Friday, February 26, 2021

The Zen of The Rona: Dealing with the virus involves lots of navel gazing

AS you may or may not be aware, I spent most of last month recovering from what my more streetwise friends refer...

Changing times: Coping with the pandemic in Marbella needs ingenuity

AN old proverb says ‘a wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it’. This...

Just wish it was over – a miserable start to 2021 in Spain

WHEN I flippantly mentioned in my last column that I didn't see many people writing that 2021 would be their year, I...

It’s a New Dawn, it’s a New Day…

NORMALLY when we head into a New Year, my Social Media feeds are full of posts claiming ‘This will be my year’!,...

Justice needed – the problems we face in Spain

By Lisa Burgess GLADSTONE said ‘justice delayed is justice denied’. I say this because I have heard of so...

‘The best of times, the worst of times’: a look forward to 2021 in Spain by expat councillor ...

By Bill Anderson, local councillor in Mijas WHAT a year! Are you an optimist, a pessimist, or a realist?...

All I want for Christmas, ain’t you

YOU may have noticed that we are in December and, as John Lennon famously wrote ‘And so this is Christmas, and what...

Requiem for the Christmas card

I DON’T know about you but I’ve got three solitary Christmas cards to display on my mantelpiece this Christmas. It’s nothing like...

ON THE UP: Why are property prices in Marbella still rising?

WHEN the Covid-19 pandemic first hit, homeowners and property developers braced themselves for a drop in housing values, but in the end...

Spain and Marbella’s underlying property market is inherently solid

TO some, it may seem like we've been here before – a serious economic crisis that halts growth and progress and little...

BREXIT: No news is bad news

By Anne Hernandez THIS past week, apart from the excitement of a vaccine becoming available for use in the...

Christmas comes early in Spain

TINY turkeys, trimmed-down Xmas puds, Rule of Six-sized boxes of crackers … Mini-mas, as COVID  Christmas 2020 has pessimistically been coined, was...

How much more does Marbella have to take?

A TEENAGER was fatally stabbed on a street that I used to live near. It’s a busy road that divides a popular...

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

Bears do it

THE dental check-up, check. The farmacia for winter meds, check. The Gibraltar shop for Marmite, mint sauce and Coleman’s Mustard Powder, check....

‘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...

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...

Lisa gets the all clear after cancer battle

MY partner, Joffrey Charles, has saved my life. He nagged me incessantly about the small but growing lump under my right armpit...

All that glitters is not gold: take care when buying new build property in Spain

MAGPIE buyers are always tempted by the sheen of new-build properties, but in reality such homes often offer a lot less than...

If you want to remain in Spain legally you’d better get a move on!

After being back in Mallorca I had to pick up where I’d left off with the legal stuff after going back to...

‘L’etat c’est moi’: Giles Brown looks back at the glory days of King Juan Carlos

IT’S been a busy week broadcasting, what with reporting on the rise of coronavirus cases and the shutting down of later night...

DEAR JENNIFER: Do I need to get the new TIE residency card?

Many of you will have heard of the TIE card (Tarjeta de Identidad de extranjero), whilst many of you won't have.

EXPLAINER: What British expats in Spain need to know about the new residencia status

ON Monday July 6, 2020, the Directorate General of Migration and the Policia Nacional issued - upon application - a new residency card and, with it, a new residency status specifically created pursuant to the Withdrawal Agreement (Part Two), published jointly by the EU and the UK on November 14, 2018.

Coronavirus can’t cast a cloud over property values on Spain’s Costa del Sol while world’s rich and famous aspire...

ESTATE agents are eternal optimists, even in the most adverse of circumstances. Ask them for a forecast in the...

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