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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

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  • Blogging on Spain: More great expat blogs

    Here are some more great blogs on Spain. Again, these blogs are entertaining and informative. These bloggers take you there, they don’t just rehash the stuff they pick up on Google. They’ve been there, done it, and got several of the t-shirts, so you know that what you’re reading comes straight f...

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    Blog Post created over 2 years ago
  • Writers On Spain: Lucinda E. Clarke and the Africa Connection

    Writers On Spain: Lucinda E. Clarke and the Africa Connection

    Writers end up in Spain, and even write about Spain, but sometimes they take a circuitous route to get here. Lucinda E. Clarke is one such writer. Born in Dublin, Ireland, and trained as a teacher in Liverpool, Lucinda tried life as a crofter in Scotland before moving to Tanzania, Botswana and Li...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • Easy Jet is so much easier than Ryanair!

    Recently I travelled to the UK to meet my brand new grandson. Usually I drive through France and Spain, but it’s getting to the stage when snow on the Pyrenees is pretty much guaranteed, and I don’t fancy that. So, for the first time in four years, I travelled by plane. Normally, I us...

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    Blog Post created over 2 years ago
  • "I know Ryanair have lightened up a bit on their restrictions now, and will allow ladies to carry a handbag as well as their carry on luggage, but when I flew across to meet my new grandson last week, I opted to go with Easy Jet. The baggage allowance was cheaper, and they don’t weigh carry ..." in the Forum Post called Easy Jet versus Ryanair - Easy Jet gets my vote!
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago
  • "Might sound a silly question, but in a poll, 76% of respondents say they would rather holiday in Uganda than Spain. Some of the comments are interesting, but for me there’s no contest. Spain comes out on top every time for me. What do you think – and why? Here’s the poll, if you..." in the Forum Post called So, would you rather holiday in Spain or Uganda?
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago
  • Blogging On Spain -More great expat blogs to bookmark

    Have I got some great Bloggers on Spain for you this month! It never fails to surprise me just how varied Writing On Spain is. You can pick up information on just about anything, and it really is a pleasure to read the latest crop of bloggers. So, settle down for another good read, and make sure ...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • Writers On Spain: Debs Jenkins – Boy Mad Brummie Goes Native In  La Murta!

    Writers On Spain: Debs Jenkins – Boy Mad Brummie Goes Native In La Murta!

    Born and raised in Birmingham, Debs always wanted to be a writer, but her Career Advisor at school told her to get a proper job. Young Debs was only interested in writing and boys, so she became an electronics engineer after completing her degree at Birmingham University. She basically only did i...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • Can you use Spanish recipes if you don't speak the language? Yes you can!

    Can you use Spanish recipes if you don't speak the language? Yes you can!

    If you’re into Spanish cooking – and I am in a big way – you’ll want to cook using authentic recipes. And this can be a problem if you don’t speak or read Spanish, because many recipes written in English have also been adapted to suit English tastes, so they can’t be described as authentic Spanis...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • "In a writers’ group I belong to on Facebook, we were talking about how both Engish and Spanish people tend to cobble words together, using a mixture of Spanish and English. An obvious example of the is the term ‘El vino collapso,’ taking the Spanish el vino and turning it into S..." in the Forum Post called Any good 'Spanglish' words you want to share?
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago
  • "The Expat Survey 2014 for Spain is now live, with the launch of the Migration and Lifestyle Survey. And for the first time, you can nominate and vote for The Expat Survey Consumer Awards (TESCA). There are various categories, including best expat blog and best newspaper, so if you have a favourit..." in the Forum Post called The Expat Survey 2014 launches consumer awards
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago
  • November 1 - Dia de Todos Los Santos

    November 1 - Dia de Todos Los Santos

    1 November is All Saints Day, and in Spain it’s called Dia deTodos los Santos. Back in the mists of time long forgotten, it was always celebrated in May. Nobody knows why it changed, but tradition has it that it was moved to November to offset some of the paganism associated with Hallowe’en.

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • Blogging On Spain - Even more great expat blogs

    It’s surprising how many different topics and angles the best bloggers can squeeze out of Spain, so open your browser and check out these great reads. This month, we’re looking at blogs with a difference. Meet Sandra Staas, Josh Taylor, Cat Gaa and Ben Curtis and Marina Diez

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    Blog Post created over 2 years ago
  • Blogging on Spain – more of the best of the expat blogs

    Here’s the second in an occasional series of reviews of good expat blogs. While there are many blogs about life in Spain out there, not all blogs are created equal. And there’s a lot of misinformation around. It’s difficult to know who to follow, confronted with so many choices, but here are som...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • The Catalan Independence Question - A very personal take from an Insider Abroad

    The Catalan Independence Question - A very personal take from an Insider Abroad

    Thursday 11 September 2014 was Diada Nacional De Catalunya – or Catalonia’s National Day. This year it was special for several reasons, although of course each Diada is special to Catalans all over the world. It was banned during the Franco dictatorship and only celebrated again after...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • "So no surprises that the Constitutional Court has ruled that the referendum on Catalan independence scheduled for 9 November cannot take place. I don’t even live in Catalonia but I feel that if they want to be independent, then so be it, and a lot of the Spanish people I talk to feel exactl..." in the Forum Post called Should Catalonia be allowed to vote on independence?
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago