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Forum: Spain
Dec 30th 2015, 7:55 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 5,074
Posted By petew

Re: Bloody fireworks

She wasn't joking, she was trolling - there's a difference. Joking involves humour, trolling snide sarcasm.
Forum: Spain
Dec 25th 2015, 10:12 am
Replies: 71
Views: 5,074
Posted By petew

Re: Bloody fireworks

Sorry about your dog but if he's going to live in Spain he'll get used to fireworks. Spanish dogs take no notice of them at all.
Forum: Spain
Dec 18th 2015, 12:10 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,689
Posted By petew

Re: Rajoy gets Smacked

[QUOTE=Dick Dasterdly;11815674]..................Some of the new gagging laws he has introduced are reminiscent of Franco ........Oops, I hope those comments haven't put me in line for another...
Forum: Spain
Dec 17th 2015, 11:41 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,947
Posted By petew

Re: Warning whilst shopping

If someone is hanging round your car boot, close it immediately and tell them very loudly in your best spanish to *******. Never show anyone your purse. I know it's difficult for a small woman but I...
Forum: Spain
Dec 17th 2015, 11:27 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,842
Posted By petew

Re: Sabadell Oliva

They are (by spanish bank standards) quite helpful - one or 2 of them speak some english. I have had no real problems with them. Their online banking is very good, one of the best sites I have used....
Forum: Spain
Dec 9th 2015, 6:41 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 10,589
Posted By petew

Re: Pension Payment

So do we and they are always on time except when there is a public holiday in the U.S.A. Only 1 day late though, so we can live with that.
Forum: Spain
Aug 15th 2015, 10:41 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,141
Posted By petew

Re: Who to bank with?

That has been my experience also.
Forum: Spain
Aug 15th 2015, 10:39 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,141
Posted By petew

Re: Who to bank with?

We are with Sabadell and have had no real problems.We don't pay any charges. Their online banking is excellent, much better than Santander UK online banking which is terrible. Avoid Santander UK if...
Forum: Spain
Aug 15th 2015, 10:30 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,291
Posted By petew

Re: Tap water debate

We live in Oliva and put our tap water through a filter jug for the kettle. It tastes better in tea and the kettle doesn't fur up.
Forum: Spain
Jun 9th 2015, 3:23 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By petew

Re: Parcent

There's a Facebook group for Parcent - more likely to produce useful info.
Forum: Spain
Jun 8th 2015, 3:06 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,671
Posted By petew

Re: My UK mobile

If your smartphone is unlocked (i.e. not tied to a network) just put a spanish sim in it. If it's locked you can get it unlocked for about 10 euros. Check the different networks coverage in your area...
Forum: Spain
Mar 22nd 2015, 2:00 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 6,672
Posted By petew

Re: Need advice on buying a second hand car!

Also I have seen a used car at a different supposedly reputable main franchised dealer lose 50,000 km from it's odometer.......
Forum: Spain
Mar 22nd 2015, 1:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 10,193
Posted By petew

Re: What area would you not live in in oliva

Obviously local Facebook groups are better for information on a particular town e.g. Oliva. Also trolls are usually jumped on immediately and not given a chance to be disruptive !
Forum: Spain
Mar 22nd 2015, 1:39 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 6,672
Posted By petew

Re: Need advice on buying a second hand car!

Don't you believe it ! I was conned by a supposedly reputable main Ford dealer.
Forum: Spain
Mar 20th 2015, 11:34 am
Replies: 10
Views: 10,193
Posted By petew

Re: What area would you not live in in oliva

Hello,

If you haven't already done so, you should join the Facebook group "The New Oliva Tattler." Much better than this forum for local information etc.
Forum: Spain
Feb 13th 2015, 1:24 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,790
Posted By petew

Re: Getting to Valencia from Denia

I used Denia - Benidorm line a few months ago. The main problem is that it rides like it has square wheels! I don't know if that's down to the line or the rolling stock
Forum: Spain
Feb 8th 2015, 2:41 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 4,532
Posted By petew

Re: Apple

I hope it's not relaying all your personal info to a server somewhere in China...............
Forum: Spain
Feb 7th 2015, 9:05 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,889
Posted By petew

Re: N332 lorry ban

The present situation - empty toll road/congested N road - is ridiculous. It has developed because of a vicious circle of increasing tolls every year and the usage steadily going down. If we drive to...
Forum: Spain
Feb 6th 2015, 5:20 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,889
Posted By petew

Re: N332 lorry ban

I'm sure you are right. The question is what proportion of lorries passing through Oliva are only on the N332 to avoid tolls ??
Forum: Spain
Feb 6th 2015, 3:56 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,889
Posted By petew

Re: N332 lorry ban

If it's enforced it will make a major difference to towns like Oliva.
Forum: Spain
Feb 5th 2015, 7:51 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,472
Posted By petew

Re: weather in the Pyrenees

I would come down the Rhone valley (A7) then down the coast. We usually travel via Bordeaux/Bayonne/Zaragoza/Teruel but I think parts of that route are too high to chance at this time of year. I...
Forum: Spain
Feb 5th 2015, 4:48 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,214
Posted By petew

Re: Moving To Ibiza (Market Stall Owner, Hoping Mobile Home Living)

Now don't tell me, let me guess, who took the thread off topic.............
Forum: Spain
Feb 4th 2015, 12:12 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,214
Posted By petew

Re: Moving To Ibiza (Market Stall Owner, Hoping Mobile Home Living)

She is not being pedantic, she's just trying to wind you up. That's what trolls do !!
Forum: Spain
Jan 23rd 2015, 8:06 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,094
Posted By petew

Re: Cars

That is suspiciously cheap.
Forum: Spain
Jan 23rd 2015, 4:57 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 10,589
Posted By petew

Re: Pension Payment

My UK state pension and my wifes' are paid into a Spanish bank. I haven't noticed any change or any new charges recently. The payment has always seemed to arrive a day (at least) late if there's a...
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