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by Bruce Wallis
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Taste - Up for sale on Rightmove - Palm properties.
Replies: 11
Views: 4227

Re: Taste - Up for sale on Rightmove - Palm properties.

If ele & ela have taken over i am sure they will be able to fill the plac eas we all know their food is excellent. i was told that is was Claudio's(ele & ela owner) ex wife that had Taste but i am not sure if thats true. That is interesting, bearing in mind that Ciprion and Nicola took Taste over f...
by Bruce Wallis
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Refurbished Tivoli?
Replies: 12
Views: 3823

Re: Refurbished Tivoli?

It's fine for a one-off, and the view from up there is lovely
by Bruce Wallis
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Thai Elephant
Replies: 26
Views: 6217

Re: Thai Elephant

I hope it does well. The trouble with the Poco Partido site is that you don't get a lot of passing trade. But we will most certainly try it when it opens. In the meantime.... Portrade in the square in Ferragudo has opened up a small Thai restaurant in the lane leading off the square, but attached to...
by Bruce Wallis
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Matriculating a foreign registered car into Portugal
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Matriculating a foreign registered car into Portugal

Has anybody got some information on matriculating a foreign car into Portugal, or know of anybody who could advise me. I want to buy a new car, but because of the high prices in Portugal want to find out if there is any cost benefit in buying in europe then matriculating it. Please PM me if you can ...
by Bruce Wallis
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Sterling to Euro
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

Re: Sterling to Euro

Try Premier Fx Very easy to deal with
Based in Almancil
Their rate is one cent below current interbank spot rate
Find them online
by Bruce Wallis
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Da donato
Replies: 41
Views: 17389

Re: Da donato

We haven't been to the Sesmarias restaurant, due mainly to a couple of very adverse reports.

Donatas in Lagoa, however, seems to be flourishing. It would appear on the surface that being obliged to move to these new premises is proving to be highly beneficial to Donato,
by Bruce Wallis
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: The Euro
Replies: 16
Views: 7817

Re: The Euro

Premier Fx are a Barclays Bank UK owned company based in Almancil. Their usual rate is 1 cent below spot rate, so very competitive. There are no further charges or fees. You set up an account with Premier, phone them for the current rate. Agree the deal over the phone. They send a contract note by e...
by Bruce Wallis
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: WIFI in villa
Replies: 18
Views: 6433

Re: WIFI in villa

We use Cabo Visao and we are on an all inclusive wifi/phone/tv tarif
We are in Centiannes which isn't the best wifi X location in the area (12-20 download speed)
by Bruce Wallis
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: CVO Ramblers
Topic: WALK ON THURSDAY 27th APRIL: TWO RIVERS BUT OVER THE TOP!
Replies: 10
Views: 2239

Re: WALK ON THURSDAY 27th APRIL: TWO RIVERS BUT OVER THE TOP

Hi Willie
Julia and I will be up for this one plus lunch
by Bruce Wallis
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: IKEA Loule
Replies: 1
Views: 997

IKEA Loule

At long last IKEA has opened its doors just off the A22 at Loule. The one thing that is blindingly obvious is that it is going to blow lower to middle end furniture and kitchen shops like Conforama, on the Algarve, out of the water! Whilst the store is easy to see from the motorway, just by the airp...
by Bruce Wallis
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: exterior paint
Replies: 9
Views: 2844

Re: exterior paint

We use a British painter who swears by CIN, and says that the UK paints are not really formatted for thr hot weather out here during the summers.

CIN is expensive, but it definitely appears to be a case of 'You get what you pay for'
by Bruce Wallis
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Ecosense Air Conditioning Controllers
Replies: 27
Views: 5752

Re: Ecosense Air Conditioning Controllers

I paid £50 a unit and installed them myself. A 20 minute job, including the programming of the controllers. Mine are run off batteries, which you are advised to replace at the beginning of each season. £250 a unit sounds like somebody is taking the proverbial! Bruce,i presume that this system is a ...
by Bruce Wallis
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Buying and Storing a Car
Replies: 6
Views: 2337

Re: Buying and Storing a Car

There is a used car lot on the N125 between Porches and Alcantrillia, on the left as you head toward Alcantrillia, next to the Ti Theresa restaurant. That lot is owned by a car hire company, and they sell off their older than 2 year old hirecars, and at a decent price. The extra spinoff is that if y...
by Bruce Wallis
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Ecosense Air Conditioning Controllers
Replies: 27
Views: 5752

Re: Ecosense Air Conditioning Controllers

Hello I am very interested in the battery operated ones as I do not want any mess with hardwiring. I would need 4 in total can anybody clarify the price please including everything ie, parts, labour etc. Thanks My advice? Look online at the Ecosense site. Buy the units online, and then get a local ...
by Bruce Wallis
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Ecosense Air Conditioning Controllers
Replies: 27
Views: 5752

Re: Ecosense Air Conditioning Controllers

I paid £50 a unit and installed them myself. A 20 minute job, including the programming of the controllers.
Mine are run off batteries, which you are advised to replace at the beginning of each season.
£250 a unit sounds like somebody is taking the proverbial!