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Forum: Spain
Aug 21st 2017, 10:53 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,071
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Guide to conferring Power of Attorney

Many thanks for your replies.
Forum: Spain
Aug 21st 2017, 9:36 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,071
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Guide to conferring Power of Attorney

Just as a matter of interest, why does the document have to go to the FCO for official notarisation if the PoA concerns matters in Spain and has been notarised in Spain? I ask this as a resident in...
Forum: Spain
Aug 18th 2017, 6:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,352
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Chiclana, conil or Los Gallos

The common advice to those thinking of settling here is for you to rent a place for, say, 6 months and see how you like it.

This part of Spain is popular among Spanish people in summer and it...
Forum: Spain
Jun 20th 2017, 9:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 8,058
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Chiclana de la Frontera?

Yes, this is common on the Costa de la Luz when Spanish people are selling. However, there are a number of houses for sale by Northern Europeans, mainly British, and many have gone for well below...
Forum: Spain
Mar 25th 2017, 1:57 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 8,058
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Chiclana de la Frontera?

As Dave says, it's very Spanish here and you will need to speak it, if you don't already.

We have a hot Levante wind here from May-September at intermittent times and it is ferocious sometimes,...
Forum: Spain
Dec 13th 2016, 3:28 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: renting in spain from UK Owners

Here's an idea you might not have thought of https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/us/ I know several people who do this all over Europe and have had some interesting experiences house and pet...
Forum: Spain
Dec 3rd 2016, 2:53 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,648
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Pre paid funerals

Golden Leaves, an international company with a rep in Chiclana (the English car and home insurance business). Current basic pre-paid funeral 3,500 euros approx. with an option to pay in instalments.
Forum: Spain
Jul 6th 2016, 9:13 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Moving to Chiclana

As Dave says, there are so many variables.

Doing a rough budget is always helpful, including such things as electricity, gas bottles, rubbish collection, community fees if on an urbanisation,...
Forum: Spain
Feb 19th 2016, 9:17 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,028
Posted By Arco-Iris

Voting in the Referendum

I know there are other threads on this, but check out the British Embassy, Madrid's February 1st notice...
Forum: Spain
Jan 31st 2016, 7:34 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,454
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: EU Referendum

I quite agree about hearing real arguments with real evidence and I really hope that the two issues I've read about are considered. I say this from a purely personal and self-centred point of view...
Forum: Spain
Jan 31st 2016, 12:51 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,454
Posted By Arco-Iris

EU Referendum

Article in yesterday's Independent EU referendum: Embassies around Europe enlist Britain's expatriate community to vote | Europe | News | The Independent...
Forum: Spain
Oct 5th 2014, 12:03 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Gardening

This looks like Tacomaria to me - Cape Honeysuckle.
Forum: Spain
Nov 30th 2012, 1:55 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 5,218
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Widows Pension Rights

This is what directgov. site says

"What happens to your State Pension when you die

If your spouse or civil partner is over State Pension age when you die, they should contact the Pension...
Forum: Spain
Jun 27th 2012, 8:18 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Help for aged parents

I agree with HBG: getting someone to change their drinking habits has to be voluntary and I hope you'll be aware that depriving someone who is physically dependent on alcohol, without medical...
Forum: Spain
Feb 4th 2012, 8:37 am
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Good resource to learn Spanish Grammar?

The Practice makes perfect series by Dorothy Devney Richmond are very helpful, I've found. There's one called Spanish Verb Tenses with good explanations, plenty of exercises and the answers in the...
Forum: Spain
Dec 23rd 2011, 7:56 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,191
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Good films

Depending on mood:

Dr. Strangelove; Rififi; A Single Man; Good Will Hunting; The History Boys; Same Time Next Year; Harold and Maude; As Good as it Gets.
Forum: Spain
Oct 22nd 2011, 3:06 pm
Replies: 268
Views: 19,772
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: winter fuel payment

Many thanks to Johhnyone and Domino for their points of view. Maybe I am out of date, rather than naive. After all, I haven't worked for local government since 1995.

I think it depends also...
Forum: Spain
Oct 22nd 2011, 6:43 am
Replies: 268
Views: 19,772
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: winter fuel payment

I don't understand why people get into such a froth about public service pensions. After all, employees are required to pay into a superannuation scheme, i.e. a percentage of their salaries, and if...
Forum: Spain
Oct 19th 2011, 6:17 am
Replies: 18
Views: 5,072
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Dying intestate

I don't know if this is relevant, or will help, but when my OH's previous wife died intestate he had the same rigmarole to contend with in Portugal, whose inheritance laws are the same.

The...
Forum: Spain
Oct 18th 2011, 1:28 pm
Replies: 268
Views: 19,772
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: winter fuel payment

The WFA was introduced back in the 90s after years of pensioners being found dead of hypothermia. And a good thing too for people living on a basic pension.

I guess the Allowance may be...
Forum: Spain
Jun 27th 2011, 6:31 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,584
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: ADSL in Andalucia

Thanks everyone for all your contributions. I've not been able to get back on here for 2-3 days as the connection was lost. Simultaneously, the phone set up a helluva crackle. The wind has...
Forum: Spain
Jun 25th 2011, 9:19 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,584
Posted By Arco-Iris

ADSL in Andalucia

Sorry if this has been brought up before, but has anyone any experience of an ADSL internet provider other than Telefonica Movistar that has its own servers?

We have one or two in Cadiz province...
Forum: Spain
Aug 4th 2009, 8:37 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,837
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: English books

Hi BahamasBoy. As Jo-Ann says there are a few outlets in Chiclana. Also at the Lemon Tree, where the alternate Sunday car boot is held, there is an extensive library inside - books for sale.
...
Forum: Spain
Mar 16th 2008, 10:53 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Skin protection in Spain

When I had my latest lot cut out here last year in a day hospital, all other patients were Spanish, so, yes, Mediterranean people are just as vulnerable as we northern Europeans who don't see that...
Forum: Spain
Mar 16th 2008, 7:53 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By Arco-Iris

Re: Skin protection in Spain

No, not fair-skinned nor unlucky, just failed to take proper precautions earlier in life in the Far East and Middle East and the damage was done then apparently.

For those who tan easily, like...
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