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by j4mes
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Prime Minister´s petition
Replies: 45
Views: 8251

What I don't understand (and maybe someone can explain it to me) is if these houses that are being threatened (or already "for the chop" as it were) and had at the time all of the required paperwork, why people are not taking massive legal action against whoever is responsible. If the "local gov" is...
by j4mes
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: International schools
Replies: 35
Views: 15520

so the debate continues...... I went to "parents evening" yesterday at my sons school, a state school in La Cala.... As I have mentioned in previous posts, I moved my daughter to an international school at the start of the year because she was having difficulties in the state school, but left my son...
by j4mes
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: latest info on Spain - depressing...............
Replies: 96
Views: 16267

I don't think it's necc fair to suggest those in rented accomodation can afford to be complacent! I have been renting for nearly three Years since arriving, and as a result spent more than 70,000 euros that is neither an investment nor a tax deductable expense!!!! The unrest in the market, increasin...
by j4mes
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: latest info on Spain - depressing...............
Replies: 96
Views: 16267

I'm with you jool, however I think it's gone sooo far I can't see a way around it... Thing is, the immigrants take full advantage of the Gov (why wouldn't they) and if you're a pole, romanian etc arriving in the UK, there are simple easy to read booklets informing you on how to gain every last benef...
by j4mes
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: latest info on Spain - depressing...............
Replies: 96
Views: 16267

Did they tell the people that were signing on that for picking fruit they could earn this and then they still declined?! I have done worse jobs for less money in hours of need to provide for my family!!! Re the car thing, a good friend of my dad's runs a pugeot dealership in east london and he says ...
by j4mes
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: latest info on Spain - depressing...............
Replies: 96
Views: 16267

I dont think it's quite that simple!!! I know people in the UK who are not working and on benefits.....if they went and worked doing the same job a Polish person is doing for the same money, they would lose thier benefits because they are working and be financially worse off (and remember, the Engli...
by j4mes
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Job
Replies: 0
Views: 1324

Job

Anyone know a mechanic with experience of land rovers/mitsubishi's for a job in Gib??
by j4mes
Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: And you think you have problems
Replies: 19
Views: 6672

he can have a bit of sympathy from me!! The fact that he has purchased something that hasn't been delivered really should entitle him to his money back!!! however, the developers and agents will have long spent it.... like it's been said, he should have 7 empty apts that he cannot sell, not the best...
by j4mes
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Nurseries in La Cala De Mijas
Replies: 1
Views: 2722

cant think of the name of it for the life of me, but there's one dead opposite the school "Garcia Del Olmo" that I know a couple of people who have sent the little ones there....It's opposite the Guardia Civil office...
by j4mes
Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: International schools
Replies: 35
Views: 15520

An attitude like mine!!? my child fitting well into private school (HOW RUDE!!) listen numnut....all im doing is talking about personal experience...my lawyer (harvard educated, who's wife btw is an Oxford educated doctor!) gave me the advice about Spanish universities and thier "professions" lackin...
by j4mes
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: International schools
Replies: 35
Views: 15520

To J4mes Yes, if you are so concerned about your child/rens education, then why come here? Is it just solely because YOU wanted to come here? Did you discuss this with your child/ren?? And, how do you know that an international school will provide better education than a state school? Did you resea...
by j4mes
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: International schools
Replies: 35
Views: 15520

Look...aside from the issues you have surrounding the money snobbery thing , its quite simple..... International schools on the coast down here offer a higher standard of curriculum to that of its Spanish state counterparts....The brains bit simply enable the child to get more or less out of what is...
by j4mes
Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: International schools
Replies: 35
Views: 15520

ERRRR why come to Spain then???????????? stay in UK if you want your kids to have a better education, but then is it????? again shocked by your statement.....stay in the UK?? whats all that about?? let me make it a little clearer so you may get it....... Why come to Spain....I came to Spain for (qu...
by j4mes
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: International schools
Replies: 35
Views: 15520

errrr....for a better quality of education!!!!! They can have a better way of life AND a decent education.... im actually shocked at the quote to be honest!!
by j4mes
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Name of free papers
Replies: 17
Views: 4141

peteroldracer wrote:It is worth considering forking out 1.20€ for the Cosa Blanca News (or Costa del Sol News further southwest), even though they have not sacked their dyslexic proofreader yet.
irony or an "oops"??
by j4mes
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: New laws on dangerous pets in Andalucia
Replies: 43
Views: 8164

staffs natually "pull" on the lead, and as a rule harnesses (being that much kinder than a neck lead) tend to allow to let them pull, which is why a lot that are walked regularly on a harness get so bulky!... I had a harness in the uk for my staff that was made out of chord (not sure if it is chord ...
by j4mes
Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: car insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 4016

i found insurance here on par (maybe a little cheaper) than the UK.... Although in all my life, i haven't ever heard of anyone having a policy costing only 190 euros (regardless of the car).... I once owned a car that was in an accident and the insurance company "wrote off" the vehicle as it was bey...
by j4mes
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Andalucia gaming laws
Replies: 14
Views: 7215

I have been in bars on the coast and seen plenty of bookies in the back of the bars, with all their gear on full show taking bets, nothing hidden, so I'm assuming they are legal, the only betting shop I have seen was in Majorca, but that too had a bar in it. Not recently I reckon!! There was big ne...
by j4mes
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: I hate Spain...
Replies: 49
Views: 7600

my two penneth (on the original post)..... Someone said ranting and raving will do you no good.....Well quite the opposite actually.....When something happens to us that we dont like, we all have an unspoken "no" to it.....If one "releases" this unspoken "no" then it does them good, it means they le...
by j4mes
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New Bank Charges?
Replies: 13
Views: 2998

jane grant wrote: Santander dont charge anything! This is a prime example of different branches of the same Bank charging differently. Out of the 3 different spanish Bank accounts we´ve had, Banco Santander has charged us the most, by far!!! Like I said, the best bet is to go to your 3 nearest and ...