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Finding your way round Spanish TV

If you want to improve your level of fluency in Spanish, watching Spanish television is a very good way of going about it. With the visual element to help you and the possibility of subtitles to assist, it can be a good stepping stone to fluency. And, of course, you get to find out what’s [...]

By | February 13th, 2015|Home Services|0 Comments

Car hire in Spain 

What is important for you when it comes to care hire in Spain? Is the size, model and comfort of the car paramount, the ease of collection or the price the ruling factor? People differ in their preferences. There are those who would travel miles and back to pick up the cheapest car hire and [...]

By | February 5th, 2015|Home Services|0 Comments

Do I need to apply for a Spanish driving licence?

Spanish driving licence That’s a question that many Europeans living in Spain have been asking for a very long time. It might seem a simple question but you can expect far from simple answers. Whether you must exchange your foreign driver’s licence for a Spanish licence has been discussed and debated, shared on forums and [...]

By | January 22nd, 2015|Home Services|0 Comments

Keeping your home safe in Spain 

Wherever you live in the world, burglary happens. Having your home broken into might not only mean the loss of valuable and irreplaceable items but it is an upsetting experience too. That said, not everyone takes the precautions they need to. If you’ve bought a property in another country you may not even know what [...]

By | January 15th, 2015|Home Services|0 Comments

Complaints and compliments  – what do you think of Spain?

We happen to think that Spain is a brilliant country to have a holiday home or permanent residence in. Of course, we would say that! However tinted our spectacles might be, we are not blind to the difficulties there can be in home ownership here too. Many of these will be similar to the problems [...]

By | January 8th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Spain is good for your health

Why do people emigrate to Spain? Most people mention the weather, closely followed by good food and quality of life. The sun shining makes everyone feel better and more fresh air and a relaxed lifestyle definitely contribute to a sense of wellbeing. The Mediterranean diet has been well-documented over the years as having nutritional benefits. [...]

By | December 31st, 2014|General|0 Comments

Keeping warm in the Spanish winter

Should expats be entitled to a heating allowance if they retire to Spain? It’s a long running debate that is guaranteed to raise temperatures. For those who aren’t regulars to Spain, the Spanish winter is visualised as no different from the Spanish summer. After all, Spain is hot. Isn’t it? Those who have spent time [...]

By | December 18th, 2014|Home Services|0 Comments

5 reasons why you should have a keyholder

You have a property on the Costa Blanca. Lucky you. Having a second home abroad is the dream of many and a luxury for a few. However, as with everything valuable, it needs looking after. Have you thought? What happens if there is a water leak? What happens if there is a break in? What [...]

By | December 10th, 2014|Home Services|0 Comments

Enjoying Christmas in Spain

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to Christmas? In many countries, Christmas has become a hurdle to overcome rather than a celebration to enjoy. Starting in October, the hype begins with shops decorated from top to tail in tinsel and long, sickly TV adverts pulling at your heart strings. If you are [...]

By | December 3rd, 2014|General|0 Comments

Act like a digital native in Spain

My son asked me recently, ‘How did you ever make arrangements with your friends when you were young without mobile messaging?’ It took me some time to think, given that we are talking a number of years ago. However, it was quite simple. You made arrangements before you went home for the next time you’d [...]

By | November 26th, 2014|General|0 Comments