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Forum: Spain
Feb 10th 2013, 9:30 am
Replies: 4
Views: 7,314
Posted By Big Mac

Re: Golf membership

Hi, my wife and I have been members at Alenda for 5 years now. In contrast to previous comment, prices have reduced significantly during that time. At the moment a family membership which is couple...
Forum: Spain
Mar 28th 2012, 6:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Big Mac

Re: Real Estate Agents

Hi, I would be happy to recommend Sharon from www.livespainforlife.com. After 2 years researching different areas in Spain and making appointments with various agents we bought in the Hondón Valley 5...
Forum: Spain
Mar 20th 2012, 9:30 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,470
Posted By Big Mac

Re: Hondón de las Nieves - Urban Plan

Hi, TLM, We have lived in the Hondón Valley, on the outskirts of Hondón de las Nieves, for 5 years and love the area and our house. The plans for proposed changes to roads and approval for more...
Forum: Spain
Jun 1st 2011, 7:34 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Big Mac

Theft of Electricity Cable (Copper)

I live in the Hondón area. I had an Iberdrola engineer out today re a power cut. This was caused by the theft of cable near to our home. This theft occurred overnight. I spoke with the engineer and...
Forum: Spain
Apr 10th 2011, 7:35 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By Big Mac

Re: Importing car

Good point! Thanks for that. Have found some good info I´ll pass on. Thanks again. Post closed!
Forum: Spain
Apr 10th 2011, 5:21 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By Big Mac

Importing car

Hi all. I´ve just received an e mail from a friend who is moving permanently from the UK to Spain next month. He has very recently bought a new car in Germany(cheaper apparently) which he plans to...
Forum: Spain
Mar 29th 2011, 5:53 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,876
Posted By Big Mac

Re: Where to move to in Spain

"Errrr and your purpose of posting ? Not related to the OP post at all. At least we are talking about events that have happened in Spain and are relevant if you have no or little spanish. "
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Forum: Spain
Mar 28th 2011, 6:58 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,876
Posted By Big Mac

Re: Where to move to in Spain

I genuinely do sympathize with the very tragic incidents posted but am at a loss as to how they can come under the heading `where to move to in Spain' Perhaps Spanish Job started this post to see how...
Forum: Spain
Mar 28th 2011, 2:37 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,876
Posted By Big Mac

Thumbs up Re: Where to move to in Spain

Personally I found Spanish Job´s direct approach refreshing. He could not be clearer. He does not want to learn Spanish. I live here all year and I do speak Spanish but the choice is his. I don´t...
Forum: Spain
Jan 20th 2011, 12:49 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Big Mac

Re: When divorcing, is there a legal % of pension that must be given to OH?

Hi, Emma Louise. First things first, I´m no expert so this is only an opinion. If, for example, the lump sum and pension was payable after 30 years service with the employer, and you had been...
Forum: Spain
Aug 11th 2010, 5:39 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Big Mac

Re: Hondon de las Nieves and the prices for water/Riegos

Hi, Charoit
I also stay in Hondón and pay via Cam Bank. My last two bills were much higher than normal. I took my passbook to the water dept to highlight the discrepancy. As you will have noticed...
Forum: Spain
Aug 10th 2010, 6:38 am
Replies: 71
Views: 5,717
Posted By Big Mac

Smile Re: Making the Move at Last

Hi Richard & Jackie.
Let me be one of the first to wish you well with your move to Spain. My wife and I spent almost 3 years looking in various parts of Spain, including Alicante, Murcia and...
Forum: Spain
Oct 21st 2009, 12:42 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By Big Mac

Thumbs up Re: Changing to Yoigo maybe?

Hi, We changed to Yoigo from vodafone several months ago and are delighted with the service. Much cheaper and a far better signal.
Forum: Spain
Sep 21st 2009, 9:06 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 8,897
Posted By Big Mac

Re: hondon de las nieves

Hi, griz616. The name of the village has no connection to the climate but dates back many centuries to the appearance of the 'Virgen de las Nieves'.
Yes it can be cool in the winter and you will...
Forum: Spain
Feb 17th 2009, 6:29 pm
Replies: 481
Views: 44,615
Posted By Big Mac

Re: GB pound weakening

Whilst FX 'Experts' are often wrong this article gives a little hope for a continued rally for the pound against the euro.:)

Over the past few weeks we have begun to see acceleration within the...
Forum: Spain
Feb 11th 2009, 12:53 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By Big Mac

Re: Hondon/ Macisvenda - Legal or not?

Hi, Janett - One rule of thumb is not to use the solicitor recommended by the estate agent (unless you have a personal recommendation from friends). We live in the Hondon area and absolutely love it...
Forum: Spain
Feb 10th 2009, 3:34 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Big Mac

Yoigo Mobiles- Hondon area

Hi, We live in the Hondon/La Solana area and currently have our mobile phone contracts with Vodafone. They are due for renewal and we are considering changing to Yoigo. Our coverage with Vodafone has...
Forum: Spain
Aug 21st 2008, 9:38 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 15,568
Posted By Big Mac

Smile Re: Rude people and con artists in Valencia (Spain)

How many computers/mobiles/CD's etc did you have to buy before learning that you were being ripped off? If there were so many defects why part with your cash?
Con artists -I got ripped off once...
Forum: Spain
Jul 15th 2008, 9:28 am
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By Big Mac

Pool Table

Hi, I am looking for a 6', slate bed, UK style pool table for home use. There are various web sites of companies operating in Spain, (I live in Hondon), and the majority request cash on delivery....
Forum: Spain
Apr 19th 2008, 9:34 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,977
Posted By Big Mac

Re: tell me some good things about hondon

Bokeh. Let's remind ourselves of the original thread 'Tell me something good about Hondon.' You are a self opinionated, irksome individual. If your life is so sad that you have to leave your alleged...
Forum: Spain
Apr 19th 2008, 3:52 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,977
Posted By Big Mac

Re: tell me some good things about hondon

Bokeh. By your own admission you've not visited Hondon for 5 years yet you are an authority on driving here on a Friday or Saturday night. I have no problems driving here at any time whatever the day...
Forum: Spain
Apr 19th 2008, 6:43 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,977
Posted By Big Mac

Smile Re: tell me some good things about hondon

Hi, Bokeh
L'aljub is by the main Elx roundabout. Their web site is cclaljub.com. It is close to Carrefour and there is a new El Corte Ingles/Hipercor within 2 mins.
Couldn't agree more with...
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2008, 9:00 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,977
Posted By Big Mac

Smile Re: tell me some good things about hondon

Hi, Bokeh
Guess we're just going to have to agree to differ on this one - nothing to achieve in arguing or suggesting I drive too fast. I make fairly regular trips to the airport and I stick to my...
Forum: Spain
Apr 17th 2008, 9:20 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,977
Posted By Big Mac

Smile Re: tell me some good things about hondon

My wife and I spent over 2 years making frequent trips to view properties in various parts of Spain (NOT with agents), whilst also learning the language,before buying on the outskirts of Hondon de...
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