In today’s interview hotseat is Karen Cecere who now lives in the same province as Spain Buddy, Almería – only about a 45 minute drive from us. If you would like to be featured on Spain Buddy, follow the link underneath the article. Right – over to Karen.
When did you move to Spain, and where from?
We moved to spain in 2007 from Oldham, Manchester
Who came with you?
I came with my Hubby and our then 5 week old son
Where in Spain do you live now?
Huercal Overa in Almeria
What things (apart from loved ones) do you miss from your country of birth?
I dont miss much about the UK, especially not the climate
Do you work? As what?
Yes I am fortunate enough to work for a good company, I am a Commercial Sales person for the Funeral Directors Collyfer, where I also assist in English Funerals when needed
How are you with speaking Spanish?
I had to learn spanish very quickly, having a baby and needing medical assistance, I learnt the majority from my neighbour and then a bar job I got before starting at Collyfer 4 years ago
If you could change one thing about Spain… what would that be?
I like this part of spain very much and wouldnt change anything really, except maybe the lazyness…siempre mañana
What are the best things about living in Spain?
The lifestyle, climate, people, ease of living
What is the predominant nationality of your friends in Spain?
I have a good mix of english and spanish friends, which is important
If you won the Euromilliones – would you still live where you currently are? Why? Why not?
If I won the euromilliones, yes the house I live in now is home and I love it, might buy a few more or travel the world
If a movie was made about your life – who would play you? Why?
sandra bullock…why? dont realy know, shes off her head, a bit like me
If you had to describe yourself as a cocktail… what would you be, and why?
tequilla sunrise….1,2,3…floor…not good at handling cocktails..lol
Right – now is the chance to tell us all about your business/website/blog if you have one (or more of course).
I work for a Funeral Directors in Huercal Overa called Collyfer, we conduct funerals from all sources, ie. big insurance companies that sell you a plan and then do nothing else. I am trying to educate people that you dont need to buy thrugh a third party but you can come direct to us, I sell Insurance for people up to 70 yoa and plans for people over 70, both of which you can take back to the UK should you wish to return.
You can contact me by tel 617 456 335 email. email@example.com or Facebook it costs nothing for a quotation so dont think about it, get all the info first.
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.