Friday, December 14, 2018

5 Christmas presents your family won’t forget

Forget Black Friday - Belinda Beckett has the pressie shopping in the bag

Guests got more than they bargained for at Gibraltar’s Fawlty Towers dinner

As a Fawlty Towers dinner event comes to the Rock, Giles Brown recalls other not-so savoury meals

EXCLUSIVE : the Olive Press has Breakfast with Berkoff

Giles Brown meets his theatre hero and comes over all starstruck

When it rains…

It’s been another quiet week for our man in Marbella

Sunrise on the Rock

Belinda Beckett looks forward to meeting her favourite breakfast TV presenter in the flesh

What registering as a resident in Spain means for your taxes

ISSUES surrounding residency and taxation are important to any overseas buyer purchasing a property in Spain.   Ultimately you want to avoid dreaded Double Taxation...

Take heed of this eye care advice for World Sight Day

WORLD Sight Day (WSD) will be celebrated this Thursday October 11 to focus global attention on blindness and visual impairment. To support this important...

Why you shouldn’t write off Algeciras just yet

If Lonely Planet authors had been passing through during Algeciras Entremares earlier this month, they’d be in a flurry to update

We’ve survived another mad Marbella summer

CONGRATULATIONS! You survived another summer season on the Coast. While it seemed to be a little less frenzied and frantic than previous summers, there...

Gibraltar’s changing street names leave the common tourist scratching their head

It’s not a big place to get lost in but things can take a complicated turn in a bilingual territory where most streets have two names

Five books based in or near Spain’s Andalucia that are a MUST read this summer

Grab a garden chair and dive into some ‘non-escapist’ literature set in exotic locations down the road   A Vineyard in Andalucia (2017), Maria Duenas Setting:...

AUGUST ANGST: Summer in southern Spain presents some interesting challenges

Well, summer has finally arrived. By the time you have this article in your hot little hands – quite literally  - it’ll be the...

Mortgage approval numbers are soaring in Spain as property market continues its recovery

MORTGAGE approval numbers are soaring. The latest figures show that this April alone there was a 34% increase in mortgage approvals in Spain, while the...

There’s lots to consider when making the switch to contact lenses

CONTACT lenses are perfect for a summer packed full of fun and sport. So, I have put together a few questions and answers to...

TOUR DE FARCE: Last Monday was my final straw with the cyclists

GRANTED most Monday mornings can prove to be the last straw, especially when I am running late, again, for my radio show and only...

Summer heat and an Ibiza-style property are the hot topics with Amanda Butler

IT’S amazing what a month can do, 30-35 degrees and still rising! Unusually there are similar temperatures in the UK, if not higher. Looking through all...

Property market in Spain still a safe bet

House prices are rising in double digits

My sexy choice of hubby

Food columnist Lisa Burgess of Joffrey’s La Cala on why chefs, and not politicians, are top of the pile for desirable lovers

Football Crazy!

World Cup fever is here and there’s nothing you can do about it

New squatting rules in Spain drastically speed up the eviction process

THE Senate has approved specific measures against illegal occupiers of private property. Under the new bill, squatters will be served with an eviction notice...

Are Spanish valuations worth the paper they are written on?

IT is often said something is worth only what someone is willing to pay for it. This is true but in order for a...

Give war a chance – a Spanish village at war with France

How a 100-year ‘war’ between an Andalucian village and France forged lifelong friendships

Oh, Ambassador… you are spoiling us!

The Madrid event was certainly one to remember...

Why you’ll always need a mortgage broker in Spain’s booming property market

SPAIN’S property market is the healthiest it’s been for years. And the facts don’t lie, sales in the first quarter of this year were...
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