Monday, November 23, 2020

BREXPATS IN SPAIN: Driving licences, bank accounts and health cards on the agenda

By Anne Hernandez, founder of Brexpats in Spain ANOTHER eventful week for us Brits here in Spain. On Monday,...

Salute to Sir Sean: Connery was central figure to expats on the Costa del Sol

EVERYONE lucky enough to live in Marbella between the 60s and 80s has a Sean Connery story. The Bond...

Trump, COVID restrictions and Brexit – a view from Spain

By Anne Hernandez IT’S certainly been a couple of weeks of twists and turns. First we had the US...

Knight in a Safari Suit: Sir David Attenborough’s soothing voice doesn’t overcome his stark message

HE'S too modest for shining armour but Sir David Attenborough is a true hero of our times writes Belinda Beckett

The Brit who changed the face of Spain’s Torremolinos

By Mike Shapton The generous expat Brit who changed the face of Torremolinos. “Why have I never heard of...

HATS FANTASTIC: Beautiful creations at Palma International hat week

I HAD a little cultural and fun escape when I stepped in to the Palma Hat Week Exhibition at Hotel Saratoga. 

DEAR JENNIFER: Do I really have to get a TIE/Residencia card if I’m still unregistered in Spain?

As I suspected, the demand for TIE/Residencia appointments is increasing very quickly. It is vital that if you have...

I declare Christmas a COVID-Free Zone!

I DECIDED I’m going to avoid the C-word for a while because I’m done with it! Don’t you find that your conversations...

ASK GRANNY: Ways to Enrich Your Grandkids’ Learning during Covid

The Covid 19 Pandemic has trampled through parts of two school years thus far, wreaking havoc on classroom learning and stressing everyone concerned:  parents,...

ASK GRANNY: Looking for a New Interest? Try One of These Magazines

We live in challenging times. Our entire globe is living through a pandemic and our lives have been changed. Are you looking for a...

DIARY OF A COUNCILLOR: Interesting times for Mijas’s first foreign elected representative

By Bill Anderson ON July 5, 2019, I became the first foreigner to hold the post of Town Councillor...

‘Making do with tech as old as me’ – Giles takes a tip from the Wombles for his off-grid...

IF the last couple months of what we can euphemistically refer to as ‘This, that and the other’ have taught me one...

Esquerra De L’Eixample in Barcelona voted coolest neighbourhood in the world

THE Barcelona neighbourhood secured the top spot thanks to the  'incredible community spirit'  A neighbourhood in Barcelona has been...

The honeymoon period is over as we settle into life in Spain

MOVING to another country was always going to be a challenge. It’s not just relocating your life, but having to start from...

DEAR JENNIFER: What extras can I get on a home insurance policy?

I often get inquiries about extending home insurance policies and I have to say that Liberty Seguros have the best on the...

UK and Spanish attitude to testing – it certainly is!

THERE are two distinct camps of people - those who will or won’t risk travelling abroad, but I think it should be...

ASK GRANNY: Managing Screen Time in the Pandemic

Parents know instinctively that they shouldn’t allow inanimate objects to fill their child’s schedule. Kids need to run and play and create. They need...

ASK GRANNY: Outdoor Meals While the Sun Shines

We may be limited in our travel options right now, but nothing says we can’t get out in a natural setting and enjoy a...

Insider tips to the ultimate Ibiza getway

Here are some other great money-saving ideas for doing Ibiza on a budget without missing out on a thing

The best Ibiza restaurants to eat at whatever your budget

Editor Jon Clarke serves up the ultimate insider guide for eating around the island

EYE ON IBIZA: Olive Press Editor Jon Clarke discovers why despite coronavirus, it’s more than all white on the...

WE’RE eating €8 sausage sandwiches with thinly-sliced Toro tomatoes, washed down with ice cold Estrella Damm lagers and...

ASK GRANNY: Finding the Right Tutor for Your Grandchild

One of the most difficult problems for families during this pandemic is the loss to our children and grandchildren of steady, full-time education. Hats...

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Stephen Spielberg was influenced as a student by David Lean, who directed most of ‘Doctor Zhivago’ and a great part of ‘Lawrence...

ASK GRANNY: Add a Little Romance to Your Life

Many of us are finding more time to read during the pandemic. And with libraries closed, we’ve found creative alternate ways to find great...

Give us some credit – and our lives back!

Old women don’t slowly morph in to grannies anymore with tightly permed hair and a bosom you could lose a small child...

ASK GRANNY: Grandparents – Leave Your Legacy with Memory Journals

Do you know your parents’, grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ stories? If you do, you’re blessed with your family’s heritage—you know and understand your own identity....
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