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by maccasa
Sun May 14, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: IKEA
Replies: 22
Views: 9987

Re: IKEA

I was going to buy a bed from them and decided to visit, however I checked online firstly and found that the items I wanted definitely werent in stock - I chat online and the advised I could order online and the delivery would be €29.99. As I knew the item I wanted as I already had one in Uk I there...
by maccasa
Sun May 14, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: WIFI in villa
Replies: 18
Views: 7340

Re: WIFI in villa

Went to see NOWO at Continente complex in portimao - most helpful - that was on 11th and they offered to do the installation on the sat morning - as I was coming back to uk that day I have booked for my next visit! Basically its a 100Mps signal from a cable (200 is also9 available) - so you must hav...
by maccasa
Wed May 10, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: beach now open?
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

beach now open?

There is a small beach with restaurant on it next to the one which is at the breakwater - on the left side - you need to turn left before you get to the carpark and follow the road down to it. It used to have good car parking on both sides but when went last year there were huge boulders across stop...
by maccasa
Sat May 06, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: WIFI in villa
Replies: 18
Views: 7340

Re: WIFI in villa

I get 8-12 using a vodafone mifi and I'm in the valley behind sesmarias, so very shielded
by maccasa
Sat May 06, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Filmon
Replies: 9
Views: 3997

Re: Filmon

Ah! that explains why I lose bbc news every 2-3 mins when watching via filmon on my mbox
by maccasa
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: town square
Replies: 2
Views: 1689

town square

Whats going on in the square - lots of tents - are they stalls selling stuff
by maccasa
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fish cataplana recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 6571

Re: Fish cataplana recommendations

Im glad you enjoyed it - I think the lack of small prawns may be a seasonal thing - I gues you had the big ones on the top? and lots of clams?
by maccasa
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: exterior paint
Replies: 9
Views: 3522

Re: exterior paint

Just got a quote from SNOWCEM in UK after recommendations from my pal in scotland (he has a large holiday cottage on the west coast of Mull). It is a cement based powder which you mix 1:1 with water and 25kg bags cost ~£43. They suggested 12bags for my 400m2 of outside walls including the very large...
by maccasa
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Broadband
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Re: Broadband

Currently using a vodafone mifi unit which is rated for 25mps but usually get 8-12 -which is fine for TV etc. There is also a more powerful "dongle only" which is meant for laptops/pc, this gives double these ratings.

I hope the cable is fibre optic, but I think its Meo extending their system.
by maccasa
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: exterior paint
Replies: 9
Views: 3522

Re: exterior paint

I've got to do my external garden wall (100m long) and the back one by the pool - both are very large areas and the paint is going to cost a fortune buying Cin or Barbot. Ive done a calculation and it is going to be cheaper to buy Sandtex in UK - online - and ship direct to Algarve removals and they...
by maccasa
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Jailhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 1377

Re: Jailhouse

I think Dave has had more "final tours" than Sinatra - still a good night
by maccasa
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fish cataplana recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 6571

Re: Fish cataplana recommendations

Chef Antonios offers the most amazing Fishermans Cataplana ever- however it is not with rice - it comes in a large cataplana with huge king prawns, normal prawns, clams, green lipped mussels, cod, salmon, monkfish, dorada with onion, sweet peppers etc in a delicious soup, heavy on saffron and garlic...
by maccasa
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Transporting a car UK to CVO
Replies: 11
Views: 4298

Re: Transporting a car UK to CVO

Algarve removals quoted me £1000 to pick up my car from uk and take to CVO. I've got room for a little yellow number - it will be quite safe as I cant get in one to drive it - well I couldn't in my sons!
by maccasa
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Amphitheatre Finished ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2955

Re: Amphitheatre Finished ?

Talking of ampitheatres - whats hppening at Sitio des Fontes - that one was only refurbished 3 yrs ago and now its being ripped up again?
by maccasa
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Bus to santander/bilbao
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Bus to santander/bilbao

Is there such a thing? I have to get there end sept and wondered if a bus service exists?