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by crazyred
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: One for the linguists.........it baffled me.
Replies: 100
Views: 4035

Re: One for the linguists.........it baffled me.

I agree, maleducado!! Obviously jealous that you have such a good rapport with the locals and felt he had to give the benefit of his limited experience to make himself feel better! I have only ever been corrected by one Spaniard, and that's because she's known me for years and I've asked her to corr...
by crazyred
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Spanish food prices v UK
Replies: 64
Views: 17138

Re: Spanish food prices v UK

Just a thought, why are Melons cheaper in the UK than Spain :?: 'Cos by the time they get there they are watery, tasteless mush that they could never charge good money for! My Mum has given up buying fresh produce in the UK because she says it all tastes like water and has a strange texture from be...
by crazyred
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Safe foods for a pregnant visitor
Replies: 7
Views: 5454

Re: Safe foods for a pregnant visitor

I was also advised not to eat soft cheeses like Brie and blue cheese but, I ate whatever I felt like in moderation and they only thing that caused me any problems was a prawn sandwich that I ate before I knew I was pregnant and the baby most definitely didn't like!! Chorizo that has been cooked, say...
by crazyred
Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Spanish food prices v UK
Replies: 64
Views: 17138

Re: Spanish food prices v UK

Make friends with neighbours who have their own patch of land and grow their own fruit and veg. I get produce given to me and it tastes so much better than anything you will buy in the shops. My kids went to help on someone's land last week and came back with a crate full of tomatoes, peppers, courg...
by crazyred
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Abandoned Family of puppies
Replies: 8
Views: 1525

Re: Abandoned Family of puppies

I also can't see the photos. I would have done the same too, which is why I have a house full of cats!! I took a Rottie puppy from a gypsy family who were going to leave him in the campo on his own because he kept pooing in the flat!! Well, duh, take the dog out and train it then!! I couldn't keep h...
by crazyred
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Chufa
Replies: 4
Views: 2713

Re: Chufa

Yeah, Chufa is definitely not a taste I've been able to acquire!! I like other nut milks though, almond and hazelnut milks go very nicely in coffee. I make my own though and it's expensive geting the nuts so an occasional luxury :D
by crazyred
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Hip pain
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Re: Hip pain

TBH, the treatment won't be any different if she has got a disc problem or trapped nerve. Although, sometimes they give anti depressants as well as pain killers... don't ask me how that's going to help with back pain!?
by crazyred
Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IVA increase
Replies: 61
Views: 6336

Re: IVA increase

Mowser wrote:
What are Incontinence bags classed as I wonder ?
I think they are "P" rated.
Oh Mowser, you wee-ly crack me up :lol:
by crazyred
Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IVA increase
Replies: 61
Views: 6336

Re: IVA increase

Definite luxury I should think, like women´s sanitary products!! You can bet if men needed the latter, they´d be given out on street corners...
by crazyred
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IVA increase
Replies: 61
Views: 6336

Re: IVA increase

I agree Lyric!! I´ve needed new glasses for about 2 years and haven´t been able to get any, guess that´s going to have to wait a while longer!!

Why health products?? They´ll be taxing organic and non GMO foods next... or are they already :crazy:
by crazyred
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IVA increase
Replies: 61
Views: 6336

Re: IVA increase

So a pack of Malboro are around £7.40 in the UK, around 4.50€ (?) in Spain. The extra cost goes into the UK coffers in tax. Why doesn't Spain do similar when they are bankrupt :? Because that ends up taxing the poor again!! I think there´s more than enough tax on cigarettes. Anyone that is "po...
by crazyred
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IVA increase
Replies: 61
Views: 6336

Re: IVA increase

So a pack of Malboro are around £7.40 in the UK, around 4.50€ (?) in Spain. The extra cost goes into the UK coffers in tax. Why doesn't Spain do similar when they are bankrupt :? Because that ends up taxing the poor again!! I think there´s more than enough tax on cigarettes. Why not start taxing fa...
by crazyred
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Need urgent nanny cam set up solution.
Replies: 20
Views: 3522

Re: Need urgent nanny cam set up solution.

Put the signs IN the desk :twisted:

Seriously, I could do with a similar set up to check which of my boys actually starts the fights, ´cos it´s always the other one :crazy:
by crazyred
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: pins and needles
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Re: pins and needles

Hi Lizzie, That sounds the right description to give your doctor. It sounds to me like you may have a pinched sciatic nerve which can cause these sensations. The Dr will more than likely give you pain killers and in some instances anti depressants (don´t ask me why!!). I have personally found the ho...
by crazyred
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IVA increase
Replies: 61
Views: 6336

Re: IVA increase

Unlike the UK, Spanish unemployment benefit and the equivalent to income support do not run indefinitely. You get it for an amount of time corresponding to how long you worked and paid into the system and when that time is up, your benefits are cut off . So, you have to get a job not only to feed yo...
by crazyred
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Pregnancy Yoga - Marbella Area
Replies: 1
Views: 3089

Re: Pregnancy Yoga - Marbella Area

I don´t know anyone personally but you could try here https://www.facebook.com/pregnancyandmummyyogamarbella You could also try www.mumsinspain.com and ask a question on the forum You could also look on this site, where they also have a directory as well as upcoming events http://www.lachispa.net/ H...
by crazyred
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Kennel Cough.
Replies: 17
Views: 4065

Re: Kennel Cough.

Kefir!! Even better!! :thumbup: Does your wife have any excess grains she´d like to share or could she tell me where to get some in Spain? :D
by crazyred
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Kennel Cough.
Replies: 17
Views: 4065

Re: Kennel Cough.

Glad to hear the coughing boxer is better :D A course of probiotics after ABXs is advisable and would especially help the boxer if she was experiencing stomach problems. You can get children´s ones from the Farmacia or give a good live yoghurt with some honey drizzled on it. I also give this to my d...
by crazyred
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Kennel Cough.
Replies: 17
Views: 4065

Re: Kennel Cough.

Dogs generally don't like citrus but honey is a good idea as it will sooth and is also anti bacterial & anti viral. You could also give a course of Echinacea tincture as it is a good immune system booster. Putting Eucalyptus essential oil in an oil burner or in a bowl of hot water in the room wh...
by crazyred
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: spiders web
Replies: 12
Views: 2599

Re: spiders web

Thanks, I have a friend in the UK who does all this mumbo jumbo medicine I'll give her a call if I can't find it here. Wow!! What a condescending and ignorant comment to make to someone who was only trying to make a helpful suggestion. Please do contact your 'friend' as I certainly wouldn't want to...