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Forum: Caribbean
Aug 1st 2017, 10:06 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,344
Posted By fionamw

Internet Outage, Haiti

There doesn't seem to be much contact from members in Haiti so I thought I'd try the general Caribbean forum - is anyone familiar with the state of the internet in Haiti? It seems to be down more...
Forum: Spain
May 21st 2016, 9:49 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By fionamw

Re: 14 day cheap accom for one - malaga

Month rentals exist but are likely to be more expensive than longer-term, obviously. Have you looked at Air BnB? If you're thinking about work in IT, have you got any thoughts yet as to how you...
Forum: Spain
May 21st 2016, 9:39 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By fionamw

Re: Opinion- Poundshop/Discount shop idea

Just going back to the original reference, Dealz is a watered-down version of the familiar UK poundshop (of whatever variety) because here there are lots of household goods, tat you wouldn't normally...
Forum: Spain
Jan 14th 2015, 1:21 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,950
Posted By fionamw

Re: Looking for a little advice to a clueless couple with a dream:)

Hi Scottishlass and everyone else in the thread. I rarely visit BE any more but spotted this query & took a look! Most things have been covered, both good and bad, by others but I think one thing...
Forum: Spain
Sep 5th 2014, 11:27 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By fionamw

Re: Patrimonio/Wealth Tax

It doesn't just apply to a house, and it doesn't just apply to property in Spain though Fred - and I'd have sworn I read somewhere that there was a greater allowance for married couples but...
Forum: Spain
Sep 5th 2014, 10:14 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By fionamw

Re: Patrimonio/Wealth Tax

I think marital status makes a difference, from everything I've read... and quite a lot of people have still got a home in the UK which should be taken into consideration, hence it mattering!
Forum: Spain
Sep 5th 2014, 9:44 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By fionamw

Re: Patrimonio/Wealth Tax

As I understand it each region can choose to follow, or not follow, the government's chosen limits/allowances. I'm aware of the 700k limit however this should in theory apply to all 'wordly goods'...
Forum: Spain
Sep 5th 2014, 8:59 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By fionamw

Patrimonio/Wealth Tax

I don't visit these parts (BE) very much any more but when I do it's often to just ask if anyone's up to speed on this or the other thing, often tax-related. This time I'm wondering if anyone knows...
Forum: Spain
Jun 30th 2014, 7:56 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,507
Posted By fionamw

Re: Best Internet Provider Malaga

Thanks. Will have to learn what it's all about but it sounds as though having a landline is a distinct bonus.
Forum: Spain
Jun 30th 2014, 6:40 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,507
Posted By fionamw

Re: Best Internet Provider Malaga

... er sorry Fred I've lived with piggybacked or dire satellite campo internet for 8 years. What does your post mean ? :lol::rofl: (no, seriously, what does it mean? )
Forum: Spain
Jun 30th 2014, 4:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,507
Posted By fionamw

Re: Best Internet Provider Malaga

Blimey BE's changed! Time was I'd have had 24 replies within 24 hours, mainly appropriate.. this time it's only thanks to the new Barcelona contingent that it got off the ground!! ..... in this...
Forum: Spain
Jun 26th 2014, 10:07 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,507
Posted By fionamw

Best Internet Provider Malaga

I can be sure there have been many internet threads but I've done searches before posting and come up blank>:::::: I want a provider for Malaga Este - have a landline, but having lived in the campo...
Forum: Spain
May 4th 2014, 6:37 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,138
Posted By fionamw

Re: TDT Channels closing

I'm not worried about the poxy English, just want 12 yo to have the channels he's happy watching to reinforce his vocabulary. :( Anyway, there's always the possibility he'll watch the news ;)...
Forum: Spain
Apr 30th 2014, 6:55 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,138
Posted By fionamw

Re: TDT Channels closing

Does this mean those same channels when received by TDT satellite will be disappearing? If so will there be anything to replace them?
Mar 7th 2014, 7:58 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By fionamw

Re: Maintaining Spanish Language

Different in many ways to our situation, because my son has only a slight gap in his level of English from what it would be if he were in a school in the UK therefore no reason to 'drop' his...
Forum: Spain
Mar 6th 2014, 9:55 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,219
Posted By fionamw

Re: Dentures and denture repairs

If you put any of the following into the search box on Facbook you'll come up with groups which in various ways give a feel for the areas: Coin, Las Alpujarras, Antequera, Axarquia, Nerja, Torrox,...
Mar 5th 2014, 7:48 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By fionamw

Re: Maintaining Spanish Language

If either of us were a native Spanish speaker I wouldn't have any qualms, but I speak appalling-verb-endings-told-off-by-my son- type-Spanish and my OH although he understands a lot speaks barely...
Mar 4th 2014, 7:08 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By fionamw

Re: Maintaining Spanish Language

In general I've drawn so much of a blank that I don't know whether to go 'humph' and putter about how typically British it is that languages are low on the priority list .... or to start prepping...
Mar 4th 2014, 12:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By fionamw

Maintaining Spanish Language

We're mulling over the possibility of moving back to the UK but the big stumbling block at the moment is how to keep our 12 year old's currently fluent/bilingual Spanish............ I can find...
Forum: Spain
Mar 4th 2014, 12:32 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,219
Posted By fionamw

Re: Dentures and denture repairs

By chance someone on a FB group I visit asked about denture repair only today; one of the answers was from someone who seemed to have legal knowledge who said words to the effect that dentures can't...
Forum: Spain
Feb 5th 2014, 3:36 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,632
Posted By fionamw

Re: Retaining Spanish language in UK

Thankfully from our perspective one with about 97% Spanish!! ;)
Forum: Spain
Feb 4th 2014, 7:12 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,632
Posted By fionamw

Re: Retaining Spanish language in UK

:thumbdown:

Congratulations on reminding me why I rarely come here!
Thanks to everyone (you included) who's made constructive comments.
Forum: Spain
Feb 4th 2014, 6:37 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,632
Posted By fionamw

Re: Retaining Spanish language in UK

He's in the British system already so apart from the natural differences between any two schools that shouldn't be an issue.
Forum: Spain
Feb 4th 2014, 6:15 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,632
Posted By fionamw

Re: Retaining Spanish language in UK

I know it's all too easy to take offence in pixelland but I've said he's fluent. Spanish friends tell me if they didn't know his voice and see him, they wouldn't know he was British. Not 'probably...
Forum: Spain
Feb 4th 2014, 4:56 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,632
Posted By fionamw

Re: Retaining Spanish language in UK

To fill in some of the gaps, at the moment I know he wouldn't want to leave (because he's told me although I haven't explored the possibilities with him too far for fear of derailing his current...
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