Hi from Spain!

A forum for new members to introduce themselves to the rabble already onboard. Not compulsory!
Tell us a little about yourself, lie if you have to but keep it to just an introduction, not a car discussion.

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XTreme
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Hi from Spain!

Post by XTreme » 10 Aug 2018, 19:40

Just joined up.....I'm a Brit (Welsh) that's been in Southern Spain for 13 years! I'm not on the Costas....I'm 3000 ft up in the mountains of rural Granada.

I've got a 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 HDI 90.....110K kms / 68K miles!

Stunning condition......not a spot of rust! Rust doesn't exist in the dry air we get up in the mountains.

Look forward to chatting to you!
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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by GiveMeABreak » 10 Aug 2018, 19:47

Hi and welcome.

A home from home then!

She's looking in good nick - and better for not being in Wales where it's rust magnet heaven here at the moment.

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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by XTreme » 10 Aug 2018, 19:57

Where in West Wales are you?

We're originally from Swansea.....but we left there 30 years ago!

Lived for a few years in Carmarthen in the 90's......never seen so much rain and mist in my life!

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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by GiveMeABreak » 10 Aug 2018, 20:00

Not far from Carms, near Cynwel Elfed - up the hills and far away - just the way I like it!

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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by XTreme » 10 Aug 2018, 20:04

Yeh....I know it.

We liked Carmarthen......nice and quiet!

But as soon as we spoke in any of the supermarkets we'd get store detectives following us!

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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by GiveMeABreak » 10 Aug 2018, 20:20

:rofl2: I like it!

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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by XTreme » 10 Aug 2018, 20:37

They were paranoid about Jacks! If we spoke in a car park they'd run to their cars and wouldn't leave them till we'd gone!

The Law stopped me a few times and as soon as I spoke they kept me there about 20 minutes doing checks!

And here's a pic of where I live! And you've probably never seen a photo like it taken in Spain! We've seem extremes from -20 to +46.
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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by myglaren » 10 Aug 2018, 21:22

^ Are you sure you are in Spain and not Siberia? :)

Welcome to the FCF :wave1:

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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by white exec » 10 Aug 2018, 22:01

And a welcome from another Brit in Spain . . . and I can vouch for those temperatures - inland, that is!

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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by XTreme » 10 Aug 2018, 22:11

Many thanks guys!

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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Aug 2018, 23:38

XTreme wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 20:37
They were paranoid about Jacks! If we spoke in a car park they'd run to their cars and wouldn't leave them till we'd gone!


Come on XTreme/Marc the thread "What do you know about Wales?" has hit the doldrums and needs some joiners-in. Could do with a bit of banter explanation for the rest of us....how about a doggy tale from the 1930's to start it off!

Regards Neil

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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by XTreme » 11 Aug 2018, 07:34

Just added something Neil!

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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by Paul-R » 11 Aug 2018, 09:56

In the context as used here, what are jacks?

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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by XTreme » 11 Aug 2018, 10:26

Paul-R wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 09:56
In the context as used here, what are jacks?


It's what other Welsh call people from Swansea!

And there's always been a lot of heat between Swansea and Cardiff......this has happened to me many times!


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Re: Hi from Spain!

Post by wurlycorner » 11 Aug 2018, 13:32

Hi and welcome :D
Is this your first brush with Citroen?