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by jhonie99
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one
Replies: 69
Views: 28528

Re: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one

Go to the DGT website and select the Sede Electronico. There u can consult the state of your application by entering NIE and DOB. No other requirements.

It may shed some light on the issue; e.g. if it says sent by post, you'll know that it's lost, etc.
by jhonie99
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Elsa - death due to poisoning
Replies: 5
Views: 13019

Re: Elsa - death due to poisoning

Nothing like shoving your head in the sand!! Wake up to the reality. Spaniards don't need an excuse to poison a dog. its a bit of fun for them. They might have had a bad day at the office or their kid said they were scared or something. It's what they do!! Spaniards also suffer from envy and jealous...
by jhonie99
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Illegal Wells ( pozos)
Replies: 4
Views: 1787

Re: Illegal Wells ( pozos)

Totally disagree!! We have a duty to report corruption and dishonesty. By not doing so, you are just as bad as them. Spaniards operate on the premise that I won't tell on you if you don't tell on me. Hence the reason that the country has such a problem. It's never one individual, they're all in it t...
by jhonie99
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 48
Views: 20528

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

U should be dealing with INSS, not DWP. You're resident in Spain and presumeably if you followed correct procedure u claimed your UK pension via INSS.

They should be able to produce a certificate of jubilacion.

Your bank plan refers to Seguridad Social in the small print!!
by jhonie99
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: purchase fees
Replies: 22
Views: 10111

Re: purchase fees

I wouldn't consider it normal! The seller can arrange to pay their own bills.

Alternatively, charge them for the privilege. Make additional deductions from the purchase price for the costs of the cheques to pay their lawyer and estate agent.
by jhonie99
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes
Replies: 46
Views: 18513

Re: Common tourist phrases in bars and cafes

Well, I suggest you keep it simple; The "phrases " you quotes so far are way to verbose and completely unnecessary. e.g. "could you repeat it" - replace with "repeat". one word, nothing more needed. "what would you like" becomes "food" or "drink" Get rid of ALL "please" and "sorry" and "excuse me", ...
by jhonie99
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Dental implants
Replies: 28
Views: 26743

Re: Dental implants

I find dentistry in Spain to be of very poor quality. Unfortunately, its only after a few years of experiencing the work done that a judgement can be made. Always looks wonderful to begin with. Poor quality materials used because they don't expect the guiri to stay in Spain and so they can get away ...
by jhonie99
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: “Expats” or “Immigrants”
Replies: 9
Views: 2458

Re: “Expats” or “Immigrants”

Like it or not, we're all immigrants!!

Expat is only used by people to imply superiority. Comes from a bygone era. Wouldn't want to be associated with black people arriving in Spain via rubber dingy - oh the shame!
by jhonie99
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Dog poo
Replies: 11
Views: 3202

Re: Dog poo

Can't u plant oleanders along the boundary (the red ones give off a lovely aroma. Oregano is good also, as I'm sure there are loads other plants to choose from. To stop the barking get one of those sonic alarm thingies. You could also monitor them defecating and set off a high pitched sound from a d...
by jhonie99
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: "tu" or "su"
Replies: 28
Views: 10547

Re: "tu" or "su"

FFS, only the Brits would concern themselves with such triviality. What planet are these people on!! The majority of Spaniards can barely speak the Spanish language properly. No Spaniard remotely cares about grammar, apart from academics. All that matters is that "I get what I want". That's the modi...
by jhonie99
Fri May 25, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: reduction in OTC at chemists
Replies: 15
Views: 8136

Re: reduction in OTC at chemists

Jesus, u lot are a sick bunch, lol. I'm nearly 50 and have never had an antibiotic; never been to a doctor in my adult years (except to verify a passport photo). Have only ever used an occasional topical cream for "stuff". It concerns me, as if I ever need to go to hospital I won't have any idea how...
by jhonie99
Tue May 22, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pitch up a tent
Replies: 10
Views: 4909

Re: Pitch up a tent

As usual people are being unduely negative. Pitching a tent for an overnight stay is perfectly legal in Spain. It's called bivouacing and is considered acceptable, provided u move on the next day. Tent should not be erected until 19hrs and removed by 07hrs. Or simply, put tent up when getting dark, ...
by jhonie99
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Land co-ordinates
Replies: 1
Views: 1918

Re: Land co-ordinates

Before GPS, they used systems that referred to X, Y and Z (altitude). It's easily referenced. Go to the visor in SIGPAC or similar and locate your plot. It'll show the X Yand Z in conjunction with the longitude and latitude. On paper, the boundaries can be different from real life!! A post in the gr...
by jhonie99
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Defending your home
Replies: 15
Views: 4880

Re: Defending your home

If a foreigner kills a local, the foreigner goes to jail. If a local kills a foreigner, the local gets an apology for being dragged to court!! The locals will have more "witnesses" than a foreigner, therefore more likely to win a court case. Spaniard versus Spaniard - one of my inlaws went to jail f...
by jhonie99
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Bramley apple trees
Replies: 11
Views: 18601

Re: Bramley apple trees

People, don't be so negative. Where I live in Canarias, the temp min is 9ºC over winter and that's rare. Mostly min is 12 or 13. I grow all sorts of fruit trees including apple. No problem producing fruit. They may not be huge, but they're good enough for us. Also grow apricot, plum, pear and a mult...
by jhonie99
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Calling olive experts..
Replies: 12
Views: 6367

Re: Calling olive experts..

Why not prune them yourself. You can't do any harm. Too many foreigners seek perfection. Give it a go - the "expert" Spaniards won't have any more knowledge than yourself. They just have bigger mouths!!
by jhonie99
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car First Service
Replies: 18
Views: 4031

Re: New Car First Service

All 3 of our new vehicles (2 motorbikes bought 2015 and 1 car bought 2017) gave specific advice in the manual on how the vehicles should be driven for the first few hundred kilometres. Unfortunately, none of the dealers mentioned anything. Hence the reason that most people don't realise the importan...
by jhonie99
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Right of Access
Replies: 7
Views: 3481

Re: Right of Access

We had a similar situation with our property. A Spaniard will regard every new buyer as an opportunity to screw for money, etc. It doesn't matter how friendly the previous owners are/were with the owner of the strip of land. You are new meat! Unless it's in the escritura about the servidumbre, you W...
by jhonie99
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Endesa
Replies: 12
Views: 3895

Re: Endesa

Firstly, your consumption is ridiculously high!! I use 2000 units PER YEAR. Secondly, You can have access to the online bill as a third party, which the landlord can and should set up for u. Thirdly, Are u sure that you are paying the bill for your house?! Does the presented bill tally with the actu...
by jhonie99
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bitcoin
Replies: 30
Views: 8626

Re: Bitcoin

Just think of tulips. Same Difference. The fact that it's called a "coin" is the con. It makes people think it's real. It's irrelevant that some people are making "fortunes". Traders (like myself) never reveal our losses. We always have to have people with less knowledge, to make money for ourselves.