Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business - 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, their three bouncing dogs, good food, and dry white wine - although not necessarily in that order. More about Elle - HERE | Got a news story to share? Click HERE | Want to write for Spain Buddy? Click HERE | Interested in our low cost advertising? Click HERE


  1. Lindsay Quigley
    March 5, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    Hi Alan and Elle, I was looking at Lisa’s book “Guide to NIE + Residence in Spàn”, the link does not appear to be working. Can you tell me if it is available in some other way. We were thinking that if I get an NIE sorted while we are in Cádiz in July it will make it easier when we get to buying which we hope won’t be too far in the future.


  2. Elle Draper
    March 5, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

    Hi Lindsay and thank you for flagging up that Lisa’s link is broken. I have dropped her a message via Facebook to get some contact details so you can chat to her direct. Good luck with everything!
    Elle xx

  3. Lindsay Quigley
    March 5, 2014 @ 3:58 pm

    Thank you Elle. I have a friend who will help me in Cádiz but it would be great to know what exactly I need to carry with me and if I can have the forms completed before hand it will make it all easier.

    Lindsay xx

  4. Elle Draper
    March 5, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

    You’re welcome. It’s a great little book and just gives you the extra tools and confidence to get on with it really. x

  5. Elle Draper
    March 7, 2014 @ 10:46 am

    Hi again Lindsay. Here you – here’s Lisa’s new link. I see the book has gone up in price, but is still excellent value and she does keep it all bang up to date. Good luck!
    Elle xx

  6. Lindsay Quigley
    March 7, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

    Terrific Elle. Will get a copy of this downloaded. 9.99€ is a whole load better than what some of the agencies are charging to ‘assist’. I will get everything I need organised before we fly out to Cadiz at the end of June.

    Lindsay xx

  7. Elle Draper
    March 7, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

    You’re welcome! Hope all goes well xx

  8. Chris Tupper
    February 21, 2015 @ 5:14 pm

    How do I buy your book ?

  9. Elle Draper
    February 21, 2015 @ 8:03 pm

    Hello Chris. As per the instructions in the post above… click the image and it will take you to a page where you need to follow the steps.

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