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Forum: Portugal
Aug 6th 2013, 9:02 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,187
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Forum: Portugal
Aug 5th 2013, 8:46 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,187
Posted By steve01

Re: Maps

Canoeman i did the same as you for local areas, google have just updated to 2013 for most of Portugal
Well done Fred,
shame you couldn't resist the knife in the back again.
The maps we bought...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 4th 2013, 4:35 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,187
Posted By steve01

Re: Maps

The only truely accurate maps of Portugal are the military maps.
You can get hold of copies , but as far as i know only through your local town hall.
We bought a copy of the maps Fred recommended ,...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 3rd 2013, 6:56 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By steve01

Re: solarhart hot water technician - Tavira

Hi, we have 2 of these systems.
They weren't originally designed to have any temperature control - the hotter and more sun you get the hotter the water gets, simple as that.
this is common to many...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 3rd 2013, 10:31 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,758
Posted By steve01

Re: English butcher in Tavira closes

Hog i've never encountered anyone who sits so high up on their high horse as you.
If you hire a car and the clutch goes of course you expect a repair - its normal.
If you rent a shop and the light...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 2nd 2013, 7:16 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,758
Posted By steve01

Re: English butcher in Tavira closes

Mike i don't wish the proprietor and their former employees anything but the best of luck.
So don't pick a fight with me.
But the way in which this posting has gone is getting fishy to say the...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 2nd 2013, 11:35 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,758
Posted By steve01

Re: English butcher in Tavira closes

Personally i'd never order pies etc from a company that recently had a load of spoiled meat - you never know
When our freezer packed up a few years ago , we made all of the theoretically spoiled...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 1st 2013, 7:08 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,758
Posted By steve01

Re: English butcher in Tavira closes

Only the insane would offer to repair something or expect something to be repaired if closing within a matter of days.

i suspect porkies are beginning to appear in this thread
Forum: Portugal
Aug 1st 2013, 4:46 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,169
Posted By steve01

Re: Horse fly

Take it apart and ship it snailmail via a pallette and you'll get it for around £200 depending on exact size
standard pallette approx 120 x100 x100 is around £200 = double size is around £300, but...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 1st 2013, 4:42 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By steve01

Re: Information Requests

i remember the singh case
It relied on the fact the the spouse of mr Singh had previously had and excersized the right to live in the UK (or in fact any other Eu country) and therefore under the EU...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 1st 2013, 4:26 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,758
Posted By steve01

Re: English butcher in Tavira closes

Its always sad when a business fails, or the owner has simply had enough.

However making a repair, even 1000euros and losing less than a weeks worth of stock is not really a reason to close - its...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 1st 2013, 4:09 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By steve01

Re: Information Requests

Hi,
3- 6 months rental is no problem so long as you avoid July / August.
Real work here unless you have very specific skills is very hard to come by at the moment, some temporary work , Algarve...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 1st 2013, 9:02 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,169
Posted By steve01

Re: Horse fly

Livaboard if only it was so easy,
Ticks have a 10year + lifecycle and really have nothing specific to do with grazing animals, most ticks attach themselves to birds, rabbits, dears, mice, rats etc,...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 30th 2013, 9:30 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,150
Posted By steve01

Re: Where is warmer

The locals where i live do too, albeit the only word for all of the summer is hot - caloro
They also ask about England, some of them look really hurt when i say i don't know !
Forum: Portugal
Jul 30th 2013, 6:02 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By steve01

Re: Breathalysers for France

A bit of British nonesense
In response to this some UK companies started to sell them Halfords / cross channel ferries etc.
The average cost was £5.50 each £11 for the 2 necessary - meaning the...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 30th 2013, 1:57 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,720
Posted By steve01

Re: Alentejo

If you want some driving fun on that route Stuart , take the turn off for Monchique just before alijezur, lovely mountain route , part of it is still a gravel track, then do the round and roundy bit...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 30th 2013, 11:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By steve01

Re: Breathalysers for France

This is from the AA -
but if you still feel the need to carry one - most french supermarkets sell them for under a euro - éthylotest is the name to look for.
How silly those Frenchies are - its...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 30th 2013, 9:18 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,150
Posted By steve01

Re: Where is warmer

Edward - i think the Scots are still British :)

We have a few frosts here in the Alentejo but normally they've gone by 9 and its usually good news - a sunny clear day, we often get low 20's...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 30th 2013, 8:46 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,150
Posted By steve01

Re: Where is warmer

i'd rather sit in the shade on a hot day, than sit shivering and watch the grey and rain through the window any day of the year.
People who move to hot countries then constantly moan about the...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 30th 2013, 8:05 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,150
Posted By steve01

Re: Where is warmer

lies , damn lies and statistics..
actually not true - on average its warmer in the inland alentejo in the summer than the Algarve, but colder in the winter.
Theres little difference between the...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 29th 2013, 1:35 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,169
Posted By steve01

Re: Horse fly

most bits /stings are Alkaline, so the best thing to do is to put Vinegar or Lemon juice on as quickly as possible.
Sudacreme, or similar products sooth the bite afterwards
Apparently if you eat...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 29th 2013, 9:08 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,268
Posted By steve01

Re: Best internet service

Best thing to do is ring PT/MEO they're usually very helpful
Forum: Portugal
Jul 28th 2013, 10:39 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By steve01

Re: Guinness

4-5 euros a pint in bars, Sagres do a very respectable dark beer for around half that price
Forum: Portugal
Jul 28th 2013, 10:36 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By steve01

Re: Information please

Hi,
very difficult to answer.
If you plan on being resident you can get an exemption from property taxes for either 5 or 8 years (depending on price of property etc) the lawyer you use to buy...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 28th 2013, 6:37 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,268
Posted By steve01

Re: Best internet service

Edward its not straight forward here.
I live i the middle of nowhere with ADSL and get 10meg up around .6 /.7 down.
If you have fibre here its some of the best in the world - i think they guarantee...
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