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    Paddy The church is easy to find even if the...

    Paddy
    The church is easy to find even if the following directions appear complicated. From the direction of the N332 go up the main street, Calle Mayor, past carrefour express, the petrol station...
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    English speaking church in Pilar de la Horadada

    A new English speaking church has been formed in Pilar de la Horadada or more accurately reformed because there was an English speaking church meeting in the same premises before. The new church is...
  3. Thread: NIE NUMBER??

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    If you have a Telefonica bill your NIE number is...

    If you have a Telefonica bill your NIE number is at the top left hand corner under your name.
  4. Thread: Buying a new car

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    I bought a new Ford car in June of this year...

    I bought a new Ford car in June of this year before I registered on the Padron. The car was bought from the main Ford dealer in Pilar de la Horadada and all that was necessary was a copy of my NIE...
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    What others have said about the climate and the...

    What others have said about the climate and the nature of the design and construction ofhouses in this part of the world is true. There are resale houses which have central heating installed with...
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    From my experience and many others on the forum I...

    From my experience and many others on the forum I would say that the Banco Halifax are not rubbish. I have found them to be extremely efficient with statements and details of transfers in and out...
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    Why not look up the weather for yourself on the...

    Why not look up the weather for yourself on the torrevieja.com website. At the left hand side there are a list of channels. One of them is "local weather"
    This gives current conditions and a five...
  8. Thread: Fitted Sheets

    by macg
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    Try the Yorkshire Linen Company next to Las...

    Try the Yorkshire Linen Company next to Las Habaneras. They have a large selection of British bedding etc.
    MacG
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    NIE Office - Change of Location in Alicante

    Anyone planning to go to Alicante for their NIE or Residencia should note that as from this Monday 4 July the location of the office has changed from near the start of the motorway at Calle...
  10. Thread: Children and NIE

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    Children and NIE

    Can anyone advise on the position of children as regards getting an NIE number and being registered with the local authority for school? Are they covered by the parents NIE or do they need a separate...
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    VAT refund on UK purchases shipped to Spain

    I recall previous postings about buying furniture in the UK and having it shipped to Spain covering this cost by reclaiming the VAT. It sounds too good to be true that VAT can be recovered for...
  12. Thread: help

    by macg
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    The Spanish Consulate in either London, Edinburgh...

    The Spanish Consulate in either London, Edinburgh or Manchester will process your NIE application forms. They do not isue the number! What they do is send the forms, photocopies of passport etc to...
  13. Thread: BANKING

    by macg
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    The Banco Halifax Hispania is in a modern...

    The Banco Halifax Hispania is in a modern building Urb. Jardin Botanico at the top end of Calle Orihuela no 71 near the Park of Nations
    Macg
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    Thanks a lot for confirmation of directions....

    Thanks a lot for confirmation of directions. Managed to locate it on street plan of Alicante which I found on website www.callejero.lanetro.com which has mapas de la principal ciudades de Espa˝a y...
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    Location of NIE office in Alicante

    I have looked through the various posts about the NIE office in Alicante but have not found a address or an exact location. Mark and Vanessa gave directions but I would like to look it up on the...
  16. Thread: education

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    Hi Sandra We found ourselves in a similar...

    Hi Sandra
    We found ourselves in a similar position with a 6 year old grandson coming over this July so although I cannot speak from actual experience I can share with you what we found out and our...
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    Arithmetic in Spanish

    Thanks Jane and Beastess,
    I am practising myself before I get my grandson going
    macg
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    Spanish Schooling- preparation

    Thank you for all the helpful advice and comments.
    I am sure my grandson will get on fine. I have more doubts about myself. In preparation for our permanent move both my wife and myself have been...
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    Arithmetic in Spanish

    My 6 year old grandson will be coming to Spain to stay at the beginning of July. After reading the correspondence on the old Torrievieja forum about the pros and cons of local schools and bilingual...
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    Spanish Schooling- preparation

    My 6 year old grandson will be coming to Spain to stay at the beginning of July. After reading the correspondence on the old Torrievieja forum about the pros and cons of local schools and bilingual...
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    Books of the Bible

    Thaks for the pointers. I think I have the answers.
    Qohelet is the Spanish for Ecclesiastes the book that comes after Proverbs in the Old Testament.
    Siracida is also known as Eclesiasticus which is...
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    Books of the Bible

    As one of my Christmas gifts I received a Nuevo Testamento. This is great reading practice, particularly the Gospels because the stories are so familiar and of course I have a handy translation in...
  23. Thread: galleria

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    Galleria

    Thanks Andy, I would never have guessed. I thought it was something to do with a terrace or balcony!

    Macg
  24. Thread: galleria

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    galleria

    I have noticed the term "galleria" mentioned in house for sale descriptions. Can anyone explain what a "galleria" is?

    Macg
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    UK small electrical appliances

    We have a number of small electrical appliances, eg toaster, coffee maker, ice cream maker, moulinex machines, hair dryer etc. etc., These would be expensive to replace when we move.
    What have...
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