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by sherlock holmes
Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Hotel Name
Replies: 10
Views: 7155

Is it something like Amenahavis?
isnt that the nice one in the center


I think the new one is the "gran hotel benahavis"
by sherlock holmes
Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: "Inland"
Replies: 26
Views: 15184

I have a friend, who after 10 years living in Marbella could not speak more than a couple of words of Spanish.. youre absolutly right Silver, after couple of years in Puerto Banus, I never need to speak Spanish in fact if I needed to translate official documents I went to the neighbours, (4 years i...
by sherlock holmes
Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Housetrapped in the Sun?
Replies: 50
Views: 20932

I care not one jot what you think, Isn't it funny how some members on here can say whatever they choose and Others are expected to do as they are told!! Lorraine nothing of the sort! personally i dont care that you dont care either - its just that unlike you - Jpinks is one the most valuable and in...
by sherlock holmes
Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Housetrapped in the Sun?
Replies: 50
Views: 20932

Lorraine Back off Mr Pinks! - theres no need for your snidy comments about him and his house. If you want to express an opinion thats fine, but I'm not impressed with the snidy comments, if makes me disregard what you say... Theres enough name calling with Stantheidiot and his little mates. :twisted:
by sherlock holmes
Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Housetrapped in the Sun?
Replies: 50
Views: 20932

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:29 pm Post subject: Hi Pinks, Is your picture on this forum actually you ??? Lorraine yes i was wondering that! - so mr pinks, should we rewatch The daft welsh Lee's TV looking for a tall Irishman selling a finca to him............ 8) Or did you just realise he's full...
by sherlock holmes
Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Driving
Replies: 11
Views: 5655

After driving on Spains quiet roads it makes you realise what a death trap the UK roads can be with the volume of traffic. wasn't there a post on here about the old 340 being the most dangerous road in europe? I have say driving on it in August with moroccan run to the ferries scares the living day...
by sherlock holmes
Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Housetrapped in the Sun?
Replies: 50
Views: 20932

here is an even bigger pair of wallys on in the UK at present in a programme called 'A home in Slovakia' did you see the "chateau" they got for 86,000 Quid!! a fairly amazing building which would have been about 750,000E in Spain Are they still driving that red VW van. We saw them in Rinc...
by sherlock holmes
Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Agents Commission? - Is this legal?
Replies: 12
Views: 6076

he contract mentions nothing about agents commissions, only the deposit (2months rent) & first months rent. The agent has emailed me a factura as proof of commission paid. Detailed "Comision Prestacion Servicios Villa *****" We signed nothing apart from the contract. Sounds like you a...
by sherlock holmes
Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Agents Commission? - Is this legal?
Replies: 12
Views: 6076

I think you will find that they will try and get away with ripping both of you off. I've just had exactly the same problem, I am trying to get a months payment back - which I thought was the "deposit" apparently it was a "commission" But its all to late to protest after the event...
by sherlock holmes
Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wish you were here?
Replies: 134
Views: 70634

Here I am sitting in a pub garden in Herts lovely sun shine, slight breeze, even though its 30 degrees in the UK, why does it seem nicer than in SPain? Is it -1. the distance from the Equator? sun is not overhead like in CDS 2. Cloud cover - we always have a lot more clouds to break up the sky 3. Hu...
by sherlock holmes
Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BBC Real Story & expat language skills
Replies: 72
Views: 18073

I think you play-up the brit attitude, I don't hear Brits swearing etc you're not serious are you ? I cant take visiting small children out to our urb pool because of the swearing from neighbor's children 8+ years to 15. Their parents are just as bad. Ask them to stop in front of us and you get a l...
by sherlock holmes
Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BBC Real Story & expat language skills
Replies: 72
Views: 18073

Hilly, I think it depends where you live - in 20 years of holidays to the coast my Spanish never progressed beyond ordering food. And after 2 years in the Port, I never needed to formally learn it as everyone either was english/german/dutch or all the spanish spoke english. My neighbours where all e...
by sherlock holmes
Sun Jul 03, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Modern Society (Particularly the British)
Replies: 42
Views: 24856

Dane in Spain, your claim of 90% of people in exageration behaving as you describe is quite ridiculous and you've been exposed as a snob. an over exaggeration maybe but generally correct. "exposed as a snob" so! its not a crime to be discriminating and not want to spend your time with a b...