Saturday, July 20, 2019

Nothing compares 2 U

Mourning the man who played the soundtrack to my youth

How to make millions from a cat

There are felines out there earning nine figure salaries for their humans

The joys of springtime in Los Barrios

It’s so easy to fall into the elastic waists and trainers scenario in rural Los Barrios (or ‘dress’ flip-flops if you’re going somewhere special)

Here comes the (Facebook) Bride

Apparently jokes are harder to get online

How effective is the legislation against squatters in Spain?

The activities of a squatter are not protected by the law

The leading cause of severe sight loss for over 55s in the western world

Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative retinal eye disease that causes progressive loss of central vision. Smokers double the risk of developing it

Off my trolley!

Men in supermarkets turn Belinda Beckett into a basket case

Why you’ll always need a mortgage broker in Spain’s booming property market

SPAIN’S property market is the healthiest it’s been for years. And the facts don’t lie, sales in the first quarter of this year were...

Finding Columbus in Huelva

Rather fewer would be able to tell you he sailed from Palos de la Frontera, across the estuary from Huelva city, where three perfect replicas of his famous galleons - the Pinta, the Nina and the Santa Maria - bob anachronistically at anchor in a pretty palm-fringed bay

Knowledge is power

Our legal go-to Antonio Flores reveals all you need to know about Spain’s money merchants

What registering as a resident in Spain means for your taxes

ISSUES surrounding residency and taxation are important to any overseas buyer purchasing a property in Spain.   Ultimately you want to avoid dreaded Double Taxation...

Parenting ABC

Educational consultant Stephen Coventry talks about the fundamentals of raising a family

I can’t get no sleep

It’s the hours that I go to sleep and wake up that are bothering me

How healthy is your health insurance?

Danni Worth explores the pitfalls and gives his ‘golden rules’ for ensuring your medical insurance is in tip top condition

Register your Spanish tourist property or else…

Now Andalucia's new holiday rental rules are in force, other regions of Spain suggest it pays to register now rather than risk a fine

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

Shedding clarity on Greece’s troubles

The Greek people have eventually shed some clarity on their country's troubles

Hard facts: The lack of systems and rules in Spain’s property game is ridiculous

In most other northern European countries, all sellers of properties have to provide factually correct information packs

Would you trust an estate agent?

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Take it from me; I'm an estate agent

All fired-up

British School of Marbella headteacher Miss Kirkham tells of big days out

Ask the Optician – Cataracts

Q: What are cataracts? A: There are three main types: • Nuclear cataract – this causes gradual reduction in vision • Cortical cataract – this may give...

It’s the season of confusion…

Giles on Rock'n'Roll, food and drink combos, nude charity calendars and why you shouldn't keep Friskies next to your breakfast cereal

Leading lawyer breaks down the impact Catalunya will have on private business contracts

After two banks have moved their HQ's out of Barcelona leading Spanish lawyer Antonio Flores examines the knock-on effects of the political unrest occurring in Catalunya.

Giles Brown is stuck in ‘festive no man’s land’

Giles Brown CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve made it through to another year, as well as getting through that testing time...

Property bargain or snare in Spain?

Making valuations and the benefits of buying property from banks

Paradise found: My source of wellbeing

In a new, colourful monthly column, Martina Willis describes her transition from a boardroom boss to the owner of an Andalucian wellness spa
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