Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Raining Renaults: Don’t be alarmed at the largest student rally in Morocco

We’re talking a pandemic of dinky French hatchbacks plastered with sponsorship stickers, travelling along the highways and byways of Spain in a contest to find the shortest route to Marrakesh.

WINTER IS COMING: So you better wrap up or face the cold

It even snowed on the beach in Barcelona and I’m surprised that Carles Puigdemont didn’t blame that as some sort of underhand tactic by Madrid, ‘freezing out’ an independent Catalunya.

Turning 50 isn’t all doom and gloom, especially when you’re in Marbella

Perhaps a more conventional 50-year-old would have celebrated the event with a discreet gathering.

Number One! Why Mallorca really is the best place to live in the world writes Amanda Butler

ACCORDING to official statistics by Tinsa, a leading Spanish valuation and assessment company headquartered in Madrid, the average value of finished housing (new and...

Spanish law change is affecting those living in the Costa del Sol

The criteria for residence for tax purposes varies considerably from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and “residence” can be different for other, non-tax purposes

WHATS THE POINT? Looking back at some of the worst inventions to go public

As the New Year begins, we look back at some of the worst inventions from Microsoft paper clips to the Segway

New Year resolutions: Finding time to maintain personal promises can be a drag

It’s the first month of 2018 and that cracking and dull thudding sound that you hear all around you is the unmistakable noise of people’s New Year resolutions breaking and hitting the ground.

Olive Press property expert Amanda Bulter brings in the New Year

HAVING been in the UK for Christmas and not seen the sun once during the 7 days we were there - just cloud and...

Christmas is time of hyperactive traditions with a little Russel Brand thrown in

It really is a case of pouring an extra strong cup of coffee, lining up a selection of Christmas classics and sitting back and enjoying the show.

From kitchen nightmares to arguments, every Christmas is stuffed with drama

A tipsy game of Twister has been abolished after a glass was kicked over, and a few of the 'bigger kids' are engaged in loud, drunken debates on politics, religion, racism and the economy.

Finding the great escape, writes Amanda Butler

  Not much to report on the property front this week as we head into Christmas, apart from receiving a visit from a well known...

‘Tis the season for reflection, writes property expert Amanda Butler

AS has long been predicted, the property market in Mallorca appears to be following the dynamics of other premium locations across the globe including...

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Mallorca can make you fall back in love with December, writes Lesley Keith

CAN you believe we are in December, seriously, where does the time go? It seems like it was only a few days ago I...

Beware Marbella, Estepona is the new hotspot on the Costa del Sol

FOR decades Estepona lived in the shadow of its rich, glamorous neighbour Marbella, but now things are changing. Marbella is still very much in...

Sleep tight and have a good night with a new bed

At the THE BED WAREHOUSE S.L, we have 36 years of experience in providing customers with supreme quality beds, sofas and solid oak furniture.   Having previously...

What a year 2017 has been full to the brim of ups and downs

On this day last year, all of my worldly possessions were floating under a metre and a half of water in my mother's basement when the floods hit the coast and I penned my first column for the Olive Press.

Top tips to help relieve IBS pain

IRRITABLE bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, relapsing and often life-long condition which affects over four million people in the UK. Whilst not technically...

How to get a sparkling smile

WE like to think of tooth whitening as a new, modern procedure… but did you know that the in-office bleaching technique was popular in...

CHRISTMAS WISH: Support the ONCE fundraising campaign at Specsavers Opticas

If they reach their goal, they will be able to fund 400 hours for interpreters to be the eyes, ears and voice of vulnerable deaf and blind people in Spain.  

The Christmas season is the time to pat ourselves on the back

If you are an autonomo, you will also know that is the time that you have to get in any monies owed before Christmas.

Paying homage to Spain’s ultimate Mo Bro

Dali styled it on the moustache of Velazquez, one of the artists he most admired ... and went on growing it. At its max it measured 25 centimetres and reached up to his eyebrows.

Tips on how to embrace your mid-life crisis in Spain

Perhaps it is the fact that, when I’m running down the Spanish Top Ten on my breakfast show, I can recognize only about three of the artists – and wonder where the vowels went with the rest of them (The Weeknd, SZA etc.).

BEWARE: What expats need to know about investment funds in Spain

THE collapse of Continental Wealth Management, an Alicante-based advisory firm, has left tens - possibly hundreds - of investors worried sick.   CWM was not...

Estepona is beginning to rival Marbella in the property stakes

A RECENT article on the Costa del Sol's property market, on Mark Stücklin's Spanish Property Insight website, caught my attention because it stated that...

ME TOO: We must speak out on sexual assault

I HAD decided not to write about the #MeToo movement that spread virally this October, as it seemed that every female columnist around the...
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