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by Miro
Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sky TV in Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 4480

Does anyone know if there is a way to "switch off" the person at bottom right of the screen doing sign language on some movies (the info shows S/L)? It's really annoying - why can't they just use sub-titles for the hearing impaired, that would be less distracting for the rest of us? Also, ...
by Miro
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Institute of advanced motorists - Spanish equivalent?
Replies: 9
Views: 2598

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
Best laugh all day.
by Miro
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Notification of Planning Permission
Replies: 9
Views: 2074

Zanuck, no offence taken :wink: Incidentally, I also applied for permission to have a skip, since I read elsewhere that the council employ a gofer on a moped (with no exhaust) to go around looking for skips with no permission, and to locate obras without permits. The address I gave is a main road an...
by Miro
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sky TV in Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 4480

Can't believe it - we've got CH5 loud & clear - and I haven't done anything yet. Must depend on the time of day.
Now, anyone know how to get Prem Plus without paying?!
by Miro
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sky TV in Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 4480

Thanks Beachcomber, I'm off to impress the missus with my technical wizardry! :lol:
by Miro
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Notification of Planning Permission
Replies: 9
Views: 2074

Zanuck, you're right, I will be making a bit of noise (but who'd notice anyway, with all the noise from mopeds without silencers) but my licence does stipulate that I follow Municipal rules - not always easy to find out what they are, but I think it's safe to assume I should refain from making noise...
by Miro
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sky TV in Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 4480

Bit of a technophobe, so before I try this, can anyone confirm there will be no side effects? I mean, changing the frequency and all that, is there a possibility of losing other channels?
I never had any problem getting CH4 - don't want to mess it up!
by Miro
Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Demonstration
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Sounds horribly like the Valencia Land Grab - please enlighten us, first I heard also....
by Miro
Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sky TV in Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 4480

...and a 1.3m dish is probably the minimum size you need on CDS, better still a 1.5m. And forget Channel 5, particularly at night, when the wind blows or when it rains, and always when there's anything worth watching on.
by Miro
Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Notification of Planning Permission
Replies: 9
Views: 2074

I just got permission for minor obras in an apartment in Torremolinos in just 8 working days, which is hardly enough time to notify anybody who may be interested. I think it would have been quicker, but they had to send someone to Alhaurin for a signature on something. I don't know if the informatio...
by Miro
Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Party food ideas please!!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 19162

Sorry Rick, it was Silver - all you Simpsons characters look alike to me.
by Miro
Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Holiday lets - strange requests.
Replies: 33
Views: 7687

True story: Had a guy renting an apartment in the same building where we lived. One night, at 4am, our intercom buzzed. We ignored it at first, but it became quite persistent, so my wife eventually got out of bed to find out who the Hell was bothering us at such an hour. Our tenant was outside, VERY...
by Miro
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DIGITAL CAMERAS - WHICH ONE
Replies: 26
Views: 5233

I drove all the way to Andorra to buy my camera, because they're very cheap there. I saved €100. When I added up the cost of fuel and overnight stops, I realised my thinking was slightly flawed, but I enjoyed the trip anyway. I swore I would only ever buy a "brand" name camera, but some sm...
by Miro
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Party food ideas please!!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 19162

Someone beat me to it (think it was Rick?) - dates in bacon, mmmmm. Try to buy "deshuesado" dates, it's a sticky business getting the stones out otherwise. If in season, pimientos de padron (the little green peppers) are a lot of fun as you never know which ones are going to blow your brai...
by Miro
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: How many cats
Replies: 22
Views: 10595

And the Swedes, I believe?
by Miro
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Estate Agent Speak ... Plot/built
Replies: 13
Views: 8123

There are three ways of measuring a building. The first, when you apply for a licence, is the absolute minimum and only includes the basic internal usable facilities, conveniently forgetting the garage and utility room and possibly one of the bedrooms - this also goes on the Escritura. The second, ...
by Miro
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: One more sleep/few questions
Replies: 27
Views: 3890

Kenny, what's wrong with Torrie? If it's cold & wet when you arrive, you can always stop off here. I'll get the missus to put on a big pot of Scouse. But if you really want to avoid us, just stay in the right hand lane and follow the signs for Benalmadena. If you see the BMW garage, you've just ...
by Miro
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Selling English cars
Replies: 18
Views: 3250

I had the towbar problem with a Landcruiser - this was 10 years ago BTW. Nice to know some things haven't changed! Another semi-problem was that the model I brought over was originally sold in Germany, with a petrol engine, but was never offered on the Spanish market, so when they looked it up in th...
by Miro
Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: mercadona prices DO vary inland ! (you'd be surprised!!)
Replies: 11
Views: 7404

€1.05 for a loaf of bread? Blimey, on a budget of €500 a month that means only 476 loaves a month in the campo!
by Miro
Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Holiday lets - strange requests.
Replies: 33
Views: 7687

OK, just one more for now: Had a German guy rent an apartment, got behind on his rent, moved a Moroccan prostitute in with him, started getting complaints from neighbours etc etc. Went to confront him, asked him to leave. Started to get a bit nasty, and he got on his mobile and called for back up. I...