The banker’s draft from the car sale cleared, then I saved myself a whopping €941 in dodgy bank rates and fees by using TransferWise (can’t recommend them enough) and suddenly my UK account is looking quite healthy. That will obviously be short-lived as I still have to pay for the motorhome. Pick-up is next weekContinue reading “I’ll pick up the motorhome next week!”
The car sale eventually happened on Friday. I had a few panicky moments where at the Gestor, raising eyebrows and rapid discussions over items in the contract made me think it won’t happen, but it’s just a Spanish thing it seems, they were just discussing some rather minor detail whilst making it sound like theContinue reading “First few days without a car”
A short update. After an endless viewing of my car which included a rather long lunch at the beach, the guy (and his wife) offered me a rather good price, shook my hand and then the paperwork fun started. But we’ve progressed quite well and I received a deposit today, cancelled the online ad andContinue reading “The car is going, going …”
So I did the journey to Leeds, and went to see a really friendly, 75-year old (“been doing this for 59 years!”) guy called Stephen, to look at a motorhome that was advertised on a trade site, and looked really good. I spent 3 hours there in the end, most of it just sitting inContinue reading “Found my motorhome!!”
In conversation with someone today about how complicated it is here with registering a motorhome + small car + trailer, and going through the yearly updates on those, and not having a fixed address in Spain, and paying tax on absolutely everything, the answer became clear: Buy a (left hand drive) motorhome, Smart car andContinue reading “All roads lead to England”
I went through the motions of trying to sell my car with a local “we buy any car.com” company. I know, I get less money, but in theory, they take care of all the paperwork and make it easy, right? Hmm. It turns out I’m missing *1* piece of paper, which is not really required,Continue reading “A slight delay. Really, in Spain?”
This is the excerpt for your very first post.