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Forum: Spain
Oct 30th 2008, 11:01 am
Replies: 58
Views: 2,209
Posted By twyntub

Re: GOOD GOD!!!!

I still preferred the upside down thread! :)
Forum: Spain
Oct 28th 2008, 6:34 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 2,209
Posted By twyntub

Re: GOOD GOD!!!!

:unsure:
Forum: Spain
Oct 28th 2008, 8:49 am
Replies: 102
Views: 8,444
Posted By twyntub

Re: Pay as you go phones being cut off 1st Oct

Do a scan for available networks (probably under phone settings / networks). If it doesn't come up with Movistar, but it comes up with other networks, then the network is probably down.
Forum: Spain
Oct 28th 2008, 8:42 am
Replies: 102
Views: 8,444
Posted By twyntub

Re: Pay as you go phones being cut off 1st Oct

Turn it off. Turn it back on.
Forum: Spain
Oct 28th 2008, 8:32 am
Replies: 102
Views: 8,444
Posted By twyntub

Re: Pay as you go phones being cut off 1st Oct

Reboot the phone. I have been getting SIM registration failed almost every day for the last 12 months... reboot always fixes it... :)
Forum: Spain
Oct 25th 2008, 3:56 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,075
Posted By twyntub

Re: The Recession ... Its real .. apparantly

An therein lies the problem. It takes two to tango - and if people didn't buy them, they wouldn't keep building them! It was (to corrupt a well known quote) people rushing to pile money they didn't...
Forum: Spain
Oct 24th 2008, 8:45 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,075
Posted By twyntub

Re: The Recession ... Its real .. apparantly

Okay, it's sensationalised by the press - for example if you check out the BBC news Web site you'll notice that they've even given the economic situation a name and a nice new logo. This time around...
Forum: Spain
Oct 24th 2008, 10:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By twyntub

Smell this: a simple cure for high blood pressure?

Amongst the doom and gloom of the BBC Web site (hey, they've even created a new logo for the economic downturn!!!), I found this exciting pieces of news.

All I can reveal is that my blood pressure...
Forum: Spain
Oct 24th 2008, 9:18 am
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By twyntub

Re: english press - journalism or translation?

I often feel the need to rush to the newsagents to get the latest copy. Have you seen the price of cat litter in Carrefour these days?!



The difference between the English press and the...
Forum: Spain
Oct 23rd 2008, 9:38 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By twyntub

Re: Parking - Spanish Style

Visit the football stadium in Murcia when there is a match on. They DO park on the actual roundabouts as well as around the island and on the kerbside. :eek:

Still, the Spanish approach to 'car...
Forum: Spain
Oct 22nd 2008, 8:23 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By twyntub

Re: Parking - Spanish Style

Ikea in Murcia last year. Car number one in parking space. Driver of car number two decides to park next to car number one, only turns about half a car width too soon.

Result? Rear corner of...
Forum: Spain
Oct 13th 2008, 3:21 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By twyntub

Re: UK savings warning

At the end of the day nothing's ever 100% safe.

If you look closely at the small print on any UK banknote - you'll soon realise it's nothing more than an IOU... That £20 note is just a piece of...
Forum: Spain
Oct 7th 2008, 8:21 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 9,924
Posted By twyntub

Re: Sol Bank - Is my money safe??

The Government print the money... so they just print more :D Just don't mention the small matter of inflation ;)
Forum: Spain
Oct 7th 2008, 5:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,189
Posted By twyntub

Re: Buying finca/cortijo in Andalucia - currently living/working Barcelona

Can be lots of issues - for example no title deeds, doubt as to who actually owns the property and issues with land / access rights, planning issues, etc. It may not be legal to use the building as...
Forum: Spain
Oct 7th 2008, 5:04 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 9,924
Posted By twyntub

Re: Sol Bank - Is my money safe??

This just in from the BBC Web site ticker:

1644: Spain increases guarantee for customers' bank savings accounts from 20,000 euros to 100,000 euros.
Forum: Spain
Oct 7th 2008, 6:45 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By twyntub

Re: Questions about learning Spanish

Watch two Spaniards talking 100 yards away on a street corner, and you'll soon realise that 90% of communication is through body language anyway. Us Brits tend to be relatively motionless and...
Forum: Spain
Oct 6th 2008, 7:55 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,176
Posted By twyntub

Re: Liquids through customs.

For a while at the back end of last year, Stansted was hopeless. They'd make you virtually strip off, but no-one would ever be checking the monitors - too busy chatting or passing around the Quality...
Forum: Spain
Oct 5th 2008, 10:54 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By twyntub

Re: Buy to let now broke

I think the plural of mailshot is mailshat! :rofl: :)
Forum: Spain
Oct 5th 2008, 5:42 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By twyntub

Re: Buy to let now broke

Inside track their sister company has been in the press for a while now. I've been on the receiving end of their 'personal invitations' for years, but the offer of paying someone to tell me how to...
Forum: Spain
Oct 2nd 2008, 6:21 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,435
Posted By twyntub

Re: Spain gets ready for the crunch as pounds slides

Mmm... Mutual societies bad. Shareholders good...

Don't share the burden of mortgages amongst likeminded savers and homebuyers... Take this nice £2,000 bribe and hand over your building society...
Forum: Spain
Oct 2nd 2008, 6:14 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,397
Posted By twyntub

Re: Is your ryanair flight cancelled

Absolutely incredible!

If that's the case, I'm going to set up a Web site called HelpForBritishExpats.com where I charge a small commission to access help and advice from a "panel of experienced...
Forum: Spain
Oct 1st 2008, 6:23 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,435
Posted By twyntub

Re: Spain gets ready for the crunch as pounds slides

There are plenty of examples of mortgages >= 100% LTV. It entirely depends on your definition of V!
Forum: Spain
Sep 30th 2008, 6:18 am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,742
Posted By twyntub

Re: negative equity/repossession

Technically, it was always our money in the first place - at least for those of us with deposits in a bank or any number of other investments including pension funds. So it's not just future...
Forum: Spain
Sep 29th 2008, 10:29 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,435
Posted By twyntub

Re: Spain gets ready for the crunch as pounds slides

I'm sure the stockmarkets will take the news very well... :blink:

Anyone happen to have $700bn lying around?
Forum: Spain
Sep 29th 2008, 8:10 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,435
Posted By twyntub

Re: Spain gets ready for the crunch as pounds slides

Spanish banks didn't fund their mortgage transactions in the same way as US banks - and certainly not from bank deposits. 'In theory' banks didn't ever loan more than 80% of the value of properties,...
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