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Forum: Spain
Oct 31st 2011, 4:08 am
Replies: 140
Views: 25,860
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Buying Kindle in UK for use in Spain?

It is very quick. I have never timed it but I would say 1-2 minutes max.
Forum: Spain
Oct 30th 2011, 11:24 am
Replies: 140
Views: 25,860
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Buying Kindle in UK for use in Spain?

It depends if you have constant (and free) access to WiFi. I am often in situations where there is no internet connection.

The point I was making is that if you are, or could be, in a similar...
Forum: Spain
Oct 30th 2011, 6:19 am
Replies: 140
Views: 25,860
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Buying Kindle in UK for use in Spain?

I bought the 3G because I travel a lot and like to be able to get more books while I am away.

Not only can you download your books you can also pick up your emails. Although, I wouldn't recommend...
Forum: Spain
Oct 29th 2011, 8:21 am
Replies: 140
Views: 25,860
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Buying Kindle in UK for use in Spain?

I bought my Kindle in Tesco when I was in UK in May.

I registered it with the UK site and used my brother's UK address. He also has a Kindle and it wasn't a problem to use his address for mine...
Forum: Spain
Aug 23rd 2011, 3:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 6,502
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: English language schools in Benidorm?

When we first came here we used Academia Orsini. It is in the centre of Benidorm.

http://www.academia-orsini.com/FlashLibrary/eng/main.html

They do group classes or one-to-one. We did...
Forum: Spain
Aug 20th 2011, 2:14 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Valencia airport parking

We have solved our problem.

I contacted the hotel we are staying at the night before we leave and the night we return. They said we can park in their car park (no charge) while we are away. The...
Forum: Spain
Aug 20th 2011, 1:09 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Valencia airport parking

On this occasion that would not suit us.

We are driving to Valencia on the afternoon of 31/8 and staying at a hotel overnight. We need to park early am on 1/9 then get to airport.
Our flight...
Forum: Spain
Aug 20th 2011, 11:51 am
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By Mama_Carol

Valencia airport parking

A question for anyone living in Valencia or who knows Valencia airport.

We are flying out of Valencia to Rome in 10 days time. We need to park our car for 8 days while we are away.

We drove to...
Forum: Spain
Jul 12th 2011, 10:43 am
Replies: 30
Views: 7,442
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Taking a van to England without tax or MOT

Interesting info

The other time you can use an untaxed vehicle (but must have insurance) in the UK is taking a voter to/from the polling station on election day :D
Forum: Spain
Jul 12th 2011, 8:27 am
Replies: 30
Views: 7,442
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Taking a van to England without tax or MOT

A couple of years ago when we were thinking of doing this I was told by DVLA that you can take a car into the UK if you have an MOT booked close to the port. You must drive straight to the MOT...
Forum: Spain
Jul 6th 2011, 11:50 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: advice on travelling

Are you sure this sort of trip is a good idea with such young children?

How many children under 3 do you have?

I would wait until they are a bit older and able to appreciate/enjoy the...
Forum: Spain
Jul 4th 2011, 2:34 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Property price utility

I also don't see how this means anything.

Our townhouse comes out at about 100,000 Euros more than we have it on the market for. Even at the current price we are finding it impossible to sell.
...
Forum: Spain
Jul 3rd 2011, 6:01 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Any ideas what herb this could be?

Could it be spearmint?

http://www.altnature.com/gallery/Spearmint.htm
Forum: Spain
Jun 28th 2011, 5:35 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,019
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Debit Card Surcharges - OFT

When a client once asked why we were charging so much for a process on the computer that only took us a couple of hours.

Our answer "£5 to knock in the nail, £95 for knowing which nail to knock in"
Forum: Spain
Jun 21st 2011, 2:11 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 12,829
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Cafissimo Coffee Capsules

Have a look in Corte Inglés in Alicante (the one in Federico Soto). I think I have seen them there (at a price :eek:)
Forum: Spain
Jun 8th 2011, 11:06 am
Replies: 25
Views: 34,888
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Postal charges from Spain to Uk

I think we will always have non-fiction books in the house. Especially where pictures and photos are involved.

Unless the technology changes drastically Kindle can never compete with books for...
Forum: Spain
Jun 8th 2011, 10:25 am
Replies: 25
Views: 34,888
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Postal charges from Spain to Uk

Until recently I bought English paperbacks in Benidorm whenever I went there. Several of us then swapped them. When we had all read them they went to the local charity shop.

Now I have bought a...
Forum: Spain
Jun 8th 2011, 10:13 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,647
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Moving to Torrevieja

In Torrevieja you will find lots of English expats who have been there and done that already. Ask around amongst your neighbours for personal recommendations for a Gestor.

Also, you can ask others...
Forum: Spain
Jun 6th 2011, 5:56 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 7,115
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Ryanair Priority Scam

Don't judge them so harshly, Not everyone who boards in a wheelchair is completely unable to walk.

I can walk short distances with my walker. I am not allowed to take that into the cabin of the...
Forum: Spain
Jun 6th 2011, 10:12 am
Replies: 40
Views: 7,115
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Ryanair Priority Scam

People who ask for wheelchair assistance at the airport when they don't really need it can cause problems for those of us that do need it.

I flew out of Alicante on 10th May. I pre-booked a...
Forum: Spain
Jun 5th 2011, 4:40 pm
Replies: 254
Views: 23,018
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Your INTERNET SPEED ?

I got

ping 261ms
download 0.58
upload 0.15

our server is Elda

We have been told we are lucky to get anything (ADSL or telephone) as we are so far from the exchange
Forum: Spain
Jun 5th 2011, 4:24 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 7,115
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Ryanair Priority Scam

I prefer Monarch's system of paying for a pre-booked seat chosen online at time of booking.

Due to medical problems, I have to have an aisle seat and extra legroom. It is worth it to me to pay €19...
Forum: Spain
May 31st 2011, 9:14 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,551
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Air Conditioning

We installed Panasonic aircon units. The problem we had was that the company that installed them went bust and it took us a year (and several thousand Euros) to get it fixed.

Panasonic have no...
Forum: Spain
May 28th 2011, 6:32 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: breast cancer

I didn't but a friend of mine did.

She experienced very little waiting both in testing, operation and treatment (chemotherapy and radiotherapy).

I was very impressed by the treatment she...
Forum: Spain
May 16th 2011, 11:43 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By Mama_Carol

Re: Suggestions for "easy" Spanish dishes

Why does it have to be hot food?

There are lots of things like cold meats, cooked prawns, olives, salads etc that you could serve as tapas.

What supermarkets do you have near you? Surely in a...
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