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Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business - Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper. Born a "Norverner", she then spent most of her life "Dann Saff" before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle's loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine - although not necessarily in that order.


  1. Maureen Hanratty
    January 31, 2016 @ 11:16 am

    Tell him you can get Haloumi from Clare at Girasol, health food shop, Calle Malaga in Albox. And welcome ?


    • Elle Draper
      January 31, 2016 @ 11:21 am

      Great – cheers Maureen! x


  2. Serbian-Canadian of Macau (kinda)
    January 31, 2016 @ 1:54 pm

    I am Serbian-Canadian with several postgraduate degrees, work for several embassies and universities, experience of working for years in China and a published author of several books.

    And even though I like Portugal more, I would gladly settle in Spain. I got a job offer to teach at a high school last year. The Spanish Embassy requested from me a document impossible to get: a police report from Serbia, Canada AND CHINA (because I lived there for more than 6 months in the last 10 years) ALL APOSTILLED.

    Now, China is not even a signatory on the treaty of apostilles and neither Serbia nor Canada can apostille a document from a third country. But Spanish Embassy would not barge.

    Meanwhile strrippers from — say — Latvia and even non-EU Norway can settle in Spain without any problem.


    • Elle Draper
      January 31, 2016 @ 4:19 pm

      We can’t advise but can appreciate your frustrations.

      We hope eventually end up where you want to be.


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