Search found 1514 matches

by gus-lopez
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: New car-boot / market ..Now Moved
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Re: New car-boot / market in Loja.

BENIDORM wrote: Funny really ,as soon as there is 'Rain in Spain' every one 'packs up', in UK I've watched buyers and sellers with umbrellas walking around in torrential rain....Must be the 'Dunkirk Spirit '...????

Regards,
Gordon
No ,in the UK they go to buy, Here they look upon it as a paseando.
by gus-lopez
Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Tax Form 720 Asset declaration
Replies: 811
Views: 166013

Re: Tax Form 720 Asset declaration

Lavanda wrote: The tax office in Extremadura is not overworked. There 's less than a million people in the whole place and probably not even a quarter are tax payers.

Apparently of all the people who are employed in Extramadura & have full contracts, 75% work for council's or government ! :lol:
by gus-lopez
Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Cover for above ground pool
Replies: 11
Views: 2573

Re: Cover for above ground pool

I use big spring clips to hold in place clipped to edges.Obviously it depends on type of edging. the clips I use are the sort the market stallholders use which are extremely well sprung ( or those for battery jump leads, or even welding clamp earths. Mine were a euro each in the chinese shop. failin...
by gus-lopez
Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Autonomo
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

Re: Autonomo

You claim in the country you live in, or if you have never worked there, the last one worked in . Rules here; http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/retire-abroad/state-pensions-abroad/index_en.htm It will come under EU rules , resulting in basic payouts from each country being 25-30% higher. :th...
by gus-lopez
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: free healthcare
Replies: 7
Views: 2804

Re: free healthcare

Unfortunately there are many like you in the same boat. unless you have a pit of money to pursue them with multiple complaints I wouldn't hold out much hope. A complaint to the EU through SolVit is definitely worth a try.
by gus-lopez
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: green card
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Re: green card

My insurer will still supply a complete A4 green sheet , stamped dated, etc; every year , even though under EU rules they aren't necessary.
by gus-lopez
Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: need fencing translation
Replies: 4
Views: 2847

Re: need fencing translation

Here it is enrejado de valla de & here put in height required. 1m,1,5m,2m,etc.Rolls are 25m long.
by gus-lopez
Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Granite Worktops - Malaga
Replies: 11
Views: 2641

Re: Granite Worktops - Malaga

Marmoles Y granitos supplier. failing that go to the cemetery & there is usually a headstone maker in or near . They also do the kitchen tops.
by gus-lopez
Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Cover for above ground pool
Replies: 11
Views: 2573

Re: Cover for above ground pool

go to an agricutural supplier that has various thickness of plastic on rolls. I have never used anything else. I only bought some the other day. on roll 3m wide but is quadrupled up. I.e. when opened out is 12m long. I bought 5m in length x the 3m width , which equates to 60m2 = 54€ last for years ....
by gus-lopez
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Full and Final Settlement of a Mortgage
Replies: 28
Views: 4626

Re: Full and Final Settlement of a Mortgage

I actually suggest you read this web page. http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1087.aspx?c ... goryid=162 Correct ,& this is the only part that counts,. "you intend to live permanently in the UK, and you have the right to live permanently in the UK or have a "route to settlement" that will allow permanent ...
by gus-lopez
Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Is private health insurance compulsary
Replies: 85
Views: 11607

Re: Is private health insurance compulsary

I have no problem with state workers/police retiring after 25-30 years service. I have a problem with them being paid what is a state pension before the official retiring age. Another problem with them 'retiring' is they then go on to other employment that takes jobs away from those who possibly nee...
by gus-lopez
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Benefit Cheats Living the High Life !
Replies: 70
Views: 5941

Re: Benefit Cheats Living the High Life !

Yes , I can't afford the tv's either.
Put me in charge. Next monday morning all benefits stop. :thumbup:
by gus-lopez
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Torre del mar Optician.
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: Torre del mar Optician.

Ole Optica in Nerja, just next to the 'Mas' supermarket, will give you a full function eye test free, and then expects you to pay for glasses (2-for-1) for me with varifocals and reactolite coating nearly 1000€ with the cheapest frames, so, knowing my Glaucoma result, I went to Soloptical for the g...
by gus-lopez
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Benefit Cheats Living the High Life !
Replies: 70
Views: 5941

Re: Benefit Cheats Living the High Life !

Don't get me started on food banks :evil: :evil: Have you ever looked at the benefit rates, absolutely no need for them. I wouldn't even donate a tin of spam! All those on benefits seem to afford to smoke and drink. Yes , does me in as well. I was over in Devon earlier in year. Shopping in Sainsbur...
by gus-lopez
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Benefit Cheats Living the High Life !
Replies: 70
Views: 5941

Re: Benefit Cheats Living the High Life !

Why would you tax benefits? It would be like giving with one hand and then taken it back with the other, which would result in extra bureaucracy and cost. That's the sort of logic I'd expect here in Spain. Say you earn 25k & the bloke next door receives the same in various benefits. You are going t...
by gus-lopez
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Life in Mijas in 1947
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Re: Life in Mijas in 1947

One or two families around here still make all their own soap each year after their matanza. Our neighbour used to. She showed the wife & our elder daughter how to do it some 12 years ago. Trouble is you could never get the dogs out of the bathroom whilst we had the soap. They seemed to think there...
by gus-lopez
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Why NIE number required?
Replies: 64
Views: 5027

Re: Why NIE number required?

Honest, people have no reason to fear a compulsory I D system Go figure, it's not rocket science They have every reason . What starts as a good idea & with best intentions will always be turned into a means of control by those with a vested interest. http://falkvinge.net/2012/07/19/debunking-the-da...
by gus-lopez
Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Is private health insurance compulsary
Replies: 85
Views: 11607

Re: Is private health insurance compulsary

2 weeks ago I returned to the UK.....I DO HAVE A PROPERTY THERE.....but have lived in Spain for 10 years and rented out my UK property, I am not of state pension age in the UK. I went to the local Dr's surgery to register. They gave me a form to fill in and asked for ID, I gave them my passport. Th...
by gus-lopez
Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Benefit Cheats Living the High Life !
Replies: 70
Views: 5941

Re: Benefit Cheats Living the High Life !

If they live in the UK I suppose it's declared in the UK. If they live in Spain, they declare in Spain. They can't live in both places at once BUT I don't know if benefits are taxable or not - never having had any benefits I really don't know about that aspect. They'd be taxable in Spain but not th...