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by Free at Last
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Excessive Drinking
Replies: 100
Views: 21032

I don't drink alcohol at all from Monday to Thursday, and never before about 7pm (it just sends me to sleep if I have a drink at lunchtime). I drink about half a bottle of wine a night at the weekend, and maybe one spirit with a mixer as well . But according to the latest reports I've seen in the En...
by Free at Last
Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Internet Cafe in Velez Malaga
Replies: 3
Views: 2379

The public library in Velez (by the side of the large roundabout at the top of the main road coming into Velez from Torre del Mar) has free internet access. They also have free wi-fi if you have a laptop. At the moment they are on summer hours, 9.30 am to 14.00 pm only.m I don't think you have to be...
by Free at Last
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Renewal of Residencia Cards
Replies: 45
Views: 13388

I've only just seen your encouraging response, El Cid, thank you so much for that.
by Free at Last
Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Renewal of Residencia Cards
Replies: 45
Views: 13388

I read recently in one of the free English language magazines that anyone in the situation we are, ie having applied for residencia before April 2007 but not having received it yet, will now have to go to Malaga to complete the process rather than the police station at Torre del Mar. I am hoping aga...
by Free at Last
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: train to seville
Replies: 6
Views: 2728

We have done the trip you describe, Rick, and it worked out really well. We took the bus into Malaga (1 hour from home) then the train from Malaga to Seville (about 2.5 hours) and got there about 1 pm. Stayed the night at a hotel (prebooked online) and set off back about 5pm the next day, getting ho...
by Free at Last
Mon May 28, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Furniture delivery
Replies: 11
Views: 6304

I agree - it's no problem at all getting things delivered to a village/townhouse with no car access. One deliveryman carried a 3 seater sofa up the street to our house on his head - the dreaded 'elf and safety police thankfully haven't reached Spain yet. Often things we are throwing out don't even g...
by Free at Last
Mon May 07, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: goodbye
Replies: 63
Views: 11539

So could Sue not have a sugar daddy and a toyboy? Might be a few scheduling problems but hey, we are good at multi-tasking, girls, are we not?
by Free at Last
Thu May 03, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: goodbye
Replies: 63
Views: 11539

Well, how much worse than Big Brother could it be?
by Free at Last
Thu May 03, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: goodbye
Replies: 63
Views: 11539

Just an idea - could this be the new TV reality show now that Pop Idol, X factor et al are so passe.

I could see us sitting there marking prospective toyboys out of 10 and giving "constructive criticism".
by Free at Last
Thu May 03, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: goodbye
Replies: 63
Views: 11539

I with you on this one, Katy. You would be better off spending the money on shoes and chocolate than a toyboy, Sue. Might be fun auditioning a few though?
by Free at Last
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Laser eye clinics
Replies: 23
Views: 10747

All laser clinics in the UK are regulated by the Healthcare Commission and must confirm to the National Minimum Standards for Private and Voluntary Healthcare. You can view the inspection reports for all clinics (as you can for private hospitals and beauty salons which offer laser treatments) on the...
by Free at Last
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 173 million euros claimed by Brits on CDS
Replies: 55
Views: 12671

I'm sorry to read your comments regarding civil servants as I was one until recently and I can assure you I worked extremely hard, had taken a total of one day's sick leave in the last five years and regarded the public as the people who paid my wages and was careful to treat them with respect and c...
by Free at Last
Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Talking about lottery wins
Replies: 19
Views: 4297

For me, I think Thailand from December to March, followed by a trip to New York to pick up my Spring/Summer wardrobe, back to Spain from April to June, Amsterdam for July and August, another shopping trip to New York or Milan in September for the Autumn/Winter wardrobe and back to Spain for Septembe...
by Free at Last
Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: operation in spain or uk
Replies: 19
Views: 11194

After witnessing the standard of "care" my father has received over the past 4 months (yes, months) in an NHS hospital in England I would not advise anyone to choose England. He was admitted to hospital after having a stroke. He is a diabetic and has had problems in the past with ulcers on...
by Free at Last
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Santa Semana
Replies: 31
Views: 6800

I had gone to bed last Friday night when the OH called me to get up quick - there was a candlelight procession coming down our street from the church at the top which has just been renovated and opened as the Semana Santa musuem in Velez-Malaga. Rushed up to the roof terrace to watch the silent proc...
by Free at Last
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sports centres with indoor swimming pool?
Replies: 10
Views: 2894

Sorry Wilson, I should have said that the Velez pool is only available for public swimming for certain hours during the day (it is used for classes and swimming lessons for the rest of the day, as indeed is the health club pool). I don´t have the times available but it might be best to check in adva...
by Free at Last
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sports centres with indoor swimming pool?
Replies: 10
Views: 2894

There is a health club in Torre del Mar with an indoor pool (Club Sensei - I am a member) and you can pay by the day but it´s an expensive way to have a swim (it was 7€ last year, may have gone up now). There´s also a pùblic indoor swimming pool in the centre of Velez Malaga which I think is about 2...
by Free at Last
Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Marbella Belles
Replies: 124
Views: 50423

Er - people with real/old money don´t expect others to do everything for them - what about Prince Charles who reportedly has his valets squeeze the toothpaste onto the brush for him, then? Maybe that´s who the "lady" with the nanny was using as a ole model.
by Free at Last
Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Marbella Belles
Replies: 44
Views: 10427

I watched it too and was riveted in an OMG can these people be real kind of way. The one who said she´d "earned" the 100,000E present from her "boyfriend" might as well be advertising in the Adult Relaxation ads in Sur in English!
by Free at Last
Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: "Selling" your area to a newcomer
Replies: 22
Views: 12422

Yes, Rick, the tranvia between Velez and Torre del Mar has been running since October 2006 and there are plans to extend the line to Rincon de la Victoria.