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  • Name: Sandra Piddock
  • Location: Spain
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Valencian Community (Valencia/Alicante/Costa Blanca)

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  • Blog Posts: 165
  • Forum Posts: 132
  • Classified Ads: 0
  • Blog Comments: 2
  • Hotel Comments: 0
  • Total Comments: 2

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  • When the dream is over: The realities of dying in Spain

    When the dream is over: The realities of dying in Spain

    It’s a cliché, but so many people move to Spain to ‘Live the dream.’ But what happens when, inevitably, to use another well-worn cliché, you ‘Face the final curtain?’ The procedures following death in Spain can be very different to those in the UK, and if you don’t know what to expect or how to d...

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    Blog Post updated 23 days ago
  • How to enjoy the sun if you have lupus or other skin conditions

    How to enjoy the sun if you have lupus or other skin conditions

    I was diagnosed with Lupus 20 years ago, yet I live in Spain and enjoy the sunshine as much as anyone else. For those who don’t know, lupus is an auto-immune disease, similar to Rheumatoid Arthritis, but it affects the organs as well as the joints, and of course, the skin is the largest organ in ...

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    Blog Post updated about 1 month ago
  • The many health benefits of olive oil

    The many health benefits of olive oil

    The Mediterranean Diet – perceived by many medical experts as one of the most healthy diet plans around – is based around olive oil. This knowledge is nothing new, since Hippocrates – the father of modern medicine – extolled the health properties of olive oil around 400 ye...

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    Blog Post updated about 1 month ago
  • Why I believe Spanish food is the best in the world

    Why I believe Spanish food is the best in the world

    I may be biased, but I do believe Spanish food offers the best eating experiences in the world. It’s based around the healthy principles of the Mediterranean Diet, so it’s good for your heart, and your figure. That’s because it’s high in fibre and antioxidants, and low in saturated fa...

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    Blog Post updated about 1 month ago
  • "Southern Spain boasts a great selection of free English language newspapers, but just lately the biggest – Euro Weekly News – has acquired two more titles. Round Town News and Sol Times now fall under the umbrella of the Euro Weekly News Media group. Is that a good thing? It’s g..." in the Forum Post called Euro Weekly News now owns three of Southern Spain's free newspapers
    Forum Post created about 1 month ago
  • "Independently made film The Cucaracha Club has it’s first public showing in IMF Cines, Torrevieja on Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 17.00 (5.00 pm Spanish time) Tickets are available here: http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-cucaracha-c… The Cucaracha Club is the first feature film ever mad..." in the Forum Post called First public showing of The Cucaracha Club in Torrevieja 18 May 2017 @ 17.00
    Forum Post created about 1 month ago
  • "It’s not easy to become a Spanish citizen – first, you have to take two exams, one to test your familiarity with Spanish life and culture, and a second to assess your command of the Spanish language. Then there’s the usual paper trail, and it all costs somewhere in the region of..." in the Forum Post called Applications for Spanish citizenship soar in the wake of Brexit
    Forum Post created about 1 month ago
  • Big is better when it comes to canned tuna

    Big is better when it comes to canned tuna

    One of the many great things about living in Spain is the fish counter in every supermarket. There’s a wide choice of fish, at reasonable prices, and the friendly, helpful staff will prepare it for cooking if you ask. However, it’s not always convenient to serve up fresh fish. Sometim...

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    Blog Post updated about 1 month ago
  • Arroz de Ayuno: Giving up meat for Lent has never been so enjoyable!

    Arroz de Ayuno: Giving up meat for Lent has never been so enjoyable!

    Lots of people decide to give up something for Lent, whether it’s alcohol, fast food, chocolates or something else. Here in Spain, Arroz de Ayuno – known as fasting rice – is traditionally eaten during Lent. (La Cuaresma) Go native and do as the Spanish do and avoid eating meat durin...

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    Blog Post updated about 1 month ago
  • "Like most people, we have life insurance to cover expenses in the event of our deaths and leave something for the family as well. However, as we spend most of our time in Spain, we were quite shocked to discover that here, the funeral director expects payment up front within 24 – 48 hours, ..." in the Forum Post called Do you have a pre-paid funeral plan?
    Forum Post created about 1 month ago
  • "For the first time in 2015, more people died in Spain, and now the government has appointed the first ever ‘Sex Tsar’ – Edelmira Barreira – to encourage Spanish couples to make more babies. It will be interesting to see what measures she takes., but she’s probably h..." in the Forum Post called Spain's first 'Sex Tsar' hopes to boost the birth rate
    Forum Post created 3 months ago
  • "This year, there are more of these pests about than ever before. Their hairs are toxic to both pets and their owners, since they can cause an allergic reaction. Dogs are particularly at risk off the lead, as they can step on the caterpillars, then lick the hairs off their paws. This can cause the..." in the Forum Post called Watch out for processionary pine caterpillars
    Forum Post created 3 months ago
  • Oranges everywhere!

    Oranges everywhere!

    December to March are very colourful months around the Costa Blanca, before the oranges in the groves are harvested and sent to market. As you walk past, you catch the scent of the rapidly ripening oranges, and if you’re like me, you’ll probably be tempted to try one, or take a couple home for fr...

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    Blog Post updated 3 months ago
  • Why Spanish strawberries taste better in Spain

    Why Spanish strawberries taste better in Spain

    I waded into a minor Facebook scrap yesterday. A friend of ours posted a photo of a strawberry the size of a small country, and bragged about how lovely it tasted. A friend of his immediately came back with the comment that as soon as he sees ‘Country of origin; Spain’ on strawberrie...

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    Blog Post updated 3 months ago
  • No Ordinary Expat: Alison Wynne-Ryder, the Quirky Medium

    No Ordinary Expat: Alison Wynne-Ryder, the Quirky Medium

    Alison Wynne-Ryder and her husband John have only been in Spain for three years, but already the lady also known as the Quirky Medium is sharing her unique psychic gifts, and helping people who have lost loved ones to come to terms with life after bereavement. If your idea of psychic activity is ...

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    Blog Post updated 3 months ago