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by qe2ex
Thu May 07, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: when are car repair garages open again?
Replies: 2
Views: 1514

Re: when are car repair garages open again?

My regular garage has been open for a while. Yesterday I went to visit a car body works shop to talk about a job I need to have done, and it was open too.
by qe2ex
Fri May 01, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Identify this spider please?
Replies: 2
Views: 1841

Identify this spider please?

Found this spider in the pool today. Anyone able to see what type it is?
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by qe2ex
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2471
Views: 119105

Re: Coronavirus

I think everyone now agrees that masks help reduce the risk of infection, and different masks help to varying degrees. E.g., the N95-rated masks, if you can get one, filter considerably more and smaller particles than the plain surgical masks, but both help. Correct usage also helps. The longer one ...
by qe2ex
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2471
Views: 119105

Re: Coronavirus

Disgraceful. I am almost (but not completely, thank you) lost for words. This is exactly the reason why I want to get some tinting on the windows I have facing the street.
by qe2ex
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: ITV whats going on NOW
Replies: 5
Views: 2100

Re: ITV whats going on NOW

Can't belive you'd be forced to scrap the bike if you have a odometer that shows the wrong km. When I was a wee boy the "known" procedure for this was to attach the odometer to a power drill, but don't know how many weeks that will take with your kms. ;-) Surely there are standard procedur...
by qe2ex
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: big empty parking lot or similar for car practice around Benalmadena?
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Re: big empty parking lot or similar for car practice around Benalmadena?

Thank's, I'll have a look at the suggestions once the curfew is over. Any other suggestions would be welcome too.
by qe2ex
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: big empty parking lot or similar for car practice around Benalmadena?
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

big empty parking lot or similar for car practice around Benalmadena?

Anyone know of any big empty areas conductive for a bit of practicing with a new car around Benalmadena? E.g. some big outside car park where the shops are closed on Sundays or similar?
by qe2ex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Easyjet
Replies: 174
Views: 30290

Re: Easyjet

If paid via credit card I would send an email to whatever address I could find at easyjet (or the airline in question), requesting a refund. Wait a week and If the airline refuses to give a refund, or does not answer, next step is to contact the company that issued you your credit card (a bank or cr...
by qe2ex
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2471
Views: 119105

Re: Coronavirus

Spoke to Brother in Essex and Sister in Plymouth.....all big supermarkets virtually scavenged bare by panic buyers, no fresh meats, precious little veg or milk..even fighting over trolleys in car park in Plymouth. whereas Lidl here in Spain fully stocked and orderly shoppers. Thing were pretty bare...
by qe2ex
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2471
Views: 119105

Re: Coronavirus

by qe2ex
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2471
Views: 119105

Re: Coronavirus

Devils Advocate wrote:As an aside just heard land boarders are closing in Spain but can't find a reliable source to back this up. Got it on a whatsapp from an old Spanish friend.
Seems to be true. Reported by https://www.facebook.com/DrivingSpain/ too. Apparently starting at midnight today.
by qe2ex
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2471
Views: 119105

Re: Coronavirus

This page has some informative stats: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

Spain is currently the country with the most new cases. and #2 regarding number of new deaths.
by qe2ex
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2471
Views: 119105

Re: Coronavirus

I flew to the uk on thursday night no problem but airport was very quiet. Looked a bit strange with lots wearing masks. Friend who lives in Malaga city said lots of bars and restaurants already closed on Saturday. Streets very quiet and shops with no customers. The problem is when they lift the ban...
by qe2ex
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: some idiot kids threw rocks at my car: body shop recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: some idiot kids threw rocks at my car: body shop recommendations?

Ok, thanks for the warning. It looks like I will have to take a trip to the dealer anyway, as this morning a woman hit my car from behind while snailing through traffic. :-/ Quite similar to my own mistake last year, so I'm starting to wonder if that's an EUR 6,000 ache I'm feeling in my left earlobe.
by qe2ex
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: some idiot kids threw rocks at my car: body shop recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: some idiot kids threw rocks at my car: body shop recommendations?

Yeah, I'm sure they do, but car's special to me, so want something good, while I suspect their list of recommended places will be based on price rather than quality. Regarding the excess, I'm not sure exactly why it's so high, but was told it was due to two reasons: 1) while snailing in queue at aro...
by qe2ex
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: some idiot kids threw rocks at my car: body shop recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

some idiot kids threw rocks at my car: body shop recommendations?

Driving down the hill opposite of the benalmadena columbus museum some days ago, some idiot children inside a gated community on top of the hill 40-50m above the road were having their fun throwing rocks at cars passing below. Unfortunately my car was hit, so my new car now has an unsightly bump on ...
by qe2ex
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: recommendations for car window tinting shop?
Replies: 6
Views: 8368

Re: recommendations for car window tinting shop?

I can recommend this shop now: https://lamitecmalaga.com Slightly more expensive than a rather big chain (Solarcheck), but trying to arrange something with the bigger chain was a PITA. One branch said I had to leave the car there the whole day (why? Because he's so busy. Cannot schedule some time? N...
by qe2ex
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Hire Malaga Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 3473

Re: Car Hire Malaga Airport

Interesting stories. I'm not sure I would be brave enough to do that. If somebody was going to charge me EUR 10 or less for a weeks car hire, I would feel sure they had some scheme to scam some real money out of me some other way, as obviously the €1.50 or €6.50 does not cover their expenses. You ap...
by qe2ex
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: ITV Documents
Replies: 49
Views: 17699

Re: ITV Documents

I tried three stations yesterday, and was so surprised I got the same date "suggested" for all of them (March 5). I see there are other stations too, but they're getting further and further away from me, so not very convenient. Thank you for the suggestion regarding calling. I tried callin...
by qe2ex
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: ITV Documents
Replies: 49
Views: 17699

Re: ITV Documents

Are you sure about the date on which it expires? Try installing the ITV app. Once you have entered the details of the vehicle it shows the date of expiry of the current ITV. There may be some kind of mix-up over the date of expiry. I was not able to bring my car up on that app, possibly due to me e...