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

Site Contributions

  • Blog Posts: 159
  • Forum Posts: 128
  • Classified Ads: 0
  • Blog Comments: 2
  • Hotel Comments: 0
  • Total Comments: 2

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  • "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 28 days 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 28 days 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 28 days 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 28 days 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 28 days ago
  • "If you’re looking to cancel out some of the fluctuations between Sterling and the Euro, and avoid conversion charges, why not consider a Revolut card? Supplied by Mastercard, it can be loaded with money from your bank account in Pounds, Euros or Dollars, and you can draw out up to £200 a mo..." in the Forum Post called Revolut Pre-loaded card
    Forum Post created about 1 month ago
  • "If you’re buying a new property in Spain, and you want a single storey dwelling, you may not get what you bargain for. While some properties are called bungalows, they usually have an upper outdoor terrace rather than a roof. If you want one floor with a roof on top of it, you;ll probably f..." in the Forum Post called A bungalow is not what it seems in Spain!
    Forum Post created about 1 month ago
  • It's strawberry season!

    It's strawberry season!

    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 new...

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    Blog Post updated about 1 month ago
  • Book Review: The Path Keeper by N. J. Simmonds

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

    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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    Blog Post updated about 1 month ago
  • No Ordinary Expat: Clive Gray. How the man in the suit from Sheffield became Our Man in Torrevieja

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

    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 work...

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    Blog Post updated about 1 month ago
  • "Whether you live in Spain or England, if you have a motor home and want to explore the country, you are welcome to come along to one of our MCC in Spain rallies. Check out our Facebook page for all the latest news on rallies and get togethers in 2017. https://www.facebook.com/MCCinSpain/" in the Forum Post called MCC in Spain
    Forum Post created 3 months ago
  • "Clearly the Mediterranean lifestyle pays off. Latest information shows that Spaniards come second only to Japan in terms of life expectancy. I have to say since moving to Spain 8 years ago I feel younger and healthier, and photos over the years seem to bear that out. What about you? Do you feel h..." in the Forum Post called Spain has second longest life expectancy in the world after Japan
    Forum Post created 3 months ago
  • Coping with chest infections and colds in the Spanish winter

    Coping with chest infections and colds in the Spanish winter

    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 debil...

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    Blog Post updated 3 months ago
  • The bogus policemen are still around in winter

    The bogus policemen are still around in winter

    In the summer months, the English press in Spain is full of cautionary tales of various con men, including fake police officers who stop motorists, usually on the way from the airport or ferry port to their accommodation. They target rental cars and foreign registered vehicles, hoping they will n...

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    Blog Post updated 3 months ago
  • 12A Certificate for The Cucaracha Club

    12A Certificate for The Cucaracha Club

    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. ...

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    Blog Post updated 3 months ago