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I am taking our Spanish registered car to the uk in April and I will need headlamp converters to drive it in the the uk. Does anybody know if I can buy them in Torre del Mar. I know I can get them from Amazon but would like to buy locally if I can. Paul Competa
paulg1903 @ hotmail.co.uk
Tiny One Needs Home
This white little cutie of 2,5 month needs a loving home. We found her in an empty pool with no chance of getting out there by herself. Because of her poor condition she had to stay with the vet for a week. Back to strength she now is in a foster home, but cannot stay there for long. Please give her a chance and call Maribel on 657 538 612
Please note :- This the final post I shall print on the EU
(It is also, highly informative) Jane
Leaving the EU
In response to the questions with regard to the UK leaving the EU:
Nobody can give you firm answers as no-one knows how it will play out. It will be a step into the unknown. How well it will work out depends on many things, not least how acrimoniousness the ‘divorce’ gets. For what it’s worth here are some of the issues and my opinions.
- Residence. Spain encourages immigration from self supporting people from outside the EU, so I think it is highly unlikely that any of us will loose our residential status. But if you haven’t got permanent residence it may become harder to get in the future. This may be the time to consider your status and regularize if need be.
- 2. Work permits. If you work I would have thought it highly likely you would need to get some sort of work permit in the future.
- 3. Health cover. If you have a green card through contributions you should be fine, if you have one on the pensioners ‘S1’ arrangement I am not sure what will happen. Possibilities:
- a) England and Spain will reach a new agreement and all will continue as now
- b) those of us currently with green cards will retain them but there will be no new S1s
- c) All reciprocal arrangements will be cancelled and we will be left without cover in which case our options are
c1. Pay for private health insurance
c2. Some areas of Spain have allowed a limited ‘buy in’ to the health service, they may extend this
I think we just have to hope for the best, there are a lot of us and presumably neither country will want the chaos that will ensue from just cutting us loose.
But in particular the EHIC will probably cease to exist for UK residents in it’s current form, so if you are here part time and rely on that you may well need insurance (as will all holiday makers)
- Pensions. Our state pensions increase annually as if we were in the UK. It will be entirely up to the UK & Spain whether or not they negotiate to continue this. e.g. UK pensions do not increase in Canada, but they do in America.
- Exchange rates. Current popular opinion seems to be a much weaker pound, at least in the short term, so fewer Euros for your pension.
Of course a weaker pound means if you decide to sell up and go back your Euros will convert to more pounds.
- Driving licences. You can exchange a current UK licence for a Spanish one, if you plan to stay and haven’t done that this may be the time as it may not apply if we leave the EU, you may have to take a test.
- Wills. The new EU legislation which allows us to make UK law wills in Spain will continue to apply as it is not restricted to citizens of EU countries.
So, if the UK leaves it seems likely to me our ‘place in the sun’ will still welcome us but we will have to pay more for the privilege.
Perhaps this is the time to look at how you live here and get on and regularise your situation while we are still EU citizens and things are a bit easier. Hope this helps (sorry it’s so long )
Whatever, we are all in it together, Margaret
Services Casa Magel B & B & Camino del Rey
I would just like to make it clear that we ourselves do not hold tickets for the Camino Del Rey.
We can, the same as any other person, go to our local tourist office and apply for tickets for the walk. We have to take the passport number and personal details of those who want to do the walk, we then go back 2 days before the walk is due to collect the stamped papers that will allow you to do the walk. Each person has to have their passports or identity cards with them to prove who they are before they take the walk.
We as a business offer to do all the paperwork for our clients, we do not make any profit from this service.
We think that a 2 night B&B stay with nice food and wine in lovely peaceful surroundings is worth 100€, we offer to try to get tickets as an incentive.
All our clients have been extremely satisfied with their stay at Casa Magel and we welcome future clients, whether we get them tickets or not.
Services Available Processionary caterpillar removal, landscaping, etc
call Chris 634323469
Services Available To Gill
In response to your Digame advert for a furniture finisher/restorer I may be able to meet your needs but would need some more detail as to what is required. Please reply to raddison @ gmail.com or 690 076 889.
Services Available Tyre Repairs
For reliable and honest car/tyre repairs Try John at Pro Nuematicos- Euro Auto Centre on the poligono opposite El Engenio, Avenida Juan Carlos.
Tel 952507144 644763344. We have been using his workshop for many years and thoroughly recommend. Euro Auto Centre can also be found on Face Book
Service Needed – Washing Machine Repair
Does anyone know of a person who really can repair washing machines. We had 2 persons coming now. They both were asking 30-50 euro’s just to come to look at it and then say they can’t repair it… wanna give it one more try as the problem doesn’t seem to be that difficult. The machine is only leaking water, further it is working very well.
