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

Site Contributions

  • Blog Posts: 168
  • Forum Posts: 134
  • Classified Ads: 0
  • Blog Comments: 2
  • Hotel Comments: 0
  • Total Comments: 2

Site Activity

  • "According to the UK Post Office Family Holiday Report 2012, Spain is ‘significantly cheaper’ than the UK when it comes to a basic shopping basket for a self catering holiday. The cheapest place of all is C’an Picafort, Mallorca, where a weekly shop costs just £56, as opposed to ..." in the Forum Post called Spain still cheaper than the UK
    Forum Post created almost 5 years ago
  • Free coach trips on the Costa Blanca

    As part of the Green Tour trip, you must attend a ‘short bedding demonstration.’ I was wary of this, as we’d been on the Blanket Factory Tour, and their idea of ‘short’ was one and a half hours or more, and there’s only so much information about bedding you can take without losing the will ...

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    Blog Post created almost 5 years ago
  • "If you live on a community of owners, then you will be asked to attend an Annual General Meeting (AGM), and possibly one or more Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM). If you cannot attend the meeting, you are entitled to a proxy vote. Your proxy can be the President, the Administrator, or any oth..." in the Forum Post called Proxy voting
    Forum Post created almost 5 years ago
  • "Hello, Melissa. I actually bought my bag in a small shop in Alicante, for around 3 Euro. It’s just a regular canvas bag – no particular brand – and it took me about two years to find it, just searching the shops and markets. All I can suggest is that you keep your eyes open for ..." in the Forum Post called Street Smarts In Barcelona
    Forum Post created almost 5 years ago
  • "I have a special bag that I use for visits to markets and cities in Spain. It’s a deep shoulder bag with a plaited strap, so it’s more or less impossible to cut through the strap. It’s also deep, with a a press stud fastening at the top. I place my wallet and one credit card in ..." in the Forum Post called Street Smarts In Barcelona
    Forum Post created almost 5 years ago
  • "There’s been a lot in the English-speaking press recently about changing to a Spanish driving licence, and there seems to be some confusion about whether you can legally drive on an EU licence or not. Here’s the story: if you are a resident in Spain, you must change to a Spanish drivi..." in the Forum Post called Do you need a Spanish driving licence?
    Forum Post created almost 5 years ago
  • Why don't they do their research - or look at a map?

    Why don't they do their research - or look at a map?

    Any schoolkid with a basic understanding of European geography could have told that writer that the Picos de Europa are one of northern Spain’s most well known features, bordering the Bay of Biscay, while the Pyrenees form a natural border between France and Spain.

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    Blog Post updated about 5 years ago
  • Grow your own oranges and lemons

    Grow your own oranges and lemons

    How much water should you give your tree? The leaves will give you a clue, as they react a little like your skin does in the sun. If the leaves are smooth, shiny and plump, the moisture levels are just about right. However, dry, leathery leaves indicate too much exposure to heat and not enough hy...

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    Blog Post updated about 5 years ago
  • "The first real culture shock I had was when I was reading the free local English language newspapers. Turning to the Classifieds, I found adverts for prostitutes in among the ads for removal men, plumbers and pool services. I had another shock when I was told that the skimpily-clad girls waiting ..." in the Forum Post called Prostitution in Spain
    Forum Post created about 5 years ago
  • Letting the train take the strain

    It’s a good idea to travel into big cities by train, as it saves you the stress of driving in an unfamiliar place and the hassle of finding a parking space. Train stations are usually pretty central as well, so it cuts down on walking.

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    Blog Post updated about 5 years ago
  • Disadvantages of life on an urbanisation

    There are disadvantages to life on an urbanisation, and the estate agents are not likely to tell you about them, because it may jeopardise the sale.

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    Blog Post created about 5 years ago
  • What a difference a letter makes!

    When you’re learning a new language, one letter makes a great difference. I introduced myself to the owner of our local tapas bar thus: ‘Tengo casa nueve en Algorfa.’ I wondered why he looked so surprised, until our new neighbour informed me I had just told him I had 9 homes in Algorfa!

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    Blog Post created about 5 years ago
  • Bare faced cheek

    On the Costa Blanca now, when daily temperatures are in the high 20’s, you’re going to sweat buckets. If you sit on a chair without a top on – that’s you, not the chair, of course – you’re going to leave a river behind you. Think of the customer after you. Why should he or she have to wallow in y...

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    Blog Post created about 5 years ago
  • "Fratelli’s describes itself as ‘A little piece of Italy in the heart of Benijofar,’ and that’s exactly what it is. Located in the Plaza Constitucion, Fratelli’s is small but perfectly formed – a bit like the congenial owner, Vittorio, really. We’ve sample..." in the Forum Post called Fratelli's, Benijofar, Costa Blanca
    Forum Post created about 5 years ago
  • Visitors guide to Orihuela, Costa Blanca

    Orihuela is one of the Costa Blanca’s best kept secrets. This lively town is a pleasing mix of old and new Spain, and easily accessible from all over the Costa Blanca.

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    Blog Post created about 5 years ago