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by kieronf
August 4th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Prescription sunglasses
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: Prescription sunglasses

I don't know if it's just me, but I've shopped around and have found glasses to be extremely expensive here in Menorca, so much so that I get an eye test locally and have someone in the UK order me a pair from glasses direct (they don't post varifocals outside the UK) and them post them on to me her...
by kieronf
July 30th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: What's on in Menorca
Replies: 22
Views: 2235

Re: What's on in Menorca

Thursday 1st August - Live acoustic guitar and vocals concert in the courtyard of the Sa Luna in Alaior from 9.30pm - entry Free, more info -
http://www.aj-alaior.org/Contingut.aspx ... gOSOPED09s
by kieronf
July 29th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: What's on in Menorca
Replies: 22
Views: 2235

Re: What's on in Menorca

Plenty of stuff going on around the island - let's have some suggestions for this week/weekend so we all know where to go
by kieronf
July 28th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Electricity charges
Replies: 55
Views: 26988

Re: Electricity charges

Thanks , but our plan for heating is a log burner which seems to be a good recommendation and is in many of the estate agent villas we look at in our price range. Would entertain the idea of storage heating but can say it wouldn't be a preferred option. Ideally, gas central heating but don't see ma...
by kieronf
July 27th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Electricity charges
Replies: 55
Views: 26988

Re: Electricity charges

You also have to factor in unforeseen consumption such as pool pump motors, water irrigation pumps, electric front gates, aircon units etc - all things that you would never use at home but will all be in daily use here for a good part of the year. If you want to do some research, the principal suppl...
by kieronf
July 26th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: What's on in Menorca
Replies: 22
Views: 2235

What's on in Menorca

Just wondering if there was merit in creating a 'what's on this week' sticky post. My thinking is that it would be of use to both residents and visitors without glogging up the post with events too far down the line to be of much interest in the moment. For example, this Sunday there is the Music on...
by kieronf
July 23rd, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Security systems monitored.
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Security systems monitored.

If it helps you judge demand, as someone who owns and lets a villa on the island, I would not want either CCTV or an alarm system. The perceived intrusion of CCTV, even for family and friends would deter guests. The crime rate, in my opinion is such that an intruder alarm is not warranted either. E...
by kieronf
July 18th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: NIE
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: NIE

This is the type of post that draws out any number of well intended, but contradictory responses. I would think that the British Consul's office would be the best place to get the definitive answer.
by kieronf
July 18th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Clean Menorca !
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: Clean Menorca !

Menorquins have a strong sense of civic pride and that manifests itself in the cleanliness and the tidiness of the island in general - and also in the very low crime rate. Most of the crime that happens is imported crime, something like 90% of all reported incidents involve non-residents. Another po...
by kieronf
July 17th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Dinner in Mahon
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Dinner in Mahon

Perla, Santa Rita, Maruda, ses Forquilles, Boinder, sa Bodega, Punt 7 - there are so many fabulous places to eat in town. I really have no idea why so many people head straight for the port to eat when there are so many wonderful restaurants dotted around.