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by gavilan
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: distance glasses problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2099

Re: distance glasses problem

can anyone recommend a good optician in Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Algarrobo and/or around that area? ...many thanks
by gavilan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: blocked windscreen washer jets
Replies: 12
Views: 2405

Re: blocked windscreen washer jets

gerryh, Enrique, costakid ... thanks very much for your suggestions ... I obviously need a shirt pin and some quality screen wash ... thanks again for your helpful comments
by gavilan
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: blocked windscreen washer jets
Replies: 12
Views: 2405

blocked windscreen washer jets

there is no garage here, so I park outside ... where dust or something seems to block the windscreen washer jets from time to time ... so jets dont work ... ?does anyone have any idea how to prevent these blockages or clear them out so jets work? ... many thanks
by gavilan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: distance glasses problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2099

Re: distance glasses problem

thanks to ck and Sid ... methinks it is time i either went back to original optician or found another ... but again many thanks to you both for your comments ...most helpful ...
by gavilan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: distance glasses problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2099

distance glasses problem

I was recently advised to wear glasses for distance vision (have not needed such previously) ... but I am finding it very difficult to adjust to said specs ... my vision seems blurred rather than sharper/improved ... the optician suggested I use the new glasses in the house for a couple of weeks ......
by gavilan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: driving in Spain
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: driving in Spain

my thanks to Wicksey and gerryh ... very helpful and specific info ... again many thanks
by gavilan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: driving in Spain
Replies: 5
Views: 997

driving in Spain

Can anyone tell me what the current position is re driving in Spain on UK licence? ... or point me to a website which will give up-to-date information ... thanks ...
by gavilan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: when to plant ...
Replies: 3
Views: 14170

Re: when to plant ...

my thanks to s-l and gerrynag for your responses/info ... in retrospect, I realised my question was a pretty dumb one ... the obvious thing for me to do was to go to my local vivero and see what they were selling ... hence I have planted some tomatoes and peppers to date ...
by gavilan
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: when to plant ...
Replies: 3
Views: 14170

when to plant ...

I have ideas of planting lettuce/tomatoes/radish/carrots/peppers & similar ... on a sunny terrace ... when should I start planting such?
by gavilan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 4K high intensity/discharge lightening storm 4am this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 8756

Re: 4K high intensity/discharge lightening storm 4am this morning

gerryh ... I would not have liked to be driving in that storm ... videos of Malaga west show cars abandoned, being pushed by flood waters down streets etc ... scary stuff ...
by gavilan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 4K high intensity/discharge lightening storm 4am this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 8756

4K high intensity/discharge lightening storm 4am this morning

major and most unusual lightening storm around 4am this morning ... lightening coninuous for more than an hour ... it started from west of us ... then came closer, overhead ...with torrential rain ... loud cracks of thunder ... then passed up to La Maroma/Sierra Tejeda ... circled around Granada pro...
by gavilan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How Others See Us - Spain
Replies: 2
Views: 9557

Re: How Others See Us - Spain

sounds like BBC 'jumping on the bandwagon' ... but might be interesting ... thanks Beachcomber
by gavilan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Local bank closing ... how do I?!
Replies: 35
Views: 19533

Re: Local bank closing ... how do I?!

sorry wollie
by gavilan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Local bank closing ... how do I?!
Replies: 35
Views: 19533

Re: Local bank closing ... how do I?!

thanks for your comment spanish lad ... my local bank (what is left of it) has only one ATM ... and that is old, cranky and creaky ... not even a touch screen! and to Evelyn: yes I know there are Unicaja banks in Velez but they are always very busy ... same with correos ... ps black comedy moment la...
by gavilan
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: resident taxes
Replies: 5
Views: 5341

Re: resident taxes

thanks for that link Sid ... again, most helpful ...
by gavilan
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: resident taxes
Replies: 5
Views: 5341

Re: resident taxes

that's most helpful Beachcomber ... many thanks
by gavilan
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: resident taxes
Replies: 5
Views: 5341

resident taxes

?Is one taxed on income or property value ... or both ... when one becomes resident here in Spain?
by gavilan
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Handy Household Tip
Replies: 5
Views: 11248

Re: Handy Household Tip

?do I have to buy a dishwasher first?
by gavilan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Local bank closing ... how do I?!
Replies: 35
Views: 19533

Re: Local bank closing ... how do I?!

sorry for my lack of response to spanish_lad and others ... we had a sudden and unusual heat spike last week ... 39 each day and no breeze ... horrendous ... not used to that and it 'knocked me for six' ... now back to our more normal 33ish ... so ... it transpires that I had misunderstood the Spani...