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Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 18th September 2010, 09:47 PM
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Ive been to Granada a few times & Malaga many...

Ive been to Granada a few times & Malaga many more: Granada has amazing free tapas but I must be very unlucky because I have little recollection of free tapas (other than a few crisps or peanuts) in...
Forum: Geek's Corner 7th August 2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,648
Posted By Jules
When I bought my current PAYG Vodafone (UK) I...

When I bought my current PAYG Vodafone (UK) I tried my Spanish Vodafone Sim and it wouldn't work.

I contacted Vodafone Helpline : initially they said they wouldn't unlock free because I hadn't...
Forum: Learning Spanish 1st August 2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,810
Posted By Jules
Scrabble in Spanish - Query about rules

Having recently acquired a Spanish version of Scrabble, the rules forbid hyphenated words but I want to clarify if compound word are allowed:

e.g Those that occur in infinitives of reflexive verbs...
Forum: Geek's Corner 31st July 2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,640
Posted By Jules
I am envious too. We had a great holiday there...

I am envious too. We had a great holiday there last year. My recommendation for a really authentic Spanish menu del día. Don't arrive before 2.00 pm (unless to reserve a table) but after 3 pm it will...
Forum: Geek's Corner 31st July 2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,640
Posted By Jules
Watch how the girl on the right behind the action...

Watch how the girl on the right behind the action slowly becomes aware of what's happening behind her!
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 30th July 2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,090
Posted By Jules
I'd reinforce what Legazpi said about the...

I'd reinforce what Legazpi said about the possible suitability of Valencia city. Though an oldie I could see Valencia was a vibrant city and wasn't overly dominated by English voices - though you...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 30th July 2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,390
Posted By Jules
Youv'e completed your 'To-Do list', so what's...

Youv'e completed your 'To-Do list', so what's next? :D
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 16th July 2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,616
Posted By Jules
Just seen this good news: congrats from me as...

Just seen this good news: congrats from me as well.

Nobody has asked yet about Michael's 5-year mission.

:D
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 2nd July 2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,965
Posted By Jules
On Google maps of Llanes look for Calle...

On Google maps of Llanes look for Calle Concepcion (route AS-263) which leaves Llanes due south. A few hundred metres from Llanes you will see the hotel by the traffic circle.
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 2nd July 2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,965
Posted By Jules
Sorry, didn't manage to get one of the building....

Sorry, didn't manage to get one of the building. But you can get a good look with Streetview where it has a slightly less abandoned appearance than when I saw it. If you look for:
Hotel Restaurante...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 1st July 2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,965
Posted By Jules
I wonder if you did manage to visit Llanes to see...

I wonder if you did manage to visit Llanes to see the building used in El Orfanato? If so was it worth the effort?

I had forgotten about this post until last week which I spent in Llanes....
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 26th April 2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,214
Posted By Jules
That's bad luck Gary. I've had to readjust...

That's bad luck Gary.
I've had to readjust what I understood to be the meaning of 'stranded'.
This incident hows how many people must hate being on holiday - and can't wait to return!
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 23rd April 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,378
Posted By Jules
Can anyone say if 'IVA' is normally pronounced as...

Can anyone say if 'IVA' is normally pronounced as a word or letter-by-letter?
Forum: Learning Spanish 1st April 2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,037
Posted By Jules
The secret I suspect lies in a burning desire to...

The secret I suspect lies in a burning desire to learn the language - and yes: it can at times be hard, though rewarding work.
Ben's very entertaining book 'Errant in Iberia' reveals among, many...
Forum: Geek's Corner 16th March 2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,298
Posted By Jules
Going back to the original question: If I were...

Going back to the original question:
If I were to buy a proper internet radio I'd go for either the Roberts or the Pure Evoke Flow simply on my own experience with both brands. I've used Roberts FM...
Forum: Geek's Corner 16th March 2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,298
Posted By Jules
Your probably are right, but curiosity got the...

Your probably are right, but curiosity got the better of me: there must be some advantage and if there isn't I'll be the first to complain. One claimed advantage for TV's is that they circumvent the...
Forum: Geek's Corner 14th March 2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,298
Posted By Jules
Has anyone tried an USB internet-radio/TV dongle?...

Has anyone tried an USB internet-radio/TV dongle? They are pretty cheap & am awaiting delivery of one.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 23rd February 2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,498
Posted By Jules
More accurately: the mis-use of alcohol. Most...

More accurately: the mis-use of alcohol. Most consumers of alcohol do so without affecting their health - and indeed, there is much peer reviewed evidence that it can have beneficial effects.
...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 19th February 2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,041
Posted By Jules
Latin Music USA

I just thought I'd mention that I've been watching the 4-part series Latin Music USA. Its been showing how Latin_american music has influenced USA music over the last 100-odd years. The final part...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 15th February 2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,558
Posted By Jules
Or to put it another way... when was the last...

Or to put it another way... when was the last time you spent £200 a head for a meal? :eek:
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 5th February 2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,123
Posted By Jules
Typically, I've noticed that new security...

Typically, I've noticed that new security measures tend to displace older less useful measures.
We were once discouraged from putting electrical items in the hold. Then the next scare was knives,...
Forum: Geek's Corner 3rd February 2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,318
Posted By Jules
To do this, I acquired an Olympus LS10...

To do this, I acquired an Olympus LS10 (http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/2581_digital_recorder_ls-10_18555.htm) PCM recorder which has become one of my most treasured gadgets. Though its aimed at...
Forum: Geek's Corner 19th January 2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,765
Posted By Jules
Avast: Home edition. Works unfussily in the...

Avast: Home edition. Works unfussily in the background but seems quite sensitive if a virus presents itself.

Make sure you select the free version. I once recommended it to people who installed...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 6th January 2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,959
Posted By Jules
I nevertheless quite like chrome & use it most...

I nevertheless quite like chrome & use it most days: but I use Firefox most of the time & IE7 least.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 5th January 2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,959
Posted By Jules
Chrome doesn't have a print-preview screen -...

Chrome doesn't have a print-preview screen - absolutely essential
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