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by gavilan
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: anyone experience of compost heaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: anyone experience of compost heaps?

thanks all for your comments ... sounds a good idea gerryh ... just have to wait til lockdown lifted so I can get to a vivero ... thanks again to all
by gavilan
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: anyone experience of compost heaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 956

anyone experience of compost heaps?

since driving to the basura these days is limited I was considering constructing some sort of compost heap ... always been a bit cautious about such things for fear of an inundation of flies and rodents ... but might be useful now ... I would be very interested to hear of others experience ... maybe...
by gavilan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Planning to move
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: Planning to move

Methinks most of us down in Andalucia are trying to get used to unforeseen/unique circumstances ... my suggestion would be to wait a year before you consider moving over here ... by then hopefully schools/employment/house prices and availability will have stabilsised ...
by gavilan
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

I can cope with incarceration as there are lots of things/clearing/cleaning/sorting to do in the house ... but the weather is getting to me ... ever since lockdown, 14 March, there have been grey skies, thick low cloud, heavy downpours (the stream is a raging muddy torrent) and really cold ... and t...
by gavilan
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

from the Guardian this afternoon: 'The UK’s foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has announced plans to fly home thousands of British citizens who have been left stranded by the coronavirus pandemic. The government will launch a £75m airlift initiative which includes a mixture of charter flights to spec...
by gavilan
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

interesting article in Guardian this morning
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... oronavirus
by gavilan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

Len S ... Like Lavanda wrote: We don't actually know anything for sure and there is no way of knowing ...
by gavilan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

maybe a PR stunt to gain sympathy/support?!
by gavilan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

and I find it impossible to believe that we will have learned nothing from this experience!
by gavilan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

Lavanda: so you think it is Big Business as usual when all this quietens down?
by gavilan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

I just so hope that people all over this world and their governments recognise this virus as a 'wake-up call' ... rethink their approach to animal/factory farming, industrial pollution, decimating forests, fracking etc etc etc... consider a universal free health system and an education system which ...
by gavilan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

someimes discipline can lead to freedom ...
by gavilan
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

any one know if post offices will remain open? ...
by gavilan
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

por ... if one was stopped/questioned, could one not say one was out to gather essential supplies?!
by gavilan
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

maybe it's time we talked with our elderly locals/neighbours about what plants etc they foraged for/gathered from hillsides and mountains during to 'hungry years' ..
by gavilan
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

for what it's worth ... son was due to fly out from Gatiwck to Malaga late this afternoon ... long delay ..part due to Captain negotiating permission to land in Mlga ... but no probs on flite (BA2417) landed late as predicted ... son through in 15 mins ... no special health/safety checks ... the air...
by gavilan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1847
Views: 50155

Re: Coronavirus

friend of mine went down to the coast yesterday to Lidl supermarket ... he surprised by full car park and panic buying within ... thought I would check statistics this morning ... Malaga 97 cases out of population 589,000 ... UK 590 cases out of population 66.87 million ...
by gavilan
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: handyman/gardener La Vinuela/Alcaucin
Replies: 2
Views: 638

handyman/gardener La Vinuela/Alcaucin

?anyone know of a reliable/competent handyman/gardener around La Vinuela/Alcaucin area? ... thanks
by gavilan
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: ?anyone tried growing luffa?
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

?anyone tried growing luffa?

never tried this before but recently saw one hanging on a fence ... thought to try as looks fascinating ... ?has anyone tried and/or got useful tips?
by gavilan
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: blocked windscreen washer jets
Replies: 12
Views: 2200

Re: blocked windscreen washer jets

sorry for long delay ... been 'indiposed' ... but many thanks to all who posted most helpful responses ...again many thanks