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by Martin Page
Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Health Cover for People paying UK NI (E111 / E106 Certs)
Replies: 15
Views: 7135

Hi Alison What happens after January 2009 ....? Hi Munica The EICH will get you treatment in any NHS equivalent service on an as and when needed basis ... If you want to Register with the services thats a different matter. Ive noticed where I am that there is old type 'penny club' where you pay the ...
by Martin Page
Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pool maintenance
Replies: 19
Views: 5845

I find that once the pool is established and stable, you only need cleaning and chemistry checks once a week - depending on usage. The charge for this should be between 10 - 15E per vist + chemicals at cost - If your pool is out of stability, establishment cost are variable depending on the problems...
by Martin Page
Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Health Cover for People paying UK NI (E111 / E106 Certs)
Replies: 15
Views: 7135

One thing that I have learnt from being in Spain, and with authorities in general, is based on the old Yorkshire addage - Tell em nowt ...let em buy a program. I find that the new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) that replaced the E111 last year is accepted whenever its needed. I just dont tell...
by Martin Page
Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: French Toll Costs
Replies: 48
Views: 13668

..... just where would we be without rules - In France Al Murry
by Martin Page
Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Swimming Pools
Replies: 15
Views: 10699

Like yourself - I ummm'd and Ahhhh'd for ages on which was best .... I decided to pay the price and had one Built and have never looked back. It has also added value to the property - not a liability. A neighbor has a fiberglass one - and now I understand why they are so easy to repair. cos you need...
by Martin Page
Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Telephone line
Replies: 14
Views: 2737

Can you buy those plugs separately and put them on yourself ?

Does anybody know if UK ADSL Broadband Routers will work on the Telefonica system if a standard Phone will
by Martin Page
Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: BBC World Service
Replies: 8
Views: 3562

I cant get it either in Chiclana (near Cadiz) - Ive been told that the BBC relay it through Gibralta but if so, it must be a very weak signal.
by Martin Page
Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bringing dog into Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

JJ - With regards to registering your dog with the town hall ..... Ever wondered why you were the First ..... Has no one mentioned to you that the - DE LA FRONTERA - part of your town implies that it is close to lawless. You are talking about Spanish Spain there, not little Britain - Costa del Sol. ...
by Martin Page
Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: French Toll Costs
Replies: 48
Views: 13668

French Toll Costs

We are no planning the drive (home and back) - Does anybody have any advice regarding the drive. (Other than get out of France as fast as possible - Al Murry) What should I budget for French (spit) Tolls Is it a viable drive from the Spanish Border to the UK within a day ? What are the costs of hote...
by Martin Page
Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bringing dog into Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Welcome to the Costa de Luz - We're moving out there in September (Chiclana D L F ) and like you taking the hound with us. As far as I can gather - providing that you have the animal passort which requires it to be chipped and the certificate from the Rabies blood test( 4 weeks after the vacine), th...
by Martin Page
Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Glasses second hand car price guide - In Spain ?
Replies: 31
Views: 20136

OOOyyyeeee - Children - stop squabbling .... Tut tut ! I don't have any British neighbours where I live - There is a totally different attitude to second hand things. In that they have a buy for keeps type view. One neighbour has his last 4 cars at the bottom of his garden (all dead) with over 50yea...
by Martin Page
Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Glasses second hand car price guide - In Spain ?
Replies: 31
Views: 20136

That sound the sort of thing that I'm looking for ......

Now - Can one of the forum Members obtain a copy (from a trader maybe) and act as a Price guru -
by Martin Page
Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Glasses second hand car price guide - In Spain ?
Replies: 31
Views: 20136

Glasses second hand car price guide - In Spain ?

Hi Guys Is there a definitive equivalent guide to second hand car prices (such as Glasses Guide- Black book ) out there in Spain .... And equally where would I get a copy. From what Ive seen of the second hand car market in Spain its 'Caveat Emptor ' and let the best man win ! - Or am I being too cy...
by Martin Page
Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: long term car rental
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

There are no branded car hire companies that will allow you to use the ferry - Its an insurance thing. Hertz will allow you to return to the UK - via the tunnel. Whats more the tunnel is much easier if you have a hound with you. But watch which rental scheme they try to sell you .... they wanted to ...
by Martin Page
Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Contacting Telefonica from the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 3197

Good luck with your quest - I am in the same boat.
Here in Chicland de la Fronteria a group of the 'locals' also want to have broadband access but even they cant get any sense out of Telephonica and they are Spanish !
by Martin Page
Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: SKY + in Costa De Luz
Replies: 4
Views: 4754

SKY + in Costa De Luz

Were coming out to Chiclana De la Frontera (Cadiz) shortly.

Is it worth bringing our SKY + box with us?

I know that we need a 2.5M solid Dish and we have been told that’s it best to get a high gain standard box locally and to leave the old Pace box at home
Is it the same for the new SKY +