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by Lion
Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What can I bring over
Replies: 25
Views: 8922

Mayo dressing All types of mayonnaise are available here including Hellmans, although I prefer the spanish brands. Canned beers/largers Unless it's specific rare English brands you would be mad to bring those over as they are a fraction of the cost here, 330ml cans of lager are available from 15 ce...
by Lion
Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: who broke the clouds!
Replies: 34
Views: 9350

I was shocked to see snow here too this morning :shock: Canillas de Aceituno, we are 500 Metres above sea level but this is the first snow in many many years that's actually fell on the village itself. http://www.nutmegged.co.uk/users/indigo/misc/canillas-snow.jpg All rapidly melting now though :(
by Lion
Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to transfer 4,000 Euros to UK?
Replies: 23
Views: 7966

Interesting to hear that Bongtrees! So the Post Office (commission free) takes around 1.56 Euros for £1 but the true rate is nowhere near that, if they are selling you Euros it's a completely different price again though, more like 1.38 to the £1 probably. Although Post Office and some others claim ...
by Lion
Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To trust or not to trust
Replies: 25
Views: 9886

Yeah, re-reading your original post it's quite different to my experiences as they asked for money for fuel (in El Ingenio car park near petrol station). It's really bad still though, had someone helped me like that I would have returned it the same day full up and also insisted on buying you a drin...
by Lion
Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: who broke the clouds!
Replies: 34
Views: 9350

Typical, a few hours after our viewing the electric came back and we have clear blue skies now, was pouring down when they were here.
by Lion
Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: who broke the clouds!
Replies: 34
Views: 9350

Massive electric storm in the early hours, power was off from then until 1pm today, and we had a viewing from an agent whilst we had no power this morning and it was raining so you couldn't see any of the nice views, so that was a waste of time :roll:
by Lion
Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: who broke the clouds!
Replies: 34
Views: 9350

This Double Post was sponsored by Cadbury Time Out.
by Lion
Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To trust or not to trust
Replies: 25
Views: 9886

It's a well known scam, we have been approached a few times by spanish asking for a few euros for fuel as they have broken down.
by Lion
Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Importing your goods to Spain without removal company
Replies: 39
Views: 15682

Which customs was this and where cos Im bringing 2 dogs with
At Portsmouth dock as we were about to board the Bilbao ferry.
by Lion
Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Importing your goods to Spain without removal company
Replies: 39
Views: 15682

Spanish Lad, Two years ago when I bought my van £800 was slightly under market value for a Long Wheel Base High Top Ford Transit on a H plate. i´d recomend buying at latest an N or M reg van, for under 500 quid, taxed and mot´d for a year, in good condition Your a dreamer if you think you can get al...
by Lion
Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to transfer 4,000 Euros to UK?
Replies: 23
Views: 7966

I have contacted my bank and they will charge 2% commission so still looking for an option, if I go through one of these finance companies I think Unicaja will still take a huge cut for transferring it to them. I want to take the cash out of Unicaja and go that route, does anyone know what commissio...
by Lion
Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying Land?!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 2977

When we first came to Spain we were interesting in buying a plot of land, heard of a plot direct from owner for 20,000 Euros and arranged to view it the next day, when we met him before we even got to the plot he said the price had gone up to 26,000 which we thought was very odd and then when we got...
by Lion
Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cancelling Telefonica
Replies: 8
Views: 3095

Sounds a total nightmare, I hope common sense comes through in the court case.

Everything I have heard about Telefonica has not been good, everyone tells me I will have a nightmare cancelling etc.
by Lion
Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Importing your goods to Spain without removal company
Replies: 39
Views: 15682

When we did our own move we didn't do an inventory, didn't know it was a requirement, customs stopped us and we even had a problem with the lock in the back of the transit that prevented them from opening it up to have a look (could only open from inside out) but they were fine with it. Any idea how...
by Lion
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Carinsurance, who are you with?
Replies: 20
Views: 6604

I am with Linea Directa, it was easy for me though as I was with Direct Line in UK and they were able to transfer my no claims bonus over without any hassles to my spanish policy.
by Lion
Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Importing your goods to Spain without removal company
Replies: 39
Views: 15682

I drove through France last summer, very very boring is all I can say.

I avoided all the tolls roads bar 1 (only 80 cents).
by Lion
Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pizza Base instructions (can anyone help me translate it?)
Replies: 15
Views: 3357

This is the box to look out for...

Image

63 Cents from Mercadona.
by Lion
Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pizza Base instructions (can anyone help me translate it?)
Replies: 15
Views: 3357

Yeah, I buy the 4 Queso fresh one's sometimes although they are not that fresh in truth as the date on them lasts over a month so they are packed with preservatives, the base from this mix was top notch though.
by Lion
Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Suggestions for what to do with my Spanish registered 4x4?
Replies: 13
Views: 5742

Thanks for this, no I was not aware.

My crossing is on the 23rd February from Bilbao so hopefully will be done in time.
by Lion
Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pizza Base instructions (can anyone help me translate it?)
Replies: 15
Views: 3357

It came out excellent, was good fun doing too, my daughter helped me. http://www.nutmegged.co.uk/users/indigo/misc/pizza.jpg 63 cents from Mercadona, that lot that I cooked in picture above used half of the mix. You can buy ready made pizza bases from Mercadona, mu husband uses them and makes delici...