Monday, June 25, 2018

US truckers earn more than those in Europe – but at what cost?

Joking about which side of the road people drive on around the world aside, it turns out that driving on European roads is safer...

Brexit: What it may mean to your State Pension

THERE are two pension issues (state pensions rather than occupational pensions) that I come across frequently when talking to people living in the EU...

Paddy MacLachlan’s house building blog – Episode 5

Building this house has completely cleaned me out. Broke. Skint. Potless. It went way over budget and took much longer than planned...

‘Wilful damage’

HAPPY new year to you ALL! It's around a month now since the 8 December edition of the BBC's Question Time from Maidenhead. You can catch...

A ‘word’ of Brexit warning…

The Brexit issue continues to divide and anger, not to mention being riddled with lies, twisted truths, decontextualisations and of course... misinterpretations

Paddy MacLachlan’s house building blog – Episode 4

WHEN you build a house from scratch that's based on your own ideas, you end up with what I suppose you might call your...

Paddy MacLachlan’s house building blog – Episode 3

I really, really hope my neighbours never read this or hear about it, although I don't suppose they will. They speak less English than I speak Spanish

Paddy MacLachlan’s house building blog – Episode 2

Our OP blogger on his search for an architect in Jerez

Paddy MacLachlan’s house building blog – Episode 1

No skeletons in the cupboard for our new OP blogger - just under his house!

Why-Fi ?

OP blogger Malcolm Dick puts the kettle on

The fishy side of Brexit

Our new OP blogger was fascinated to read about the Spanish backlash to Jamie Oliver's take on paella and compares it to Brexit

Why ‘Expat?’

Expatriate is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as ‘A person who lives outside their native country.’ This definition is pretty much the same as immigrant and it is difficult to understand any logical demarcation between the two words

Escape to Extremadura

OP blogger Marianne Hill takes a trip to Orellana de la Sierra, a small town in Extremadura, with her family

UK pensioners living in the EU should be afraid, very afraid… but help is on its way

There are over half a million UK state pensioners living overseas who do not receive an annual increase to their UK state pension

Vintage Valencia

BEFORE we embarked on our vintage voyage I needed one essential item for the walk, a hat. Take note… survival kit for summer in...

Everything to be disentangled, nothing deciphered

I officially attended my first ‘meet up’ this Saturday past. After broadcasting my need for companionship across various social media groups, I received a number of responses.

A lone Scot in streets too hot

Having moved to Spain some two months ago, new Olive Press blogger Lily McNally narrates her expat experience so far

Death of a bullfighter

OP blogger Marianne Hill on the death of bullfighter Victor Barrio yesterday

Camping in Conil

It's the summer holidays! I am a teacher so that might be more exciting for me than it is for you because for me it means two months off of school.

Politicians and businessmen work to restore calm as Brexit looms

OP blogger Luke Andrews gives his own personal view following the UK's Brexit vote

EU: In or Out? From a Spaniard in Britain

On 23 June you and I, your European friend, will decide our future, and we can either carry on complaining and distrusting, or we can hold onto this Union and carry on furthering prosperity

What to expect from a long distance relationship – sort of

OP blogger Luke Andrews (in Spain) on long distance relationships

Stop blaming Europe

OP blogger Claire Thomas gives her personal opinion on the Europe: In or Out vote

A wonderful evening of music

OP blogger Morris Bishop reviews a concert by Collegium Musicum at Iglesia de la Encarnacion in Marbella

How could Brexit affect Spanish ‘Brexpats’?

Jo Chipchase examines the latest state of play…

Spring music concert at Hotel Gran Melia Don Pepe

Morris Bishop reviews the concert in Marbella
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