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by Miro
Tue May 08, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Padron
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: Padron

Rookiekookie wrote:
My husband and I have registered for our Padron today in Sabanillas - quite straight forward and simple.
So where's the shared information? This doesn't seem much use for anything. But what the heck, it's a free world...........post what you like!
by Miro
Mon May 07, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Padron
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Are you waiting for advice from members here? If so, might be a good idea to let us know what you need to know!
by Miro
Mon May 07, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Resident Visa
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Can the US Consulate in Fuengirola not advise you on this?
by Miro
Fri May 04, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: so anyone see the fire in torrimilinos on monday lunch time
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

The story was reported in the Sur in English today. It said the fire service had to come out a second time an hour after putting the blaze out, to put out a second fire in the same flat. Either they didn't do a very good job first time round (which would be a little worrying) or there was a really d...
by Miro
Fri May 04, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: so anyone see the fire in torrimilinos on monday lunch time
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

Went past the building today - the studio where the fire started is clearly completely destroyed, and the ones directly above and either side of it have obviously sustained substantial smoke damage as well. But considereing there must be about 500 studios in the building, it could have been a lot wo...
by Miro
Fri May 04, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: wooden worktops!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Try Bauhaus or Leroy Merlin. Much nearer than IKEA (unless you're prepared to wait until August - earliest)
by Miro
Wed May 02, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: so anyone see the fire in torrimilinos on monday lunch time
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

As far as I know he still has the apartment. He was a friend of a friend, but I still see him around sometimes, so I'll ask next time I see him.
by Miro
Wed May 02, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Looky Looky Men
Replies: 66
Views: 13165

Re: looky looky men

but sometimes are people not driven to do things they wouldnt normally do just to survive?? Watched the movie "Tsotsi" the other day. Having been to S.Africa and visited the slums of Soweto made it easier to relate to, but I defy anyone to watch this fantastic movie and not be moved by it.
by Miro
Wed May 02, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Euro helps topple Spanish property
Replies: 32
Views: 8752

I think this is already Old News. You can only hold the attention of a Sun reader for so long, after all. The British Press have had their bit of fun and will move on to some other ridiculous scandal which some people will be taken in by, whilst sensible people will see it for what it is. So shares ...
by Miro
Wed May 02, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: getting online
Replies: 12
Views: 2497

I also agree with Masterob & Beachcomber, I've not (recently) had any problems with Telefonica line or ADSL. I pay around €68 total a month for the line, unlimited ADSL & IVA (VAT). That's without making any calls BTW. There are now any number of other companies offering cheap calls & AD...
by Miro
Wed May 02, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: so i got pulled coming out of la linea into campamento ...
Replies: 9
Views: 2117

You were lucky. I went to visit a friend in southern Sweden once, flew in to Copenhagen as it was the nearest International airport. My friend borrowed a clapped out old Volvo from a friend of his, bit of a smack-head, and came to pick me up. When we eventually got back to Sweden, the friend asked m...
by Miro
Wed May 02, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: so anyone see the fire in torrimilinos on monday lunch time
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

Funny, I live pretty close to Vistasol, but this is the first I've heard of this story. I must pop round there for a bit of rubber-necking! Shame, the building was only re-painted a short while ago, bet it's a mess now. Vistasol has a bit of a reputation for drama. I remember a story of a friend of ...
by Miro
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New Electicity Meters
Replies: 54
Views: 11620

When I asked to change just the payment details recently (and not the contract details) I was told I can't any more, and you can't change the contract details without a valid boletin.
by Miro
Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Euro helps topple Spanish property
Replies: 32
Views: 8752

Absolutely, Alan! I read today that the rise in property prices has halved since the same time last year. That's a bit different from prices halving, as sone *beep* suggested. Until Brussels allows the Eurozone countries to increase interest rates, even at 7.2% per annum , I'll keep my money in prop...
by Miro
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Impuesto Vehiculos Traccion Mecanica
Replies: 12
Views: 3000

Of course the car is worth less, therefore would cost less to replace if stolen, but it doesn't get any cheaper to repair if it's involved in a smash, and the RISK of it being involved in a smash doesn't decrease with the age of the car itself. If only. Also, what happens if I crash into a newer car...
by Miro
Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Impuesto Vehiculos Traccion Mecanica
Replies: 12
Views: 3000

Just got my renewal notice for my 2.0 TDCi; €79, same as last year....and the previous, and the one before... :D Used to be more when I lived in Baleares. I think Malaga is one of the cheapest provinces. But here's the really amazing thing - my insurance is actually less (€20, wow!) than last year. ...
by Miro
Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Euro helps topple Spanish property
Replies: 32
Views: 8752

MarkF wrote:IMO there will be sharp fall in house values, it's no good hoping there won't be. When supply outstrips demand it's very simple economics.
When has "economics" ever been simple? :cry:
by Miro
Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Work in Andalucia
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Lanjaron - in the Sierra Nevada, south of Granada, north of Motril. Ever ordered a bottle of mineral water in a restaurant? Chances are it's from Lanjaron. Obviously not the best place for foreigners to find work, so follow Spanish Lad's advice & head down to the coast, maybe Nerja. You should b...
by Miro
Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Euro helps topple Spanish property
Replies: 32
Views: 8752

I'd say that a sensible price is probably less than half of what most sellers would expect to receive at present. When prices do reach that level I would agree that Spain will be an attractive proposition I'd say that if you think prices will halve, you're dreaming. Try Bulgaria. With the increase ...
by Miro
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Mercadona(Churriana)be careful
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

Rental car? UK plates? Just curious as to who they target.....