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by Unicorn
Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: In and out of Gibraltar Sunday
Replies: 78
Views: 12792

Re: In and out of Gibraltar Sunday

Apart from affecting the several thousand Spanmish workers going in and out the Spanish should also consider the cruise ships. There are just under 200 going into Gib this year with 300,000 passengers. They stream off the ships and often take trips. Often they are in port for the whole day. I suspec...
by Unicorn
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Down-Sizing
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

Re: Down-Sizing

The plus valia varies from area to area and, I suppose, country to town. There were letters quite recently in the press of extortionate amounts being paid but I guess in some areas it is very low. My friend is in Estepona and has a house with about 1000 square metres land and has had the place some ...
by Unicorn
Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Down-Sizing
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

Re: Down-Sizing

Don't forget to check out the plus valia if you are selling and have had the property a long lime. A fried of mine found out that hers was 20,000 Euro. This tax must make lots of older people stay put.
by Unicorn
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Cocoa Powder
Replies: 4
Views: 3018

Re: Cocoa Powder

Thank you all. Off to Mercadona post haste.
by Unicorn
Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Cocoa Powder
Replies: 4
Views: 3018

Re: Cocoa Powder

It is for making cake type things. Brownies I am told.
by Unicorn
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: In and out of Gibraltar Sunday
Replies: 78
Views: 12792

Re: In and out of Gibraltar Sunday

The Gibraltar queue is on the headlines on Radio 5 Live. Good to see mainstream media picking it up.
by Unicorn
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Cocoa Powder
Replies: 4
Views: 3018

Cocoa Powder

Help. Does anyone know where you can buy cocoa powder? Does one of the main shops sell it, ie Mercadona? I couldn't find it in local Aldo or Supersol.

Any ideas?
by Unicorn
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: something different and unusual required for dinner!
Replies: 8
Views: 3728

Re: something different and unusual required for dinner!

White gazpacho is really refreshing. Very old Spanish, before tomatoes arrived here. I had some at a communion recently and it was delicious. Check out High Fearnley Whittenstall's (?) recipe in the Guardian.
by Unicorn
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Mortgage and posssible repossesion problems
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Re: Mortgage and posssible repossesion problems

Just a thought. If you are over a certain age I think Age Concern may be of some help. They are here on the coast.
by Unicorn
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Freezing Hotmail
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Freezing Hotmail

Thanks. Well, I suppose it is some comfort that it is not just me.

Outlook is rubbish compared to Hotmail but it is hard to change an address when you have had it for ages.

Any idea if/when they will sort it out?
by Unicorn
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Freezing Hotmail
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Freezing Hotmail

Has anyone else had times when Hotmail seems to freeze and then a while later works normally? At those times I am unable to open messages.
by Unicorn
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Cordoba renting - getting worried
Replies: 21
Views: 3234

Re: Cordoba renting - getting worried

Sorry, she did not know anyone. I think that probably every sods off to the coast in August as I think it is well over 40 degrees there. Certainly all her family are arriving 1st August.
by Unicorn
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Cordoba renting - getting worried
Replies: 21
Views: 3234

Re: Cordoba renting - getting worried

And, thinking about it, she is a student so may know someone who can translate for you.
by Unicorn
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Cordoba renting - getting worried
Replies: 21
Views: 3234

Re: Cordoba renting - getting worried

My next door neighbour comes from Cordoba and by chance I am giving her (adult) niece an English class tomorrow so I can ask her if you like. She lives there so should have good info.
by Unicorn
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Moving to Cordoba - lots of questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1872

Re: Moving to Cordoba - lots of questions

Another great way to learn Spanish are the Michel Thomas cd's. They get you speaking and I think better than any others. Available from Amazon. You just play them while relaxing and they really work.
by Unicorn
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Moving to Cordoba - lots of questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1872

Re: Moving to Cordoba - lots of questions

I also would strongly advise you to buy the book 'You and the Law in Spain' by David Searle. Make sure it is up to date as laws change all the time. It covers almost everything you need and well worth 20 Euros! I have no financial interest in promoting this book but have always found it more than us...
by Unicorn
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Moving to Cordoba - lots of questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1872

Re: Moving to Cordoba - lots of questions

Hi My strong advice is to each, individually, take an intensive Spanish course for a couple of weeks, studying every day and living with a Spanish family. They are not very expensive. You will be at a vast disadvantage if you do not speak Spanish in Cordoba and will miss out on so much. A couple of ...
by Unicorn
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can someone explain this bus timetable?
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Re: Can someone explain this bus timetable?

I had not realised this had happened until I walked by what was the bus station a couple of days ago and they were knocking it down. It seems that the town hall have made an offer of a piece of land by the Palacio de Congresos but they are going into a legal wrangle with Portillo (bus company, not M...
by Unicorn
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gas certificate
Replies: 8
Views: 1398

Re: gas certificate

I had an incident some years ago when a guy with a clipboard dressed in orange came to the door for all the world from Repsol. He just came through the door and asked to look at the gas bottle. Big mistake as we have piped gas so told him to get out and he did. Obviously a scammer and more fool me l...
by Unicorn
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Premium Clinic
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Premium Clinic

Has anyone tried out Premium Clinic. If I had a not too major op in there would I come out alive and in one piece?