Blogs

Sir Alec Guinness in Spain

The TV film Monsignor Quixote was Alec Guinness’s last Spanish movie, and the only one in fact about Spain. Monsignor Quixote is a novel by...

Make a wish, whether it’s to see the penguins in Antarctica or climb Everest, keep your dreams alive

I NEVER thought I’d hear myself say ‘I wish I was busier’. When I set up my PR company I worked round the clock; weekends,...

Think before you post: Why Iron Mike Tyson has a point when it come to social media

I DON’T advocate violence in any form but Mike Tyson has a point when he said ‘social media made you all way too comfortable...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

To all fellow retired ex-pats. Eat drink and be merry. Enjoy life in this beautiful country we now call home, the last leg of...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

When I was young, 'online' meant pegging your washing out to dry. Never thought that one day this innocent household word would signify the demise...

Movies Made in Spain Quiz

If like me you like history and the cinema, and you love Spain, you might like to try this little quiz. To check if your...

Dead Famous in Silver Screen Spain

Spain is truly the European Hollywood, with over 900 English language films shot here over the years, many of them epics such as Doctor...

SUN LAWYERS on why the dream of owning a Spanish property in 2021 is very much alive

BRITISH people with their hearts set on buying a Spanish home shouldn’t let coronavirus or Brexit shatter their dreams. Market conditions, technology and innovation continue...

Give us back our freedom without the hefty price tag, says Terenia in Mallorca

IT’S a great feeling to be slowly coming out of lockdown and let’s hope we don’t go backwards! Finally, there seems to be a...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: The ramblings of an 80-something expat

DO you remember the old joke about the boy who wanted to be a train driver, but couldn't because his eyes were too close...

MONEY MATTERS with CHORUS FINANCIAL on why UK investment values are falling

Money Matters from Chorus Financial answers all your questions on finance, tax, pensions, investments and more here in Spain. This week we received the...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

Are you a digital doer or a real-life print reader? Although the Olive Press alternates weekly publication of my column between actual print and ether-controlled...

POST-BREXIT GOLDEN VISA ADVICE FOR BRITISH PEOPLE AND PROPERTY INVESTORS IN SPAIN

Since the start of 2021, following the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union, Britons who wish to live, work or buy property in...

The age of print!: From the UK to Spain, Terenia reflects on a career in the media

IT’S great that any newspaper is still being printed in our age of the internet and it’s something we should always try to support...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

V-DAY SPECIAL JUST been informed my COVID vaccination will happen tomorrow. Wow! Haven't been so excited since my first sexual experience, handling a set of playing...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Mum’s gone to Ireland!

IN a recent rambling, I reported that life as we know it here in Spain was on the edge of total extinction as we...

SWAN’S CORNER: Are you entitled to claim back an overpayment of Spanish Inheritance Tax?

THREE years ago, the Spanish Supreme Court issued a long-awaited judgment confirming that the Spanish inheritance tax legal framework breached the free movement of...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the ramblings of an 80-something expat in Spain

OVER the centuries, us Brits have maintained our traditional stiff upper lip through a multitude of catastrophic situations. Don’t panic, keep calm, keystone foundation...

AZAHAR PROPERTIES: How to buy your dream Spanish home in the Valencia area with confidence and without actually coming...

THE global pandemic has caused us all to change the way we do business, like the buying and selling of products and services. The property...

DEAR JENNIFER:- Why do I need to get insurance and funeral plans urgently sorted now?

I personally am feeling very upset about Brexit as no lorries seem to be getting here and English supermarkets are getting emptier and emptier. Let...

SUN LAWYERS: Why you need to find the right lawyer to guide you through buying a house in Spain

BUYING a property is one of the biggest decisions most of us will make. Making a purchase in Spain has extra complications like a...

SWAN’S CORNER:- The Pitfalls of Buying Spanish Rustic Property

THERE are many property professionals in Spain that do an excellent job airbrushing the considerable risks associated with buying rustic properties. Clearly, planning regulations...

MONEY MATTERS with Chorus Financial on why expats in Spain cannot retain a UK financial adviser

MONEY MATTERS answers all of your questions on finance, tax, pensions, investments and more here in Spain. Chorus Financial 's Tracy Storer, has received this...

SWAN’S CORNER: Legal Pointers on Building Work in Spain’s Valencian Community

So you have found your perfect fixer upper home in the Valencia region and now its time to put your own stamp in it! Here...

Diary of a Councillor (In opposition): Getting a voice

I hadn’t been on the political scene very long before I realised that many, most certainly the majority of International residents in Mijas knew...

Good news and bureaucracy in Mallorca

Luckily Anton (my son) was fine and didn’t have any serious COVID symptoms. He has however developed COVID Toe, seriously it’s a thing, but...

FOLLOW OLIVE PRESS

27,836FansLike
1,374FollowersFollow
148FollowersFollow
15,109FollowersFollow
9,451FollowersFollow
1,590SubscribersSubscribe

LATEST NEWS FROM THE OLIVE PRESS

Spain’s Queen Letizia pays tribute to daughter Princess Leonor with sweet throwback to the past

SHOPPING for a wardrobe which needs to offer options for dizzying public engagements and glitzy galas as well as visits over Zoom and snaps...