Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby katy » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:46 pm

I thought the mayor of ADLT was arrested of corruption. cohersion or something. Have I got the wrong man :?

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby country boy » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:55 pm

Yes, that was AEG!

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby frank » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:02 pm

katy wrote:I thought the mayor of ADLT was arrested of corruption. cohersion or something. Have I got the wrong man :?
No, right man, Joaquín Villanova, first mentioned back in 2007 and again in 2011! :lol: Are any of them without sin?
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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby katy » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:04 pm

Thanks, not very often I am wrong :wink:

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby frank » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:11 pm

katy wrote:Thanks, not very often I am wrong :wink:
I don't doubt it, my wife is exactly the same!
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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby markwilding » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:22 pm

More people pick up the dog's business and cars are driven slower

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby annfoto » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:37 pm

Either way,
I am with Anis, Alhaurin de la Torre is beautiful, the roundabouts are not tourist's tat they are indeed works of art and the landscaping of the town makes it a joy to drive through.
I think they may have run out of junctions to build roundabouts on now though.
I hope that somehow they can keep it all going despite the current economic difficulties. :thumbup:
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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby Bluefish » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:52 pm

As soon as smoke is reported, a helicopter with bucket arrives within minutes. And the fire is usually out before the yellow crop sprayer plane arrives. If the fire persists, more helicopters arrive and ground vehicles such as forestry and bomberos are on the scene in an hour. Those guys are real heroes :clap:
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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby anis » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:49 am

..sorry to thread creep a bit.... but Katy, there is often confusion between the two Alhaurin mayors and yes, Frank you are correct too. However, it was as Katy said the AEG mayor who was arrested 2 years and charged with corruption and recently found guilty but still in office.
Ours was indeed mentioned in 2011 on a minor inference of jobs for the boys, was not arrested and no further case made and neither did I say he was without sin,
I was just pleased he was putting money back into the town, unlike some who just line their own pockets. I just said I was perhaps naive.

...back on topic.......more sports facilities, more walk ways, more equipment for us oldies in public parks.....lot less room to park

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby katy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:34 am

I wasn't confusing them just remembered seeing his name in the news regarding bribery or something. I know the difference, always thought that de la torre was a bit more upmarket than AEG. Don't think I have seen the roundabouts though, years since I was there. Personally I think they should be nicely planted with flowers and shrubs...safer too. :D

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby barry » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:40 am

ex-pats got grumpier and less tolerant.

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby anyroads » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:46 am

"ex-pats got grumpier and less tolerant"

And much poorer no doubt. However the £ is slowly coming back. Caxton are showing 1.2450 for as little as eur 150 this morning.

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby annfoto » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:05 pm

Is that a good rate from them?
Spot rate is currently €1.2747 :wave:
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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby anyroads » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:12 pm

As good as you will get for as little as eur 150. Banks will hardly get spot rate now that they do not trust each other.

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby ian.wilson » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:13 pm

I arrived here in 1979 as a12 year old child, just about everything has changed since then, but then it took us three days to drive from Santander to Marbella, so Motorways have made a huge change, 11 hour drive today.

OH! by the way when I left school 1983, they were talking about bringing the train down to Marbella from Fuengirola, one thing that hasn´t changed :o)

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby oliveview01 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:32 pm

Being able to buy fresh milk at Mercadona, :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: we couldn ´t get fresh milk when we moved here.
As said previously, lovely roundabouts going in!

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby country boy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:52 pm

oliveview01 wrote:Being able to buy fresh milk at Mercadona, :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: we couldn ´t get fresh milk when we moved here.
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and...don't forget " Limpio Chickens".....ooooh, didn't like all those heads and feet in the old days :thumbdown:

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby Mowser » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:15 pm

Biggest change is in myself ... more relaxed.
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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby oliveview01 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:49 pm

country boy wrote:[quote="oliveview01"

and...don't forget " Limpio Chickens".....ooooh, didn't like all those heads and feet in the old days :thumbdown:

I had forgotten about the heads and feet! What a shock I got when I bought a chicken and found the head attached- that was when I discovered I had blunt knives :lolno:
Mowser wrote:Biggest change is in myself ... more relaxed.
Us too Mowser, We are not as well off as we could be, but when it comes to health and happiness we are rich beyond words :thumbup:

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Re: Things that have changed since you lived in Spain

Postby anyroads » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:56 pm

now 1.2475 from Caxton, giving it away !

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