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  • Kristjan Arnold's Opinion on Catalan Independence

    Published February 6th by Kristjan Arnold
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    If you spend any amount of time in Spain, particularly in its proud Catalan region , you will hear about the people’s fight for independence. But where did it start, should Catalan be independent and what does this mean for Spain?

    Insider Kristjan has covered this subject in an in-depth series. In his final post, he covers his opinion on Catalan independence.

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  • It's strawberry season!

    Published February 2nd by Sandra Piddock
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    Strolling around our local market earlier this week , my senses were stimulated by the fabulous fragrance of fresh strawberries. Strawberries – along with cherries – are my absolute favourite fruit, and they are also one of the best anti-inflammatory foods going. That’s good news for me, because I have Lupus, and I can’t take anti-inflammatory medication for various reasons. But did you know you can also use strawberries for hair and skin care? And at Spanish prices, you can buy as many as you want.

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  • Book Review: The Path Keeper by N. J. Simmonds

    Published February 1st by Sandra Piddock
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    N. J. Simmonds’s debut novel ‘The Path Keeper’ is scheduled for release in February 2017. It’s the first of a series of fantasy novels aimed at young adults, but suitable for any age group that appreciates good writing and can suspend belief and get lost in the story.

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  • No Ordinary Expat: Clive Gray. How the man in the suit from Sheffield became Our Man in Torrevieja

    Published February 1st by Sandra Piddock
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    Many expats reinvent themselves when they move to Spain and try something radically different, often acquiring new skill sets along with their tans, but Clive Gray has managed to take different to a whole new level. The former building society customer services manager and environment agency worker from Sheffield has pretty much reinvented himself since he came to Spain to help out a friend who was snowed under with work in 2007. Now the self-confessed computer and telecommunications geek can add Executive Film Producer, Actor and Movie Mogul to his CV, and as with everything else he’s ever tackled, he’s rather good at it.

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  • The Case Against Catalan Independence

    Published January 30th by Kristjan Arnold
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    If you spend any amount of time in Spain, particularly in its proud Catalan region , you will hear about the people’s fight for independence. But where did it start, should Catalan be independent and what does this mean for Spain?

    Insider Kristjan is covering this subject in an in-depth series. In his third post, he covers the case against Catalan independence.

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  • The Case for Catalan Independence

    Published January 23rd by Kristjan Arnold
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    If you spend any amount of time in Spain, particularly in its proud Catalan region , you will hear about the people’s fight for independence. But where did it start, should Catalan be independent and what does this mean for Spain?

    Insider Kristjan is going to cover this subject in an in-depth series. In his second post, he covers the case for Catalan independence.

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  • History of the Fight for Catalan Independence

    Published January 16th by Kristjan Arnold
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    If you spend any amount of time in Spain, particularly in its proud Catalan region , you will hear about the people’s fight for independence. But where did it start, and what does this mean for Spain?

    Insider Kristjan is going to cover this subject in an in-depth series. In this first post, he covers the history of the fight for Catalan independence.

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  • Coping with chest infections and colds in the Spanish winter

    Published January 2nd by Sandra Piddock
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    The winter colds, viruses and chest infections are doing the rounds here in Spain, just as they are in the UK. However, we’re lucky over here in that we have an abundance of cheap natural remedies, as well as a fast track to antibiotics should we need them. While these illnesses can be very debilitating, they don’t have to be too uncomfortable if you know what to do.

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  • 12A Certificate for The Cucaracha Club

    Published December 30th, 2016 by Sandra Piddock
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    10 months after independently produced spy thriller The Cucaracha Club had its world premiere in Torrevieja, it has received a 12A certificate from the BBFC. Now the film can be distributed on general release in cinemas. That means the production company can recover some of the production costs. More importantly, they can build the budget for The Cucaracha Club 2: The Route of All Evil, which is already written and ready to go into production in the autumn of 2017.

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  • Top Tips for Settling into a New Country

    Published December 15th, 2016 by PSS International Removals
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    Relocating abroad and integrating into a new culture can be a challenge. But, take heart, thousands of expats every year do it successfully, and for many of them the positives outweigh the negatives. Expats may get to live in a dream location, further their careers, discover strengths, explore new places, meet new people and enjoy fresh experiences.

    What you need more than anything to make a go of relocation is patience…

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