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Forum: Portugal
Dec 1st 2020, 5:56 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By A & M

Re: UK Withdrawal Transition Letter from Embassy

We both have S1 forms, but only one of us is in receipt of a UK state pension. The pensioner in the family got the British Embassy standard letter, but the not-yet pensioner didn't (at least, not...
Nov 18th 2020, 3:14 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,780
Posted By A & M

Re: Border with Portugal.

Does anyone have any recent experience of crossing the border from Spain into Portugal over the Guadiana bridge? We heard a rumour the other day that the GNR were turning back people who were trying...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 13th 2020, 11:04 am
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By A & M

Re: getting my wine collection to Portugal

Your children might not enjoy being shrink wrapped in thermal lining and strapped to a pallet during the journey!
Forum: Portugal
Nov 13th 2020, 10:36 am
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By A & M

Re: getting my wine collection to Portugal

Connoisseur are not cheap - we paid £360 plus VAT in freight charges for 120 bottles and £30 plus VAT for thermal lining - but we can certainly recommend them. The bottles were shipped in their...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 12th 2020, 2:42 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By A & M

Re: getting my wine collection to Portugal

We used Connoisseur, who specialise in transporting wine. Very competent and efficient.
Forum: Spain
Jul 29th 2020, 10:42 am
Replies: 56
Views: 2,428
Posted By A & M

Re: 14 day quarantine on return from Spain

We've just done the route ourselves (in reverse, Santander to Portsmouth), on the Pont Aven. Brittany Ferries have worked very hard to minimise the level of contact you have with other people while...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 28th 2019, 9:30 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,136
Posted By A & M

Re: A25 border checks with Spain

Geni B is quite right. The border post on the Portuguese side of the Guadiana crossing has Easitoll machines for owners of foreign-registered cars to use. You put your debit card in the machine, a...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 21st 2019, 12:59 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,899
Posted By A & M

Re: Only short-term residence card?

We have just obtained our residence certificates, so we can provide "hot off the press" info about what to do if you need to register your residence at the Olhao camara:

1. First of all, we had to...
Forum: Portugal
Feb 18th 2019, 6:56 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,899
Posted By A & M

Re: Only short-term residence card?

Does anyone have any experience of what documents the Camara in Olhao ask for?
Feb 1st 2019, 5:29 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 12,780
Posted By A & M

Re: IDP post hard Brexit?

Yes, you will be able to drive in the UK with a Spanish licence, even after a no deal Brexit. This is what the UK Government official guidance note says on the topic:
"From 29 March 2019, in the...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 14th 2019, 7:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By A & M

Re: Registration

This is the UK Government's guidance note on "Living in Portugal", updated today: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-portugal?. Note in particular the bits about residence (including the link to...
May 21st 2016, 5:21 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,074
Posted By A & M

Re: FREE PARKING IN AYAMONTE

The unofficial "parking attendants" seem to be a bigger problem than ever. Perhaps the Mayor should do something about them as the abolition of the parking charges will presumably do nothing to...
Forum: Spain
Nov 20th 2015, 9:49 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,807
Posted By A & M

Re: Olives

No! Eastern Algarve.
Forum: Spain
Nov 19th 2015, 10:48 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,807
Posted By A & M

Re: Olives

We follow the methods recommended in this incredibly thorough paper from the University of California (we found it just by Googling "preserving olives"). http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8267.pdf....
Forum: Portugal
Dec 3rd 2014, 2:46 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,298
Posted By A & M

Re: Porto

The tourist buses ("red" and "yellow" routes) give you a reasonably good introduction to Porto. You can hop on and off them as much as you like. Your ticket lasts 24 hours (I think) from the moment...
Nov 9th 2014, 12:31 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,660
Posted By A & M

Re: Boules / Petanque on CE - just started

We like boules/petanque as well, we will have to bring our set out with us sometime (though probably not when we are flying out hand luggage only!)
Oct 27th 2014, 10:24 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,784
Posted By A & M

Re: MAHJONG ANYONE?

Hello Kath, Carol and Val
It was great to see you at the Mah Jong session yesterday - glad you were all able to turn up. We hope that it wasn't all too bizarre and confusing! We found it a challenge...
Oct 7th 2014, 11:37 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,784
Posted By A & M

Re: MAHJONG ANYONE?

We play Mah Jong a lot at home with friends, it's great fun. We would certainly be interested.
Apr 11th 2014, 9:49 am
Replies: 1,598
Views: 393,551
Posted By A & M

Re: Restaurants

We can definitely endorse Jon's recommendation. Consistently good, and always full of Portuguese diners (a good sign). Monkfish kebabs are particularly good. They usually seem to put obvious...
Forum: Portugal
Mar 4th 2014, 1:37 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,555
Posted By A & M

Re: New tax rules for Furnished Holiday Lets

It was the East Algarve magazine, can't remember which issue but some time in the last 6 - 8 months or so.
Forum: Portugal
Mar 3rd 2014, 10:54 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,555
Posted By A & M

Re: New tax rules for Furnished Holiday Lets

This is exactly what we have done, on the advice of our excellent accountant. The simplified taxation regime assumes that your taxable profits are only 20% of your turnover. If your personal tax rate...
Forum: Spain
Feb 11th 2014, 10:18 am
Replies: 1,511
Views: 163,923
Posted By A & M

Re: advice please re UK tv in Spain

Is satellite broadband a potential solution? A member of our family who is more IT-competent than we are (not difficult) has recommended that we consider something like Tooway. Would the download...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 30th 2013, 12:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,737
Posted By A & M

Re: Alentejo

Beja is definitely worth a look, in our view. Hilltop town with fantastic views from the castle, a nice square at the top of the town (site of the old Roman forum). Even if you're not planning to do...
Mar 14th 2013, 2:50 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,192
Posted By A & M

Re: Golfers: Golfing help please

Yes, we were puzzled too by the description of Cima as offering "millionaire golf". Normally that means to us quick play and not many other people on the course - maybe Bill means something else by...
Forum: Spain
Feb 14th 2013, 5:19 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 8,098
Posted By A & M

Re: Driving to Sierra Nevada

Many thanks for all the advice, very helpful. I think we'll take the bus!
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