Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Loraine Gostling is not the Costa Blanca’s biggest football fan, but does have a soft spot for Jordan Henderson’s...

ALL hail to the men in red shorts!A fitting start to this week's page 30 as I was...

Fascination for Reality TV

If there was ever a case of shutting the stable door after...

Alicante Airport pandemonium was just about worth it for an English bowl of jellied eels, writes Loraine Gostling

Oh well, it was only 55 minutes, so we could browse the Toblerone and smell the latest designer aromas at leisure in Duty Free

Financial specialist Blacktower is continuing to make inroads in Spain, offering excellent advice to expats of all nationalities

BREXIT: Is time running out for expats?DESPITE Britain's imminent departure from the EU, Spain is still an...

Me and My Shadow

Karen Rhodes takes a look at the shadow side

Cruising along the Costa Blanca can be more terrifying than you think, writes Loraine Gostling

I had never been a risk-taker, I was pretty comfortable financially, I liked my job and everything in life was settled and safe, but just a little boring

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 23 – Plots Landing

'And just to summarise, the libro del edificio must be handed over before completion.  Is everyone clear on that?'Several heads...

Loraine in Spain

SO I sat myself down on Sunday evening and started to do my usual pondering on what I should write about in my column...

Helicopter Parents

If I had to confess to something I think I would have to own up to...

Seize the Day

I PONDER a lot. I waste time on musings and wondering about stuff, and try to look at things from different points of view,...

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 22 – Careless Vespa

'I've decided to forego my soul and become an estate agent'My husband, a man used to my vast array...

Schizophrenia, Shamans and Religious delusions

Schizophrenia, shamans and religious delusions

Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder

Every winter as a child I used to wait in eager anticipation for Spring to arrive with...

Sextortion

Some time ago a small group of teenage schoolgirls had done something that we could never have...

The Original LOL

NOW most of you reading this will have been ‘lolling’ for years - firstly, back when it became cool to abbreviate every possible word...

What exactly is PTSD

I asked a friend, ‘what is post traumatic stress disorder?’ She is a fellow therapist and her reply...

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 21 – A Mother Day in Paradise

'Hello Ladies, congratulations on all your auditions, they were all excellent.  You'll be pleased to hear that none of you are actually playing the...

Separated at Birth

I have just finished watching ‘Three Identical Strangers’ on Channel 4. (Spoiler alert). It is a documentary...

When will my grief end

Some cultures offer flowers out to the souls of the departedI was asked this question again last...

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 20 – The Ham that Rocks the Fable

Ten minutes later I gently close the auditorium doors behind me and stroll back out into the afternoon sunshine.  Several expectant faces look...

International Women’s Day

As International Women’s Day approaches on Friday, I find myself reflecting on how far women have come in terms of equality. This...

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 19 – Much Ado About Blogging

I'm sat in front of the silent laptop, fingers hovering expectantly over the keys, willing the phrases I...

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 18 – Where Eagles Scare

"Its 0800 hours, rise and shine soldier, these pots won’t wash themselves!"  I yell into the new recruit's bedroom. 

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 17 – Saving Private Brian

'Boot Camp?  Like in the Military?  I don't even own any boots, only trainers.  Is Brian going too?'

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 16 – Absolutely Fagulous

'Mum, why won't my Xbox work'?  Bellows a familiar voice from behind his bedroom door.'We don't have any...

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 15 – Breaking Bed

'I told you it was too big!  The first time I laid eyes on it I said it wouldn't fit up that...
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