Friday, November 15, 2019

With Javea Connect Facebook members getting nasty over a new restaurant, Loraine Gostling turns to John Bercow for advice

So, what has been going on these last weeks with the happy ‘connectors’ on my Facebook group? What makes...

DEAR JENNIFER: Insurance claims hit whopping 59,000 with 332 assessors mobilised after September gota fría, writes Jennifer Cunningham

This week I received an updated report from Spain’s Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS) with fascinating information after last month’s devastating...

Despite a family visit to the UK, Javea Connect’s Loraine Gostling is still stuck in her Facebook group complaint...

This week I am meandering from that green and pleasant land we know as the United (although now rather Untied) Kingdom. 

A carousel pony savagely beaten begins his rehabilitation at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, writes Susan Weeding

Well, here we have the next instalment from the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales! Last week we...

Loraine Gostling’s hysterical histories on how ‘Chris’ Columbus thought he found Japan as Spain celebrates Dia de la Hispanidad

GREETINGS! And for those who have managed to pick up a copy of this week’s edition hot off the press, Happy Columbus...

As farmers as far as Germany chip in to save the rescue centre from famine, life begins again in...

AS always, it’s been another roller-coaster week here at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. Amazingly, we’ve caused quite...

The rescue centre may be home and dry, but there’s a bigger crisis on the horizon, writes Susan Weeding

The next instalment of Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, and what a story we have!  I’m sure all of...

Loraine Gostling’s weather-won advice on how to prepare for a gota fría

My ponderings over the last week or so obviously took me to floods and the impact of the extreme weather we both...

After surprise births and tragic deaths, peacocks are now firm favourites at the Easy Care Horse Rescue Centre, writes...

WHEN Rod and I started the Easy Care Horse Rescue Centre in Rojales 11 years ago, we assumed we would simply be...

Adjustment Disorder

Adjusting to a new culture and the challenges it can bring up

Arguing with social media idiots just isn’t worth your time, writes columnist Loraine Gostling

HI again Costa Blancans, and welcome to yet another one of my meanders about what’s forefront of my mind when I sit...

The mighty power of Facebook groups is harnessed by Loraine Gostling in the hunt for her missing pooch

My pondering journeys over the last week have taken me to many places. Much of my inspiration for...

Mental health Awareness for Children

This blog is not intended to try and force a conversation on children about mental health, and...

Loraine Gostling explores our obsession with talking about the weather

NO, I am not going to talk about the weather… And with that opening statement, just how many of...

Are you an Ambivert?

Whenever I meet a friend of mine I am always struck by how quiet and unassuming she...

Loraine Gostling tells the epic history behind Spain’s Moros y Cristianos festival, all from a crumbling laptop

OK so.. I have poured 5kg of crushed ice in a waterproof cooler bag and placed it strategically between my knees and...

The Mind Body Connection

It has long been believed by mental health professionals that there is a strong link between poor...

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...
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