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by chrissiehope
Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: First Time Supply of Electricity.
Replies: 11
Views: 4653

We have reformed an old casa de campo, so as it has been lived in before (admittedly several decades ago !), presumably we don't need a cert of first occ ? Sevillana has put in a chain of about 19 properties (which apparently had to be approved by the ayuntamiento), and everything is in place except...
by chrissiehope
Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Iberbanda Internet/phone Q's
Replies: 31
Views: 16464

Hi, I've just been browsing lots of posts re internet access, and I think I've got the gist of it ! We are (in theory !) just about to get a TRAC phone installed at our house near Archidona (Telefonica won't give us a landline - surprise surprise !), but as I understand it, this will be useless for ...
by chrissiehope
Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bobadilla - Granada LAV
Replies: 17
Views: 4446

Don,
Had a quick look at the Fomento site but only found this relating to the new station at Huelva:
http://www.fomento.es/NR/rdonlyres/A7BD ... 707136.pdf

I'll let you know if I find anything else !
Cheers,
Chris
by chrissiehope
Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bobadilla - Granada LAV
Replies: 17
Views: 4446

Babby - thanks for this - I thought they might be ! We're not over now til just before Xmas, but I have asked a friend if she can spare the time to take a look (and the best thing is she's Spanish !) Masterob - That's quite scary ! As our house is further north than the existing line, we should be p...
by chrissiehope
Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bobadilla - Granada LAV
Replies: 17
Views: 4446

Hi guys, This lot will keep your printer busy !! This is a 1 page document notiying the award to the construction co: http://www.fomento.es/NR/rdonlyres/0006BC2F-67C1-462E-965F-B1D771A4AAAB/10364/040623FERAVEBobadillaGranada.pdf This is a 4 page doc with more details and a map: http://www.fomento.es...
by chrissiehope
Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bobadilla - Granada LAV
Replies: 17
Views: 4446

Hi Rob, Thanks for this, unfortunately it only gives the standard 'press release' level that most of the other sites have had (Fomento actually gives more detail !). My Spanish isn't brilliant, but good enough to get the gist - for the rest I sit down with my trusty dictionary.... What I'm really af...
by chrissiehope
Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Bobadilla - Granada LAV
Replies: 17
Views: 4446

Bobadilla - Granada LAV

Hi, Does anyone know if I can access detailed plans of this project online ? I've been to the Ministerio de Fomento and got a basic plan of the route and line changes, but I'm interested to know the plans for my area (Archidona & Estacion de Archidona) in more detail. I've also tried ADIF, SIETT, an...
by chrissiehope
Thu May 31, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Bus Fuengirola to Gibraltar
Replies: 11
Views: 6571

This may be too late to be any use, but better late than never..... The bus station in Archidona is on the opposite side of the road to Mercadona, but further towards the motorway (north, I think). It doesn't look like a bus station, just a shop front but it has a large 'service road' type lay-by. T...
by chrissiehope
Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Mobile phones - USEFUL TIP for no-cost SIM card
Replies: 12
Views: 3502

Strangely enough, some people are just genuinely helpful. Not everyone reads every forum, so it made sense to post on all the ones I use so as to potentially assist as many as possible. If only I was getting some kind of kickback from Movistar - with the problems we currently have with our house, an...
by chrissiehope
Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Mobile phones - USEFUL TIP for no-cost SIM card
Replies: 12
Views: 3502

Good grief - I feel like someone has been picking my bones while I slept ! Do you get this openly personal with everyone, or am I just born lucky ? It was a genuine attempt to be helpful - I thought that was what this site was all about, or have I got that wrong ? By the way, just to correct a coupl...
by chrissiehope
Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Mobile phones - USEFUL TIP for no-cost SIM card
Replies: 12
Views: 3502

Mobile phones - USEFUL TIP for no-cost SIM card

Hi, Just thought I'd pass this on ! I bought a 'tarjeta' (pay as you go SIM card) from the Movistar shop for 25 euros. Of this sum, 19 euros was credit for the phone, so the SIM card cost 6 euros. I then went to the website https://www.canalcliente.movistar.es/ (it is in Spanish, so you need to know...
by chrissiehope
Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Furniture removal to Competa
Replies: 10
Views: 2754

Hi All, Just to let you know that we used MoveIt in the end. Collection was on the day agreed (but rather later than expected !), and delivery was also on the day agreed - everything arrived OK & the guys were very pleasant & helpful. I arranged it all via email, and was able to pay online from my S...
by chrissiehope
Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Furniture removal to Competa
Replies: 10
Views: 2754

Hi both! Thanks for your comments - could you both please pm me with the names of the companies you used, so I know who to avoid & who's OK ?! Thanks for the tip re plastic by the way - I put some sleeping bags & duvets in black bin bags, so now I shall get them out & see if I can find another box !...
by chrissiehope
Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Furniture removal to Competa
Replies: 10
Views: 2754

Hi,

I have rather more to move (about 3.5 cu m) but would also be interested in any recommendation !

Cheers,
Chris
PS From Cheshire !!
by chrissiehope
Tue May 09, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New owner looking for help & advice !
Replies: 6
Views: 2100

insurance

Hi Grouser,

Thanks for this - every bit of info is useful at this stage !!

(hope your username doesn't mean you are unhappy out there !!)
Cheers,
Chris
by chrissiehope
Mon May 08, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New owner looking for help & advice !
Replies: 6
Views: 2100

insurance

Hi Marina,

...and you've got half a reply on here & half in a PM !!

Thanks - I will have a look at Intasure - the name rings a bell, so I must have seen it on the Net somewhere !!

Cheers,
Chris
by chrissiehope
Mon May 08, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Holding deposit on property
Replies: 9
Views: 3989

We paid a holding deposit (3000euros) to our lawyer in Spain, subject to the paperwork etc. She passed it on to the agent (despite our stating it should be held until checks were complete), who in turn passed it on to the vendor, getting a piece of paper signed to the effect that the money was refun...
by chrissiehope
Mon May 08, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New owner looking for help & advice !
Replies: 6
Views: 2100

New owner looking for help & advice !

We recently bought a 'Casa de Campo' (little house in the country !) in central Andalucia (not far from Antequera, near Archidona), and it is currently being reformed so it can be used as either one house or two apartments (depending on requirements). Following my experiences in a wheelchair last ye...