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Forum: Spain
Jun 1st 2013, 4:21 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 5,758
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: El Corte Inglés

Sure a lot fof it is rubbish but I bought some pyjamas and a lovely big fluffy dressing gown for about 12€ three winters ago and they are still fine. It's no worse than other places which charge...
Forum: Spain
May 31st 2013, 10:58 am
Replies: 440
Views: 18,681
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: Life without music.

Life without music is one of the many good reasons for fighting the Taliban and other crazy fundamentalists. In Mali they are trying to ban the Desert Festival, one of the best in the world, and...
Forum: Spain
May 31st 2013, 10:47 am
Replies: 65
Views: 5,758
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: El Corte Inglés

It's still a status thing. I know people who shop at Primark etc and then put their purchases in a Corte Inglés carrier bag ... :sneaky:
Forum: Spain
May 31st 2013, 10:35 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,524
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: Spanish Sales Calls -Annoying

You could say "¿No entiendes la hora?" but as C-man says, 10.30 is dinner time so it will just confuse them. Best to play dumb and ask them if they speak English, that usually does the trick.
Forum: Spain
Apr 26th 2013, 12:25 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 2,723
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: More injustice in Spain

Just checked and all children get free dental treatment in Andalucia up to the age of 18. Just shows how much the regions vary in what they offer!
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Forum: Spain
Apr 26th 2013, 12:15 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,183
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: Cadiz

I spent a year in Cadiz and its charms grow on you. The food, the historic buildings and the beaches are more obvious on a quick visit, but its biggest asset is the humour and vitality of its...
Forum: Spain
Apr 26th 2013, 12:07 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: Is your Ayuntamiento in debt!

Only a third of ayuntamientos are debt-free! The total debt across the country is €35 billion - of which 7.4 billion is owed by Madrid.

It's a crazy system where your budgeting and spending is...
Forum: Spain
Apr 26th 2013, 11:57 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,106
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: BBC and Spain

I check the Europe section on the BBC news website pretty well every day and I don't think they've got a downer on Spain, they are simply reporting what's happening. The past few weeks have been...
Forum: Spain
Apr 26th 2013, 11:48 am
Replies: 203
Views: 9,149
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: How will La Crisis effect Spain in the long term?

Stevie, you see people spending money like water, and so do I. But the fact is that Spain's wealth gap - the gap between the poorest 20% and the richest 20% - is now the biggest in Europe.

For...
Forum: Spain
Apr 26th 2013, 11:40 am
Replies: 55
Views: 2,723
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: More injustice in Spain

Poorer families in Andalucia do get free school books and dental treatment. But Andalucia has always had a socialist government, ever since the transition. They also led the way in reducing health...
Forum: Spain
Apr 26th 2013, 11:26 am
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: Suspended coffees spreading worldwide

It's a nice idea in principle but eventually people will avoid going into cafes that do it because they will be full of down-and-outs. Better perhaps to give the money to a charity like the Cruz...
Forum: Spain
Apr 25th 2013, 9:33 am
Replies: 40
Views: 1,500
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: St. George's Day

That's true, it is far bigger in the "diaspora" communities like New York and Boston. The celebrations in Ireland and mainly sponsored by Guinness, and the fact that it falls in the middle of Lent...
Forum: Spain
Apr 25th 2013, 9:20 am
Replies: 203
Views: 9,149
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: How will La Crisis effect Spain in the long term?

That's not really true though, US states are very diverse. Immigrants from different parts of the world tended to settle in different states, e.g. Germans in Minnesota, Quakers and Amish in...
Forum: Spain
Apr 24th 2013, 4:39 pm
Forum: Spain
Apr 24th 2013, 4:33 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 1,500
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: St. George's Day

Nah, they should have both and make it a puente! :D

And while we're at it, May Day should be on 1 May, not the nearest Monday.

Also stop moving Easter around and make it a fixed date (possibly...
Forum: Spain
Apr 24th 2013, 9:50 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: Foreign Numbers

Hard to tell how accurate these figures are though because they can only count people who register on the padrón or apply for residency. Lots of people never get round to it, for reasons of their...
Forum: Spain
Apr 24th 2013, 9:39 am
Replies: 40
Views: 1,500
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: St. George's Day

I've never come across anyone objecting to celebrating St George's Day. What people object to is the expropriation of the flag of St George by the BNP and other right-wing racist groups, the way the...
Forum: Spain
Apr 24th 2013, 9:34 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: Scottish currency ?

But England has been eating their cake for centuries!
Forum: Spain
Apr 23rd 2013, 4:16 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: Request

Well, you learn something every day! :D
Forum: Spain
Apr 23rd 2013, 4:15 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: Scottish currency ?

Sorry if I'm being dim but what exactly is people's objection to them keeping the pound?

The Irish pound (punt) was pegged to sterling after Ireland became independent, and lasted for years, until...
Forum: Spain
Apr 23rd 2013, 4:06 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: Request

Nobody really knows where he came from -possibly Greece, Turkey or Palestine? He certainly never went to England or Spain but the crusaders adopted him as an icon of Christianity because he converted...
Forum: Spain
Apr 23rd 2013, 4:02 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: Request

What's the problem? :confused:

Sant Jordi/San Jorge is celebrated all over Spain, he's patron saint of Catalonia and lots of smaller towns and villages. Plus everyone called Jorge or Jordi is...
Apr 17th 2013, 3:28 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 8,942
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: UK benefits claimants residing in the EU

£28.5 billion over five years (http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/home/2012/04/research-285-billion-lost-black-market-alcohol-tobacco-diesel-years.html)? And that's just the lost tax, never mind the...
Forum: Spain
Apr 17th 2013, 3:23 pm
Replies: 1,637
Views: 152,627
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: Declaring worldwide assets to Hacienda

No I never did get it sorted, I went to the Gestor (cost €15).

I use Chrome. The digital certificate installed OK at my end, it was validated by the AT, but the form refused to submit itself even...
Forum: Spain
Apr 17th 2013, 3:14 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,237
Posted By Pocaloca

Re: Telefonica install telephone pole blocking view from house

In nearly 13 years here I've never needed a lawyer! The gestor is the essential one.
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