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Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 22nd June 2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,753
Posted By Elvis
A couple of points: Unless the rules have...

A couple of points:

Unless the rules have changed very recently, it's possible to open a bank account without a NIE.
Ask at a bank.

The long term weather report is that summer temperatures...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 21st June 2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,687
Posted By Elvis
If any species becomes 'extinct,' there is no way...

If any species becomes 'extinct,' there is no way to revive it, so can you explain how this was achieved?:confused:

Maybe we'll see the Dodo running round again soon?
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 21st June 2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,054
Posted By Elvis
And Nazism may one day rear it's ugly head, in an...

And Nazism may one day rear it's ugly head, in an attempt to oppress the world again.:rolleyes:
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 21st June 2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,054
Posted By Elvis
NB: La Guerra Civil started on July 17th, 1936...

NB: La Guerra Civil started on July 17th, 1936 and ended on April 1st, 1939.

By my reckoning, that is just over 69 years ago.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 21st June 2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,749
Posted By Elvis
The Sacré Coeur, Montmartre is worth a look and...

The Sacré Coeur, Montmartre is worth a look and if the artists still hang out there, even better.
http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com/us/index.html

No visit to gay Paree would be complete...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 21st June 2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,136
Posted By Elvis
Electronic health service.

You can now make an appointment to see your doctor or obtain emergency assistance via the web.

Here is the URL for those who live in La Comunidad Valenciana:
http://www.san.gva.es/
Click on...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 20th June 2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,068
Posted By Elvis
Some of the photos are fascinating, but most...

Some of the photos are fascinating, but most appear to be family snaps.

Looking at the one with all the traffic in Barcelona, I'm really glad I passed through there out of season in 63!!!!
Forum: Learning Spanish 20th June 2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 59,454
Posted By Elvis
I strongly disagree with that. No matter how...

I strongly disagree with that.
No matter how strong an accent is, if the speaker uses correct grammar and reasonable pronunciation, they can be understood, IMO.

There are exceptions!!!!!!!!!!
...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 18th June 2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,712
Posted By Elvis
Hmmm, good old Smelly George and his...

Hmmm, good old Smelly George and his Feetwarmers!:thumbs-up:
I saw him at three venues and never tired of his style.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 17th June 2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,712
Posted By Elvis
Musical nostalgia for oldies.

I thought it may be better to start a new thread, rather than hijack the food topic.

Those were almost my exact words at the time!
I had a Skiffle group called the TrebleOs, based in Southend...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 17th June 2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 35,751
Posted By Elvis
We might, but thindi wrote: "my grandmother ...

We might, but thindi wrote: "my grandmother immigrated from ireland." ;)

I suppose I should have written, emigrated from or immigrated to, instead of and.

Me da igual.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 17th June 2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 35,751
Posted By Elvis
Well we fired our guns, but the British kept a'...

Well we fired our guns, but the British kept a' comin, but there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago, they ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em, on down the Mississipi to the Gulf...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 17th June 2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 35,751
Posted By Elvis
No, none of that is possible because:- A....

No, none of that is possible because:-

A. 400 years ago, America wasn't the USA!*

B. Your grandmother emigrated from Ireland and immigrated to America.




* The first Declaration of...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 17th June 2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,736
Posted By Elvis
Question already answered.

Question already answered.
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 17th June 2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,840
Posted By Elvis
Last time I looked, Moraira and Javea were in la...

Last time I looked, Moraira and Javea were in la Provincia de Alicante, España and everything is back to normal service.

Moraira and Javea, both little Englands with sunshine, a far cry from...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 17th June 2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,995
Posted By Elvis
Camiones y camioneros están igual, they blow...

Camiones y camioneros están igual, they blow smoke.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 17th June 2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,309
Posted By Elvis
My all time favourite, that no one in our village...

My all time favourite, that no one in our village had ever heard before:

Pregunta, "¿Eres inglés?"

Respondo, "Si, lo siento, pero no es mi culpa."

It still goes down well and it's a great...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 17th June 2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 35,751
Posted By Elvis
I've found a few varying descriptive notes on...

I've found a few varying descriptive notes on guiri:
Note on topic: Anyone looking for a change from cream on their postre should try mascarpone!:thumbs-up:
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 17th June 2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 35,751
Posted By Elvis
Glad to hear! When vine leaves aren't...

Glad to hear!

When vine leaves aren't available, try using the green leaves from a tight cabbage for dolmades, it works quite well, we had some yesterday.
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 17th June 2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 38,595
Posted By Elvis
En lugar de diciendo, no tengo preferencia, es...

En lugar de diciendo, no tengo preferencia, es mas fácil decir, me da igual, un frase muy común en esta zona.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 17th June 2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 35,751
Posted By Elvis
With all that power, why don't you make your own...

With all that power, why don't you make your own tacos?;)
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 15th June 2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,198
Posted By Elvis
Mi Santo!;D El dia que siempre pasamos con...

Mi Santo!;D

El dia que siempre pasamos con mucha alegria, buenos amigos españoles y un banquete de categoria.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 15th June 2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,198
Posted By Elvis
Are you saying I need to move to Mexico before I...

Are you saying I need to move to Mexico before I hear from anyone?:p
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 15th June 2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,198
Posted By Elvis
Thank you ValenciaSon...

Thank you ValenciaSon (http://www.notesfromspain.com/forums/member.php?u=51) for your kind wishes, I won't be holding my breath waiting for any form of communication from my two brats.

I'm waiting...
Forum: Geek's Corner 15th June 2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,369
Posted By Elvis
I don't think so Gary, a Spanish friend is using...

I don't think so Gary, a Spanish friend is using the same ISP and he downloads films, leaving his PC running all night and so far he hasn't mentioned being shut down.

There is no mention of...
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