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

Site Contributions

  • Blog Posts: 162
  • Forum Posts: 130
  • Classified Ads: 0
  • Blog Comments: 2
  • Hotel Comments: 0
  • Total Comments: 2

Site Activity

  • "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
  • No Ordinary Expats: David and Yvonne Haughton

    No Ordinary Expats: David and Yvonne Haughton

    Lots of people come to Spain for a new life, meet someone, get married, and set up a successful business. They also take on new projects, which may be completely different to anything they’ve ever done in their home country. There’s nothing special about that. So what lifts David and Yvonne Haugh...

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    Blog Post updated 5 months ago
  • Why every Snowbird should have a Camping Card ACSI

    Why every Snowbird should have a Camping Card ACSI

    The clocks have gone back, and the Snowbirds will soon be heading from the UK and northern Europe to sunny southern Spain. These snowbirds have wheels rather than wings though, because they arrive in motor homes and camper vans to spend winter in warmer climes.

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    Blog Post updated 5 months ago
  • "On the eve of Dia del Todos Los Santos (All Saints’ Day) when Spanish people remember their dead and celebrate lives well lived, a British friend told me that she wanted to go ‘home’ to die. To me, Spain is home now, and this is where I want to be laid to rest. And I do want to ..." in the Forum Post called Buried or cremated? Home or away?
    Forum Post created 5 months ago
  • "You can’t drive far in Spain without seeing lots of motor homes on the roads, and with southern Spain’s fantastic climate, it’s possible to camp all year round here. Full facility sites can be expensive, and not everyone is happy wild camping, but you can cut the cost of camping..." in the Forum Post called Do you have your ACSI book for camping in Spain?
    Forum Post created 5 months ago
  • A new take on death just in time for Dia de los Todos Santos

    A new take on death just in time for Dia de los Todos Santos

    Spain is different in many ways, and one of the main differences is in how they celebrate Hallowe’en. The truth is they don’t – although expats have imported the celebration from other countries and some younger Spaniards are adopting the custom of costume parties at Halloween. ...

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    Blog Post updated 5 months ago
  • "Spain is not a country where tipping is part of the culture, or even expected, but you may want to leave a little something to express your gratitude for good service. This article goes into a lot of detail, and also explains the Spanish viewpoint on tipping. http://www.totallyspaintravel.com/201..." in the Forum Post called Tipping in Spain - a great guide
    Forum Post created 7 months ago
  • "In a public vote to decide which are Spain’s most popular dishes, top place went to the Canary Islands dish papas arrugadas – literally wrinkled potatoes with a spicy sauce. Jamon serrano came second, pulpo a la gallega (stewed octopus) was third, while paella managed only fourth plac..." in the Forum Post called Spain's Seven Culinary Wonders - and a few surprises!
    Forum Post created 7 months ago
  • The Cucaracha Club: The making of a movie in Spain

    The Cucaracha Club: The making of a movie in Spain

    A while ago, I explained how The Cucaracha Club came to be made. It’s a movie made on a tiny budget by a bunch of enthusiastic amateurs who have never written, acted in, produced or directed a full length feature film before, and it notches up a number of firsts. It’s the first screenplay G...

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    Blog Post updated 7 months ago
  • Bargain shopping in Spain: Hiperber hypermarkets

    Bargain shopping in Spain: Hiperber hypermarkets

    The UK may be famous for its BOGOF (buy one, get one free) deals in supermarkets, but food shopping in Spain can still be so much cheaper across the board if you know the best places to go. Lidl is usually my first port of call, then I get any top up shopping from Consum and Mercadona. All thes...

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    Blog Post updated 7 months ago
  • Essential ingredients for Spanish cooking: Paprika

    Essential ingredients for Spanish cooking: Paprika

    Spanish cuisine is one of the healthiest in the word, and it’s also one of the easiest to get into, even if your inner Domestic Goddess has left the building. That’s because most Spanish recipes revolve around no more than half a dozen ingredients, and one of the more common ingredien...

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    Blog Post updated 8 months ago