Any advise welcome either to Digame or to vincedvvo at hotmail dot com
Services Needed – Playing the Piano
We need someone for a service next week for one song in the piano
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I wonder if anyone out there can help us, we will be a retired couple
with 1 small dog
Looking for a very long term rental of at least a 2 bed 2 bathroom apartment
or finca in the torrox costa area,
From June. We would like something that we can rent very long term renewable contract every 11 months,
We have references if required and are happy to set up a dd or cash.
You can contact me through email, mcallister165 @ btinternet.com
many thanks in advance.
All Renters are advised to check this week’s Euronews Weekly for details of the imminent changes to Rental Law.
What’s on – El Camino del Rey / Caminito del Rey.
This is a great opportunity to visit and walk this famous, historical and beautiful Camino.
I have done this before and will be doing it again.
A coach is being organised by Mar Y Luz Viajes for Thursday 25th February.
There will be various pick up points around Torre Del Mar, starting at 7.00 and returning home at 15.00. The cost is 27€ to include the travel, guide in the coach, breakfast on the route, local guide at the Camino and of course the walk. No insurance is included.
A copy of your passport is necessary to complete the documentation. Your passport must accompany you on this trip.
To reserve your seat please contact:
What’s on Nerja Decorative and Fine Arts Society
An illustrated Lecture in English by Caroline Rayman
Three great families and their gardens: a history of the Astors, the Rothschilds and the Sackville Wests
The Jonathan Anderson Memorial Lecture
Tuesday February 9th 2016
The Cultural Centre, Casa Cultura, Calle Granada, Nerja
6pm to 7.15pm
Other NADFAS Members & Students €5
Three Great Families and their Gardens is the story of three very different, but hugely successful families, the Sackville Wests, the Astors and the Rothschilds. The Sackville Wests have been part of the establishment since Tudor times and the other two families are wealthy immigrants who came to England in the l9th century. The talk traces the history of the families, discusses their contribution to life in England and celebrates the splendid gardens that they have created.
About Caroline Rayman
Caroline Rayman has lectured for many years to universities and art organisations in America and on cruise boats. She was an official guide at the British Museum and has published articles on samplers. Her lectures range from the role of the royal mistress in history to more scholarly lectures like on Frederick the Great of Prussia.
What’s on – More Mosaic Workshops at Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden!
Due to continued high interest we are adding another Mosaic Workshop – March 8th.
There are still some spaces left on March1st. Workshops are limited to 10 participants.
If you are not already signed up and are interested please let us know or consult our website for more details:www.kittyharri.com.
If you would prefer a Saturday workshop, please let us know and we’ll respond accordingly.
If you manage an organisation or events or have a group of friends who might be interested, it is a fun, rewarding social activity and we’d be happy to hear from you.
With best wishes to all and hoping to see you soon,
Nick & Kitty
What’s on –Extra Special Valentine’s Day PIC – roses
Please contact Jodie on 722181316/ 630916553
for more information or to make a reservation
What’s on Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Events in February
Tuesday 9th February – Photography Club. . From “Good Shot” to “Great Shot”, why not come and learn the art of photography with Rob Bell Photography. A fun and informal class to help you to get more from your camera/photos. Open to all, from beginners to the more experienced photographer, regardless of the type of camera you use. There will be something for everyone!! Don´t forget to bring your camera. Time at the Centre 16:00h. Ticket price 4€ per lesson available at the Centre. Proceeds for Fund raising.
Wednesday 10th February – Ash Wednesday Church Service. Please come and join friends for the Ecumenical Church Service at the Centre. Time 13.00h.
Friday 12th February – St Valentine Coffee Morning and Pancakes. All are welcome to join friends of Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar, for coffee and cakes, the usual boutique, bric-a-brac and second hand books. There will also be pancakes with the usual honey or sugar and lemon and a surprise filling. Ticket price 3 Euros available at the Centre, which includes 1 drink and 3 pancakes. Proceeds to fund raising. Time 11.00h to 13.00h.
Tuesday 16th February – Quiz Night. Please come and enjoy our Quiz Night at the Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar, Centre. Team up with friends and pit your wits in this fun quiz. A light hearted evening which includes supper and a drink. Bar available and there will be a prize for the winning team! Ticket price 5 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds to fund raising. Time 18.00h for 18.30h.
What’s on Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar – Excursion to Gibraltar Feb 18th
Thursday 18th February- Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. Why not join Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar and visit Gibraltar, a chance to take a cable car to the top of the Rock, see the unique Barbary Apes. Visit the upper Rock nature reserve, where you will find the historic tunnels dating from 1779-1783 and St. Michael´s Cave. Both of these have guided tours. In the town can be seen the Gibraltar Museum, Government House and in the Southern area are key historical sites. All information may be obtained from the tourist office, or an excellent alternative way of seeing the sights is by hiring a taxi, whose drivers are very knowledgeable and will explain the interesting, historical life of the Rock. It is also an opportunity to purchase duty free Items and typical English items of food, etc. from the Morrisons super market. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Hotel Romero) 6.45am, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15am, Caleta 7.20am and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30am. Depart Gibraltar 15.00h. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED.
