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28-01-2019 20:45
raynipper Add it might be but could just be the ticket for some.

01-06-2018 18:16
MyGalSal I will have to change my avatar - ah, the final goodbye to my Hymer - except I can’t remember how and size and number of pixels etc. Perhaps I will just leave it for old times sake.
01-06-2018 18:09
Originally Posted by jiwawa View Post
Doesn't he look well Sally?! How do you feel about the pitch now he's in residence?
He does look well indeed Jean. Well pleased. Smart looking fella. And there’s plenty of room on the pitch although I have had a sneak peek at 21 again because then he could be parked neatly and discreetly at the side rather than the front. We shall see. Morning is shady but afternoon is full on sun on our present pitch.
01-06-2018 18:04
Originally Posted by raynipper View Post
I had delivery vans larger than that. It's 11m or nothing now.

01-06-2018 15:03
jiwawa Doesn't he look well Sally?! How do you feel about the pitch now he's in residence?
01-06-2018 13:41
raynipper I had delivery vans larger than that. It's 11m or nothing now.

01-06-2018 11:40
MyGalSal Oh happy day. Welcome to the ‘diddy one’. Picked it up yesterday. Superb drive. Well pleased; however, it does feel diddly after the Hymer. Not a bad thing, just different.

Attached a pic of Baby Billy Bürstner (I promise we will lose that name fairly quickly!). 😂
25-05-2018 17:26
powerplus great

pleased you have it sorted

25-05-2018 16:35
MyGalSal When I lived in Saudi and was on a visit to the UK I visited a doctor and was charged £35. That was in the early eighties and we were paying our National Insurance contributions whilst abroad.
Last week, when I applied to the Ministry in Newcastle,(my home town as it happens) they told me that when I received my S1 (in three to four weeks and they post it to your Spanish address) I had to register it with the INSS (social security I think) and that if, when I was on a visit to the UK and I needed medical treatment I should be sure to tell the doctor my Spanish address otherwise my NHS would automatically transfer back to UK. I don’t know about paying in the UK if you have the Spanish health card. I would assume it works in the same way the EHIC does here. They also said I would have to apply for some other kind of EHIC - I forget the name, something like EHIC-E, I will have to look it up again my mind is so full of stuff at the moment - for travelling in other European countries like France etc. Which reminds me because I will be travelling through France in July. I am not in a hurry to apply for residency but the looming possible changes to all our lives are in the not too distant future - I am not going to say the B... word -and it makes one think.

So the dealership has come up trumps. They have sourced Zalba-Caldu, fully comp at less than €500 pa with an excess also of less than €500. It includes travel insurance and an unlimited time in UK France etc. Oh, and it covers total value of the vehicle unlike some nonsense from a firm I contacted. That’ll do for me.

Thanks all for all help and advice. I will close off this thread with a pic next week when I have successfully collected van etc.its busy being registered etc right now.

25-05-2018 07:32
bc109 Sal

I trust you are registered with a GP in the UK. Make a note of the clinic address.
Alarming article in the Guardian yesterday about a person making a visit to the UK having to pay for medical treatment, although receiving a UK pension and paying tax. Having a UK passport didn't seem to make a difference. The salient point seems to be that during her time working in the UK she never registered with a GP.
When I attended a clinic in the UK last year for a minor problem, my National Insurance number allowed the front desk to find my last clinic visited some 16 years ago, and I was challenged to confirm my last address.
Only now have I understood the significance of that action. Apparently the law changed in 2015 about treatment for people classed as visitors. Bizarre ? It's hard to believe.

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