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    What are you doing today??

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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 10 Jan 2017 - 11:59

    Mcqueen wrote:What are you doing today?? - Page 20 3025408739 Trading standards would shut him down,  What are you doing today?? - Page 20 1498946960
    I can only speak from experience the garage is full of shite like that and mercs audi vw, land rover all with common problems, not one offs, but any of the others are in for a service or mot,
    of course some swear by what ever they drive especially land rover people,
    but the newer they are the worse they get, What are you doing today?? - Page 20 1207215696
    Eileen's brother ( mechanic) says exactly the same thing. He's driving a 1991Golf What are you doing today?? - Page 20 3025408739 . As regards me importing cars, there must be 8 or 9 lads doing it within a 5 mile radius of me. Too many at it. That trade will stop if UK doesn't get a trade deal on Brexit. WE already pay VRT on any vehicle ( new or 2nd hand) that comes into the country. e.g that C5 above, would cost me 1443 euro in Vehicle registration tax on top of the buying price and transportation cost. When I got the van converted from a commercial van to a crew cab, it then came under a different VRT category and I had to pay 1051 euro in VRT. I had assumed it was only paid once you actually register a vehicle but they told me that my van would have to be re-registered as a crew cab. Had I known this, I would have bought the Vito from Reg's pal that owned the MOT garage. I would have got a much higher spec van for what would have worked out the same money ( if not slightly less)  What are you doing today?? - Page 20 1498946960 

    When the gov had to get rid of import duty in the EU, they decided to rename it to VRT in the case of vehicles. I don't think it's been challenged in court but the gov would fight it to the last as if they got found guilty ( i.e. that it's import duty in disguise), they would have to pay back all the VRT over the last 15 or 20 years

    ( To calculate Vrt, i use revenue's website here. They have a database of what they think every vehicle is worth depending on age, mileage etc. The VRT is then calculated as a % of this depending on CO2 emissions )






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    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 10 Jan 2017 - 12:14

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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 10 Jan 2017 - 16:26

    Ah but the weather is nice! What are you doing today?? - Page 20 3025408739 What are you doing today?? - Page 20 3025408739 What are you doing today?? - Page 20 1498946960






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    Post by searcher on Tue 10 Jan 2017 - 23:54

    The weather here has taken a turn for the best,it was very windy for the past two days but now it is great, walked into Los Cristianos today, had a look at the Pasarella centre, not impressed,heard it was nice now  ,wrong,the place seems to be extremely busy this year,most hotels aground us seem to be overbooked,still it,s nice to see so many people enjoying themselves,having a quiet day tomorrow keep you all posted
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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Wed 11 Jan 2017 - 0:38

    Thats good. Me and Patsy will be out on Saturday for a week. Catch some rays, no not fishing, although she does like it, SUNSHINE. Something sadly missing over here. Must be busy its cost me just shy of €100 for a hire car for the week. (I havent introduced Patsy to the joys of Titsa yet. You can get a lovely suntan sitting at the bus stop for longer than you had bargained for at GDS but it gets shady in the afternoon). What are you doing today?? - Page 20 3025408739  She still wont do the Masca walk. Not sure if its the stumbling down hill bit or the boat ride at the end thats putting her off but the boats have a much better safety record than mine.............  Transport



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    Post by Adam Mint on Wed 11 Jan 2017 - 13:42

    Perfectspecimen wrote:Thats good. Me and Patsy will be out on Saturday for a week. Catch some rays, no not fishing, although she does like it, SUNSHINE. Something sadly missing over here. Must be busy its cost me just shy of €100 for a hire car for the week. (I havent introduced Patsy to the joys of Titsa yet. You can get a lovely suntan sitting at the bus stop for longer than you had bargained for at GDS but it gets shady in the afternoon). What are you doing today?? - Page 20 3025408739  She still wont do the Masca walk. Not sure if its the stumbling down hill bit or the boat ride at the end thats putting her off but the boats have a much better safety record than mine.............  Transport

    That's reassuring,,, not...