Wednesday 24th February – Coach Excursion to Science Park Granada & Sacromonte Museum. Please come and join friends and visit the interesting Science Park in Granada, built in 2004 by Ferrater Jimenez Brass. There are several exhibition spaces where you can better understand the world we live in, check physical phenomena such as gravity, the motion of the earth and carry out scientific experiments relating to meteorology, geography and astronomy.
Should you choose to visit the planetarium (entrance 2Euros not included) you can visit the Astronomical Observatory that has the 75cm telescope for observing the universe. You can also climb the observation tower 50 m high, where there is a full view of the City of Granada and the surrounding country side. There is also a tropical Butterfly enclosure and a Giant Chess game.
There will be plenty of time for you to purchase lunch either in the Park or at one of the restaurants close by, after which you will join the coach at 3pm for the short trip to the Sacromonte Caves‘ Museum located in the Barranco de los Negros region of Granada, opposite the Alhambra, where there will be a guided tour. In this Ethnographic Museum, through its exhibitions you will learn about the culture, nature and history of this unique environment. It recreates life in the caves, living conditions and trades of its inhabitants, basketry, the forge, pottery and weaving. You also learn the history of flamenco from its origins to the present day.
Ticket price 29 Euros available at the Centre, which includes transport, insurance and entrance fees. All proceeds for fundraising. Departure times Viñuela (Football Pitch) 07.50, Torre del Mar (Coach Station) 08.15, Caleta 08.25, Algarrobo (Lidl) 0830. Leaving Granada at 17.00 APPROX.
For sale Various
- Raleigh road bike with extras. Perfect working order. 120 euro ono.
telephone 0034 656288144
2. Lexmark printer, scanner and photocopier. Ink and paper included. 25 euro
telephone 0034 656288144
3. Black and Decker power drill, boxed. Perfect working order, little used (spare ) 25 euro ono.
4. Halfords socket set, boxed. Perfect condition 15 euro
Genuine reason for sale.
For Sale – Ladder
Ladder 4 way professional combination ladder in 3 sections, fully extended is 3.90m
In excellent condition hardly used
Collect in Velez-Malaga
mob 677 555 860
For sale –Cement mixer (Bauhaus)
Clean and complete (cables etc) ready to use. In excellent condition as only used 3 times. Collapses for transporting (in car)
Mob 677 555 860
For sale 1.2 satellite dish
20 euros with fittings.
Canillas de Albaida
For sale Hand made Valentine cards – CAS
available at the Costa Animal Society office in Calle Doctor Ferran,Nerja (952523607).
Also being sold on the CAS stall at Trapiche Tuesday market and the Pavo Real restaurant near Competa.
A large selection of Birthday,Mother’s Day(6th March) and other occasion cards also available to buy.
ALL proceeds to the charity.
For Sale – Professional desk
Ask the Vendor for Pics please.
120cms X 80cms and 75cms tall,
together with a 3 Draw cabinet.
100 Euros or near offer.
Please contact regnerja @ gmail.com.
For sale – Various.
Daewoo 50/50 fridge freezer. Frost free. A rated. White 183 cms h. 70 Euros
Glass/wood hexagonal coffee table 20 Euros
Carved wooden dresser with glass shelves 70 Euros
2x empty orange gas bottles 10 euros each or 16 Euros for both
1x empty siver gas bottle 8 Euros
Buyer to collect from Canillas de Albaida. [Easy access for car]. Tel 642 39 24 38
For Sale – Drawers & Sofa
I am selling a beautiful pine chest of drawers, which has 5 large drawers and 2 smaller drawers in excellent condition
There are no scratches or damage and all the drawers open perfectly
Selling due to moving and not needed in the new house!
Measurements are 1’3″ depth, 2’10” length, 3’5″ height.
I am selling a large cream soft faux sofa, only a month old, selling due to moving house and it does not fit into my new place.
It cost over 600 euros new, selling for only 180 euros or ono!
Measurements are just under 7′ length, 3’5″ width, 3′ height at the back of the sofa.
There are no marks, scratches or tears, completely immaculate
as from the day it was bought new!
Buyer to collect from Canillas de Albaida near Competa.
For sale Dell Latitude D610 Laptop
in excellent condition
Windows XP Professional
Ram: 512 MB
Hard drive 40 GB
Intel Pentium processor 1.86 GHz
Genuine Dell Charger
Ideal for emailing or Facebook
email cybermonkeyspain @ gmail.com
For sale – Suzuki Marauder 250 pics
Excellent condition for year 2004. ITV’d til October 2017. Only 6200kms. 1300€ ex transfer. Tel Brendon 693572763 or email brendon94 @ hotmail.com
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