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

Site Contributions

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

Site Activity

  • "The town of Bufali in Valencia has come up with a novel idea to keep its school open. currently the school has four pupils, and two will leave next summer, which means the school will close. The local town hall is offering a house at a rental of just €200 a month and a job with a local waste coll..." in the Forum Post called Bring your kids to school - get a house and a job!
    Forum Post created over 1 year ago
  • "On Saturday 28 November, Costa Blanca radio station owner and presenter and magazine owner and editor Dave Bull, together with his son Mitch, will be rowing 52 kilometers along the River Segura from Murcia City to Guardamar. Dave and Mitch are doing this to raise money for the Spanish cancer char..." in the Forum Post called The Kayak Challenge - Rowing for Cancer
    Forum Post created over 1 year ago
  • How to prevent mosquito bites

    How to prevent mosquito bites

    Now September is here, the mosquitoes are around again. Nothing is more irritating and unsightly than a weeping mosquito bite, and if you should have an allergic reaction, it can be very painful and distressing. Prevention is better than cure, so here are some tips to avoid mosquito bites this au...

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    Blog Post updated over 1 year ago
  • Safe driving in Spain

    Safe driving in Spain

    Until 2008, I’d never driven outside the UK, but when we moved to Spain, I had to bite the bullet and learn to drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road. I dreaded it at first, but now I prefer driving in Europe in general, and Spain in particular, to driving in the UK. The roads a...

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    Blog Post updated over 1 year ago
  • Natural remedies for Sunburn

    Summer time, and the living is easy – or not, if you happen to be afflicted by sunburn. And with the hot temperatures Spain has enjoyed this summer, there’s a lot more of it about. Okay, it’s an avoidable problem, but sometimes, things happen spontaneously, and before you know i...

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    Blog Post updated over 1 year ago
  • "In a unique step up from food banks, a Catalan organisation has found a way to help Spanish families who are feeling the effects of the financial crisis. Espigoladors sends volunteers to harvest crops that are mis-shapen or otherwise unfit for sale, and they are distributed to families in need in..." in the Forum Post called Catalan project helps hungry people in Spain by harvesting unwanted crops
    Forum Post created over 1 year ago
  • "This is Murcia’s main fiesta, and it commemorates the Roman conquest of Cartagena, while Hannibal was otherwise occupied getting his elephants across the Alps in his quest to take Rome from the Romans. For background information on this fantastic fiesta, plus a full programme, check out thi..." in the Forum Post called Carthaginians and Romans fiesta - Cartagena 17th - 26th September
    Forum Post created over 1 year ago
  • "Police are so concerned about boy racers on mobility scooters in Benidorm that they are limiting their use to people over the age of 55 or those with genuine disabilities. Young, able bodied people are hiring them as a ‘must do’ activity, after they were popularised by Madge in the TV..." in the Forum Post called Mobility scooters ban in Benidorm
    Forum Post created almost 2 years ago
  • "If you thought the Spanish were less sentimental about animals than the British, think again! The town of Trigueros del Valle in Valladolid, Northern Spain, has just granted special rights to dogs and cats as ’non’human neighbours.’ Abandoned animals will be looked after by the ..." in the Forum Post called Dogs and cats get special protection in town in Spain
    Forum Post created almost 2 years ago
  • Why learning Spanish from a native speaker is a good idea

    If you are going to live in Spain, you really should learn Spanish. Although in many regions, English is widely spoken, day to day life is much simpler if you have some Spanish, and it will be easier to integrate with the locals. And if you’re on holiday in Spain, you’ll get much bett...

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    Blog Post created almost 2 years ago
  • Keeping your cool on hot summer nights in Spain

    Keeping your cool on hot summer nights in Spain

    Hot summer nights are great for barbecues or a stroll on the beach, but not so good when it comes to getting a sound night’s sleep. According to some reports, this has been the hottest summer in Spain for 100 years, with June and July featuring temperatures in the high 30s and even 40s, and...

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    Blog Post updated almost 2 years ago
  • The history of empanadas

    The history of empanadas

    Empanadas are the Spanish equivalent of British Cornish Pasties or steak and kidney pies, and Indian samosas, among other things. There’s not a lot of pastry in typical Spanish cuisine, but empanadas, or smaller versions called empanadillas, come with all sorts of fillings – meat, fis...

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    Blog Post updated almost 2 years ago
  • Spanish food for autumn - Estofado de Garbanzos y Patatas

    Spanish food for autumn - Estofado de Garbanzos y Patatas

    I absolutely adore Spanish food, particularly the kind of ‘peasant style’ stews and soups. They are ideal for autumn and winter, and some of them are even light enough to be enjoyed all year round. A great favourite of mine is estofado de garbanzos y patatas, or chickpea and potato stew. L...

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    Blog Post updated almost 2 years ago
  • No Ordinary Expat: Samantha Biddles

    No Ordinary Expat: Samantha Biddles

    I’ve interviewed some great personalities for this series , but Samantha Biddles has to be one of the most entertaining, interesting and altruistic people I’ve ever come across. We met for lunch and chatted for four hours, and I learned more about Algorfa in that time than I have in 7 years of li...

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    Blog Post updated almost 2 years ago
  • Notes on the Notary

    In Spain, when you make a major purchase, like a property, for instance, it must involve the Notary. He is one of the most powerful and respected figures in Spanish life, and whatever your nationality, you must involve the Notary in any major transaction such as buying a property. In England, if ...

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    Blog Post created almost 2 years ago