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Decision time…..

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 3:00pm
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Lowie1960

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Well everyone it is time to think on now…

So much for Spain      Now I have to sell my lovely villa which I bought for my retirement 

I have been in Spain since 2017 with Resendency and Spanish plated car.  Now I have to think about selling up due to the License Exchange (I could wait because the Spanish are having to come up with a plan with the DVLA). There are 1000’s of English people just sitting and waiting.  There are also a lot of people driving and dodging the police. With all the rules and regulations in Spain now.it is not a nice place to be. Cypress is nice and NO AGRO.   

Crancrank

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 3:38pm

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Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 3:38pm

Was there a reason you didn't change your license before the deadline?

Lowie1960

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 4:21pm

Lowie1960

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Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 4:21pm

Crancrank wrote on Sat May 14, 2022 3:38pm:

Was there a reason you didn't change your license before the deadline?

Well yes.   I went to get my Resendency in middle of December 2020 the card did not arrive till January 2021 so I was unable to go forward with the Driving License. Plus I had to come back to England at Xmas 2020

as I son in England was very Unwell and I needed to be there.  This I think is where it is not fair.    

Lmj18

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 11:07pm

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Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 11:07pm

Quote.

There are 1000’s of English people just sitting and waiting.  

Why? If you make that choice, you live with the consequences 

Matthew

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 8:42am

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 8:42am

I understand most expat Brits in Spain voted for Brexit.

A smaller majority of Brits in the UK voted for Brexit.

Even the Irish population of the UK (to my embarrassment) voted for Brexit. 

. . . . and the sheer power of domiciled Brits in Spain was of course ensuring us no changes after Brexit would be made. Even on this forum they claimed this was Democracy in action and the EU would cave into "entitled" demands of Brits. But nobody told the Spaniards. 

Man up to your situation and  do your driving test, unless, of course, you feel you are not a fit driver.

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Matthew

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 9:56am

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 9:56am

Camper vans and mobile homes on the playa - Page 41

 

Lowie1960

posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:54pmReport

Biggles172 wrote on Mon Feb 8, 2021 11:49am:

Why are all these camper vans and mobile homes being allowed to stay indefinitely on the playa.They are really unsightly and it has to be unhealthy,what are they doing with all their waste.I collared the police car patrolling the beach the other day but they didn't want to know.They were more con...

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Lowie Replied:-Yes I agree.   There are ducking and diving

living under the radar.  The police are going to crack down on this as complaints have been made to the Almeria Government. 
Trust me I know

                                      _____________________ 

If I see you thumbing a lift as I drive through in my campervan, I'll pick you up and drop you off where you wish. I'm sure the conversation will be enlightening.

Do a Spanish Driving Test and likely you won't need to do that enlightening conversation.


L181SKY

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 9:57am

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 9:57am

Lowie1960 wrote on Sat May 14, 2022 3:00pm:

Well everyone it is time to think on now…

So much for Spain      Now I have to sell my lovely villa which I bought for my retirement 

I have been in Spain since 2017 with Resendency and Spanish plated car.  Now I have to think about selling up due to the License Exchange (I could wait because the Spanish are having to come up with a plan with the DVLA). There are 1000’s of English people just sitting and waiting.  There are also a lot of people driving and dodging the police. With all the rules and regulations in Spain now.it is not a nice place to be. Cypress is nice and NO AGRO.   

I’m just wondering why you didn’t just swap your license while you could, so easily.

L181SKY

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 10:04am

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 10:04am

Matthew wrote on Sun May 15, 2022 9:56am:

Camper vans and mobile homes on the playa - Page 41

 

Lowie1960

posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:54pmReport

Biggles172 wrote on Mon Feb 8, 2021 11:49am:

Why are all these camper vans and mobile homes being allowed to stay indefinitely on the playa.They are really unsightly and it has to be unhealthy,what are they doing with all their waste.I collared the police car patrolling the beach the other day but they didn't want to know.They were more con...

Read more...

Lowie Replied:-Yes I agree.   There are ducking and diving

living under the radar.  The police are going to crack down on this as complaints have been made to the Almeria Government. 
Trust me I know

                                      _____________________ 

If I see you thumbing a lift as I drive through in my campervan, I'll pick you up and drop you off where you wish. I'm sure the conversation will be enlightening.

Do a Spanish Driving Test and likely you won't need to do that enlightening conversation.


Well done Mathew. So, they lived here since 2017 with Residencia !    I loved the bit about moaning about Others living “Under the Radar” LOL.    . This is exactly the type of quote that made my Blood Boil, the Holier than Thou attitude, it was always judgemental and accuseational  , is that a word lol?    I argued with Everyone about it haha.  but, to be able to call them out is Classic.  Again Very Well Done. 

Sveinb

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 10:11am

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 10:11am

There are 407.000 persons with British nationality living in spain, according to the spanish foreign depth. There are 287000 on the padron. The 120.000 in between are unable to get their licence, but in general they don't contribute to their community either.

There are 6 mill foreigners (NOT expats, IMMIGRANTS) living in spain. Maybe it is time for British immigrants to understand that there are no exceptions to the laws of the land, wherever we come from and that we are just a minority?

Lowie, an electric bike or trike will do you a world of good, the exercise will also improve your mood.

Matthew

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 10:21am

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 10:21am

What a thread! I hope Lowie doesn't take out a contract on me. If he does, he'll have to get back in the queue.

. . . and I'm only trying to get a few future votes for Ireland rom the UK in Eurovision - Irlande Douze Points.

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