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Forum: France
Sep 15th 2009, 1:08 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,872
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Weird enquiries - help needed from fellow holiday renters!

I had an email claiming to be from Pay-Pals last week.

It gave me a link to a form on a website where I would be asked to update my personal details including password etc.

I know most of us...
Forum: France
Sep 14th 2009, 7:52 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 511
Posted By Mike Cross

Writing for a hobby

My previous thread was deleted for contravening several rules, in effect I am lucky to be alive as Sue politely informed me:eek:

So to start again, I would be interested to hear from anyone who is...
Forum: Spain
Jul 13th 2009, 3:55 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,669
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Possible Loss of Sky TV soon!

I think the UK phone number may be a requirement for connection reasons.

Do you know if the phone connection is required to activate the new card, if so, it would be no use being sent over to...
Forum: Spain
Jul 13th 2009, 3:05 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,669
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Possible Loss of Sky TV soon!

I have tried using a UK address on the Sky application website, however it says you need to have a UK telephone number, yet that will not be possible here in Spain.

Thanks Mike
Forum: Spain
Jul 13th 2009, 12:12 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,669
Posted By Mike Cross

Possible Loss of Sky TV soon!

Hi,

I have heard that anyone with a Sky TV card registered in the UK using the fictional type address will not be able to receive Sky TV soon.

Can anyone confirm this, and if it's true, how do...
Forum: France
May 21st 2009, 3:58 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: What would be a reasonable offer these days?

Thanks for the helpful advice everyone.

When I first bought in Spain 9 years ago, the market was booming and there was no chance of an offer as property was selling within a week or two.

Now,...
Forum: France
May 20th 2009, 3:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Mike Cross

What would be a reasonable offer these days?

Hi,

I am looking to buy a property in Brittany. I have found dozens that are suitable and I'm really pleased to have so much choice.

My budget is 160.000€ plus costs for a detached character 3...
Forum: Spain
May 7th 2009, 3:43 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,532
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Below 3 kw power ?

It's quite easy to get Iberdrola to upgrade you to 5.5 or 8.8 if you wish them too.

I have customers who are struggling on 3.3 and in the winter they have terrible trouble, especially over...
Forum: Spain
May 2nd 2009, 2:21 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Skype

I have used Skype for about 3 years now and find it saves loads of money on calls.

Lot's of friends and family have it too, thanks to me bullying them to get it.

Amazingly though, there are so...
Forum: Spain
Apr 27th 2009, 6:36 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Purchasing cheap house in Spain

If you were in the INNER property market, you would be aware of "the list"

On average these properties are offered at around 35-45% of a current bank valuation.

"the list" cannot be published...
Forum: Spain
Apr 24th 2009, 2:18 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Purchasing cheap house in Spain

My friends recently moved over here and bought through spanishpropertyclearance.

They seem to have some very cheap property in the Costa Blanca Costa Calida area.

Other agents seem to have the...
Forum: Spain
Apr 22nd 2009, 11:52 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Prejudice in the rental market

I often wonder if people use the word "prejudice" in the wrong context.

"Prejudice" is defined as "prejudgment: making a decision about, before becoming aware of the relevant facts of, a case or...
Forum: Spain
Apr 21st 2009, 8:52 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 6,404
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Prejudice against Estranjeros in the jobs market?

My local Venta happens to be about the best value food I have eaten in Spain



Yes only Spanish wine.



20 GBP a head is not cheap, I did the same thing in Devon for less than 60 GBP and my...
Forum: Spain
Apr 21st 2009, 5:13 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 6,404
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Prejudice against Estranjeros in the jobs market?

Jobs are quite scarce at the moment though, even for well connected Spanish people.

My neighbours son (Spanish) lost his job as a HGV driver for a building materials company, but, a few weeks...
Forum: Spain
Apr 21st 2009, 4:46 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 6,404
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Prejudice against Estranjeros in the jobs market?

Did you only eat English food when you were in England?

Did you never eat, Indian, Chinese, French, Italian, Greek, Mexican, Turkish, Spanish, Hungarian food because of the same ethos:confused:
...
Forum: Spain
Apr 21st 2009, 3:53 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 6,404
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Prejudice against Estranjeros in the jobs market?

That's a fair point livit.

Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia are cities where foreigners with a good command of Spanish will find well paid, even highly paid work. They are cosmopolitan and mostly pro...
Forum: Spain
Apr 21st 2009, 3:15 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,952
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: STOLEN / LOST DOGS AROUND JAVEA - PLEASE HELP

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Lucky doggies.

Nice end to the thread:)
Forum: Spain
Apr 21st 2009, 2:35 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Any info on property????

It's nice to see someone actually thinking of moving to Spain for a change.

For months now, it has been the other way around and very sad too.

It is certainly going to be tough for people to...
Forum: Spain
Apr 21st 2009, 2:26 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 6,404
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Prejudice against Estranjeros in the jobs market?

I think it has been one of the best threads for some time.

I may have got a little off-topic once in a while but it is very popular.

I think it is also OK to knock Spain if that is your genuine...
Forum: Spain
Apr 21st 2009, 1:23 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Five has changed frequencies today - you may need this information

Equally as important, can you tell me why my wife puts the Sky remote in a different drawer everyday??:(
Forum: Spain
Apr 20th 2009, 7:42 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 6,404
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Prejudice against Estranjeros in the jobs market?

And what is she going to order?? - If you want anything other than Spanish wine in a restaurant you're stuffed and that is whole point of my posts!!!:confused:
Forum: Spain
Apr 20th 2009, 5:23 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,753
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Spanish Economy

Spot on Bigglesworth;)

I love your signature quote by the way:thumbup:
Forum: Spain
Apr 20th 2009, 4:58 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 6,404
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Prejudice against Estranjeros in the jobs market?

It's important to note that I like Spain very much.

Spain has been good to me for many reasons, I love the scenery, I enjoy the unspoilt wildlife, I am mesmerised by it's architecture and cultural...
Forum: Spain
Apr 20th 2009, 4:37 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 6,404
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Prejudice against Estranjeros in the jobs market?

I have to say the last time I ate out in Spain was a few weeks ago, prior to that I hadnt eaten out for a year or so.

It always goes the same way.

You sit at a filthy table that hasn't been...
Forum: Spain
Apr 20th 2009, 4:16 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 6,404
Posted By Mike Cross

Re: Prejudice against Estranjeros in the jobs market?

Well that's OK ersm2d2.

However, I didn't move to Spain to change my nationality or personality.

Also, the quality and choice of Spanish food, served in restaurants is appalling. They eat the...
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