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by Lion
Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pizza Base instructions (can anyone help me translate it?)
Replies: 15
Views: 3357

Thanks, I would have forgotten to add the flour to the ball had I not read the latest reply!
by Lion
Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pizza Base instructions (can anyone help me translate it?)
Replies: 15
Views: 3357

Thanks, I will be attempting this tonight!
by Lion
Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Importing your goods to Spain without removal company
Replies: 39
Views: 15677

700 Quid for the ferry???? Strewth, it only cost me 53 and that was on the eurotunnel. 35mins crossing, 1 day`s driving 58euro`s diesel and an overnight in one of those 30euro motels By the sound of it they had two vehicles though. Bilbao/Santander crossings are very expensive unless you are just a...
by Lion
Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Pizza Base instructions (can anyone help me translate it?)
Replies: 15
Views: 3357

Pizza Base instructions (can anyone help me translate it?)

I have been wanting to have a go at making my own Pizzas for a while now (don't like the frozen bases you can buy in supermarkets), so yesterday in Mercadona I spotted a box that contains enough for two bases. I think I understand the stuff I need: Half of box mixed with 125ml of water, 2 tablespoon...
by Lion
Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Suggestions for what to do with my Spanish registered 4x4?
Replies: 13
Views: 5729

Before moving out here I bought my LHD 4x4 from The Left Hand Drive Place in Basingstoke. They buy and sell LHD vehicles. Can't guarantee the price they will offer you but their web site is: http://www.lhdplace.com Thanks, will contact them also. It may be worth making enquiries into changing your ...
by Lion
Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Suggestions for what to do with my Spanish registered 4x4?
Replies: 13
Views: 5729

Too late for that now, ferry is booked and paid for.
by Lion
Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To trust or not to trust
Replies: 25
Views: 9886

I take it that you have not had your can returned?
by Lion
Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Suggestions for what to do with my Spanish registered 4x4?
Replies: 13
Views: 5729

Lion - Steve Goddard is looking for a 4x4. You could then buy a 'still legal' UK registered car to travel back in with your possessions but you would need to arrange insurance. Since I posted this thread 3 members have contacted me via PM, Steve was one of them. The problem with me selling this end...
by Lion
Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Suggestions for what to do with my Spanish registered 4x4?
Replies: 13
Views: 5729

However, how will you deal with the change of ownership documents? Potentially you could end up with massive fines accumulated by the new owner if not done correctly with the debt registered against your Spanish property? Yeah, that's one thing that concerns me, could I not organise a gestoria/acce...
by Lion
Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cheap International Calls from your mobile?
Replies: 14
Views: 4617

Thanks Beachcomber, they have the Sierra Tejeda to their north which would probably explain why they can't get a signal.

You post on Holiday Truths too don't you? - unless it's another beachcomber!
by Lion
Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Suggestions for what to do with my Spanish registered 4x4?
Replies: 13
Views: 5729

Yeah that could be worth a shot, I have heard lots of bad things about selling cars on Ebay though, people win the bids and either don't turn up or turn up and decide not to bother leaving the seller with fees and having wasted time, obviously not everyone is like that though. There is a LHD sales p...
by Lion
Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Suggestions for what to do with my Spanish registered 4x4?
Replies: 13
Views: 5729

Suggestions for what to do with my Spanish registered 4x4?

Sorry for the avalance of questions lately but here's another... As some of you already know we are moving back to UK next month, I am driving our jeep back to UK (via Bilbao crossing) filled with some personal belongings but once back in UK I will be looking to sell it as the ITV expires in April 0...
by Lion
Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Costa del sol accommodation search
Replies: 11
Views: 5171

By the way cigarettes are cheaper in Spain
Less than 1.30 Euro a packet for 20?

I suspect not.

I was in Gib (not a huge fan of the place I have to say - overcrowded) last month and Benson and Hedges were 96p a packet for 20, other brands were even cheaper.
by Lion
Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cheap International Calls from your mobile?
Replies: 14
Views: 4617

Thanks, some good options there. The DialAbroad one looks good. Q. Can I use the service from a mobile? A. Yes. Using the service from a Spanish mobile will cost between 20 and 40 cents depending on which network and tariff you are on. Again, this is vastly cheaper than dialling direct. Calling from...
by Lion
Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:29 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cheap International Calls from your mobile?
Replies: 14
Views: 4617

Cheap International Calls from your mobile?

Our former neighbours have moved into the campo from their townhouse and as they are quite low down in a valley they cannot get a bounce from a satellite system and it's not looking likely that Telefonica will be putting in a landline anytime soon either. At the moment they are making expensive inte...
by Lion
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Importing your goods to Spain without removal company
Replies: 39
Views: 15677

I just wish my experience with a tranny worked out like Spanish Lad's theory :cry: Paid £800 for a Ford Transit High Roof Long Wheel Base (H reg) two weeks before the move, within a week of buying it the prop shaft snapped and whilst at the garage several other problems were discovered, cost me a to...
by Lion
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To trust or not to trust
Replies: 25
Views: 9886

Too trusting IMO, this one may be genuine but it's a well known scam on the coast for people to ask for a few euros for fuel for their mopeds etc.
by Lion
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Importing your goods to Spain without removal company
Replies: 39
Views: 15677

We did the move ourself, Portsmouth to Bilbao ferry in an old Ford Transit we bought (was a disaster purchase though) shame you can't hire a van in the UK and return it to a depot in Spain when done really.
by Lion
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cancelling Telefonica
Replies: 8
Views: 3095

Cancelling Telefonica

I have called Telefonica twice in the last two days trying to give them notice to cancel my phone line, first bloke said I need to give one months notice and said to call back later as accounts dept was busy, 2nd time I phoned I spoke to a different lady who said I needed to give 15 days notice and ...
by Lion
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: cash buyer for my house - now what?
Replies: 17
Views: 5362

Ask them if they mean by “cash sale” no mortgage
This is how I would have interpreted it, cash sale means no mortgage required and not meaning literally paying in cash notes.