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Forum: Spain
Dec 26th 2008, 9:26 am
Replies: 481
Views: 44,728
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: GB pound weakening

I find the fruit and veggies in spain to be absolute crap, tomatoes are almost unedible, and my local carrefour is the worst offender, when I have time I buy my tomatoes from the local market,...
Forum: Spain
Sep 20th 2008, 10:23 am
Replies: 69
Views: 6,954
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Single mum+ a toddler are planning to move to Spain

btw here's why you don't want to buy a place in Spain

from another thread

Same old story I’m afraid, but thought I’d ask advice anyway on behalf of some friends.

They bought a house around...
Forum: Spain
Sep 20th 2008, 10:19 am
Replies: 69
Views: 6,954
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Single mum+ a toddler are planning to move to Spain

if you do make the move keep your options open to move back. Rent for a while and see how you like it. It is easier to move when your younger than when you older and set in your ways.
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Forum: Spain
Sep 4th 2008, 6:32 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Car road tax costs?

if your importing a car than there is a chance you may have to pay the emsions tax. Really depends where you go. Of 6 people I know who have imported cars, only 2 had to pay it.

The form is Modela...
Forum: Spain
Aug 13th 2008, 7:32 am
Replies: 46
Views: 1,883
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Trailer Hitches What Gives?

ouch!!!!

I'll pass the link on, I've got a couple of friends interested in getting hitches put on.
Forum: Spain
Aug 12th 2008, 12:57 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 1,883
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Trailer Hitches What Gives?

A friend mentioned that it costs a fortune, upwards of 1500€ each for the hitch and for the trailer its self. Ironically he went through the inspection 5 times to get his right hand drive vechile on...
Forum: Spain
Aug 12th 2008, 12:54 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 4,379
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Is your ryanair flight cancelled

As an interesting aside alot of Americans get caught with web checkin, only allowed if your are an EU passport holder. They can and will refuse you entry. Now here's the real catch if you booked web...
Forum: Spain
Aug 12th 2008, 12:44 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 1,883
Posted By tim hortons man

Trailer Hitches What Gives?

Got this from another board

<Snip sorry but rule 7, but a link to the website is fine.>


I've heard this from other people that the Spanish do not do trailer hitches unless it's original...
Forum: Spain
Aug 12th 2008, 12:36 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 11,712
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Insuring UK plated cars in Spain

Having just been through this my advice is to register you car, the chances are very high you'll avoid paying it. The form is Moldela 576 and if you have to pay it you are in for a very special form...
Forum: Spain
Aug 12th 2008, 12:28 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,754
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Hospitals near Hondon De Los Frailes

Hospitals and doctors are easy to find but the real question is, how easy is it to find free health care in English? I would image most people are like me and speak very little Spanish, maybe enough...
Forum: Spain
Jul 27th 2008, 3:47 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,859
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: thinking of the move

You don't own a house so that does make the move easier. Generally given the current environment if you do make the move it's best to rent. This serves two purposes, it makes it easy to go back if...
Forum: Spain
Jul 15th 2008, 5:41 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 11,638
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Registering a RHD UK land rover in Spain

Update: after much and I mean much work we were (as in a Spanish co-worker) were able to download the Modela 576 and I took it to the bank to pay it not problem, I'm 543,76€ poorer. They issue a 22...
Forum: Spain
Jul 12th 2008, 6:36 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Unemployment and Welfare in Spain

Thanks, I figure my Wife will be eligible for between 240 and 300 days. It looks like you earn between 484 and 1356 euros a month.
Forum: Spain
Jul 12th 2008, 3:52 pm
Replies: 243
Views: 16,630
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: how many making move

unfortunatly prices HAVE TO reflect wages, a rather depressing thought when you realize how low wages can be:unsure:
Forum: Spain
Jul 12th 2008, 9:10 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,249
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Help we have to go back To the UK

can you not stay in Spain and collect unemployment welfare? From what I've been reading the cost of living has really shot up in the UK, even more than here.
Forum: Spain
Jul 12th 2008, 9:07 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Unemployment and Welfare in Spain

quick google search brought up some English information on how to apply but not how much or how long you get it.
Forum: Spain
Jul 12th 2008, 9:00 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Unemployment and Welfare in Spain

thanks, ah kinda noticed it wasn't in English :whatchutalkingabout

but I take a look and see what I can figure out
Forum: Spain
Jul 12th 2008, 8:29 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Unemployment and Welfare in Spain

Another question along the same lines. If you broke and can't pay the rent what are you rights. Can the landlord throw you out on the street?

If you know the rules can you really screw the...
Forum: Spain
Jul 12th 2008, 8:28 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By tim hortons man

Unemployment and Welfare in Spain

I know this isn't a topic most people like to talk about, but I've noticed even here a trickle (and soon to be a flood) of people leaving Spain and returning to the UK having run out of money and...
Forum: Spain
Jul 12th 2008, 8:00 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,824
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Leaving in a hurry, any ideas!

I don't have kids but have talked to those that have done the trip. Have plenty of distractions for the kids. Depending on the age they will get bored very quickly. If there younger rotate games etc...
Forum: Spain
Jul 12th 2008, 7:11 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,249
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Help we have to go back To the UK

understand the feeling (althought for us it's Germany rather than UK) my wife's company is restructering and basicly everyone in her department will lose thier jobs. We're in better shape than most...
Forum: Spain
Jul 11th 2008, 6:58 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Spain pulls bond sale amid economic crisis

Had a student who worked in the car sector and car sales have dropped almost 30%!

Prices around Madrid are starting to head down as well, figure it will take another year before the S***t really...
Forum: Spain
Jul 11th 2008, 6:49 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 11,638
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Registering a RHD UK land rover in Spain

Update: the nightmare continues. We went to the mayors office and got our pardons and activated the keycode and activated the digital signature.

BUT and this is a big but when the Wife went to...
Forum: Spain
Jul 10th 2008, 5:33 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 11,638
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Registering a RHD UK land rover in Spain

Wow thanks!

That makes much more sense. As an aside when we did our taxes this year (first time) it actually rejected it and I had to drive to Hacienda in order for them to "turn on" something,...
Forum: Spain
Jul 10th 2008, 4:52 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,661
Posted By tim hortons man

Re: Advice re reg car in Spain or take back to UK

update: found an excellent thread and highly entertaining thread on the joys of trying to register a foreign car. For some reason it gets hijacked half way through by some pension questions but never...
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