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    Post by zdeekie on Wed 11 Jan 2017 - 17:17

    searcher wrote:The weather here has taken a turn for the best,it was very windy for the past two days but now it is great, walked into Los Cristianos today, had a look at the Pasarella centre, not impressed,heard it was nice now  ,wrong,the place seems to be extremely busy this year,most hotels aground us seem to be overbooked,still it,s nice to see so many people enjoying themselves,having a quiet day tomorrow keep you all posted

    Don't know what happened to the Pasarella centre Ben & I used to love going up on the roof & having a vino while listning to the music ,this time it seemed so quiet as if a lot wasn't open & no atmosphere x
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    Post by searcher on Wed 11 Jan 2017 - 17:26

    Correct Caro! the centre was totaly dead even the Olive tree was quiet
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    Post by Adam Mint on Wed 11 Jan 2017 - 17:27

    I remember when it opened, Spar shop that was it, then what's now the Blues terrace bar opened, was originally an Irish bar but but had constant noise issues with the music cos 99% of the bar space was outside, that was it for a long long time then other units very slowly started to rent...
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    Post by zdeekie on Wed 11 Jan 2017 - 17:32

    Yes the Christianos Biancos used to be there . 
    I think I'm the only one not keen on that Olive tree everyone seems to rave about it . I had scampi & it was rubbish maybe just picked the wrong thing  What are you doing today?? - Page 20 3561243520  X
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    Post by 3rdforum on Wed 11 Jan 2017 - 17:34

    We went to the Olive Tree ( was it called the Olive Garden?) when it was down at the seafront. The bread was nice and thats about it, wasn't any worse or better than a plethora of other restaurants in the resort. I think Kev is supplying them now so the meats will probably have improved since.






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    Post by 3rdforum on Wed 11 Jan 2017 - 17:35

    Hope that Passerela centre will be a bit livelier in July. We're booked into the Cristian Sur complex down the road and will probably end up there a lot of the nights






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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Wed 11 Jan 2017 - 17:47

    Adam Mint wrote:I remember when it opened, Spar shop that was it, then what's now the Blues terrace bar opened, was originally an Irish bar but but had constant noise issues with the music cos 99% of the bar space was outside, that was it for a long long time then other units very slowly started to rent...

    Visited that Irish bar years ago. Popped in to ask one afternoon if there would be live music at night and until what time. Yep, they said, 9:00pm until the small hours. Some guy came on at 10:00pm and bar shut at 11.00pm. Never went back...probably why it closed, served them right! Lying bassas! What are you doing today?? - Page 20 3025408739



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    Post by Adam Mint on Wed 11 Jan 2017 - 17:54

    Constant complaints from the residents that lived all around the place so had to stop the music early, they did shut the doors at 11.00 and try and get everyone inside but the place was so small it was like being a sardine,,, but to be honest they brought the problems on themselfs with playing the music at ten thousand percent max volume,,, absolutely no need for it, punter that were there just wanted some nice live music not a feckin rave...
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Wed 11 Jan 2017 - 19:09

    We were staying in a private apartment at Los Diamantes Fase 2 at the time. Really nice digs! Just walked down to the Times and got a taxi back up the hill later. lol!



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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Fri 13 Jan 2017 - 1:49

    Its not the holiday makers who complain about noise, its the fecking residents. Dont know which side the butters on. What are you doing today?? - Page 20 1498946960 Same on Green Park, music has to finish at midnight and at 12.45 everybody has to move inside the bar in case their conversation disturbs the estate agents and timeshare touts who start work at 10am. It was buzzing back in 2002 when I first went out there, the till in Sundowners used to be stuffed with 50s and 4 deep at the bar trying to get served. Not any more. More than half the bars have gone now and most of the remaining scratch a living and are reduced to employing what I would describe as sub standard and non interested staff. I did in fact look into buying a bar out there at the time. Glad I didnt now. Think it all went wrong when the Cabildo decided they would like to make Tenerife more up market. Well it didnt work did it? All you got was fecking pensioners who grew up in post war Britain, Germany and France etc who can stretch that 50€ note to last for days ffs. Indeed even I try to make one last at least 2 days.  What are you doing today?? - Page 20 1498946960



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    Post by Mcqueen on Fri 13 Jan 2017 - 10:13

    Got the supplies in and returned to base camp, I was going to do a photo shoot and get an advert ready, but i cant be arsed because its cold and this week i dont do cold,
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    Post by Mcqueen on Fri 13 Jan 2017 - 16:31

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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 13 Jan 2017 - 17:25

    I think I might give the badminton a bye tonight. I'm constipated and feel all bloated. Hard to move around freely when you feel like that. What are you doing today?? - Page 20 3913804730



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    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 13 Jan 2017 - 17:29

    Scared incase someone knocks the shit out of you...
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    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 13 Jan 2017 - 17:57

    Mcqueen wrote:Blowing a gale still on Vista sur web cam What are you doing today?? - Page 20 2915384622

    First time I've ever looked at these webcams...

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    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 13 Jan 2017 - 17:59

    Cam, is there any way you could set them up as a "sticky" so we could just look at them any time to see what's going on out there,,, not that it looks very inviting at the moment...
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    Adam Mint wrote:Cam, is there any way you could set them up as a "sticky" so we could just look at them any time to see what's going on out there,,, not that it looks very inviting at the moment...
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