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Forum: Spain
Sep 12th 2019, 1:26 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Solar Power

A good quality panel should last you twenty years so don't buy cheap its a false economy, same for inverters and batteries, don't buy cheap.

If you want your house to be 'off grid' you need to...
Forum: Spain
Sep 11th 2019, 1:27 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Solar Power

What power are the panels? whats included in the kit? What do you want to power?

In the UK I use a converted barn as a ham radio shack and its all solar powered, payback will take years but for...
Forum: Spain
Sep 9th 2019, 8:40 am
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Moving to Spain with children with additional needs

Others will be along who will have the answers to your questions. I would guess the language barrier will not help your children, I do know how vital very clear communication is needed for autism...
Forum: Spain
Sep 9th 2019, 8:34 am
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Buying in Spain cost examples

The Canary Islands is very expensive compared to the Spanish mainland, £200k is not a lot of money out there but is on the mainland.

I have a UK property portfolio and to be honest would not even...
Forum: Spain
Sep 8th 2019, 1:03 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,140
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Family of 5 living costs on the Costa Del sol

But they'll continue with higher education? No use putting all your eggs in one basket
Forum: Spain
Sep 8th 2019, 9:22 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,140
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Family of 5 living costs on the Costa Del sol

I wish your children good luck, there is mass youth unemployment in Spain with no sign of it improving anytime soon.
Forum: Spain
Sep 8th 2019, 8:09 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,140
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Family of 5 living costs on the Costa Del sol

Even 8 and 9 (9 and ten when you arrive?) won't find it easy to learn Spanish from scratch but should catch up in the end, it may be they get held back a year or so before moving on. Will the eldest...
Forum: Spain
Sep 6th 2019, 8:06 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Hola

Don't buy for at least a year, prices won't go up much in a year and you need to find out if your really happy out there, rent an apartment, tour around. The last thing you need is a house you can't...
Forum: Spain
Sep 5th 2019, 8:28 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,216
Posted By bob_bob

Re: moving spain on benefits

Good informative post Euskadi (the long one)

As I understand it, the OP can't work, her husband can't work, no idea how old her son is but given the level of mass youth unemployment its extremely...
Forum: Spain
Aug 26th 2019, 8:03 am
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Which brosdband / tv supplier is best?

Most 'smart' TVs come with the Netflix app built in or you could cast from your phone to your TV. I've tried a couple of the Android/Kodi boxes and the results are very hit and miss, not worth...
Forum: Spain
Aug 25th 2019, 8:16 am
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By bob_bob

Re: sugar soap

There are alternatives to sugar soap that are just as good if not better than sugar soap for cleaning paintwork and walls etc, kitchen degreaser spray, or make up a mix of washing up liquid, water...
Forum: Spain
Aug 23rd 2019, 7:52 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,028
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Young Brit wanting to move to Spain before Brexit

I have, there are several options open to us IF the children get off their asses and move. I'm in the process of reducing the size of our UK property portfolio so financing the move is not an issue.
Forum: Spain
Aug 20th 2019, 7:12 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,028
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Young Brit wanting to move to Spain before Brexit

My children will have no problem going, son is a network engineer and my daughter is a Charge Nurse. The wife and I are retired but have a good UK property portfolio so could finance our move and a...
Forum: Spain
Aug 19th 2019, 7:50 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,028
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Young Brit wanting to move to Spain before Brexit

Good post dmu.

We live in an age where younger folk are told they cannot fail, you even get a medal for taking part these days, sadly this is not a reflection of real life. People need to be told...
Forum: Spain
Aug 17th 2019, 10:47 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,028
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Young Brit wanting to move to Spain before Brexit

So what can you do that a Spanish national cannot given the mass unemployment in Spain for your age group? Good luck and all that but you need to get real.
Forum: Spain
Aug 17th 2019, 6:19 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,028
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Young Brit wanting to move to Spain before Brexit

And what else does he have to land him a job over a Spanish local?

Unless youngsters have a specific set of skills to suit Spain and they really want to leave the UK then NZ/Auz/Canada are the...
Forum: Spain
Aug 16th 2019, 12:54 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Water Purifiers

If your cleaning your teeth with it then it won't kill you.
Forum: Spain
Aug 16th 2019, 12:52 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,028
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Young Brit wanting to move to Spain before Brexit

Unless you speak Spanish and have a 'needed' skill you can forget Spain. Better off gaining UK qualifications that will get you out to Canada/New Zealand/Australia.
Forum: Spain
Aug 16th 2019, 12:50 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Bought in Bunol (Valencia)

Steer clear of second hand solar panels, older panels are not as good as new panels, odds on used panels are a few years old. Amazon Spain sell all you need, use Chrome browser and it automatically...
Forum: Spain
Aug 6th 2019, 7:33 am
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Gran Canaria

Its good to rent before you buy. Remember that in winter the weather in the North of the island is nowhere near as warm as the southern parts of the island and you get rain.

GC is my favourite...
Forum: Spain
Jul 28th 2019, 8:14 am
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Santander bank spain

Use Google browser and when you go to the site it asks if you want to translate to English.
Forum: Spain
Jul 23rd 2019, 6:06 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Painkillers

I'd like to see more clinical evidence on this drug. The problem painkiller in the UK is Tramadol and a lot of GPs still give long term prescriptions to patients and a lot of patients develop...
Forum: Spain
Jul 21st 2019, 7:05 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Orange flybox

"Where I live I am unable to get fibre and because I live in front of a hill" You can be in front of Mount Everest but it won't stop you having fibre, you just need the cable installed.
Forum: Spain
Jul 21st 2019, 7:03 am
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Hi all

What Fred says is correct, can't advise unless you give more information.

One tip for you : Don't buy a bar.
Forum: Spain
Jul 21st 2019, 7:01 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By bob_bob

Re: Mallorca - Sodastream Gas Supplier?

Install Google Chrome web browser and when you go to sites using other languages it translates them to English.
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