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Living in Freginals - New Info Site
Hi
Just in case anyone living in Freginals has been missed a new blog site has been developed to act as a portal for information between the town hall and other offical agencies and can be found ...

Started Jan 27th, 2008 at 12:23pm by sue100 (Ex Member)
2 1240 Last Post Aug 16th, 2008 at 9:12am
By: hazelnut - Ex Member
good map
Hi can anyone tell me the best map to look at your finca and measure the dimensions. I can't do anything with the map on  hipermapa.

Started Jun 19th, 2007 at 12:54am by john_and_angela
4 1708 Last Post Aug 15th, 2008 at 8:56am
By: hazelnut - Ex Member
chain saws
As an ex pro user in UK may I recommend a top handle chain saw, these are for for arborists & are well balanced for use with one hand leaving the other free, dangerous yes but so useful when logging s...

Started Jan 1st, 2008 at 10:49pm by PaulH
1 988 Last Post Aug 15th, 2008 at 8:54am
By: hazelnut - Ex Member
Driving on the AP7/E15
On Saturday I was returning home from Reus Airport with some friends who came back on the same flight in my English plated 4x4. I needed fuel so made a stop at the services at La Hospitalet. We decide...

Started Dec 18th, 2007 at 10:27am by sue100 (Ex Member)
4 1835 Last Post Aug 15th, 2008 at 8:50am
By: hazelnut - Ex Member
Spending dosh to save it ! MPPT Charge Controllers
Every now and again new technology emerges that can save you money. Now MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) Solar Charge Controllers have been around for 3 or 4 years now, the most popular being the O...

Started May 11th, 2008 at 10:48pm by William of Orange (Ex Member)
5 2741 Last Post Jul 2nd, 2008 at 5:02pm
By: William of Orange - Ex Member
Solar Panels
As my passion is Renewable Energy Id like to explain something that most people get mixed up with regarding solar panels. Crystalline Silicon Panels (Mono or Poly )produce more energy when they are co...

Started Apr 27th, 2008 at 11:37pm by William of Orange (Ex Member)
0 972 Last Post Apr 27th, 2008 at 11:37pm
By: William of Orange - Ex Member
Top Tip For Winter Battery Care !!!
Hi, This time of year is hardest on the batteries we rely on living off grid. To help your batteries survive and keep them fit there is a few things we can do thiswinter.
Warning First. Never wor...

Started Nov 27th, 2007 at 4:47pm by William of Orange (Ex Member)
3 1468 Last Post Mar 2nd, 2008 at 11:01pm
By: Nobrot the Great - Ex Member
Lidl Products (User Guides In English)
Hi, Lidl often have some cracking equipment for sale like Watering Computers or Timer Switches, remote power switches and so on, but do you get miffed that the operating instructions are rarley in Eng...

Started Feb 23rd, 2008 at 11:10pm by William of Orange (Ex Member)
3 2508 Last Post Feb 24th, 2008 at 8:57pm
By: William of Orange - Ex Member
killer dog(s) warning notices
Not wanting to worry you all, but we have seen notices on the Simpatica Road, Tortosa ( beside the waste bins outside the restautrant)  warning of a killer dog in the vicinity.  I rang the number give...

Started Jan 10th, 2008 at 11:24pm by skibob (Ex Member)
7 2640 Last Post Jan 21st, 2008 at 9:51am
By: DebbieM - Ex Member
tip top battery maintenance
Bon Nadal & Felices Fiestes William
Thank you for the tip top tip on battery maintenance in Winter, my Batteries are now in tip top condition! Might you be able to advise on this though. I have H...

Started Dec 27th, 2007 at 12:32pm by PaulH
4 1770 Last Post Dec 30th, 2007 at 1:27pm
By: William of Orange - Ex Member
Removal nightmare
We moved in January 2007 from L'Ampolla back to the UK. We used an English guy in Miami Platje which we cannot recommend whatsoever. What should have worried us was when he arrived late on the second ...

Started Apr 24th, 2007 at 8:33pm by sabineopp (Ex Member)
7 2768 Last Post Sep 12th, 2007 at 9:48pm
By: Nobrot the Great - Ex Member
Mcdonalds drive by,Manchester.
This was the guy in front of me at a Mcdonalds drive by...

Started Aug 8th, 2007 at 9:35pm by Nobrot the Great (Ex Member)
0 837 Last Post Aug 8th, 2007 at 9:35pm
By: Nobrot the Great - Ex Member
Car parking at Reus (or lack of it)
Got off the plane at Reus 3 days ago,walked over to where I had parked the car 6 weeks before and there was a big hole in the ground and no car....back to information in the arrival lounge,over to sec...

Started Jun 20th, 2007 at 10:39pm by nobrot (Ex Member)
8 2916 Last Post Jul 11th, 2007 at 12:13am
By: Debbie - Ex Member
Traditional hand made soap
If anyone is interested in using real soaps,made traditionally with olive oil and natural fragrances,there is a fabulous range on sale at the English Deli in Sebecco.We are using them for our customer...

Started Apr 29th, 2007 at 3:58pm by nobrot (Ex Member)
6 2253 Last Post May 1st, 2007 at 4:33pm
By: AmIBovvered - Ex Member
Excellent weather forecast website
Hi Everybody,
Found this very good website for weather in Spain in general, but you can click on whatever region you want. It gives a 7 day prediction for all areas:
http://www.inm.es/<br /...

Started Apr 28th, 2007 at 12:16am by jools (Ex Member)
1 1142 Last Post Apr 28th, 2007 at 11:56am
By: authorannie - Ex Member
Really cheap calls!
Hi everybody,
I stumbled across this website today, it says free calls, but then i actually bought 10 Euros worth of calls, and it seems that i actually pay 5 cents per connection charge............

Started Apr 15th, 2007 at 3:29am by jools (Ex Member)
0 786 Last Post Apr 15th, 2007 at 3:29am
By: jools - Ex Member
Excellent informative book
There is a new book out called 'In The Garlic' www.inthegarlic.com it's an informative and interesting look at the more quirky side of Spanish living.  For example, the following is an entry in the bo...

Started Mar 21st, 2007 at 7:53am by Nigel
1 1222 Last Post Mar 26th, 2007 at 8:44pm
By: Nigel
getting to IKEA
Hi Everyone
WE wil be coming to our finca for a week at Easter. We desperately need to get to IKEA.
We are a bit scared of how to get there. When we went to visit Montserrat we missed the tu...

Started Feb 25th, 2006 at 10:28am by terraalta (Ex Member)
6 2323 Last Post Mar 23rd, 2007 at 6:28pm
By: Paulo - Ex Member
Cheap calls to the UK from Spain - and from the UK
Ok, several things:
To call Spain from the UK
http://www.call18866.co.uk
Calls for 2p per minute but you need to sign up for an account
http://www.easy-dial.com/03_rates_ns.asp
Call...

Started Apr 5th, 2005 at 2:01pm by Nigel
5 2782 Last Post Mar 22nd, 2007 at 9:49pm
By: Paulo - Ex Member
Re- Dry Canal
Hi would it be possible for you lucky people out there to keep us poor fools stuck in three Uk up to speed with the reinstatment of the dry canal above Roquets.
Many Thanks Phil after a couple of...

Started Mar 7th, 2007 at 7:12am by philmountains
0 740 Last Post Mar 7th, 2007 at 7:12am
By: philmountains
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