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by crazyred
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Boat licence - For Spanish only ?
Replies: 27
Views: 15255

Re: Spanish Boat licence - For Spanish only ?

What about doing it in Gibraltar?
by crazyred
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: spiders web
Replies: 12
Views: 2599

Re: spiders web

As I make creams, mozzie repellent and beauty products I usually get mine from soap making supply companies as it's also very good for the skin. Some garden centres sell it and you could ask at a herboristeria that sells aromatherapy oils and they could probably order some in. I will clarify with my...
by crazyred
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Microchip card
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Microchip card

I have turned my house upside down and can't find my dog's microchip card and passport. I did the most stupid thing by putting them 'somewhere safe' which of course means they'll never be seen again!!! Anyone know how much they are to replace and can the vet get a new card or do I need to contact th...
by crazyred
Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: spiders web
Replies: 12
Views: 2599

Re: spiders web

Neem oil is very good for killing spider mites and is non toxic too.
by crazyred
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cooking with wine ?
Replies: 23
Views: 6501

Re: Cooking with wine ?

Yep, what Sid said. My mother, my son & I can't have red wine due to a hereditary condition but, we can have red wine sauce. I always make sure it's reduced really well, which also makes it tastier. You might want to do the wine in a separate pan then add to the fish otherwise your fish may over...
by crazyred
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Help..... need to locate something quick.
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Help..... need to locate something quick.

Do an internet search for 'protector enchufes' you'll find lots.
by crazyred
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Is there any benefits I can claim
Replies: 13
Views: 4126

Re: Is there any benefits I can claim

You will need to go to your local INSS office and they will be able to advise you. You may be eligible for 'ayuda' because you have a dependant child but it is not a large amount of money. You should make an appointment with your local social worker who can help you with applications for Red Cross p...
by crazyred
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Hair problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2742

Re: Hair problem

Hi Spud, As mentioned above, some medical conditions can cause excessive hair loss, as can some medications. Stress can be a definite cause as can hormonal fluctuations and nutritional deficiencies. As already mentioned, Vit B (especially B12), Vit C (especially if the hair is breaking and splitting...
by crazyred
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Sugar substitutes
Replies: 5
Views: 2635

Re: Sugar substitutes

Sounds like Sid's your man Oliveview :D
Or maybe have a scout round the garden centre and grow your own. If it's that expensive, sounds like it could be quite lucrative... :wink:
by crazyred
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Sugar substitutes
Replies: 5
Views: 2635

Re: Sugar substitutes

Have you tried using honey? The sugar substitutes are all highly suspect as they are all synthetic and come from questionable sources (Aspartame particularly, ants won't touch it!!) and there have been no long term health studies done on them. I don't allow my kids to have any kind of sugar substitu...
by crazyred
Tue May 22, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Public and Private Schools in La Linea (or near)
Replies: 4
Views: 5875

Re: Public and Private Schools in La Linea (or near)

Chunky Monky wrote:As Frolitas was coming to Spain in February 2012, I imagine it's all sorted out by now.
Oooops!! :oops: :crazy: :oops:

So...........how's it going Frolitas??
by crazyred
Tue May 22, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Puppies
Replies: 12
Views: 2129

Re: Puppies

That's good that the situation will now be under control :D I wish I had the money to pay for neutering for many of the animals around here and I have found that with many of the Spanish it is a question of the cost. I've met lots of Brits who cross their legs when you mention neutering their male d...
by crazyred
Tue May 22, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: My Cat has gone.
Replies: 11
Views: 1483

Re: My Cat has gone.

Sorry for your loss Katy :( I still remember losing my first cat over 20 years ago. She was 18-20 years old, we never knew her exact age as I found her (or she found me) on the street when I was 6 and she was at least 2 then. Her owners had moved and not bothered to take her (callous bar stewards). ...
by crazyred
Tue May 22, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Public and Private Schools in La Linea (or near)
Replies: 4
Views: 5875

Re: Public and Private Schools in La Linea (or near)

Hi Frolitas, I live in Sabinillas and used to work in Gib. The journey is do-able and a nicer commute than London for example but, I was fed up of doing it after about 3 years. My children go to state school in Sabinillas and when they started there were very few British speaking children there whic...
by crazyred
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: I Should Have Gone To Spec-Savers !
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

Re: I Should Have Gone To Spec-Savers !

Aw, fanks for those kind words Gordon - you made me blush :oops: I've got a few more book ideas bouncing around my head, at least 3 fiction but my next project is a simple cookbook for busy parents on a budget as I hate the culture of fast foods and ready meals that many of today's children are bein...
by crazyred
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: I Should Have Gone To Spec-Savers !
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

Re: I Should Have Gone To Spec-Savers !

Oh dear Gordon, not a good move!! I expect you have jar shaped bruises and dents!! Incidentally, I have recently written an ebook on how to make your own natural beauty products as my products were not selling well due to the crisis. It is on sale as a kindle book on all the Amazon sites and will ho...
by crazyred
Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Are you a family living in Spain? Please read this
Replies: 23
Views: 2217

Re: Are you a family living in Spain? Please read this

crazyred It may have been a good idea for the poster "FamilyinSpain" to have started off by saying that this site was recommended by a long-term member. The responses may have been different. I don't think anyone should have to justify their reasons for posting information or making a req...
by crazyred
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Are you a family living in Spain? Please read this
Replies: 23
Views: 2217

Re: Are you a family living in Spain? Please read this

I don't come over to Andalucia.com much anymore and the above comments are a perfect example of why. I know the OP and suggested that they post here to extend the survey and now wish I'd never bothered. I have met some lovely people through this forum and received a lot of good information and help,...
by crazyred
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Changing boiler from gas to electric.
Replies: 5
Views: 3600

Re: Changing boiler from gas to electric.

I can't recommend anyone as I am in a different area but, my neighbour just had her gas boiler changed to electric yesterday. The boiler cost €199 and fitting was €70. As she was given a quote without the plumber seeing the job, this went up to €90 as he had to remove cupboards and some other fiddly...
by crazyred
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Can anyone identify this?
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

Re: Can anyone identify this?

It's an alien egg :shock: