Saturday, April 11, 2009

Spanish cars in the UK

The British police are having a clampdown on Brits taking Spanish registered cars back to the UK for more than 6 months in a year, they have records of sightings of foriegn registered vehicles and are impounding vehicles that appear to have been in the the UK over the allowed time without being reregistered. People who do this are evading UK road tax and possibly an MOT test on the vehicle, if you do intend to use your Spanish car in the UK on a regular basis, it is probably a good idea to keep some Spanish invoices and reciepts for petrol, repairs, carparking etc, for the vehicle as proof of periods it was in Spain.
So if you use your Spanish car in The UK for more than 6 months is is probably more feasable to have a British car and and use it in Spain.....

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Healthcare scheme

After the Valencian governmement announced last year that free healthcare for early retired expats was being withdrawn, it was announced that the government were working on a new scheme where monthly payments for health care would be provided. This scheme is still being worked on although it was hoped it would be in place in January.
Untill it is in place the free health care for early retirees will be available.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Don't Worry Be happy

After a number of days of rain the weather seems to be turning. A real feeling of spring, again. Well we did hear a cuckoo the other day, just waiting for the hoopoe to start its spring time antics now. Our spring flowers, in the tubs, have not done to well which is disappointing. We will leave them and see if they improve next year. Lots of visitors out though. The front row facing the fields is full and our Calle is filling up too. The local farmer was harvesting his broccoli today and kindly gave a few "locals" a bag full. Its so hard for these guys to make a crust and still they are generous. A lesson to be learn'nt there I think.
So what else has been going on. One family on holiday had a bit of a health scare, well its something that could happen to anyone. Made us think a timely reminder to everyone would not go a miss, even some Brits who live here do not seem to know that you should dial 112 to emergency help in english. That's 112.
The householders in the block in Los Palacios facing the metal fence are trying to discover what is causing the flooding under there homes. Also who is responsible. Lets all keep our fingers crossed for them and hope they find a easy solution.
The Brit market in Formentera is now open on a saturday and has an auction on friday from 12 noon.
House prices continue to fall here and repossessions continue, really is a time to buy and not sell. Those the bank have taken do not seem to be attracting much interest,maybe the bank is better off sitting on them. The EU is getting tough with Spain over building practices here, and we have also seen hoards of Brits arrested for providing false documents. The arm of the law may extend slowly here but it extends a long way. More pirate TV people arrested to.
Still we don't want to think about all that the days are stretching out the birds are sing in the trees. don't worry be happy.Eat chocolate its nearly Easter.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Zero Gravity

This morning our local radio presenter from TKO has been telling us how a prominent astrologer has informed, that at precisely 09:47 in Spain. Jupiter will go behind Pluto, and cause a once ever gravitational alignment on the earth, so if you jump up in the air at that precise time you will probably float.
A warning has been put out by the siesmology institute,that if a large amount of people DO jump up in the air at the same time -Like at 09:47 - when they land it is liable to cause movement of the Teutonic plates and cause spasmodic earthquakes in strategic places in the Northern hemisphere.