Archive for the ‘Spain’ Category

Standardising on light bulbs

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Just buy LED bulbs from now on. They can replace any remaining Halogen or Fluorescent as they die.

Screenshot at 2020-04-15 15:18:23

The studio bulbs are cool, 4000K; the kitchen warm, 2700K.

The utility room bulbs are now museum piece LEDs.

Still a problem with the two stairway bulbs. They have to be incandescent because of the incorrect wiring.



Monday, January 27th, 2020

TARIFAS DE CORREOS 2020: precios en €

Hasta 20 gr: 0,60 – urgentes 3,00
De 20 a 50 gr: 0,70 – urgentes 3,10
De 50 a 100 gr: 1,10 – urgentes 3,50
De 100 a 500 gr: 2,03 – urgentes 4,70
De 500 a 1.000 gr: 5,00
De 1.000 a 2.000 gr: 5,45
Hasta 20 gr: 3,50 – urgentes 5,90
De 20 a 50 gr: 3,60 – urgentes 6,00
De 50 a 100 gr: 4,00 – urgentes 6,45
De 100 a 500 gr: 5,30 – urgentes 7,85
De 500 a 1.000 gr: 7,90 – urgentes 10,70
De 1.000 a 2.000 gr: 8,35 – urgentes 10,95
Hasta 20 gr: 1,40
De 20 a 50 gr: 1,70
De 50 a 100 gr: 2,45
De 100 a 500 gr: 6,60
De 500 a 1.000 gr: 13,10
De 1.000 a 2.000 gr: 20,95

The weather

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Translation of some obscure plant and vegetable names from Spanish to English (with Latin Scientific classification names)

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Jaramago (also Erisimo & Hierba de los cantores)Hedge MustardSisymbrium officinalejaramago
ChiriviaParsnipPastinaca sativaparsnips
EscaramujoRose hipRosa caninarosehip
RuibarboRhubarbRheum rhabarbarumrhubarb
Grosella roja (also Zarzaparrilla roja & Corinto)RedcurrantRibes rubrumredcurrants
Grosella negra (also Zarzaparrilla negra)BlackcurrantRibes negrumblackcurrants
Grosella blancaWhitecurrantRibes rubrumwhitecurrants
Grosella espinosaGooseberryRibes uva-crispagooseberries
TopinamburJerusalem artichokeHelianthus tuberosustopinambur
SalicorniaMarsh SamphireSalicornia europaeasamphire
EndrinoSloe (also Blackthorn)Prunus spinosasloe
Arándano palustre (also Arándano agrio)CranberryVaccinium oxycoccoscranberries
Arándano (also Mirtilo)Blueberry (also Bilberry, Whortleberry, Whimberry, Whinberry)

Vaccinium myrtillusblueberries

Airline hold bag prices

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

(for typical Spain <=> UK trips, today’s prices)

Airline & weight limit Price
Ryanair up to 15kg £20
Ryanair up to 20kg £32
British Airways up to 23kg around £20-£30
Easyjet up to 20kg £20
Easyjet up to 23kg £29
Easyjet up to 26kg £38
Easyjet up to 29kg £47
Easyjet up to 32kg £56

Spanish Prescription charges

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The temporary health number issued to me on showing my EHIC card produces a 50% discount on the cost of medicines at pharmacies.

Where to recycle batteries, lights etc.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

recycleLeroyMerlinLeroy Merlin do batteries, all bulbs including long fluorescent, small electric items.

Same service now at Carrefour Lucena.

Translation of some ironmongery names from Spanish to English

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015




How often does the gas bottle for hot water need changing?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Pilot light normally left on.

new bombona 26/11/2014 (butane)
new bombona 17/12/2014 (propane)
new bombona 8/1/2015 (propane)
new bombona 31/1/2015 (propane)
new bombona 24/2/2015 (butane)

The price of Leña

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
  • Juan in El Cañuelo
    13 pesetas per kilo
    8 centimos per kg
  • Javier en Priego
    11.6 pesetas per kilo
    7 centimos per kg

Electricity consumption

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

According to the Electric Meter, average consumption over a five day period in Spring, with electric towel rail off, two fridges on, was 5.6 KwH per day.

Some local travel times

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

From El Cañuelo to the junction between A-339 & A-318 (between Cabra and Lucena)
Via Camponubes and Doña Mencia: 28 minutes; 26.2 miles
Via Priego de Córdoba: 29 minutes; 22.5 miles

Continuing on the A-318 to the junction with A-45: an extra 6 minutes; 5.5 miles

From El Cañuelo to Alcala la Real via N-432 is 10 minutes quicker than via Priego de Córdoba.