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by alicia
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Washing Machine Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

Washing Machine Repair

Hi I wonder if anyone could help. My Samsung Washer not draining and have checked the filter and the hose and there doesn´t seem to be any blockage there. I tried again yesterday and when the machine reached stage in the cycle to drain, then nothing and it seemed to be making a straining noise!!! Wo...
by alicia
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Living In The Campo
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Living In The Campo

Hi A friend and I were talking about the difference between a house/finca that has been "regularized" as opposed to a house/finca that has been "legalized". Would anyone be able to explain in a simple fashion exactly what the difference is and the process of how each one is achie...
by alicia
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Madagascar Dragon Tree
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: Madagascar Dragon Tree

Hi MasterRob Thanks for the advice. It is much appreciated. I will have a look online ith regard to the Dragon Tree. Yes the terrace is bit of a problem really as the heat limits the choice of plants. I was hoping really for a variety of plants not just succulents but I think you may be right. Thank...
by alicia
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Ideas for a Really really hot terrace
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Ideas for a Really really hot terrace

Hi

Forgot to say in my other post, but could anyone suggest useful plants for a very hot terrace. We also get a lot of wind as well as the terrace is right at the top of the house.

Any suggestions would be great.
by alicia
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Madagascar Dragon Tree
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Madagascar Dragon Tree

Hi I bought this small plant and it is growing well. Thing is though, when I first got it and re-planted it into another pot, I think I overwatered it as the following day all the leaves were a browny colour a bit like the skin of a very ripe banana. After that, I have just been giving it a little w...
by alicia
Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Marriage To A Spaniard
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Marriage To A Spaniard

Hi

If I choose to marry a Spaniard and sell my own home and move into his!!!!!! Then, subsequently, the Spanish husband were to pass away before me, how would I stand with regard to inheritance of the marital home -or would Spanish husband´s family take precedence!!!! Would anyone happen to know?
by alicia
Wed May 30, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Making A Payment By Paypal
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Making A Payment By Paypal

Hi Probe Thank you very much for the information - it is really helpful. I had though that you can open a Paypal Account whereby you pay money into it and it is money from this account that is taken to pay for any goods bought off ebay. This is really what I had in mind, rather than give credit card...
by alicia
Wed May 30, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Making A Payment By Paypal
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Making A Payment By Paypal

Hi

Is there a place in Coin where I can make a payment by Paypal? Would anyone know. Also, is it quite an easy process to do??? Bearing in mind that nothing is ever easy here. (Well, mostly).

Any advice greatly appreciated as I want to make a payment for goods bought on ebay.
by alicia
Tue May 08, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish School Books
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Spanish School Books

Hi Just a quick one. Would anyone know where I might be able to pick up some old Spanish School Books - well, when I say old, I suppose what I really mean is perhaps last years school textbooks. Principally I´m looking for "Find Out 1,2,3, or 4 Pupils Book published by MacMillan!!!!! Would anyo...
by alicia
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Electrical Wiring
Replies: 29
Views: 31832

Re: Spanish Electrical Wiring

Hi

Sorry that should of course have been "Spanish Lad". Am starting to lose it.

Thanks again anyway.
by alicia
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Electrical Wiring
Replies: 29
Views: 31832

Re: Spanish Electrical Wiring

Hi Country Lad Many thanks for the post on what the different coloured cables here in Spain signify. The info is really helpful, especially to me as previously I was never quite sure. In fact all the info people have kindly submitted has been greatly appreciated. I have now put the light fitting up ...
by alicia
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Electrical Wiring
Replies: 29
Views: 31832

Re: Spanish Electrical Wiring

Hi

Thanks "Country Boy" and "Gerry". Will check to see if I can see which is the "live" cable but failing that, if I´m not able to......then I´ll do as "Country Boy" advised and just "bung it all in".

Many thanks to you both for the help though.
by alicia
Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Electrical Wiring
Replies: 29
Views: 31832

Spanish Electrical Wiring

Hi Am just doing up old house and wanted to replace a couple of ceiling lights. Thing is, when I took the old light fitting down, there were just two cables. Blue and Pale Grey. The new light fitting has three cables. Yellow and Green. The earth which I realise the Spanish don´t bother with. But the...
by alicia
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Small Round Single Pedestal Dining Table
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Small Round Single Pedestal Dining Table

Hi Would anyone know where I can buy small round pine single pedestal dining table. Just can´t seem to see any anywhere. Would even purchase second hand if I could see one. Most of the tables here seem to be massive or of very poor quality or mega expensive. Am I being unrealistic maybe!!!!! Any inf...
by alicia
Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa - Estimated Reading
Replies: 33
Views: 4360

Re: Endesa - Estimated Reading

Hi

Thank you Beach for that. How do I go about registering online. Have just tried but soo many different sites for Endesa and some of them seemed to be down at the moment as well.
by alicia
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa - Estimated Reading
Replies: 33
Views: 4360

Endesa - Estimated Reading

Hi Just got my Electricity Bill for last month. 11 November to 13 December and it is 125 Euros which seems pretty steep. When I read the meter and actually re calculated the bill, the total is 80 Euros. The reading on the bill is of course estimated. Can I ring Endesa up and give them the correct re...
by alicia
Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Satellite TV
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Satellite TV

Hi

Thank you all for your much appreciated suggestions. In the end, I did what one kind person suggested and unplugged everthing for a few hours and then replugged it all back in and .....hey presto "NORMAL SERVICE" resumed. Phew.............

Gracias once again.
by alicia
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Satellite TV
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Satellite TV

Hi Last night (Thursday) when I sat down to watch a bit of telly, virtually all the channels showed no signal. Has something happened that I don´t know about such as satellites being moved or changed or something???? I thought maybe it might just be the weather but this morning when I got up, I chec...
by alicia
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Wiring a Spanish Plug
Replies: 12
Views: 3609

Re: Wiring a Spanish Plug

Thank you Mark. I eventually saw that there was a terminal for the yellow earth. Managed to wire everything up and plugged the iron in. The red light came on but the iron just not heating up. Am a bit annoyed as as mentioned, only bought the iron about a year ago - and splashed out more than I would...
by alicia
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Wiring a Spanish Plug
Replies: 12
Views: 3609

Re: Wiring a Spanish Plug

Hi Ignore that earlier post. I have just realised there are two terminals. Does it make any difference which wire is attached to which terminal??? There doesn´t seem to be any indication that it does from the plug??? Also what about the yellow earth, where is that attached to??? Many thanks.