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by Wicksey
Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Base area to discover Andalucia
Replies: 42
Views: 17984

Dave, I have never rented before and have always had my own home(s) for 30 years up to now, so it was strange at first to be a renter. I don't feel that I am losing money by renting as prices are not rising like they have in the past. Having been here on and off for 11 years it does seem like prices...
by Wicksey
Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Soup weather
Replies: 21
Views: 7104

Have a look on google. There's loads of recipes but they all seem very different. Some are like a hearty veg soup with curry powder in and others are more of a spicy stock with mainly meat in. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/recipes/article1939530.ece this is one from ...
by Wicksey
Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Soup weather
Replies: 21
Views: 7104

Glad to see there's other 'real' soup fans out there. For the price of one tin of horrible gloopy stuff, or even worse, those packets of dried dusty bits you have to rehydrate with water, you can make a vat of nutritious wholesome soup. Had some really nice spicy pumpkin soup at a firework night par...
by Wicksey
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Soup weather
Replies: 21
Views: 7104

Soup weather

In more ways than one ...... it's a real old 'pea-souper' out there today, can't see further than the edge of the terrace. In the mood for some hot soup so had French onion yesterday topped with cheesey bread and made a traditional Spanish one today - potatoes, chick peas, acelga (like spinach), jam...
by Wicksey
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Fast Fishy Pizza
Replies: 9
Views: 3257

You know the answer, Campo ........ give them Lidl's beer when they visit you :lol: Actually, we like Mercadona's "malta" beer in the green cans, almost like an English beer rather than lager, and that's only about 43c a large can.
by Wicksey
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Underfloor cooling
Replies: 7
Views: 2568

hillybilly wrote:Oh ok, this thread´s in 2 places! I replied to the other thread :roll:


Me too :)
by Wicksey
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Underfloor cooling
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

Friends in France considered underfloor heating in their old stone house which has a similar construction to the cortijos here, but decided against it. I believe that it takes some time to heat up and be of any benefit. Another friend who had it in his newly built house said it took several days to ...
by Wicksey
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: who carries their passport?
Replies: 24
Views: 6711

I'm about to renew my passport (£72, yikes!) so I think I'll get a few notarised copies next time I'm in Spain. Save having to risk carrying "the real thing" around all the time. It's 119 GBP from Madrid .... double yikes :lol: so that is why I don't want to have to carry mine all the time!
by Wicksey
Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What a wonderful November day
Replies: 22
Views: 5540

Yep... lovely drop of rain at last. This will make the weeds grow :cry: Just hope our track isn't washed away ... it's all or nothing here with the weather, but the sunny days we've just had were glorious :D
by Wicksey
Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Fast Fishy Pizza
Replies: 9
Views: 3257

Thanks Benidorm, I shall look out for it. Nothing wrong with Lidl is there?? You looked :oops: to shop there. Has a bad reputation I think in the UK but here and in France it's just a normal shop. The Velez one seems to attract the local 'bums' but I like the new one in Algarrobo. (My turn to be :oo...
by Wicksey
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: who carries their passport?
Replies: 24
Views: 6711

Meanwhile, back to the subject of who carries their passport ....... :lol: As I have a residencia card I don't carry my passport as I'm afraid of losing it. When I pay by debit card I'm always asked for ID so the residencia is acceptable for that, but both that and my passport expire at the same tim...
by Wicksey
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Fast Fishy Pizza
Replies: 9
Views: 3257

Where do you get smoked mackerel from, Benidorm? I'm sure I have bought it here somewhere but haven't seen it for ages. Do you mean the ones that are usually in the chill cabinet in shrinkwrapped plastic?
by Wicksey
Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ladies Clothes
Replies: 23
Views: 4829

Not much help for you Kexon, I know, but in Nerja there is a second hand clothes shop that takes in nearly new ladies clothes and gives you a % of the price when it's sold. I have sold a few things in the past (my mother-in-law used to buy me things and I just didn't like them so they went straight ...
by Wicksey
Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Bringing food from the UK
Replies: 30
Views: 8940

I wasn't suggesting that we all smuggle alcohol and baccy into Spain Palmtrees :lol: :lol: :oops: The wine especially seems to be more expensive in Gib than here and I don't smoke so have never tried to bring that back. :wink: The queueing to get out was far shorter this time - I used to buy sandwic...
by Wicksey
Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: La Herradura
Replies: 14
Views: 5066

Our favourite in La Herradura is Peña Parda down the far end (towards Nerja) opposite the beach, especially when they have the marinated salmon with dill sauce on the Menu del Dia (about 11€ for 3 courses I think).
by Wicksey
Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Pound symbol
Replies: 12
Views: 5396

Thanks for all your suggestions. The alt+ numbers thingy may not be working on my computer (which is not a laptop) as I have something called OpenOffice Writer rather than Word. Thanks to Liz though, I have found the pound sign under Insert and 'Special Character'. BTW Peachy, the € sign is alt + e ...
by Wicksey
Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Reservoir levels
Replies: 14
Views: 3103

I was up at Lake Viñuela the other day and thought the levels looked very low there. They allow so many piso blocks to be built here but never seem to consider the infrastructure that will service them.
by Wicksey
Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Pound symbol
Replies: 12
Views: 5396

Not quite sure what you mean by that Sid. There are other symbols you get using alt, but not he pound sign.
by Wicksey
Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Pound symbol
Replies: 12
Views: 5396

Pound symbol

Just a quick question:
Is there a UK pound symbol hidden away somewhere on a Spanish key board, apart from having to change the keyboard language to English?
by Wicksey
Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Banning pets!
Replies: 66
Views: 13518

Is the urbanisation fully fenced in? Otherwise how will you keep out passing animals and strays that do not belong to the property owners. Wherever we have lived there always seems to be a passing tomcat that pees near the house and it stinks. Neutered male cats don't usually spray to mark their ter...

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