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Post by Higgy on Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:40 pm

Hi everybody,

not normally one for forums but this one seems a lot more civilised than most!

Bought a cave house near Baza back in June. Me, partner and two children will be travelling out to enjoy a short stay there in a few days time. It will be our first time staying there so suspect we shall have a very busy time.

We currently live in the West Highlands of Scotland.

We didn't really intend buying a cave house, although I had done quite a lot of researching into them. This house was actually at the bottom of our shortlisted properties before we started viewing them. It was also the last place we looked at, but (as they say) it ticked all the boxes.

Anyway, good to be here and look forward to perhaps meeting some of you.

All the best,
John (higgy).







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Post by Imagemaker on Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:01 pm

Welcome to the forum John! Very Happy
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Post by mikey on Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:13 pm

Welcome John
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Post by Rosie on Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:19 pm

Good luck in your new cave house. Enjoy!
It is hard work initially, but well worth the effort.
The weather at this time of year is great. Hot in the daytime, but you will need to pack a fleece for the cooler evenings.
Welcome to the forum.
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Post by space man on Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:12 pm

Welcome and if you're really chilly warm up the inner you with some of my spices at Bar Abadi boot sale every Sunday. Spicey

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Post by pebbles on Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:17 pm

cheers
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Post by Dave on Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:21 pm

Welcome to the forum Higgy. Hope you have a good visit. If you need any help or inormation while your over, try to get online. Theres loads of experienced trogs here. sunny

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Post by gilly on Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:37 pm

Wecome Higgy!! Where are you in the West Highlands then? I am from Orkney. I am sure you will find lot's of info on the Forum. Enjoy your break here, it will certainly be a welcome change of weather for you!!
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Post by sierra_satellites on Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:19 pm

From one wonderful place to another then!! Some guys have all the luck, as they say.

You didn't buy the place with the payoff did you? No, that wouldn't be, would it? There are none of those tables here, well hardly. I come accroiss the occasional one in a wealthy spaniards games room.

WELCOME!!
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Post by Cave Bunny on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:49 pm

Welcome John, enjoy your new cave home and your exciting visit in a few days' time.

All the best,
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Post by santamaria on Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:10 pm

welcome, yep lots to enjoy and look forward to. cheers
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Post by Higgy on Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:54 pm

Thanks for all the welcoming comments!
Gilly, I am near Fort William, can see Ben Nevis from my front windows! Used to be further north in Gairloch. I work in Orkney very often, Mainland, Westray and N.Ronaldsay, lovely Islands. Yes we are looking forward to a welcome break from the rain! I think we get the same amount of rain in Fort William in December as Baza gets all year!

Spiceman, I am a curry lover so may well come looking for you! Whereabouts is the car boot sale? I guess the clue is in the name but not sure where that is.

Sierra satellites, I am afraid you lost me with all that talk of pay-offs and tables!! I am intrigued but been no pay-offs coming my way unfortunately!

The house did/does have internet access via ‘Avired’ I believe, tried to contact them regarding taking over the connection but no reply to my email. Does anyone know if Avired is one and the same as Iberbanda?

There is my first question to the collective!

Thanks again for the welcomes.
All the best,
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Post by Cavernícola on Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:02 am

Welcome to you and your family, we are new also and enjoy t here very much.... sunny
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Post by Cavernícola on Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:03 am

Welcome to you and your family, we are new also and enjoy t here very much.... sunny
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Post by Ann on Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:40 pm

Welcome to the forum John, nice to have another native Scot on here.
I'm sure Avired are the same as Iberbanda, I think Avired is just the name on the equipment. If I'm wrong there will be someone along soon to correct me. So many helpful people on here, just ask away, as many questions as you like, we all love to pass on our information.
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Post by space man on Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:56 am

Hi Higgy
I'm not sure about telling you where the boot sale is other than in the lorry park of The Hotel Abadi. I come from Pierda Amarilla so not all that familiar with Baza, someone here is bound to be able to give you directions from your location. Cheers Spicey

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Post by Imagemaker on Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:31 am

Hello Higgy,

The car boot is literally off the roundabout on the 'Baza Este (east)' junction (sorry, can't remember the J number) on the A92n behind the Hotel Abadi; you can't miss it as the car park, at the front of the hotel, is always full of cars and lorries.

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Post by bigcol on Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:24 pm

Welcome John, enjoy your new cave home

you metioning the collective, brings to mind star trek, the borg, then seven of nine Very Happy

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Post by Higgy on Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:12 am

Thanks everyone. Back from our week in Zujar and first visit to our cave house. Had a great time. Found the car boot sale, although a bit quiet on account of the rain. Managed to get some painting done outside and several other jobs. Went into Granada for the first time, lovely city.
Watched Eagles soaring over the house.
Looking forward to many more visits and eventually permanent habitation!

Cheers! Higgy.

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Post by Cave Bunny on Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:41 am

Glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Post by Gayle on Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:35 pm

Welcome to the forum. It sounds as if your first proper stay was enjoyable, bit of a change from scotland!
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