Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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

Collegium Musicum announce three charity concerts

THREE charity concerts will be performed by the renowned choir and orchestra of the Collegium Musicum, who will be joined by the Camerata Singers...

The dark art of ‘chuletas’

The use of a cheat note is quite common in Spain and also has its own word, “chuleta”

Getting ready for the Jerez feria

OP blogger Luke Andrews watches the preparations for the feria in Jerez

Iberian lynxes born at Jerez Zoo

ON Friday, 15 April, Jerez Zoo gained its newest arrivals. The female Iberian Lynx gave birth to three Guinea pig-sized kittens. The mother, Castañuella, remained...

The Great Mosque of Córdoba

OP blogger Luke Andres says 'if you don't visit it, you're mad!'

Don’t panic about Brexit!

OP blogger Luke Andrews says everything will be fine

Spanish stereotypes of the British and British stereotypes of the Spanish

OP blogger Luke Andrews on how we perceive each other

Two days in Sevilla

OP blogger Marianne Hill takes an Easter trip to Sevilla with her family

Adios: What I learnt from living in Spain

In his final Olive Press dispatch, former Chief Reporter Tom Powell remembers the three key lessons living in Spain has taught him
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