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It’s a dog’s life in Spain!

I HAVE always been a cat person. With a lifestyle that is best described as erratic, cats,  with their independent outlook on life have...

SPANISH AUTHOR CARLOS ZAFON: The pen is mightier than the camera…

CARLOS Ruiz Zafon needs no introduction. Arguably the most recognised contemporary writer in Spain, he has an equally successful international reputation.  Translated into over 50...

A safe haven: As inflation rises and interest rates in Spain stay low, investors turn to new build property

HIGH inflation and low interest rates are pushing investors towards the real estate sector, which is once again becoming a safe haven asset. This is...

Most wonderful time of year – the perils of being a freelancer in Spain

THE last few weeks of November are the time of the year that I try and take a pause. It always feels as if this...

ESSENTIALS: What you need to know about getting a mortgage on your property in Spain’s Costa del Sol

In the first of a two part article, Terramediana gives some advice on getting a mortgage on the Costa del Sol

Battle of the Planets

THERE are mix ups and there are mix ups. And then there are the kind of mix ups that leave even yours truly, with...

OPINION: Never Mind the Boris

BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent break to Marbella - or more accurately Benahavis - seems to have divided the Press and public back...

Learn the lessons: Devastating blaze on Costa del Sol is a warning to authorities

WE take it for granted we are surrounded by some of the most stunning nature in Spain. But the recent devastating fires in the Sierra...

COLUMN: September scribblings on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Giles Brown muses on the end of summer, and admits a lost in translation moment. You can take a deep breath now. It’s September and...

Tinder trials: Lisa Burgess takes a look at the perils of online dating

In her latestest column for the Olive Press, Lisa Burgess explores the trials of dating.

OPINION: British demand for property in Spain appears indestructible

WHEN the 2016 referendum produced that famous shock result in favour of Brexit, the fear was that the longstanding love of British buyers for...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: The 80-something ramblings of a British expat in Spain

I have danced with the Grim Reaper many times during my life and have always remained one step ahead. He is still waiting for the...

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

AFTER the first couple of years of spicy married life, we decided we needed something else to occupy some of our free time, so...

Motor mayhem: It’s that time of year on Spain’s Costa del Sol

SUMMER has long been the time of year when driving niceties fly straight out of the near side window. The roads are full normally of...

Dredging up history: Galicia clean-up project could shed light on mysteries of Spanish Armada

The true aftermath of the Spanish Armada has been buried by the sands of time … until now, writes Jack Gaioni

SPANISH BEACH?: You can keep it

SUMMER is here and like the much maligned and misunderstood lemmings of popular folklore most of Spain flocks to the shoreline every summer August is...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: The 80-something ramblings of a British expat in Spain

EVER since I read the Erich von Daniken book, 'Was God an Astronaut?', I have always wondered if aliens really existed, and the recent...

THE LUXURY MARKET IN MARBELLA IS HERE TO STAY

AFTER financial and pandemic crises, one trend is becoming crystal clear: the luxury market is the most resistant and dynamic of all!You might have...

HELP NEEDED!: When talking to lenders the list of documentation can seem endless

IT can be more than a chore to find, negotiate and sign a mortgage in Spain – it can be the single most important...

DEAR JENNIFER: Can you recommend a good travel insurance policy for British expats in Spain?

UNFORTUNATELY due to Brexit, the travel insurance company that we worked extremely well with for over 20 years is no longer able to offer...

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

AFTER my column, 'Spurious Seers', was published last month, several readers jokingly suggested I get in line to become the next horoscope seer. Of course,...

This Sporting Life

ENGLAND may have missed out in the Euro 2020 final, but performances of Gareth Southgate's team have been described as one of the greatest...

ANALYSIS: House prices increased across the world in 2020 but Spain is different, writes real estate agent Adam Neale

Spain was the only property market worldwide where housing prices contracted over the last 12 months, according to a comparative survey of 22 countries...

CHEAPER LOANS: Negative rates mean a stronger property market in Spain

A SUMMARY of Spanish mortgage market data in the first quarter of the year gives an insight into the nation’s housing market. An interesting point...

Basque magic: How Spanish children ended up playing in English teams before ‘foreign players’ became a thing

WAS it a cultural thing? Nature vs.Nurture? Was there something in the water? Their DNA? What follows traces the plight of six Basque adolescents,...

Get thee to a sluttery

‘Hello to Jason Issacs’. If you recognise that greeting then you are most probably a member of The Church of Wittertainment, aka the considerable...

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