Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Ever get that uneasy feeling that environment might be out to get you?

Certain species have decided to take matters into their own hands

Amanda Butler has a certain property ‘fantasma’ set to arrive and she’s rather excited as Spain’s Mallorca heats up

'Fantasmas' are clients who provide some interesting story with very ‘substantial budgets’, but low and behold, no Google search information!

A financial ‘telescope’ is the best way to plot your course

Saltydog looks at the best ways to steady your ship during stormy financial waters

I love groups… does that make me a groupie?

Eddie the hotel dog questions his motives for being a groupie in his latest column

Port of abuse: When will it be safe to go outside?

Why Banus is on my banned list for summer

Loud and Clear: The Costa del Sol Boar Wars have begun says Giles Brown

British expat Giles Brown is gearing up for the boar wars

Clause for thought

Columnist Antonio Flores on the truth about 'watertight' clauses in Spain

Knowledge is power

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

Scottish Referendum: What next?

With the vote cast, the future’s looking good for the UK economy writes Richard Alexander

Player on the playa

My holidays have arrived… hurray!

BinckBank’s Nik Rainer on the joys and pitfalls of investing in the stock market

Thou shall keep a watchful eye on your neighbour, family and friends. (and I don’t mean with the drone you just bought from Ebay)

Exchange rate alert – interest rates set to rise

Mark Carney has warned an interest rate rise could happen sooner than the market currently expects

The types of driving that can only be found in Marbella

What you call a ‘possible terrorist attack’ we call ‘late Sunday afternoon shenanigans’

KISS investments

Keep it simple, keep it cheap and keep at it

Bribery in communities of owners in Spain

According to consumer organisations, 30% of owners communities’ managers are demanding commissions from contractors and supplier companies

Law and order: Rental agreements on foreclosed properties

Columnist Antonio Flores' advice on renting foreclosed properties

Birthday Blues

Time to reflect for a Marbella forty-something

Mountain high

The most important thing about any ascent is getting an early start

A ‘pud’ with X-mas Factor

Local Master Chef Steven Saunders saves Anthea Turner’s bacon on TV’s Hell’s Kitchen with his finger-licking chocolate recipe

How The glorious Andalucia reunited me with my childhood friend

For the next four years we sailed the tempestuous seas of adolescence together and grew from awkward, quirky, young school girls into young women, although perhaps not quite the ‘lovely young ladies’ my mother had envisioned

TOUR DE FARCE: Last Monday was my final straw with the cyclists

GRANTED most Monday mornings can prove to be the last straw, especially when I am running late, again, for my radio show and only...

How to get lasting power of attorney in Spain

They are legal documents which allow anyone aged 21 or over ('donor') to appoint one or more people (‘donee’) to act on their behalf as proxy decision maker in the event of lost mental capacity

US truckers earn more than those in Europe – but at what cost?

Joking about which side of the road people drive on around the world aside, it turns out that driving on European roads is safer...

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)

What NOT to do at your office Christmas party in Spain

As the work Christmas party season is upon us, Giles Brown looks back at some of his most (unfortunately) memorable bashes
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