We were stopped by the police the other day for not fully stopping at a halt sign, the road had excellent visibility and there was no other traffic, the first question we were asked was are you a resident or a visitor, well driving a french registered car it was fairly obvious that we were visitors, and we admitted this, to be told oh well that's 100€ fine. We duly paid this, but my query is, if we had been (or said) we were residents would we have had to pay the same amount? Having asked one or two people we have had very mixed replies.
Hi all. Living in France near Toulouse. Son is having his Stag do in Benidorm in March, great I thought easy to get there being on the same Island as such. Now here the problem starts. Found a flight there but unable to find a flight back so that I can go to work on the Monday. Does anyone on here do this trip often enough to know the best way back to France, that takes less than 21 hours or numerous changes. Thanks for reading .
On January 21st at Alicante Golf every player in a special competition in honor of the Children of Emaús was asked to bring a gift of food. All sorts of things which will bring joy to the Children’s lives gifts included not just regular food but bedding, nappies, biscuits, sweets…….. Sixty four golfers, 16 teams, played in the competition and the winners were Dave Williams, Bernard Waspe, Harry O’Neil and Andy McCreath from CLUB 25 Golf Society. They were presented with their prizes by Alicante Golf Professional, Noel Eastwell (second from left) and Booking Manager Marife Hernadez (fourth from left).Everyone agreed they had enjoyed their golf game and all were excited to have contributed their gifts. The Friend of the Children of Emaús Association would like to say thank you again to Noel, Marife, Alicante Golf and all of the players for their valued support. THANKS ALSO TO MARIFE AND NOEL FOR AGREEING TO CONTINUE THE COLLECTION BY ALLOWING ALICANTE GOLF TO BECOME THE THIRD FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN ‘ONE-STOP DROP SHOP’. From now on anyone can take their ongoing contribution of food, clothes, fabric (for quilts) and anything else that can be used by the Children’s Homes, or the Women and Children’s Refuge, to the Pro Shop; please clearly mark the bags “FCEMAUS”. Thank you. READ ALL ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN OF EMAUS on their two Facebook pages and on their website, www.fcemaus.com For GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN OF EMAUS, to renew your Membership or to become a Friend please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 30-year-old man who is wanted on a European Arrest Warrant for the murder of PC Neil Doyle. Timmy Donovan, who is also known as Timmy O’Sullivan, is originally from the Huyton area and has connections with Childwall in Liverpool. He is understood to have left the country at about 8.30pm on Friday, 19 December, through the Eurotunnel and officers believe he was driving a five door grey Mercedes A180 (registration YE62 NWG). Donovan is described as 5ft 8in tall, broad build, with dark brown hair and blue eyes and has a Liverpool accent. Detectives believe that Donovan is in Europe, possibly Spain, and are working with the National Crime Agency, Europol and European police forces in a bid to locate him. Officers are appealing to Timmy Donovan, or anyone who knows of his whereabouts, to contact the Matrix Serious Organised Crime Major Crime Unit on 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Link to Photos Timmy Donovan
Hi all, hoping that you can give some sound advice as we are in the process of selling up in the UK and moving to Spain in the next few months. We have been doing a great deal of research and recently, friends of ours told us that, electricity providers make a monthly charge of approx 80 Euros for a meter rental. Can anyone comfirm or refute this as it seems excessive to say the least that you should be charged 960 Euros per annum just to have a meter to record electrical usage? Look forward to your responses and any advice you might have to share AM&Bob
just been back to UK for Christmas, no problem going out with Easyjet went through with hand luggage the same as we have used for several years. Returning with Easyjet fromLiverpool we discover that the baggage size is now reduced and 90 euros are demanded by extremely rude Easyjet staff, the alternative we are told is leave it or don't fly. the moral to this story is that there are plenty of other airlines out there ,some of whom welcome your custom. If you don't fly Easyjet you could force a change to their arrogance
Our central heating has broken down and we sent e mails a while ago to four gas engineers who live not too far from us haven't replied.. We live in dolores we have bought two calor gas fires but not sufficient to heat a villa so have been quite cold. Can an anyone please recommend a gas engineer .
Hello everyone, I have just moved to Altea for work and am looking for a studio or one-bedroom appartment in Altea for long-term rental. Alternatively, I would consider renting a room or sharing an appartment. I am 23 and speak English, French, German and Spanish:) Hoping someone can help me out, thank you! Sarah
Hello, as part of our reserch prior to moving to the Costa Blanca we would like to ask if any members can give us their opinions/experiences about full-time living in the area with regards to the availibility of social activities (not bars/pub music nights etc). We would like to know if there are clubs and groups with interests in charity work/classical music/tennis/craft and such like. We have lived in several European countries and know that even when speaking the language well one is never really part of the local community. Everyone might be friendly but we are always on the outside. However, British expatriate communities have the ability to create a community life that can sustain and, in some degree, replace what we would have back in the UK. Does this happen in your area/urbanisation? Where we live now is beautiful, friendly etc. etc, but far too quiet and almost deserted in the winter - we would like to have the possibility to join in and build a life. We would love to hear from you. Thank you, Pat
I am an English/Spanish performer and puppeteer looking for creative people to form a theatre group. I am experienced in and enjoy acting, mime/physical theatre, clowning, storytelling, singing and improvisation. I wish to form a weekly group in which we will play theatre games, improvise and develop our own shows to perform to the public. Please contact me if you are interested and we can meet and discuss further. Lara Simo. email- email@example.com 0044 692 949 307
hi, my Aunty lives in Malaga and I have just moved to France, on the way on the ferry my handbag was stolen and my address book was in my bag. My aunty is 82 and I would hate to lose contact with her. Is there anyway I can do a search with her name to find an address? thankyou
Hi everyone, does anyone know of a bar in the Denia/Moraira/Javea areas that will be televising the Strictly final next Saturday night. We have decided to leave France for Spain without consulting the TV times - major mistake which has been pinned squarely on my chest. After watching it all the way through to the final to miss it means my wife will be beside herself - and I ultimately will suffer. Monetarily (she shops to ease emotional burdens) , possible physically and I will definitely have to learn to cook. Please help. Bruce.
We are staying in Javea for the first time this xmas, Really looking forward to it as well. Just wondering if anyone could recommend a new years eve event that is happening. \we aren't too decrepit :) and ready to shake a leg if the moment takes us. Look forward to your replies.
We have only been living here for six weeks and have just read our bank statement and 345 euros have been taken out for electric 8 October and the same for water 185 euro we have been very careful with our useage, we can't understand how it can be so high. We can't speak any Spanish and don't know what we can do about it, apart from that we love it here.