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Forum: Spain
Apr 4th 2011, 1:32 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Mataroni

Re: Guardian articles on Spain this week

It was €2500 but they don't give it out now. That 'plan' only lasted for 2 years. Personally, I think it was a good idea. As for young people 'placing' their parents in a residential home, it is...
Forum: Spain
Apr 4th 2011, 1:27 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,252
Posted By Mataroni

Re: driving from liverpool (uk) to santa susanna

I agree the via michelin is accurate and offers you different possiblities to go. Price, time, motorways....
Forum: Spain
Apr 4th 2011, 1:22 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,827
Posted By Mataroni

Re: Spanish Chocolate Vs British Chocolate

And a good price tag too!:thumbup:
Forum: Spain
Mar 31st 2011, 3:34 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,827
Posted By Mataroni

Re: Spanish Chocolate Vs British Chocolate

I have to say i do love white chocolate.

But, i have found the best chocolate is the German and Swiss stuff they sell in 'Schlecker'.
Forum: Spain
Mar 30th 2011, 6:32 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,827
Posted By Mataroni

Spanish Chocolate Vs British Chocolate

Spain has some wonderful food and wine but why can't they get chocolate making right?

Even British chocolate sold here doesn't taste right!:confused:
Forum: Spain
Mar 30th 2011, 1:51 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 12,068
Posted By Mataroni

Re: removing glue and stickers

You can buy them in plastic holders from anywhere, very cheap, got on the other day to clean the oven. They work very well:thumbsup:
Forum: Spain
Mar 30th 2011, 1:50 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 12,068
Posted By Mataroni

Re: removing glue and stickers

What about using alcohol or 'aguarrás' (turps)?
Forum: Spain
Mar 30th 2011, 1:43 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,232
Posted By Mataroni

Re: Marks and Spencer

They had one in Barcelona but it closed a few years back, lack of business.
Forum: Spain
Mar 29th 2011, 7:22 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 11,079
Posted By Mataroni

Re: Dual British/Spanish nationality?

Why didn't you get him a Spanish one in the first place if he was born here?
I'm British and my hisband is Spanish and we automatically got my daughter a Spanish passport. Personally I can see no...
Forum: Spain
Mar 29th 2011, 7:13 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 9,576
Posted By Mataroni

Forum: Spain
Mar 29th 2011, 7:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Mataroni

Gas and electricity with Gas Natural

Has anyone got their gas and electricity with Gas Natural?

At the moment we have both with Endesa but are thinking about changing as the bills are very high.

We got some publicity through from...
Forum: Spain
Mar 29th 2011, 6:55 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 7,507
Posted By Mataroni

Re: My thoughts on moving back to the UK

Not just the retired people though. My partner and I both work but still go out at the weekend for walk and it's amazing how packed the sea front is with people strolling along, even on a bad day....
Forum: Spain
Mar 29th 2011, 6:47 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 7,507
Posted By Mataroni

Re: My thoughts on moving back to the UK

I think it all depends on the individual. What sort of person you are.

I've lived in both cites and villages in Both England and Scotland before moving out to Catalunya. I've never had and...
Forum: Spain
Mar 29th 2011, 8:22 am
Replies: 111
Views: 7,507
Posted By Mataroni

Re: My thoughts on moving back to the UK

So true. There are many things that we'd all like to change about not only Spain but the UK too. Come to think of it, is anywhere perfect to live?
Forum: Spain
Mar 28th 2011, 4:00 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 8,056
Posted By Mataroni

Re: Residencia renewal nightmare

I had to renew mine last week as am getting my driving licence and the DGT wouldn't accept an out of date NIE, even only a week out of date a s mine was.

Am so suprised to hear how long it took...
Forum: Spain
Mar 28th 2011, 3:49 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 9,576
Posted By Mataroni

Re: Feeling fed up and lonely

This may sound a bit silly, but why not get a bike? If you don't live somewhere too hilly it's a good idea and keeps you in shape too. Also the driving lessons are a good idea, if your Spanish isn't...
Forum: Spain
Mar 28th 2011, 1:40 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,336
Posted By Mataroni

Re: negative remarks

When I first came over, my thoughts were, 'give it a try, if it doesn't work out you can always go back'.

As people said before there are positives and negatives about where ever you live.

I...
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2011, 9:30 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,336
Posted By Mataroni

Re: negative remarks

I DO see the hard luck stories here in Spain too. I made a comparision of having a 'neverending' supply of benefits in UK, whereas here you have a time limit. Also here people have different work...
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2011, 9:11 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,336
Posted By Mataroni

Re: negative remarks

I've lived in Spain for 11 years and see that things are very different here. If you don't work you're not entitled to any unempolyment benefits should you lose your job. Great because you don't end...
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2011, 8:59 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 7,507
Posted By Mataroni

Re: My thoughts on moving back to the UK

I'm still living here in Spain and to be honest everytime I come back from Britain I think 'Thank god I don't live there any more!', but on the other hand there are always things I'll miss.

I...
Forum: Spain
Mar 27th 2011, 8:52 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Mataroni

Getting a passport for my daughter

She's got a Spanish one as her dad is from here. Would it be worth getting her a British one? If so, what's the process and cost? - Thanks
Forum: Spain
Mar 18th 2011, 9:01 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 8,639
Posted By Mataroni

Re: Renewing uk 10 year passport in spain via madrid?

I renewed mine a while back. I went to the British consulate in Barcelona, i believe they have one in Valencia, and did it through them. It took a couple of weeks as it has to go through various...
Forum: Spain
Mar 15th 2011, 7:56 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 5,591
Posted By Mataroni

Re: Settling English kids into Spanish school

As a teacher, your kids will have no problem with going to a Spanish state school. I've seen it many times, at first maybe they'll be a bit lost, but it's amazing how quickly kids pick things up,...
Forum: Spain
Mar 15th 2011, 7:50 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,300
Posted By Mataroni

Re: Healthcare entitlement for child born in Spain

When your children were born here in Spain you should have got a piece of paper (one of many) from the hospital registring the birth. With this then you can go to the administration office or town...
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