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Living in Spain

This area is for people living in Spain, moving to Spain, or who have a general interest in Spanish life.

 Elle Draper

How To Save Time & Money On Your Regular Overseas Payments

How To Save Time & Money On Your Regular Overseas Payments

Whether you’re enjoying the sunny skies of Spain on a permanent basis or have a holiday home in the nation, you’ve probably found that using a bank to manage your regular overseas payments can be quite costly and time consuming.

 British Embassy Press Releases

No excuses for benefit fraud

A Briton who lived in Mazarrón, in southwest Spain, and claimed that being penniless and homeless had left him no choice but to make a fraudulent claim for benefit has been handed two suspended prison sentences and ordered to repay in full the wrongfully claimed cash.

 Elle Draper

Dietmar Roth – adopted son of Vélez-Blanco

Dietmar Roth – adopted son of Vélez-Blanco

When we first moved to Vélez-Blanco, Almería, we were welcomed with open arms by the community. One of the first people to welcome us was Dietmar Roth, the deputy mayor of the town.

 Interview Corner

Interview: Louise Metherell

Interview: Louise Metherell

Louise Metherell has been a friend of Spain Buddy’s Elle for many years. She has enjoyed many a lovely evening with Louise at a particular bar in Southsea, Portsmouth, supping wine or cocktails while putting the world to rights.

 Elle Draper

A New Life in the Sun – Series two

A New Life in the Sun – Series two

We ran an article about a New Life in the Sun when series one was screened earlier this year. We thoroughly enjoyed it, so were thrilled to see series two start this week.

 Matthew Hirtes

Moving to Spain | Moving to Vélez-Málaga

Moving to Spain | Moving to Vélez-Málaga

Matthew’s article this week concentrates on moving to Vélez-Málaga.

 Elle Draper

Reasons the time is now to invest in Barcelona real estate

Reasons the time is now to invest in Barcelona real estate

Investors are flocking to the Barcelona property market with increasing fervor. The city has rebounded from the 2008 global financial crisis, and its property market now boasts a wealth of favorable investment conditions.

 Interview Corner

Interview – Lynn Cobb

Interview – Lynn Cobb

It is with pleasure that we bring Lynn Cobb to you today. Elle has been chatting to Lynn online for almost a decade and recently engaged her teaching services via Skype to bring her Spanish to a reasonable level rather than waffling nonsense. Anyway – over to Lynn. PS: If you’d like to be featured, […]