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Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 18th September 2010, 11:54 PM
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Views: 7,940
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There are some English language podcasts about...

There are some English language podcasts about the history of Flamenco on the RTVE (http://www.rtve.es/podcast/radio-exterior/)website in the Radio exterior section. The sugggestion there is that...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 23rd August 2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 31,951
Posted By Culebronchris
The Murciano and Canaries accent get some stick...

The Murciano and Canaries accent get some stick don't they?
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 4th August 2010, 02:52 PM
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Views: 3,209
Posted By Culebronchris
Help me sing along

Living in Spain I find myself unable to sing along with the sort of Spanish songs that get played at village fiestas, wedding parties - las canciones de toda la vida.

I'm sure this must have been...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 30th June 2010, 11:45 PM
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Views: 3,154
Posted By Culebronchris
I just had a quick look and you're quite right...

I just had a quick look and you're quite right that some of the banks don't advertise the APR/TAE very openly but it is there with a bit of digging.

Generally go to the tarjetas section and then...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 10th June 2010, 12:23 AM
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Views: 2,666
Posted By Culebronchris
From the experience of several teacher pals...

From the experience of several teacher pals working in Spain I think that the requirements are simply those of the school. My wife has the PGCE and has worked in Madrid and Elche in private schools...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 26th May 2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,246
Posted By Culebronchris
I used to deliver furniture and I was never...

I used to deliver furniture and I was never tipped by a Spaniard. Brits always used to tip, often the Brits would give me a five or ten note which was pretty good considering that my hourly wage was...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 10th May 2010, 11:54 PM
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Views: 5,904
Posted By Culebronchris
Odd that. A Spanish chap was telling me today how...

Odd that. A Spanish chap was telling me today how much difficulty he had in the UK opening a current account when he was working there for the year. I found myself doing to him what Spaniards do to...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 10th May 2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,962
Posted By Culebronchris
I've watched MASH, Cheers, Hill Street Blues, The...

I've watched MASH, Cheers, Hill Street Blues, The West Wing, ER, Bones, Cold Case etc. etc. I've seen Jack and Clint and Julia and Meryl in films, I know the past tense of he dives is he dove, that...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 10th May 2010, 12:24 AM
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Views: 8,962
Posted By Culebronchris
Bearing in mind that generalizations are...

Bearing in mind that generalizations are generally mistaken.

I was talking to an Ecuadorian living in Spain, she says she normally has no problems with Spaniards (language wise) but then went on...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 30th April 2010, 12:10 AM
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Views: 3,425
Posted By Culebronchris
Any time we've rented we've just paid one month...

Any time we've rented we've just paid one month extra up front which is returned provided that we haven't trashed the house when we leave. (e.g. 550 rent plus 550 returnable deposit)

When we've...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 18th April 2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,197
Posted By Culebronchris
As I don't live in Madrid I haven't seen the ad...

As I don't live in Madrid I haven't seen the ad but it's not surprising is it?

Lots of the T shirts with English on them have slogans that, whilst they aren't exactly wrong, aren't right either....
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 26th March 2010, 01:16 AM
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Views: 3,440
Posted By Culebronchris
Is there an equivalent to Income Support in Spain?

A friend of mine had her husband run off with another woman leaving her and her child with no money whatsoever. She tells me that the only handouts to people in her situation come from charities like...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 23rd March 2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,454
Posted By Culebronchris
This is the article I wrote for the MGOC at the...

This is the article I wrote for the MGOC at the time. You will notice that this, which is more accurate because it was written at the time, bears no relationship to my post above. Ahh, the joys of...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 23rd March 2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,454
Posted By Culebronchris
It depends. I re-registered a 1977 MGB here and...

It depends. I re-registered a 1977 MGB here and all in all it came in at about 600€ as I remember but it was 5 years ago.

My memory isn't what it was so some of the details may be wrong but first...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 20th March 2010, 12:27 AM
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Views: 4,734
Posted By Culebronchris
But why? I used to work with youngsters....

But why?

I used to work with youngsters. They wanted to see 12 rated films but some jumped up clerk decided they weren't 12 and bang went their evening out. It's only a step from proving you're 12...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 19th March 2010, 09:11 PM
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Views: 3,641
Posted By Culebronchris
There's a Facebook group called something like...

There's a Facebook group called something like ¿Que parte de "solo las puntas" no entienden las peluqueras? so my guess is that decent haircuts are as unlikely here as they are anywhere else
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 19th March 2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,734
Posted By Culebronchris
Ever thought of a campaign to do away with ID...

Ever thought of a campaign to do away with ID cards?

Why does everyone, but everyone, think they have the right to know things about me in Spain?

Was it a right wing dictator who started the...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 23rd February 2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 23,403
Posted By Culebronchris
Am I the only one that finds all this economics...

Am I the only one that finds all this economics stuff a bit strange?

It's dead obvious that things are bad. The tyre shop up the road has gone, the newspaper kiosk closed down, house prices have...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 23rd February 2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 32,921
Posted By Culebronchris
Lots of "you pays your money you takes your...

Lots of "you pays your money you takes your choice" type comments but the fact is that, at busy times, Ryanair isn't particularly cheap.
Forum: Learning Spanish 18th January 2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,638
Posted By Culebronchris
I had a look at past threads and I've been...

I had a look at past threads and I've been through some of the obvious sales sites and I couldn't see any models that offered the possibility of adding words which is why I asked.
Forum: Learning Spanish 15th January 2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,638
Posted By Culebronchris
Which electronic dictionary does anyone recommend?

I'm thinking of buying a new electronic dictionary.

Something I would like to be able to do is to add the words and phrases that I come across. That aside, I'm just looking for your...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 11th January 2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,963
Posted By Culebronchris
I have no idea but as I was channel hopping this...

I have no idea but as I was channel hopping this evening there was some bob sleighing on tododeporte. I just had a look on the rtve website and all there is at the moment is a report of the flame...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 5th January 2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,450
Posted By Culebronchris
You would probably have real trouble insuring it...

You would probably have real trouble insuring it in Spain as the homologation of vehicles with any changes here is very strict (change the tinted glass and you need homologation certificates for the...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 26th December 2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,388
Posted By Culebronchris
S'funny. I still sometimes forget that the whole...

S'funny. I still sometimes forget that the whole of human knowledge is available from my computer
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 24th December 2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,388
Posted By Culebronchris
When's the programme on? We're in Cartagena...

When's the programme on?

We're in Cartagena so I should have a look.
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