Electronics: the fewer, the better. The cheaper, the better. In building our house, we went with the "best" brand: Siemens. Within 6 months, the fridge had died, and within 8 the washing machine. And not just a little bit, either. We're talking full-out electonic systems being replaced. Anyway, a few complaint letters later, and they extended the warrantees.
Ants: these are the only insects I actually kill. No fire ants here, just biting ants, so you don't want those near your outdoor dining areas. If they get near my figs, I also kill them. One year, while we were on vacation, they at every last fig on the tree.
PIGEONS!! It is nesting season here, and they are a major PITA. All over our balconies, trying to nest between the beams of the porch. We used to have a kestrel living on the porch, and I really wish he'd come back... Any suggestions?
Danes & Scandinavians: I am often asked if I am Scandinavian, and I have even had Danes and Swedes approach me in their languages in Madrid. I have often though it would be fun to visit a Scandinavian country to experience the feeling of "fitting in", which I never get here. I stick out like a sore thumb and turns heads in Spain.
My mum's cousin (diplomat) married a Danish woman. They were not able to have children, so they adopted two children while stationed in Korea in the 70's (so, the kids are my age). Apparently, they had lots of fun shocking people in Copenhagen by speaking perfect Danish, way back when before there were Asians in Europe.
Last edited by Spanish Rider; 06-07-2019 at 07:33 AM.