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Forum: Spain
Yesterday, 5:20 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By rachelk

Re: Solar Power

Is it still the case that there are taxes/disincentives for those using solar power in spain or did that change?
Forum: Europe
Sep 7th 2019, 8:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By rachelk

Re: UK government made £1.6bn from visa applicants.

It doesn't really concern moving back though, does it?

As a UK citizen resident in the EU, the treatment of EU migrants by the UK is of interest to me, partly because of the risk of reciprocal...
Forum: Spain
Aug 16th 2019, 5:41 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,969
Posted By rachelk

Re: Young Brit wanting to move to Spain before Brexit

Agree with el collado kid - if you can afford to risk those 10k savings I'd give it a go, particularly since we don't know conditions might apply to residence post-brexit.
C1 gives you a great...
Forum: Spain
Jun 4th 2019, 8:20 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By rachelk

Re: Granada. Doing a reccie

Granada is lovely BUT remember that in July, it will be so hot that you won't be able to imagine how cold it will be in winter. When viewing, keep in mind how easy/difficult it will be to heat a...
Forum: Spain
May 4th 2019, 8:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By rachelk

Re: Play sand in spain ???

Try googling, "Arena niños comprar" brought up this as the first hit - but there are probably lots of others. "Arena lavada" as this is described is washed sand.
...
Forum: Spain
Apr 28th 2019, 12:59 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By rachelk

Re: Blue number plates

A quick google suggests it's uber/taxify type vehicles and that it came into effect July last year
...
Forum: Spain
Mar 30th 2019, 8:53 am
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By rachelk

Re: Corn bread, Pastels de Maiz,

Most cities and large towns (and even some smaller ones) will have a supermarket/deli selling goods from Latin America, Have a look on google or google maps for one in your nearest town. There's at...
Forum: Spain
Mar 6th 2019, 7:07 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By rachelk

Re: Travelling elsewhere from Seville?

I took a bus from Seville to Lisbon once. Long journey but if you can spare the time it's a cheap way of doing things. Some pretty parts on the route as well, if I remember rightly it went along then...
Forum: Spain
Jan 23rd 2019, 3:07 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By rachelk

Re: From over a week to under 9 seconds

Transferwise is excellent, I also highly recommend it.
Forum: Spain
Dec 30th 2018, 10:17 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,700
Posted By rachelk

Re: Simple SetUp Home WiFi in Barcelona - Advice Needed

Orange/Amena do something similar across Spain - I took out the service while in Madrid and took it with me when I moved. It will work anywhere there's Orange 4G coverage.
Forum: Spain
Dec 11th 2018, 9:28 am
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By rachelk

Re: Fuerteventura courier to UK

I've used tnt to ship urgent, important things a couple of times - once within Spain and once Spain to UK.

You can get an estimate of cost online and they will collect the same day, depending what...
Forum: Spain
Oct 14th 2018, 1:09 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
Posted By rachelk

Re: Iplayer

I have never been able to view or download video from the BBC website in all the years I've been away (admittedly I haven't tried that hard but do have a VPN).

The radio content plays and...
Forum: Spain
Sep 3rd 2018, 2:52 am
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By rachelk

Re: Siesta and noise

Almost completely unrelated but some days in el Retiro there are a couple of spanish gents playing the bagpipes. The first time I saw them I was so surprised I stopped to talk and they played Flower...
Forum: Spain
Aug 14th 2018, 1:19 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By rachelk

Re: Previous convictions

The one which relates specifically to sexual offences is only valid in Spain and is only necessary if you're working with children in Spain. It is indeed free.

The other one can be...
Forum: Spain
Jul 23rd 2018, 2:03 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By rachelk

Re: Companions for Winter in Gran Alcant

Have a look at this thread - might not be of interest but yours reminded me of it.

https://britishexpats.com/forum/spain-75/sharing-rural-home-south-spain-914233/
Forum: Spain
Jul 23rd 2018, 11:18 am
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By rachelk

Re: Internet speed help

Could it be that your router is giving you wifi signals at both 2.4GHz and 5GHz? 5G is faster but some devices don't have the right adaptors for it. Newer ones are more likely to.

Could it be that...
Forum: Spain
Jul 22nd 2018, 12:13 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By rachelk

Re: "After-schooling" in English

FWIW (from someone who has taught in british/int schools in spain)

Some Brtish/international schools in Madrid are very international in intake, some are almost fully Spanish.
An advantage of...
Forum: Spain
Jul 20th 2018, 1:57 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By rachelk

Re: Communications Costa Blanca

There are companies which offer short term/holiday phone and adsl lines, eg Linea Vacaciones (http://www.movistar.es/particulares/fijo/lineas-con-llamadas/linea-vacaciones/) from movistar. The...
Forum: Spain
Jul 20th 2018, 11:01 am
Replies: 27
Views: 8,482
Posted By rachelk

Re: Requirements of moving to Spain after Brexit?

I had thought that come Spring 2019 with a brexit deal, everything would start to become clear. However a No-Deal brexit is looking ever more likely which means that even after the official brexit,...
Forum: Spain
Jul 13th 2018, 3:36 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By rachelk

Re: Teaching in Gran Canaria

Or here https://community.tes.com/forums/teaching-overseas.64/
Forum: Spain
Jul 8th 2018, 7:02 am
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By rachelk

Re: Wine suggestions ?

What a great post!

As for the sangira / tinto de verano - the easiest way I find, rather than messing with fruit and spices but to get something a bit more than just red wine and lemonade, is to...
Forum: Spain
Jul 7th 2018, 3:46 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By rachelk

Re: Wine suggestions ?

Yes but it only needs to be in your glass 5 minutes before it comes up to a decent temperature.
It's not supposed to be drunk chilled, but neither is it supposed to be drunk at 35º or more.
Forum: Spain
Jul 6th 2018, 6:10 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By rachelk

Re: Movistar - Good and bad news

Check out your own router first, and then try asking Movistar for a dual band one if necessary. But yes, 50Gb is enough even for streaming.
Forum: Spain
Jul 6th 2018, 3:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By rachelk

Re: Movistar - Good and bad news

Is it to do with the type of wifi signal you're using?

I'm not a techie, but I'll do my best....

My router will give me two wifi signals, one at 2.4GHz and one at 5GHz. 5G is faster but has a...
Jul 5th 2018, 1:55 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,188
Posted By rachelk

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