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by rafiki
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Fibreglass repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 2738

Re: Fibreglass repair?

Yes I do DA. Thanks for the tip.
by rafiki
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Fibreglass repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 2738

Re: Fibreglass repair?

Thanks DA sounds good. Much appreciated.
by rafiki
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Fibreglass repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 2738

Fibreglass repair?

The photo shows the top of my roof tent which resembles a luggage roof box. I damaged it a while ago and have had it protected with grey tape until now. I'd like to do a repair but am unsure what to use and being mechanically challenged need it to be as simple as possible! The patterning around the ...
by rafiki
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: How to hedge some US Dollars to pay for trip?
Replies: 4
Views: 2089

How to hedge some US Dollars to pay for trip?

I have to pay the balance of the cost of a trip mid-next year in US Dollars. I'd like to strike the deal now if poss. Is there a cheap, convenient way to hedge those dollars?
by rafiki
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...
Replies: 13
Views: 4562

Re: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...

Thanks again for all the advice.
by rafiki
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...
Replies: 13
Views: 4562

Re: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...

Thanks Costakid. I will.
by rafiki
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...
Replies: 13
Views: 4562

Re: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...

Thanks Gerry. Were the children's passport surnames the same as yours? Mine aren't.
by rafiki
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...
Replies: 13
Views: 4562

Escorting grandchildren UK to Spain...

It is likely that I will bring my grandchildren (11 years and 9 years) over to stay with us for some of the summer. I'd go over to collect them and we'd fly Stansted to Seville and back on Ryanair. Their parents are divorced. Apart from their passports what letters/paperwork is needed/recommended in...
by rafiki
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Right to permanent residency...
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Re: Right to permanent residency...

Thanks both.
by rafiki
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Right to permanent residency...
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Right to permanent residency...

We have lived here permanently for more than five years but haven't had our residency certs updated to indicate the right to permanent residency. In the light of today's referendum result would it be advisable to have the certs updated or is that not necessary?
by rafiki
Fri May 27, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Expat OR Exile ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4730

Re: Expat OR Exile ?

My postal voting pack arrived in the mail this morning.
by rafiki
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Scam calls purporting to be from Microsoft
Replies: 18
Views: 3126

Re: Scam calls purporting to be from Microsoft

El Cid wrote:Simple solution - tell them that you have an Apple iMac.

Sid
One or two who I tried that on were undeterred and continued the spiel saying that's OK they can still help. :x I have been getting up to three calls a day over the past week or so.
by rafiki
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Luggage wrap - experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2947

Re: Luggage wrap - experiences?

Thanks all. I think I'll spend the 6€. Even if it just deters the opportunist it may be worth it. I lived in Africa for 13 years travelling widely by air and never had a single problem but that was 30 years ago.
by rafiki
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Luggage wrap - experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2947

Re: Luggage wrap - experiences?

I haven't taken notice of the output from the Seville service but seeing some luggage on carousels which is just in plain shrink-wrap I wonder how people identify theirs. My suitcase is covered with lots of stickers which I can recognise immediately...
by rafiki
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Luggage wrap - experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2947

Re: Luggage wrap - experiences?

Thanks Enrique. Jo'burg is a particular hotspot for luggage tampering and mine will languish there for a 4 hour layover.
by rafiki
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Luggage wrap - experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2947

Re: Luggage wrap - experiences?

Perhaps. So you have not had any experience of using it.
by rafiki
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Luggage wrap - experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2947

Luggage wrap - experiences?

I have a long-haul flight towards the end of the month with long-ish layovers in Frankfurt and Johannesburg. My luggage will be checked through from Seville to final destination. I have seen a baggage wrapping service in Seville airport and, with my luggage lying around in transit for two periods of...
by rafiki
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Good Company (Companies) for € - £ Transfer...?
Replies: 12
Views: 2907

Re: Good Company (Companies) for € - £ Transfer...?

+1 for CF however I have only transferred GBP -> EUR.
by rafiki
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: British Driving License - Ive got a fine
Replies: 62
Views: 12780

Re: British Driving License - Ive got a fine

Reading the CAB Spain page on this topic it sounds as if they would take this up on your behalf.
by rafiki
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Netflix now blocking VPN and smart DNS?
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Netflix now blocking VPN and smart DNS?

I swapped SmartyDNS from UK to US on my Surface Pro and all ok. Smarty is embedded in my router.