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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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  • Writers On Spain: Matthew Hirtes

    Writers On Spain: Matthew Hirtes

    Most Writers On Spain have a story to tell. Some – like Yours Truly – become writers when they move to Spain, because they are inspired by the beauty of Spain, the lifestyle, the food, the people, the duende (the soul of Spain, as embodied in flamenco), or a combination of some or all of these t...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • Books on Spain: Catalonia is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective

    Books on Spain: Catalonia is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective

    This is the first of an occasional series of reviews on books about Spain, and I’m kicking off with Simon Harris’ Catalonia is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective. This book is a combination of Spanish and Catalan history, informed opinion on the Catalonia Question and a deeply personal insight i...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • "It’s a Spanish tradition that you should wear red underwear on Nochevieja (New Year’s Eve) to bring good luck for the coming year. After a particularly bad 2013, I decided to try the custom last year. Did it work? Well, it was a very good year for me professionally as a writer, and on..." in the Forum Post called Did you wear red underwear on New Year's Eve?
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago
  • "From 2015, British pensioners resident in Spain will no longer receive the Winter Fuel Allowance. Iain Duncan Smith says it’s ‘offensive’ thaeny t people should receive it when they live in a warm country. Well, I find it offensive that the payment – which was originally d..." in the Forum Post called British expats in Spain to lose Winter Fuel Allowance
    Forum Post created over 2 years ago
  • Halogen ovens: save on electric as your food cooks to perfection!

    Halogen ovens: save on electric as your food cooks to perfection!

    It takes me a while to cotton on to new technology, so I only recently bought a halogen oven. Still, better late than never, as the saying goes! Since I’ve had it, I’ve been trying out various things, so I decided to cook Christmas dinner in the halogen oven, and keep the regular oven...

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    Blog Post updated over 2 years ago
  • 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