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Forum: Spain
Jan 30th 2015, 12:53 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By HBG

Re: Interpreter in Alicante

The best way to find an interpreter in your local area is

1. Recommendation from friends and neighbours.

2. local expat charities like HELP and local newspapers

3. Your local foreigners...
Forum: Spain
Jan 28th 2015, 6:08 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 4,276
Posted By HBG

Re: Apple

Whenever I use my Spanish mobile, pay as go, which cost me a tenner and does the job, any Spanish people sitting near me nudge each other and start giggling before returning to their Iphones.

I...
Forum: Spain
Jan 27th 2015, 11:36 am
Replies: 62
Views: 4,043
Posted By HBG

Re: interesting to see 'upturn' in expats

The most interesting comment I listened to on the post election Greek discussions was made by an ordinary but perceptive Greek citizen saying that the county’s problems could only be resolved if his...
Forum: Spain
Jan 10th 2015, 1:53 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,913
Posted By HBG

Re: The exodus continues

I agree with the last two posters who also have a vast knowledge of the Spanish ‘system’. Here is a recent example of how it shoots itself in the foot.

A company of English estate agents operating...
Forum: Spain
Jan 5th 2015, 1:09 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,913
Posted By HBG

Re: The exodus continues

I’m trying my best, Jim, but these official Spanish figures are not as clear as they might be. They are based on the initial registration numbers for British expats who have come to Spain, then...
Forum: Spain
Jan 2nd 2015, 4:49 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,913
Posted By HBG

The exodus continues

The official Spanish numbers for British expats who have left Spain in 2014 have just been released and show that the numbers for 2014 will be even higher than those for 2013 when 90.000 expats left,...
Forum: Spain
Oct 16th 2014, 5:49 am
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By HBG

Re: BE article on family care for the sick and elderly

It doesn't matter which country's care home you're in if the staff can't understand what you are saying to them, and you can't understand what they are saying to you.

The care homes in Spain are...
Forum: Spain
Oct 14th 2014, 8:39 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 5,998
Posted By HBG

Re: what if GB leaves the EU...

I give up on common sense, which clears the air at times, and it's only an internet discussion between people who don't exist in real life.

Tories fight for their right wing tax evaders, Labour...
Forum: Spain
Oct 14th 2014, 3:16 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 5,998
Posted By HBG

Re: what if GB leaves the EU...

The UK is pretty equally divided between the left and right in politics and corruption levels among all our politicians. It is also pretty equally divided between people who want to stay in the EU...
Forum: Spain
Oct 13th 2014, 10:24 am
Replies: 118
Views: 5,998
Posted By HBG

Re: what if GB leaves the EU...

I'm afraid I can't get too excited over a cyber personality's personal beliefs on an anonymous internet forum. It would be a bit like believing in fairies, and there are plenty of people posing as...
Forum: Spain
Oct 12th 2014, 3:55 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 5,530
Posted By HBG

Re: what is the average cost ?

I suspect most of the expats who actually live in Spain permanently depend on an income from the UK to sustain them. I do.

I'm not going to google it, I don't think it's necessary to be that...
Forum: Spain
Oct 11th 2014, 8:25 am
Replies: 118
Views: 5,998
Posted By HBG

Re: what if GB leaves the EU...

We recently helped an American citizen who found that he couldn't buy a business in Spain, couldn't get autonomo, paid a fortune for private medical cover and is now operating illegally, the only...
Forum: Spain
Oct 10th 2014, 2:15 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 5,998
Posted By HBG

Re: what if GB leaves the EU...

It may not be that simple to kick us out, but not being in the EU would take some important rights away from us, and may make us want to leave of our own accord.

The most basic rights conferred on...
Forum: Spain
Oct 10th 2014, 7:46 am
Replies: 118
Views: 5,998
Posted By HBG

Re: what if GB leaves the EU...

The People have spoken. Essex man, the most average British person in the UK has voted, with a massive majority, for UKIP to get us out of Europe.

It gives expats like me three years to pack,...
Forum: Spain
Oct 8th 2014, 8:56 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 5,998
Posted By HBG

Re: what if GB leaves the EU...

I have a special interest in Clacton because I used to own a caravan there and had many a happy holiday there with my children growing up and playing in the meagre sands at the beaches.

Tomorrow...
Forum: Spain
Oct 8th 2014, 3:27 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 5,998
Posted By HBG

Re: what if GB leaves the EU...

The original poster asked what we think would happen should the UK leave the EU and there has been a discussion on the topic, like many others before, all over expatland by expats who would be...
Forum: Spain
Oct 7th 2014, 7:36 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 5,998
Posted By HBG

Re: what if GB leaves the EU...

@MFH and @la mancha:

I don't think the Gibraltar issue would have anything to do with it, it's just a minor annoyance to a proud country, which once, along with the UK shared the world between...
Forum: Spain
Oct 7th 2014, 4:39 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 5,998
Posted By HBG

Re: what if GB leaves the EU...

Luckily we have a former ambulance at our disposal and two volunteer drivers who will take him home to Switzerland in a single day journey with his wife to look after him during the comparatively...
Forum: Spain
Oct 6th 2014, 3:39 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 5,998
Posted By HBG

Re: what if GB leaves the EU...

I recently came across a Swiss couple who have lived in Spain for 17 years, retired many years ago from responsible employment in Switzerland. They came to a local British Help organisation here in...
Forum: Spain
Oct 1st 2014, 10:15 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By HBG

Re: Can you write yourself out on a forum?

It's midnight, perhaps not the best time to post, but maybe the brain is more active than when wakening up in the morning. I switch on about seven each morning and after walking the dogs and some...
Sep 19th 2014, 8:00 am
Replies: 952
Views: 36,104
Posted By HBG

Re: Scotland can't have its cake and eat it.

What a marvellous result for common sense and for British expats living on pound Sterling incomes in a Eurozone country. Like me.

This was a once in a generation referendum won by common sense. ...
Forum: Spain
Sep 19th 2014, 6:50 am
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By HBG

Re: Can you write yourself out on a forum?

A change in site ownership usually signals a similar change in contributors to fit in with the new owner's 'politics'. It happened to a site I was a member of a few years ago now when an...
Forum: Spain
Sep 18th 2014, 4:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By HBG

Can you write yourself out on a forum?

All forums have a debating section to augment the pure exchange of data between members, and all forums serve a useful purpose as well as being commercial ventures for the site owners, their primary...
Forum: Spain
Sep 12th 2014, 10:03 pm
Replies: 440
Views: 17,936
Posted By HBG

Re: Life without music.

the sash my father wore - YouTube
Forum: Spain
Sep 12th 2014, 9:45 pm
Replies: 440
Views: 17,936
Posted By HBG

Re: Life without music.

Tie A Yellow Ribbon ( Round The Old Oak Tree ) - YouTube
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