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by j4mes
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: house selling, tax and readies under the table...
Replies: 32
Views: 5954

whats surprising is that considering everyone knows that a fair number of people leaving the notary's office each day would be carrying tens of thousands of euros, there aren't more people who aren't mugged for thier black money!
by j4mes
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: leaving debt in UK behind...
Replies: 46
Views: 16934

here here!!! Drives me mad these people who borrow borrow borrow and then decide they can't pay, declare bankruptcy and or do a runner, only for a few year later to have the slate "wiped clean".... I managed to get into trouble however spent a LOT of time and money paying off everything I ...
by j4mes
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sierra Nevada?
Replies: 5
Views: 1975

do check the snow reports before you go....for 2 reasons....if there's a massive downfall of snow, you may need to be equipped with snow chains etc.....alternatively, if no snow has fallen, you may want to wait.... I went last Sat with the kids, and to be honest, sledging was great because the sledg...
by j4mes
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Huge estate agent Viva Estates is fighting for its life
Replies: 33
Views: 9682

Who in their right mind would give an estate agent 1,500 Euros up front just to list a property for sale? :roll: Not sure of the "ins & outs" but my understanding was the big sales pitch that was the reduction of fees from 7% to 2% Essentially they did reduce thier fees by this amount...
by j4mes
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Tenpin Bowling
Replies: 8
Views: 5184

Rick Gale wrote:When is was younger, I told my mum I'd got a job at the Bowling Alley

She said "tenpin?"

"No" I said, "it's permanent"


Funny....almost worth the 2.5 week wait!!!!!
by j4mes
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Huge estate agent Viva Estates is fighting for its life
Replies: 33
Views: 9682

Decor, my post wasn't directed at you, more of a general observation....
by j4mes
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Huge estate agent Viva Estates is fighting for its life
Replies: 33
Views: 9682

I think most of them are!!!! I think an awful lot if people brought a property many years ago for a couple of hundred euros (with either no or very little mortgage), have seen the market rise dramatically and so have put their property on the market massivley overpriced at a million euros (partly be...
by j4mes
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TEENAGER MISSING
Replies: 34
Views: 9052

The article says she has been "off school for a year"....Off for a YEAR!!!!! that's against the law isnt it???? how is that allowed to happen
by j4mes
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Banking in Spain
Replies: 62
Views: 15797

can't remember for the life of me which one (always the way) but one of the UK banks who operate here offer free transfers from UK to here (maybe Barclays????)... Also re HIFX...Not only do the not charge fees but I have always got a better rate from them than I have been offered from the bank! (cat...
by j4mes
Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Taxi,bus,or thumbing a lift
Replies: 24
Views: 5322

I am 22 and my friend is 23..what difference does our age make?we are old enough to be out alone you know. Hellooooooooooooo! http://smilies.sofrayt.com/fsc/sunglasses2.gif Someone need a lift! http://smilies.sofrayt.com/fsc/gentleman.gif Seems like your travel arrangements are sorted for at least ...
by j4mes
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What do you actually HATE about Spain
Replies: 14
Views: 3206

Dislike may have been a better word to use.....

Chinese! (god how I miss a UK chinese takeaway!!!)

Why does not a single chinese I have been into in Spain actually let "fried rice" touch a wok?? And as for "chow mein", pasta does not actually cut it for me!!!!
by j4mes
Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What do you actually like about Spain?
Replies: 96
Views: 20748

I totally agree....and quite often a "bad spain day" is transformed very quickly into a "good spain day" just because of the light and warmth of the sun...... I would have a "bad" day at the office in the UK and then have to travel for an hour on Tubes and trains to get...
by j4mes
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What do you actually like about Spain?
Replies: 96
Views: 20748

The weather....Fantastic...January and it's gorgeous sunshine! My Children able to come home from school and play outside around the garden, bounce on thier trampoline etc (rather than being stuck indoors).... To be able to drive home from work in 3 mins, looking at the sea.... walks along the beach...
by j4mes
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: hubby in granada looking for home for us any advice please
Replies: 122
Views: 28506

If your jobs are so good why do you always tell people on here that you can employ them. I didn't think good jobs had many vacancies. Call centre work is usually low paid (or sometimes on the coast "unpaid"). As for people saying they have received rude or nasty pm's....I have had differe...
by j4mes
Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: hubby in granada looking for home for us any advice please
Replies: 122
Views: 28506

Fantastic!!! I do have to agree with Peachy about being harsh on a new poster.... Don't forget spanish lad that your experience is just that YOUR experience. It's not subjective of life here in general. Sorry but it pretty much is!! (I bet all your property I know more people here succeeding than yo...
by j4mes
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: I AM SO SICK OF THIS
Replies: 17
Views: 4655

I was as a child told to fight back.....One day (when i was around 13) this 16 yr old boy (who had been terrorising me and my mates for months) chased me on my bike...I started to ride off, then heard the voice in my head telling me that bullies are cowards and to stand up for myself. So I turned my...
by j4mes
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: ITV
Replies: 16
Views: 5604

just called them for an appointment (they said by phone or online the same availability applies) and the first date I could get (either Malaga OR Estepona was the 30th of Jan (at Estepona))...... Bit of a nuisance as I was stopped at 2am this morning, fined 150 euros (although it's 105 if I pay quic...
by j4mes
Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: I AM SO SICK OF THIS
Replies: 17
Views: 4655

we had a few small issues with my 6 yr old son at his school in La cala. nothing major, but he had a couple of scraps with his "friends" (nothing to worry about really, just 6 yr olds establishing thier own hierarchy) however in one of these "little" instances my son scratched th...
by j4mes
Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: where can I hire an eight seat vehicle ??
Replies: 3
Views: 2901

In the past I have found it considerably cheaper to hire two cars, which is ok if you have two drivers!
by j4mes
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spate of Burglaries
Replies: 27
Views: 4529

when we we robbed, the guardia came etc...anyway talking to one officer, he joked that if in the future I chased the robber and caught him, i should drag him back to my property for a beating before the they (Gurdia) arrive!

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