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Forum: Spain
Jun 20th 2022, 6:55 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By bob_day

Re: Where to buy real terracotta tiles in Costa Del Sol?

Pretty much any builders supply yard sells them. 'Fraid I can't remember the price we last paid per sqm. Relatively cheap tho'
Forum: Spain
Oct 28th 2021, 4:57 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By bob_day

Re: Covid tests from chemist

Couple of weeks ago we paid 9.95e for each test in our local farmacia.

They give them away for free in the UK, boxes of 7. We brought 4 boxes back with us earlier this month.
Forum: Spain
Aug 2nd 2021, 3:19 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By bob_day

Re: letter of invitation for visiting family

Info here https://www.immigrationspain.es/en/invitation-letter-spain/

Only 74euros... Appointment at the police station yada yada yada..
Forum: Spain
Aug 2nd 2021, 2:29 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By bob_day

Re: letter of invitation for visiting family

Thought i read somwhere that is an official invitation form that has to be filed with Guardia and cost 80euros or somesuch. Of course i may have imagined it.
Forum: Spain
Jun 9th 2021, 1:45 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,441
Posted By bob_day

Re: Amazon Spain - any good?

Generally amazon.es is pretty good delivery wise and i use it a lot. However the range of product is way smaller than amazon.co.uk. Can also be a lot more expensive for the same item.

Check the...
Forum: Spain
May 13th 2021, 4:47 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By bob_day

Re: Elon Musk arriving....Starlink Network

We had satellite internet connection in the uk some 10 years ago. Biggest problem was latency due to the huge distance the signal had to travel. This was minimised by them caching a lot of pages when...
Forum: Spain
Apr 21st 2021, 2:13 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By bob_day

Re: car insurers

I had a good quote from Sabadell, with the bonus that it would nullify any bank chrges on my account. My previous insures LineaDirecta subsequently dropped their pants on the premium reducing the...
Forum: Spain
Apr 10th 2021, 8:02 am
Replies: 23
Views: 6,913
Posted By bob_day

Re: Iptv recommendations

Also been using tvmucho for a couple of years. Whilst their streams are pretty stable i find that their app is crap. The programs shown on the 'television' tab, supposedly 'on now' is always several...
Forum: Spain
Apr 3rd 2021, 6:43 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,644
Posted By bob_day

Re: UK to Spain customs clearance documents

Hmmnn, absolutely no idea what that comment means or is a reference too.

Back on topic then chaps....
Forum: Spain
Apr 3rd 2021, 3:45 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,644
Posted By bob_day

Re: UK to Spain customs clearance documents

Actually we choose to live in Spain, which happens to be member of the EU...

No contradiction there....

Given the vaccine debarcle in the EU can you imagine an EU army. My turn to fire the...
Forum: Spain
Apr 3rd 2021, 2:29 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,644
Posted By bob_day

Re: UK to Spain customs clearance documents

I know the EU has federal ambitions way above their station but as yet there is no such thing as an EU passport. Call me pedantic but you may have a passport from a country that is still an EU...
Forum: Spain
Apr 2nd 2021, 4:57 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By bob_day

Re: Travel UK-Spain to sell property

Even if you do get in you have 90 days max before you have to leave.. Thems the rules.
Forum: Spain
Apr 1st 2021, 11:19 am
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By bob_day

Re: Google GO - a great new app for people who dont understand.

So does Google Lens.

Looks like they've bundled a bunch of apps under the Go umbrella.
Forum: Spain
Mar 15th 2021, 9:05 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,274
Posted By bob_day

Re: Cost of medicine in Spain - ridiculous!!!

Reckon it's gonna be a while before we get back to th uk.. Haven't seen our kids since xmas before last.

Luckily we are healthy and don't need much in the way of medecine. Must admit i haven't...
Forum: Spain
Mar 15th 2021, 6:03 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,274
Posted By bob_day

Re: Cost of medicine in Spain - ridiculous!!!

You won't think that after youve bought 'over the counter' medicine. Strepsils for example, have to get them from the farmacia and they cost 8e a packet. Ibuprofen gel, funnily enough also 8e for a...
Forum: Spain
Mar 14th 2021, 3:43 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 4,187
Posted By bob_day

Re: Lidl Bacon AWOL!

Spotted some reasonable back bacon in our local Mercadonna. Appears that lambs liver has recently become regularly available too. Match made in heaven..
Forum: Spain
Mar 13th 2021, 5:59 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By bob_day

Re: Sending parcels from UK

Gave up with pg tips long ago. Used them for many years but the bags got weaker and weaker to the point where we had to use two bags per cup to get a decent cup of rosy.
Forum: Spain
Mar 12th 2021, 3:07 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By bob_day

Re: Sending parcels from UK

Getting desperate tea bag wise then. Think I'd be getting a bit jittery aswell.
The crazy thing is you can buy a bag of 1040 teabags from both amazon uk and es sites. But:-

Amazon es 59.99e plus...
Forum: Spain
Mar 12th 2021, 1:11 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By bob_day

Re: Sending parcels from UK

Certainly a reasonable assumption, but i don't know exactly which service amazon would use. So i couldn't say for sure whether it wss a faster service, more expensive company etc. I'd rather pay...
Forum: Spain
Mar 12th 2021, 10:35 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By bob_day

Re: Sending parcels from UK

Increase, not necessarily. The items are still way way cheaper than buying in spain. This one didn't involve my daughter, ordered from amazon uk and shipped straight here.

However you can't...
Forum: Spain
Mar 12th 2021, 7:22 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By bob_day

Re: Sending parcels from UK

Not really as i was previously (pre brexit) paying over £16 to get a similar package sent by Parcelforce from my daughter.
Forum: Spain
Mar 11th 2021, 1:34 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By bob_day

Re: Sending parcels from UK

27th Feb I ordered some items from amazon UK. £75 for the items and £25 shipping. They arrived yesterday. No customs hassle or vat/duty to be paid. Pretty much the same as pre-brexit. Lucky i guess..
Forum: Spain
Mar 8th 2021, 12:19 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By bob_day

Re: Sending parcels from UK

Try using parcel2go.com. Input package size and weight they will then give you a whole host of companies and prices for you to choose from. Seem to quote for all the major couriers and different...
Forum: Spain
Mar 7th 2021, 1:38 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 4,187
Posted By bob_day

Re: Lidl Bacon AWOL!

Been missing for some months in our nearest branches. They had decent rollmops, also gone. Typical lidls...
Forum: Spain
Aug 31st 2020, 5:16 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By bob_day

Re: Radar COVID - tracking app

I normally have bt enabled on my phone, so it wasn't that causing the error. I'm not a big phone user so even with bt on it easily lasts me through the day.
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