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

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

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  • 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
  • How to really annoy a Spaniard in 4 easy lessons

    Spanish people are renowned the world over for their tolerance, hospitality and love of fiestas, but there are some things about expats that they really don’t like, and sad to say they are justified in most of these things. Spain is the land of cheap booze, but who actually goes binge drinking an...

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    Blog Post created about 2 years ago
  • Algorfa - off the beaten track, but so much to see and do!

    Algorfa - off the beaten track, but so much to see and do!

    Never heard of Algorfa? You’re not alone – in fact when we fell in love with our garden apartment on the La Finca Golf Urbanisation just outside Algorfa, we certainly hadn’t, so when we told people in England about our new home, we said Algorfa was ‘Near Torrevieja.’ Seven years later, I realise...

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    Blog Post updated about 2 years ago
  • N332 Education - The real story on traffic laws from the traffic cops of Torrevieja

    N332 Education - The real story on traffic laws from the traffic cops of Torrevieja

    In January, the traffic cops of Torrevieja set up a Facebook page called N332 Education. It was aimed at passing on information regarding traffic laws, general laws and other useful information to English speaking expats in the Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa region of the Costa Blanca, through whi...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • Books on Spain: 'A Load of Bull' by Tim Parfitt

    Books on Spain: 'A Load of Bull' by Tim Parfitt

    One thing I love about books on Spain is that they give you an insight into life in the different regions, as well as often detailing the author’s own experiences as an expat. Sometimes, they’re also laugh-out-loud funny – so much so that when you turn the final page, you feel l...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • Oranges are not just for juicing!

    Oranges are not just for juicing!

    I often walk my dog Paddy through the orange groves. It’s so peaceful and fragrant, and I can safely let him off the leash to get all the exercise a 32 kilo puppy needs. Right now, the branches are bending and groaning, heavy with fruit, because there’s such a glut the growers are not bothering t...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • "The traffic cops in Torrevieja have created a special Facebook page to inform and educate on traffic laws, scams and avoiding crime. A lot of the content is also relevant to the whole of Spain, not just the Torrevieja region, and you can ask questions which will be answered by the people who know..." in the Forum Post called N332 Education Facebook Page - Traffic info from the traffic cops!
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago
  • "I think the best thing to do would be to buy a ticket for the Bus Turustic, for one or two days. That takes you all around the city, on 3 different routes. and it’s definitely the best way to get around, as there are 3 routes and you can hop on and off whenever and wherever you wish. https:..." in the Forum Post called Mobile World Congress 2015
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago
  • "Costa Women is a free to join social, business and networking resource for women all over Spain. Many areas have regular meet ups – there are groups on the Costa Del Sol, Costa Blanca, Almeria and Gibraltar, among others. Check out the website – maybe you can benefit from being a Cost..." in the Forum Post called Costa Women - A great way for expats to network and socialise!
    Forum Post updated over 2 years ago
  • Costa Women - Networking and socialising for women all over Spain

    Costa Women - Networking and socialising for women all over Spain

    Ladies, have you come across Costa Women in your trawls through the Internet? If not, maybe you should take a look. It’s a free online social and business community for women living and working in Spain, and those who are preparing to make the move, or even just researching the possibiliti...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • "At the time of writng, £1 Sterling buys you €1.33. It’s the best rate of exchange for around 6 years, and it’s the rate you’ll get if you take your money into one of the many currency exchange offices in Spain. However, it’s not necessarily the rate you will get at banks, ..." in the Forum Post called Don't change Sterling to Euros in the UK!
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago