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by Parilla
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 58
Views: 37162

Re: Cyclists

Every country has some stupid laws, and Spain is certainly no exception, but if the above is true it is the most idiotic I've ever heard. "S*** for Brains Award of the Century" to the clowns who dreamed that one up.

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by Parilla
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Taking cigars to the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 12411

Re: Taking cigars to the UK

Thanks for everyone's comments. Unfortunately I didn't keep the receipt ( which makes me cannon fodder for my wife ! ) so I'll just have to wing it.

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by Parilla
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Taking cigars to the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 12411

Taking cigars to the UK

Having a trip northwards later this month, partly for an old pal's 70th birthday bash. I've bought some of his favourite cigars to take (a third of the cost in the UK !!), from an Estanco so they are legit, tax/duty paid etc, but I cannot see any indications on the packaging to confirm this. It's ma...
by Parilla
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: dinero
Replies: 22
Views: 27642

Re: dinero

PP, that's not something I have ever needed to do with the Clarity card so I've no experience to call on, but I think it would be unlikely. As with some other card providers, the T & Cs specifically state that you cannot load the card up into credit, that any funds received in that way will be r...
by Parilla
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: dinero
Replies: 22
Views: 27642

Re: dinero

Main one is Halifax Clarity Mastercard, which I believe is still available from the Halifax. Also use one of the Barclaycard Platinum Visas (using Visa Europe exchange rates) with the "no extra charges" part of the T & Cs locked in until 2023, but that card is no longer on offer to new...
by Parilla
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: dinero
Replies: 22
Views: 27642

Re: dinero

Paddy P you could not be more wrong. The rate I got on the purchase was 1.0968 and NO spread, NO additional fees. I have been using this method for the last 3 years + and have never paid anything extra over the daily exchange rate. The absence of any charges above the daily exchange rate is clearly ...
by Parilla
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: dinero
Replies: 22
Views: 27642

Re: dinero

Mastercard's GBP:EURO rate yesterday, for any value transaction, was 1.0968.

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by Parilla
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Owner not paying yearly community fee
Replies: 5
Views: 12266

Re: Owner not paying yearly community fee

Our community has been in exactly this situation and it became clear that irrespective of the HPL, it is virtually impossible to prevent an owner or their tenant from using the pool (or any other community facility) if they wish to use it, other than by committing some criminal offence ourselves. Pa...
by Parilla
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: La Renta 2018 UK Rental Income - Tenant Identification
Replies: 15
Views: 7121

Re: La Renta 2018 UK Rental Income - Tenant Identification

Just make up any old number and put it in the box. No way for Spain to check, and if they did find it were nonsense, just tell them that was the number given to you by your tenant.

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by Parilla
Sat May 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Strange email event
Replies: 10
Views: 2736

Re: Strange email event

Thanks Enrique - we wondered if it was something like that. It is a Gmail account. However - why would Google allow someone to have the same email address? For instance, if we had [email protected].com - surely they wouldn't let someone else have mickey.[email protected].com? That would mean that we would...
by Parilla
Sat May 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Strange email event
Replies: 10
Views: 2736

Strange email event

Yesterday evening we found 2 emails in our inbox from Trainline, one confirming a return rail ticket booking Winchester / Waterloo (going today and returning tomorrow) and giving the last four credit card digits of the payment; the other was the actual e-ticket. We had not made the booking and do no...
by Parilla
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: BEING MADE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANTER
Replies: 17
Views: 3294

Re: BEING MADE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANTER

Patricia, when you say "planters", do you mean a fixed part of the fabric of the building, or separate moveable containers like plant pots ?

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by Parilla
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: amazon
Replies: 27
Views: 4449

Re: amazon

If there is a site located near to you, the Amazon Lockers are a really convenient and safe way to collect your stuff. We have used them many times and not had any problems.


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by Parilla
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga Airport Parking
Replies: 3
Views: 3922

Re: Malaga Airport Parking

Thanks Country Boy, I'll give it a go.

Parilla
by Parilla
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Malaga Airport Parking
Replies: 3
Views: 3922

Malaga Airport Parking

Has anyone used the Aena Parking website to book and pre pay a few days in the covered parking adjacent to the airport building - not the Long Term/mini bus one ? If so, is there a reserved section so you are guaranteed a spot no matter how busy it may be ?


Thanks,

Parilla
by Parilla
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Facebook hackers
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

Re: Facebook hackers

Wouldn't it be easier not to have a facebook account at all ?

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by Parilla
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Tile Cleaning
Replies: 9
Views: 4447

Re: Tile Cleaning

No ! I did that twice years ago, but never again. If you put a sealer on, it usually has to be removed at some later stage before you can apply a further coat of new seal, and removing the old layer was an absolute pain in the butt. Since then, I just put up with the Vim routine every now and then w...
by Parilla
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Tile Cleaning
Replies: 9
Views: 4447

Re: Tile Cleaning

Same "flooring" pattern as you Costa Kid. Did our kitchen yesterday, bathrooms to be done next week.

Thick kneeling pad, scrubbing brush, good old fashioned Vim powder and lots of elbow grease.

Parilla
by Parilla
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Money transfer company
Replies: 41
Views: 9189

Re: Money transfer company

Is your money whilst with Transferwise and Revolut, protected ubder the FSCS guarantee ?

Parilla