4082

Especially the one about the CGT! Not sure that's accurate though as a friend of mine sold her main residence (no CGT), moved to a holiday cottage she owned and only had to live there for one year to eliminate the CGT payment. Admittedly it was a few years ago and both properties were in the UK but ...
by Cassandra
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sunflower Oil warning!
Replies: 16
Views: 3828

R_and_B wrote:
Does anyone know Choice fm's website - may have an email address to ask them to tell us more.
Here's their website and they do have an email address. I've just sent an enquiry to them and will post here if they respond.
by Cassandra
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sunflower Oil warning!
Replies: 16
Views: 3828

Have checked mine but nothing on the label to say country of origin. The brand is Guillen Sol. The company is based in Jaen but it just says 'packaged for', well Spanish equivalent, so could be from anywhere :?