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Forum: Spain
May 13th 2022, 3:35 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 1,757
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: UK expat living in Germany how many days can I stay in Spain

I stand corrected. Forgotten about the requirement to register at accommodation despite us driving in and out of Portugal this week. Most places only asked for one id card not one for each of the...
Forum: Spain
May 13th 2022, 12:19 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 1,757
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: UK expat living in Germany how many days can I stay in Spain

I agree with the technical side but as both countries and intermediate countries are in Schengen with no border controls how would they know if you drove as so many folk do? It would be different if...
Forum: Spain
Apr 22nd 2022, 7:45 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 3,304
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: Cost of Living

I have seen the size of the product here go down and the price stay the same. Smoke and mirrors like Poundland in the UK.

my favourite wine has gone up today 3.69 to 4.29. No doubt transport costs...
Forum: Spain
Apr 20th 2022, 6:51 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: Benidorm

In the seventies, I worked with an elderly woman whose family used to holiday on the Costa del Sol after the first world war. The family were butchers in Leicester’s Frog Island.

they flew to...
Forum: Spain
Apr 17th 2022, 9:59 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: 5G internet

Cheeky beggar. This thread reminds me of the forum question. How many people does it take to change a light bulb?

anyway, apart from these guys, does anyone have any info on the rollout please?
Forum: Spain
Apr 17th 2022, 7:57 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: 5G internet

I did say I was sceptical about “ just being transfered onto the new service”. I did say we are on a 4g router. ( just for your info, this is how movistar provide fusion to rural customers in the...
Forum: Spain
Apr 17th 2022, 2:19 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By olivefarmer

5G internet

Anyone know how the rollout is going?

our Movistar shop says we will be automatically moved onto it at no extra charge from our 4G router. I am sceptical and at the very least I think you must...
Forum: Spain
Apr 17th 2022, 2:14 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: BBC iPlayer on Firestick

Works well for us BUT a word of caution . If you have internet via a 4G router ( sim) then the Ip changes regularly and you have to apply the VPN each time.
Forum: Spain
Feb 10th 2022, 9:16 am
Replies: 110
Views: 6,871
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: A General Moan - Things that irk you about Spain!

Frying pan. A company called Bra make an excellent range. We have one with a detachable hamdle. Allows you to start on the hob and finish off in the oven.
Forum: Spain
Feb 9th 2022, 8:13 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 6,871
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: A General Moan - Things that irk you about Spain!

Doctors waiting rooms.

UK casual nod to an aquaintance on entering. Then silence

Spain. Animated loud conversations and direct qustion “ what are you here for.” Swap illness stories even down...
Forum: Spain
Jan 28th 2022, 5:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: Modelo 720 Under Attack from EU Justice

Apparently the Tax Agency say only 60,000 submit this return? Wonder if that is Malaga Province!

230 million in fines to be returned.
Forum: Spain
Jan 4th 2022, 12:08 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,080
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: Currency

The Euro still has to survive Greece and Italy. It all went quiet during Covid but has not gone away. I believe the ECB is pumping money. It will be interesting to see what happens when the Spanish...
Forum: Spain
Oct 23rd 2021, 6:56 am
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: PLF and QR code

Do you have to fill PLF in when driving from the UK via France to Spain?
Forum: Spain
Oct 13th 2021, 7:52 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By olivefarmer

Rules for driving back to Spain from UK

Have done this times but not post Covid vaccinations.

We have our EU vaccination certificates and passports with plenty of time before expiry. Residency certificates ( old ones not the new TIEs). ...
Forum: Spain
Oct 2nd 2021, 3:13 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,420
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: New traffic law approved in Spain

In our local town maybe 3 in twenty drivers are texting or calling from handheld phones. I have even seen someone driving operating a laptop. None seatbelt wearing is at a similar level. A Spanish...
Forum: Spain
Sep 25th 2021, 2:09 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,347
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: Road travel to UK

Just done the crossing by car.

i hate the roads up there. All on top of each other. Even with sat nav not easy to get around locally. Long distance is easier.

getting to the port is easy...
Forum: Spain
Sep 22nd 2021, 2:23 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,614
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: Aukus

Well that was a predictable deflecting response. My comment about asylum seekers was somewhat tongue in cheek but none the less true. They dont leave their war torn country and travel direct to the...
Forum: Spain
Sep 22nd 2021, 1:44 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,614
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: Aukus

Perhaps a discussion about EU members stepping up to the plate regarding defence might be appropriate as you arent interested in any contribution the UK may or may not make.

the EU member states...
Forum: Spain
Aug 19th 2021, 4:52 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: EU pension system. Multiple country contributions.

For the eu pension you apply in the country you last worked. You said that was the uk.

Have you rung them and talked it through with the UK dept. They are very helpful but as I advised earlier...
Forum: Spain
Aug 6th 2021, 5:07 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: EU pension system. Multiple country contributions.

You get your UK state pension assuming you have sufficient years in uk to qualify.

also you apply for your “EU pension” in the last country you worked. The UK as you say. They then contact Spain...
Forum: Spain
Jun 17th 2021, 7:30 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,975
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: How is this possible? What can I do?

What a horrible story. I wonder if the 300 euro fine includes any further fines for late payment?
Forum: Spain
May 14th 2021, 4:23 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: Purchase of finca with ruin

Where does the water being pumped come from?


if it is from a bore hole that hasn’t got permission, the electricity companies covering our area( Andalucia) used to decline electricity as a...
Forum: Spain
May 13th 2021, 7:38 am
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: Elon Musk arriving....Starlink Network

Just done an ookla speed test. 13.6 down, ( so mine is 20 nominal and not 10) up only 0.2 which can be an issue on Video calls. It is supposed to be 0.7 max.

one thing I have discerned is the...
Forum: Spain
May 13th 2021, 6:56 am
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By olivefarmer

Re: Elon Musk arriving....Starlink Network

Hmm. Not very affordable at 560 euros inc shipping for the kit and 99 euros a month according to the article.

on the plus side it is fast and presumably unlimited - plusses for content heavy home...
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