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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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  • The Blair Witch Project' with sun: How 'The Cucaracha Club' came to be made

    The Blair Witch Project' with sun: How 'The Cucaracha Club' came to be made

    If you were in Torrevieja in the summer of 2015, it’s quite possible you were on the scene to see cinema history in the making. Especially if you happened to be down by the Marina, watching the Blues Brothers strutting their stuff, closely followed by local comedian and drag artiste Stevie Spit, ...

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    Blog Post updated 11 months ago
  • Parking or camping? Staying motor home friendly in Spain

    Parking or camping? Staying motor home friendly in Spain

    Europe – and particularly Spain – is much more motor home friendly than the UK. There are very few height barriers, and if you take up two or even three parking spaces, nobody seems bothered. Also, there are lots of places where you can pitch up for free – or ‘wild camp’ as it’s called in t...

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    Blog Post updated 12 months ago
  •  Shopping experience: Poundshop.com

    Shopping experience: Poundshop.com

    One of the (very) few things I miss about England – along with spring flowers, and all the green fields, which of course, need lots of rain, which I don’t miss – is hitting the Pound Shops. That’s those hallowed halls where everything is just £1 (or even 99p) so you don’t have to ask the p...

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    Blog Post updated 12 months ago
  • No Ordinary Expats: Jim Barry and Jan Cave Barry, the ‘Man of Action’ and the ‘Woman of Faith’

    No Ordinary Expats: Jim Barry and Jan Cave Barry, the ‘Man of Action’ and the ‘Woman of Faith’

    People move to Spain for all sorts of reasons, and often turn to something different in their new life in the sun, but it’s unlikely that too many of them possess such extraordinary talents as Jan Cave Barry and Jim Barry, or have such a prosaic reason for moving. ‘We were fed up with the weather...

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    Blog Post updated 12 months ago
  • "It’s Sunday afternoon at 4.30, and I’m relaxing in the sun listening to Rai Woods’ Country Rodeo Show on Costa Blanca FM. Life in Spain doesn’t get much better than this. But if country isn’t your scene, you can listen to the 70s music show with Mike Walker, the Gold..." in the Forum Post called Costa Blanca FM - a great radio station
    Forum Post created 12 months ago
  • "Okay – my order took 6 days to arrive instead of the 7 it said when I placed my order, and everything was packed well and just as it was represented on the site, so I’m very impressed! Check out the website for yourself and maybe get together with friends to organise one delivery to a..." in the Forum Post called Missing Poundland? Now get your bargains in Spain!
    Forum Post created 12 months ago
  • Alternatives to alcohol in Spain

    Alternatives to alcohol in Spain

    One of the many advantages of living in Spain is the low tax on alcohol, which means that you don’t need to take out a second mortgage to have a good night out at the bar, or sit and nurse one drink for hours. However, it has its disadvantages too – the fact that booze is so cheap and readily ava...

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    Blog Post updated about 1 year ago
  • Home made lemon curd recipe

    Home made lemon curd recipe

    This year, for the first time ever, we had about 50 lemons on our tree in the garden. It’s a big improvement on last year’s three, but you do have to think hard about how to use them. After all, there are only so many gin and tonics you can drink and still have a healthy liver! After making prese...

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    Blog Post updated about 1 year ago
  • Not into golf? Try walking football!

    Not into golf? Try walking football!

    Think of sport in Spain, and most people think of golf, closely followed by water sports such as swimming, diving and wind surfing. But what if you’re a man past the first flush of youth, who thinks golf is a good walk spoiled, and isn’t into water sports, but wants to keep fit? Walki...

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    Blog Post updated about 1 year ago
  • "In Trip Advoisor’s most recent survey, Mallorca emerges as the second best island holiday destination in Europe, and the 6th in the world. 10 of Spain’s islands make the list. I have to say I love Mallorca too – what’s your favourite Spanish island? Read the full report he..." in the Forum Post called Mallorca second best island destination in Europe, 6th in the world
    Forum Post created about 1 year ago
  • "One of the few things I miss about England is hitting Poundland, and stocking up on bargains. Now you can get your Pound shop bargains shipped directly to Spain from http://www.poundshop.com/. If you sign up for the newsletter, you’ll get 5% off your first order, and while it costs £10 to g..." in the Forum Post called Missing Poundland? Now get your bargains in Spain!
    Forum Post created about 1 year ago
  • Free tapas? Yes, if you know where to look!

    Free tapas? Yes, if you know where to look!

    Back in the day when the package tour operators first discovered Spain, just about every bar served free tapas with drinks. And back then, because Brits were rather suspicious of ‘foreign muck,’ they were left largely untouched, thus offending our generous Spanish hosts. Now that Brit...

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    Blog Post updated about 1 year ago
  • Spain and Portugal - divided by a shared peninsula!

    Spain and Portugal - divided by a shared peninsula!

    After 8 years of living in Spain, we’ve finally made it across the border to Portugal for a month long vacation in our motor home. I was prepared to be dazzled by the beauty of the Algarve – and I am – but what I was not prepared for was the considerable differences I would find...

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    Blog Post updated about 1 year ago
  • "Ahead of the June 23 2016 referendum, politicians in Britain are campaigning for Brexit – the exit of the UK from the European Union. British expats are understandably worried about how this will affect their life in Spain. While I will be voting to stay in the EU, I can’t help thinki..." in the Forum Post called Brexit - In or out of the EU?
    Forum Post created about 1 year ago
  • "At the moment, we’re on an extended vacation in the Algarve, Portugal, and what has struck me is that the two countries may share a peninsula, but they are very different in many ways. The main things that came to my attention are the lack of bureaucracy and the real friendliness of the peo..." in the Forum Post called Differences between Spain and Portugal?
    Forum Post created about 1 year ago