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Forum: Spain
Mar 21st 2020, 8:34 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By rachelk

Re: Netflix problem

I had a password change email this week. I was suspicious but the full header suggested it really did come from netflx.
I did change my password, not via the email link but going to the site as...
Forum: Spain
Mar 20th 2020, 1:29 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By rachelk

Re: Mortgage holiday payments banco sabadell ?

Yes but you need to apply for iit and you need to demonstrate that your income has fallen owing to CV.

This is a helpful arricle if your spanish is up to it....
Forum: Spain
Mar 6th 2020, 3:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By rachelk

Re: Gluten free flour

Hi
Is there some specific ingredient it must have or must not have (other than gluten of course)?

I ask because the ingredients of that ASDA one, and also the one Morrisons advertise, seem very...
Forum: Spain
Mar 5th 2020, 5:24 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By rachelk

Re: Gluten free flour

This https://www.carrefour.es/supermercado/harina-para-multiples-usos-gallo-sin-gluten-500-g-gallo/R-787576011/p on carrefour's website seems to have a very similar ingredients list to the morrisons...
Forum: Spain
Mar 1st 2020, 3:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By rachelk

Re: Article on euroweeklynews.com

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/01/spain-in-last-minute-bid-to-halt-the-exodus-of-british-ex-pats-to-portugal/

It reads as though the writer has a real downer on Spain.
Forum: Spain
Jan 5th 2020, 7:50 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,956
Posted By rachelk

Re: shocking statistics

When I first moved to Spain, to be a 'mileurista' (to earn 1000€ per month) was something to be pitied. Now for many it's something to aspire to. The boom in tourism and airbnb is reducing the supply...
Forum: Spain
Nov 6th 2019, 4:48 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By rachelk

Re: Santiago Abascal steals the show in political debate

Santi Abascal today. I'm not a fan
https://twitter.com/Santi_ABASCAL/status/1192122400676208641?s=20


...
Forum: Spain
Sep 17th 2019, 5:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
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: 5
Views: 1,346
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: 5,205
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: 30
Views: 5,885
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: 1,399
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: 2,730
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: 481
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: 578
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: 612
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: 3,781
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: 462
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: 1,337
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: 1,531
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: 673
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: 1,001
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: 944
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: 1,989
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: 526
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...
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