neil g

  • I cleaned an undersink u bend recently, 2 years use, not v smelly but completely minging. Fats are a magnet for everything.

  • poolman replied to the topic Criminals / Lock Smiths Of STW in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Upgrading locks is brilliant but don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. My neighbour had the best of everything, locks, cctv. Massive refurb clearly someone spotted something they liked, 1 month later smashed a rear window grabbed the target stuff and ran off.

  • poolman replied to the topic B2L tax question in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Cgt is actually reducing the supply of available sales stock to first time buyers. Say a London landlord owned a few rentals for a few years so is sitting on big taxable cgt gains. He could sell and pay the cgt, or just let the rentals tick on, the tenants in situ cannot buy as the cgt is too much.

    So if cgt were waived for a sale to the in situ…[Read more]

  • poolman replied to the topic B2L tax question in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Did you ever live in it, lettings relief is still valid but I think is being abolished this year. It was 40k.

    Don’t forget your buying nd selling costs, plus capital spend. To offset the gain.

  • I really like it over there, we used to go camping when we lived in London. With a bike it is pretty big, a car tiny. Some of those back roads and villages are beautiful. I went back a few years ago, on the advice here, did the old railway track and garlic farm. Looked up all the old places we visited 30 years ago, nothing had changed…just…[Read more]

  • I live in denia all the roadies head to castels and/or the col de rates climb, 60 mile round trip with various permutations. The circuit up to margarida and back via alcala is v popular. Again, c 60 miles there and back.

    Look up the vuelta route, it will all be freshly tarmaced.

    Good luck, watch out for las fallas fiestas in March if you don’t…[Read more]

  • poolman replied to the topic Definition of swimming…..? in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Ok thanks, hate to put a downer on things but I think in 2019 there were c 120 drownings in Spain. A lot are heart attacks from sea swimming.

  • poolman replied to the topic Definition of swimming…..? in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Tragic event, the filtration pump runs pretty much 24 7 on commercial pools, even if you turned off the outflows at the water surface level and all the water was pumping through the pool bottom it could not hold a person underwater.

    I hate to comment without knowing the facts but noone has mentioned cold water shock, if unheated a spanish pool…[Read more]

  • Easy jet sun 19 Jul Gatwick to alicante returning sun 26th is c 100 per person, so 400 for 4, villa say 1200 pw, 1600, Skoda Fabia 200 pw so 1800 all in for 1 week, or c 3k for 2 weeks.

    Maybe Ryanair is cheaper, depends where you are flying from. Plus bags, seat reservations of course.

  • poolman replied to the topic Folding bikes in the forum Bike Forum 3 weeks ago

    I would get a used brompton for c 550, yes 12kg for an m3, use it for a few years you should get 500 back. I paid 425 used for my 08 s3l, I reckon I would get 500 back now. Usual consumable parts like tyres, cables cost 100, pivot points were 100.

  • Can the 8 quid buyers post up results please, I am about to buy the jabra elites at 139. I too have gone through about 5 cheap wired headphones….cables last about a month tops. Cheers ton top post.

  • Ex sufferer here, I got it from poor posture in a desk job so fixed that. Then stretches, lay on back, raise knees, move knees sideways together. Keep going…

    Now it’s pilates all the way, wish I d known years ago. No reoccurance at all, just keeping active and mixing up gym, pool, classes.

    Good luck, I was in agony.

  • poolman replied to the topic Barcelona advice in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    The cafe in the santa caterina market is v good, it’s called jaume I think. The open one at one corner not the restaurant.

    Brompton store do free demos, book online.

    The park by arc de triomphe is nice, theres a spa alongside, right hand side if you at arc end facing the sea, that do day visits. On the other side behind the govt buildings is a…[Read more]

  • poolman replied to the topic Barcelona advice in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Just looked up your hotel you are walkable everywhere,5-10 mins to plaza Cataluña. Music palace and café lola is on road behind you, cut through little alley. Best coffee at nomad in alleyway by your hotel.

  • poolman replied to the topic Barcelona advice in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Chocolate and churros at churreria laietana, on via laietana. 3.7 euros each, get the porras they are more like doughnuts.

    I walked behind the boqueria market to a gig at the Apollo, areas not that bad theres a massive police station and half the road is parked police cars. Maybe the crime has moved to parallel streets.

    Cafe on top floor el…[Read more]

  • Have a brilliant night, I nearly went but did the slow readers concert last night. The peveril of the peak pub is a great escape from the Christmas crowds, gt bridgewater st. Enjoy

  • poolman replied to the topic Care Homes in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Please do, it’s a horrible time for everyone and the care home is a business so need the money. I ll be slow to respond as travelling but no worries I will get back. Sorry for your situation btw.

  • poolman replied to the topic Care Homes in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    I was in this situation 3 years ago, if you re paying you choose the home. We saw some awful ones and chose one that best met the needs. You then have to pay, so look at income and all allowances, then the cost, to identify the income shortfall.

    Sadly the gap is open ended, it could be 1 month or 10 years. Some residents slot straight into…[Read more]

  • poolman replied to the topic Car scratched in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    You need the services of someone who can get the name and address of the phone number holder. I had a claim off someone, I had the name and email address. I emailed the claim and radio silence,

    I then found out the address, full name and emailed a legal looking request for payment, with the note copied as an admission of guilt. Deadline of 3…[Read more]

  • Seen so many people move to spain and return after c 5 years when they get ill, bored, skint, miss their families, do something stupid, just don’t cut your tie in UK. Those houses are empty and abandoned for a reason.

    There will be a 3% sdlt premia soon for non UK tax payers so just keep what you have. On a second home and the extra tax sdlt is…[Read more]

  • Load More