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Forum: Spain
Jan 12th 2021, 2:56 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By Bridie55

Re: What Are You Waiting For? Book Winter/Spring 2021/22

O I wish! Got stuck in lockdown in Almunecar March 20, Brittany Ferries all cancelled. In the end drove home through France. Sept/Oct apartment booking in Spain cancelled. Booked another for end of...
Forum: Spain
Nov 1st 2020, 10:11 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By Bridie55

Re: DRIVING FROM MALAGA TO CALAIS

We drove back from Almuñécar last April. We struggled to find an emergency hotel in Spain but found one just outside Burgos. We crossed the border no problem with our forms and although we had booked...
Jul 25th 2020, 12:14 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 5,821
Posted By Bridie55

Re: The rose tinted glasses are off.

I moved to Folkestone over 13 years ago. It has it's scruffy areas like most towns along with a homeless and drug problem like many seaside towns. I agree the shopping centre is dire especially with...
Forum: Spain
May 6th 2020, 5:06 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Travel to Uk advice

Having experienced 3 cancelled ferries your best bet is to travel to Dieppe. Not sure if your son can get a ferry to collect you and Dfds don't do walk on. But if you can drive to there you can get...
Forum: Spain
Apr 29th 2020, 7:33 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,078
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Driving through Spain and France to Calais

Not sure the police let you roam much off the motorways. We had no probs with petrol or toilets but I have heard from my friend who is a French resident you only go on motorways. It cost us over 80€...
Forum: Spain
Apr 29th 2020, 2:47 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,078
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Driving through Spain and France to Calais

We got fed up of 3 cancelled crossings by Brittany Ferries. We drove back from Almuñecar on Fiday 17th April to Calais and got the 10.35pm Dfds ferry from Calais to Dover on Saturday evening. We were...
Feb 19th 2020, 2:38 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,205
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Anyone moved back to UK in their 70's?

Think the SE is milder and drier. Can be expensive but look at Folkestone and surrounding areas. Very up and coming good restaurants (but not too many shops which is a bit of a downside but near...
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 8th 2020, 2:33 pm
Replies: 291
Views: 36,141
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Book corner - What are you reading, and Why?

When in Spain as I am now I read the list from the Almunecar Womens Group. Just finished The Road Home by Rose Tremain. Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland, Home Fires by Kamila Shamsie and The...
Forum: Spain
Jan 28th 2020, 3:21 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,817
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Is Brexit causing an British exodus from Spain?

Obviously unless you are on zero hours contract. And it's nothing to do with being disabled it's low paid jobs ...you live in a world! that I dont see all this 'spare' money to pay into pensions and...
Forum: Spain
Jan 28th 2020, 2:48 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,817
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Is Brexit causing an British exodus from Spain?

NOT BOTHERED MORE PRUDENT! ...some work hard all their lives and don't earn enough to pay into private pensions and they are not living off prudents.
Forum: Spain
Nov 19th 2019, 12:43 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Renting: all the money up front?

We have always paid a deposit to hold the property then paid in full the day we arrive. Never seen a monthly rental for a short term holiday let advertised.
Forum: Spain
Oct 30th 2019, 9:47 am
Replies: 30
Views: 6,505
Posted By Bridie55

Re: escaping the british winter

Look at Almunecar lots of activities in a working Spanish town. Very nice weather with a good mix of expats from Europe. Rentals are available as many apartments are holiday homes for Spanish who...
Forum: Spain
Sep 13th 2019, 12:33 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 5,227
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Severe weather warning

It is very frightening. We took a detour from our usual route from Bilbao to Almunecar to see the sights of Cartagena. My god the motorway yesterday afternoon was terrible and last night in Cartagena...
Mar 1st 2019, 2:45 pm
Replies: 1,326
Views: 73,778
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Shamima Begum has UK citizenship revoked

She is a UK problem and UK should deal with it.
Forum: Spain
Jan 21st 2019, 5:38 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,081
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Dover to Torrevieja via Calais Drive

Brittany Ferry gets my vote especially with youngsters, plenty entertainment on the ferry and a pool if weather is fine. I've done the France to Spain and it us a long tiring and expensive journey...
Forum: Spain
Jan 11th 2019, 7:39 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,414
Posted By Bridie55

Re: International Driving Licences

The 1968 IDP is available from Feb and according to gov website is needed.
"1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic The 1968 Vienna Convention is a UN international treaty designed to facilitate...
Forum: Spain
Jan 10th 2019, 7:41 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,414
Posted By Bridie55

Re: International Driving Licences

From Feb 2019 RAC and AA can no longer issue them but thanks for your useful information!
Forum: Spain
Jan 7th 2019, 12:58 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 6,095
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Costa Tropical or Peñiscola?

Last September on our way down to Almunecar we did a tour visiting several places Oviedo, Compostella, Caceres, Cordoba (my favourite!) and Cadiz. We were really disappointed with Cadiz although it...
Forum: Spain
Jan 6th 2019, 7:33 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,414
Posted By Bridie55

International Driving Licences

We have recently got our 1949 IDP valid for Ireland Malta Spain and Cyprus as we will be travelling back to UK post B. We are travelling via Santander and will only be in Spain. But if we had chosen...
Forum: Spain
Jan 5th 2019, 4:48 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 6,095
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Costa Tropical or Peñiscola?

I go to their monthly coffee when we are in Almunecar not met any all men are rapists feminists...but I'm sure some will smile when I tell them next week.
Forum: Spain
May 17th 2018, 2:54 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,143
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Books

Winter in Madrid by C. J. Sansom. The setting is just after the Spanish Civil War in 1940. A spy thriller.
Forum: Spain
Mar 8th 2018, 7:12 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,515
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Brits Going Home

That's why most of Almunecar is full of Northern Europeans. Met a couple of Danes today they rent here in Almunecar for 9 months have done for years, they said they stay for winter but 9 months...
Forum: Spain
Mar 8th 2018, 2:33 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,515
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Brits Going Home

Well I think mainland Spain is still cheap. We shop, spend 100 euros and get meat cheese etc. Way too much booze to be healthy and its far cheaper than Sainsbury and Tesco (But there are other...
Forum: Spain
Mar 7th 2018, 5:03 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,515
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Brits Going Home

Well I know I'll be bitched at by the few But we have some new friends in Almunecar who have moved, no going back from America and they love it been here for 6 month's. They are so better off and...
Forum: Spain
Mar 3rd 2018, 3:56 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By Bridie55

Re: Escaping the rain

Think we will just mark this year's visit off, some you win - and they do/did need the rain here. Will be back in hopefully sunny Folkestone for Easter and fingers crossed a decent UK summer. Hubby...
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