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by RichardCoeurdeLion
Sun May 27, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: We Came To Andalucia. May 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 10138

We Came To Andalucia. May 2018

Here’s a little write up of our recent trip to Andalucia. We split our time between Malaga City, Estepona and La Carihuela (between Torremolinos and Benalmadena Puerto) Malaga Although we’ve been coming to the CDS on a regular basis since 1986, and have popped into Malaga a few times and had a day t...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Wed May 09, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a property as part of a syndicate
Replies: 25
Views: 12279

Re: Buying a property as part of a syndicate

Thanks Unicorn and Wollie.

Wollie. ... another Senora? I have enough trouble with the one I've got.

I don't understand your last sentence.

Leaving Estepona today for a week in La Carihuela. Not been before... looking forward to some nice fish.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Tue May 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a property as part of a syndicate
Replies: 25
Views: 12279

Re: Buying a property as part of a syndicate

Unicorn... sorryI don't know why I called you Topaz

Loosing it.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Tue May 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a property as part of a syndicate
Replies: 25
Views: 12279

Re: Buying a property as part of a syndicate

Topaz.... we walked right past it about 2.00
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Tue May 08, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a property as part of a syndicate
Replies: 25
Views: 12279

Re: Buying a property as part of a syndicate

OK OK OK already.

I'm forgetting the whole hair brained scheme.

I have these moments of madness from time to time.

I'm sitting on the naughty step.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Tue May 08, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a property as part of a syndicate
Replies: 25
Views: 12279

Re: Buying a property as part of a syndicate

When I said she got the gold mine, I got the shaft, this is what I meant

https://youtu.be/cudY-kC4JOQ
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Tue May 08, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a property as part of a syndicate
Replies: 25
Views: 12279

Re: Buying a property as part of a syndicate

Benny. You're right. I'm not interested in an investment. Our wants and needs are quite simple and we've never lusted after wealth. I had my own one man band business for 40 years and resisted the temptation to expand. Retired now. Got enough to see us out.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Tue May 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a property as part of a syndicate
Replies: 25
Views: 12279

Re: Buying a property as part of a syndicate

Unicorn... I hadn't thought of that. Thanks. We looked for you in the port Sunday. Hope you are well. Was going to eat at Caracola but the time wasn't right. I'm not confusing you with someone else am I? Katy.... you owned in Spain didn't you? Benny. Didn't mean visualy. I've no idea what either of ...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Tue May 08, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a property as part of a syndicate
Replies: 25
Views: 12279

Re: Buying a property as part of a syndicate

Thanks for your advice Benny. I value it.

Btw I always confuse you with Peteroldracer. Is he still on the forum.?
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Tue May 08, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a property as part of a syndicate
Replies: 25
Views: 12279

Re: Buying a property as part of a syndicate

Thanks Wollie and Benny. Wollie..... you misunderstood. I didn't get shafted on the house. In fact we did rather well. Bought when prices were low. Bought out the partners after a slump, and sold the whole place after a major boom. I never regretted buying or selling. It was the divorce where I got ...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Tue May 08, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a property as part of a syndicate
Replies: 25
Views: 12279

Buying a property as part of a syndicate

This is an idea I've had. In 1986 me and my first wife saw a very small property at the lovely Commmunidad Villacana between San Pedro and Estepona. It was equivalent to two hotel rooms on top of each other. Bathroom and kitchenette on the ground floor and no 2nd bathroom on the top floor. Nice balc...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: car hire excess insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 7212

Re: car hire excess insurance

The business model of many hire companies is to offer very cheap rates, then pressure you into taking out their very expensive insurance. If you don't take it, on return, they will forensicaly examine the car and you can be 100% sure they will find a minute fault and charge you an astronomical fee t...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: "go to" cafe/restaurant near Malaga airport
Replies: 24
Views: 13360

Re: "go to" cafe/restaurant near Malaga airport

Sorry to put a negative spin on this post, but I know two people who have stopped somewhere to eat after leaving the airport and had their cars broken into and ransacked.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 49
Views: 12949

Re: Gibraltar

I've visited Gib many times over the last 35 years. I think it's a very interesting place. Got some unique tourist attractions like the apes and the seine tunnels. The caves are excellent. The Marina is nice We've taken the car in many times . The wait can be tedious but is soon over I recomend you go
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Disposal of old engine oil
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Good point chris

I don't understand the mentality of people.

We have a council tip a couple of miles from us which accepts more or less every thing foc.

Yet we still get normal household stuff dumped regularly.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Disposal of old engine oil
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: Disposal of old engine oil

I used to mix my old engine oil with the new type of creosote. It makes a great preservative for wooden pots and fence panels
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Recommendation Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Replies: 9
Views: 2986

Re: Recommendation Sanlúcar de Barrameda

We had a few days there when we had an extended stay at our holiday home. I thought it was a smashing place. One night we went to a restaurant where you chose your stuff from a display cabinet and they cooked it for you. When they realised we were English they treated us like royalty. For me the bes...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Do You Know ????
Replies: 24
Views: 4213

Re: Do You Know ????

Lovely stories everyone. The little house we had had no real history as it was just a holiday place on an urbanisation. It was built in the 70s. The original owners were a Dutch couple Mr and Mrs Ollgard. We bought off them when they got to old to visit. We eventually sold it to the next door neighb...
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Modern cars, no spare wheel. Worried?
Replies: 43
Views: 8829

Re: Modern cars, no spare wheel. Worried?

The fitter at my local place told me that if you use the spray can of goo to inflate the tyre, the tyre has to be scrapped.
by RichardCoeurdeLion
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Water heater on a timer problem
Replies: 29
Views: 4621

Re: Water heater on a timer problem

Not pertinent to your problem but related. When we had our house it was let out occasionally. The tenants used to leave the water heater on when they left. Often for months. So I bought a "Run down Timer" which replaced the old on off switch. You just pressed a button and it ran for 1 otr 2 hours th...