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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

  • "Last week, my husband wanted some spare blades for a jigsaw he bought from a German company. He only paid €10 for shipping, but it turns out that is the ‘across the board’ shipping price, and he had to pay the same for the spare blades – which incidentally cost about €15! So we ..." in the Forum Post called DX.com offers free shipping to Spain
    Forum Post created almost 2 years ago
  • "If you’re thinking of buying a property on the Costa Blanca, you may be interested in this service. For just £49 per person, including flights, 4 star hotel and transport, you can fly to the Costa Blanca and be met by someone who will explain all about life in Spain, and discuss your requir..." in the Forum Post called Sunzone Properties Property inspection trips Costa Blanca
    Forum Post created almost 2 years ago
  • Taking a fresh look at figs

    Taking a fresh look at figs

    If you’ve been hitting the markets in Spain – and who hasn’t? – you may have noticed that there are fresh figs everywhere. Many people are not quite sure how to handle fresh figs, being more accustomed to dried figs. Dried figs are also very healthy, but it’s a great...

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    Blog Post updated almost 2 years ago
  • No Ordinary Expat: Dave Bull - Breakfast Show DJ on Real Radio International and much more

    No Ordinary Expat: Dave Bull - Breakfast Show DJ on Real Radio International and much more

    Where to start to describe Real Radio International’s breakfast show host, Dave Bull? The guy has slotted so much into the 16 years he’s been in Spain, there’s enough for an autobiography – and incidentally he’s on Volume Two of that. In a previous life in Brighton, Dave sold pies – yes, really! ...

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    Blog Post updated almost 2 years ago
  • The best tipples Spain has to offer

    One of the big attractions of Spain – apart from sun, sea and sangria – is the cheap alcohol. Whatever your favourite tipple, you can get it at a fraction of the price in Spain. However, if you’re prepared to be adventurous and try out some of the brands you’ve maybe never heard of, rather than s...

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    Blog Post created almost 2 years ago
  • No Ordinary Expat: Phil Morrison

    No Ordinary Expat: Phil Morrison

    Like many of the expats I’ve interviewed for this series and for the Writers On Spain series, Phil Morrison has ended up doing something completely different in Spain from his former life in England. Originally from London, these days Phil, AKA The Flexible Chef, hosts tailor made cooking and wal...

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    Blog Post updated almost 2 years ago
  • "Spain has broken yet another record, with more blue flag beaches than any other in the world – 577 to be exact. That places Spain at the top of the list internationally. All the facts and figures are here: http://www.thelocal.es/20150514/spain-awarded-r… The figures make impressive re..." in the Forum Post called Spain has most blue flag beaches in the world
    Forum Post created almost 2 years ago
  • "British expats are up in arms over the decision to hold a referendum on remaining in the EU. Those who have been resident in Spain for more than 15 years will not be entitled to vote, yet these are the people who will be affected most by a ‘No’ vote. In the worst case scenario, should..." in the Forum Post called British expats may be denied vote in EU referendum
    Forum Post created almost 2 years ago
  • Dave Bull’s walking tours of Alicante – new for 2015

    Dave Bull’s walking tours of Alicante – new for 2015

    Dave Bull has lived in nearby Gran Alacant for 16 years, and he’s made it his mission to learn all he can about the history and culture of his adopted home. One thing that really gets his goat is when people come to live or come for a holiday in the region, and don’t investigate the back story. T...

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    Blog Post updated almost 2 years ago
  • Choosing a Spanish bank

    When you buy a property in Spain, you need to open a Spanish bank account. It’s necessary for payment of utility bills, and it makes economic sense as well. If you use a Spanish bank for all your Spanish transactions, you will not be charged conversion fees. If you don’t know much about Spanish b...

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    Blog Post created about 2 years ago
  • Learning Spanish the Jane Cronin way

    Learning Spanish the Jane Cronin way

    If you intend to live in Spain, you really should try to learn the language, no matter how daunted you are by the prospect. For a painless introduction to the language, you can’t do better than visit Jane Cronin’s website. Jane is a bit of a celebrity on the Costa Blanca. She’s something like a S...

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    Blog Post updated about 2 years ago
  • "Spain is enjoying an increase in foreign spending in the first quarter of 2015, with spending by British tourists up by 15%. In March, Brits were the big spenders, with €776 million being pumped into the Spanish economy. Germany came second with €700 million. It’s thought the favourable Ste..." in the Forum Post called Brits spend €776 million in Spain in March
    Forum Post created about 2 years ago
  • "Benidorm is to bid for recognition by UNESCO’s World Heritage List as a city of ‘exceptional universal value.’ Local council officials believe that the resort fulfills 6 of the ten criteria for recognition. The proposal has divided opinion in the region, and further afield, wit..." in the Forum Post called Benidorm bids for UNESCO status
    Forum Post created about 2 years ago
  • "Palma de Mallorca has been voted the best place in the world to live by the Sunday Times. The island capital is deemed to have everything for a good life, being a bustling micro city with a beautifu Old Town and lots of chic shops. I’ve been to Palma several times, and love it, but I don..." in the Forum Post called Palma de Mallorca - best place in the world to live?
    Forum Post created about 2 years ago
  • "I love to listen to the radio while I work – it helps me to concentrate on the writing, and I plug my earphones in the laptop and away I go. That got me thinking that maybe we could share our favourite stations – particularly those you can listen to online. Mine is Real Radio Internat..." in the Forum Post called The best expat radio stations to listen to
    Forum Post created about 2 years ago