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Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 1st November 2010, 06:43 PM
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The Reader

Came across this online newspaper, which may be of interest to some:

http://www.thereader.es/
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 16th October 2010, 06:15 PM
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Posted By fawlty
Spain in Revolt

Anyone interested in the Civil War should have a look at these fascinating, and at times harrowing, short films:

http://www.archive.org/details/spain_in_revolt
...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 12th October 2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 31,668
Posted By fawlty
I Hate Ryanair

Touchy subject this:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1319844/Passenger-ordered-I-Hate-Ryanair-website-popular-money.html
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 5th October 2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,848
Posted By fawlty
The only General Strike in Britain took place in...

The only General Strike in Britain took place in 1926 and was an abject failure. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_General_Strike#Aftermath_of_the_conflict.

To my knowledge there has not...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 3rd October 2010, 06:18 PM
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Views: 5,796
Posted By fawlty
Have a stroll around the Renfe railway station...

Have a stroll around the Renfe railway station and see the magnificent stained glass window.

Buen Viaje!
Forum: Learning Spanish 20th September 2010, 07:49 AM
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Views: 17,082
Posted By fawlty
cubiertas= tyres

cubiertas= tyres
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 5th September 2010, 07:07 PM
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Views: 6,311
Posted By fawlty
Hi, Yes, you can do it yourself. Have a...

Hi,

Yes, you can do it yourself. Have a look here to start with:

http://ukinspain.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/living-in-spain/cars
...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 1st September 2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 61,091
Posted By fawlty
During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do...

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person
should be put in an old age home?"
"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 31st August 2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,046
Posted By fawlty
The problem with corruption, when it starts at...

The problem with corruption, when it starts at the top, it has a domino effect, which can then pervade all levels of society. The situation is then reached where people do not know who to trust, or...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 25th August 2010, 07:53 AM
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Views: 2,428
Posted By fawlty
HRH Prince Carlos Hugo

A very interesting obituary of this Carlist pretender to the Spanish throne, who almost brought down the Dutch Monarchy:

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Forum: Geek's Corner 23rd August 2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,616
Posted By fawlty
Apple Television

Interesting article for Appleonians. Could also be very useful for expats in Spain in the near future, as a replacement for the satellite Astra 2D will potentially mean bigger dishes may be required...
Forum: Geek's Corner 21st August 2010, 08:10 AM
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Views: 5,296
Posted By fawlty
100 Year Old Colour Photos of Russia

Check out these brilliant images:

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 25th July 2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,324
Posted By fawlty
Hi, I travelled to the US from Valencia last...

Hi,

I travelled to the US from Valencia last October and used this company for EU residents:

http://www.worldwideinsure.com/eu-travel-insurance.htm

Fortunately I didnīt have to make any...
Forum: Geek's Corner 22nd July 2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,395
Posted By fawlty
iPhone 4 First Aid

I thought this little tip may be of interest to you Appleites:

The much publicised drop in signal strength of the iPhone 4 can be very simply overcome by applying a narrow strip of Sellotape...
Forum: Geek's Corner 16th July 2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,753
Posted By fawlty
San Fermin

Love it or hate it, brilliant photography yet again from the Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/07/the_festival_of_san_fermin_201.html
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 12th July 2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 36,579
Posted By fawlty
Yes,this gave me frequent pulpotations!

Yes,this gave me frequent pulpotations!
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 30th June 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 61,091
Posted By fawlty
City Slicker

Thought I would share this one with you:


A farmer named Sid was overseeing his stock in a remote moorland pasture in North Yorkshire when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 21st June 2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,081
Posted By fawlty
UK Benefits Abroad

Let's hope that anyone cheating the benefits system, in the UK and abroad, is now put under much closer scrutiny. A few years ago I met a British man in my local Spanish bar who took great delight in...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 20th June 2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,652
Posted By fawlty
Barstow American History 1950s

Anyone interested in 1950s USA will be fascinated by these two home movies:


http://www.archive.org/details/barstow_americas_history

http://www.archive.org/details/barstow_americas_wonderlands
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 10th June 2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,482
Posted By fawlty
A card is no longer needed to get BBC channels,...

A card is no longer needed to get BBC channels, but yes, you will need a large (up to 1.8m) dish, depending on where you live in Spain. Check out this forum for assistance and advice:
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Forum: Geek's Corner 9th June 2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,345
Posted By fawlty
Amateur Home Movies and More

Found this site. Brilliant for historical research, particularly the Home Movies Section. Check out this link for fascinating footage of Italy and Spain in the early 1960s.
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Forum: Geek's Corner 9th June 2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,939
Posted By fawlty
Viewer 2

Nice piece of freeware for sorting your photos:

http://www.pctoptips.co.uk/index.html
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 9th June 2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,482
Posted By fawlty
Art in Spain

There is a three part series on BBC4 called Art in Spain. Saw the first one last night and was very impressed. There are two more to come, tonight and tomorrow at 2000 UK time.

See this link:
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Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 4th June 2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 67,964
Posted By fawlty
Yes, you are right, I believe 1 January 2011 will...

Yes, you are right, I believe 1 January 2011 will be the date that the new law takes effect. However, it will be very interesting to see how long and to what extent, the authorities will take to...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 23rd May 2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,261
Posted By fawlty
40% in the under 25 age group.

40% in the under 25 age group.
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