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by johnr
Wed May 20, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Anywhere to get custom canvas prints in Malaga?
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

Re: Anywhere to get custom canvas prints in Malaga?

For future reference for others... I gave up on the idea of a canvas and decided to get a print done and frame it. I tried a few places but some couldn't do the size I wanted, some were going to take a week, and most had closed down. In the end I used Copicentro. They have several shops including on...
by johnr
Sun May 17, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Anywhere to get custom canvas prints in Malaga?
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

Re: Anywhere to get custom canvas prints in Malaga?

Thanks Elusive

Gerry - thanks, glad I'm not going totally mad, I was sure I'd seen one there once! I've got to drive to Malaga tomorrow anyway, so I'll call into Rincon on the way so no need to go out of your way to check but thanks very much for the offer.
by johnr
Sun May 17, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Anywhere to get custom canvas prints in Malaga?
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

Re: Anywhere to get custom canvas prints in Malaga?

Thanks Ama. If anyone knows one a bit nearer to Velez that'd be great but if not at least I have somewhere.
by johnr
Sun May 17, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Anywhere to get custom canvas prints in Malaga?
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

Anywhere to get custom canvas prints in Malaga?

Hi all, Does anyone know of a place that makes canvas prints on demand from a file? Ideally 'while you wait' (or at least within a few hours/same day) ? It's the sort of thing that's everywhere in the UK but I can't think of one here but I'm sure I've seen one somewhere (El Ingenio/Rincon shopping c...
by johnr
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Anyone know where I can get some HIFI speakers repaired?
Replies: 118
Views: 28578

Re: Anyone know where I can get some HIFI speakers repaired?

Dragging up and old thread ... I was in Malaga today and knew I was somewhere near this hifi shop, but couldn't for the life of me remember the street or the name of the shop. So I did a search on 'hifi shops malaga' (or similar) and this thread came up ;) Anyway, he recommended a shop not far away ...
by johnr
Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Good woodworking specialist ferretería near Velez?
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Good woodworking specialist ferretería near Velez?

Thanks, I'm just an impatient b*****... ;) Plus, to be honest, I'd rather spend money here if at all possible. But buying abroad is certainly an option.
by johnr
Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Good woodworking specialist ferretería near Velez?
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Good woodworking specialist ferretería near Velez?

Hi, I'm just (re)starting my adventures in woodworking but I'm finding it hard to find a ferretería that carries things that I need and I'm getting a bit fed up of driving to Malaga. For instance, router bits. I tried a few ferreterías in Torre Del Mar the other day and they just didn't have any (or...
by johnr
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Alternatives to Spotify Premium.
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Alternatives to Spotify Premium.

I spent a few hours comparing tracks I know well the other day. As you say, through decent equipment, the difference is incredible. The only real problem I have with it (apart from the current lack of a desktop app) is the lack of gapless streaming. But the sound quality makes up for that. Shame to ...
by johnr
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Internet and / or Mobile
Replies: 7
Views: 1647

Re: Internet and / or Mobile

Thumbs up for BB4S and Fobos. I was with BB4s but I just moved and they couldn't get a signal in my new house, so I've moved to Fobos and - so far- an even bigger thumbs up. Up to 10Mbps down, 4mMbps up and I'm getting it too, even now at 9pm at night (a speedtest.net result just now shows 9.49 down...
by johnr
Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet needed in Pilarejos - SORTED but great addition!
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: Internet needed in Pilarejos - SORTED but great addition

Thanks for the reply, I understand what you mean. I've spent more money on lawyers over the years (for various things, mainly business-related) than I care to think about, but I am still going to considering it. Had an email from someone else at the company trying to distance themselves from Debbie'...
by johnr
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet needed in Pilarejos - SORTED but great addition!
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: Internet needed in Pilarejos - recommendations?

Thanks.

As the email to me, containing slander, was sent to me AND a third-party, I'm going to take legal advice. Under UK law, it would be clear cut. Not sure about Spanish law though but I'll find out.
by johnr
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet needed in Pilarejos - SORTED but great addition!
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: Internet needed in Pilarejos - recommendations?

Oh, this is great! I've just received an email ABOUT me aimed at someone else... One of the companies I contacted was Axartel, who I presume is Anda Networks rebranded? If anyone has any details of why they are now called Axartel (ie, just a rebrand or a new company I'd love to know). I used them in...
by johnr
Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet needed in Pilarejos - SORTED but great addition!
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: Internet needed in Pilarejos - recommendations?

Now booked an installation with Fobos on Friday AM - fingers crossed!
by johnr
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet needed in Pilarejos - SORTED but great addition!
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Internet needed in Pilarejos - SORTED but great addition!

Hi, I'm moving house this week and although it's only 700 metres from here as the crow flies, my current provider - BB4S, who I've always been happy with - can't get a signal. Can anyone recommend anyone else? I've emailed RioSat and Fobos this evening. Much prefer unlimited usage and obviously as f...
by johnr
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Horse riding for beginners (and not quite beginners)?
Replies: 4
Views: 3200

Re: Horse riding for beginners (and not quite beginners)?

Thanks for the replies (and sorry it took me so long to reply!)
by johnr
Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Horse riding for beginners (and not quite beginners)?
Replies: 4
Views: 3200

Horse riding for beginners (and not quite beginners)?

Hi, I've never ridden a horse in my life but my friend has (although not for about 20 years). Is there somewhere we could go to ride together near Alcaucin (really, anywhere from Nerja up to Benalmadina is ok). I know there's one in Periana but their web site says you need to know how to ride. She d...
by johnr
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Swimming in Lake Viñuela (again) - is it allowed?
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Re: Swimming in Lake Viñuela (again) - is it allowed?

Ha, I suspect the amount of 'pollution' given the size of the lake would be negligible!

Yes, I noticed the yachts.
by johnr
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Swimming in Lake Viñuela (again) - is it allowed?
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Re: Swimming in Lake Viñuela (again) - is it allowed?

Thanks Alison, I think I'll have to do that.

Sorry to hear someone drowned, but that isn't a reason not to swim in it. Sadly people drown in all bodies of water for a variety of reasons.
by johnr
Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Swimming in Lake Viñuela (again) - is it allowed?
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Swimming in Lake Viñuela (again) - is it allowed?

Hi, I see there was a discussion on this a few years ago but I can't find a current answer. I know there are still some No Swimming signs up, but a few web sites (inc. Wikipedia - for what that is worth) say swimming is allowed. Does anyone know for sure whether it is allowed and whether the water i...