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by gavilan
Fri May 22, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: CAR ITV - Whats going on??
Replies: 108
Views: 13101

Re: CAR ITV - Whats going on??

ok so june itv now delayed til jan 2021 ... but ... do I try to make an appt now for that january date ... or ... wait til near that time?
by gavilan
Mon May 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Made in China
Replies: 95
Views: 14123

Re: Made in China

DA re cheap Chinese lump hammer versus more expensive Spanish one ... the first one will break soon and you will have to buy another ... so 'cheaper' to buy quality ...

as I said before, it's not the country you buy from or boycott, it's about the quality/integrity/care for workers etc
by gavilan
Mon May 18, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2353
Views: 98900

Re: Coronavirus

the problem with 'dont buy anything from China' is that it seems close to racism to me ... also, not a question of who/where made it but the quality/integrity/treatment of workers etc ... but do think to focus on what can be produced within each own country makes sense ... DA ?were the kicks and scr...
by gavilan
Mon May 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2353
Views: 98900

Re: Coronavirus

I have no sympathy for anyone, of any generation, who bought into this consumerist, capitalist system/life style ... and got us into the mess all of us are in today ... this is a big wake-up call ... start thinking alternatives NOW
by gavilan
Mon May 18, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2353
Views: 98900

Re: Coronavirus

Beachcomber ... ?not sure who you are referring to when you say : 'the lives, livelihoods and lifestyles of future generations have been devastated over the past few weeks mostly by people who have considerably less time on this earth in front of them than they have behind them.' I would also add th...
by gavilan
Sat May 16, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2353
Views: 98900

Re: Coronavirus

I think this virus will teach us to live with the unknown, the uncertain, the unfamiliar, the unpredictable ... we will have to rely on our own inner confidence to get us through ... not rely on external actions/events ...
by gavilan
Sat May 16, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2353
Views: 98900

Re: Coronavirus

Wicksey wrote: ...'but now that the end may be in sight, it has been a very peculiar couple of months' ... I might be pessimistic but I really dont feel the end is in sight ... methinks this has just been the beginning phase ... t'will come and go in different countries at different times with diffe...
by gavilan
Fri May 15, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2353
Views: 98900

Re: Coronavirus

elusive wrote: 'As an ederly relative said. Well you have to die of something when you get old ...' ... my concern would be: if I catch that virus, I might pass the infection on to those who have been around me ...
by gavilan
Fri May 15, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Earthquake last night
Replies: 11
Views: 1317

Re: Earthquake last night

yes, we felt that earthquake tremor here last night
by gavilan
Wed May 06, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: road tax & water bill, Velez-Malaga/Alcaucin area
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: road tax & water bill, Velez-Malaga/Alcaucin area

thanks for your response gerryh and fyfin ... my such bills come to the post office and then I pay them at the bank next door ... I have tried finding info on that portalweb site twice ... will have another try ... thanks again
by gavilan
Wed May 06, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: road tax & water bill, Velez-Malaga/Alcaucin area
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

road tax & water bill, Velez-Malaga/Alcaucin area

both these bills would normally been issued in March ... to date, no sign of either ... anyone know what's happening?!
by gavilan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: anyone experience of compost heaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2469

Re: anyone experience of compost heaps?

and thanks again sl ... most helpful and will pursue ...
by gavilan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: handyman/gardener La Vinuela/Alcaucin
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: handyman/gardener La Vinuela/Alcaucin

thanks for that suggestion sl ... when free movement starts again, I will look there ... thanks again
by gavilan
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: anyone experience of compost heaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2469

Re: anyone experience of compost heaps?

thanks for that Enrique ... interesting to see if wet cardboard with black plastic will attract worms ... hardly see any such creatures here as too dry ... also hadnt realised compost bins need worms ... so all very helpful ... thanks again
by gavilan
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: anyone experience of compost heaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2469

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: 2469

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: 3124

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: 2353
Views: 98900

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: 2353
Views: 98900

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: 2353
Views: 98900

Re: Coronavirus

interesting article in Guardian this morning
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... oronavirus